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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about the fire. I'd like to see a shot of the engine now that it's been restored.
As far as the interior, it's all just a matter of opinion but that tweed looks pretty well done. I would run that a while before I switched it out. I would not go with black vinyl in the back. Personally I think black looks like crap. Check out NLA vw parts, they sell a complete kit for returning your bus back to stock using the classic mustard vinyl. I have a set and it's great quality. I personally prefer the stock look of the mustard vinyl. Easy to clean and classic looks. There is also a guy on the samba that sells reproduction original style curtains. They are a great deal as far as I'm concerned. Stock never goes out of style.
Great looking bus. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

Hey 71: I agree w/ you re: stock look. Not sure my wife does (& I'm just glad she loves the bus).

Here's a pic of the engine:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

Cleaned up nicely.

Can you share details on that idler pulley implementation??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

4. While crawling under the bus, I tend to look at everything & this caught my eye. I'm guessing I should be concerned... Appreciate any input
That is a plastic nipple to vent the Brake servo and serves no structural operation and is not under force.

211 698 485 Brake servo breather kit

You may want silicone the crack and to put a couple pieces of bailing wire around it to hold it together until you can find a replacement.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

4. While crawling under the bus, I tend to look at everything & this caught my eye. I'm guessing I should be concerned... Appreciate any input
That is a plastic nipple to vent the Brake servo and serves no structural operation and is not under force.

211 698 485 Brake servo breather kit

You may want silicone the crack and put a couple pieces of bailing wire around it to hold it together until you can find a replacement. They are NLA (no longer available).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

Thanks for including info on the Blazecut. I'll be putting that on my list.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st Bus Adventures: 1971 Westy Reply with quote

alschnier wrote:
Hey 71: I agree w/ you re: stock look. Not sure my wife does (& I'm just glad she loves the bus).

Here's a pic of the engine:
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Goodness, that did clean up nicely!
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