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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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BBT only sells the awning with their poles.


CIP1 are the US BBT distributors. They’re selling just the frames or tents now. But the “just the poles” aren’t available till later this summer. “C21-6500” and “C21-6551”. Apparently free shipping. $300 +\- for poles isn’t bad


The poles are back in stock so I would buy a set to use until you find your missing OG poles.


thanks for the heads up on the poles being back in stock. I ordered up a set yesterday. Anyone have a source for a good red/white material to have a tent made?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

If you just want the top part I would order one from Cip1 (made by BBT, the same people who make the poles). They have them in yellow/gray and orange/white and are nice quality.

The only person I know making full tents (minus the bathroom) is Wanderbus:

https://wanderbusvw.com/2017/12/14/first-blog-post/

Never seen one personally but have heard they are a nice reproduction.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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pulled out the speedo to send off for repair. happy to see the 1/61 date stamp

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broken drivers side rear wood panel has been replaced.

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sisal mat arrived and so did the Emka tumblers. I had to put the table in just to see how everything looks. very happy.
Had to pull out the rear jump seat to clean. Check out the before and after
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the OG material was hiding under the red vinyl. Took apart the seat from the frame to clean it and lube the rails so it will slide better. All in all, it was a productive Saturday.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Man, I sure am glad you ended up with this bus. Good home for a great bus!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Can't believe how nice that original upholstery is, what a score!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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Had to pull out the rear jump seat to clean. Check out the before and after
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the OG material was hiding under the red vinyl. Took apart the seat from the frame to clean it and lube the rails so it will slide better. All in all, it was a productive Saturday.


I have to admit, I kinda like the ribbed red vinyl. But the original stuff is way better. Nice find under there!
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Wow! Nice reveal! Looks awesome.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Material from BBT arrived this week.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Nice match.
It's going to look killer installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

The previous owner found this picture from back in the 80's. gold rattle can paint and the original safaris before someone stole them from the bus in the barn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

a few recent pictures from this past weekend. We took the bus out camping for the first time since 1997.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Congratulations!!! Awesome Flip Seat. Have fun on your travels. I have had my SO-35 for many years and it's always a fun adventure.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Awesome to see it getting used. Memories your kids will have forever.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Looks great. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Great bus, Great photo!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

What was the original power plant? Was that the famous bastard 40 HP?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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What was the original power plant? Was that the famous bastard 40 HP?


The motor that was in it was not the original. It now has a 1776 built by Painter's in Colorado.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

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What was the original power plant? Was that the famous bastard 40 HP?


MAY59 till AUG1960 was the Bastard 40 HP era.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy Reply with quote

Finally the birth certificate arrived.

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