Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life!
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Spoonfed
Samba Member


Joined: June 06, 2006
Posts: 18

Spoonfed is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

This 1971 Westfalia was driven off the lot new by my mom. When my dad passed at the end of 2014, the one thing I asked was if the bus was still there. I turned 45 today and I was fifteen when I last saw it. Amazingly enough, Stuart got it started for the first time today. More to come!


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Stuartzickefoose
Samba Post Whore


Joined: February 07, 2008
Posts: 10350
Location: SoCal for now...
Stuartzickefoose is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

So I showed up and found this today...

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Added a ground strap, fresh fuel (gallon or two) in the tank..cleaned the points a tad...

Link

Got it to turn over but wouldnít catch, so checked points and added more fuel...


And she fired right up!


Link




Took a few pics of whatís going on here, more details to come Cool
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


This hubcap and rim were simply washed and clear coated 5-6 times...thatís all original paint and rust !
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



And after a empty and vacuum (still needs a wash down) we came up with this:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


The goal is to get the brakes done, clean and adjust the carb, and test drive it by Thursday! Stay tuned. This ones gonna be similar to sunnydogs westy story, because thereís a bunch of vintage phones of the bus soon to be posted, wanted to get the thread started right away to put pics and videos up of progress though Smile
_________________
Stuart Zickefoose

2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDi 6 speed manual

206-841-7324
[email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EDragnDean
Samba Member


Joined: July 13, 2005
Posts: 1140
Location: Vancouver, WA
EDragnDean is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

That's an amazing back story, and a great project.
Stay the course, you will be frustrated and tempted to sell.... don't.
_________________
63 Double Cab http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=443823&highlight=deanos
66 Bus Click to view image - SOLD
73 Thing http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8111202#8111202
70 BusClick to view image
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
richparker
Samba Member


Joined: November 24, 2011
Posts: 5527
Location: Durango, CO
richparker is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Sweet rig! You gotta post those pics on the moss thread!
_________________
__________
í71 Westy build
Adventure thread
í65 Deluxe Build
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Stuartzickefoose
Samba Post Whore


Joined: February 07, 2008
Posts: 10350
Location: SoCal for now...
Stuartzickefoose is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

richparker wrote:
Sweet rig! You gotta post those pics on the moss thread!


Already did Wink
_________________
Stuart Zickefoose

2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDi 6 speed manual

206-841-7324
[email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
71whitewesty
Samba Member


Joined: February 25, 2010
Posts: 1375
Location: oregon
71whitewesty is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Awesome story I really like this bus. Glad youíre resurrecting her. Very Happy Evil or Very Mad
_________________
71 Westy 1600 DP, all stock.
1970's Snow Trac 1600 SP (sold 12/2016)
1968 Tucker sno cat, sold 2021
1969 Tucker Sno cat
2017 VW Alltrac
71 tin top stock 1600 DP (project but runs)
Newest edition, a twin 71 White Westy that I pulled from a 15 year slumber in a dry eastern WA field in 2015.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
wcfvw69 Premium Member
Samba Purist


Joined: June 10, 2004
Posts: 13053
Location: Arizona
wcfvw69 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Nice! How long was it parked there or when was the last time it was driven?

I'd also wonder what it looks like under that fan shroud? Wink
_________________
[email protected]
Decades of VW and VW parts restoration experience.
The Samba member since 2004.


**Restored German Bosch distributors for sale or I can restore yours**
**Restored German Pierburg fuel pumps for sale or I can restore yours**
**Restored Porsche fuel pumps or I can restore yours**
**Restored Porsche distributors or I can restore yours**



1970 Westfalia Bus
1969 Convertible Bug
1967 Standard Bug
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Stuartzickefoose
Samba Post Whore


Joined: February 07, 2008
Posts: 10350
Location: SoCal for now...
Stuartzickefoose is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

We were estimating (Chris, the OP) that it hasnít moved since 94, maybe 95. It was towed to San Diego from Silverdale WA around 2 years ago.

The fan shroud is on the list to remove once itís running smoothly. Wink

But first we needed some brakes! Now that it started, we wanted to test drive it so that means we gotta be able to stop!
Got it up on jack stands:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Busted the brakes down...
(Note the pad material was GONE) the other side had like new shoes so material must have pulled off with the drums? I didnít take them apart, they were seized whoever towed it pulled things apart...
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


They also loosened the calipers up to unstick it. Likely was nothing wrong with them...Crying or Very sad

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


But we went ahead with all new from Vee Parts in El Cajon (ask for mike, they do ship!) very helpful and friendly. Got everything I needed in less then a days time, and ended the day like this:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



Unfortunately the ďloadedĒ (comes with pads) new calipers had no pads, and they hit the rotor. I think I bent a rotor before I saw it rubbing by tightening it down as assembly happened, so tomorrow I gotta deal with missing pads and wrong calipers. Then the carb comes off for a clean and reinstall, new fuel lines and filter (out of engine bay) and a new battery and a ground strap to the body rather then my extra positive cable to the generator stand as seen prior.

Stay tuned! More to come tomorrow...


Oh and we had a very brief visitor for about 5 minutes en route elsewhere...
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


The right bus is chrisís 77 transporter which will go under the knife next Wink
_________________
Stuart Zickefoose

2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDi 6 speed manual

206-841-7324
[email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
calvinater
Samba Member


Joined: September 06, 2014
Posts: 2750
Location: 802
calvinater is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Is that blue ford available?
_________________
"War...War Never Changes"

"three is the magic number"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Spoonfed
Samba Member


Joined: June 06, 2006
Posts: 18

Spoonfed is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

calvinater wrote:
Is that blue ford available?


Unfortunately, no. All the other vehicles found homes a couple years ago. Sad The two F250's were in surprisingly good condition, but the engines were in the same state as the VW.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Abscate Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2014
Posts: 17073
Location: NYC/Upstate/ROW
Abscate is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Hope you saved those mushrooms..some scallops and butter and good to go...
_________________
.ssS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Spoonfed
Samba Member


Joined: June 06, 2006
Posts: 18

Spoonfed is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Hope you saved those mushrooms..some scallops and butter and good to go...


Well...Stuart and I did find about five cans of Cream of Mushroom soup inside the bus. Probably from the 80's. A couple were externally rusty but still sealed!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
zerothehero
Samba Member


Joined: March 16, 2008
Posts: 214
Location: Derbyshire
zerothehero is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Spoonfed wrote:
This 1971 Westfalia was driven off the lot new by my mom. When my dad passed at the end of 2014, the one thing I asked was if the bus was still there. I turned 45 today and I was fifteen when I last saw it. Amazingly enough, Stuart got it started for the first time today. More to come!



Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



Great story,

I would love to pull that bus onto my drive with moss and mushrooms still attached.
My neighbours would love me more than they do already Cool
_________________
I like caves..
Caves are cool
-------------------
1979 Devon Moonraker 1600 twin port
1978 Oz Microbus 2000 FI Auto
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Stuartzickefoose
Samba Post Whore


Joined: February 07, 2008
Posts: 10350
Location: SoCal for now...
Stuartzickefoose is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

SO.... Todays adventure...I spent 2 15 mile one way trips (60 miles total) and about 4 hours on the phone with 15 different parts and brake and VW shops... finding out that the supplier of the parts store gave me some late bay calipers...the 14 mm holes simply donít sit flat, obviously. not to mention a few rubbing spots where things hit wrong...all ending in the two non returnable calipers becoming spares for the 77, which currently doesnít need them but at least not a total waste. I THINK we can get them returned but itís up to the store owner, as it clearly said on receipt no return because they were special order. Iíll get into that in the morning! The weird part is the part numbers are all correct and such and thereís DIFFERENT numbers for new late bay style. Funky.

So...onceís thatís sorted out...brakes will be done. Anyone got a source for 71-72 calipers?

The engine....

Going to bypass the cooler on the left side, that leaks. Eventually new hoses will run to a new thermostat controlled fan style unit, but for now a bypass. Then change the oil, the transmission gear oil, and maybe hose the bottom of the bus off...so many spiders and junk...bleh.
_________________
Stuart Zickefoose

2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDi 6 speed manual

206-841-7324
[email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Member


Joined: May 17, 2003
Posts: 4500
Location: Harmony, PA
gkeeton@zbzoom.net is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Do yourself a favor, and replace the fuel tank. I recently went through a 70 that had run much more recently than yours, and when I went to replace the gauge sender, the inside of the tank wash trashed. Even if you drain what fuel was in it, the top of the tank that didnít have fuel in it will be horribly rusted. It will eventually get washed into the filter/carb if you add more fuel. You could clean/treat the tank, but for $170 Wolfsburg Westís tank was a cheaper option for me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
static
Samba Member


Joined: March 22, 2002
Posts: 1806
Location: Yuba County, CA
static is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:

So...onceís thatís sorted out...brakes will be done. Anyone got a source for 71-72 calipers?

Well, I don't (I let my fabulous local VW bus boutique worry about such things) but I do know that they are only available rebuilt or one can change over to (new) later calipers which gets you thicker pads and bragging rights. I stayed with the rebuilt ones, because I am pissy that way.
_________________
Like VW campers? Join us!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2362239654/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Stuartzickefoose
Samba Post Whore


Joined: February 07, 2008
Posts: 10350
Location: SoCal for now...
Stuartzickefoose is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

Well...just found these...

http://www.busdepot.com/j12816


Now I have a failsafe plan. Gonna see what happens in the morning and then Iíll either be rebuilding originals, or buying that kit and fitting the new ATE calipers I got on hand right now.
_________________
Stuart Zickefoose

2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDi 6 speed manual

206-841-7324
[email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Spoonfed
Samba Member


Joined: June 06, 2006
Posts: 18

Spoonfed is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

September 1983, probably San Jose at a baseball game.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Spoonfed
Samba Member


Joined: June 06, 2006
Posts: 18

Spoonfed is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

To quote from another thread... We found all this stuff in the bus. Look closely, who can spot the two pictures that have same item in them. 1983 to 2018.

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Rear screen, stool, front curtain, and childís cot also!
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
airschooled Premium Member
Air-Schooled


Joined: April 04, 2012
Posts: 11630
Location: San Diego
airschooled is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Mom and Dads 1971 Westfalia - Bringing it back to life! Reply with quote

The new VW of Brazil calipers are excellent, and the pads they come with are great.

VW Paradise in San Marcos sells caliper rebuild kits for $20 that don't include caliper bridge seals. Make sure wherever you get the rebuild kit has all the sealsÖ

Robbie
_________________
www.airschooled.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB