1956 Volkswagen Double Door Panel Van Restoration
I wanted the interior to be as original / authentic as possible, which is an totally empty van. But i also wanted to have some
storage and some seating, so i decide to build some shipping crates.
The crates were made in the traditional style, made with cedar wood and ply, and instead of being nailed together they were
screwed together with brass slotted countersunk screws. The top of the crates are hinged and are latched / lockable.
The inserted ply panels were treated to a coat of preserve for protection and contrast. A small brass chain was inserted on
the inside of the lid and an internal upright so that the lid would not open to far, this avoids damaging the hinge and box.
These crates will act as props for displaying at event's.
The Sign writing.
The sign writing was applied with vinyl instead of paint for three reasons.
Reason 1. Finding / Cost of a real paint sign writer.
Reason 2. Permanent hand-painted writing could possibly affect any future sale value of the van.
Reason 3. If i didn't like the finished vehicle, then the vinyl could be easily removed.
The colour is light grey (Hexis Brand S 5GPE B) but looks almost ivory.