1967 21 Window Walkthru!

1967 21 Window Walkthru, Tasteful Mild Custom, Very Nicely Done!

Here is a very stylish and quality built 21 Window Walkthru with approximately 1000 miles since completion.  It is visually striking, attention to detail is evident, it has several custom and high performance upgrades, and it has been fully sorted and is running and driving beautifully.

The list of features on this one is very long and includes a professionally built 1700cc stroker engine, properly lowered suspension with a narrowed beam and straight axle rear, Porsche 944 front disc brakes, all correct 1967 seats and kick panels including the short walkthru middle, safari windows, Gene Berg shifter, Porsche Fuch's style replica wheels, Fat Mat sound deadening, Optima battery,
factory 12 volt electrics, new wiring harness, and being a desirable factory 6 popout window Bus, too.  This Bus is in reality what many guys envision when they dream about a mild custom 21 Window.

The paint and body are exceptional and fresh in the original factory colors of Titian Red and Beige Grey (L555/L472) and the bumpers were painted in the correct Silver White (L82).  All of the necessary body work and welding was professionally done at Volksfab and the results are beautiful.  The doors, hatch, decklid, apron, both pointed end bumpers, etc. are correct for a the Bus, too. The safari windows were match painted and then assembled by Wolfgang International.  All 6 popout window frames are rust free as they are brand new.  The polished aluminum Deluxe body and bumper trim are all brand new as well.  Additionally, all of the window and body seals were replaced with new during the assembly. 

The interior is extremely nice and very faithful to the original Mesh Platinum
scheme.  It has all the proper rows of seats including the correct and hard-to-find 1967 short walkthru middle with kick panels.  The panels and seat covers are from TMI and have been expertly fitted with no wrinkles.  Fat Mat sound deadener was installed behind the panels and keep the Bus very quiet and "solid" sounding on the road.  The headliner is a proper pinhole vinyl and is beautifully installed, too.  Up front the cab features a great dash complete with the original-to-the-Bus radio (not currently hooked up and no antenna holes drilled) and the correct Deluxe dash clock that does not work.  Proper 80mph speedometer with Deluxe chrome ring, 12 volt 1967 gas gauge, and Deluxe chrome ashtray are also intact and superb.  Other cool interior details include the original Deluxe rear seat luggage bar, correct 1967 rear view mirror, and the 1967 dated spare wheel is even in original paint and has an original Continental bias ply tire on it!  A quick peek beneath the new black rubber floor mats shows exceptionally cleanly painted floors, too. 

Mechanically the Bus has seen a great deal of tasteful, quality, and expensive custom touches.  The engine is a 1700cc stroker built by Morris Race Engines.  Some of its many features include:

* 74mm Stroker Crankshaft
* 85.5 mm Pistons and Cylinders
* NOS Single Port Heads
* DPR Stroker Clearanced Connecting Rods
* SLR Treated Lifters and Custom Grind Mild Torque Camshaft
* American Made Bugpack Cam Gears
* Valve Geometry Professionally Set Up
* 8 Dowel Flywheel
* 26mm Oil Pump

It has been professionally tuned in and runs and drives beautifully. 

The suspension features the following:

* Narrowed Beam, 4.5"
* Dropped Spindles, 3.5"
* Adjustable Beam
* New Tie Rods, Draglink, Center Pin, and Bearings
* Traditional Straight Axle Rear End
* Rebuilt Transaxle from Strictly Speed
* New Continental Low Profile Tires on Porsche Fuch's Replica Wheels

Other mechanical details include Porsche 944 front disc brakes, Type 3 rear drum brakes drilled for Porsche pattern, Bay Window dual circuit master cylinder with a remote reservoir fill, the desirable factory 12 volt electrical system, Optima battery, and a brand new wiring harness.  All of the electrics work including the high beams and 4 way flasher with the exception of the previously mentioned dash clock.  Lastly the shifter assembly has been completely rebuilt and shifts beautifully through the spendy Gene Berg shifter.

This Bus is exceedingly well done and the goals of quality, style, high attention to detail, and modern road drivability are clearly evident throughout.  Thanks!


Please note that this beautiful 21 Window is currently located in Connecticut.

Please visit my website at www.holygrailgarage.com to see the full album of 100 pics of this Bus, more interesting Vintage VWs, Classic Cars, and Parts for sale.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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