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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Major Woody wrote:
No, SO-42s did not need belly pans. The hole for the poptop is just not that large.

i thought all dormobiles had bellypans


According to Velvetgreen (above), if they were outfitted by Martin Walter they would not have them. Only if they came with a westy interior. So if SO-42s did not need belly pans that means my interior is most likely incorrect?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Major Woody wrote:
No, SO-42s did not need belly pans. The hole for the poptop is just not that large.

i thought all dormobiles had bellypans


According to Velvetgreen (above), if they were outfitted by Martin Walter they would not have them. Only if they came with a westy interior. So if SO-42s did not need belly pans that means my interior is most likely incorrect?


If you re-read the first page, you'll realize that Major Woody was talking about "regular" pop-top So-42's. All dormobiles had belly pans, the only exception I've seen to this is if the bus was taken to dormobile by an end user.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 3 more pics Reply with quote

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I see a white steering lock cover... Is the steering lock white as well?
Is the white the colour of the steering wheel?

Thanks! Neat bus!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as i know martin walter dormies did not come with belly pans

i know that Christian Figenshou (sp) aka "Fig" on the samba has an OG martin walter dormobile w/o belly pans...

Fig are you out there??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 3 more pics Reply with quote

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I see a white steering lock cover... Is the steering lock white as well?
Is the white the colour of the steering wheel?

Thanks! Neat bus!


That's odd, I see a white steering lock cover too and I know it's black. It must have been laying around when I was spraying something else white. Surprised It's been cleaned since then and back to black.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 3 more pics Reply with quote

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I see a white steering lock cover... Is the steering lock white as well?
Is the white the colour of the steering wheel?

Thanks! Neat bus!


That's odd, I see a white steering lock cover too and I know it's black. It must have been laying around when I was spraying something else white. Surprised It's been cleaned since then and back to black.

Maybe it's just the reflection?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunter wrote:
That is really cool, finding your bus being talked about here before you joined.

I own the 66 westy Dormobile SO-44 that Todd refered to above. There are very few I believe 6 So-44 westy Dormobiles in the US.

The So-42 version is a bit more common but still pretty rare. There is a guy over in the Columbus area that just bought a Westy so-42 Dormobile
that was sold through this site. There is a walk thru so-42 version up in the pacific nw area.

The window combination you have is very unique/ odd the julosie windows on the doors could have been added.as these are usually on both sides... . Also you have the steering wheel lock that came on euro models.

Very odd of no westy plug in the back passenger corner. This was a option though. I would look inside this area and see if it has been filled in.
What color are your cots? Top fabric?
Please post your m codes. This will give some more info on the bus.

That makes 3 Westy Dormobiles in the midwest now!!
Look forward to seeing it this summer at the Midwest shows!

Gunter (Steve)


Here's the #s:

19 9
430 025 056 119 139 181
2312 523320 702 9571

After going through the list of M codes on this site I'm still a little confused about a couple things: #430 "North American export package including M20, M24, M25, M90, M175, M620, M621" and no letters in the last line meaning it was a "German delivered vehicle". ??? I also found out it's a Kombi... The things you never knew. Any insight would be much appreciated! Any way to find out if they turned this Kombi into a Dormobile?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

velvetgreen wrote:
as far as i know martin walter dormies did not come with belly pans

i know that Christian Figenshou (sp) aka "Fig" on the samba has an OG martin walter dormobile w/o belly pans...

Fig are you out there??


I had a true "Martin Walter" Dormobile that was equipped with belly pans. I have also had one without. I have owned 5 Dormobiles in varying states over the years. Obviously they came both ways but the difference may be that some were ordered by MW's Dormobile for their conversion, and some were brought to Dormobile to be converted by customers. You can still bring your bus there and they will install a new Dorm top on your bus.

Two of my MW's Dormobiles were ship coded for Belgium
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My M codes

18 1

430 025 056 119 181 191

2312 523907

Very similar to yours. I believe mine was bought in Germany by
a G.I. and was ordered with the US stuff because he was planning on shipping it home. GI's could ship their cars via the army home for next to nothing. This still happens today. I saw a GI driving a corvette
last year in Germany, and my neighbor in Germany owns a ex GI's 66
mustang convertible!

The So-42 Dormobile from Pacific NW was also a titan red biege grey color..
I believe the blue cot fabric is Split only, haven't seen it in a bay just red plaid in them. Anyone got info on this?

I believe most westys are built from kombi's.

Bastardbus(Todd) would know more. He is a westy guru!

Curious if your icebox has a propane unit in it to make it into a fridge, as mine does. I also noticed your curtain rod? for behind the front seat.
Mine has a og curtain that snaps to the wood and sides by coat hooks in this area no rod.
Mine has curtain rods across the whole front of the bus as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's the #s:

19 9
430 025 056 119 139 181
2312 523320 702 9571

After going through the list of M codes on this site I'm still a little confused about a couple things: #430 "North American export package including M20, M24, M25, M90, M175, M620, M621" and no letters in the last line meaning it was a "German delivered vehicle". ??? I also found out it's a Kombi... The things you never knew. Any insight would be much appreciated! Any way to find out if they turned this Kombi into a Dormobile?
Thanks!

Yes that looks like what I'd expect for your Dormobile.
This is the M-code plate for my '65 So-42 Dormobile.
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The special paint code (523xxx) usually means it was a westy.
This thread discusses Westys with no Westy M-code: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=220422
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clara

Wish your m-code plate was on my Dormobile,

it was built on my Birthday!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wish your m-code plate was on my Dormobile,

it was built on my Birthday!

Gunter

That's crazy! There's someone else who says this is their birthday bus!

While it does have a nice M-code plate, I won't brag as it is not living up to its potential. It needs some rust and collision repair and is in project condition. I'd love if it was in the condition of that red/white 67.

Talking of which, is there plaid upholstery under those white seat covers in the back?
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Here's the plaid in Susan's bus Zapper:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I took the yellowish vinyl covers off when I made the new ones. It looks like the plaid covers are replacements too... was plaid upholstry an option from the factory?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine came with the plaid yellow as well.

But was recovered in yellow mustard vinyl. I still
have alittle of this fabric underneath it.


Clara send or post some pics of your bus

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Curious if your icebox has a propane unit in it to make it into a fridge, as mine does. I also noticed your curtain rod? for behind the front seat.
Mine has a og curtain that snaps to the wood and sides by coat hooks in this area no rod.
Mine has curtain rods across the whole front of the bus as well.

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Gunter


No propane unit for my ice box, although I wish I had one. If i could actually find one, where would it mount? Does your water tank have a manual pump on it? My original top for the ice box had a one but I could never get it to work.
I removed the curtain track that wrapped around the front (over the windows) when I repainted the interior but never put it back in because I didn't have any parts to it. Only a few runners in it with nothing to attach a curtain to.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The propane unit for the ice box is mounted right behind it. Very narrow.
The cold coils are inside the unit.
The water tanks go in the middle cabinet at the bottom. Two jugs
with one attached via a hose to the pump .

The pump unit should be the whale. Made in Ireland!!

The curtain track in the front of the bus, you can buy sliders
for them at any fabric store for the curtains to attach.

The other curtain I spoke of, between the front seat and the cabinets runs
straight across and was a optional curtain to buy. Via
the Westy accessory for sale items.

Does anyone have their og hanging lamp?? Curious if
it was the same as the earlier version.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: bringing it up Reply with quote

I've got one in Florida!!
have a 67 thats pretty rusty underneith
not a walk thru
my mcode is

26 5
191 194
430 025 056 119 121 191
2312 523538 7130652

its weird that there are two 191's which means what ?belly pans, right but why two?

the interior when i got it was rotted, there was wood paneling but no rear seats tables etc. i tore all of it out except for the roof headliner support wood pieces. the color of my front seat is gray (salt and pepper) and i have a bed cushon the same color in the back hatch area. also i have all but one side window curtains which are also th same color.
i have no clue if its a so42 or a walter martin. i do have alot of tent poles for it, but no tent cavas

what do yall think? so 42 or walter martin?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunter wrote:
Mine came with the plaid yellow as well.

But was recovered in yellow mustard vinyl. I still
have alittle of this fabric underneath it.


Clara send or post some pics of your bus

Gunter


Hi I am interested in the yellow plaid fabric for this. Are there any companies recreating this style plaid ?

Also what would the front seat be covered in ? Plaid or a solid color ?
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