Monthly Archives: January 2009


I started to put this under my checklist for things to do in the spring, but the post is getting a little long, so I’ll start a new one.  I was in Michigan this weekend and Dad and I were moving cars around in the barn and I was showing him my window problems.  He has been in the auto glass business for 50 yrs and we built up a couple of cans in the 70’s so he is my glass expert.  I showed him the Windshield where it was leaking and he recommended new rubber since it was probably hard.  That is pretty easy to get.  It is about $17.00 each.  I also noticed that one of my other windows were loose.  Most of the mechanics stripped and they also need new seals.  I have found out that the windows used are Hehr L 2186.  These were used in non- Westfalia in the US during the 50’s through the 60’s.


It looks like the rubber and gasket isn’t too bad.  I have found it so far at the Vintage Trailer Supply. Has the molding for $24.99 for 24ft.  They also have the backframe gasket,  24 ft for $39.00, Il need 2 of those. 😦  . Then the mechanism  These are 7 inches, but I need to measure since they are different lenghts.  Not sure why I didn’t do that this weekend.  Then finally the mechanisms are $17.95 a piece.  Then finally the little nylon slides at $3.95. . . .  So for $235 plus shipping I can get these fixed.  Not too bad I guess.

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Posted by on January 25, 2009 in Uncategorized


Another Snowy Day in Chicago

Another 3 to 5 inches today 😦 Maybe I’ll get to play with the snowblower later. Yesterday on the Vintage Bus list, we were discussing snow and Volkswagen adverts. I thought I’d share . . .  to bad they use salt here.  I would love to take this pic with Kermit!


So anyway it doesn’t look like this can be read so allow me:

A beautiful day to own a Volkswagen Station Wagon

On Monday January 24, 1966, an estimated 262,825,033.74 tons of snow fell upon the United States of America.  In Fraser Colorado, a VW Station Wagon that stood out for days in temperatures of 25 below, started up without a tremble.  In Scarsdale, a lonely VW was blazing a trail to the commuter station.  In Albany, a VW took 8 angry neighbors down to the local service station for 8 sets of chains.  In Moline, a VW woman was the first in line at the A&P Steak Sale.  Up in Boston, a group of college kids were finding our how many toboggans they could stuff into 170 cubic feet of VW space.  A Milwaukee junior hockey team won its game by default.  On Monday January 24, 1966 not too may Volkswagens were sold in the United States. . . . . . On Tuesday, things picked up.


How does a German snowplow driver get to work?


Will she start?

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Posted by on January 9, 2009 in Fun Stuff


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