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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

Hey all, finally getting around to posting this. I've been a long time voyeur on this site and have received so much good information that I am compelled to post my project to hopefully help/inspire some others.

Disclaimer: I am terribly internet illiterate and can't type to save my life, so I will be trying to keep things short.

Thanks to all the great community that take the time to bring all the resources to guys like me. I hope to get my bus on the road soon so my family and I can get out and meet you all !
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

the work begins
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

I am attempting to document my journey here so it may take some time, sorry. I began this project about 5 years ago so I'm reaching through the hollows of an old worn out brain. I'll be trying to bring this thread current with some photos of the work i've been doing over the last 3 or 4 months.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

you throw a penthouse on there?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

alman72 wrote:
you throw a penthouse on there?

Getting there. Just scored one a few weeks ago. Pics to follow
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

The deck lid was one of the biggest areas of rot. I decided to add an engine access hatch since I had to cut out most of the metal there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

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had to build some panels by hand
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

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new metal welded in
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

this is where it got a little tricky
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

built a frame for a late model vanagon engine hatch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

also added feel tank sender access
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

All finished up!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

Here are some shots of some of the early sheet metal work I did.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

Nice work killer bee!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: My 1970 Westy/Sportmobile hybrid build Reply with quote

TomWesty wrote:
Nice work killer bee!


thanks man. It's been very rewarding watching her come back to life!
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