Below you will find the complete restoration gallery for this beautiful 1966 Samba bus going to 🇧🇪 Belgium🇧🇪. Click on each of the items in the list below to go to the section you want.
- Stage 1: Metalwork
- Stage 2: Paint Preparation
- Stage 3: Painting
- Stage 4: Montage
- Stage 5: New Mechanics
- Stage 6: Motor (Video)
- Stage 7: Undercarriage
- Stage 8: Finished Interior (Video)
- Stage 9: Finished Exterior
- Stage 10: Drive Test (Video)
- Stage 11: Container Packing
Stage 1: Metalwork
We stripped the metal of everything to assess the condition, and now we’re replacing and restoring all the metal as part of the full restoration service.
Stage 2: Paint Preparation
Now we are preparing the metal for painting by first applying a rust prevention coat and then a filler to ensure the paint finish is smooth and even.
Stage 3: Painting
Finally we can apply a nice coat of paint to this beautifully restored bus. The customer chose a red lower half and a lotus white upper half.
Stage 4: Montage
This is where all the extras such as the Samba windows, sunroof and chrome fittings are installed on the bus.
Stage 5: New Mechanics
This 1966 beauty has new brakes, a new front suspension and a new steering box as well as all new cables and hoses.
Stage 6: Motor
Here is the new 1.5-litre VW engine installed and tested in this restored 1966 bus.
Stage 7: Undercarriage
Here are some pictures of this immaculately restored Undercarriage . Everything is new!
Stage 8: Finished Interior
Check out this new deluxe interior made to our customers’ specifications!!!
Stage 9: Finished Exterior
Here is the final product! After a long restoration, we are ready to display this model and ship it to our happy customer in Belgium.
Stage 10: Drive Test
We took this car out on the road to test it. Here is a short video of maneuvering the bus.
Stage 11: Container Packing
Now that we’ve finished the project, we’re ready for export. Here are some pictures of the container packing! Now the bus is off to Belgium!