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DougB Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:14 am

Jason, I was thinking about your addiction to vintage canvas a few days ago when checking out a new eBay listing...included with this guy's Westy is the most unused, new looking side tent I'd ever seen. Check it out:

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/151931706725

- Doug

notchboy Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:59 am

That bus is pretty sweet. It looks like an nos tent - never used! There is also this other one I saw in the gallery the other days too. Ill ask the owner to chime in on history.


NOS looking side tent as sold with a 38k hard top 78 Westfalia.






And this VW tent seen in the gallery.






Convoy Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:19 am

Looking for the blue rubber stake tie down, or equivalent (circled in red below). Any links or sources to find these?



The closest repair I can find are these (1" D-Ring)
http://www.bigskyfishing.com/whitewater-products/whitewater-raft-accessories.php

notchboy Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:38 am

I just bought a shit tent with decent poles. Im waiting for it to arrive. I need the poles for another nice tent I have and am going to use the shit tent to make some cool Westfalia Jackets :twisted: Its that jacked up - but with plenty of nice material to play with.

You brother can have have a bung grommet for the price of a six pack and shipping. Ill even cut the grey material wide enough around it so you can sew it into yours with plenty of meat to hook onto.

How does that sound?

Convoy Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:47 am

Notch sounds boss. Let me now, I'll send a PM so you'll have my contact.

Thanks again.

Kick Kombi Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:49 pm

notchboy wrote: That bus is pretty sweet. It looks like an nos tent - never used! There is also this other one I saw in the gallery the other days too. Ill ask the owner to chime in on

And this VW tent seen in the gallery.







Hi guys, this Campa tent is mine.
Would love to give history about it or the company but I unfortunately I'm unable to. A workmate gave it to me the other day when he found out I got a Kombi. It's from his 90 year old neighbour who no longer has a Kombi due to being unable to drive anymore.
When I see my workmate next I'll ask him to see if his neighbour can give details about it. Like when it was purchased, price and where from.
When I put it up the other day I did not notice any tags of manufacturers or other description except the official looking blue and white Campa patch with the VW logo.
Next time I have it up I will go over it thoroughly to see if I can see any tags or stamps.

notchboy Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:21 am

That will be amazing to get the story first hand from the fellow that bought it!

Tcash Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:37 am

Nos Westfalia tent June 1970 inspections stamp.








Tcash

Little Steve Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:56 am

I've got an old side tent just like the one above if anyone is in SoCal area and wants it for spare parts or whatever. I have never used it it, and never will. Came with my bay. Pretty old but looks to be complete.
Shout out if you want to pick it up and get it out of my garage for me.

Convoy Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:52 pm

Little Steve,
I maybe interested in the tent as I'm only looking for the blue rubber loop anchors on the bottom. Notchboy maybe looking for the poles. Could you PM with more information. Thanks you kindly.

notchboy Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:57 pm

Convoy wrote: Little Steve,
I maybe interested in the tent as I'm only looking for the blue rubber loop anchors on the bottom. Notchboy maybe looking for the poles. Could you PM with more information. Thanks you kindly.


Yeah, I actually PM'd a coulple days back. See what happens. 8)

Convoy Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:03 pm

Much appreciated Notch.

Okay for anyone in the Denmark area looking for these rubber loop anchors or would like to help me out by shipping a few over to California I've located a source in Denmark. I emailed them, but with no answer.



http://www.carmo.dk/gb/product/cleats/attachment-points/05-145/

clearcut Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:34 am

Ok this is my first post I hope it's the right spot.I have one of these tents(yellow w/blue and red awning) and I would like to sell it but I'm no sure of the current value it is in like new condition, there is some rust on the poles,should I clean and paint them or will that de-value it ?

Thanks CC

notchboy Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:45 am

I say leave it as it is. Make an honest detailed description showing the good and the bad. People ask for between $750 to $1100 for stupid nice one. But those do take the longest to sell if they even do.

I only know of one super nice one going for more than $800. The guy that bought it just finished a expensive restoration and wanted as close to new - and that tent was with tags on the bag and all.

Also the regular nice used ones seem to be creeping up in price as well from the typical $400 to now $600. But they hang around not selling as well. I think most real buyers will BUY in the $500 to $750 all day for a nice tent.

Post some pics here and good luck.

Tcash Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:12 pm

clearcut wrote: Ok this is my first post I hope it's the right spot.I have one of these tents(yellow w/blue and red awning) and I would like to sell it but I'm no sure of the current value it is in like new condition, there is some rust on the poles,should I clean and paint them or will that de-value it ?

Thanks CC

Tent search classifieds
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?...ton=Search

66311 Wed May 25, 2016 6:30 pm

Westfalia source but year unknown


Westfalia tent bag from June 1973 bus left and from later model tent with blue rubber ring base nail(peg) tabs. The 73 still has the metal base nail tabs. The later model tent also has a zippered screen window in bus side flap.




66311 Sat May 28, 2016 4:47 pm

Uber rare SO 72/3 FT72 twin tent option and late model tent with sun fly.



notchboy Sat May 28, 2016 4:53 pm

Man that tent fly is sweet 8) Super cool!

Did the LHD tent come with the LHD on RHD Bus Westfalia Teleporter to get from the bus into the tent? M-3MTA3 I believe?


:lol:

66311 Sat May 28, 2016 5:53 pm

The fly came with the bus. It is homemade and I don't think it was made from a westy pattern.

I just jump through the jalousies on the left side tent and reassemble the pieces on the other side.

Looking for another tent, missing one

VdubbinRay Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:17 pm

Going out on a limb here but selling my Westfalia "Clown" Tent
All poles are there. No Rips or Tears on any part of this tent. No stakes or ropes
SoCal area.



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