Well the little bus You saw yesterday drove me to my friend Chiaki of MyBows fame, and after talking VW parts for a couple of hours Chiaki invited me for a typical Japanese lunch … in his shop…. wonderful!
Chiaki, his right hand Michael and yours truly….
We had a great day! and we learned a lot… after (late) lunch Chiaki offered to drop me off at Tokyo station with his Camaro.. driving along with a brutal V8 through Tokyo seemed like only fun to me, so I said yes in a blink of the eye…. here we go!
This is downtown Tokyo as far as You can get….
and this… is Tokyo station!
Once inside Tokyo station it was about time to choose the right Bullet train to Shin-Osaka… in japanese this train line call “Shinkansen” can you make it up from the text below??? and will I find my way around in this long tube of people????
all railway roads or on the board….
Order your ticket is on vending machines… and the screens look like this… yes one person please…
Ticket bought go to the trains!! Will this be my train???
Enough signs to compare so double-check… yes, found the train!
Time tables keep on looking funny….almost time to enter…. enter what???
… enter to what seems an endless train…:)
Help!! I’m catched in that “endless” train…:)
Thanks God they let me out…:)
To arrive in Osaka in real bad weather… thanks God my hotel was connected with the railway station, so i didnt’ had to go outside….
A little sashimi is always good!
View from the room on the 16th floor!
Tomorrow awaits me another adventure with a very special visit… I will give all of you a full report off course… so stay tuned!
Jos and Paul knew a Champagne edition was a rare Westfalia to own,, so they bought this rock solid example from BBT and performed a real well and exceptional nice complete restoration
after (obviously! )
job well done guys, congratulations!!!
if you’re fancy for a bus like this, check out what we have for sale on www.virginoutlaws.com
…. you can’t refuse…. we normally do not restore cars, but when your neighbour ask You…. we couldn’t say no….
Last saturday we delivered the finished product… YES we’re still able to perform, and no we don’t get to old…:)
Completely in their company colors, same colors since 1938! Thanks to BBT friend Frank for the signwriting, yes all by hand, no stickers…
pretty cool especially if You see where we started from….
end good…all good, we wish the BBT neighbour good luck and very memorable moments with their new ride! And if you need a new roof, You know who to call now!
Bas and Joost PGSG came in on last Monday after my Saturday call for a “test bus” to fit the 1st sample of our bulkhead, we started right away and by Wednesday we knew the two small details we needed to know before we can start production. The details been already passed on to the tooling company. once these tooling trim is finished we will asap let deliver tooling to stamping plant and hope to ship first fresh produced bulkheads to BBT HQ in October….
.They will be available from somewhere November more than likely, but we will try to speed up!
We take reservations from now on, but plse understand this is the early Bulkhead (the half-moon in the back) past barn door (03/55) and only fit up to VIN nr 971549… if sales will satisfy we will make also the later model bulkhead….
We will try to get some pictures and a movie from the stamping process….
We continue to the next projects, parcel trays, gasflapdoors, side gates for pick ups, cab doors etc etc, many things going through our minds and been in various states on drawing tables to really close for production … stay tuned on BBT blog for all info and know it first….
BBT… nobody can beat our passion!