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here is another angle,this is real ,believe it or not!!wait till you see the finished product!!
 2002-08-23 (37.74k)
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the REAL Money Green! the REAL Money Green!
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well Brendan, hope this is what you were looking for...still "top secret" 53 DeLux all did up even with chromed Hurst bumpers among many other fresh mods. someday soon you will see what i mean...
 2002-08-23 (38.24k)
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09/03/03 pimpin cube (milwaukee, Wi) always keep ya hand in a bitch pocket and keep a hoe broke cuz I been doin it for years church
10/06/02 CLOsTaR even if it's not real it farken rocks :) hahah damn their are some nice piece of arse kombi's on here! :)
very damn nice...is is for sale?...and more importantly are any of these kombis in Aussie?!
keep up the good work everyone love your shit :)...Kombis are the ducks nuts!! :)
whooie! argh hahah
09/02/02 Frank n. Beans I'll pay you to keep him
09/02/02 layla marshall? we kidnapped him. pay us. NOW.
08/24/02 ROBERT YOU GUYS SEEN MARSHALL?
08/24/02 ROBERT YOU GUYS SEEN MARSHALL?
08/24/02 robert QUIT FUCKIN WITH MY BUS BOYS,ANYONE SEEN MY BUDDY MARSHALL
08/23/02 Ed That picture looks very questionable. Almost like it was shot with a very old school camera.
08/23/02 Stocker The "pimp" sure has one ugly ho!
08/23/02 pimp sorry to say folks, but this one is niether in Japan, nor photo shop. this is great America!!freedom of expression i guess...
08/23/02 HP Hahahaha you fuckin bulli boys! aint that the shit? aint it?
08/23/02 Sgt. Jim Duckenheimer Haha, thats a good try, looks like photoshop to this old pro.
08/23/02 Gordon This is what happens when the buses go to Japan. Have you seen what they do to American cars!! Look in the background, tons of projects that they transform I bet. Stop the insanity!!!!

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Thom's Former RHD '54 Deluxe Thom's Former RHD '54 Deluxe
Taylor Nelson
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Front 3/4 shot of Thom's old deluxe...I'm assuming he's going to put windows in someday...
 2002-08-19 (65.25k)
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05/14/03 Rikki James Love it!!
12/23/02 thayervw damn.. I'm 6'6" and I barely fit in a bus. I cant imagine being almost 7' tall and driving that. Good work.
12/23/02   this is the first time ive seen shit piled that high
12/23/02   chad happens to be 7ft tall but that bus is still pretty friggin low!
12/18/02 thayervw I agree. This bus is his style. I happen to like this bus as well.
12/17/02   people have there styles... this is his. he shouldnt die. u should
08/22/02 Brendan OK, now that this has been done, who is gonna top it and with what? How about that '50 Fire Panel in AZ that is for sale or somebody should REALLY go nuts and get their hands on Hornbecker's old '52 Deluxe!
08/20/02   your's won't it's not a raped barndoor.
08/20/02 Sean Anyone doing this to any bus,especially a barndoor, SHOULD die.
08/20/02 Julian Dalton if mine looks as good as this i can die a happy man!
08/20/02   Kinda makes you want to cry.....
08/19/02 Jason Looks like the guy in the photo is taking a whiz.

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Thom's Former RHD '54 Deluxe Thom's Former RHD '54 Deluxe
Taylor Nelson
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Rear shot of Thom's old deluxe...can't miss this guy in a parking lot!
 2002-08-19 (62.3k)
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11/27/02 andy c will the guy who owns this bus please E mail me. cheers
11/26/02   where is your rhd 23 barndoor
11/14/02   it's amazing you can spell so well with just 6 years of high school...
11/14/02 vwbusboy a mexican bought and his philipino freind was helping him cus he had the trailer. so dont talk shit if u dont kno the shit that happened. this color is only temporary. this bus is one of five RIGHT HAND DRIVE 23 window barndoors registered. at least it aint in a feild or something
10/28/02 Scott Hornbuckle Does anyone know a good mechanic for Campers / beetles - I have had some real problems with my current guy ? I bought a lovely 1979 2 litre type 2 dvon moonraker in cream white - superb condition but has has 3 repair panels fitted ready for spraying. He promised me the van would be serviced , some minor work done and resprayed 5 weeks ago - so far he has done nothing ????

I live in the preston area and would be very grateful if someone can recommend a good mechanic.
08/20/02 gene v. didnt japs buy it though? thats what it looked like in the pictures of them picking it up at thommys house. maybe the next owner will be handy with sandpaper
08/19/02 Bob W. ..Well... at least the Bus didn't end up in Japan....

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I must be too used to seeing barndoor deluxe dashboards in sealing wax red...green's a nice alternative.
 2002-08-19 (73.54k)
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08/21/02   I guess he couldnt talk Thom out of that kewl radio......
08/19/02 dan am i the only one craving skittles?

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Taylor Nelson
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Remember that RHD Barndoor Deluxe that Thom sold, like, a year ago or so? Well, it popped up out of the woodwork last weekend at the 8th Annual VW Jam in Campbell, CA sporting a new paint scheme and much less space between it and the ground!
 2002-08-19 (68.51k)
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12/02/03 Paul Sims I kinda like it
10/14/02 vwbusboy this bus is one of 5 registered in the world. this guy made this bus like it should be made, a street rat.
10/09/02 Col. Mustard I believe Mr. Blue did it with Mr. Brown in the conservatory.............
10/09/02 bobo Mr. Brown, Don't fuck with Mr. Blue. And the rest of you jelous haters don't you just wish it was yours? How is lowering a bus ruining it? Are you all so fucking clueless you can't raise a buss back up after it has been lowered? Oh, I forgot you all probably can't do your own work, but don't worry your mechanic can raise it for you if you hit the lotto and could aford to own a kick ass bus like this one.
10/09/02 bob Mr. Brown, Don't fuck with Mr. Blue. And the rest of you jelous haters don't you just wish it was yours? How is lowering a bus ruining it? Are you all so fucking clueless you can't raise a buss back up after it has been lowered? Oh, I forgot you all probably can't do your own work, but don't worry your mechanic can raise it for you if you hit the lotto and could aford to own a kick ass bus like this one.
10/09/02 bob Mr. Brown, Don't fuck with Mr. Blue. And the rest of you jelous haters don't you just wish it was yours? How is lowering a bus ruining it? Are you all so fucking clueless you can't raise a buss back up after it has been lowered? Oh, I forgot you all probably can't do your own work, but don't worry your mechanic can raise it for you if you hit the lotto and could aford to own a kick ass bus like this one.
09/23/02 Mr Brown Why do Im have to be Mr Brown, thats like being Mr shit.
09/22/02 rusty bondo im with mister "blue" i think the guy who scrapes so much $$ together to buy a car that is in peices should be able to get it on the road any way he wants. at least its on the road and not in some field or barn, or even worse, a museum.
keep on preserving that presious metal, and drag 'em if you got 'em!
09/20/02 john I cannot believe what happened to this bus. How many of these busses are still around? You don't do this to thius rare of a bus. I do like customs but you don't do this to a RHD Barndoor samba. Fucking idiot
09/19/02 mr.blue this guy spent a whole crap load of hard earned cash just getting this bus- it wasnt given to him. if he wants to put a wing and some big japanese letters on it, he can. im sure he is just as worried about the bus as all you vintage freaks are- and more so cause hes the one financing it! personally im fuckin sick of seeing ceilling wax and chest nut deluxes. who wants to see a car show full of carbon copies?
09/18/02 macpherson strutin' you people are stupid, its not your bus so who cares? too rare of a car to pimp out damp? thats stupid, your grandad was stupid, as far as people not liking the color, its not your car, you guys are jealous driving in your bay window campers just wishing to get a chance to own one these
09/17/02 Spengdog Champagne, caviar, and a large-breasted Scandinavian nympho-slave!
09/16/02 GOD I KNOW I CREATED MAN IN MY IMAGE, BUT WHAT THE HELL WAS I ON WHEN I CREATED THE BRITISH?
09/16/02 Jules We say sectioned. you say commited. We say Tomato you say Tomaytoe. yuo say you won the war, we say you did'nt, gerrit squire.
09/15/02 GOD JULES, GOD KNOWS YOUR LYING........AND WHAT THE HELL IS SECTIONED ANYWAY?
09/14/02 jules get a life,if your GOD, I've got 50 RHD 54 Deluxes
unused stashed in my back shed! When were you sectioned by the way?
09/13/02 GOD THIS FRANK ZAPPA MUST DIE...........DUMB AM I!!
WE'LL SEE WHO'S DUMB!!
09/13/02 jules Hey guys. slagging each other off. We are still a minority remember. We are all dumb F**Ks to the majority. for bothering with these vintage vehicles AT ALL. as Zappa said ' If God is dumb, then we must be dumb'
09/13/02 Spengdog Can people 'get rich' from VW's? I only ever seem to get poorer! - In the financial sense of course!
09/12/02 Sid Vicious "If every VW was stock, there wouldnt be much of a following" you say? Thats my dream. Like it used to be, when people wouldn't sell shit to the japs, and every swap meet wasn't a get rich scheme.
09/12/02 Spoony-Luv Everyone needs to calm down. This bus has yet to be painted, it was sprayed with some OSH paint to at least make it look half-way decent. Either way, it ain't your's so quit whinning! Some like custom, some like stock...if every VW was stock then there wouldn't be much of a following...Like the former owner stated, the bus is not 100% original, so might as well mod it...
09/09/02 Bob W. Gotta hand it to you Thom.I wish that I had your perserverance and skill to get something like that back to 60% 'new metal'.
I have a feeling that since it was such an old Bus that maybe the greed of some of our fellow 'hobbyists' forced you to abandon the project.I know that sometimes you have to deal with some pretty smug game players to obtain rare parts.You still need a boatload of cash to pay these individuals in spite of that sort of B.S. Hope that I'm mistaken,but I've seen too much of that crap happening with this hobby in recent years.Good luck with your future projects and congratulations on exhuming the '54 back from the dead.It's a shame you weren't able to see it through to competion.I'm sure the results would've been more pleasing to the eye if you had.
Maybe the guy who bought the Bus from you should think about taking a course in asthestetics or something like that...:0)
08/23/02 Eddie Cochran Thom!! I remember when you used to shovel the shit towards the "80's cal-look barndoor", as a matter of fact you put it in your hall of shame. Now you are saying that this bus is "OK", and you respect the work put into it? Wheres the difference?
08/22/02 superbeetle Thom, you did one heck of an excellent restoration to this bus and saved it from it's previous state of condition, and this guy who bought it from you did well by getting it customized to his personal liking. I think it is great!! Another barndoor/bus saved and thats all that really matters!! Good job to both of ya's!
08/21/02 Thom As you may know, I'm the former owner of this bus. You can see what it looked like when I got it elsewhere on this site.
I have mixed feelings about the way it's turned out. On one hand, I put a lot of time and money into what 95% of the people would have thought was an unsavable bus. I had a vision for this car, but time and money constraints were keeping me from fulfilling that vision.
OTOH, the bus was ~60% new metal when I sold it - all new frame, cargo doors, floors, sides, etc. Sheetmetal-wise, it was very far from original. From that perspective, it's not as much of desecration in my mind to customize it - in a way it was already "customized" with repro panels.
I know this guy has sunk a lot of green (no pun intended) into this bus to take it from where I had it to something he can drive to a show, and although he stood on my shoulders doing it, I still gotta respect the fact that he *did* it.
08/21/02 Taylor Nelson Man, I never thought this'd generate so much talk! So long as this doesn't get all smashed up, I can handle it being dropped and skittle-painted.
08/21/02 tim that bus is hella cool and i think it should be kept the way it is you do not see many barndoors slammed like that GOOD WORK
08/21/02 Jacob M Relax!
08/21/02 gene v. Main Entry: sick
Pronunciation: 'sik1 a (1) : affected with disease or ill health : spiritually or morally unsound or corrupt, having a strong distaste from surfeit,filled with disgust or chagrin
i agree with you,this "car" is very sick.
08/21/02 westyfreak that has to be the sickest bus i have ever seen! not only is it super rare, but its slammed AND has safaris! if it werent for the ROAD RELICS, these old cars would be rotting away in a field somewhere, or worse yet, STOCK!! congratulations on preserving some precious metal!
08/21/02 lind Everybody has their own tastes. If the owner of this bus likes it like this, then that is their right. I would much rather see a bus that has had major repairs like this one get customized than one that is a clean original.
08/20/02 damp There are some cars that are too rare to pimp out julian. How many RHD barndoors deluxes do you know of?
I have no problems with customs as long as you know when to stop (as my Grandad explained to me when discussing the ladies).
08/20/02 Sean Plenty of people "with paint guns" keep these rolling without turning them into circa '88 Toyota mini-truck.
08/20/02 Julian Dalton You lot want to think. if it was not for the fact that the whole beetle/bus generation did not lend itself to conversions, there would be no V-dub scene. maybe just a few of these stuck in vintage car museums. People with the spray gun keep these baies rollin whatever you think of the colour
08/20/02   At least it aint yeller
08/20/02 ED UGH!! May as well slap a bay window in it and call it a 78'. What is up with that??
08/19/02 the devil that better just be primer, if not someone will burn in hell for that
08/19/02 terry DAMNED!!!!
How can you sleep at night........Knowing what you did?
08/19/02 Al What is it with people painting nice old busses with the ugliest colors imaginable?? Looks like that freak just wants attention?
08/19/02 Another Dan Is this on real wheels or did he drop it on a roller skate? If only car designers would stop filling the wheel arches, modern cars wouldn't look so silly.
08/19/02   what, no flames?
08/19/02 23window I'd like to hear what Thom thinks of his old '54?
08/19/02   If there is, she's color blind...
08/19/02 dan well, maybe there isnt a God afterall.

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1952 panel 1952 panel
Rikki James
Oh man, cooler than cool! Paul Rui's 356 tricked out 52 barn door panel van. chassis no.....20-044330. Rampant!
 2002-08-01 (219.14k)
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1952 panel 1952 panel
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Oh man, cooler than cool! Paul Rui's 356 tricked out 52 barn door panel van. chassis no.....20-044330. Rampant!
 2002-08-01 (177.66k)
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1952 panel 1952 panel
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Oh man, cooler than cool! Paul Rui's 356 tricked out 52 barn door panel van. chassis no.....20-044330. Rampant!
 2002-08-01 (200.6k)
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1952 panel 1952 panel
Rikki James
Oh man, cooler than cool! Paul Rui's 356 tricked out 52 barn door panel van. chassis no.....20-044330. Rampant!
 2002-08-01 (217.35k)
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08/06/02 ib jacobsen saw it at BUG RUN last year, real cool , is it an
old racecar servicewagon or what
08/01/02 Andrew Strom I have to admit, while I'd rather have it be a stock Barndoor, that's just plain cool.
08/01/02 23window That is awesome!

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Put a 36hp with crank start tin etc in the barney last weekend and took him for a little drive (with safaris open of course).......
 2002-07-28 (21.88k)
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Put a 36hp with crank start tin etc in the barney last weekend and took him for a little drive (with safaris open of course)....... I put this one in cos just as I pulled up Chrissy (my wife) said he was struck by sunshine - think he liked his first drive in years too!
 2002-07-28 (17.67k)
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Put a 36hp with crank start tin etc in the barney last weekend and took him for a little drive (with safaris open of course).......
 2002-07-28 (16.59k)
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Put a 36hp with crank start tin etc in the barney last weekend and took him for a little drive (with safaris open of course).......
 2002-07-28 (16.77k)
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Put a 36hp with crank start tin etc in the barney last weekend and took him for a little drive (with safaris open of course).......
 2002-07-28 (16.97k)
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