Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:15 am Post subject: newbie question: anyone import a Type 2 from Brazil?
I'm new here so I apologize in advance if this topic has been exhausted or stickied - I did a few searches but could not find an answer.
Wife wants a rust-free split window bus (7 seats) and I want an upright engine powering it. The more "stock" /original the better, but we're not after museum-quality perfection, just something we can load a bunch of kids into and go camping, and fit into the mall parking lot without actually being in a Dodge Caravan. Yes, I'm fairly handy (and not a bad welder), but no, I do not want a project. We would rather pay for something that just needs occasional tinkering. An early 1970s bus from Brazil seems like a good idea?
Anyone gone through the import process?
Anyone know of any reason it could not be registered and driven here on Vancouver Island?
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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:15 pm Post subject:
As long as it's 15 years or older you shouldn't have any issue bringing it into Canada. I would talk to ICBC about this first but I don't see why it would be an issue. Assuming that it passes a mechanical inspection and everything meets DOT (lights and tires but to are interchangeable with all the vans we got) I'd say it would be a great idea.
Are you looking for a split window or baywindow (or the weird hybrids that had down there) I'm sure purists would be upset but screw them, the vans are cool. _________________ Because I Can
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