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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject: Westy tents Reply with quote

Ok everyone,
Please list enough specific information you have on split bus Westy tents.
What I'd like to see is a breakdown of changes throughout the years, including different colors, tent bags, pole bags, types of stakes and pegs used. This should include how many of each stake/peg and where used. Also, include how the tent mounts to your bus and how many mounts it takes.
Please include as much documentation and pictures as you can. Be as specific as possible, especially you bus owners that can confirm you have the original tent to your bus.
I know there are other websites that have some information but nothing that covers entirely what I'd like to see compiled.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some information crofty came up with on 66-67 big-top tents.

The tent takes seven pegs with a length of 220mm that goes to the two side flaps and the front door flap. It also has guy ropes for tension and support. There are four pegs at 300mm and guy ropes that support the top four corners of the tent. Also, there are 26 round top tent stakes to hold the bottom of the tent down to the ground. The tent poles and stakes/pegs all come with there own separate bag for storage.

If people can provide pictures of their stakes/pegs and bags that would help complete the SO-42 tent section. I'd like to see pictures of all other Westy tents in various stages of assembly as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early Westy tent stakes ('65 and earlier) came with 25 "eye" stakes, two "L" shaped stakes, and two things of twine with their appropriate brackets.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big top tents also came with 11 tie downs that are aluminum and stamped made in germany
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is some idea of the tent parts.
I am told that the blue bag is an original pole bag and that the small yellow bag as well; the bag with stripes, no.
As well as the stake hoops (stamped Made in Germany), there are metal sliders on the guy lines.
The set of stakes is not complete.

Please add or correct if necessary

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216833

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO L42Y wrote:
Here is some idea of the tent parts.
I am told that the blue bag is an original pole bag and that the small yellow bag as well; the bag with stripes, no.
As well as the stake hoops (stamped Made in Germany), there are metal sliders on the guy lines.
The set of stakes is not complete.

Please add or correct if necessary

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216833

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I have a few of the same stakes as well and the orange bag
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found and posted closeup images of the stakes and the guyline hoop.


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216863

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216861

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody know how many stakes and or guylines the "foyer tent" came with?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a SO-42 tent but still interesting. I bought the tent from a guy who had a 73 westy. Not sure if the tent is a 73 or not though. If anyone is interested in the seeing the original pole bag or tent bag let me know and I'll get some picks.


Picture of an OG stake. Says Enders Made in Germany
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216876

Picture of an OG stake bag.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216877
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some incomplete stuff.

Privy Tent (w/o privy room) - 1956-1958?.

Came in both two and three color combinations.

Two color combinations included:
Red/White
Grey/Yellow
????

Privy Tent - 1959-1965? - came in the following colors:
Blue/Yellow
Grey/White
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
Green/White
Orange/White
????

Foyer Tent - 1961-1965? - came in the following colors:
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
????

Tent bags and stake bags from this era appear to have been made w/ same material as tents were.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more SO 42 tent stuff pics:

awning poles

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216878

upper frame

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216879

big top tent

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=216880

old photo for interest

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=197603
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dieselnut wrote:
Here's some incomplete stuff.

Privy Tent (w/o privy room) - 1956-1958?.

Came in both two and three color combinations.

Two color combinations included:
Red/White
Grey/Yellow
????

Privy Tent - 1959-1965? - came in the following colors:
Blue/Yellow
Grey/White
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
Green/White
Orange/White
????

Foyer Tent - 1961-1965? - came in the following colors:
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
????

Tent bags and stake bags from this era appear to have been made w/ same material as tents were.


Flipseat brochures show a blue and white foyer tent as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dieselnut wrote:
Here's some incomplete stuff.

Privy Tent (w/o privy room) - 1956-1958?.

Came in both two and three color combinations.

Two color combinations included:
Red/White
Grey/Yellow
????

Privy Tent - 1959-1965? - came in the following colors:
Blue/Yellow
Grey/White
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
Green/White
Orange/White
????

Foyer Tent - 1961-1965? - came in the following colors:
Grey/Yellow
Red/White
????

Tent bags and stake bags from this era appear to have been made w/ same material as tents were.


Have you ever seen a red/white foyer tent? I've only seen yellow/grey with the exception of the green/white one in the advertising piece....but never a green/white one in person.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dieselnut wrote:
Here's some incomplete stuff.

Privy Tent (w/o privy room) - 1956-1958?.

Came in both two and three color combinations.


55-58
Colors seen;
orange/green/white (want this one for the '56)
red/yellow/white
blue/orange/white
red/green/white
red/white
red/white (with extra pinstripes)

B/O/W tent (not original to this bus);
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Red/white '58 tent with extra pinstripes and red vinyl bottom(not mine);
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The tent and poles on my '55 are unlike anything I've ever seen (aside from brochures). The tent actually is about 12" wider (longer wing) than all the other tents I've seen/had. Fabric is also thinner too, and it only has 12 poles. The "A" frame is hinged rather than screwing together. Only three pieces of the tent fabric.....roof, small side, and the front and other side are one piece. Different things to hold the sides to the roof. The tent came with the bus when new.

Picture of wider tent (original to this bus);
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I can shoot some pictures of the poles if anyone is interested.

Also, I've seen atleast three different styles of vinyl bottoms on r/w tents...probably others too. Green Vinyl, White (beige) vinyl, and a white with blue speckles.....the yellow/grey tents usually used grey vinyl.

The earlier tents had a thinner strip of vinyl as well running along the bottom.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a brown/tan stake bag, and I haven't seen another one like it. I really need to add that to my avitar... that and the red/white one I just picked up (privy tent stake bags)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flipseat wrote:
I have a brown/tan stake bag, and I haven't seen another one like it. I really need to add that to my avitar... that and the red/white one I just picked up (privy tent stake bags)


Is Wisconsin the center of the Westy tent appreciation society?
You, Brian, & Chris probably hold 50% of the world population....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dieselnut wrote:
Anybody know how many stakes and or guylines the "foyer tent" came with?


Foyer came with 10 stakes, no guylines included or necessary.

heres a grey/white privy
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and a blue/yellow privy
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and heres a photo that just belongs in this thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many stakes in a privy tent?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crofty wrote:
How many stakes in a privy tent?


I've got an orange/white stake bag and inside is 25 stakes wrapped in a box with "25 stuck" printed on the end of it. There are also two of the L-angle shaped stakes and two sets of twine. Up until that point I thought there should have been 23 stakes. I've got some original instructions....wonder if they note how many should be there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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and heres a photo that just belongs in this thread.
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What's funny to me is neither of those busses *should* be sporting a privy tent.
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