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Hello earlybay-lovers,

I'm a vw-freak from holland and reading and looking around here for al wile.
November 2009 I bought my first bus :oops: The last 12 years i had several typeIII, notch, fasty and squarebacks.
My last one was a 1964 notch with a 2109cc engine, that one is sold and now it's Westy time.......

In June i will Marry my girlfriend en were going on honeymoon with the bus to the North Cape (Scandinavian) so i have plenty to do :mrgreen:

I bought the bus on ebay USA and imported the bus my self. It's a three owner original Westy with all documents. It's repainted ones and very solid. The plan is to do all the mechanicals, repainted the under carriage (to protect it from europa wether :evil: ) put it on 944 brakes. lower it and clean it up a bit..........

Started in november 2009 with dismantling now i'm working on the brakes, here are some photo's of the built till now:
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One off the owners back in the Sates,

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Save at home in my garage.

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Starting dismantling.

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Cleaning underside.

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New curtains and covers for the bed (J&S upholstery).

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Test-fit the usa overriders.

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Building a paint-boot and painting the underside (special paint Rx5 and Rx10)

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Painting with stone-chips.

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Collecting brakparts.
 

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Working on the porsche parts.

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Working on my own beam, precision tubing, 1cm thick end plates, original needle bearings, new inner bushings and 5,5cm shorter than original.

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Working on some parts.

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Painting some parts.
 

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Painted the underside, very happy with the result :lol:

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Building my beam, it's like LEGO for grownups :mrgreen:

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Welded the beam (many thanks to http://www.deboxer.nl I will make two extra beams for sale :msn4:

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Today i test-fit the 944 rear brakes with the handbreakmechanism and horse shoe plate. Fits and works nice.
My gasburners wheels will fit with 205/70/15 :shock:

That's it for now, were up to date, will keep you informed off process.
Greetings from the Netherlands Mycha
 

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Thanks all for the complements ;)

Very Very happy with my garage, nice and warm these day's :D
A contractor built the floor, walls and did the wood of the roof the rest i did my self with friends after work ;)

Greetings Mycha
 

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Looks like you had a nice van to start with so makes everything (too us at least) more simple ;)

Underneath looks great with the respray 8) and the beam and brakes are going to be awesome :mrgreen:

Looking forward to more updates - Oh and congrats on the impending marraige in June :D
 

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Today i made me some dust-caps fore the Porsche hubs.

From left to Right: Porsche, Bus and combined Bus with Porsche brakes 8)

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Greetings Mycha
 

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looks great mate ,love the whole set up and what you are doing. case of the green eyes again please keep the photos coming ;)
 

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Time for a update, i'm starting the build-up:

Front beam is almost ready, placed the new needle bearings, put on a new steering-pin.
Put on the steering house, the pedals (brake and clutch).
Build the rear drive train with new bearings, 944 brakes, horse shoe plates, new bushing on the spring plates etc, test fit the Gasburners with 195/65/15.
Cleaned the cabin floor, nice original 40years paint.

Photo's say more than words :mrgreen:
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Greetz mycha
 

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