1958 BINZ DOUBLE CAB #181
(Sitting next to some friends at Lake Havasu,BBB, 2004)
Here we stopped for some supplies on the way to Jerome in september. Didn't have the canvas yet, had to pick it up at the Jerome show.
click here if you want to read my story of how, when, and where I got this original paint Binz.
Operation: The 'Bullet Binz'
|Here is the field extraction. Thank god for winches! The original decklid was laying the bed along with a 58 bus engine, and other misc items.|
|Accident that delayed the binz's arrival home on the I84 in Idaho. Luckily neither I nor the Binz was involved, but almost. Yes that shadow in the darkness is a full length semi that is on its side spanning across the whole highway.|
|Binz safe at home in AZ, started to clean it out, 30 minutes later its already improving|
|Eberspacher gas heater under the front seat! dealer installed.
Very unusual spot to see them and rare early style model also! I haven't
been able to find any manuals documenting this exact early model style.
Eberspacher tag reads as follows:
(next box is blank)
|Here's some literature detailing the rare setup of having the heater under the seat. This wasn't very popular as people didn't like the idea of sitting on top of a gas/electric device. Thanks to Chris of slammedpanel.com for the scan!|
|Pedal pan still installed and the speedo says 8000 miles...coincidence? =)|
Original rims, dated 5/58. Made by KpZ. also has VW stamp on them.
|Original tool roll found under seat! Also the original crankstart handle and the prop rod for the decklid were down there too. Those white things on the tool roll are black widow eggs and webs. Was this roll ever even used? Notice the smaller mystery bar that isn't called out in the manual.|
|Here's the factory birth cert for my binz|
Bucket O Carb's!
And an October 58 36hp bus engine with all the parts.
|Dealership sticker on decklid. Hinges had broken so the decklid was laid in the bed. Also original Oregon plates from when it was first purchased. Plates match title from 1973|
|Various shots. Doglegs very nice, as well as the glass gutters.|
|Front bumper white basically just wore away. As you can see Binz painted the whole bumper dove blue front and back including the bolt heads, then they added the silver white.|
|2008-current||In hibernation, getting a splitcase/36 rebuild|
|Jan 06||After putting in almost 3 years as a daily driver, the tranny went out. Currently sporting a donor tranny until the rebuild is done.|
|September 03||Took it to its first show, the Jerome campout. Half way there, the rear shiftrod coupler sheared in half. A buddy of mine managed to rig it up using wire we found on the side of the road until we made it into Jerome where I changed it out with a new one and had an enjoyable and trouble free weekend.|
|June 15th 03||The binz rolled around the neighborhood under its own power this morning for the first time since 78! It drove like a dream, no freeplay in the steering whatsoever. Front end is tight and tranny ran perfect!|
|June 7th 03||
|May 17-18th 03||
|May 13th 03||
|April 21st 03||Binz work is well underway. Had drums turned and reassembly has begun. New shoes, wheel cylinders, lines, etc. Applied small amounts of heat to rear gate latches since they were a little hard to move. Drained tranny.|
|April 20th 03||My birthday! spent the weekend workin on the
Binz. Completely stripped brake assembly's down. All rear lug nuts were
frozen. After some heat, some cussing, and a 1/2" drive impact, they
Ahh what fun lies ahead for me!!!!
Everything known of was living in here, and there were 2 rocks and a chestnut in this one??? Unfortunately, all of them are like this!
|April19/03:||Replaced/Rebuilt window assembly's for the cabin doors|
|April 18th 03||began rubbing out the body with 'claybar'|
more to come!