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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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Blue Westfalia – ready for paint

All the spots that had rust repairs done are now getting prepped for paint. I am looking forward to getting the westy back although I think from now on westy will be a 3 season vehicle (it almost was already … Continue reading

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Blue westy – bodywork update

The main goal of the bodywork currently being done on blue westy  (our ’91 orly blue syncro westy) is to get rid of rust that would slowly progress and eat away our van, as opposed to making the van cosmetically … Continue reading

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