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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:18 pm    Post subject: New Bus- '56 Springframe Westy! Reply with quote

Greg and I just bought this tubular frame Westfellow from a really nice guy who had owned it since 1970. He parked it is 1980. It arrived at its new home today!!!!

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The same rear bumper was on the bus in a wedding photo from 1974, but it was original paint then. We have the other taillight.

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He did a lot of driving on dirt roads, and added the extra preheat as it was so cold there. I might add that the steering is really worn.

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It came with the spring frames but is missing the roll up cabinet in the back.
The hatch hinges were funky, so put a tie down strap around the whole bus to keep the hatch with the bus.

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I like the new bus. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does this mean you won't need that ratty 53 anymore? I call dibs.

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nice find.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

she's a beast, but i think there is a diamond in there somewhere. Have fun with her post some more pics when you get a chance
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine it totally older than yours. by like 195 buses. they were almost certainly on the factory floor at the same time at both factories. probably both built on the same day.

cool score. welcome to the club of early westfalia owners.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great score

Congrats Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: New Bus!!!!! :) :) :) Reply with quote

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so how many busses do you own now that have cut wheel wells?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: New Bus!!!!! :) :) :) Reply with quote

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so how many busses do you own now that have cut wheel wells?


That makes two, the brown barndoor singlecab and this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find! Cool to have a little history too from the sounds of it!
Now, where did you guys hunt that out of? Lets see some more travel pics!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now, where did you guys hunt that out of? Lets see some more travel pics!


If I had to guess, I'd say.....Montana??
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You suck!!!

Seriously, congratulations.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool bus. I like the Westfalia sticker too! So will this be a baja camper? Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha, just checked gallery.....very nice! And he towed it home for you too with his magicwagon, lucky!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very cool bus. I like the Westfalia sticker too! So will this be a baja camper? :shock:


John did take it on his honeymoon to Mexico......guess it's been a Baja camper since the 70ies. =)

I'd like to get the wheel wells and the nose clip fixed as soon as we dial in the mechanicals.
It's got some rust in the outriggers and rockers from being a "backroads" bus for so long.....they were filled with dirt when we got it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice springframe
what color or colors was it
me like
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find! Congrats Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Nice find. Now all it needs is airscoops. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one -
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Looks like a great find, and an awesome rescue trip! Congrats, and thanks for the great pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are totally slacking. The springframes are visible in this picture:
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Hey Lind, your bus is older (by 298 actually on the VIN), but mine has an interior. nya nya nya.

The PO thought someone had stolen the airscoops off it, but we found them. He was all bummed, that's when he towed it to town, where it sat under an apple tree.
In the 70s, shag carpet, wood rear bumper, cut wheel wells and air scoops were cool. At least it doesn't have hacked taillights or bulkhead.
I think I'm going to wash it now.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey Lind, your bus is older (by 298 actually on the VIN), but mine has an interior. nya nya nya.

yeah, but mine has been repainted an uglier color. and the shag carpeting was on the front seat of mine, so it was a little more deluxe.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lind wrote:
Clara wrote:
Hey Lind, your bus is older (by 298 actually on the VIN), but mine has an interior. nya nya nya.

yeah, but mine has been repainted an uglier color. and the shag carpeting was on the front seat of mine, so it was a little more deluxe.


This one has shag up front too......but on the front floor not the seat.
It's actually a pretty nice bus.....aside from the nose damage and the wheel wells, it's in better shape than the 10-55 subhatch I'm restoring.
We're in the market for a mint dove blue nose if anyone has something for sale.

Try not to get Clara exited about the scoops, wheel wells, and the big tires....I really don't think it's a good idea to encourage her. =)
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