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  Topic: 1977 Sportsmobile/Westfalia Build
The Pilch

Replies: 69
Views: 4792

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:35 am   Subject: Re: 1977 Sportsmobile/Westfalia Build
What a magic thread! Great work! Love the bus, the color, the workmanship, the vibe!
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1940326.jpg

Today, after routing the sender wire from the oil pressure relief valve location to the gauge (and a very nice job it was too), I took the bus on ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Interesting culture shift. Leaving property at an unmanaged site To claim it most places I’ve camped wouldn’t fly. Be there or move on.

Interesting for me too, I'm from England, where, should anyon ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
This evening was a nice temperature, so I did as much of the gauge install as I could before it got dark.

Didn't take me long to find switched power. So I took a feed from it, and ran the wires acc ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
It's hot here in Utah this week. And last week, and the week before.....

So I have noticed that the old girl has been having trouble starting, once she's been running a while - granted, a hill clim ...
  Topic: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
The Pilch

Replies: 417
Views: 66176

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
What a fabulous thread!
  Topic: Napa paint
The Pilch

Replies: 7
Views: 397

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: Napa paint
I'd like to give credit to Napa paint matching. At least the one in Woodland Park, CO.
I had them do the L90D pastel white, and the L53H orient blue for my 75. Incredible job.

My local NAPA can b ...
  Topic: Awnings
The Pilch

Replies: 102
Views: 32881

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: Awnings
I love seeing all you guys' solutions. Some great camping set ups here!

Here's mine. this 10'x10' pop up canopy was $40 from Dicks Sporting Goods, $30 with a coupon Very Happy, and although not present in ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
I love an awesome restoration story... and you Bay guys have some good ones! Very Happy

I've never liked low back seats in any car, and although moving further away from original, I decided some captains ...
  Topic: Help Me Find My Bus "Betty" - OH/IN
The Pilch

Replies: 4
Views: 281

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:49 am   Subject: Re: Help Me Find My Bus "Betty" - OH/IN
Good luck with finding her!! Please update us when you do!!
  Topic: Aftermarket Vw bus seats
The Pilch

Replies: 23
Views: 710

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket Vw bus seats
Just adding my 2c to this thread.

I have used these, from a Jaguar XJ6, in my '72


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1938941.jpg

and my favorites were these from a Porsche 928


htt ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
You bet! ^^^
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Just prior to our little trip, the lady went out and set up a tent and chairs in our spot. This isn't the way I prefer to do it, but I am told that Utahn's do this, sometimes weeks in advance, so they ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Were you guys cooking on the roof? Laughing I could pull it off at 6'5", but you and the wifey may need to use the chair to cook some roof eggs. Laughing

Hahaha, yes we were! We forgot a table to ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Were you guys cooking on the roof? Laughing I could pull it off at 6'5", but you and the wifey may need to use the chair to cook some roof eggs. Laughing

Hahaha, yes we were! We forgot a table to ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:49 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Santaquin canyon looks like a nice place to camp. I havent been up there. I think I need to take the bus and the wife up and check it out. That rain storm was pretty wicked. Im glad you didnt get wash ...
  Topic: Adventures in Peryl, a ‘71 Westy
The Pilch

Replies: 50
Views: 2070

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: Re: Adventures in Peryl, a ‘71 Westy
This is so awesome!!
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
Here's some pictures from our camping trip this weekend. Temperature was great, and we had a relaxing time. The bus ran great, although it does have a real problem starting again once she's hot, which ...
  Topic: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
The Pilch

Replies: 60
Views: 1958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Totaled '71 Sunroof Deluxe, totally came to me!
No work done on the bus this week, although I did purchase a spare accelerator cable for my stash of spares.

Me and the lady are going camping (her family commitments permitting) so I cleaned it ou ...
  Topic: New to me 71 deluxe
The Pilch

Replies: 37
Views: 1873

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Re: New to me 71 deluxe
Yeah this is great! Love the color, the work you've put in, the stance - great stuff man!
 
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