1965 SO-42

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:15 pm

Bought the Westy from the States. Worked on it most weekends, got it on the road in under a year....just needs ratty original colour top coat to make perfect!!!

Coming off the boat, Southampton Docks

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Post by bigbulli » Wed May 05, 2004 11:05 am

Some of the work carried out...

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Elms Farm before Stanford Hall Convoy 02/05/04.....

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Post by uffy » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:43 pm

i have a 65 so42 westy and mine has got to have the very same panels replaced as you have done. it's looking scary on the drive at the moment but will be cool when it's finished. yours is lookiong great and has given me hope of the final result. well done it looks a cracker. 8) :D
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Post by bigbulli » Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:48 am

Thanks uffy! Keep us posted with your progress. Good luck!

Bristol Volksfest 20 June 2004 - A superb venue!!!

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:11 pm

The wonder of the internet, a picture of my Westy at a VW Dealers in Tampa, Florida!!!

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:18 pm

Volksfest Wales 2004

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Post by dubbus56 » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:46 pm

Rich
I was going to come and say hello, I looked out for your van, but didn't see it all weekend. Then saw it this afternoon (about 12:30?) as you were leaving. Fairly sure it was your van anyway.
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Post by bigbulli » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:09 pm

Hey Ben,

That was us in the Grey Westy, we were camped in the family area, looked out for your pick up, didn't see it though?

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Post by dubbus56 » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:24 pm

I thought it was but you were too far away as you were leaving. Didn't get down til later on Saturday, we were camped up by the fire. Took the camper for it's last run, new owners picking it up on Tuesday :(

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:20 pm

First show in the Westy Vanfest 2002

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Vanfest 2003

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On the way to Vanfest 2004

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At Vanfest 2004

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Post by bigbulli » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:58 am

My old pulley had surface rust and pitting where the belt ran so it was time to replace it, at first I bought a stock Brazilian pulley from German and Swedish and a new belt. However this ran off-centre by about 5mm and there was a droning noise when I got to 50mph!!! I decided to buy and fit a Scat pulley. This is an excellent piece of kit, it runs true, has allowed me to fit a new belt with no problems and seemingly has made the engine a little more perky!!!

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Post by dubbus56 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:17 pm

Perky's always good :wink:
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Post by 23A » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:56 pm

.........but Pinking's NOT!! :wink:
..........nicely, Rich. Time to work on my engine, too, methinks......... :wink: 8)
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Post by bigbulli » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:36 pm

Having my cab seats freshend up by Steve and Jo at http://www.vwinteriors.com/' I have stripped the seat covers, repaired a broken spring and am repainting the frames.

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Post by Byron Bamboo » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:56 am

Are you having stock covers trimmed back on or something else... be nice to see what work they do... i'll need my bench seat in my 54 recovered in stock 54 black vinyl.... wonder if they can do it.

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