Tag Archive: restoration

Jul 22 2016

Westfalia Restoration – DONE

I know there will always be some little detail that needs to get looked after. That’s what warranty periods are all about. Babe has had her test drive and is declared fit. I will pick her up tomorrow… very excited! So… There will be a follow up blog entry on how it feels to travel …

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Jul 20 2016

Westfalia Restoration – today in one photo

Only one photo in today’s post… and very few words. The background hints at how long the day has been. The caption is what Volker shared with the photo.

Jul 17 2016

Westfalia Restoration – reassembly part 2

The reassembly started earlier in the week and it looks like it will take about a week and a half to complete. Considering how much there is to do that’s an amazingly short time. Yesterday’s post covered the first few days of getting the wiring, lights, dash, & Westy top back on (with the out-of-sequence …

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Jul 16 2016

Westfalia Restoration – reassembly begins

The paper has all been peeled back and she’s now ready to be put back together again. There’s a lot to reassemble in a Westy that’s been stripped down to the extend Babe has been. First a look at her new paint in the light of day rather than the paint shop bay and then …

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Jul 09 2016

Westfalia Restoration – paint day

I dropped by to see Volker yesterday to deliver Babe’s new shoes (courtesy of her good friend Clifford) and he was getting close to being done with the final body prep work. And he was hopeful to be able to get to that today. Without further ado I’d like to introduce you to Babe’s new …

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Jul 06 2016

Westfalia Restoration – she made a break for it

Volker sent me a new batch of photos and I had to laugh at this one… This is the first time Babe’s been outside this year, I guess she must be just as eager to go camping as I am. Part of the reason I laughed was because I had been there to visit yesterday …

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Jul 05 2016

Westfalia Restoration – heavy lifting is done

There is still a little more body work to do but the heavy lifting is done. Volker worked over the long weekend to try and get Babe done in time. And of course I appreciate it! The last blog entry was about cutting out the rot and putting in the new metal for the front …

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Jun 28 2016

Babe had a hard day

That was the subject line of the first of a series of 5 emails with photos from Volker. “Babe had a hard day” I didn’t even have to look at the contents to know why. Volker has been zeroing in on the area that prompted this journey in the first place. The notorious panel behind …

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Jun 25 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week ?

I’ve enjoyed writing about things other than how my trusty camper Babe’s restoration is coming along. I do have an update or two to write about on the restoration front though and I guess it’s overdue. First a little background… The Gap My last blog entry on the topic was April 19th which was a …

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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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