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A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by casey.adams on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:33 pm

Had the chance to see and photo a 1947 Bug out in Hawaii.

Photo of the story behind the bug.






Thought I would share.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by DiggerD on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:49 pm

Its a nice bug..........but it's not a 47.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Article says "during the war, the factory was bombed and almost all the VWs were destroyed" The war was over in 46 and this says it's a 47, so, it couldn't have survived the bombing. Major Ivan Hurst got the factory back up and producing the cars again in 46. It's definitely a nice car, but, many incorrect parts for the year it is.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by drewBAKER on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:30 pm

"Its the only known vehicle left in the world to be driven on the road in this beautiful island of Hawaii." ... really?

VolkswagOn? really?
not slamming you just the owner of the car. its still nice. people just need to learn.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by Grifspop on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:49 pm

Here's a link to the KDF Registry

http://www.kdfregistry.com/The_Survivors.php
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by Bugman114 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:14 pm

i'm diggin those factory one piece windows, lol. even if its not correct, its still pretty bad-ass.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by tarvw on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:52 pm

Dang ,Yall need to relax.its an awesome car,cool story and glad he could share it.with these cars now you never really know what they are.And all early bugs had no vent Windows at least until around mid 1952 or so.one piece glass was a factory option at one time.wish I could have seen it in person on the big island.peace.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by Bugman114 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:22 pm

tarvw wrote:Dang ,Yall need to relax.its an awesome car,cool story and glad he could share it.with these cars now you never really know what they are.
Exactly. i'd roll it Cool (with a turbo of course) starting to feel a little samba-ish in here. don't make me start throwing the word "purists" up in here. lol!


tarvw wrote:And all early bugs had no vent Windows at least until around mid 1952 or so. one piece glass was a factory option at one time.

yeah, i kno, just messin with yall. I've been following the VW38 bug since page 10, and learned a lot from that topic, Laughing I personally hate the aftermarket 1 piece's. thats gettin rid of your A/C right der, lol.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by drewBAKER on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:32 pm

they had one piece glass with a notch in it for ventilation. but the kdf wagen stopped in 44 and every single one that still exists is accounted for. not sayin its not a 47 or anything but it has so much wrong with it and it should be addressed. like i said people should try to learn.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by casey.adams on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:06 am

Yea I guess I should of looked closer before posting, i was just going through some old photos (way back before I got my 1st AC), didn't think much of it besides what I was informed by the owned way back when and passed it on to yall when i came across the photo.

thanks for the info tho Smile
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by BKiller on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:48 am

Grifspop wrote:Here's a link to the KDF Registry

http://www.kdfregistry.com/The_Survivors.php

Who is Mac Jones in the US and how did he get so many?
There is also a Jesse James listed. Is that bike builder Jesse James?
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by fluxcap on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:57 am

BKiller wrote:
There is also a Jesse James listed. Is that bike builder Jesse James?

Yes


He also has (or had) a 50 vert.


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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by Grifspop on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:16 pm

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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by Damn-it Don on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:44 pm

Immediate post war cars- built from parts that were found in the factory....hmmmm -Could cause an early post war car to be missed matched? Just a thought.
But, maybe those 'wrong parts' are later stuff....that would sure sink my theory.
Definetly an interesting era of VW history!

Also-FYI
J.James also has an '49 roll-back sunroof, of sweedish origin if I remember right.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:43 am

Not buying the history of a car from someone who can't spell VolkswagEn.
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Re: A very rare find from Hawaii

Post by drewBAKER on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:51 am

^^^^

thank you.
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