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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

The bus has a PG/SG front seat.and the rear cushions are in this color combo.im thinking it came from Westy like this,,
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

I see the "High Fidelity" mag there on the floor. What was the other one that was on top of the closet? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

lol..ya the Playboy is safe!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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heres a few pics,
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so it did come in primer (Grund is short for grundierung)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Very cool, thanks for all the pics
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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The only issue I see is finding that tent... unobtanium.
The ironic thing is... years ago, Chris used to have that tent (and sold it to Danny Z).


Wasn't the tent Danny bought from Chris red, green, and white?

I can only think of two blue, orange, and white tents. One Jon F. Bought from New Jersey, this is now in the UK, and the second Eric Z found and sold on eBay.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Such an awesome bus, and I think we all know Andre is the guy for this one! When was this bus brought over exactly? In Chris' back story he said the PO's bought this around 66, the black & yellow plates ended in 68 in CA if I remember right. Are the plates dated? Also, does the FCG mag show any pics of the dash? If so does the bus in the mag have a Happich (sp?) grab handle on the dash?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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When was this bus brought over exactly? In Chris' back story he said the PO's bought this around 66, the black & yellow plates ended in 68 in CA if I remember right. Are the plates dated?


Yes, black plates were 63-68. Since the plate starts near the end of the alphabet (X) it was probably registered with that plate in '68.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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easy e wrote:
srfndoc wrote:
The only issue I see is finding that tent... unobtanium.
The ironic thing is... years ago, Chris used to have that tent (and sold it to Danny Z).


Wasn't the tent Danny bought from Chris red, green, and white?

Greg, I think you are right... and have the mind of a steel trap!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

easy e wrote:
campingbox wrote:
easy e wrote:
srfndoc wrote:
The only issue I see is finding that tent... unobtanium.
The ironic thing is... years ago, Chris used to have that tent (and sold it to Danny Z).


Wasn't the tent Danny bought from Chris red, green, and white?

Greg, I think you are right... and have the mind of a steel trap!


Yes, fairly intentse too.

Nice pull Andre. Treat her right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

andre b wrote:
ya..I'm gonna keep posting pics for all the Westy gurus. I'm not no expert in that department.I do know some stuff.


Please do, and save everything. I am seeing lots of originality on this bus which is cool. Good luck and treat her right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

campingbox wrote:
easy e wrote:
campingbox wrote:
easy e wrote:
srfndoc wrote:
The only issue I see is finding that tent... unobtanium.
The ironic thing is... years ago, Chris used to have that tent (and sold it to Danny Z).


Wasn't the tent Danny bought from Chris red, green, and white?

Greg, I think you are right... and have the mind of a steel trap!


Yes, fairly intentse too.

Nice pull Andre. Treat her right.
Thanks Greg.do you have a tent that would be close to original?or any leads?and whats the correct style westy rack?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

andre b wrote:
campingbox wrote:
easy e wrote:
campingbox wrote:
easy e wrote:
srfndoc wrote:
The only issue I see is finding that tent... unobtanium.
The ironic thing is... years ago, Chris used to have that tent (and sold it to Danny Z).


Wasn't the tent Danny bought from Chris red, green, and white?

Greg, I think you are right... and have the mind of a steel trap!


Yes, fairly intentse too.

Nice pull Andre. Treat her right.
Thanks Greg.do you have a tent that would be close to original?or any leads?and whats the correct style westy rack?


I have an orange & white '59 tent and a red & white '59 tent that would be correct for it. I would sell you either one.

You need a '59-'60 slope roof rack. They come up for sale fairly often and usually sell quick.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Does it have the dealer-fit seat belt mounts wth the bracing that passes through the tool chest under the seat?

If so, could you post a picture? I've seen the technical bulletin, but I've not seen one installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Unfortunately, no, it does not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

GTV wrote:
Yes, black plates were 63-68. Since the plate starts near the end of the alphabet (X) it was probably registered with that plate in '68.

Fwiw '69 had black and yellow but, yes, '68 was most likely "X".
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Restoring a Westy takes patience, knowledge and a good deal of time. Its not for the faint of heart. I hope this bus gets the attention it deserves.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
GTV wrote:
Yes, black plates were 63-68. Since the plate starts near the end of the alphabet (X) it was probably registered with that plate in '68.

Fwiw '69 had black and yellow but, yes, '68 was most likely "X".


Rough breakdown:

1963 AAA RDA
1964 RDB SDR
1965 SDS TEH
1966 TEI UGC
1967 UGD WEI
1968 WEJ YCH
1969 YCI ZZZ
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

srfndoc wrote:
BarryL wrote:
GTV wrote:
Yes, black plates were 63-68. Since the plate starts near the end of the alphabet (X) it was probably registered with that plate in '68.

Fwiw '69 had black and yellow but, yes, '68 was most likely "X".


Rough breakdown:

1963 AAA RDA
1964 RDB SDR
1965 SDS TEH
1966 TEI UGC
1967 UGD WEI
1968 WEJ YCH
1969 YCI ZZZ

I remember seeing a breakdown of which black plates were issued from which DMV as well
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Clara wrote:
srfndoc wrote:
BarryL wrote:
GTV wrote:
Yes, black plates were 63-68. Since the plate starts near the end of the alphabet (X) it was probably registered with that plate in '68.

Fwiw '69 had black and yellow but, yes, '68 was most likely "X".


Rough breakdown:

1963 AAA RDA
1964 RDB SDR
1965 SDS TEH
1966 TEI UGC
1967 UGD WEI
1968 WEJ YCH
1969 YCI ZZZ

I remember seeing a breakdown of which black plates were issued from which DMV as well


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