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1967250s
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful find. I suppose you know it is a '71? Subbed
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be happy to help anytime Sunnydog. It does clean it up and it's one less thing that might be retaining the mouse piss smell.
Wildthings, thanks for the Halsey pick up offer. I'm sure there's something I need but I'm good for now. I'm going to go the the Woodburn VW show this Saturday and see what kind parts I can find there.

1967250s, yes I do know its a 71', thanks. I'm up to 3 71's now. All are white, 2 westys and a tin top.

More to come when I get some more pictures loaded. Smile
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Newest edition, a twin 71 White Westy that I just pulled from a 15 year slumber in a dry eastern WA field. Thread to follow soon....http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567878&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really lovely bus, and nice work on the preservation..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, here comes some more photos and update of the 71 White Swan Westy.
Here are a couple more of the new canvas install. I wasn't able to post these earlier because I don't know how to resize the photo so it's small enough for the Samba. So I put them in Photo bucket for now so I can post them up here.
New canvas, perfect fit.

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Here's the engine compartment. I will move the fuel filter but wanted to run it for a bit to see if the tank needed cleaning.

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I had to make a new headliner panel as the old one was mouse piss soaked. I also put in a new upper cot canvas.

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The interior was in pretty good shape already and just needed a good cleaning.

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I crudely hammered out the larger dents in the bumper and painted it with the paint from Wolfsburg West that they sell in a spray can. I also hit the primered spots on the drivers side. Great color match on the paint. Not the best glossy finish but it works.

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So after a winters worth of tinkering, cleaning and putting on some new parts like brakes, brake hoses, Boge Shocks all around, drag link, new used steering box, steering coupler, fixed the horn, pop top canvas, Hankook tires, powder coated the rims, painted the pop top and put on new seals and finally, new awesome curtains purchased here on The Samba, she is ready for the maiden voyage to take the cousins on a camping trip. I've been looking forward to this since I dragged this thing home last fall.

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My wife has only driven the bus a couple of times but I had convinced her to drive one of them up so we could all camp, 4 kids and 3 adults, 5 bikes and a boat.

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I'd call it a total success. No issues at all with either bus and all slept in reasonable comfort. I'm still a bit sensitive to the mouse piss smell so I left all the windows and doors open but no one else seemed to mind at all. It's not bad at this point but I can still smell it.
We camped in full Westy style.

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That's the update for now. I'm looking forward to using this bus some more. It drives really good and tight with no squeaks or rattles. This is the first camping trip this bus has been on, first trip of any kind actually in at least 15 years.

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71 Westy 1600 DP, all stock. (^I usually drive this.)
1970's Snow Trac 1600 SP (sold 12/2016)
1968 Tucker sno cat
2017 VW Alltrac
71 tin top stock 1600 DP (project but great runner)
Newest edition, a twin 71 White Westy that I just pulled from a 15 year slumber in a dry eastern WA field. Thread to follow soon....http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567878&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 am    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
Very Happy


Lol! Been quiet here but in short Ive been driving this bus ever since. Now put 32k miles on it. Taken my family on long two week road trips for four summers now too. Ill have to post some travel pics. Very Happy
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71 Westy 1600 DP, all stock. (^I usually drive this.)
1970's Snow Trac 1600 SP (sold 12/2016)
1968 Tucker sno cat
2017 VW Alltrac
71 tin top stock 1600 DP (project but great runner)
Newest edition, a twin 71 White Westy that I just pulled from a 15 year slumber in a dry eastern WA field. Thread to follow soon....http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567878&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

Ah twins, you must be so proud.

Hope this helps
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

Thank you so much for this thread. I learned a lot from your experience! I was just given my first VW Van and will be starting my first Restoration next month.

Shes a 1971 with no engine, so I do have my work cut out. Could I please pick your brain sometime for advice?

-Brother Chuck

Heres my 71:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

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I found a bus much like yours 12 years ago and it's still serving me well today.
Love my 71 Westy !!![/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 White Swan Westy Reply with quote

Love it -- some good looking busses!
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