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  Topic: Westy tents
srfndoc

Replies: 296
Views: 71600

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Yesterday 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: Westy tents
This probably played a big role in the design decision to move the poles to the outside of the canvas. Canvas shrinks, especially if it gets wet and then dries while not setup on the poles. Getting ...
  Topic: SO42/SO44 poptop canvas replacement how-to
srfndoc

Replies: 20
Views: 3520

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 am   Subject: Re: SO42/SO44 poptop canvas replacement how-to
The four rubber pop-top tie-downs that I bought from Wolfsburg West a year or two ago have a gray-ish color, not the black ones. I'll have to open a bag and trial stretch them to see if they are an i ...
  Topic: 67 Westy PopTop help!
srfndoc

Replies: 5
Views: 162

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:58 am   Subject: Re: 67 Westy PopTop help!
Here's a good tutorial. Definitely need the birch roof panels in first. I found it easier to install the canvas on the poptop first while the top is upside down and on an elevated platform. Then at ...
  Topic: Need your help identifying this tie loop thing - 66 SO42 Camper
srfndoc

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: Need your help identifying this tie loop thing - 66 SO42 Camper
Boot attaches to closet via snap on top of front closet board for 67.
  Topic: 1956 subhatch
srfndoc

Replies: 791
Views: 123769

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:50 am   Subject: Re: 1956 subhatch
Glad to hear it. Samba to the rescue!
  Topic: My new bus, 66 SO42, walk through, pop top :)))))
srfndoc

Replies: 19
Views: 520

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:33 am   Subject: Re: My new bus, 66 SO42 pop top :)))))
I would get the reproduction if you were going to actually use it. Think its up to 40lbs.
  Topic: My new bus, 66 SO42, walk through, pop top :)))))
srfndoc

Replies: 19
Views: 520

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:59 am   Subject: Re: My new bus, 66 SO42 pop top :)))))
Nice. My favorite SO42 color. Here's a couple original one's for sale:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2360636
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2378526 ...
  Topic: Stock '66 Westy - Stock tire options?
srfndoc

Replies: 24
Views: 757

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:12 am   Subject: Re: Stock '66 Westy - Stock tire options?
The 195/R14 is a bit closer to the original stock dimensions.
  Topic: 1956 subhatch
srfndoc

Replies: 791
Views: 123769

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:53 am   Subject: Re: 1956 subhatch
I have enjoyed the extra room with the later style tent, so with some persuasion from another enthusiast, I have decided to try and make a new top and sides for my westy - the original tent that came ...
  Topic: Westfalia MCode Question
srfndoc

Replies: 116
Views: 18201

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:49 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia MCode Question
Must have had a stroke. 😃

The riveted tent rail is only seen on early so42ís (basically 65 only) but not sure of exact cut off.
  Topic: Stock '66 Westy - Stock tire options?
srfndoc

Replies: 24
Views: 757

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Stock '66 Westy - Stock tire options?
There is nothing wrong with P metric tires on your bus, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A new Jetta for example has an empty weight of nearly 3000lbs. It has a 205/55/17 tire with about a 95 load ...
  Topic: Westfalia MCode Question
srfndoc

Replies: 116
Views: 18201

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Westfalia MCode Question
If it had a tent, would not there be holes in the passenger side drip rail to mount the C-channel for the tent boot?
By 1967 the C-channel used screws and clips to mount to the rail.

For 67 the t ...
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
srfndoc

Replies: 4816
Views: 394940

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2062276.jpg


Is this the spare tire rack srfndoc was talking about?



No, this is standard mount on the nose. Notice the pic of the Westy with the tra ...
  Topic: Westfalia SO35 registry thread
srfndoc

Replies: 50
Views: 9681

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Westfalia SO35 registry thread
He's not selling... just posted a video showing the details of the Westy. Definitely a sweet find.
  Topic: Found my Blaupunkt and faceplate!
srfndoc

Replies: 24
Views: 777

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Found my Blaupunkt and faceplate!
Looks good in there!
  Topic: Westfalia MCode Question
srfndoc

Replies: 116
Views: 18201

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia MCode Question
My European Delivery 1967 Walk-thru pop-top Titan Red/Beige Grey SO-42 Westfalia Camper. I wonder if it came originally with a roof rack and side tent?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/204 ...
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
srfndoc

Replies: 4816
Views: 394940

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:24 am   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2060906.jpg

Nice Westfalia sourced spare tire mount vs. the generic one on the nose.
  Topic: 59 Westy tent poles
srfndoc

Replies: 40
Views: 3961

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 am   Subject: Re: 59 Westy tent poles
Nice. Interested in making another set?
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
srfndoc

Replies: 38
Views: 2541

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Hopefully you grabbed that VG poptop Westy as well!
  Topic: Velvet Green thread
srfndoc

Replies: 296
Views: 88875

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Velvet Green thread
My OG paint Velvet Green/ Pearl White Standard before Patina was cool.....

I guess I have a thing for OG paint Velvet Green and Pearl White buses:

20 years later, I have another PW/VG bus

(I ...
 
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