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So.
The wheel cylinders did not blow out. Looks like the hard line between the two did not have enough clearance.
Checking the cylinders they need rebuilt or replaced anyway. No difference in my plans to redo all lines and go through the MC and WCs. Problem is I had hoped to have juice brakes in the meantime until the funds showed up. Discouraging but I have plenty to do that just uses elbow grease.
Stripped a lot of primer, it covered the driver side from the front door to the rear wheel. Now it doesn't.
The stripped to original Pearl White is starting to show although when the repaint is rubbed and polished it is a pretty close match.
Also the Orange Crush had a bad wire on the points so sorted that and did some driving.
So did Pearl.


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Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:06 pm
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Romulo did the Ole Red Rooster some justice, especially if you can appreciate low and narrowed with straight axles. Which I can even though I would have not.
He got it last July and did a ton of work including all new hard brake lines through drum to drum.
It is on the street at last.


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Great job on the white bus Brian!

Awesome to see the single finally on the road.
Glad to see someone actually put the effort into it.
We all had high hopes for it.

May that motivate us for our future projects. :D

Seeya. Ted.


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Finally stuck the windshield glass in today. Thanks Roy. Also installed some latches, passenger door glass frame and cleaned out the cargo area
Cured a brake line last week, drove around some then and more of that today.


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Visiting the Other 67.


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Damn, I never check this intro shit, but it looks like you might needs some popout glass :D ! Congrats on getting it on the road, good solid bus that is...
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Finally got some seats for the Old Girl Pearl
Just some homemadish goofy stuff but they work :D
....and turn into a bed to.


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homemade!? Negatory my friend... that's legit Westy right there!! SO-33 like mine.. AKA the "Mosaic" interior if it all clips in rather than bolting in.

and those cusion covers look like they're in amazing condition!

good find! any more of it left?

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I have a few more pieces. Complete set of westy curtain rods
The only wood that is good is what you see
The headliner and cabinet are rot
Saved one side of headliner for template
The cabinet has a hacked front and side but may be legite
The over head rear is questionable but only have the door
Looks like the bus it was in wasn't for it originally


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That is super sweet!


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Thanks, Cody.
I am a real fan of these. After almost 2 years since discovering them here it is. I have read about them off and on and think they are the ideal Westfalia kit.
Brian,
This one has slots in the baseboarding that line up with the factory seat clamps along the driver side.
The passenger side facing the cargo doors has angle steel that hooks the two sections together. One has a pin and the other hooks over it.
The rearward facing back cushion is not sprung like the rest. There are folding wooden blocks under the seat so that when you make a bed this cushion sets in there. Otherwise it is not as deep as the sprung cushions. I guess it is the pillow area, a friend pointed that out yesterday as possible.
Don't know if they are all like this or not.
The seats are relatively nice. There are some wear tears along the bottom edge. Also some stains....
not mine even though I did lay down on it and they are a Creamsicle Plaid Fantasy for me. :shock:
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Looking good there Brian...dig the plaid westy interior.
Windshield?...as in you replaced the OC bubble window?


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No, the passenger side glass on the 67 was missing.
First time in the garage after putting in the glass I reached my hand into it. I had got used to reaching through to steer it when pushing into its exact spot.


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Brian,
This one has slots in the baseboarding that line up with the factory seat clamps along the driver side.
The passenger side facing the cargo doors has angle steel that hooks the two sections together. One has a pin and the other hooks over it.
The rearward facing back cushion is not sprung like the rest. There are folding wooden blocks under the seat so that when you make a bed this cushion sets in there. Otherwise it is not as deep as the sprung cushions. I guess it is the pillow area, a friend pointed that out yesterday as possible.
Don't know if they are all like this or not.
The seats are relatively nice. There are some wear tears along the bottom edge. Also some stains....
not mine even though I did lay down on it and they are a Creamsicle Plaid Fantasy for me. :shock:
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Sounds like you have the "Mosaic" variant... made to fit into any type bus after you remove the seats. The same interior for a factory Westfalia lacks the clamps and pin arrangement, and cutouts for the seat clamps you mentioned.

The flip-up things I've seen long enough for one of the back-rests (like mine) and double-length for both. One (or maybe both) of the backrests are un-spring and about 1/2 the thickness of the seat bottoms, so the flip-up thingies make it all level when down as a bed.

The table should have a strap that holds it up to the roof at an angle when you make the bed up too.

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Glad to see that bus got put to use,well part of it :P
Gonna be a nice camping rig fo-sho


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