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1974 Front Seat Resto
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:28 pm
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1974 Front Seat Resto
Mark
Driver side done. Ready to do the passenger side next.


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1974 Front Seat Resto
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:27 pm
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1974 Front Seat Resto
Mark
Driver side seat finished.
Seat covers sewn by J Luis Alvarez, very happy with his work.


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Zwerks Beer ‘Bus’
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am
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Zwerks Beer ‘Bus’
Mark
Took this free fridge and made it a kegerator with 2 taps.
Fresh homebrew on-demand makes those garage projects a little more rewarding afterwards. Cheers!


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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Size: 1388x1388   Views: 3
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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Mark
1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Had J Luis Alvarez from VW Classic Upholstery do up these seat covers, with plaid material supplied from Heritage VW, UK.
Decided to go with black vinyl to match the door cards w/ plaid inserts.


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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Size: 1476x1476   Views: 4
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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Mark
1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Had J Luis Alvarez from VW Classic Upholstery do up these seat covers, with plaid material supplied from Heritage VW, UK.
Decided to go with black vinyl to match the door cards w/ plaid inserts.


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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:16 pm
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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Mark
1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Had J Luis Alvarez from VW Classic Upholstery do up these seat covers, with plaid material supplied from Heritage VW, UK.
Decided to go with black vinyl to match the door cards w/ plaid inserts.


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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Size: 1512x1512   Views: 6
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1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Mark
1974 Westfalia orange plaid seat covers
Had J Luis Alvarez from VW Classic Upholstery do up these seat covers, with plaid material supplied from Heritage VW, UK.
Decided to go with black vinyl to match the door cards w/ plaid inserts.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
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BN4 gas heater overhaul
Mark
After 45 years this was well overdue for servicing.
After cleaning, getting rid of the rust, some new paint, replaced the fan, safety switch, and verified switches adjusted properly, she whirs away like new, throws out skookum heat, switches off and cools down like it should.


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BN4 fuel pump points gearing
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:03 am
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BN4 fuel pump points gearing
Mark
Stripped gear from a BN4 fan assembly.


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BN4 fuel pump points gearing
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:03 am
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BN4 fuel pump points gearing
Mark
Stripped gear from a BN4 fan assembly.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Cardboard mock-up.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Testing cardboard mock-up fit for the umpteenth time.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Transferred cardboard templates to steel pieces.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Final test fit. Still need to drill holes to plug weld to inner rocker.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Making sure body seams will line up.


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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm
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74 Westfalia C pillar section construction
Mark
Weld-thru primer for now.


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Blaupunkt AM Radio
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:30 pm
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Blaupunkt AM Radio
Mark
Dual voltage AM radio, 7 637 150 Y series


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40hp install
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:15 pm
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40hp install
Mark
Finishing up connections before test run.


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40hp install
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:15 pm
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40hp install
Mark
Finishing up connections before test run.


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40 hp install
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:04 pm
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40 hp install
Mark
Donor 40 hp from a baja project. Test fitting a few pieces. Trying to retain period-correct with what I have.


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1915 Install
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:11 am
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1915 Install
Mark
Getting things bolted back together.


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Previous Owner Skylight Hack
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:54 pm
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Previous Owner Skylight Hack
Mark
Maybe well-intentioned, but this is the amount of silicone I removed from the skylight sealing area, good grief! It's been fixed right since.


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Skylight Overhaul
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:52 pm
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Skylight Overhaul
Mark
Previous owner decided to use silicone (without luck apparently) so repaired the fiberglass around the area and replacing nearly everything. Many times camping in the damp Pacific Northwest since and no more leaks.


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Transmission overhaul
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:48 pm
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Transmission overhaul
Mark
Rebuilt/resealed/painted. Once again was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness & state of wear inside.


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Fridge mod
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:44 pm
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Fridge mod
Mark
Replaced broken fan w/ 12V computer fan & added powder coated diverter. Beer has never been colder ;^)


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Before fuel tank resto
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:40 pm
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Before fuel tank resto
Mark
After guessing/calculating fuel level, decided it was time. The obligatory 'before' resto photo. Tank was surprisingly clean inside.


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Fuel tank resto
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:38 pm
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Fuel tank resto
Mark
This one cleaned up nicely, I'm certain it was replaced at one point. All cleaned/sealed & ready for service.


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Raptor bedliner
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:35 pm
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Raptor bedliner
Mark
Raptor bedliner applied to beltline. Has since held up very well to off-road use.


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More shortblock prep
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:27 pm
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More shortblock prep
Mark
Checking AN fitting install. Bought the Bugpack kit but ended up spending more $$ to get 90 deg AN fittings to avoid clearance issues.


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Longblock Day
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:20 pm
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Longblock Day
Mark
Prepping for assembly. This is always one of my favourite parts during a build, as OCD is a requirement at this stage. :^)


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Sand blasted tin
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:59 pm
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Sand blasted tin
Mark
Freshly blasted tin. Prepping for powder coating in OEM satin black.


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Pre-deck check
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:57 pm
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Pre-deck check
Mark
Test fit for 1915 build for my '64 TI.


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Setting Deck
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:56 pm
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Setting Deck
Mark
Setting deck for 1915 build, target of 8.5:1 CR


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TIG'd OEM fan
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:54 pm
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TIG'd OEM fan
Mark
Took factory VW fan & spent some time with the TIG.


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TMI Water Blue seat covers
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:55 pm
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TMI Water Blue seat covers
Mark
TMI seat covers from Wolfsburg West in 1964 Bahama Blue T1.
Seats are like new again.


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Lapped cylinder head
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:54 pm
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Lapped cylinder head
Mark
94mm EMPI heads, not properly machined
Easy 2 minute fix to problem sealing area.


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Head sealing issue
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:00 pm
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Head sealing issue
Mark
That right side surface doesn't look right


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Powder Coated ARG set
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:59 pm
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Powder Coated ARG set
Mark
Coated these for a friend of mine who made a set from scrap for his roof bars.


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1.9L partial rebuild "before"
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:27 pm
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1.9L partial rebuild "before"
Mark
"Before" rebuild shot.
A crack in #1/2 head leaking coolant turned into a partial rebuild. Good times.


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1.9L partial rebuild AMC heads
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:27 pm
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1.9L partial rebuild AMC heads
Mark
GoWesty refurbished AMC heads. They look even better than the photo shows. No pits, very clean.


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1.9L partial rebuild "after"
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:27 pm
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1.9L partial rebuild "after"
Mark
"After" rebuild shot. A crack in #1/2 head leaking coolant turned into a partial rebuild. Good times.


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84 thermostat housing top
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:42 pm
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84 thermostat housing top
Mark
SNAP! Nothing a propane torch and some locking pliers didn't fix. Thankfully there was 5mm left to grab on to or I'd be drilling!


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Bead blasting and powder coating 84 engine tin
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:37 pm
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Bead blasting and powder coating 84 engine tin
Mark
Just a few pieces for today, will finish the rest tomorrow. I have the engine out to replace the heads, water pump and some seals so why not!


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Bead blasting and powder coating 84 engine tin
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:37 pm
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Bead blasting and powder coating 84 engine tin
Mark
Just a few pieces for today, will finish the rest tomorrow. I have the engine out to replace the heads, water pump and some seals so why not!


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Foam + Bodywork = Rust Timebomb
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:27 pm
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Foam + Bodywork = Rust Timebomb
Mark
I have a previous owner to thank for this gem. This is why you should never use foam for bodywork.


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