1971 Westfalia Weekender Type II in St. Petersburg, FL

Last Updated: 4/16/19 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Asking Price: $18,500

1971 st. petersburg fl

Camper Facts

  • Year: 1971
  • Model: Westfalia
  • Odometer: 74,000
  • Engine: 4 cylinder
  • Transmission: Manual

Seller Info

  • Type: Private Owner
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Name: Not Provided
  • Phone: See Below
  • Email: See Below

 

More Details & Pictures

1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Weekender Bus w/ Extras
1600 Dual Port
Garage kept last 10 years

Make an educated offer:

https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1971/Volkswagen/Transporter/Campmobile/Values

https://www.hemmings.com/price-guide/ (1971 Westfalia)

This is a 1971 VW Westfalia Weekender Bus. It’s a crossover year for the VW bus, so it has parts from designs before ‘71 and after, including disc brakes up front! It’s basically a camper without the pop-top and stove. It included a sink and holding tank, but needs some plumbing work to function. Also has an icebox and a 120v receptacle. The back seat folds out to make a long bed for 2 and the original child cot that suspends above the cabin area is included. Has the original spare tire cover as well. Under the sliding door is a foot step railing. Inside the rear are a few cabinets. The cabinet nearest the side door has an area to hang clothes.

Almost all original parts are still with it, although some things have become brittle, like cabinet door plastic handles, Most of which is easily sourced and replaced. All original upholstery with some rips in the rear seat. Front seats are in decent shape but may need re-springing. Headboard and side interior panels are wood. This is a cool bus and is solid!

Recent Restoration Work:
Engine top end rebuild 200 miles ago
Transmission seals replaced 200 miles ago
Brand new factory stamped front floor pan installed
Entire front end frame conditioned with POR15
Entire nose sheet metal replaced (needs matching paint. the rest of the bus is original paint)
Electrical system removed and restored to factory specs
Rear CV joints and axles replaced
Rear suspension bushings replaced
New steering pin
New front leaf springs
New front steering damper
New front ball joints (the good ones)
New front sway bar and bushings
All new steering components and rods (needs an alignment before driving extended distance)
All new brake cylinders, pistons, springs, pads and shoes 200 miles ago. Disc in front, drum in back
New brake booster (you need this!)
New brake master cylinder
New wiper spray nozzles and tubing. Needs new needle valve on container to function, or hook up a pump)
New windshield
New side sliding windows
All new seals except rear right window. (Have the seal though)
Some sheet metal repairs with more sheet metal in various panels and around windows (little bondo used)
Body and frame in excellent condition
New Fuel tank
New Fuel filler hose
New Fuel sender unit
Rebuilt steering column
New font area rubber mat
New tail lights and side marker lights
Has a trailer hitch installed but it’s bent and will need straightening
New clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing
I’m sure I’m forgetting more here…

Extra Parts:
Extra 3-rib transmission
Extra brand-new starter
Extra carburetors
Extra distributors and caps
Transmission, carburetor and engine rebuild kits
4 x 18” racing rims
5 x Original rims and caps. (1 has a blowout)
2 Jalousie windows with new rivets, rubber, and seals (not installed)
Electronic ignition (not installed), using points currently
Extra side rear full glass window
Tons of door frame and other seals (not installed, was going to paint first)
New chrome front door trim and railings
Original child sleeping cot included
Extra engine compartment lid (same color)
Extra steering box
Factory spec repair manuals
Extra electronic fuel pump
I’m sure I’m forgetting more here…

What does it need?:
The interior needs some work, but it’s almost all original. No stereo included, but that’s not exactly why you’re interested in this, right? Most of the body work and mechanical aspects of the drivetrain, suspension and steering have been replaced so there’s not much to do for those. There are still some rust spots that should be addressed but they’re not compromised yet. It certainly needs a front end alignment after replacing almost all moving parts. I would not suggest driving it far until this has been done. And, possibly a full body paint job if you so choose. Currently, I rolled on rustoleum for the nose replacement and it matches closely, but it’s not a pro paint job. The front door locks need to be greased and adjusted. The sliding door also needs some adjustment and lubing. The door frame seals need to be replaced (included), as there is some water seepage on some of them. Replace now or after painting. The engine compartment is bent a little and the lid doesn’t latch currently. The trailer hitch is also bent up a little and needs to be straightened, but I have an extra compartment lid in the same color.


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