VW bay window campervan camper 1973 T2 bus UK RHD




….For sale- my 1973 L reg bay. UK right hand drive. Please read the full listing if you are genuinely interested. Near complete project. A labour of love for over 4 years has got me to this stage. I have been restoring this bus for my family to use for holidays and to use as wedding hire as a long term plan but have had little time over the last 12 months to complete it. Other priority work commitments are likely to prevent me from finishing this in the near future, hence me selling. During this time, the following work has been carried out- Inner sills, centre strengthener, outer sills and sliding door lower track replaced. Front, centre and rear outriggers and jacking points replaced both sides. Left and right front arches, Left and right seat mounting panels, left and right cab floor panels replaced. Lower B posts, rear of front arch ‘bubble’ panels replaced both sides. Rear battery trays, rear outer arches, rear inner and outer valance, tall rear corners ( above tail light, below swage line), rear arch lower panels at front and rear replaced both sides. Front panel replaced to look as per crossover bay: early inner and outer lower front valances replaced, indicator blanking plates at top to mount ‘lowlight’ indicators at the bottom as per early/ crossover bay. New front panel had an emboss for late bay vw badge which was cut out and replaced with a flat steel sheet, English wheeled to follow front panel profile before welding in to allow early vw badge to be fitted. Sliding door outer skin 400mm tall and lower inner panel replaced Factory sunroof hole has been replicated using shrinker stretcher (see photo) which was the original basis for Westfalia roofs. The van was originally a Devon and the roof had long since gone when I bought it. The fibreglass fixed cap had rusted the roof in 3 of the 4 corners, which were cut out and replaced. At some point, it had been converted to a tintop by welding a roof skin from another bay over the devon hole. It was into this that I cut out the sunroof hole for the Westy conversion. There was also a metre length of gutter on the sliding door side which needed to be replaced. Whilst I was intending this bus to be show condition, it is this area that is currently the least pretty of the lot and I intended to re- prep the roof to paint again since the swage line is not perfect. However it is not seen with the roof down and wouldn’t stop the bus from being completed otherwise. Paint is 2 Pack VW L90D Pastel White, bake oven spraybooth painted.Underside has been stonechip protected in black, under front arches were coated in white stonechip protection first, before being painted pastel white. (offside arch is still in stonechip and not yet painted) A small amount of spare paint is included for colour matching/ touch ins etc. Windows have been refitted with best quality window rubbers.New chrome trim and window scrapers are included for the cab door windows, which are there but not fitted. There is an interior in the van with wardrobe, cooker and sink, from a Devon Eurovette. Not fitted, not perfect by a long shot ( I bought it to take templates from and remake ) but has a very practical cooker unit that swivels out of the sliding door to cook outside, or unclips entirely and removes to place outside. There’s also a 3/4 rock and roll bed from kingfisher customs What’s left to do? It needs an engine. This was used in another project. I test drove the van before I began the resto so I was happy that it started, stopped and went through the gears without problem. The brakes will need going through. The master cylinder was removed during resto and I would recommend replacement of all the solid lines and flexis on any old vehicle for safety. I was quoted £900 for a local classic VW specialist to supply and fit the entire system throughout including calipers , cylinders and all lines. The electrics were in very good original condition- The front indicators and rear brake/indicator units are brand new. Headlights would benefit from being replaced new as new units are far brighter. The wiring is very basic on these and no major task to re- connect the lights, horn and wipers for a handy person or auto electrician. The steering drag link is missing a castle nut. A couple of pounds to replace but must be fitted before driving/ mot. It will steer onto a trailer though no problem. The front section of gear selector rod is currently missing, though I aim to have found this by time of sale. If not, these are approx. £50 The Westfalia roof is not fixed properly yet, though pilot holes have been drilled for the front hinges and it was trialled. It is missing one upright strut that holds the roof in the upright position. Again around £50. The roof canvas is also shot and needs replacing. A company called NLA online and ebay sell a new Westy canvas for £169. I’ve ran out of photo space since I can only post 12. If you’re still awake by this point I will probably try and list a wheelnut or something soon with some extra pics. See my other listings shortly. So there it is. UK mainland only, cash sale only no swaps or px. Too many projects already. Serious enquiries will want to view. Thanks for looking.

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