My 71 Westy

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milfredo

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Bought at the end of Summer 2021 with some known rusty steps and under window showing signs of problems. Took it off the road over winter in preparation for the summer.

First camper, fourth Aircooled VW (71 Type 3 Fastback, 66 Type 3 Fastback & 71 Fridolin)

Here are some snaps IMG_0491.jpeg 1971-volkswagen-camper-610c0e3c94c63.jpg IMG_0547.jpeg 1971-volkswagen-camper-610c0e3c953de.jpg IMG_0545.jpeg
Some of the very visual nasties!

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Badly repaired over the years from a poor fitting window seal.

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1 million spots removed!

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Test fitting

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Under window not too bad. Only surface rust.

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Butt welded.

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Paint all worn and tatty so trying to keep the new panels in keeping.

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Original engine bar (not shown) is badly damaged from being too low so I've bought a lower profile one. IMG_0434.jpeg
New exhaust to go on should give more clearance. IMG_0491.jpeg 1971-volkswagen-camper-610c0e3c94c63.jpg IMG_0547.jpeg 1971-volkswagen-camper-610c0e3c953de.jpg IMG_0545.jpeg IMG_0544.jpeg IMG_0686.jpeg dadcd166-c93d-406a-aaea-0bc09e2e79eb.jpg 3a999e3d-d180-4d62-a785-c8da8c25158c.jpg 176ae1b4-3ac4-4ad0-83c0-32342eacbb22.jpg 878e3791-0e90-43bd-aac4-5f40384b3960.jpg 32593c80-11cd-410d-ac82-cb74d490746a.jpg 80bc7d9c-af9e-4ade-9228-4b69fc35e41d.jpg 9d85a750-dc84-4ca2-8f5d-6f0cfdad2d53.jpg b998c3d1-7d92-4ce1-8bf9-b5c92e43a4cc.jpg 9b5d9639-faa9-4f41-b1a8-b11ae110fb55.jpg 57b1f987-c839-43af-8577-d5e50757cf58.jpg d37b5916-4c63-4057-a4d8-a2a437c4debe.jpg 273037715_712715783436427_4967398451955691679_n.jpg IMG_0434.jpeg
 

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Nice work on the repairs and paint.
Any other areas that need work?
 

milfredo

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Nice work on the repairs and paint.
Any other areas that need work?
Not that I can see. I need to remove the other windows as the rubbers are shrunk and pours but the sils, floors and bulkheads all look really good. The battery tray has been patched before but the arches and back end are all solid. Everything else nice and straight.
 

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For the sink? I've ordered two different hand pumps from the US. I'm hoping to butcher them to make the original faucet work.

- JR Products - 97025 Self Priming Manual RV Water Faucet - 97025
- Valterra - RP800 Rocket Hand Pump for RV, Camper Holding Tank Faucet Pump - Chrome (US Amazon)
The problem that have found is that most new pumps don’t have the mounting screw holes at the right distance. The ones from Bus Depot have the right holes but the handle and spigot are not a match.

I save my old ones in hopes of successfully replacing the “o” rings but find it’s a lot easier just to buy a new pump.
 

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The problem that have found is that most new pumps don’t have the mounting screw holes at the right distance. The ones from Bus Depot have the right holes but the handle and spigot are not a match.

I save my old ones in hopes of successfully replacing the “o” rings but find it’s a lot easier just to buy a new pump.
I have no bottom piece to the two spigots I have. There is only the top section and plungers. I'm hoping I can remove this piece and use it on the original or at least use to see how one is made and mock one up on the 3D printer.
 

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leaking push-fit. I epoxied it in as the idea of a 50 year old push fit holding out scared me.
 

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