1961 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Restoration

1961 Westfalia Camper Restoration - VW Trends Magazine Cover Car!

• 1961 SO23 Camper Conversion with bench seat and original sub hatch "pop top"
• Stock Beige Grey (L472) paint color, over Sealing Wax Red (L53) paint color
• All new camper interior with new birch cabinets and panelling, and laminate dining table
• Full restoration completed in June 2003
VW Trends Cover Story for the February 2005 Edition
• Numerous 1st Place Trophys, including the VW Classic and Huntington Beach Cruiser Meets
• Read the detailed story behind this amazing restoration.


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61 Westy at the media blasters
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Getting Media Blasted
61 Westy; welded roof patches
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Welded Roof Patches
61 Westy; patches welded in the roof
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Skimmed Roof Patch
61 Westy; welded roof - rear corner
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Rear Corner Patch
61 Westfalia Camper back from the blaster
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Back From Blaster
61 Westfalia Camper; priming almost done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Priming Almost Done
61 Westfalia Camper; fresh primer
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Fresh Primer
61 Westfalia Camper; roof skimmed with bondo
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Skimmed Roof Section
61 Westfalia Camper interior after blasting and welding
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Interior After Blasting
61 Westfalia Camper; restored gas tank
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Restored Gas Tank
61 Westfalia; restored bumpers and wheels
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Restored Bumbers
61 Westfalia Camper; fresh paint - nose
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Fresh Paint
61 Westfalia Camper freshly painted
1961 Volkswagen Westy
New Factory Paint
61 Westfalia Camper; pulling out the rear end
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Pull Out Rear End
61 Westfalia Camper; restored steering wheel
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Restored Steering Wheel
61 Westfalia Camper; restored brakes
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Restored Brakes
61 Westy Camper; one-eyed duck!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
One-Eyed Duck
61 Westy Camper; fresh paint - interior
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Fresh Paint - Interior
61 Westy Camper; transaxle installed
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Transaxle Installed
61 Westy Camper; engine installed - sweet!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Engine Installed
61 Westy Camper; ceiling insulated
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Ceiling Insulated
61 Westy Camper; walls insulated
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Walls Insulated
61 Westy Camper; ready for paneling
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Ready For Paneling
61 Westy Camper; ceiling panels installed
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Ceiling Plywood Installed
1961 Westfalia Camper package tray done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Bulkhead Panelled
1961 Westfalia Camper; note package tray marquetry
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Beautiful Package Tray
1961 Westfalia Camper; icebox cabinet installed
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Icebox Cabinet
1961 Westfalia Camper; icebox cabinet ready to go in
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Icebox Cabinet
61 Westfalia; New Ice Box Cabinet
1961 Volkswagen Westy
New Icebox Cabinet
61 Westfalia; icebox cabinet doesn't block rear window!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
New Icebox Cabinet
61 Westfalia; icebox with custom teak shelf!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Teak Icebox Shelf
61 Westfalia; New cabinets, no doors yet
1961 Volkswagen Westy
New Birch Cabinets
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Exterior Done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Exterior Done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Fresh Vents
1961 Volkswagen Westy
New Hella Lenses
61 Westfalia Camper; exterior done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Exterior Done
61 Westfalia Camper; exterior done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Exterior Done
61 Westfalia Camper; exterior done
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Exterior Done
61 Westfalia Camper; side cabinet
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Side Cabinet
61 Westy Camper; cabinet door in bench seat
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Door in Bench Seat
61 Westy Camper; smooth, shiny and red!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Beautiful Cabinet Work
61 Westy Camper; ready for camping
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Ready For Camping
61 Westy Camper; cool clamshells!
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Cool Clamshell Lamps
61 Westfalia Camper at Huntington Cruiser Meet 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Huntington Cruiser Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at Huntington Cruiser Meet 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
Huntington Cruiser Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at San Clemente 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
San Clemente Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at San Clemente 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
San Clemente Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at San Clemente 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
San Clemete Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at San Clemente 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
San Clemente Meet
61 Westfalia Camper at San Clemente 2007
1961 Volkswagen Westy
San Clemente Meet

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