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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:05

Originally posted by west20v west20v wrote:

I'll have to have a good look at mine, where did you find the plate?

It's on the cupboard, next to the bed, you'll see it with the sliding door open.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:08

GB 0001. The first right hand drive Britsh market Westy?????????

Someone may have struck gold!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:13
Going down to van tomorrow (at mother-in-laws as I have no space!) and I'll have a look.  I've had the interior all out though due to new rear quarters and full respray and can't remember seeing one...hmmm.  I'll take some decent pics too of the units.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:29
Originally posted by YouJoker YouJoker wrote:

GB 0001. The first right hand drive Britsh market Westy?????????

Someone may have struck gold!

Made me laugh when i saw it, never seen the 1st production of anything before.  Great badge.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 20:42
Originally posted by YouJoker YouJoker wrote:

GB 0001. The first right hand drive Britsh market Westy?????????

Someone may have struck gold!



I wouldnt go celebrating yet....

The second set of numbers appears to be something to do with the interior layout and spec.

Mines and '85 Club Joker, and its  G0008.

Now, its Germany market, so you could guess that the G was "Germany".... except, being German it would be a 'D' surely

I'll get a thread going in the westy forum where we can all post our codes, years and "models" and see if we can find a pattern



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 22:14

Found these

IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/west20v/westy4.jp g[/IMG]

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 07 at 23:31
All well and good but why has that westy got the wheel on the wrong side?


When i was looking for mine I came accross a RHD Westy Joker pop top from
a Seat dealer (px) near Biggin Hill. I considered it but to be honest having
made my mind up that i would end up with a LHD version, I went for the
best van that suited my needs and budget and in the end it was a LHD Hitop
Joker.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 18:39

West20v - what a great find!!!

Funnily enough I spoke to the original owner of my Westy today!

He bought the camper from a dealer. It was actually an ex demo, BUT he received it with 40 miles on the clock. He just went in and bought it!

The price then was 13,000. What did a 'normal' camper / wedge retail for then..? Cause if you compare that to the retail price index it works out to 26,500k although according to GDP it works out to 44,000 in todays money

WHATS MORE - is that this couple were foster parents, and had 130 kids go through that van, and the interior is still in A1 condition! What a testament to them!

Must keep on doing more digging, next stop the dealership.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 21:28

Well it say's it all there, does'nt it.LOL

Keep digging, i like reading this stuff.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 07 at 21:35

I knew I had the above literature somewhere, found them when I was looking for something else!  When I have the time, I'll go and take the Westy to show the original owner and hopefully get some more info.   I'm sure he will have a tear in his eye - it was his pride and joy. He had a wheelchair ramp and runners installed for his disabled wife to travel around.  The memories people make with vans is fascinating, people you meet have so many tales to tell - my girlfriend was...ahem... "made" in a split in Italy as her parents tell me! 

Will get to the dealership sometime and dig some more.

Has anyone been able to decipher option codes yet?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 09:09
Originally posted by west20v west20v wrote:

Has anyone been able to decipher option codes yet?

Have you listed your option code yet (the plate in your van).

We must compare buses at some point. You going to Big Bang?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 18:31

I'm going to Bustypes in Oswestry this weekend but not Big Bang unfortunately - The Lady has decided we are going elsewhere!

I agree, we need to compare vans, where are you based?

I can't find a Westfalia plate on the van, I've had all the interior out and nothing there, all I've got is my data sticker under the dashboard. 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 18:47
Originally posted by west20v west20v wrote:

I'm going to Bustypes in Oswestry this weekend but not Big Bang unfortunately - The Lady has decided we are going elsewhere!

I agree, we need to compare vans, where are you based?

I can't find a Westfalia plate on the van, I've had all the interior out and nothing there, all I've got is my data sticker under the dashboard. 

Thats weird.

I'm in Surrey / South London, yourself?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 19:03

I'm about 5 miles from Oswestry so no excuse not to go to the show on my doorstep! My Bro is in Egham so if I get down to see him I'll PM you, otherwise I should be going to a few events this year.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 07 at 19:34

just found this:

http://www.travelworldrv.co.uk/VideoFAQ.asp

Then go to "how did you get into it?" section

I'm sure its the dealer my Westy came from, albeit at new premises. One of the blokes speaking is "Bob Edwards" who could be, or be related to the "R.H.Edwards" from the bottom of the invoice I posted above.

Think a trip to see him is required.

Can't see a Westy plate in the photos either.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 07 at 15:45
Our 88 LHD 'Westy' conversion was imported from Netherlands.  Same interior with galley and side seat on left instead of right side so fridge is by seat.  Wardrobe is on same left side.  I believe tis identical components.    Water tank is under sink, no LPG tank or waste tank underneath.  We have Reimo topper so no pop-top.  Will be interesting to get these together and compare them. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 07 at 09:18
Originally posted by west20v west20v wrote:

just found this:

http://www.travelworldrv.co.uk/VideoFAQ.asp

Then go to "how did you get into it?" section

I'm sure its the dealer my Westy came from, albeit at new premises. One of the blokes speaking is "Bob Edwards" who could be, or be related to the "R.H.Edwards" from the bottom of the invoice I posted above.

Think a trip to see him is required.

Can't see a Westy plate in the photos either.

 

Most cool!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 07 at 19:31
Do you think people would buy a right hand drive conversion westfalia?? i have found a chap who is willing to do a left hand to right hand drive conversion, i sold him a van about a year ago and his wife wont drive it as it is left hand drive, He said should take him about a week maybe more, but isn't too bad only big job is remove plate where servo would be on right hand drive model and fill hole back in on left hand side?? If there is a call i might get a van done !! any thoughts?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 07 at 00:55
check with your insurance first ,they dont like it at all my mate had a E30 m3 converted to RHD and he had big probs with insurance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 07 at 17:27

Ebay Item 300110805246

Unfortunately seems to have the dreaded "fridge rot"

original ?

 

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