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First Westy Trip of the Season

As usual at this time of year the outdoor school our eldest attends had their year-end camping trip, this time to the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. Parents are welcome to attend so, as we have always done, we joined … Continue reading

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Syncro Vanagon Speedometer Drive Gear Replacement

As usual at this time of year I start thinking about getting the westy trip-worthy. One of the items was getting the speedo and odometer working again. The van has been without a speedometer and odometer for the last year. … Continue reading

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Engine Skid Plate installed – Bostig syncro vanagon

I finished installing the skid plate and the crank pulley is now protected so I am happy about that, but I do need to look into things as the addition of the skid plate seems to have caused a vibration/noise … Continue reading

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Bostig Zetec in westfalia = Great!

Just got back from a short camping trip to our favourite camping beach (Rathtrevor Provincial Park on Vancouver Island) and even though I hadn’t fired up the westy for months before the trip, all I needed to do was install … Continue reading

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’46 M16 trip to the big city and update

A couple of weeks ago I took Clem (1946 Studebaker M16 ) from the farm to North Vancouver. This was the first trip of any distance I have taken since bringing the truck to the farm. Overall the trip went … Continue reading

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’46 Studebaker M16 front leaf spring update

I ordered the leaf spring bushings from Studebaker International for a  reasonable $3 each (there are 6 bushings for each front leaf spring assembly) and they arrived fairly quickly. Changing out the drivers side spring bushings and the rear ones … Continue reading

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Blue westfalia body work and paint complete

I got the westy back from werke1.com and it is home now.  I am planning on getting it appraised as now with the body work on top of all the mechanical work I did fairly recently (engine swap, rebuilt transaxle … Continue reading

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