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We picked up the 64 Bus in 2006. It started as a Kombi with USA spec bumpers and side pop out windows. I am trying to figure out what type of camper kit is actually in this bus. As best as tell, this is a Caravelle camper. I was told the Sundial and EZ-Camper emerged from Caravelle. If you can help please let me know what you think it is. The bus is all original including the paint. It has camped about 113,000 miles.
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The first pictures below show a 1980 Kompact Kamp pop-up camper. This is originally a motor cycle pop-up camper but at only 350 lbs it is great for behind a VW Beetle or Bus. I found an original Bus hitch that bolts to the member ahead of the engine.
I purchased new window regulators, they work great.
Here are some general interior pictures. The interior is a paneling that has a birch photo grade finish. Some campers seem to use a true wood finish while this camper is typical paneling.
Nice touch where the vanity mirror is rounded on the top and bottom.
Original Coleman Stove. I'm missing the plastic wash basin that sits to the left of the stove
My wife made new curtains to match
Original awning and pole bag.
Shown here is the gas heater outlet, toasty. Not sure why the door hinges up?
Specific hanger for the middle curtain rod and the Mobilaire ice box. The ice tray says "Mobile Metal Products"
There is a great curtain rod divider and special hooks. The rear and side left side curtains use a spring for a rod while the side doors use standard curtain rods.
Here is a nice shot of the original floor tile and seat fabric.
Here are some shots of various storage spaces.
Hardware used in the camper. There was a piece of gold welding used to dress up two corners.
Here are some shots with the interior out. The Z-frame had no markings. You can see the Stewart Warner gas heater outlet and then below the button to turn it on.
The camper used single pane Hehr windows model "Hehr-L 2186"