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73 westfalia continental

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by MrBubbleHead, May 19, 2012.

  1. MrBubbleHead

    MrBubbleHead Member

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    Next step painting......

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  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome DIY progress.

    Its going to look great!
     
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  3. bay window bandit

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    Thanks for the tips.
     
  4. MrBubbleHead

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    Ok so after two coats of primer and two coats of enamel and much much sanding in between I had a top ready to receive some new seals and freshly tidied up hardware. Then came the task of putting in the new tent which I had brought months ago from the bus depot.

    Here's one of the top ready to be lifted into position

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    The top placed on top and bolted in place and the rear supports

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    Then the fun part fitting the tent into the pop top

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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very impressive :cool:
     
  6. MrBubbleHead

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    Lastly the roof rack this got a freshen up with new Timber slats instead of the metal ones which it had originally


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  7. Bennyharp

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    The bus is looking amazing. Norglass is an amazing product. I always wonder how many people use it or know about it
     
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  8. wenmac

    wenmac Active Member

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    The bus looks very nice, Good Job.
     
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    They are awesome pop-tops and a re-finished one with new tent is even better.

    Time for some camping!
     
  10. wirrah

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    I often wish my T2 Westfalia was a pop top. My only consolation is that it is probably the rarest of the rare here.
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    beautiful - Westfalias are the pick of the pop tops

    Credit to you
     
  12. MrBubbleHead

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    Thanks guys since doing the poptop resto I've been using the bus with the family for weekends away and day trips it served well for 8 months until the engine let me know it was due a rebuild. to cut a long story short a valve let go back in August and took out the cylinder head. Upon having to pull the motor and splitting the case it was time for a rebuild. after a set of new AMC heads, new hydrolic cam, case line bored, new pistons, recoed barrels I had the 2ltr hydraulic lifters fitted along with the correct vw push rods installed.
    Its now done 3000 klms over the new year and Christmas, all is running well thanks to the rebushed carbs along with a pertronix electronic ignition kit fitted to the correct vacuum advance distributor. Its such a dream to drive now and piece of mind knowing the engine is totally fresh. (that's the risks of using a used motor in the first place I guess)

    Now the plans are for the suspension and wheels can finally commence I've got most the parts and just need to order a few more bits then I can get it rolling.

    I've also obtained the correct dinning flip table which will eventually make its way from England. I've still yet to mount the bumper overiders but it'll happen soonish.
    Slowly its coming together, it could do with a respray but for now and the next few years I intend on using it with the family
     

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  13. vassy69SC

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    Looks fantastic.
    Improving it piece by piece while still enjoying it is the best way to go.
     
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  14. MrBubbleHead

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    Finally after two years of sitting under our bed I got around to replacing the standard front screen seal for the deluxe one with the alloy trim
     

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  15. Poptop

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    You need to add the sound bite when the engines running. It sounds amazing!
     
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  16. Blink

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    awesome thread mate!!
    just read it from start to finish
     
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  17. KahunaKombi

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    That looks great :cool:
     
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  18. Poptop

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  19. Nigel

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    The 1973 VW Type 2 Westfalia Continental (i.e. British specification campervan) had Autumn Gold cloth upholstery, rather than the leatherette upholstery which was used on the earlier, non-British-specification Westfalia campervans
     
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