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  • Yber
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    Got side tracked by a BIG snow dump!

    REALLY glad we made the trip to GJ to get her back in the shop while we had a window of good weather!!

    Still snowing – the snow blower’s getting a workout.

    John Jones
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    You guys get pounded over there….   Great timing on all of it.. You  dropped it off at the right time… We got it done in the right time… and you got it home and put in the garage on time…     I’ve been told. Timing is everything… 😎 😎

    Yber
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    Yeah – and THANKS to you guys for humping on it so she’d be done before winter messed things up!

    Turns out we made it just in time!

    The good news is that once the snow clearing is done – I CAN’T work on the outdoor projects.  I’ll HAVE to stay in the shop!  Ha!

    Rustabus
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    Where are you again? I know Breckenridge got 40 inches in the last few days and we are heading back over to  Keystone right now to clear a foot and a half of snow off of our snow castle.

    Yber
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    Monte Vista (17 miles west of Alamosa).

    Supposed to be cold as a witch’s tit the next few nights, so you know what that means – any snow that isn’t cleared will freeze to ice and last the whole damn winter!

    Yber
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    What do you guys know about this heater tube insulation?

    http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255719E

    This guy (in Poland) offers insulation…

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211682

     

    Franz
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    I’ve installed the WW plenty of times. It looks and functions great.

    The vinyl is a exact reproduction for 64+ bus. Looks even nicer than the WW.

    Yber
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    Thanks, Franz!

    Yber
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    Thanks for the feedback, Franz.

    I’m getting ready to order a heater tube insulation kit from WW and they list three different kits – but it’s not clear to me which kit is for a Westy.  Here are the three choices:

    Trucks, Panels, and Kombi models
    Non-sunroof Microbus and Deluxe models
    Sunroof or Deluxe and Double door models

    Which one is right for a Westy?  (Does the pop-top count as a sunroof?)

     

    Pat K
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    The 7 piece kit would be what you need Brent.
    https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255900

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    Yber
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    Thanks, Pat!

    Yber
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    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  It’s worth pointing out that San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    Since it seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it), I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met US safety standards in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Yber
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    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  It’s worth pointing out that San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    Since it seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it), I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met US safety standards in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Yber
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    Post count: 154

    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    It seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it).  I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met them in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Pete
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    Here’s where you order the birth certificates now.  It’s a much faster process and they send high quality materials.  I’ll snap a few photos of mine.

    https://www.volkswagen-classic-parts.de/en/volkswagen-zertifikate.html

    Pete
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    Yber
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    Pete,

    VERY cool!  I’m going to get on it for all our VWs.

    Thanks!!

    Brent

    Yber
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    Franz or Pat,

    I ordered the following insulation kit from WW:

    https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255900

    Was it supposed to come with vinyl covering, or just the woven fiberglass insulation?  I didn’t see where I needed to order the vinyl…

    Thanks, Brent

    Franz
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    Sorry for the confusion. The WW kit is not 100% correct for 64+ bus because it does not have vinyl.

     

    What do you guys know about this heater tube insulation? http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255719E This guy (in Poland) offers insulation… https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211682

    John Jones
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    Any assembly done or still talking about it?????  😎 😎

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