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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Yet another Westy thread! By notchboy Reply with quote

So I finally plunked down some $ on a 68 westy. Its a bit rough around the edges but sound underneath for the most part. Some surface rust just starting to get bad and a bondo rear left rotty smashed corner. Oh and in front of the rt rear tire too. But I wanted a project an am stoked on making it look nice!

The insides have seen better days but its mostly there minus the fridge. Im gona get an upright Coleman for the moment till peaceful-warrior and I get a real box sent. I like the open space as well.




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You finally made the plunge!! I'm glad to see that you choose a 68! Congratulations on your new family member, and welcome to the wonderful world of early bays!! My advice is to start stocking up on all the 68 only parts that are getting harder to find!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does this make you TOOB #2? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Notchboy comes home Reply with quote

Ah another Type 3 expert joins the "dark side". Congrats on the bus Notchboy, I've seen many of your posts over on the Type 3 thread and there is no doubt that bus "lucked out" by ending up in your hands. Can't wait to watch the resto.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats!!

i also just picked up a pretty complete 68 i will be converting to a camper. i will be watching this thread with interest.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks. Im pretty stoked for sure. I still cant get over how giddy Ive been over it all. Like I used to be about T3 discoveries. But before my T3 brothers get their pannies in a wad-Im still a T3 guy through and through. I just needed a solid change into uncharted territory I belive. And this bay adventure is sure it!

I bought the bus from Martin G up in Austin. I could tell he loved the bus as he had memories and good intentions wrapped up in it. I hope I make him proud of what Ill be doing to it. Watch this space Martin!

Worst of it is the back rt corner-but how many dont have some kind of tail rot. No worries as a clean replacement is in the works. I did some hands on inspecting-cleaning and dismanteling this weekend. No purple deamons poped out. After some rear welding on the corners the rest of the body will just need some filler and fiberglass patch.

Yep fiber patch. Mostly to the front floor where its not rotted out but "wholey". So I think a good clean-por15 & some fiber glass mesh will make it strong and solid. The lower dog legs will need some help too-but not much. It has suffred a bit of nose rot but its patchy. Most likley caused by Texas acidic dirt getting up in there. Ill clean that well, por it up and fiber patch as well. Other than that its mosly dent fixes and light coats of filler to make it real straight. I havnet got to sniff filler since I did the 62 Ant resto! Ahhhh memories. Cool

Ive just got in the mail my acc fans-how cool are these! I cant wait to put them in. In the works are various parts and a tent. I realy want that tent as it makes for a whole family adventure in a stock og package.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Many thanks. Im pretty stoked for sure. I still cant get over how giddy Ive been over it all. Like I used to be about T3 discoveries. But before my T3 brothers get their pannies in a wad-Im still a T3 guy through and through. I just needed a solid change into uncharted territory I belive. And this bay adventure is sure it!

I bought the bus from Martin G up in Austin. I could tell he loved the bus as he had memories and good intentions wrapped up in it. I hope I make him proud of what Ill be doing to it. Watch this space Martin!

Worst of it is the back rt corner-but how many dont have some kind of tail rot. No worries as a clean replacement is in the works. I did some hands on inspecting-cleaning and dismanteling this weekend. No purple deamons poped out. After some rear welding on the corners the rest of the body will just need some filler and fiberglass patch.

Yep fiber patch. Mostly to the front floor where its not rotted out but "wholey". So I think a good clean-por15 & some fiber glass mesh will make it strong and solid. The lower dog legs will need some help too-but not much. It has suffred a bit of nose rot but its patchy. Most likley caused by Texas acidic dirt getting up in there. Ill clean that well, por it up and fiber patch as well. Other than that its mosly dent fixes and light coats of filler to make it real straight. I havnet got to sniff filler since I did the 62 Ant resto! Ahhhh memories. Cool

Ive just got in the mail my acc fans-how cool are these! I cant wait to put them in. In the works are various parts and a tent. I realy want that tent as it makes for a whole family adventure in a stock og package.

Heres a couple more vids:



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And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).


Laughing Laughing George you are a funny guy! I almost busted a gut with that last comment!

BTW Jason, what are you thinking on the cabinet? You gonna drive up?
I can wait to cut the corners till then or do you want them sooner?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice man... I was lookin at that one. I got a set of correct load rated tires for my 69 from a guy very close to where that bus was if you were interested in his contact info.
Excellent score, keep the pics coming
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peaceful warrior wrote:
Tram wrote:
And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).


Laughing Laughing George you are a funny guy! I almost busted a gut with that last comment!

BTW Jason, what are you thinking on the cabinet? You gonna drive up?
I can wait to cut the corners till then or do you want them sooner?



Brian Ive decided I have to stay put. My girlfriend is going up to Seattle for xmas and Im here holding down the biz till she gets back. Id love to come up just to visit and ooogle your parts. What Id like to do is get together with you on the phone since we have several items possibly more to buy/sell. email your # and a good time to call.


Low light? Never occurred to me as it describes the height of the headlight. And since that never changed on a bay I wouldn't want to voluntarily show off how retarded I can be. Confused

So what are the 68 only parts?
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peaceful warrior wrote:
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And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).


Laughing Laughing George you are a funny guy! I almost busted a gut with that last comment!

BTW Jason, what are you thinking on the cabinet? You gonna drive up?
I can wait to cut the corners till then or do you want them sooner?



Brian Ive decided I have to stay put. My girlfriend is going up to Seattle for xmas and Im here holding down the biz till she gets back. Id love to come up just to visit and ooogle your parts. What Id like to do is get together with you on the phone since we have several items possibly more to buy/sell. email your # and a good time to call.


Low light? Never occurred to me as it describes the height of the headlight. And since that never changed on a bay I wouldn't want to voluntarily show off how retarded I can be. Confused

So what are the 68 only parts?


Good question. Is there a "progressive refinements" for Bay Buses? If not, we should start one. Ratwell had some good info on Bays on his site that I recall. Link in the Bay FAQ sticky up top.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).


Laughing Laughing George you are a funny guy! I almost busted a gut with that last comment!

BTW Jason, what are you thinking on the cabinet? You gonna drive up?
I can wait to cut the corners till then or do you want them sooner?



Brian Ive decided I have to stay put. My girlfriend is going up to Seattle for xmas and Im here holding down the biz till she gets back. Id love to come up just to visit and ooogle your parts. What Id like to do is get together with you on the phone since we have several items possibly more to buy/sell. email your # and a good time to call.


Low light? Never occurred to me as it describes the height of the headlight. And since that never changed on a bay I wouldn't want to voluntarily show off how retarded I can be. Confused

So what are the 68 only parts?


Good question. Is there a "progressive refinements" for Bay Buses? If not, we should start one. Ratwell had some good info on Bays on his site that I recall. Link in the Bay FAQ sticky up top.


There are refinements, though I don't know if you would call them progressive... Laughing
Two, right off the top of my head is the 68 only brake fluid reservoir, the ice box cabinet with out a sink, and if I am not mistaken I think the jumpseat is one year only. There are probably a few others, and I am certain I will find them as I put mine back together. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget windshield wiper arms, those are 1 year only took me about a month to find some for a friend.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:
peaceful warrior wrote:
Tram wrote:
And, you being you, you had to have an EARLY EARLY. Laughing

PlesepleasepleasepleasePLEASE restrain yourself from calling it a "lowlight" Bay. Rolling Eyes Lowlights are for Ghias (of the Type 1 variety).


Laughing Laughing George you are a funny guy! I almost busted a gut with that last comment!

BTW Jason, what are you thinking on the cabinet? You gonna drive up?
I can wait to cut the corners till then or do you want them sooner?


Brian Ive decided I have to stay put. My girlfriend is going up to Seattle for xmas and Im here holding down the biz till she gets back. Id love to come up just to visit and ooogle your parts. What Id like to do is get together with you on the phone since we have several items possibly more to buy/sell. email your # and a good time to call.

Low light? Never occurred to me as it describes the height of the headlight. And since that never changed on a bay I wouldn't want to voluntarily show off how retarded I can be. Confused

So what are the 68 only parts?


Cool! I emailed you my tele's and times. You're lowlight response is just as funny as George calling you out! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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don't forget windshield wiper arms, those are 1 year only took me about a month to find some for a friend.


And these! Right on izzie!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there suposed to be a metal wall devider between the gas tank and motor?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you got it. Have fun with all those one year only parts. Smile
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Is there suposed to be a metal wall devider between the gas tank and motor?


no, there is no bulk head separating the fuel tank and engine in the '68
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Glad you got it. Have fun with all those one year only parts. Smile


Can you add to the list of whats 68 only parts?
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Glad you got it. Have fun with all those one year only parts. Smile


Can you add to the list of whats 68 only parts?


Dammit update your sig line. Twisted Evil "Future" TOOB. Rolling Eyes
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