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Type II's working in Canada
« on: January 25, 2015, 10:35:57 PM »
so, i mentioned in the "canadian national ski team" thread (http://www.airspeedparts.com/forums/index.php?topic=18952.0) that i had found some cool old Volkswagen Canada literature from the '60's about working type II's in Canada. i love the history of these old beasts and seeing how some of them were used in the old days is truly remarkable!

after a little bit of digging i found the same literature in the archives section on thesamba.com. the images below are how they appear in the booklets, there are a few of the same pages used in each book, but i figured i'd include them all anyways so we can keep it complete!

enjoy!!  :cool:

here is the first one, dated 10/65, and originally from wetmore motors ltd. (an old local dealer)...

























here is the second one, dated 11/66
























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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 05:57:38 AM »
Great pics Silas!
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 07:29:47 AM »
Wicked pics Silas. Thank you for posting :)

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 10:21:42 AM »
For our Family business, we run a 2005 and a 2006 T5. We used to have an early 80's Transporter as w well. I'd love to get an older one to run one for promotion and as my work van. That would be cool, to replace my Transit Connect 240. As I use it more for running from one construction site to the next. Still has plumbing supplies and tools. But not as hard service as it use to be. Now that I do 50% office time and coordination on site. A T2 single or double can truck would be cool with a 3.2l and 915. Ahhhhh dreams. Lol

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 06:03:43 PM »
Thanks Silas, really cool. Maybe we should post up some pics of our vehicles working. I'm looking forward to getting some lumber this summer and popping through the safaris.
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 06:49:14 PM »
Silas your amazing we should slap high fives soon
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 08:50:20 PM »
a couple local ones...
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 10:23:19 AM »
Fantastic pics Silas , once again thankyou for taking the time to post all that up :)
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 10:44:02 AM »
Thanks for posting Silas!! and Brians yours wernt too bad aswell ;)

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2015, 05:09:39 PM »
Thanks Silas: Terrific vintage photos. I'll guess some of our junior members never knew how common they were on job sites and small businesses back in the day. I went through, 6 Syncros, including Crew cabs, 2 vans, one Tri-star crew cab,(sure miss that one), I raised many an eyebrow on "spring break" mud track" rig roads driving around "planted" American trucks coming in to location in winter climbing "ice road" hills with, again, trucks being winched up. Occasional thumbs up would just bring a huge grin to my face. I'm sure there are still people talking about the "Geos" funny little truck ha ha. No one could believe it was a one ton either. Then came the "replacement" Eurovan and that was the end. Too bad, at least for me. Sure miss those trucks.
Here is that last syncro. I heard it went to Oregon after I sold it locally and there she is still sporting the Bosch flamethrower lights I installed. Factory winch appears to be gone but factory roll bars are still on it. 
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2015, 10:25:48 PM »
right on...glad y'all enjoy this stuff!!

rekka...do it up! take pics, and post them here...that would be rad!

bwaz...those pics are awesome. very cool to see some more local stuff. it's interesting because the fraser bakery is now a very popular spot called breka bakery & cafe, excellent coffee & pastries, same location and i drive by it every day on my way to work. also, there was a buckerfields in courtenay that mom used to take us to all the time! cool stuff!

rockdoc...nice off road truck for sure! i could see it raising some eyebrows!

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2015, 10:44:29 PM »
another local working type II...

check out the logoed single cab in the video at 0:47 (plus extra bonus points for whoever can pinpoint the year of the sc and make out what the logos say)...

also an early beetle at the beginning of the vid, and beware the hotrod thugs at 1:13  :laugh: :cool:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Embedded-Only/News/BC/Rewind/ID/2441525623/

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 06:36:18 PM »
 :c017:  Pretty cool thread

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 07:38:26 PM »
and beware the hotrod thugs at 1:13  :laugh: :cool:
Ha ha ha ha!!, early Zundfolge affiliates perhaps?, I hear some of those guys are pretty badass :0
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 08:20:20 AM »
the vw's
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2015, 08:20:47 AM »
the thugs..   ;)
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2015, 08:51:00 AM »
I think I can read it when you zoom in....
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2015, 07:39:03 PM »
and beware the hotrod thugs at 1:13  :laugh: :cool:
Ha ha ha ha!!, early Zundfolge affiliates perhaps?, I hear some of those guys are pretty badass :0

there is definately some hotrod blood coursing through the veins of this club!!  :cool:

I think I can read it when you zoom in....


bingo! nice detective skills brian! doing work, building the underground empire!! there is a lot more down there than just a parkade!! ;) ;D :cool:

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2015, 08:01:38 PM »
Awsome! I smell a new tattoo!
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 09:50:07 PM »
Awsome! I smell a new tattoo!
What's your inspiration?, this guy? (or could that be your very own grandad?)



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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 09:12:53 AM »


a new project? ;)
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2015, 05:54:12 PM »
Where's that one Brian? A  BDSC.....nice! I'm a little partial to hvac logo'd busses!!!
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2015, 10:16:57 PM »
Saw it on a Sask. Web page, an old one. sorry....
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2015, 10:18:44 PM »
Saw it on a Sask. Web page, an old one. sorry....

nice! it's a beauty for sure. good find!

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2015, 07:49:25 AM »
This started as a good thread.... then sort of faded..

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2015, 08:19:24 PM »
we'll keep 'er going brian...bit by bit!

the carmel corn bd...good find!! found & saved in ontario...











something they found in the bus while cleaning it out...i gotta check out this district  ;) :laugh:



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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2015, 10:03:27 PM »
type II working at the GCVWS (posted by q1 on thesamba.com in june 2003)...





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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2015, 08:16:13 AM »
Saw it driving around working
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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2015, 07:13:41 PM »
^^ nice! the hotel zed shuttle bus. word on the street is that they now have another split bus working as a shuttle too! pics to follow!

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Re: Type II's working in Canada
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2015, 09:48:37 PM »
Here's one from 2005


 

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