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78westfalia
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: 78 Champagne Edition II (CEII) Westfalia Reply with quote

Does anyone have specs and pics of this model? I have one and would like to restore it. I'm trying to get a good idea of what it should look like. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I also have a Champagne westy in Pa. check out Ratwells site for some champagne info.http://www.ratwell.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys. I'm in PA also and have a '78 champagne edition also. That's awesome Very Happy . Mine is a regular transporter though. Smile . It's nice to know I'm not the only one. Very Happy What a small world. Surprised

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in this club too!! Is it a passenger bus or a weekender? I think they came in both flavors? The main thing is Brown. Brown Brown everything brown. Dash, bezels, steering wheel, etc. And most had 3 stripes down the sides. At least mine used to. Not much left in the way of brown on mine. Alot of stuff was replaced with black, or painted. Very Happy I've never seen a Champagne Westy? I didn't know there was such a thing?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have posted a bunch of pics of my bus in the gallery. Is there anyone in the know that can tell me what I may or may not be missing? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the transporter came with the funky pinstripe. The Champagne edition 2 westfalia is just agate brown and pastel white with all the brown trim and chrome along with the other goodies, clock, intermitent wipers and so on.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine did not have a clock when I bought it. Does have intermitten wipers that work, and I have since added the clock. I did not know about the funky stripes. Thanks for the info. I don't think the stripes will be going back on after the repaint. Just too disco 70's for me. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a pic of her. More pics in the gallery.

[img]http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=271551[/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can fix that for you:
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Very nice bus, but I'm partial to all 78's, especially Champagne editions Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine doesn't have intermitten wipers. I'm lucky my wipers work at all Shocked do to someone's hackjob on the wiper wiring. Rolling Eyes Hopefully I can get it all figured out one of these days. One speeds good for now. Laughing Now if I could learn to understand the wiring diagrams Think . I'll figure it out. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did I do wrong with the pic?[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to click one more time so the pic shows as a .jpg in the address bar. Then copy. Now click the Img button once, paste the URL, then click the Img button again. Done. Let's all start a Champagne Owners club or thread or something Idea !!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the last 6 numbers of your vin's and your build dates?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

121880 Question
04/78

I still have that 2.0L crank and rods from the motor I got from you. Getting ready to use it in an engine build. Very Happy

Waaassssuuuuuppppp????
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my build date is 8/78. I don't know the vin numbers as I am at work. I'll double check it when I get home and post it up. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am wondering if they were built in the same vin range/time span as the 1977 Champagne Edition I. They were made from vin 2x7 2118 500 to 2x72 300 000. I have 2 M code plates from 2 of them. Last six of the vins are 121679 and 123917.

I have 1 78 CE II M code plate. It is vin 108971 and build date 3/78.
I had a 2nd one but I sent it to Dave Bolen for his CE II. His bus is here:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

78westfalia wrote:
Is there anyone in the know that can tell me what I may or may not be missing? Thanks.


Your rear bumper should be chrome witha rubber impact strip, like your front one.

Looks like your bus came with Air Conditioning (with the pop top, i'd imagine the under dash variety). It'd be interesting to know if the under dash vents came in brown to match the rest of the dash or if they were just black like in other busses. I've neevr seen a brown under dash AC unit before.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine had the roof air with the york pump. Man that engine compartment pic is freakin' awsome. My bumpers were the chrome with the impact strips (1 strip when I bought it), but were rotted out. I put my 74' bumpers on it which were in much better condition. Where is the m-plate on mine?? Can't find it Question
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On top of the tube, left side, behind cluster.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made it home and checked it out.

Build Date: 2/78 Not 8/78 My bad Embarassed .

Last 6 #'s:089395


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