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  • Pat K
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    I’ve mentioned this bus a couple of times in the  ‘58  Westy interior build thread. This one is in for a motor and trans update and a couple of other small things.

    No interior work required on this one, woo!!!558F4EE2-BB1F-41C0-A50E-BF2DC898C775B08BC084-DB90-4A4D-B15D-F93C079FCBA5BE88DC60-E955-46ED-ADB7-F71BBB8F52BC

    Engine tin is ready to go for the 1915cc that’s going in.  70305F7D-C792-4892-BFA9-FD403DC7CA2D

    Pulled the motor a couple days ago and removed the gas heater to make room for the dual carb set we’ll be running. 7EDFEBA9-9CE6-459E-A574-B6A734A90BC00D091E47-7807-41C9-8730-BFF516AE81EA

    We are also getting rid of a propane heater set up that was added at some point. A96D9B41-944C-4A15-8EC6-6E41DCF0FC826B5999B8-A461-4A64-8C46-6946DFBF5760

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pete
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    Dang….sweet bus!

    Von_hansel
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    Not one, but two pressed bumper Westy’s in the shop?!?! Very impressive! You typically do not see two at a show, let alone two in one shop.

    Curious, why is this one called the “Goodrich” Westy? Is it because it came from a town called Goodrich?

    Such an awesome bus- has the fridge, early Westy rack, propane stove, and the tent. I’m drooling over here lolz.

    Baja Mark
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    Paul Goodrich? Old Bus I think.

    Pat K
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    I hear that Goodrich was the guy who restored this at some point.

    Found a floor section to patch the hole left from removing the propane heater. Epoxy sealed and painted.  I would have to remove most of the camper interior to weld it in, so I’m going to seam seal in from the bottom side and secure it with a few screws. A4063F1F-65FF-49AC-ACBF-B0CA26BE10A7

    Also fit, sanded, and laid down the first coat of urethane for a interior floor patch.C5D0F5AB-4CA7-4B37-B508-35306C5D2EC8

    Cab roof panel were in sad shape, sagging and warped.8B353E68-163A-463D-9CD4-36745969F7BFD0FA4AA4-835B-4E12-896B-60A1640CD61A

    New ones just “slipped” right in.946842FE-E829-4ACC-BD9D-77543CC3E6F2A3CA3BF2-32CF-4BA9-AB57-E107828FB524

    Working on removing the trans now.FBCD69C8-C40C-42BE-BA48-28575488AAA3

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    Von_hansel
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    That makes sense regarding Paul Goodrich. It looks like his old PG/SG westy.

    Pat regarding the roof panels- you don’t have to brag 😛  Looks great! I look at mine at least once a week and dread trying to put them back in. I was told the ones sold by Wolfsburg West are easier to install than the Clara panels due to the WW being able to bend more.

    John Jones
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    Glad to see this getting the love finally!!!!!!

    Pat K
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    More love. Finished pulling trans, sand blasted parts and and slathered then in shiny black.

    Bolted everything back together. Had a bit of an argument with a side plate stud. Drilled it out, tapped,  and heli coiled that little bugger.C6751A7F-C1E8-4D79-9E12-1A507F02ACD2D35D9F0C-6150-4179-B68F-474B476265E77F8536BF-170A-4234-BFF4-1A4B4C33C7EB

    All back together and bolted in.E69F1FD9-74D1-4772-8352-515854624BDB827477AB-E8F6-48CA-8567-3A5246D47D98

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Stacking the engine yesterday. Pierburg fuel pump, new oil cooler, og generator stand, and Bosch cast iron 019 rebuild.

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    Franz
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    The carbs and manifolds received alodine treatment.

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    Assembled 019 distributor with new parts

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    John Jones
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    Getting the “treatment”!!!!!!!!!  Maybe this next week or so we will see a new mechanical breath of fresh air coming out this old mans tailpipe!!!!!!

    ColeB
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    Ya man, this bus had all sorts of mechanical problems. I could hardly get it 1/4 mile to the gas station. I can’t believe Lind drove that thing to California and back last year…

    Franz
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    The a1 sidewinder arrived yesterday. I set to work on welding flanges and painting them in high temp ford grey. Ready to install them and run this engine.

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    John Jones
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    Awesome blossom, 2 PGSG. Buses to take out!   What photo shoot.  Using those buses will feel going back to 1958🙄😁😁😁😁

    Franz
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    She’s a runner! Just finished dropping the break-in oil out.

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    Pete
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    Both engines are stunners, Franz!

    Franz
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    I put some more run time on the engine yesterday. Changed oil, and checked the valves. It’s ready to install. Oiled up the inner foam on the uni filters too.

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    John Jones
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    Motor looks awesome,  I love the big alt nut too😁😁😁😁😁

    Franz
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    I found thR cause of the strange feeling clutch. Broken guide tube at the torsion housing. It should be welded where the hose clamp is trying to hold it in place. The curves in the clutch cable will try to straitened the tube And move this mounting point.

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    Spent a while cleaning all the dirt/oil In the engine bay. I bet you didn’t know it was sand green in there. 😁
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    ColeB
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    That makes sense! Good find. And yes, that engine bay looks way better! Hell ya Franz

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