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Technical forums => Modifications and Alterations => Topic started by: Vanagonjr on November 25, 2009, 09:17:25 PM

Title: :?: Westy Seat Bulkhead
Post by: Vanagonjr on November 25, 2009, 09:17:25 PM
Has anyone replace their seat seat bulkhead on a Vanagon (or bus)

I'k thinking of replacing my Westfalia Weekender plastic one with a wooden one with cut-outs for speakers.  Perhaps a (thin) magazine rack on the front, maybe LED floor lights.  Perhaps cubby holes for various items, or a cut -out area to keep books.   Any ideas :idea:

Post by: aviles on December 11, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
ive seen some interesting interior shots with the kickboard replaced lots of options for stuff post pics when you get into it
Post by: Vanagonjr on December 11, 2009, 05:36:09 PM
Tomorrow I'm going to loosely fit the rear heater, which I removed a while back after it leaked, to have some "before" pictures.  

Right now, I am thinking of installing some 6 x 9 speakers in the bulkhead.  I got the speakers for free.  While this will cut down on room, which is one reason for installing this bulkhead, I don't want to cut any original Westy cabinets for bigger speakers.

In case you are wondering how I will get more (storage) room with a new bulhead, my van is a westfalia weekender and is has a plastic bulkhead that slopes inward (to rear of van) at the bottom.  Likely done for a fit more foot room in the back, VW (or Westfalia) envisioned that this was a daily duty van that camps occasionally as opposed the full camper with a straight up and down bulkhead.  

I'm on the fence on doing prototypes in basic plywood, or using a nice birch ply, if correct thickness, and just going for it.
Post by: Vanagonjr on January 29, 2010, 08:21:45 PM
Still have not gotten to this - been too cold!   Time to add some wood to the stove,
Post by: aviles on February 25, 2010, 03:24:50 PM
springs coming my man