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1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:14 am

It's official I got Bus!!! Not just any bus but a Westfalia camper bus I can take to the lake and go fishing in! It all started this morning when I was going to the Bugs4Christ turn a wrench event. I had been talking to John and Darrell about how I really wanted a bus to add to my Volkswagen Fleet, I really like how much room they have and all the stuff the can haul around. So I contemplated how I would get the funds to get the bus, I figured I would save the money I would make from SAMs club over Christmas break and buy it. Little I'd I know that my Mom had contacted John about 1 1/2 months ago about the bus and how she was going to get it for as a surprise Christmas gift. So back to this morning I got to Bugs4Christ and John told he he got a new Ghia, so we all walked outside and I checked out the Ghia. John told me that he had got some parts for the Bus, when I looked in the back there was a cake and my mom and sister jumped out and surprised me! Probably the best Christmas surprise/gift ever!santa santa santa 







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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:22 am

Its a 4 speed with the 2.0L and Dual Webers

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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:24 am

It's got a little ding on the back. nothing a hammer can't fix!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:28 am

Needs a little work down by the 30amp plug in.

No rusted floor by the drivers feet !





Also all of the floors and under belly are solid!😎


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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by Grifspop on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:33 am

Looks solid! Great surprise, too!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by fluxcap on Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:06 am

Wow, that's awesome man!!!

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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by dlandvw3 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Congrats, Your family is awesome Joshua! We loved hanging out with your Mom and Sis before you got there, they are both hilarious! Your Mom is so proud of you and it shows. She couldn't contain her excitement very well! It was great! That van is in good shape, and I know you'll love the project....we are looking forward to it!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:52 pm

Can't wait to begin a new Journey!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ultralite on Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:04 pm

Congratulations! You're going to love it, much to look forward to. Yeah, they make great fish cabins. I keep a fly rod in mine because it packs down so easily and stows out of the way.

Do a search on "Full Moon Bus Club" if you haven't heard about it already. I haven't made it to a camp out yet myself but I've heard it's great fun.

Plus, ask for one of these for Christmas or a birthday, I use mine all the time: http://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Station-Official-Service-Manual/dp/0837616352/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386528956&sr=8-2&keywords=Bentley+vw

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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:19 pm

I agree, the Bentley manual for my Bugs are great! I will definetly pick one up for the Bus!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by Jon65 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:37 pm

That's awesome to hear, Joshua! Any thoughts about what all you're gonna do?

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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:59 pm

Some body work, sand the outside and repaint the same color. The interior pans is really solid, just a little surface rust here and there. I plan on keeping everything stock except for the interior, I think I might change it up check out some different patterns. I want to mount a trailer hitch on the back too, so I can pull a little utility trailer around and maybe my boat. Im keeping the stock ride height too, it's harder to work on it if it's lowered, espicially if your on the side if the road.


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Looks like a solid project! You'll enjoy that type 4 power!

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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:15 pm

I'm looking forward to some more pep!
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:28 am

Darrell hooked me up with a fresh water container and the rare motor that comes with it!

Also we can't figure out what part this is! It looks like a cot or canopy, not sure though



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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by sploval53 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:26 am

Childs got. it looks like
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by Muffler Bearing on Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:27 pm

It's a child's cot for up top. Don't think it goes in a 76
Tho. I thought they went into up to 73 or so. The ones that pop up opposite than yours. But I'm not 100% on that. I have one in my 72. Enjoy the bus. It is a great tool for family fun and great memories.
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Re: 1976 Westfalia

Post by ridikas on Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Thanks for the info, I'm glad someone could figure out what it was! I'm very excited to be able tontake some road trips once it's finished! I really want to get a group together and go to the Beaches Buses and Bugs show that the German Metal club puts on at spinnakers in Panama City Florida.
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