1987 Westy Modifications & Improvements



Rebuilt Big Valve 2.1, polished intake tracks, balanced w/clutch, Boston Engine – 11/06/03 – 351,474 km

Stainless steel exhaust system, Stebro, Dansk, Cintube, Lev-Fab, Emico

Repainted, rust proofed, all metal objects in & around engine compartment, POR-15 & Tremclad

Rebuilt four speed tranny, AA Transaxles – 06/22/03 – 340,974 km

Short shift kit w/extension, Gene Berg Industries

Auxiliary batteries, four Tempest TD22-12, 22ah AGM batteries under drivers seat, one 85ah deep cycle battery under rear bench (heater removed) Total 173ah – 10/20/09 - $182.40

Sure Power 1315 battery separator

Battery trickle charger, automatic, amps, connected to Aux battery, CT

Oil pressure gauge, mechanical type

Power steering hoses, Frank Condelli & Associates

Digitool 2, ECU reader/tester, Darrell Boehler

O2 monitor meter, Ken Lewis

ECU Performance chip – 01/21/04

Overhead lighting, LED 12 volt:

     Passenger side entrance, Center cab, Sliding door entrance w/separate door switch, Pop top, Rear bench

Headlight relay kit, Frank Condelli & Associates

H4 Eurospec headlamp lens, VW Canada – 09/06

100/90w H4 headlamp bulbs, FLOSSER

100w bulbs, hi-beam, Hella

Headlamp protective covers, Focus

Headlight switch interior lighting

Radio/CD/MP3 player, SONY CDX – GT400 – 10/06

Speakers, (4) SONY XS-W4021

Satellite radio, Sirius Sony integrated add on to Sony Radio.  2007

Dual two tone horns w/relay

Carat door panels, driver, passenger & sliding doors

Carat alloy wheels, 14” – November, 2005

Map pocket, passenger door

Map/gadget pouch, back of passenger seat, L.L. Bean  

Storage pouch, rear of bench seat back, Westfalia

Grab handles, driver & sliding door

Carpet, carpet protector set, front right, center, left & rear, IWCCC

Floor mats, rubber, front right, center, & left, Lloyd mats, Volks Cafe

Carpet, engine compartment cover

Dash top tray to hold laptop, Andre Lavigne design, Frank Condelli fabrications

Consul between seats storage container - drink holder, insulated, Canadian Tire

Drink holders, right & left sides of rear bench seat.

Rubber floor mat protection, under rear seat storage compartment

Towel rack, storage rack, Hans Brower Fabrications

Westy Stove Grate Grills, Frank Condelli & Associates

Rear table magnet holder, Frank Condelli & Associates

Over sink/stove storage/spice cabinet, made by Geatan Trudeau, vendor - Frank Condelli & Associates

Shoe storage elastic, front of lower rear bench seat, IWCCC

Pop top canvas insulation, silver sided double bubble insulation, covered with brown nylon, self made - Nov. 2006 – Modified to attach inside, Sept.07 2010 – Modified to three sections, Sept. 07, 2011

Rain Fly, pop top front window, Creations Angele

Awning, red, Shadyboy

Rear hatch partial open lock/stay, Andre Lavigne fabrications

Fridge interior 12v fan

Fridge exterior 12v fan, mounted in city water inlet receptacle w/switch on stove front panel

Stainless steel trim retaining hardware throughout

Mudflaps, front & rear, VW South Africa

Tow bar, frame mount w/2”receiver, Dennis Haynes model, used, August 2010

Bike rack, rear hatch mounted, 3 ~ 4 bike capacity, SportRack

Heavy duty rear hatch struts, will hold hatch open with 3 ~ 4 bikes on rack, Bus Depot

Complete body restoration & paint, Titan Red (original color) ICS base clear – prep by Frank Condelli & Associates – Paint by Devlins - 10/01 ~ 01/02

Complete rust proofing, Krown Oil.  yearly  

Cruise Control, Dana Corporation

Rear Closet Modification – click on the hyperlink for complete pictures & details. Nov. 2005

Front table storage rack on rear ceiling, can be seen in the Rear Closet Modification pictures.

Table holder ~ jack, OEM jack, with welded on table leg holder, POR-15ed. 2006

Propex 2000 heater, installed in cabinet beside water tank.  Nov. 2006

Suspension, steering & brake overhaul. Jan. 2007

Repaint front end due to accident damage – April 2007 – see work order

Install new three window pop-top canvass, Bus Depot (Germany) – May 2007

Solar panel & controller - battery charger: Kyocera 130 watt panel, Morningstar ProStar 15 amp 12/24 volt controller with digital meter - Northern Arizona Wind & Sun – July 2007

Sink drain tray as in US models installed – September 2007

Extra map pockets added, one on drivers door next to original, one on front heater vent cover, October 2007

Sun shade, front window covering, Fanchers – October 2007

WAECO CF-40, 37 liter portable fridge/freezer – October 2007

Tires – Michelin Agilis 81, April 2009

Spring set, syncro.org, installed at Van Cafe, Santa Cruz, April 2009

Slimline 12v Fluorescent light fixture over sink/stove, June 2011

Electrolux 3-way fridge imported from Germany, larger & more efficient than original Dometic fridge, installed July 2011

Tires - KHUMO RA08, 185R14, Highland Tire, October 31, 2011

Full body restoration: (2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015)  body work, rust repair, paint inside and out, all new window and door seals, pop-top canvass, interior, bumpers and more.  See complete list here:  Westy restore and photos here:  Photos






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