RHD Dec 72 westfalia continential

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by lhu1281, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. I`ve been meaning to post some pics before but never got around to it .
    Brief history ..... Bought as a cheap second car in 91 as i was quite heavily into surfing and as i was an apprentice toolmaker at Rover i had a cheap new car which i didn`t want to ruin with wetsuits and the like .

    The westy was Brown and white when i bought it for the pricely sum of £1100 (eleven hundred ) recent factory recon engine and 84,000 miles . The interior had been a bit butchered and changed but as i was 17 it was the cool factor .
    It needed a rear corner and bottom of the slider to make good which i did plus i resprayed her in green and the over spray is still in the garage 20 years later .....

    She was used in this guise till 2008/9 serving me well with trips down to Spain ,devon ,cornwall ,all the early vanfests and the like , but after 20 years use she was showing her age abit and after a bit of tlc . so after the sale of my house freed up some funds i set about semi-resto number 2

    She ( I`ve never named it ) now needed new front doors ,arches ,rear valance and for the second time rear corners ,plus a colour change to blue/white . Now still only with 104,000 genuine miles i decided on a usable stock look .
    I sourced a complete interior for 300quid , genuine fuch which ment i had to change the brakes , plus the parts i sourced over the last 20 years but never fitted .


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  3. looking good mate ;)
     
  4. so due to not having an open cheque book and 1000`s to spend the second semi resto has been a bit slow what with having two kids ,moving house twice but she i all but done , For a UK westy she is rock solid ,in my 20year ownership she has always been garaged or kept undercover and the previous 4 owners must have looked after her too .

    I imported the fuch from texas and were a samba bargain still in og anodised finished but i had to change the brakes as i don`t like adaptors , the rear hubs i completly made from scratch (280£ from CE) and same with the front using 944 calipers but my own caliper brackets ,

    Ambulance fans were £80 and a waste of time as you need ear plugswhen they run and the clock was a free ebay genuine early one (bought complete dash for £35 removed clock and resold dah for £35 )

    Twin delloroto carbs ,again not just one to fit i made trumpets ,modied all the linkage fitted K&N filters ,28 vents and welded filter bases and machined to suit ,

    Rear seat belt brackets were also made by me as well as three of my four overriders along with the rubbers .most of why i made the stuff is because of lack of spare cash ,i`ve made the rear side jaibars (before they were available to buy)

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  5. Excellent...Good work... But don't tell Rickyrooo that it was originally brown...
     
  6. always had a problem with the fuel gauge so not for the purist but i cut a hole for the sender


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  7. It was ok brown but needed redoing so i fancied green , its funny over the time i`ve had her i been and done most things and now finally its usable stock


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    got bored of waiting for the factory recon to fail so decided to rebuild a WO code engine

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    just fitted a genuine set of rear jailbars which is the best bargain ever 2 sets genuine unused off vzi last week £14 ...(£102 @heritage)
     
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  9. very very nice looking!!
     
  10. current idea is to fit the super super rare westfalia Malaga crumpet toaster to my continential hob


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  11. Awsome bus M8, I wondered where your name came from lol. 8)
     
  12. looks like you really know your stuff mate , nice ride ... and your repo rubbers are spot on , thanks
     
  13. Nice van. It's good to read a story with a bit of history. I like your home made parts. Top
    quality. I recon as you get older and possibly wiser you realise that standard is better. looks better and works better.
    I,m sure i read on here " standard never goes out of fashion " :)
     
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  14. Diddymen

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    top work mate :D

    ....lovely bus :D

    any chance you can do a sparate post on the fuel sender hatch over in the mech tech section again - pretty please :D
     
    Day likes this.
  15. fab, fab , fab :)
    love the crumpet toaster.
     
  16. 8) lovely bus
     
  17. after a lot of work and what i thought was going to be a 5 minute job finally fitted the crumpet toaster ...

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  18. very nice indeed...and RHD, so surely the perfect westy! ;)
     
  19. front brakes are 944 homemade conversion and this is the start of the rear

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  20. Very nice, lets see more pics of the rear disc conversion. :)
     

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