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Vw westy 1971 stan 9-14-07  
I'd like to get a 1971 camper but am nervous about buying one for several reasons.

1. I have no idea about car mechanics, I know how to put the gas in it and go.

2. I don't want to get ripped off.

What should I look for when buying one? Are there any dealers who specialize in fixed up campers?

Should I get one with a new engine already installed or buy a cheaper one and have a mechanic put a new engine in?

Thanks, any and all commentary will be helpful.

- Stan
Re: vw westy 1971 michael dortzel 2-14-08  
my name is michael dortzel,i am a german based in usa,new jersey,i have volkswagen cars,buses of any kind,if u need them please reply my mail..
Re: vw westy 1971 steve 9-18-07  
Look for rust on floor, ie under any carpet, rubber mats, flooring. Look for rust on the front of the bus, at lower edge of windshield, and down by bumper. Tap, nicely, w your fingernail for a nice solid metal sound, if it thuds, could be alot of bondo. Look for rust on back corners, and at the battery box tray.
Look online to get an approx value, depends on what work was done, ask for proof of work.
If you know of a trusty mechanic, get rebuilt engine, otherwise look for one that is already rebuilt, w receipts, by reputable shop.
Have a shop check brakes, trans, engine, ball joints, axles, etc.
Enjoy, they are alot of fun!
Wobbling 71 VW Bill Hunter 10-26-07  
I am going to look at a 1971 VW tomorrow and I called earlier to get comments from the present owner about the car's condiditon. He said basically it is in good condition, but it wobbles down the road. That was his comment. Can anybody tell me what could be wrong?
Re: vw westy 1971 russ 6-9-08  
Hello im in need of a bus let me know call me at 213-270-4904
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