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  Topic: Westfalia Logo on Poptop
richparker

Replies: 8
Views: 120

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia Logo on Poptop
that pawesty guy in the thread you linked is wrong...they all had decals out of the gate. just wanted to clear that up. the size/style/location on anything 71 and up....no idea as i have only done ear ...
  Topic: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
richparker

Replies: 405
Views: 28557

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
Since I blew up the custom built rear shock on my MTB yesterday and I couldnít ride today, I had some free time on my hands. So I decided to work on installing the hitch. It hitch itself was a breez ...
  Topic: Best way to install ceiling panels on early Westy?
richparker

Replies: 7
Views: 143

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: Best way to install ceiling panels on early Westy?
I had to open my channels up a bit to fit the slightly larger aftermarket material.
  Topic: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
richparker

Replies: 405
Views: 28557

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 pm   Subject: Re: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
Lookin good. What do you plan on pulling?

Probably wonít be towing anything, I got it for my bike rack. I use a Thule 917XTR, itís a Cantilever style rack and puts a lot of down force on the hitch ...
  Topic: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
richparker

Replies: 405
Views: 28557

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:46 pm   Subject: Re: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
Items have been rolling in. My Awning showed up and wasnít damaged, stoked on that! I ended up having to order the mounting brackets from Go Westy as my buddy locally couldnít find the ones he has. ...
  Topic: Painting a Riviera Top
richparker

Replies: 7
Views: 143

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:38 am   Subject: Re: Painting a Riviera Top
Hello,
Resin gel coat comes in many colors...and can be mixed and toned just like any paint.

This is the way...
  Topic: Our new bus! 1979 VW Riviera Penthouse
richparker

Replies: 87
Views: 6512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: Our new bus! 1979 VW Riviera Penthouse
Nice!!!

Did you go with an external cooler too?

Its has a type 4 oil cooler on it.

Thatís a nice upgrade, I also run one of those. But, a 2L T1 engine with 8.5:1 compression is gonna produce ...
  Topic: Our new bus! 1979 VW Riviera Penthouse
richparker

Replies: 87
Views: 6512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Our new bus! 1979 VW Riviera Penthouse
Nice!!!

Did you go with an external cooler too?
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
richparker

Replies: 1137
Views: 100694

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:48 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
I would get rid of that flimsy plastic fuel filter before it becomes victim to a rock or other road debris and causes a hot mess (fire). Use an appropriate pressure rated filter in a metal housing.
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  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
richparker

Replies: 1137
Views: 100694

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Looks great!!!

Here in America we can get under coating in aerosol cans. Thatís what I use on my bus. I donít want to post a picture of my boss on your thread, so hereís a link to a couple of photo ...
  Topic: '70 Riviera: The Continuing (Mis)Adventures
richparker

Replies: 745
Views: 36245

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: '70 Riviera: The Continuing (Mis)Adventures
Another quality video!

I wonder what the windshield frame looks like.
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
richparker

Replies: 1137
Views: 100694

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:14 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Looks great!!!

Here in America we can get under coating in aerosol cans. Thatís what I use on my bus. I donít want to post a picture of my boss on your thread, so hereís a link to a couple of photo ...
  Topic: Anyone tried KGRP / Airhead Parts Front door seals ?
richparker

Replies: 10
Views: 312

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:18 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone tried KGRP / Airhead Parts Front door seals ?
I just installed the Airhead front door seals on my Ď71. They are super nice! Although the doors are a little tight, I did not have to adjust the door strikes. I used German seals on my last bus an ...
  Topic: '70 Riviera: The Continuing (Mis)Adventures
richparker

Replies: 745
Views: 36245

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:51 am   Subject: Re: '70 Riviera: The Continuing (Mis)Adventures
Damn, that sucks. The video was good tho!

Keep the pics of the process coming, live to see the transformation.
  Topic: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
richparker

Replies: 405
Views: 28557

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:39 pm   Subject: Re: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
Just ordered a ARB 2500 awning, bam! 💥 We do not have a ARB dealer here in Durango, so this was going to be a internet purchase. I scoured the internet for an hour and I was only able to f ...
  Topic: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
richparker

Replies: 405
Views: 28557

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:16 pm   Subject: Re: Scored a local Ď71 Westy
Picked up my bus from the shop today, woot woot!!! The OG ball joints were still with in spec, so I had the one torn boot replaced. As well as new tie rods, drag link and an alignment done. Turns o ...
  Topic: The Tire Sticky FAQ
richparker

Replies: 3783
Views: 687787

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: The Tire Sticky FAQ
^I run the 27x8.5 Grabber ATX. My Speedo is accurate, I donít have any extra road noise and I get the same gas mileage. In my bus that 16-17 in town and 20-21 on the highway. I run them the at 35 p ...
  Topic: Buying a Bay Window
richparker

Replies: 153
Views: 3584

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Buying a Bay Window
Like others here, I have bought many busses in my day. Five of them to be exact. Everyone of them found me. I bought was a Ď71 for $85, a Ď67 for $200, a 68í for $200, a Ď78 for $400 and I got my c ...
  Topic: All in One Brake rebuild or conversion kit for 1973 bay?
richparker

Replies: 2
Views: 90

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: All in One Brake rebuild or conversion kit for 1973 bay?
A Ď73 comes with disc brakes from the factory. I obviously donít know the condition of your bus, but I would imagine the hard lines are fine and you just need to replace the 4 soft lines. Maybe some ...
  Topic: Stuartzickefoose a year MIA
richparker

Replies: 37
Views: 1985

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Stuartzickefoose a year MIA
Thatís crazy!
 
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