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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fella's, here it is. I must say I love it!
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I am taking a couple of weeks off to take care of some house projects but will post some shots of the finished bus later. Have a great November guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple of shots of the bus and trailer at Bug Jam today
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty awesome! Nicely done! Applause
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing job man! That looks sweet!!! Where is the bus rear bumper tho? Lol
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only imagine the satisfaction after all that work. Nicely done!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

For the last 1500 miles this thing has been amazing, great power and consistent performance. You all know me by know that I cant leave things alone. so I decided to build all new custom cabinets with a fridge and a/c unit. I will get into the power for this later. I did a lot of calculations and feel that this will do very well.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

I know that I finished the bus.... but is it really ever finished. I pulled the original Porsche 944 seats and sent them out for some new handmade upholstery.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

I pulled all the interior back out to update it and make it more functional for a modern camper. This will include an entertainment system, air conditioning. Pure sine clean power for all your electronics, and dim-able LED lighting.
first is to finish the ac unit bracket and mount the new cabinet. This is important because it needs to line up with bracket.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

all painted up and ready to install
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and a cover for were I needed an access to the fuel level sender
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

I have no idea what you're doing exactly yet, but I am following intently.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

How are you planning on preventing rain from getting in the cab with that big old scoop? Interesting AC monster you got going on. That will chill you down for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

if it's going to do what I think its going to do, I would assume that it would drain out via the spare tire tub
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

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How are you planning on preventing rain from getting in the cab with that big old scoop? Interesting AC monster you got going on. That will chill you down for sure.


I figure that I will get some water in the scoop area. I have planned on it dripping into a fiberglass funnel set up that I am gong to make once the unit is in place. It will then go into a tube and drain out into the wheel well area. I am sure I will need to tweek it once installed. For me thats the fun of a project like this
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

its been a while since I posted so I figured I would put up some photos. The A/C system is almost done. I only have a couple of items left to spar varnish on the interior, I am really happy with this build, I have put over 1600 miles on it and I have to say its totally fantastic.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

this is the unit bolts to the ceiling, I used bass baffles for the speakers and installed the blower motor to pass the cold air from the a/c units to the front of the bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

when making all new cabinets I also decided to make the bed base. I used all the metal from the donor and used all new wood
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1978 Westy Full Restoration with Matching Custom Trailer Reply with quote

now for the interior cabinets. getting all the cabinets just right was a chore. after much install and removing several times the fit great, I predrilled the holes for the electrical and it helped a lot once i ran the lines. I used and outlet for the fridge and install a switch for the ac to isolate it during driving. this was the fridge will run all the time keeping the grub chilled. I liked the idea of the spare tire just behind the drivers seat so I kept it there. I had some space left so I installed a pull out tall draw with soft close slides to help keep it closed during travel. When installing the invert-er I opted for a remote location power switch so I can hide the inverted under the seat.

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