My 'new' 78 Westy

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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:39 am

Thanks for the advice on the fuel lines - will be first on my list as well as replacing the crumbling foam engine seal.

Getting excited - the Westy is now in Schreiber, Ontario on the CPR:

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Hoping to pick it up early next week!
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:42 am

66VOLKY wrote:I love my 72 westy! First bus and I can't keep my hands off it. Hope you enjoy your new 78. Any plan on lowering it or wheel?


Nope - I'm more of a stock guy :)

It will be used though for camping etc, not a trailer queen. I'm actually happy that it has been modified from stock -ie: different color of paint, cabinets and upholstery redone, new front seats etc. That way I'm not guilty about making it my own with little things.

With my 71 Super Beetle, I can't bear to touch it as it is an original untouched stock survivor.
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:45 am

Clatter wrote:Oh, and, if you carefully pull the AFM (Handle that S-boot with TLC!!) and a few other things, you can get to all of the tank hoses thru the hatch with the motor in place.


You mean the hoses behind the firewall? That would mean removal of the firewall with the engine in situ?
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:49 am

Here is my "To Do" list so far: (not necessarily in priority order)

1. New Tires (Bailey Tire - Buffalo)
2. Replace engine foam seal
3. Replace fuel lines/filler hose
4. Check gas sender
5. Install 75 Westy cabinet / wiring for fridge / 120VAC outlet.
6. Check heating
7. Safety Check (MTO)
8. Licence (MTO)
9. Glue table laminate where coming up.
10. Check pop-top / repair small holes.
11. Fix City Water cover.
12. Re-install water tank / sanitize / check pump.
13. Add leisure battery
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:29 am

Westy is in the GTA! Hopefully will be ready for pick up early next week!!!

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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby Clatter » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Franz wrote:I couldn't hear him either. Smile


I love the haters - They make me famous...
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Postby way2cool » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:21 pm

=D> =D> =D> !!!
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby DOGO » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:01 pm

Is there two of the same thread??

How did you manage the logistics of a sale like this (long distance). Deposit, Balance, Trusting vendor, etc?
I've been tempted a couple of times on "southern" vehicles. Always afraid to get shafted though, specially if shipped site unseen.
Or anyone else that also has bought long distance?
...but that's just me.

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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:36 am

DOGO wrote:Is there two of the same thread??

How did you manage the logistics of a sale like this (long distance). Deposit, Balance, Trusting vendor, etc?
I've been tempted a couple of times on "southern" vehicles. Always afraid to get shafted though, specially if shipped site unseen.
Or anyone else that also has bought long distance?


Yes, I had a thread over in the Bay section - I should probably delete it.

This is the second vintage VW that I have bought long distance.

Here is my advice based on what I did to reduce the risk:

1. When you see a potential deal online - do a bit of research about the seller (Google is your friend). Make sure they have been posting for a while on The Samba for instance, stalk them online to find out more about them, where they live, any red flags.
2. Ask for lots of hi definition photos of all parts of the vehicle, especially those areas that need attention.
3. Find another VW person in the area who can recommend a trusted mechanic to do a full inspection. Don't ask the seller for obvious reasons.
4. Arrange for the full inspection. Expect to pay up to $200. Make sure the mechanic knows vintage VW's.
5. Make an offer and if accepted - send a deposit via PayPal. Be prepared to lose it in a worst case scenario.
6. Travel to the location to pick up the vehicle and give the rest of the money in cash.
7. Drive home or ship the vehicle and fly back.

It has worked for me twice and I have been very pleased with the results.

BTW - I am picking up the Westy tomorrow at the rail yards here in Toronto!
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1978 Westfalia (Canadian Deluxe) - 2015-
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:22 am

When I purchased my 72 it was a bit of a fiasco both the seller and I did not trust each other. After several days of trying to figure out payment I bought the bus without seeing it. When the bus got here it wouldn't start and had to be pushed off the transport. They advertise it as a restore bus but it had a lot of electrical and mechanical problems. I was pissed but luckily after two weeks of tinkering I was able to fix everything and now she's riding fine. For my next purchase I will fly out to see the vehicle first.

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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:34 am

It is finally here! Picked it up yesterday at the rail yards.

Was hoping to get it safetied this morning but the windshield washer is pissing out of the steering column so I'm going to have to fix that since it's a fail if it doesn't work.

Pop top is in better shape than I thought it would be. A couple of minor pinholes and a couple of holes in the screen.

Steering seems a bit loose, so will have to check that too. Going to Buffalo on Friday to pick up a set of Hankooks.

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1978 Westfalia (Canadian Deluxe) - 2015-
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:02 pm

I think it's going to need a new battery too - it barely turns over when it starts.

I don't have a service manual yet - any trick to getting to the washer hoses to install an electric pump?

My plan is to tap into the existing lines and bypass the steering column hoses/valve and put the pump down near the bottle and put a switch somewhere.
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:59 pm

Picked up my Hankook tires today in Buffalo!
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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby 71Survivor » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:14 am

While I was under the dash with my camera trying to get a photo of my M-Plate, I saw this relay with one wire off.

Any idea what the wire is for?

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1979 Westfalia (Canadian Standard) - 1986-1991
1971 Super Beetle - 1977-1980

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Re: My 'new' 78 Westy

Postby john jones » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:20 am

super cool.... and.. could you get a little closer pic... :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#
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