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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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.... last time registered was 2007. interior is missing canvas, headbanger, sink and icebox, .....


Have fun!
FWIW, 69 did not have a headbanger cabinet. They had a net , and in the very back a bent wood hinge cover. You can tell by the notch in theback corner of the closet cabinet.

At least it is not missing the apron. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

thanks Clara!! I have been searching and searching for pictures of how the upper bed works. I just cant seem to find on youtube or this site how it all works. looks like some kind of hinge unit that flips down from the side? I know I am missing all of that and want to find that so I can have a bed to lay up there. is that something that I can buy aftermarket? are they hard to find? I would need everything involved.... what I need to do is probably find a VW show in my area, and see if I can find a camper in my year to see how it all works. thanks for showing me the netting. I kinda like that cabinet though... I am also thinking about building my own cabinetry out of birch wood and staining to my liking. I have everything for templates (besides headbanger, sink, fridge, spice rack), and it really doesn't look like a hard task to do. then it would be all fresh inside!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Won't be a bed up top it's more of a cot. The full bed's didn't start until '74
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/68westy_germ_eng.php

http://www.busdepot.com/231101

IIRC cot was rated to max 150 lbs
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

That's a $4500 bus in California? I'll be set if I ever need to sell mine! Very Happy

But seriously, if you're happy, that's all that matters.

I'm glad to see it saved and look forward to see your progress.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/68westy_germ_eng.php

http://www.busdepot.com/231101

IIRC cot was rated to max 150 lbs


Im not coming over again until you apologize for calling me phat....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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Xevin wrote:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/68westy_germ_eng.php

http://www.busdepot.com/231101

IIRC cot was rated to max 150 lbs


Im not coming over again until you apologize for calling me phat....


Don't remember calling you Phat. Thought I said jolly Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

thanks for the manual and instructions. that cot looks like it would be a terrible sleep.. LOL. I am a big guy at 265 lbs and 6' 2". has anyone made a nice STURDY full size "continental" bed for the 69?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

We need to teach you the magic of the search button Laughing
When you search type in keywords and hit title only box.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?searc...=titleonly

http://www.vwevolution.co.uk/shop/4560796974/Westfalia-Roof-Bed/1125746
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

thanks Xevin!! that company in the UK is the ticket.. but it doesn't look like it is foldable at the head so that you can get in and out? but it looks to be all metal, which I think would be ideal for a bigger guy like me.. also the price seems ok...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

So you overpaid for an early westy and expect a full bed up top like a late model? You're looking at a bunch of modifications/different top. Consider using the main bed or I'd lose the down payment and search for a late model that has an engine and the interior you want for that kind of money.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

What's wrong with using the lower bed?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

thanks for being the 5th person to put in the fact that I "overpayed"... LOL. I don't recall asking anyones opinion on what is a great price in my area on a westfalia camper? why is everyone telling me this? ITS NOT YOUR MONEY!! I am asking legitimate questions not even related to price.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

I have 2 kids as well. me, the wife, my son, and my daughter. I just think it would be cool to have the extra little bed up there.. if you were 6 and 8, wouldn't you want to sleep up there? LOL!! and even when your 39!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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thanks for being the 5th person to put in the fact that I "overpayed"... LOL. I don't recall asking anyones opinion on what is a great price in my area on a westfalia camper? why is everyone telling me this? ITS NOT YOUR MONEY!! I am asking legitimate questions not even related to price.


You could have saved at least $100 by taking off 6 weeks from work, flying to Maine, pulling out the same car with a rented helicopter, and then getting the colour you wanted too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

good to know for next time... I hear you have KILLER lobster there as well... would definitely use the 100 saved for a huge dinner for me and the pilot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

So....how long is it gonna take you to pay off the $4500 and get this thing in your driveway?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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good to know for next time... I hear you have KILLER lobster there as well... would definitely use the 100 saved for a huge dinner for me and the pilot.


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Enjoy it and looking forward to updates..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Good Morning All, I am actually hoping to have it in my garage by October. I am really excited about it actually, and will be going out there periodically to clean it up. Dancing
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