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Stanagon

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Do you own a bay?
« on: March 24, 2007, 01:21:20 AM »
How many bay window owner's are amongst us?



I started with a '71 Westy that I "restored" and took to Nova Scotia. Also joined LiMBO in '89 when I had it at a show and met LiMBO's founding  father Zach Woods. It was a great bus and I even saw it years later. The nice Westy interior was all gone, even the front f'in seats. The rare EMPI wheel I sold it with was long gone:( And someone had painted the interior with black and neon splatter paint.



The Maaco paint job and hack body work I did were still holding up OK though. It was sad to see it so beat down. I haven't sold another bus since then.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 08:43:49 PM »
I have 2 as listed in my sig.

I've seen a few fair macco paint jobs on some other bays in our group. Not bad.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 09:45:45 PM »
First bus was  72 Westy that wasn't running, a lady down the road gave me in college.  I fiddled with it for a couple years, never got it going, I pulled the interior out and sent it packing to a junkyard after my folks requested it leave their yard!  So young and naive!  Looking back it wasnt' that bad, I just needed more info and knowledge and would love to have it back now!  Oh well.



Then after college I got a 76 Westy that was in fair shape.  Great price, running!  Took it out through the midwest, up to north north maine, Acadia, etc.... Was the daily driver for summers.



Moved out to Jackson Hole, WY for 6 years.  Saw an ad in the paper for a 78 bus for $500.  Had been sitting in a guys storage unit for 8 years.  The engine died on his way back from Utah and he had it towed back to the storage unit.  Someone had put a custom camper interior into the bus.  We bought it and had AVP send us a new motor, put it in and we put 58,000 miles on it in 6 years.  Drove it back and forth from CT to WY several times including 2 5000 mile trips around the country on our way back east.  Since moving back east it has been a little neglected since we purchased the.......



77 Westy that was on Ebay in CT, didnt' meet the sellers lofty goal, I made him an offer of $1000 and went and picked it up.



It wasn't running so we pulled the motor out of the 76 and put it in the 77.  We have cleaned the bus up and now just try to keep the rust at bay until we can spend the $$$ on some professional body work.  



The goal this summer is to have both on the road, so we can go camping and have friends drive the other bus, so neither bus has to sit home on a camping trip!  Maybe then we can get some more folks into the world of our beloved busses!



So, that's the long story of us and our busses!



We also have a 69 beetle that sits in the barn.  Jessica's uncle bought it brand new in Parsippiny (sp??)  NJ and gave it to her brother in 1990 when he bought his 2nd car!  So it's still in the family.  We rebuilt the motor in 2000 and drive it around the yard from time to time.   It need the brakes overhauled and some heater channel work.  But you didn't ask about bugs!  Sorry!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 08:59:15 AM »
Have a '71 Bay that I am in the process of bringing back to live.  The engine was a 1500SP Type1 that had been align bored to 80k and was needless to say shot.  Haven't decided what size engine or type of engine to put in it.  I want to be able to travel long distances and be able to have reliabilty and be able to go 70mph. (Not asking for much am I?) Anybody got some good advice from experience???  Have a kick ass stereo to put in it.  The body is pretty straight but will have to redo wiring because it was fried.  Going to take out bench seats and customize interior.  Don't want to put Westy stuff in it.  Just want a bed to crash on.  Picking up a bed mechanism saturday from a club member is parting out a '78 Westy.  Hope to have running by spring 2008.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 03:40:09 PM »
i had a 69 westy, towed out of a field in NH after the owner committed suicide and the town asked me to get rid of it, 73 passenger and my pride was a brown 78 champagne edition westfalia..but i sold them all to get the money for that sweet tart you see in my sig 1988 westy 8)
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 03:15:31 AM »
Hi,
I am from Western Australia and have been involved with VWs and Kombis for many years.
First VW Bus or Kombi drive as we call them was when my sponsor loaned me one to move house back in 1964.
We started back into them properly about 2000 and have restored a couple for ourselves and quite a few for others.
At the moment organising resto on 1970 Poptop camper for our grandson and trying to find time to do our 73 Poptop camper.
Being retired helps but still have to fit in with other things :)
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 12:34:10 AM »
I'm in with a 78 Westy
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 09:55:00 PM »
Quote from: "BeetleWarrior"
I have 2 as listed in my sig.

I've seen a few fair macco paint jobs on some other bays in our group. Not bad.

I will update my bay ownership...
 I have only one bay now, a '73 that I traded a nasty old super beetle for. The bus may be a hull but it's still a better vehicle.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 12:16:38 PM »
my wife and I are the proud owners of a '78 Champagne edition Wesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 07:35:33 PM »
HI
 I have three bays  A restored 72 Westy his name is Hansie a 75 Westy ( Linda's ) we call Moose and a 73 that I will be doing up this year , when I am not on the road. We also have a 66 SC with 23,000 org on it.  Well I got to go Linda said we are loaded up !!
Happy trails
   Karl & Linda
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 06:36:01 PM »
I just bought a '72 westy!
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 11:33:11 AM »
Gots me a 77 Westy!
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 12:18:01 AM »
^^^and a sweet one it is:

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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 04:07:42 PM »
:D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Yar; it is!
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2009, 11:23:41 AM »
Hi all.  Janis (my '73 Riviera) and I are new here. I found her in the local paper 2 yrs ago and have been driving her everyday since.  The interior cabs. were rotted out and some were missing - so I am installing all new interior in a late 79-vanagon westy style, with upgrades.
 I am happily married with 4 kids who can't wait to go camping in the bus.
(Hey beetlewarrior! How are you?)
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