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Some of the other forums seem to have an ongoing debate about what constitutes "Cal-Look"
Even in the premiere show ranks, the entries have been limited to type 1 and type 3.
So.......Can you have a Cal-Look Bus? or Type 4? or Thing??
Is it a nostalgia thing?
 
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I think any aircooled VW 67 and older can be Cal-Look.

Ghia,Type 3, Bus, Bug, doesn't matter.

Wheels, paint, stance, makes the look.

Just my opinion!

68 and newer, just can't get the look for me, sorry guys!

Although a buddy has a bay window panal that is as close to making as I have ever seen!
 

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I have been driving my 67 Camper Bus for years with the same wheels and rake look and I consider it to be Cal-Look. So I would say yes to that question.

 

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I have to say you can make pretty much anything look cool if you don't try too hard..... Does it have to be considered Cal-look???
 

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This is my buddies '60 23 winder.....He lives in Coos Bay, Oregon.

This was in Hot VW's, plated as the NAZTBUS out of San Diego. I think this would qualify easily. It's not perfect, but it's very nice. ;)







2276 w/ Nos ain't too shabby for a family rig. ;)
 

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Yes, I think you can have a cal-look bus (Type 2). By incorporating some of the basic themes from the traditional Type 1's, I think it works well. Big engine, nice wheels and tire combo, clean paint, etc... Where I think people loose the cal-look is when they slam them or bag them, stick a roof rack on, and load it down with accessories. :cantlook:

I'm hoping to return my '63 Single Cab to the road very soon with a stout little 2332cc engine and "built" gearbox. Once its a driver again the plan includes new wheels and paint/interior. 8)
 

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Hate to burst bubbles on this one.

Most of this stuff posted here is far more "Resto-Custom" than "Cal-Look".

Chrome and two-tone paint. That's resto-custom, not Cal-Look. Sorry.

And I must admit, i've always liked resto-custom more than cal-look personally. I did a de-chromed, full-on cal-looker back in the early to mid ninteys, and always wished I had left the chrome on it.........
 

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Eaallred said:
Hate to burst bubbles on this one.

Most of this stuff posted here is far more "Resto-Custom" than "Cal-Look".

Chrome and two-tone paint. That's resto-custom, not Cal-Look. Sorry.
Wow, for once I'm in total agreement with Eric. The pics here are definately Resto-Customs and not Cal-Look. However, to answer the original question, a type 2 could made in the Look style. In fact, I think it would be way cool to see one done that way.
 

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My brother Jeff's 68 bus back in 1981 or 1982. The "Aquarium" as his friends called it. I started the Cal-Look scene in that. Plenty of cool busses back then


Another Bay Area bus..not much was lowered back then
 

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I have to stir the pot a bit... None but the sedans and sunroof cars can and should be considered "Cal-Look, as Cal-Look is what it is...A style based on the gassers of the early Vw performance game.. That's history..Don't try to re write it... There are a lot of cool buses, squarebacks ,notches and KGs that look dead nuts, but they ain't Cal-Look... Yeah i know that Kirsten guy snuck a vert in the first look issue..., but, hey! he probably needed filler he snuck his car in too...8) Don't fret about a label... Don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things...
 
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