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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

Hey guys I bought a 1979 Bay and it has a Camper interior as far as a the closet the over head storage and the fold out bed. But this is where its a little weird it has a middle seat and sliding windows. Does anyone have any idea if this a a normal set up?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

Looks like the camping stuff was installed from an early Baywindow (73 and earlier) camper.

Your bus was likely born as a transporter and someone installed those early pieces to "convert" it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

I'm towing it home in the morning and getting all the junk out of it and see If I can find any clues. Is it the color of the cabinets that make you think its 73 or old interior?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

I think the drum kit came as stock that year. Wink Cool But seriously folks.....I agree that the westy interior looks like it is from an early bus. I say that because it looks like the cabinets that are stock in my '71.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

The color and layout of the cabinets. In later campers the closet is where the spare tire is on the drivers side. The wood grain finish is darker.

Our 79 started life as a sunroof transporter, and some PO put in the closet, cooler cabinet, bed seat and sink cabinet with table base and a home made table.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

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Im guessing it's done a little beach time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

I think I see vinyl headliner beside the drums, looks to me like a stationwagon with a junkyard find 68-71 bed and closet installed.
Nothing wrong with that aside from the closet blind spot, makes a very functional vehicle for all sorts of activities. Nice find, and welcome!

The stamped metal M plate located on top of the LH fresh air duct just inboard of the LF signal light will clear up any confusion, it's impossible to see unless you stick a camera up in there behind the speedo or make a rubbing of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

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The bay has made it home today. It's 99 with 105 heat index. Just about killed over working the come along. But it here. Time to dig in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a 1979 Bay Tintop Camper and I have a question? Reply with quote

Nice bus!

It's definitely a regular passenger model that someone threw part of an early bay camper kit into. Matters not, it's a good find and will be fun to get back on the road again.
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