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Sadly wrecked Being parted
If you are interested in parts, email me at j1(at)tauxe.net (with appropriate modifications to that email address. I'll work on getting them put up on
The Samba classifieds, under Bay Window parts, user jtauxe.
Notes on condition
- This bus is a standard (and classic!) 1974 Westfalia, but has been in a crash that has damaged the front passenger's side. Damage includes the right half of the nose to the B-pillar on the right side. The A-pillar is bent at the windshield. The B-pillar is bent back about 1 cm, so that the slider door will not close. Slider door seems to be OK. Passenger door is quite bent. The front beam, however, seems to be unscathed, and this bus will actually drive!
- The condition of the floor at the passenger's feet attests to the effectiveness of the extra reinforcement that Volkswagen added to strengthen the nose. The floor did not collapse!
- Most of the key parts of the undercarriage are rusted. The rockers, the wheel wells—all pretty much gone, and not much to work with. Sadly, this bus will not be restored. Happily, it can provide parts so that other may live!
- The interior is in surprisingly good condition. Some previous owner made up a full set of functional curtains, and reupholstered the bed and seats in blue. The driver's seat is well-worn. The cabinet handles need attention. But the cabinetry is there, the carpet is in decent shape (with an extra custom-cut-and-finished carpet piece throughout the camper area), and the child cot is even there.
- The engine turns over, and will probably run once I get the battery charged up and some fresh gas in 'er. This seems to be the original '74 setup, with dual Solex carbs and all. That means that this bus could actually drive, which would be interesting.
Many more photographs of this bus are available in this
zip archive file (35 MB)
and this collection of set of photos of the upper bunk and
poptop (10 MB).
last updated 11 February 2014