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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

perello wrote:
Those materials have nothing in common to the early grey mat..will post a picture ASAP
lol,,Ok my computer is jacked up,,so im on a old laptop and cant see it clearly.what do you think is the same?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Hey man. I don't know what is a close match, but I have a pretty good size area of mine in solid shape. As per our conversation, mine is an early feb of 59 so23. I'm in need of the same thing. Not sure how long this style mat/covering lasted? Hope these help...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Great day o' the Mornin'!! That is it! Wow!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Hey man. I don't know what is a close match, but I have a pretty good size area of mine in solid shape. As per our conversation, mine is an early feb of 59 so23. I'm in need of the same thing. Not sure how long this style mat/covering lasted? Hope these help...


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got a great lead on this stuff,its called Hardura
http://www.john-skinner.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/hardura-gallery/Grey-Hardura-TF106.jpg
very close
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

BAMMM..OH YA,,
HERES SOME EPIC PICS OF THE FCG AND ANOTHER ONE OF REDS CRAZY JEMS!THIS GUY HAD SOME STYLE!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Is that possibly the SIWA refrigerator peeking out from over the rear seat back? Think
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Is that possibly the SIWA refrigerator peeking out from over the rear seat back? Think
ya..hard to make out!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

ONE MORE, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Look at those "trail basher" tires! Yee Haw!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

"Sloper" rack in that last photo?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Different tent and pressed bumpers in this photo:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Different tent and pressed bumpers in this photo:

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Different bus if you ask me.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

What is this? Sunroof standard with custom flip seat of some sort?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

That front seat top looks like it is just turned around.. against the area that should have a bulkhead..looks like it is angled slightly.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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That front seat top looks like it is just turned around.. against the area that should have a bulkhead..looks like it is angled slightly.

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There's no bulkhead (like a flipseat) although the lady is resting on something that looks like a partial bulkhead. Seat back is definitely flipped over and no flipseat arms.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

.. I agree, there is no bulkhead. Look at the top of the seat back. It has the two prongs that sit in the stepped notch just like a regular bench seat top. Not like a flip seat top.

The seat top is also sitting pretty far forward, look where it sits against the sliding window frame.

Looks like they cut the bulkhead out of a standard bus.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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Different bus if you ask me.

The guy on the BMW, who is the original owner of the FCG Bus, bought the bus in the pic for his father in '58. Had it shipped to the US shortly thereafter and replaced it with the FCG Bus. He bought a third bus after he sold the second one in 1961.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

Red certainly had great taste in buses and ordered some epic Westy's. We need to know more about that Sunroof standard cut bulkhead red trimmed wonder bus.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

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black steering wheel
early sunroof rails (through mid june '59)
light color paint
does not appear to have a headliner

the leads me to believe this is a:
late '58 or '59 light grey sunroof kombi,
or special paint pre july '59 sunroof kombi
or repainted pre july '59 sunroof kombi

So this is just a bus that Red hung out in, not one of Red's buses?
Nice that it has safaris like both of his Westies.
Very nice to see pictures of these three monster buses. I look forward to seeing what else he comes up with.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958/59 Foreign Car Guide Westy! Reply with quote

GTV wrote:
Different bus if you ask me.
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Hmmm... maybe this settles it... looks like the duck's bottom lip is just above the window frame.
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I took this pic at Chris'

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EDIT: I just realized there are two buses.
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