MembadatParticipantOctober 20, 2017 at 4:11 pmPost count: 42
That thing is super cool! What a score……
Shit like this only happens at KCW, gotta be there at the right time and shit falls in your lap! so much Unke for going out and helping with the vert, you you got another damn super cool bitchn bus
congrats budFranzModeratorOctober 20, 2017 at 7:29 pmPost count: 5112
Tom pulled the engine this morning. I made a parts list and ordered a bunch of stuff. Then started disassembling the engine. Power washing too.JdawgParticipantOctober 20, 2017 at 7:40 pmPost count: 458
Man, so lucky to score a legit bus and take it DIRECTLY to the best place ever to get it dialed. Cool stuff.BBWBParticipantOctober 20, 2017 at 9:23 pmPost count: 1237
I see the hideous spare tire mount is gone already. 🙂 Good choice!
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.FranzModeratorOctober 20, 2017 at 9:36 pmPost count: 5112
Bummer news on the engine.
I disassembled it to short block. Found a spun #4 rod bearing. It has to go to Painter’s for machine work and rebuild now.unkParticipantOctober 21, 2017 at 6:55 amPost count: 394
Damn. That sucks. Should we fix? Or just order a new long block? Not sure the cost and time differential.FranzModeratorOctober 21, 2017 at 8:06 amPost count: 5112
A lot of good parts on this engine still. Rebuild for sure.
We have a pallet going to painters on Monday or tues. I’m going to throw it on there.
They can probably knock that rebuild out while we’re prepping the rest of the bus.CampingboxParticipantOctober 21, 2017 at 9:36 amPost count: 9
Neat bus. Green & white tents are super rare.
I think some of the Euro buses had early tent mounts past 1965. I’d date that tent earlier though, because of the dark brown leather straps. A tent made in ’67ish would have light grey leather I think.
I think someone added the jalousies, those would have been unusual for a no port code westy.
I think someone added the rear headliner hinge cover. That would have come from a 64-65 flipseat, or maybe an so-44 optioned without the rear cabinet.
That interior has the ’61-’62 cabinet knobs.
I think there are layers of camper parts there. I bet someone lived close to a junkyard and was grabbing the parts he liked in the early ’70’ies, or maybe he had a 61-62 flipseat which he really liked but it got wrecked and he moved the interior into a new body.
Cool bus, I’m not putting it down, just don’t think it left westfalia like that.
You could look for scratches in the door jambs to see if it had an so-42 interior clamped in place. There would be scratches on the right side of the rear hatch jamb and scratches on the rear cargo door pillar.FranzModeratorOctober 21, 2017 at 10:37 amPost count: 5112
Hmmm. No scratches.
Maybe ordered without interior?
The theory of the owner having a crashed 61-62 to take the interior from seems the most likely.unkParticipantOctober 21, 2017 at 12:15 pmPost count: 394
I got the mobile number of the guy who was the 2nd owner. We will get this all figured out. I’m hoping the original owner is still around. It will be fun the document the history and start creating some more.John JonesModeratorOctober 22, 2017 at 8:38 amPost count: 10420
Funny how many people have come by to see this rig… Something new, something different… something old, something blue…. 😉
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎CampingboxParticipantOctober 22, 2017 at 10:41 amPost count: 9
Does it have holes in the drivers side wheel well for the So-42 bed bracket? How about holes in the firewall for the so-42 bed support?FranzModeratorOctober 22, 2017 at 11:06 amPost count: 5112
Negative. No holes in either location.
No bolts holes for the Z bed base either.
Table support. Covered in dealer undercoating? Does anybody have close-up of factory welds to compare here.JdawgParticipantOctober 22, 2017 at 1:25 pmPost count: 458
Jesus the underside of that thing is clean!
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