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  • Willy
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    I figured I’d make a thread for all my other smaller projects too.

    I’ve been working a bit on getting our 76 Westy ready for my mom to drive with or dog Kula to BBB. Its likely just going to be the 2 of them so making sure it runs smoothly for them will be important. I gently power washed the top end and blasted the bottom clean. Been working on checking all the major systems. We had a little fuel leak the other day where it was squirting out of one of the connections. It just ended up being a loose connection instead of a cracked line, so it was an easy fix.

    Other than that I unclogged the smaller of these brown breather lines and cleaned out the inside of the distributor.

    The wiring for our secondary battery and inverter drives me insane. All the wiring in the engine bay, well maybe the whole bus, it sucks. I hate it. I really would like to rip it all out and start over, but I know thats waayy above my capabilities and would take forever. For now I’m just focusing on cleaning this area up and making it functional.

    I also had these seats redone recently and just put them in. We know its the wrong plaid for this color, but the PO had chosen it for the rear seats and we kinda like the blue anyway.

    John Jones
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    squilly is mom’s mechanic…. I am scared for her….. 😯  😯  :mrgreen:

    John Jones
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    WAIT A SECOND… 😈  😈  😈   Mom is driving the bay to BBB…. You two kid are flying into junktion??  Does that mean you plan on riding with me to BBB??  I’m 4 deep already with my dogs… 😉

    Willy
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    I thought we were putting lawn chairs on the Sky Lounge!?! Haha we’re planning on figuring that out ?

    The fact that I am mom’s mechanic is scary, but there is motivation for me to make sure its all working so I’m not sleeping on the ground!

    John Jones
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    Put you in a sub zero sleeping bag on the roof…. 😉  😉

    ColeB
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    Forget the sleeping bag, just make him shiver it out up there! 😉 All that wind and sky above would be chilly!

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    Willy
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    I may be cold, but I’ll have the best view!!!

    Willy
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    Breathing a lot happier now!

    Willy
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    Tire pressures are all crazy low, and found a little leak right before the catalytic converter. Not something I’m going to try and tackle right now. Probably worry more about it when it comes time to get this thing smogged next year.

    Rustabus
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    I don’t even know what that is a picture of Will…….. you working on a furnace??!!

    Willy
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    Sad this is only 1 page still… I’ve been working on lots of stuff since the bay.

    This has been my project for a few days.

    Before:

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    During:

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    I’ll get some proper after shots when I’m finished, but so far I’ve repaired some body damage on the cargo door and rocket, fixed the middle seat, painted safari tabs, cleaned and rebuilt the front end, and added some 15s and new BFGs. The Wolfsburg West 15s are killer by the way.

    Painting safaris next and adding heater boxes if I have time. Then I think this will be ready to ripppp!!!

    John Jones
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    Looking good Willy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  😎

    Willy
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    Safaris and mirror arms came out perfect. A little annoying that I couldn’t nail parts that well on my Westy!!

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    John Jones
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    15 window is looking bomb. 😎  😎  😎

    Franz
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    Waaayyy better with the 15″ wheels and big rubber.

    Willy
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    Yeah, I had lots of little things to fix on this one.

    Cargo door and rocker repaired

    Seats bolted down properly

    Safari tabs painted

    Safaris and mirror arms painted

    Pop out latches fixed

    Front end “rebuild” with new torsion springs in the front along with new seals and such

    AND the best was the 15s and the BFGs.

    Still need to give it a little tune-up and I think it’ll be good to go.

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    John Jones
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    Lucky Kid…. 😎

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