Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 19 2016

Westfalia Restoration – First Parts Get Re-installed

Just one photo to mark the occasion… up until this point it has all been taking things off Babe and either storing or restoring them. Today some of those parts got reinstalled! Yay!!! There’s still lots to do of course, including some of the more significant body work. But it’s nice to see something go …

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Apr 17 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week 8 (Part 2)

Seem’s Volker’s been working extra hard to make sure Babe will be ready for camping season! Of course I’m thrilled to see the progress he’s now making on the actual body. The section of floor that got fixed and a complete removal of the dash wasn’t in our original plans so it’s extra work (and …

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Apr 16 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week 8

This week has been focused on a few different fronts. For me it’s been sourcing the parts I want for the solar configuration with the aim of making these available as a package deal for others to purchase. I wanted something more sophisticated and expandable than the packages available on Amazon or through our regular …

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Apr 10 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week 7

Week 7 has continued work on the front now that it’s been cleared out and the necessary parts have been repaired or replaced (still a few more plastic bits to fix but that has a little time). Part cleanup, part grinding, lots of prep. Something I didn’t mention before was that Greg Potts gave me …

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Apr 10 2016

The Mouse’s Tale

In last week’s post (Week 6) I made reference to the presence of at least one mouse having taken up residence in Babe.  The chewed wires in the heater box was a definite indicator. This was only one pointer though. And it confirms my thought that it was time for the dash to come off …

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Apr 02 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week 6

I’m not sure there’s much more that can come off Babe… she’s really stripped down to nothing! No steering wheel, no pedals (even the gas pedal shown in this photo is out), not much left! Which means next week will be the start of repairing the body. There were a couple of surprises as the …

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