Milly my 1979 Westfalia Berlin Deluxe Vanilly my 1971 half a Beetle trailer

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Chrisradioman, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Had the bus since September 2008, its a USA import from Minnesota she was named Milly when we got her so just kept the name. A very well behaved bus who the whole family love.:- Here is a the full story from Day 1:-
    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=319903&highlight=milly
    When I get chance I'll transport it all over but for now, just the last post:-
     
  2. Anyway a few pictures of my bus in the drive:-
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    Notice the shonky telegraph & electric pole outside my house blocking my drive, it really yellow snowes me off Western Power want £3,000.00 to move it. It supplies electric to the 2 houses opposite me across the road & supports a telephone wire to a neighbor 2 doors up, what the flock has that got to do with me & why do I have to have it blocking my drive what can I do about this (apart from cutting it down)?
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    Untill I sell my beetle project taking up all of the garage Milly & Vanilly have to live outside, at least big brother is watching them:-
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  3. Found it on eBay a few days ago whilst I was planning my trip to Kleft & Klonk. She was living in Carslile with a nice guy called Lee Moses who imported her 18mths ago.
    Lee bought her to keep & has done a terific job painting her. It was originally from Sunny Calefornia by one familly from new. I got a pile of reciepts dating back to 1980. Lee stripped the outside & carried out a bare metal respray in base coat & laquer. It has never been welded (apart from the side markers etc) Its 100% rust free & there isn't a mark or blemish anywhere.
    Its the 1979 2.0L Fuel Injection engine with electronic breakerless ignition, Ctalitic converter & oxygen sensor, its much more efficient than a normall air cooled & drives spot on. I've driven home tonight 400 miles without missing a beat.
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  4. Lookin forward to reading it again mate, its a great story and I love all the pics you took, especially on the latest road trip 8)
     
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    The time I woke yesterday morning.
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    Saw this new Vauxhaull in the services in Stafford
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    My seat for the 400 mile journey to Cumbria in My M8 Darrens T5
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    My view for 6 hrs.
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    Pics I took outside Lee's house.
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    The time I woke yesterday morning.
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    Saw this new Vauxhaull in the services in Stafford
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    My seat for the 400 mile journey to Cumbria in My M8 Darrens T5
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    My view for 6 hrs.
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    Pics I took outside Lee's house.
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    Saw this on the way home in some services on the M6
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    Testing my new table with a Burger King.
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  9. Checking the lights
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    Home safe & sound
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    Plenty of flies collected on the way.
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  11. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    Truely stunning ;D
     
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  14. Started buying for Milly already.
    A battery isolator connector:-
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    Some new Seatbelts, these are custom made for a Bay window, I cose the tan colour as I think it will suit the bus, I bought 2 front inertia 3 paoint belts, one front lap belt, 1 rear lap belt & one rear inertia 3 point belt:-
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    I also bout 6 metres of the original style plaid cloth:-
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  15. Some pics taken outside the house:-
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  16. Got out my new Halfords tool kit & decided to fit my new seat belts. I've taken quite a few photos with my new camera (Nikon D40 so that you can easily do it yourself. All the screws etc are supplied. The rusty looking bits is just the horse hair seat filling which is deteriorating & falling out from the seat bases there is no rust remember:-
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    Basically now I have three seat belts in the front & 2 in the rear. I didn't take as many pics of the back ones because my brother called in & so I got distracted but you get the idea.
     

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