VW Early Bay Crew Cab Double Pick Up not splitscreen rare rat rod project




….Relisted due to a complete time waster. Well it’s time to admit defeat and realise that with 3 children, a busy work schedule, a house to refurbish and two crew cabs, I simply don’t have time for everything. I was hoping to get it ready for last years show season, then this years, but I probably won’t even make next years. So, I’m putting it up for sale. Hopefully someone can see the potential in the bus and see it through to the end.So, it’s a 1970 VW Early Bay Crew Cab in Velvet Green. Last on the road in 2013 and Imported from Paraguay a couple of years ago and purchased by myself from the importer. It’s registered on the Nova system and all duties etc were paid before I purchased the bus. I’ll try and list out what I can but I’ll probably miss loads. Overall the bus is pretty solid but this is a 47 year old work horse. The doors are all rust free, roof is excellent, window apertures are clean (front windscreen might need some small sections once the seal is removed), rear load bed is good but has had some patches. Drop gates are solid if a little battered. Rear gate needs a repair around the hinge. Cab floor has been patched in the past but is solid. Rear floor looks good. but may need some small repairs. Front panel is solid with the exception of the bottom but this has been cut back to the chassis rails and is ready to weld on (I might get this done as I have the panels). The main chassis rails are solid and rust free. It will need inner and outer sills and jacking points and the odd patch here and there. It all depends on the level of finish you want. I think about a week’s work should see the welding done. I’ve bought most metal with the exception of the outer sills as I wasn’t sure how much to replace.Some of the work completed so far:Porsche 944 front discs mounted on French Slammer dropped spindlesComplete new rear drum brakes – backing plates, internals and CSP Porsche pattern rear drumsPorsche D90 16” alloys with new load rated tyres all round. Porsche spaces on rear.Both drive shafts rebuilt with new CV jointsRear trailing arms removed and rubbers replacedAll brake lines replacedNew master cylinder fitted as well as new push rod and brake light switchNew Adjustable rear springplates with new bushesNew handbrake cablesNew chassis centre cross membersNew chassis heater tubeNew accelerator pedal, hinge and Buttys Bits linkageNew steering damper, steering coupling and steering wheel bushRefurbished steering column with new ignition barrelRecent ball joints, tie rods and drag linkThat’s most of the running gear complete, with the brakes ready to fill with fluid and bleed. What needs doing:Jacking points, inner and outer sills.O/S rear corner and battery tray, bottoms of front arches. Obviously there might be other small patches here and there.Handbrake cable metal conduit needs fitting (tubes supplied)Wiring loom will either need replacing or checking and repairing as the PO had added an array of additional wires by just cutting back the insulation and adding a wire. I’ve removed all the crap and left the main loom.Steering box refurb or rack conversionBrakes bleed and adjustedGeneral re-commission and fittingGearbox checking and fittingSo what’s included in the price:New Autocraft Jacking pointsNew Autocraft inner sills for both sidesNew Lower front panel and inner valanceComplete O/S rear corner cutUsed Engine lidUsed Rear ValanceFull lockset including ignition on one key using genuine VW partsAll missing glass.New window rubbers, Front screen, Rear Window and two crew door fixed windows (All VEWIB quality seals). There are also two good condition used crew cab opening windows. Used Early Bay front bumper with ironsUsed Rear splitscreen bumperGood 2nd hand front lightsNew euro spec rear lightsNew locking petrol capNew accelerator cableNew clutch cable conduit.CA Code gearbox Bedford Rascal / T25 Steering rack conversionFront Drivers seat and passenger bench seat and rear bench seat. Need repairs and recovering.There is no engine with this sale as it is beyond repair.I’ve got over £10k sunk into this so far not including my time!!!Available for viewings anytime. I’m based in County Durham just off the A1 and I can even pick you up / drop you off at the train station for viewings. Buyer to arrange collection within 7 days of auction end. £100 deposit required within 24 hours of auction end. Cash on collection This is the last time I will list it. If it doesn’t sell, it will be put into storage until I have time to restart the project.

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