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    1960 Volkswagen Single Cab

    I wasn't really looking for one of these! Always liked them but never actively searched for one. I missed out on a single cab about 10 years ago (at a much cheaper price!) and have regretted procrastinating on that one ever since. Then, a few weeks back I was browsing eBay classic cars and saw this.

    It's a 1960 single cab with semaphores. Originally a PMG (Post Master General) truck from Benalla in northern Victoria. After serving a few different businesses, it spent some time in a paddock with a couple of other Kombis before being rescued 12 years ago by the guy I bought it off. He dragged three of them out of the paddock and probably paid next to nothing for them back then!

    He fixed all of the rust underneath and then it has sat in a shed ever since. That was the appealing bit for me - all of the structural rust has been fixed. It just needs some cosmetic rust fixed and some repairs at the back corners.

    Right now it's in storage until i finish up a dirt bike project I have on the go. Plans are to leave the outside as it is to a point. Fix it up, get it on the road, maybe even with the original engine for now. Then it'll get lowered significantly, some wide steel wheels and a tougher engine. Probably do a nice period style interior.



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    Been sitting like this for over 10 years


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    Rare semaphore option. And some rust holes!


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    Original engine is still with it.


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    Solid original interior. Original paint.


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    Underneath hard work is done!


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    First time on wheels in a long time...


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    Awaiting some love...

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    Mint, love the dragged out of a paddock and dumped on its arse look, keento see this evolve

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    Very cool, looks pretty solid too!

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    Nice. The gates look like they're in pretty reasonable shape as well.

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    Awesome, matte clear then make it go/stop/corner (as best it can).
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    Is this finished yet?

    Look forward to seeing what you do with this.
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    these seem to be the type of car that you would think have all been either restored already or completely disintegrated in a field. It seems amazing to me that they are still popping up.

    looking forward to seeing it come together.

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    I follow a guy on YouTube (mustie.. if forget the rest) that rescues lots of engines. His forte is vw , I can't believe how some seemingly dead ones come back to life

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350stato View Post
    Mint, love the dragged out of a paddock and dumped on its arse look, keento see this evolve
    Yeah I like that look too. At least it can start out that way. Can always restore it properly later.


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    Very cool, looks pretty solid too!
    It is pretty solid. That's the reason I grabbed it. Some of these old buses are so rotten underneath it's not funny.


    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Nice. The gates look like they're in pretty reasonable shape as well.
    Yeah the side gates are reasonable but the back one looks like it's been run over! Might be savable, dunno yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    Awesome, matte clear then make it go/stop/corner (as best it can).
    Not sure if I will throw clear over it. Have to think about that...


    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    these seem to be the type of car that you would think have all been either restored already or completely disintegrated in a field. It seems amazing to me that they are still popping up.

    looking forward to seeing it come together.
    They sold loads of them I guess? But I agree, it's amazing the places they pop up.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    I follow a guy on YouTube (mustie.. if forget the rest) that rescues lots of engines. His forte is vw , I can't believe how some seemingly dead ones come back to life
    I know! They are dead simple so they dont take much to bring to life. Was watching a YouTube vid of one the other day that hadn't been going in 40 years. New coil and points and away it went!

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    That was him

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    A lot of like for this

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    Matte/flat clear will stop it degrading further and lock in the current coolness of the paint without looking like it's been fucked with too much (you wouldn't gloss clear it for sure!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    I follow a guy on YouTube (mustie.. if forget the rest) that rescues lots of engines. His forte is vw , I can't believe how some seemingly dead ones come back to life

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    That is so cool.

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    yep split screens are +1 from me

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    What does the faded sign writing on the nose say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spammy View Post
    what does the faded sign writing on the nose say?
    farm fencing

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    do you have semaphores for it?

    i hope you're planning on putting the factory fitted wedge under the accelerator pedal - i can't imagine a 40hp being any worse

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    Unfortunately the original semaphores are gone. You can buy repros but ill look out for some originals. Also gotta think about the switch from 6v to 12v - the originals wouldn't be any good at 12v...

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    Very cool project. I have no practical use for a split screen Kombi of any sorts, but I've always wanted one for some reason. Dreams of travelling around the coast of Australia, living out of the Kombi on some sort of endless Summer tour
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    The repro semaphore in 12V is a no-brainer for me, if you could even find a pair of original ones you'd be paying outrageous money for them, and all the headfuck of trying to get 6V working in 12V...
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    Fucking glorious... I vote bringing it back to full PMG spec

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    they just get faster/better/brighter at 12v
    i've got a few original sets if you want to buy one

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    Thats rad

    They can put 3 litre 911 donks in these can't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CXTdreamer View Post
    Thats rad

    They can put 3 litre 911 donks in these can't they?
    With a bit of work, it's far from a bolt in job. You're better off building a stout type 1, aka Beetle, engine. Even using topshelf aftermarket bits it would be a hell of a lot cheaper than a Porsche engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCR View Post
    Very cool project. I have no practical use for a split screen Kombi of any sorts, but I've always wanted one for some reason. Dreams of travelling around the coast of Australia, living out of the Kombi on some sort of endless Summer tour
    and banging surfer chicks in the back .

    hang on , that's my dream..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    The repro semaphore in 12V is a no-brainer for me, if you could even find a pair of original ones you'd be paying outrageous money for them, and all the headfuck of trying to get 6V working in 12V...
    I think that's what I'll do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nitephyre View Post
    Fucking glorious... I vote bringing it back to full PMG spec
    At some stage that's what might happen. For now though, i'll tidy up the front where the non original indicators have been removed, bang out a few dents and that'll be it for the body.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    they just get faster/better/brighter at 12v
    i've got a few original sets if you want to buy one
    I'd be worried I'd burn the car down! If they'll run ok with 12v through them then I might be interested in buying a set from you...


    Quote Originally Posted by CXTdreamer View Post
    Thats rad

    They can put 3 litre 911 donks in these can't they?
    Probably can but $$$


    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    With a bit of work, it's far from a bolt in job. You're better off building a stout type 1, aka Beetle, engine. Even using topshelf aftermarket bits it would be a hell of a lot cheaper than a Porsche engine.
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