TheSamba.com
>Help  >Donate  >Buy Shirts  >Register  >Log in See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com
 
Westfalia upper cot
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
GeorgeO.
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2010
Posts: 813
Location: Menifee, CA
GeorgeO. is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Westfalia upper cot Reply with quote

Well I scored a Upper cot for a steal but it is the wrong year on the bracket poles. I figured I would take it to a welding place and have them move the front brackets on poles to match my hardware. I guess I can sell the other brackets and make someone else happy.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GeorgeO.
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2010
Posts: 813
Location: Menifee, CA
GeorgeO. is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Got it done! Reply with quote

Well I finished my cot for my westfalia. Jo-Ann's Fabric has Duck Canvas in various colors and I chose the fabric that matches the Gold Burlap upholstery that came with my camper. I used a polyester wrapped thread and used 16/100 needle with my Wife's sewing machine. The needle made the stitching much easier and felt that each seam was well secured. I used the techniques from a youtube video that demonstrates how to stitch canvas fabric. I will post it in my edit but it came out okay. The final test, was lay up there and low and behold...Solid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvIr1mNYiE

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bala
Samba Member


Joined: December 04, 2003
Posts: 1085
Location: Austin, TX
Bala is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, looks great!
_________________
1976 Westy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GeorgeO.
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2010
Posts: 813
Location: Menifee, CA
GeorgeO. is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to cut the brackets in the middle and reweld them further down. The Duck Canvas was half price so I bought 3 yards and I will use the rest for the forward child cot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
toddb_67
Samba Member


Joined: November 28, 2003
Posts: 851
Location: Hansville, WA
toddb_67 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to make my own upper cot too. Does anyone happen to have the dimensions of the fabric?
_________________
1970 Pastel White Westfalia
1969 Chrome Blue Karmann Ghia (sold)
1971 Super Beetle Convertible (under construction) http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=582365&highlight=
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Millennium Falcon
Samba Member


Joined: December 01, 2006
Posts: 327
Location: Toronto, Canada
Millennium Falcon is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff. I sleep in my upper cot all the time when camping solo, or for some extra storage if I do not mind losing some head room.

Seems like your cot is positioned closer to the drivers side of the bus rather than the passenger side. That would be great if using the cot for some extra storage, but does that position make it more difficult to climb up there?
_________________
"Don't worry, she'll hold together . . . You hear me, baby? Hold together!" -Han to the Falcon

1972 White Campmobile
1700 cc Type IV
Dual Solex 34 PDSIT2/3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2013, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB