Tag Archive: Westy

Oct 24 2016

Colorado wrap-up

Well! September 25th to October 15th was a home to Fruita Colorado and back trip. What a trip it was! Let me wrap this up in a summary entry. 4,149 miles (6677 km) for a 2016 total of 9,022 miles (14,520 km) 741 miles was the longest single day of driving according to my RoadTrip …

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Oct 02 2016

Howdy from Colorado

After picking Andrea up in Denver, we headed south and now have a few nights of camping in Colorado behind us. I’m writing this from Gunnison after three days and nights up in Gothic campground (above Crested Butte). The first night was in a private campground below Colorado Springs we grabbed because the state park …

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Sep 28 2016

Three Days in September

Lots of days led up to these three days. They were mine to use. And I did. As best I could! Let me tell you a little bit about these three days in September. I blame a race in Leadville CO and a bunch of cyclists who got an idea two years ago and did …

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Sep 17 2016

A Week at Shelter Valley Folk Festival

I’ve been to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival every year since 2011. If you’re interested in a look back just do a blog search for SVFF. The first entry from 2012 touches on how Andrea and I got interested in the festival in the first place. And how the idea of volunteering crept into the …

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Aug 02 2016

First overnight in Babe 3.0

It’s finally real… I’m sitting in a campground as I write this. Camping. Using my Westy for its intended purpose. First night for this year. Over the course of the past week since Babe has left the spa behind she’s been tested out on short trips, longer drives and even had battery and solar setup …

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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 19 2016

Westfalia Restoration – reassembly part 4

I went to Volker’s Body By Crome shop yesterday to help get the top cabinet in the back up and do a few little things that I wanted to accomplish. And he’s still working hard to get the reassembly done this week. I’m confident he will. While I hadn’t intended to write another blog post …

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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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