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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

I have been hunting a cot for my bus for a couple months now....Zero luck. Is there a seller of reproduction child cots? I have toyed with the idea of Macguyvering one out of bay parts, but I really don't have time or desire to make one. I just want to buy a new one, screw in some brackets and go camping. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try SO23westfalia.com, they repro poles and fabric for the SO-42. Hope this helps you.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Joe, thanks. I have been to that site and could not figure out how to buy it, I even emailed em' and never got a reply. Their cot looks nice, and I would buy it in a heart beat.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep trying, I think they are your only option other than finding a used set, and those are few and far between. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Keep trying, I think they are your only option other than finding a used set, and those are few and far between. Good luck.


Alex hasn't been responding to emails or selling anything off that site in over a year.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be making them very shortly! They will be very close to original.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an excellent canvas repro including the boot from this guy Marty.
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He does not advertise and is very busy making repro westy bits, and travels alot.
Contact him and see if he has any made already.
the canvas might be a shade darker then OG but put against another OG one here they are an excellent copy, I think it was in the range of $90 or so.
I had the brackets, and just shortened early bay poles.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutting down a bay window cot to work is pretty easy. Here are some notes from my set-up in my '65 panel bus.

Split window cot original pole dimensions are:
Front: 47.5 inches
Rear: 56 inches

I use an adjustable late bay pole for the front and an early solid bay pole for the rear. If using bay window poles, you should also use the bay window mounting brackets as they fit the ends of the poles correctly.
The cut down cot works great and was a lot easier to find than a split window one. Not show quality, but it works for my kids to sleep in.

This picture shows how to cut down a bay window cot with a green split window cot on top for a pattern.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty does nice work, he made my pop top and cot canvas, nice job indeed. I wasn't sure if he was still making them, glad to know he still is. Can't go wrong with his work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ezcamper wrote:
I'll be making them very shortly! They will be very close to original.



Put me down for a set...To be honest, I don't care if it looks og or not, I know some people will, just not me. So if you have a test run that doesn't look perfect, but functions perfect, let me know and I will take a set off your hands.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ezcamper wrote:
I'll be making them very shortly! They will be very close to original.


Since I recently found an OG cot/poles I will be more interested in the ladder, once you have them up and running of course. Will they hinge up?

I an almost sure that the cots that you will be making will be more of a reasonable price than the OG ones are bringing in. Rolling Eyes I got lucky with mine.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ladders are on the list. yes they will hinge just like the HWE ladders did.... they should look super close (correct radius bend and all)

The childs cots should not be that expensive. I am thinking about $75 for a complete kit.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ladders are on the list. yes they will hinge just like the HWE ladders did.... they should look super close (correct radius bend and all)

The childs cots should not be that expensive. I am thinking about $75 for a complete kit.


What does complete kit mean? More than just canvas? I am curious about just the canvas.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have pricing for parts of the cots just like my racks. Individual pieces or the whole thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I decided to hunt for the elusive heavy duty military duck canvas, and finally found it, here it is. The person I had sew these cots up is a professional who has never seen canvas this heavy duty. I had a cot sewn up and had extra material in case of boo boos and well now I have 5 extra cots ! I modeled this repro after an original. The original had some sag due to use and old age, so this was compensated and now they fit nice and taught. Pics include an original, the repro, mapping out the material and fitting one in my 66 SO-42. The edges are all folded over neatly before sewing.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe he can make one for you Bob. but make sure he knows not splittie bus.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but it is for my splitty Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tubdub wrote:
but it is for my splitty Shocked


well now that it is out of the bag,what year and body type is it Bob???
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Righteous job my friend.
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