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Post by 68beetlebug Sun May 29, 2011 5:53 pm

We got a Westy today. It's a '71 that was last tagged in 1983. Is in pretty good shape. Gotta get some tires and it doesn't have a motor. No rust underneath, the floors look pretty good and it doesnt look like the top has been leaking cause stuff inside looks pretty good. All complete inside. It has some pretty good surface rust on the outside and the right rear corner has some troubles, but that corner is the worst Michael could see. It will be interesting to get it home and get a better look. Couldn't pass it up for the price. Very Happy It will be sittin in the barn for quite a while before we get to do much with it. THIS is the LAST VW we are buying!!!
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Post by 68buggirrl Sun May 29, 2011 7:32 pm

Yay!! Smile It looks like some work will definately need to be put into it but itll look great once running and driving Smile
Im excited for you!
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Post by 68beetlebug Sun May 29, 2011 7:34 pm

68buggirrl wrote:Yay!! Smile It looks like some work will definately need to be put into it but itll look great once running and driving Smile
Im excited for you!
Thanks Mely!
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Post by rpm750 Mon May 30, 2011 9:28 am

68beetlebug wrote:THIS is the LAST VW we are buying!!!

Congrats, and I've said that crap before, Yeah right!

Give me a shout if ya need a hand in retrieving it. Love rescue missions.
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Post by peregrine67 Mon May 30, 2011 5:07 pm

Let me know if you need any help too.

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Post by 68beetlebug Mon May 30, 2011 9:24 pm

Thanks Ya'll! Offers of help are MUCH appreciated! Michael is going to round up tires tomorrow. The bus is not in a bad spot so, hope it won't be much problem. Can pull right up to it with the truck and trailer. Will let you know!
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Post by 68beetlebug Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:57 am

Got the bus home yesterday. Has some cosmetic and body work troubles but the inside looks pretty good and the underneath does look great. Still has all the campmobile interior stuff, even the cots. But handles and such are needing replaced. Canvas needs replaced. Most all of it is original. Has an eight track player! Smile
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Post by tronview Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:16 am

very cool. Do you got any pictures of the interier. Westy's are the cats meow. Very Happy
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Post by rpm750 Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:11 pm

A little CLR should get the rust out of the color, ie slider door. I'd cut it though and try it. Looks good, get an engine in it and redo the brakes, drive it!
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Post by peregrine67 Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:22 pm

tronview wrote:Westy's are the cats meow. Very Happy
Welcome to the Westy side.
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Post by zabo Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:09 pm

cleaning up nice!
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Post by vwtattooed Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:10 pm

go check out Johnsons Auto Salvage in Orchard Hill, they are on County Line Rd. they have a few Bays and a couple of them are Westy's.
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Post by 68beetlebug Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:53 pm

vwtattooed wrote:go check out Johnsons Auto Salvage in Orchard Hill, they are on County Line Rd. they have a few Bays and a couple of them are Westy's.
Thanks.....Michael went and got a motor today. Of course, it has needs! Rolling Eyes Smile
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Post by shaky Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:50 am

Did you get the motor in? I still have the mounts that go on the mustache bar if you need em.
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Post by 68beetlebug Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:13 pm

Got Marcelle's motor running! It's been awhile. Gotta get some gas lines and want to get a regular bus muffler. Glad Michael won't have to be pullin it around with the tractor anymore (we hope)! Brakes next!
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Post by 68buggirrl Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:49 pm

Yay!! Looking good! Smile
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