VW Restore ("SEN"-91 Westy) A Vehicle worth saving!
SEN as I've called my '91 WESTY is a solid GL model that I looked long and hard for. He needed some immediate attention after purchase in July of 2009 and a long list of items was devised, some that could wait until money and time allowed. The name SEN comes from the abbreviated letters of the date that I took possession. Sen spent most of his life in Japan from what I can gather so I have chosen the Japanese translation of SEN="Wizard" as the true meaning of the name. There are several meanings to the word SEN so Wizard seems to be the most fitting. I think he has some sort of Wizardly power to have avoided virtually any serious rust since her conception in 1991. Although the Vanagon is the farthest thing from it I think SHINKANSEN (Japanese Bullet train) is a worthy long version of the name SEN...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

More Feb work




--Installed a third brake light on storage tray in rear window.
-Hooked up new propane tank in original position, (replacing the portable one the previous owner had placed in the cabinet below the sink).
-Water tank drain finally attached with Loctite 2 part epoxy for Polyethylene and PVC.
-Replaced Radiator Grill clips with new parts.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feb Work




-This month I'm adding florescent lights to the interior (replacing the incandescent light that was factory installed).
-Stove grate grills installed (in order to facilitate smaller pots and espresso pot).
-Headlight adjustors have been been replaced, contacts cleaned for headlights.
-Added front bumper European license plate holder (to accommodate one of the plates we had on our van in 1989-90 in Europe).