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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

$4,500?? Shocked Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

4500 smackatellis... Applause
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

$4,500? Not sure what you guys are complaining about:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2032818

Razz

And... the OP never asked what anyone thought about the pricing. Maybe figure yours just went up in value?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

wasted youth... THANK YOU.... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Yes, I think we can move on from that now.

I would be very happy to have an early bay westy this solid. I am looking forward to your progress on this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

That's a great bus by New England standards!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

hi all!! this is going to sound completely crazy... but looking through some ads on craigslist for possible engines and parts for the westy.. I came across this ad from a guy selling his 1978 vw bus for 1500 bucks or best offer he said.. so I gave him a ring, and just by chance he still had it. he lives in Nevada, so its registered in Nevada, and I told him that I would check around and see how much it would be to ship. found a company that would do it for 500 bucks to get it to my door. called the guy back and he said, ok.. ill do 1000 on the bus and you can use the 500 for the shipping. runs excellent, new tires, new brakes, but has a little rust from being in the snow.. so guess what? I bought the damn thing!! gets delivered around 6pm my time... so now I guess I have bus to play in and a bus to fix up and camp in!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Some rust, but I think you did pretty good if it's a driving Bus!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

its a walkthrough. completely empty in the back (besides headliner), has rust on both rear fenders, and both bottom edges in the middle of the bus, but he said it runs excellent, and that he just drove it from Nevada to san diego and back and it ran like a champ! he even has all of the service records from the original owner from 1978. I don't know if its original paint or not, but I LOVE the color!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

2nd bus looks like a very good deal to me! Nice score!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Be careful! Shocked Driveways only have so much room!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Wasted youth wrote:
Be careful! Shocked Driveways only have so much room!

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Ha! And Iím told I have a problem...
Mullet good going dude, make it magical!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Ha ha ha... sambo.. you have me beat by 2!!! LOVE LOVE the trucks... nice!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Wow, that looks like a great buy! Congrats
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

If you pull out of the other deal you'll have $3K to fix it up with...

A driving and stopping bus for $1000 is a good deal. I'm pretty sure mutiple people told you $4500 for the Westy was not such a good deal. Glad to see it finally sunk in. Best of luck with the new bus! VW Logo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

richparker.. you are probably the best voice of reason on this, but for some reason I want to still hold and pick up this 69 westy. I just got the 78 last night, and I bought it sight unseen... it definitely has a bit of rust... but it started right up and I drove it around and it ran great.. stopped great, and the mechanicals seemed to be in good order. my problem now is that it came from a smog exempt state into my crazy California emissions state, and I need to get a catalytic converter put on. the bus came with a brand new empi muffler still in the box, but need to find a good converter to get here smog legal. I am also looking for someone in my area to do a full tuneup on her for the smog as well. then I can register her and have fun with her while fixing all the rust... that's my plan anyways... LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Fuel injection or carb?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

Already your average Bus price is down to $3000...

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the bus came with a brand new empi muffler still in the box,


GREAT SCORE! You got a free box, and the scrap metal value of the EMPI muffler lowers your price even more!!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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GREAT SCORE! You got a free box, and the scrap metal value of the EMPI muffler lowers your price even more!!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Hard to say. I remember recently reading a thread where a EMPI was put on a real Raby camper special and it was prefered over a VS because it was quieter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: bought me a westy!! Reply with quote

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