It was 2 years of hard work, often full-time and beyond - to bring this Bus back to service.
In 2015, almost done but not quite, she made her first wilderness trip, featured in this article:
After almost another year of fabricating cushions and curtains, and fixing a lot of loose ends, "Bus2" or "Mama2" is now ready to travel where ever there is a road.
I have repaired or replaced almost every system, and I would trust her anywhere.
Grease pencil and white stencil marks from the Hanover Germany factory
She is a rare, low-mileage and virtually rust free survivor from another age. It really was a labor of love as I tried to recreate the spirit of an early Bay Window Westfalia, including authentic Baltic Birch paneling, triple-varnished with marine grade Spar Varnish.
In 1969, this Bus was built to last.
In honor of this original craftsmanship, I rebuilt her to last another 47 years.
Thank you to all the VOLKS who have supported me over the years - you know who you are.
Long May You Run
1969 Westfalia brochure? Almost not quite.
For a change, I will let the photos do the talking.
Due to a change in life events, this Bus is now for sale. Please contact Bob at PDX Volks Folks.
I am very sorry to see her go, life goes on...