celebrity porn tube
celebrity porn tube
naked celebrities

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen BusWritten by George Dimitriadis | Photos by John Jackson

Here at PASMAG we have truly seen it all. Why? Well because the 12V audio and multimedia world encompasses everything on land sea and air. We have done features on lifted trucks, mini trucks, hot rods, musclecars, resto mods as well as motorbike and powersports vehicles like the Rhino. We have featured boats and even made mention of helicopters with banging systems in them. When it comes to sound, video and all of the gadgetry like GPS, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, there reall are no boundaries.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Which is where were are at with this project from JL Audio. It almost doesn’t matter what vehicle Richard Sampson chose for his build here, his mission was simple. Get a vehicle that had loads of space to accommodate the wealth of JL Audio and multimedia gear that would be crammed in there. Make sure there is enough space to showcase all of the elaborate custom work and in the end make something unique and functional – mission accomplished.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

The Port St. Lucie, FL resident started with a dilapidated 1960 VW Bus. The quirky van that typified a movement and subculture in the 1960s would be all of the platform he needed for his build. At a cost of $65,000 and over a year to complete, it is clear that Sampson was in it for the long haul and the results speak volumes.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen BusAudio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Although the build was all about the 12V gear, Sampson stripped the shell down and pulled the motor. He installed a new engine with loads of polished gear. The suspension was also lowered dramatically on a body that had extensive work and a intense 8-stage paint scheme by Tropic Customs. The wheels are a rare RDW Maltese Cross wheels sized in 15-inches all around with some Wilwood CSP brakes lurking behind them.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen BusAudio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Inside, you will find a totally new interior geared towards making a statement. With a blend of new and old world style, the bus features a rear limo style seating arrangement and a custom headliner with dramatic lighting. Built by Extreme Performance in Palm City, FL the interior was crafted by technicians: Jeremy Carlson, Ian Black and Mike Baker.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Then it was time to fixate on the audio dimension to the project. Up front is the venerable JVC KD-AVX77 single DIN headunit for DVD playback as well as Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. The signals are sent over to a JL Audio HD750.1 mono amp to drive a quartet of JL Audio 10W3V3 10-inch subs in a sealed enclosure.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

The mids and highs are amplified by a JL Audio HD600.4 4-channel amp. Extreme Performance used JL Audio CS-650 6.5-inch speakers up front and the JL Audio CS-650X 6.5-inch speakers in the rear. The entire project is wired with Tsunami power, ground and speaker wire and is fused by Stinger. In the rear, the video signal is also relayed to a Gryphon Mobile 17-inch LCD screen for the rear occupants to get a show.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Sound, style and plenty of attitude is not something Volkswagens of yesteryear are known for. However, Sampson is out to change all that with this project and its stablemates a ’63 VW Bug and a ’56 VW Oval Window Coupe.

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen BusAudio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen BusAudio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

THE ESSENTIALS
Owner: Richard Sampson
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL. USA
Vehicle: 1960 Volkswagen Bus

WHEELS & BRAKES
RDW Maltese Cross wheels 15x5-inch
Wilwood CSP brakes

EXTERIOR
Custom 8-stage paint by Tropic Customs

INTERIOR
Limo-style seating
Interior by Extreme Performance
Custom Sub box
Custom Bar

AUDIO / MULTIMEDIA
JVC KD-AVX77 single DIN headunit
JL Audio HD750.1 mono amp
JL Audio 10W3V3 10-inch subs x 4
JL Audio HD600.4 4-channel amp
JL Audio CS-650 6.5-inch speakers front
JL Audio CS-650X 6.5-inch speakers rear
Tsunami wiring and interconnects
Stinger fuse block
Gryphon Mobile 17-inch LCD screen

Related Features

Honda Civic Type-R: Will We Get One?

The Internet is drooling and they want more. Honda has released teaser after teaser of their new Civic Type-R, and now they’ve unveiled another concept in Paris at the auto show. With orders now open for the new hot-hatched Civic…
Read More

Honda S2000: Skunk2 Mega Power Exhaust

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Derek Bartolo, Lindsay Tadros When it comes to making lots of power and a bold statement with your Honda or Acura, you don’t have to look much further than Skunk2. As of the…
Read More

Mark Lucena's 2006 Nissan 350Z

Truth be told, us PAS Editors have a lot on the go. There are a full year of issues, about a dozen event programs, regular website updates, marketing copy and all kinds of interaction with our clients. Then there are…
Read More

One Classy Chassy VIP: 2003 Lexus SC430

Written by Terence Gamble | Photos by Terence Gamble William Chau's VIP'ed out soarer flys high and scrapes low This Lexus SC430 luxury convertible was purchased by William Chau in 2006. Chau originally bought the car with no intention to…
Read More

Tilton Whirl: Australian Tilton Interiors' Mitsubishi EVO IX

The sport of Time Attack is evolving as fast as the cars develop. Motorsport governing bodies and event organizers continually review and tweak rules to align competition and safety levels. Teams develop their cars into hair-trigger, high horsepower beasts with…
Read More