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    LMAO!!

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    REALLY nice work, guys!!!

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    Yeah – I knew the lower B pillar was hurting.

    No big surprise that both rear outriggers/jack points were full of dirt and messed up – she’s logged a LOT of miles on dirt roads in Idaho.

    Great news about the cargo floor – just that one little section.

    BTW – really clever design on the body dolly, how the attached section allows you to get at the bottom!

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    Here are some pics from when we took our baby to Alaska for our honeymoon in 1975.  We got married in the Cuyamaca mountains east of San Diego and drove over to the SoCal coast and spent the only night of our two month trip in a hotel – for the rest of the trip we lived in our VW baby!
    We drove up the coast all the way to Vancouver and then north in B.C. to Dawson Creek – mile zero of the Alcan Highway.  The Alcan wasn’t paved in 1975 – it was 1500 miles of gravel and potholes.  We passed LOTS of heavier vehicles broken down along the way, but our bus just trundled on!
    We covered the front with cardboard and screen over the headlights and windshields – there were LOTS of rocks being thrown around!
    In the middle of the Yukon we paid a bit over $1/gal for gas – outrageous in 1975!  Once we arrived in Alaska we splurged on a hamburger ($3 – also outrageous in 1975) then spent weeks driving all over – to the Arctic Circle, Denali National Park, and south along the panhandle before heading back down the Alcan into the Yukon where we cut west through the Alaska Range (fantastic!) to Haines, AK where we boarded the ferry for our return trip south.  Got off in Sitka, Petersburg and finally at Prince Rupert, BC.
    Then we headed home to Idaho – two months and ten thousand miles later!
    Definitely a trip-of-a-lifetime in our beloved Westy!

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    Yber
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    WOW!  She logged a LOT of miles on dirt roads in Idaho’s backcountry in the 70s and 80s – looks like she took a lot with her!

    Yeah – that fix on the outrigger and jack point looks like a BIG pain!

    No idea on the comb.  Ha!  Might be a leftover from the woman I bought the bus from in 1973…

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    Wow!  Like John sez – she’s clean as a whistle!!

    A few spots have rust damage, but no really big nasty surprises!

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    What you said, John!

    BTW – are 12 year-olds supposed to be in school at 9:19am on Thursday?

    Yber
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    I expect that John will use high pressure compressed air to blow out debris – as common practice.

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    That won’t be the first blow job she’s ever witnessed!!

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    OK, I’ll admit it – I am technologically challenged. Ha!  I’ve been having all kinds of computer trouble and haven’t been able to post to the KCW website as we’ve been watching all of John’s great work!!  It’s been SO cool to watch as he makes progress on our baby – and real frustrating not to be able to post our excitement!
    Anyway, a BIG thanks to John’s son – whatever he did fixed us up and we can post.  Hooray!
    First off, WOW!!  We’re SO excited at the fantastic progress John’s been making on our baby!! It was also GREAT to see how solid she was when he got her paint stripped.
    “Rustbus” (September 20) posted a question asking about the plan for the interior of our Westy.  Sorry for the delay getting our computer worked out, so here goes.
    The interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and the gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.
    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!
    Pics of our honeymoon trip to Alaska (1975) coming soon!!

    Yber
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    Interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and the gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.
    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!

    Yber
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    Interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and the gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.

    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!

    Yber
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    Interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and the gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.

    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!

    Yber
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    Interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.

    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!

    Yber
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    Interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John et al. are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.

    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!

    Yber
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    Lori and I are so happy to have John, Patrick and the whole gang at KCW resto our treasured Westy’s body!

    As John posted, we’ve owned her since 1973!

    She’s been very well loved (and very well travelled) and now she’s getting a full restoration, inside and out.  John’s right – we have tons of VW-on-the-road stories!  In 1975 we drove her from SoCal to Alaska for our honeymoon.  (More to follow on that one.)

    She’s never been in a wreck and has been well cared for over the past 46 years(!) and I was pretty sure she was very solid – but you never really know until you strip the paint.  It was GREAT to see how solid she really was when John stripped it.

    Stay tuned, pics to follow – as soon as I get them scanned (no digital cameras in the 70s!)

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