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Pat KParticipantJune 18, 2020 at 6:46 amPost count: 2933
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!!!
Engine tin is ready to go for the 1915cc that’s going in.
Pulled the motor a couple days ago and removed the gas heater to make room for the dual carb set we’ll be running.
We are also getting rid of a propane heater set up that was added at some point.
We will build it if it comes.Von_hanselParticipantJune 18, 2020 at 9:17 amPost count: 60
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 MarkParticipantJune 18, 2020 at 2:59 pmPost count: 444
Paul Goodrich? Old Bus I think.Pat KParticipantJune 19, 2020 at 7:19 amPost count: 2933
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.
Also fit, sanded, and laid down the first coat of urethane for a interior floor patch.
Cab roof panel were in sad shape, sagging and warped.
New ones just “slipped” right in.
Working on removing the trans now.
We will build it if it comes.Von_hanselParticipantJune 19, 2020 at 10:28 amPost count: 60
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 JonesModeratorJune 20, 2020 at 7:19 amPost count: 12232
Glad to see this getting the love finally!!!!!!Pat KParticipantJune 23, 2020 at 3:04 pmPost count: 2933
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.
All back together and bolted in.
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantJune 27, 2020 at 8:58 amPost count: 5395
Stacking the engine yesterday. Pierburg fuel pump, new oil cooler, og generator stand, and Bosch cast iron 019 rebuild.FranzParticipantJuly 2, 2020 at 7:42 amPost count: 5395
The carbs and manifolds received alodine treatment.
Assembled 019 distributor with new parts
John JonesModeratorJuly 5, 2020 at 12:03 pmPost count: 12232
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!!!!!!ColeBModeratorJuly 6, 2020 at 9:17 amPost count: 2627
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…FranzParticipantJuly 8, 2020 at 8:35 amPost count: 5395
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.John JonesModeratorJuly 8, 2020 at 2:14 pmPost count: 12232
Awesome blossom, 2 PGSG. Buses to take out! What photo shoot. Using those buses will feel going back to 1958🙄😁😁😁😁
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