1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Van Custom Interior And Paint
Used 1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper
1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Van Custom Interior And Paint. This 1971 bus has been a labor of love for me over the past year and a half. The bus was a great running, driving, shifting bus with Zero rust issues and honestly not too bad looking at all. But it was Red, and to me, a red that just did not suit the bus well. My plans initially were to actually just restore the interior, because that's all I felt it “needed” but after stripping the interior out, I started taking windows out, and before I knew it, I had stripped the entire bus down (pictured) and deemed it worthy of an entire new paint job. Well, as you can see, my better judgment took over and this bus came out stunning. All the material pre-owned on the interior including the custom tent on the pop up roof is high grade, marine fabric, that will not break down or fade in even the harshest environments. This bus runs and drives beautifully, and shifts just like it should. I will say, this bus is not for racing. It is so slow, but so cool. It is a cruiser, a fantastic one, so don't expect to outrun the cops or anyone for that matter, that is not what this camper is about. If you are not familiar with these older campers, the sink is not electric, it is a manual pump style, and has a large five gallon tank mounted between passenger rear seat and behind the “fridge”. I put that in quotations because that too is not electric, it is only an ice box, meaning its more like a cooler. You can store ice in it to keep cool, and as the ice melts it has a drain tube along with the sink drain that flows out to the bottom of the bus onto the ground. The rear seat can fold flat to create a bed, and up top on the camper part, is a cot/bed that folds open to lay in. Along with the cool vinyls, I found some fun wild and vibrant colored fabric for all of the window drapes, and yes the all open and give complete interior privacy if you wanted. The wheels are in good shape, and if you look closely, you will see the white walls, are actually porta-walls, not real whitewall tires. You will also see in some of the photos I mounted LED lighting around the perimeter of the camper roof line, works very well at night to illuminate the entire interior. You will also notice the upgraded HID headlamps w/ LED rings that come with a remote to turn on and off at any time, the bus does not have to be on, or running to operate. Also, the waterproof under-glow LED lighting runs off its own remote as well, that you can see in the video, and again can be turned on or off at anytime. All the lighting has different modes of flashing or strobing or transitioning from color to color or can stay solid any color at any time. The radio is hooked up and speaker wire run to each of the doors and even to the rear of the bus, but I did not want to cut holes in the door panels or have speakers cut or exposed anywhere, so I left alone, and that can be something you personalize, or not. Again, this bus started as a rust free solid bus, and is still a rust free solid bus, the undercarriage and frame is perfect with no signs of even surface rust.
January 7 on USClassifieds4all