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...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Work

So far this month:

-New horn installed,
-Installed the Aux Battery wiring kit, installed a 40Amp/Hr batt,
-Took out the 2 table legs and front mount as well as the metal trim under the fridge & had these pieces sandblasted and re powder-coated.
-Installed a shoulder belt on the passenger side of the bench seat and pulled out the middle belt set.
-Replaced failing right rear hatch strut with stronger one.
-Had all fuel lines replaced and gas tank "reseal" kit done.
-Oxygen Sensor replaced.
-Installed new headlight relays & rewired ground wires and installed higher powered (100W) High beams.
-voltage improved from 11.27V to 12.3v