What does it cost to do a project like this?
9/4/99 - First show! 2000 Bug-O-Rama 44, took First Place in Type2 Class!
9/1/99 - Assembly complete!
9/1/99 - Interior...
9/1/99 - Next to my friend Tom Mink's '66 Karmann Ghia (I painted his car, too)
8/29/99 - Almost assembled!
6/20/99 - Paint!
6/18/99 - Bodywork!
6/10/99 - Correct taillights!
6/2/99 - The tent
3/29/99 - New curtains and front seat covers!
2/17/99 - Here's my new seat/bed material
2/17/99 - Re-working the interior panels
2/10/99 - Next step, registration, YOM plates, and insurance! An hour-and-half wait at DMV finally pays off. We're street legal! Oh, and a mangled back bumper!
12/19/98 - Today I moved the westy into the garage and put it up on the dollies. I bought all new brake hardware today, including shoes, wheel cylinders, brake lines, and master cylinder. I also bought new reduction box bearings and a new shift coupler. My goal is to have the car on the road in a couple weeks.
Here are some pix of the inside, particularly the components I have questions about
10/4/98 - I just bought this 1955 Westfalia flip-top camper, one of the older ones around. More as the story unfolds!
Some more pix of it in my backyard.
Here it is in the field where it sat since 1982
Condition: fairly straight, light surface rust in a few spots on the body. Holes in the battery area, front floors pretty bad, cargo area has a couple soft spots. The bummer is that it didn't have to be this bad: if he'd kept the windows and doors shut, and not piled so much crap in it, the cargo floor could have been pristine! There was a bunch of paper-type stuff piled in the front of the cargo area, which mulched the floors. There isn't anything but surface rust on the rockers and 3-piece (aka barndoor) doglegs. Oh the temptation to take them for the '54! The nose has a minor ! in it, which was previously poorly fixed. Completeness:
What am I going to do with it? I have no idea. I can't afford two
simulateous restos. I think I'll just let it sit for a while, maybe do a
little cleanup hear and there, and think about it. I could get it running
pretty easily, although it will need a tranny first. I have an extra set
of bubble taillights, so I could be rockin' and rollin' in no time!
This bus is actually in much better shape than my '56 was when I bought it!