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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: 74 Westy Build Reply with quote

The trip to pick up the bus was longer than I first thought it would be. Anyway it's back now. Here are a few pics.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting. It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.

Love the bus!! Congrats! You're in for lots of learning and fun! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured I would start tearing it apart today.

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The floor actually looked pretty good in the back so far.
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What is this hole for?
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And this box?
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I'm going to have to replace the front floor plan.
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And the doglegs.
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A few quarter panels.
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And the front cap.
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The frame underneath looks pretty good. Anyway now comes the fun part of cutting, welding, cleaning, and getting rid of that ugly as paint. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PicklePickle wrote:
interesting. It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.

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Yeah that's what I was thinking. After that I then thought oh noo there will be bondo everywhere. But I went around it with a magnet and it stuck everywhere so I may be lucky.

I dunno what color I'm going to throw on it yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint doesn't always necessarily mean bondo. Some will spray or roll a coat to sell a vehicle. Small time car dealers are famous for it.

On the other hand, someone went through a fair bit of work to convert it to sage green at some point in history. Then some goofball went and slapped red over it. When/if you paint one day, I would go back to the sage green if I were you since most of the interior is done that way anyway. That means you don't have to strip the interior to get it to match the outside.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.


wow, you must have the good drugs.


what year is the bus?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.


wow, you must have the good drugs.


sorry, don't get it...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i kind of dig those stripes, if only The Joker didn't chose the color scheme.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.


wow, you must have the good drugs.


sorry, don't get it...


wondering where you see the "original white" on that bus?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not really positive I want to go with a OG color. I know this will prolly make some people mad. Laughing

I don't really mind stripping all of the interior paint and prepping it. I have all winter and prolly even longer. Smile

I was thinking of a dark silver/grey or maybe charcoal? I really have no idea yet though. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.


wow, you must have the good drugs.


what year is the bus?


It's a '74 automatic. I'm not sure if I am going to change it over to a manual or not yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74. then i stick to my claim that the bus was not "originally" white at all, but that neon/ravenna-not-ravenna/yosemite westfalia only color.
(it also has later westfalia cabinets/seats in it in case you were not aware)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PicklePickle wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
PicklePickle wrote:
It apparently was originally white, then painted green inside and out and then later painted red on the outside.


wow, you must have the good drugs.


sorry, don't get it...


wondering where you see the "original white" on that bus?


Not completely sure on the original color, but it was definietly painted green on the interior at some point. There is green paint all over everything (including the gas pedal). The door shows white inside where the plastic was not taken off when it was sprayed inside.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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74. then i stick to my claim that the bus was not "originally" white at all, but that neon/ravenna-not-ravenna/yosemite westfalia only color.


I don't know.

The only white I see on it is behind the door panels. Everywhere else is green. And if it was some color other than green, then who ever painted it green did a pretty good job.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was thinking of a dark silver/grey or maybe charcoal? I really have no idea yet though. Confused


That might look good, but would be very hot in a vehicle with no a/c.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting from the top of the thread: pics 5 and 12. Left of the driver's headlight recess, you can see where the green spray stops.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pic 10, in the hole the green spray fades to white
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the back, under the green, there isn't any other color that I can see.

What is the little canister for up front? It has a tube coming out and a fill hole. You can see it in the pic of the front floor pan.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the back, under the green, there isn't any other color that I can see.

What is the little canister for up front? It has a tube coming out and a fill hole. You can see it in the pic of the front floor pan.


You are probably referring to the window washer fluid reservoir. You put your window washer fluid in there and pressurize it so that you can clean your windows when you need to. However, a lot of the old systems have pressure leaks that prevent them from operating properly. You'd just have to test it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet the nose and front doors have been replaced from a white donor bus.
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