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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Understand there are 2 different size camper windows like that. The smaller ones for cut in panels, which I think you have, and a larger size that fits into a kombi window opening. Make sure you're getting the right ones. Cut panel campers are where it's at. I prefer it over a late westy.


Thanks! I need the larger of the two right? with the more square frames?

I see that you have a 1960 panel/ camper. think you could post some pics to the gallery so I could check it out?!
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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durfeec wrote:
Understand there are 2 different size camper windows like that. The smaller ones for cut in panels, which I think you have, and a larger size that fits into a kombi window opening. Make sure you're getting the right ones. Cut panel campers are where it's at. I prefer it over a late westy.


Thanks! I need the larger of the two right? with the more square frames?

I see that you have a 1960 panel/ camper. think you could post some pics to the gallery so I could check it out?!


Yes, square corners! I think they are larger. I needed one when I got my bus (originally a panel), and a friend found a sweet deal on one at Bulli. But it turned out to be the type for a window bus, and it was too small to even make temporarily work.

What you want (notice the square top corners)
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, there are different sizes of the panel versions, so make you get the right size. See the top pic above of the cargo doors and see how the windows go all the way to the belt line. Now see the pic below and see how the windows are shorter.

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow all good info! So the one I need is very speciic. Square top corners that go all of the way to the belt line. The actual dimensions of the holes are I believe 14 x 18. Thanks for all this great info, it helps alot and is appriciated greatly! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another shot of the ones you need:

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zackcowie wrote:
durfeec wrote:
Understand there are 2 different size camper windows like that. The smaller ones for cut in panels, which I think you have, and a larger size that fits into a kombi window opening. Make sure you're getting the right ones. Cut panel campers are where it's at. I prefer it over a late westy.


Thanks! I need the larger of the two right? with the more square frames?

I see that you have a 1960 panel/ camper. think you could post some pics to the gallery so I could check it out?!


I have the smaller version of the panel windows so it wouldn't be much help. Very Happy It looks like everything got answered though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

durfeec wrote:
zackcowie wrote:
durfeec wrote:
Understand there are 2 different size camper windows like that. The smaller ones for cut in panels, which I think you have, and a larger size that fits into a kombi window opening. Make sure you're getting the right ones. Cut panel campers are where it's at. I prefer it over a late westy.


Thanks! I need the larger of the two right? with the more square frames?

I see that you have a 1960 panel/ camper. think you could post some pics to the gallery so I could check it out?!


I have the smaller version of the panel windows so it wouldn't be much help. Very Happy It looks like everything got answered though.


Would you be interested in selling them? Because If so, might be interested in them, and perhaps just weld the holes on my bus to be a little smaller.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOS 1950's ALERT! These NOS decals decals are going on the interior panels and possible on the exterior of my camper bus! My Grandfather was an ice cream man in the San Fernando valley, (California) from the 40's thru the 60's and he saved many of the decals. He was going to throw them away and my dad saved them from the trash back in the 90s. Now I'm going to use them on my bus and surprise my grandfather, who used to have a vw camper himself.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good save on those stickers they will be a great surprise
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll the sanding party went well, big thanks to everyone who came over and was in the pictures and those who came after the camera was put away. I have some awesome friends. there's a lot left to sand but we did pretty well considering how much just plain hanging out we did, here Are some pictures from the day

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Also big thanks to my good friend Scott! He gave me the front emblem for my bus! Awesome birthday present!
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Engines out! Ready for some maintenance!
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

while the engine is out, check your clutch cable, install an alternator, and a bus muffler.

find out what kind of flywheel and starter you have, just in case you ever need to buy a replacement, never easier than now
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
while the engine is out, check your clutch cable, install an alternator, and a bus muffler.

find out what kind of flywheel and starter you have, just in case you ever need to buy a replacement, never easier than now


Definitely. Going to install new alt , starter, etc.

what exhaust do you recommend? I believe a single quiet pack exhaust will fit, right? Question
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you got some windows.. lemme see! Very Happy

and a BUMP just to keep your butt motivated Blue Bus
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some as well:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1641704
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zackcowie wrote:
what exhaust do you recommend?


Stock Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muffler is easy enough to change with the engine installed.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost got those windows! A guy was 10 minutes ahead of me! All five windows working for 150. Crying or Very sad I can't believe I missed out on that, I was so frustrated. But I found an interior for 250! Pretty complete too. I have all the hardware and white trim. Here's some pics, I just kind threw it in. It's not fully assembled yet. Also, I picked up a kadron dual quiet pack to run on my bus for now.

Anyone know what this interior is out of? 64-67 westy? I have

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I got the guy down to 250 for all of it. Also still waiting for the three Hehr windows I ordered
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to my buddy from work, I now have a
Pair if headlights that Were generously donated towards the cause Wink

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love how that Nose turned out! Good job!
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