my new 72 westy

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my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:44 am

my new 72 west. i picked her up from a father and son team that restored the pain and interior. I have fixed all the mechanical and electrical issues. my next step is to install a wages west slam bay kit. i have added porta white wall for now and beauty rings. saving my pennies for 17" fuch!
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:01 pm

this is the look I'm going for
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 71Survivor » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:58 pm

Looks like a nice clean bus! Congrats!
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby DOGO » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:58 am

I have a feeling you might have to go with new tires, at least in front. That beam doesnt adjust up too much. Maybe one notch from centre, comfortably, and centre is already pretty low. unless maybe you adjust before installing spindles or something. Those are beefy adjusters but the downside is that the teeth are massive (relatively) and gives little "fine" tuning.
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:42 am

DOGO wrote:I have a feeling you might have to go with new tires, at least in front. That beam doesnt adjust up too much. Maybe one notch from centre, comfortably, and centre is already pretty low. unless maybe you adjust before installing spindles or something. Those are beefy adjusters but the downside is that the teeth are massive (relatively) and gives little "fine" tuning.
Keep the updates coming!


Yeah I figured lower tires in the front. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:41 am

Love this look, can't wait to get started!
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby DOGO » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:42 am

Ha, I have those exact same pics saved.
Yeah, if going that low, new tires for sure. I thought you wanted to go mildly low until you get the rims. That beam doesn't really do too "mild" of a low if you have dropped spindles. Unless you don't install the spindles until you have the rims, i guess.
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:59 am

DOGO wrote:Ha, I have those exact same pics saved.
Yeah, if going that low, new tires for sure. I thought you wanted to go mildly low until you get the rims. That beam doesn't really do too "mild" of a low if you have dropped spindles. Unless you don't install the spindles until you have the rims, i guess.

I do want a mild low. I just love the look on other people rides =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:37 am

Took my first road trip in the bus. It was a blast and the bus performed well. Nieces and nephews loved playing in the bus in between thanksgiving activities.
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby Matt Faulkner » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:50 pm

Nice find man! I love these. Here's my favorite.

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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby john jones » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:43 am

that bus there says Matt Faulkner alll over it!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 66VOLKY » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:25 pm

Matt Faulkner wrote:Nice find man! I love these. Here's my favorite.

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jajajajaja have this bad boy on my phone for inspiration!

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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby 68tintop » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:21 pm

john jones wrote:that bus there says Matt Faulkner alll over it!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
I know where there is 2 of those buses at. A 69 that is hopefully all mine. And a 74 or so that's hasn't moved in about 10 years if any one is interested. I could do a drive by on the 74 and see??$$

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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby DOGO » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:12 pm

Any one like the deluxe trim on the early westies? :-k
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Re: my new 72 westy

Postby way2cool » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:30 am

Yeah ,I reckon the deluxe trim rocks!!
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