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Post by gacamper on Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:02 pm

Hello! Just added a 69 Campmobile to the family! It is my first air cooled VW. I have owned and worked on several old cars and trucks, but never a VW.

The interior is in good shape. I need to replace the pop-top, but I have the new one...just need to tackle the job!

I will post pictures of the work I do on it, but I really just like driving it!

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Post by fluxcap on Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:28 pm

Welcome to the site! Show season is winding down but there are quite a few good shows around that have great camping that you'll have to bring your bus out to next year! Post up some pics.

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Post by ridikas on Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:11 pm

Welcome too the site! Can't wait too see the pictures of the Bus!
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Post by DiggerD on Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:06 pm

Welcome to the forums!!  cheers
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Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:47 am

Welcome! alien 
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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by ASBug on Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:22 pm

Getting the tops replaced is a pain.
I have done 3 of them, my only advice is to get a good electric staple gun.
I have a manual one and each time I do a top I am reminded how much a pain it is to do by hand.
Also, get a short stubby nice quality fine point screwdriver for all the screws along the front aluminum hold down strip.
You will think you have carpel tunnel after your done, but it will be worth it.
X2 on the pictures.
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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by gacamper on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:13 pm

Thanks for all the friendly welcomes! I will post pictures this weekend if not sooner. And I am sure I will see some of you all at events!
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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by gacamper on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:14 pm

ASBug wrote:Getting the tops replaced is a pain.
I have done 3 of them, my only advice is to get a good electric staple gun.
I have a manual one and each time I do a top I am reminded how much a pain it is to do by hand.
Also, get a short stubby nice quality fine point screwdriver for all the screws along the front aluminum hold down strip.
You will think you have carpel tunnel after your done, but it will be worth it.
X2 on the pictures.
I may have to ask for some more helpful hints when I get going on the top. If the weather cooperates I may begin this weekend!
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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by Jon65 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:02 pm

Welcome to Georgia Dubs!cheers

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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by ultralite on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:28 pm

Greetings from a '69 Westy owner in Atlanta.

Let me know if I can help. I've had mine for 2 years now and glad to share all that I've done to it.

Now, where are the pics? Very Happy

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Re: new 69 westy owner in Smyrna

Post by ridikas on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:39 pm

X2 on the pics!
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