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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: 66 Westy Rescue Reply with quote

I looked at this bus last weekend and went back and forth on going back to get it. In 1982 it donated it's running gear for a wicked dunebuggy that could do sweet jumps.
The property it was on was changing hands and the owner wanted to milk a little more cash out of what was still there.
I spent friday night welding up a dolly to haul it out of the woods out of 4x4 stock and a 1/8 90 Angle. This thing was awesome until we had the chains under it when it was right on the trailer. It then curled under the weight of the Bus being lifted in the air. At any rate it served it's purpose. From arrival to exit we were there 40 minutes.
I took it to my Dads house as he has 6 acres way off the road and I am certain my home owners association would ticket me for this thing.
Fair warning it is rough and I am not sure if I am going to bring it back or part it out. The Frame is actually solid, It set on some jack stands but the front tires were about halfway in the ground.
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Model Type 2 (T1) mod. 231 :
- Kombi
- Cargo doors right
- LHD
Chassis number 236128984
Serial number 128 984
Modelyear 1966
Planned production date March 30 ,1966
Paint color L87 - Perl white
Interior color (doorpanels and seats) *** Unknown ***
Destination USA, Chicago
080 Split front seats (walk-through) Kombi and Panel

108 Camping Equipment (Westfalia SO-42) "without side windows" (5 louvered windows instead of all solid/popout windows) Westfalia SO42 kit

425 North American export package including :
- Twin reverse lights
- Compteur en Miles
- Sealed beam headlights
- Hazard warning lights
- Mounting for safety belts in driver's and passenger's compartment
- Laminated windscreen
- Ram protection (bumper with guards)
- Dual-circuit brake system -
A42 SO-42 Westfalia interior, no exterior fitments -

Tool kit for the pull.We had a heavy duty jack along with the Mickey Mouse one in the photo.
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Arrival. we had to pull it out and to the right to get it on the trailer. Passenger wheel is locked but we still got it on the trailer.
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On the trailer.
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At My dads, From one resting place in the woods to another.
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Both front seats are there.
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Cabinets are in much better shape than the outside. Wasp love them.
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Fun game, Name the parts.
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What Dog leg?
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Looking in from the back.
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Nasty rust at the hinge points.
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Nice mirror.
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Driver battery tray area. Shocked this is so clean.
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Will have to get some thicker Angle. Still did great even when it turned to wheelie bar style.
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Fancy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's worth saving to me if there's not a whole lot of other rust.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 Westy Rescue Reply with quote

type47fan1 wrote:



Both front seats are there.
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Fun game, Name the parts.

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Those two black metal rods in the front are the childs cot poles. there should be a trapezoidal piece of heavy greenish canvas that goes between them. It is probably rotted/ missing.
The poles are valuable/hard to find/ useful. You can get a new canvas easier than the poles.

good save!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is the standard rust along with the shot out A pillars.
Yeah the Cot poles were in it and right under them was the cot. In that pic of the floor you can see what is left of it under the Pole. It is rotted and was used as insulation by some mice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another westy with black steering column but with white steering wheel!

I posted about it after noticing few so42 out there includes mine have the same thing. I have asked this before, but nobody seem to know.

Now I am more and more sure that all late So42 got black column and white steering wheel??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet score!!!! My 67 SO42 has black column. White wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: 66 Westy Rescue Reply with quote

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More rivets Phillip! Those things are just drawn to you. Glad you were able to get it out of there fairly easy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty in a couple of tricky spots , but if that's the worst of it then not bad! Nice score!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 67 (Sept 66 I think) has white column and white wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement. I am somewhat leaning on the community on value to save it or not. The A pillars are rough. The bus set since 82 with all the water running from the back to the front.
My thought on repairing that is to just cut the nose off and replace with another complete nose. Otherwise it will be parted out. The nose skin is ok until you get to the headlight buckets.
It has the usual floor rust and rocker rust. On the drivers side rocker , the rust is only about 2 foot from the B pillar after that it is amazingly solid. Short rocker on the passenger side has no rust that I can see. The cargo rocker is gone but I have done one of those already and am aware the labor involved.

Eric,

Thanks for the heads up on it as well.
Those are actually flat head srews but still about 50 too many holes to fill. I was originally hoping to grab the nose skin off this one for the deluxe but the deluxe one is better than this one by far.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need the rear headliner trim and square interior lights. Wanna Sell them?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't cut this bus up.

If you're sure you're not up for the work, turn the bus over to a mechanic who is. Yeah, it's got bad rot in a few places and will need quite a bit of metal, but a talented welder -of which there are an increasing number here- can make that bus whole again in a few months -and save that nose that's straight as an arrow.

The sale of this very sought-after Westy will yield you a fat chunk of change toward the repairs on the other bus you have.

Vultures: go circle something that's dead, this bus has got plans.

Don't cut it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vulture?

He may part it out. It is Wayyyyyy Rusty and late model westys are plentiful...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deadwesty wrote:
Here is another westy with black steering column but with white steering wheel!

I posted about it after noticing few so42 out there includes mine have the same thing. I have asked this before, but nobody seem to know.

Now I am more and more sure that all late So42 got black column and white steering wheel??


Are you sure the colums weren't replaced at some point? I doubt very highly that they ever came with black columns and white wheels unless you live in the Sacramento metropolitian area.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you sure the colums weren't replaced at some point? I doubt very highly that they ever came with black colums and white wheels.


My late '66 Westy has a black column and white wheel.

(Because I replaced the original white steering box and didn't paint it)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you part it, you will have bad bus karma for the rest of your days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2true wrote:
I need the rear headliner trim and square interior lights. Wanna Sell them?

did you know you can buy new rectangular lights?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kombisutra wrote:
Don't cut this bus up.

If you're sure you're not up for the work, turn the bus over to a mechanic who is. Yeah, it's got bad rot in a few places and will need quite a bit of metal, but a talented welder -of which there are an increasing number here- can make that bus whole again in a few months -and save that nose that's straight as an arrow.

The sale of this very sought-after Westy will yield you a fat chunk of change toward the repairs on the other bus you have.

Vultures: go circle something that's dead, this bus has got plans.

Don't cut it up.


I am up for the work, just was not as optimistic on being able to save the nose. I will get some more pics, but the PO put Styrofoam between the kick panels and the metal and it accelerated the rust. I also think the entire A pillar on both sides will need to be redone. I am shopping for repair metal now. I have to finish up the Deluxe and then I can put some good time into this one.

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If you part it, you will have bad bus karma for the rest of your days.


I hear you on that and certainly do not want bad bus karma.

I have gotten plenty of PM's for parts and especially the cot poles so for now I am keeping it all together. I also was not using this post to sell anything as I hate reading where someone posts "ohh look what I found, what is it worth" and then two days later list it in the classifieds.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, will send the most powerful bus voodoo I have your way in efforts to empower you to do the right thing, whether that's doing the repairs or ensuring someone else does.

Keep the faith!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

type47fan1 wrote:
kombisutra wrote:
Don't cut this bus up.

If you're sure you're not up for the work, turn the bus over to a mechanic who is. Yeah, it's got bad rot in a few places and will need quite a bit of metal, but a talented welder -of which there are an increasing number here- can make that bus whole again in a few months -and save that nose that's straight as an arrow.

The sale of this very sought-after Westy will yield you a fat chunk of change toward the repairs on the other bus you have.

Vultures: go circle something that's dead, this bus has got plans.

Don't cut it up.


I am up for the work, just was not as optimistic on being able to save the nose. I will get some more pics, but the PO put Styrofoam between the kick panels and the metal and it accelerated the rust. I also think the entire A pillar on both sides will need to be redone. I am shopping for repair metal now. I have to finish up the Deluxe and then I can put some good time into this one.

RPGreg2600 wrote:
If you part it, you will have bad bus karma for the rest of your days.


I hear you on that and certainly do not want bad bus karma.

I have gotten plenty of PM's for parts and especially the cot poles so for now I am keeping it all together. I also was not using this post to sell anything as I hate reading where someone posts "ohh look what I found, what is it worth" and then two days later list it in the classifieds.


Phillip


They came with styrofoam behind the kick panels.
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