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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by sean » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:48 pm

fig wrote:
sean wrote:
Madbones wrote:Nice Westy Sean congrats are you coming to KKK with it? Also what number Westy is yours on the back seat plate? Would be interesting to see what numbers we have in ZA mine is #0155
I will be there, but not sure what bus yet.

I will double check, but I am sure there is no plate on mine. I am not that familiar with the Westy numbering system.
There is usually (not always) a Westfalia ID plate on the bottom LHS (FIF) of the cabinet below the folding bed/seat. It states Westfalia model (SO67R in this case), production year, and serial number.
Definitely not on mine. Any reason for this?



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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by fig » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:53 pm

sean wrote:
fig wrote:There is usually (not always) a Westfalia ID plate on the bottom LHS (FIF) of the cabinet below the folding bed/seat. It states Westfalia model (SO67R in this case), production year, and serial number.
Definitely not on mine. Any reason for this?
I have no idea. I have observed that on some earlybay SA westies, the plate is not there and there is no sign it ever was. Most of them seem to have it though.
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Donovan D » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:01 pm

Nice bus Sean. Very well looked after and amazing condition :hangloose: :hangloose:
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Madbones » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:06 pm

Hi Sean,
Here is a photo of my plate.
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by 51splitfanatic » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:21 pm

It is absolutely ridiculous how well this bus was looked after over the years.....great find.....lucky you...!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Derek » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:20 pm

Just checked my Westy: SO67R 0208 1970. My plate is on the LHS bottom of the wooden base of the bed. I wonder how many Westy's were sold in SA?
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Derek » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:23 pm

Sean, your Westy is A-grade :) Beautiful vehicle all round...
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Dawie » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:58 pm

From Barrydale, thats also where the 2 Autovillas came from, Paul got one of them?

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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Derek » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:14 pm

Hehe - I did a rough calculation at the time that the guy wanted R 130 000 for that Westy based on his R 300 000 asking price for the collection....I trust that Sean got it at a better price than that though :) It's one of those gems by the look of it...
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by sean » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:10 pm

Just a few updated pics of the Westy.

Since acquiring it, I have rectified the bumpers and wheels. Both had been powder coated white (so hideous) which i resprayed the correct colour. I also chucked the incorrect 195R14 tyres and fitted the correct 185R14 tyres. I also got a friends grandma to make me some new curtains. I searched far to find material as close as possible to the original variety, but didn't find anything the same. I did however settle on the material in the pics which doesn't look out of place at least.


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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by AlanH » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:36 am

Awesome find congrats. Love the colour.
I still have a long way before mine looks anything close.

PS. What colour did you use for the rims and bumper?

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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by sean » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:21 pm

AlanH wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:36 am
Awesome find congrats. Love the colour.
I still have a long way before mine looks anything close.

PS. What colour did you use for the rims and bumper?
Don't know what its called. I always just take a actually original sample to a paint shop and they use a spectrometer on the sample to determine the mix.

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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by bugspray » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 pm

Absolutely amazing condition. Congrats on a great Westy.

Love how original it is.
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Re: 1970 Westfalia

Post by Donovan D » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:33 am

sean wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:10 pm
I also got a friends grandma to make me some new curtains. I searched far to find material as close as possible to the original variety, but didn't find anything the same.
Might be worth a try.
No idea how correct the material is.

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