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Vintage Auto Werks1 Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:22 pm

Nice work guys!!! I will come over to give a hand soon.

MrBusCo Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:19 pm

Action shot!


npbusguy Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:14 pm

Vintage Auto Werks1 wrote: Nice work guys!!! I will come over to give a hand soon.

Dan being true to his word came over this morning to Help Jim and I tackle the bulkhead project.


Jim decided to get rid of the rusty top hat and we removed a section of the floor to get it out :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Dan pulling the cross member and heater tube out


Jim welding up a small patch panel


Funky green temped in place


Bulkhead temped in with rivets and we sized up the patch section that was needed along the bottom for a factory style installation



Buzz the bus inspector checking the fit and finish


For the first time in decades, the front seat hangs in the correct spot 8)


We have a lot more detail work before the bulkhead panel is welded in place, but we are happy with the fit and progress that was made in two days.

ratherb-buggin Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:25 pm

This is a fun resto, I will have to keep an eye on this one! Fun to see you guys helping out and pitching in! Keep up the good work!!

scvw Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:10 am

It is really great to see friends come together on a project like this. I too will be following this thread for updates. I like to see how you are paying attention to the details and not just hacking and welding. Keep up the great work guys on a very worthy bus.

MrBusCo Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:38 am

Looking excellent guys! What is the plan next weekend?

MrBusCo Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:43 am

Please let me know if you need me to drive that 360 for you while you are doing this project. you know.... to get it out of the garage.

53kombi Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:08 am

Keep up the good work Jim. You have a great team working with you. This is definitely a worthy candidate. Very few pressed bumper Westfalia campers left out there. Get the metal work done correctly, and then you can worry about the correct interior stuff. The metal will take a while, and in the meantime you can eductae yourself about the interior. campingbox and lind will be great sources for info about the interior.

vws-microcars4jim Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:16 am

BIG thanks go to npbusguy and Vintage Auto Werks1 (Dan). These guys are unbelievable! I am very lucky to have them in my corner! 8)

Jim

bloovw Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:17 am

nice work... looking forward to progress reports...

KWZ Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:34 am

Looks good so far..... your bus only needs about 2/3 the metal work my '57 required. Hang in there.

camit34 Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:00 am

Great work!

xavi_242 Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:24 pm

Nice work! Looking fordward to see it finished... yum yum!

WOB1 Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:55 pm

Very nice!
Pressed bumper Westys are cool.

vws-microcars4jim Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:53 pm

More work is getting done, this is more involved than I anticipated...but still very exciting!


Here is the bulkhead with added strip, grinding the welds.

Thank you for the encouragement!
Jim

Vintage Auto Werks1 Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:00 pm

Keep it up Jim!!!! Glad to see you spent some good time with the bus today!!!

williamblanda Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:04 pm

Wow, that's a lot of work. All I can say is that it's looking stellar. You guy's show dedication that usually isn't present in many of the people on here.

Keep it up.

npbusguy Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:56 pm

Nice work Jim and you are only 3 days into it, imagine what a couple of good weekends will do.
Where is Buzz in the latest group of photos?

scvw Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:59 pm

Nice progress. Is your plan to get it road worthy and log some miles on it? Maybe make it a driving project?

slow36hp Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:00 pm

man it must be nice having a hit squad youll be done in no time



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