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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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See you had me searching again Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

For your efforts, here is the six pack you requested:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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For your efforts, here is the six pack you requested:

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Damn Notchboy, this is getting serious. He brought you beer with Vanagonís on the package. My guess itís water cooled Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Hell yeah. Im going to see if I can get that. Think Applause
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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Hell yeah. Im going to see if I can get that. Think Applause


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Found those last year. Thought it might be to Vanagon for Beers and Bays. But the tribe has spoken. Count it Cool


Dude. I brought you the packaging a couple of years ago old man Wink
Must have been lost in the move Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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Or it was that good? I want more Laughing

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Hi there, thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, we haven't extended our retail presence into San Diego yet. The closest you can get to Westfalia is probably LA county

We're in most big chains (Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Grocery Outlet, etc.) and some liquor stores.

Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great weekend!

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

OK since Im having a come to Jesus moment on screwing up my paint. If you didn't catch it the first time - here it is again. Having custom clamps made for an oversize awning that crushed your drip rail Rolling Eyes Laughing Dumb ass. Engineering was rectified but not before a bus was injured in the process.

Same guy - the Marco referred by aeromech - Gary, fixed this OG paint section to perfection. Stew was on hand and threw on my new Fiamma rack.

Im going to be stoked to ride, then hide under my bat-wing with a cold one. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

So Id been tossing around the idea about putting sliders in the middle windows of my Westy. The Jalousie in this rig are in desperate need of a refresh and rattle like all the bones in the Paris underground. I almost bought a new set of sliders but was able to make a good set from five old Rivi ones that were broke.

The decision was made to move forward when I was able to use the original gasket. Its a hard rubber/urethane type gasket used between the window and inner trim/seal strip. Later Riviera windows were set in using a plain window gaskets. These are a bit antiquated, but get the job done like their modern counterparts. The install is similar to Westfalia in using the window frame with channels for the screws to set in and hold.

I spent the better part of a day pulling pieces together to make the set, cleaning and installing these. But I tell you what, that first drive was heaven. The amount of rattle the old Jalousie produced was staggering. I always thought my slider was going to fall off. No, it was that damn window.

Now I can open up and get air while driving and not worry about gashing the shit out of my back on a corner when slipping down the side. I've only caught myself on Jalousie windows four times. But I remember each time with vivid, bloody, back scratching pain. Evil or Very Mad

I also fully installed the Fiamma Bike rack. Ill be on the trail tonight. Cool



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Been following this thread. That awning is amazingly huge lol.

Iím digging your camper window upgrade. I completely rebuilt both my westy windows with all new seals and it was less than fun. I can see the obvious benefit to those sliders and youíve got me thinking about doing it now.

I have that bike rack and I love it. But Iím not a huge fan of needing tools for install/removal. I wanted it to be easier to remove as I donít always want it on. So after a quick trip to Loweís and opening up the upper holes slightly I was able to swap the bolts for some locking pins. Works great and now I donít need any tools to install or remove the rack.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

How did you get the bottom to pull tight? Thats a neat hack to get it off easier! I cant open the back with the rack on and the awning open.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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How did you get the bottom to pull tight? Thats a neat hack to get it off easier! I cant open the back with the rack on and the awning open.


The rack will flex slightly. So when I go to install I simply put the bottom on first, lay the top brackets in place, then lift up on it till I can slide the pins thru the top brackets. You might have to play around with the adjustment on the bottom bolts, the ones that tension the upper and lower brackets against themselves, to get it just right.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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How did you get the bottom to pull tight? Thats a neat hack to get it off easier! I cant open the back with the rack on and the awning open.


The rack will flex slightly. So when I go to install I simply put the bottom on first, lay the top brackets in place, then lift up on it till I can slide the pins thru. You might have to play around with the bottom bolts, the ones that tension the upper and lower brackets against themselves, to get it just right.



Nice. Wink Thanks for the tip brother.

At Prado.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Also a side note. My Jalousie are bad. The outer gasket is shrunk and hard. Nothing near the way it should be. I have the complete gasket kit to rebuild them and will have to do so on my 74 for sure to keep it mostly original. But the windows on the 74 are in better shape. I dont think they were exposed to miles of being open, rattling in the wind and getting jacked up from bumps.

On the pic below you can see how the frame was able to move in the opening. Regardless of the 30 odd screw holding them in.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Those Wolfsberg West Jalousie seal kits are very good and do the job.

The jury is out on the windows themselves on our westy as my better half loves them by the fact she doesnt have to have the window cranked open much to keep her comfortable.

Its all good fun!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Stuart did a time lapse of the Bat Wing - Batwing set up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

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Stuart did a time lapse of the Bat Wing - Batwing set up.


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That is freakin' sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

Dropped off an old engine stand at Lee's Type 3 Factory North. Found these laying in the yard.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met Reply with quote

I read this thread through a few years ago. I think Iím gonna reread it again now that I know more of what Iím looking at.
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