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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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