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My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:13 pm

Pearl White SO-42

This bus sat for 25+ years.  It is a tourist delivery program vehicle.  














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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by pwmcguire on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:16 pm

very nice, looking forward to seeing it in person at some shows.
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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by fluxcap on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:37 pm

Looks awesome man!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:19 pm

Awesome bus!

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:27 pm

That thing is awesome I like it even if it is a split
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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:02 pm

Just a bit jealous. Very nice bus.
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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:19 am

Thanks guys!  

Here are some more pics of the work I've done on it.  I bought it in August and I've been driving it since October.  I spotted this bus over two years ago and had been trying to buy it ever since.  Been looking for a split bus for many years.  

Some highlights of what's been done:

-Replaced Fuel Tank and Sender
-Cleaned Engine and Tin
-New fuel pump (rebuilt original but it leaked badly)
-New oil cooler seals
-Full tune up
-Rebuilt Carb
-New Fuel lines
-Battery
-Buffed Paint
-Replaced Trans and RGB fluid and put on new boots
-New Brakes all around (soft lines, cylinders, shoes, etc)
-Replaced shocks front and rear
-Replaced many broken, missing or worn parts all over bus (still a lot more to do)
-Front end work (grease, tie rods, repacked wheel bearings, putting in new drag link and steering damper soon)
-Lots more that I can't think of at the moment...
-Lots more to do, enjoying every minute...


Buffing Paint



Worst Rust





Tank had holes in it and solid gas, I put in a new Wolfsburg West tank.



Had to get PO's to cut the OG westy rack out of a tree.





Some CLR massage on the nose:





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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:22 am

Some goodies:





New tie rods = Massive improvement







Engine as found:





Cleaning Air Cleaner:







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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:38 am

First drive:




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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by fluxcap on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:08 pm

If possible, I'd try to replace your center pin as well when you are under there putting the new drag link on.  Those can also cause sloppy steering.  I know it helped mine greatly when I replaced it.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=274893
It requires a few specialty tools (drift and reamer), but I think you can rent them from a couple of places with a deposit.

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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:17 pm

I thought I would eventually replace it. My steering is feeling pretty tight now even with just new tie rods so I thought a drag link and damper may get it pretty darn close to optimal. My bus has 96,000 miles on it, think that's enough to wear out the center pin? Did you replace the other pins in your front end as well?

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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by fluxcap on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:23 pm

Yeah, I replaced everything except the steering box. Still has some play in the steering but much much much better! I have no idea how many miles are my bus, so it's easily possible the center pin could have been severely worn out in mine.

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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by panic_fan on Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:24 am

Awesome Bus. Looks like it has some great history.
You find it local?
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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks!  Yes, I bought it locally.  Spotted it a couple years ago and had been trying to buy it ever since.  
















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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:22 am

Before:



Sanded:



Painted:



Burlap for protection from springs:



Original horse hair reused with jute reinforcements.  Then I covered with fleece material:













Made some curtain straps using $1.97 walmart bungee cord:





TR3'd Dash:


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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:20 pm

I cut out the rusty area of the battery tray and "hacked" in a new one.  The metal around the tray is good and the the paint on that corner is nice so this seemed like a good solution.






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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:25 pm

I stripped and painted the roof from the pop top forward, the nose, and the driver's door.




















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Post by stuco on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:27 pm

I also redid the roof rack:





And installed a Blazecut fire supression system:


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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by Dake on Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:03 am

Great job. That looks like great transporter.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:20 am

Looks good! What paint did you use?

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Re: My '67 Westy

Post by stuco on Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:04 pm

Thanks its TowerPaint 1k aerosol paint.  It got some with just the paint code and it was off so I sent them my gas door and they matched it.  It's really nice paint for a spray can.  Maybe not quite as hard as 2k but still good quality.

http://www.apstowerpaint.com/product/our-popular-acrylic-enamel-aerosol-spray-can/7

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