Jonnysue said:Our 1969 bus is being restored and we will be after one of theses early next year once its had a new paint job
NellyM said:Fitted our new bed from Faux this afternoon and I am over the moon with it. I fitted it myself and it took around 2 hours in total and not a single wear word was used! I climbed on for a test (11 stone) and there was not so much as a squeak, it is absolutely solid and the instructions were extremely concise.
Top job, thank you very much!!!
faux said:I have been working hard for the past few months, with my good friend Rusty Lee, to produce the illusive Continental bed.
This has been done before, I know, and there are still some original ones out there but there are a few issues. The ones I have seen reproduced don't really resemble the original ones and an original one doesn't fit a >72 bus very well.
So the plan was to make a bed that looked and worked as closely to the original as possible but would fit the slightly longer and narrower Earlybay Westy roof opening.
We have now done it and wanted to share them with you guys on Earlybay first to gauge the response before opening up sales to the wider VW scene.
The beds come complete with all fixtures and fittings:
* Upholstery, nuts, bolts and screws.
* The drop down bar that holds up the head rest (This has been adapted slightly to work with the early bay roof).
* Blanking bolts to replace the black roof handle (which is best removed).
* Designed for children (approx 12.5 stone, 80kg)
The material is an off white vinyl as I can no longer get the mustard corduroy that I was using.
Here are some pics of the prototype. Please let us know what you think.
The price is £265 for everything and I can also offer fitting if needed, but will be happy to give any advice needed.
+ £5 if you want it packaging - a lot of time, tape and Wrap is needed :shock:
In folded position:
Layed out flat:
Head rest bar and fixings:
(These will also be available for 73/74 front hinging late bays)
For our overseas buddies we can do it in kit form for £125, with instructions and measurements of course :lol:
(£125 delivered to uk, £130 delivered in Europe, £135 to the US and Canada)
Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions
Jon 07801 627195
Thanks SeanSlads said:Hi Jon, been a while since I bought it but just wanted to say thanks for the kit, really impressed with it, and how easy it was to fit.
Makes such a difference, and the kids absolutely love it, and people are surprised its not an original part of the van.
I managed to build it , fit it and fit a new poptop canvas all in one day, albeit a long day (8am - 10pm) so was well pleased.
I used 12mm ply as I had a spare sheet in the garage, which works fine (just had to use a few shorter screws).
Been away camping and it keeps the kids occupied for hours - superb.
Thanks again, Sean.
Bobster said:Hi Jon,
I've just purchased a 1970 westy and was wondering if you are still producing these beds? If so is it possible to courier the complete bed or do you only do the DIY kits if pick up is not possible ?