Oh yes, a long hot summer is coming after this marvelous spring! Let’s hope it will be wonderful, because we’ve been enjoying the nice weather in spring, though we aren’t yet recovered from the long winter. A nice hot summer should melt down the rest of the ice age in me…J Melting away, that what de peace in the world is doing.. there is again a new agreement with North Korea, but let us await if it will be fulfilled. Though I don’t see much positive news except from the football madness. Even if I’m not a fan of football, nevertheless I like the philosophy behind de World Cup. Should Belgium win the games, our domestic market would increase with 30%. Winning will make people euphoric and they’ll start to spend money on all kinds of things. Does it work that way ? OK, then I’ll be cheering too….J
Furthermore it’s still waiting which protectionist measures will follow resulting from the increase of import duties on steel in the USA. Perhaps on cars too ? That may be justified, but will car parts follow ? And what will be the answer of the affected countries, will they also l increase taxes on American products ? Which group of people and companies will be affected? And when will this ‘bidding’ stop ? These are some matters I’m worrying about… and I don’t think I’m alone..
But first summertime, the gentlemen politicians will hopefully have some nice holidays with a lot of rest and lucidity. So that they will be able to take some clear decisions next political working year. If I’m wishing the politicians a good holiday, then I will surely to the same to you, being customer or supplier, or just a friend of the house, I wish you all a nice summer! Will you go on vacation ? Then with a lot of rest and pleasure. Do you prefer to work at your own cars or on cars of your customers, on your productions, in your (new) workshop or warehouse ? We’ll wish you a lot of joy in your work !And don’t forget to enjoy the sun and the warm temperatures once in a while. Perhaps a nice drive in your oldtimer or a drink on a terrace ? Or a nice meeting ? Enjoying can be very simple.. and pleasant!For everybody a nice summer, so that the last bit of winter will melt down in you. Let’s hope will meet at one of the Volkswagens events this summer!Bob
This is the early model bulkhead will fit your bus if its post barndoor till July 1962 (VIN 971549)
We call this model the half-moon bulkhead, and if you look to the pictures you can see why.
The later model (Aug 1963 till July 1967) is called the full moon bulkhead.
The reason VW introduced another model of Bulkhead back in the day was simply because of the change of the seat figuration.
If your lovely bus has a Bench (one piece) front seat a type you need this half a moon Bulk head
If your Bus has a 1/3 + 2/3 seat configuration you need a Full Moon bulkhead.
This Bulk head is proudly made on BBT’s private tooling in our Silver Weld Through line of high quality restoration sheet metal parts for your Volkswagen.