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...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Map pockets; 1/2" 6-32 Stainless Steel bolts with washers and nuts on the back of the cardboard door panel worked well for this install.

Decided that the second one just fits the front of the Glove Compartment for extra storage of small guide books and maps, etc. Again, used the 6-32 SS bolts and nuts only to hold this one on.




Coffee cup holders installed beside shifter; I Modified Canadian Tire "Window Mount-style cup holders" by cutting off the window-hook part on the top so that they would sit flush.


Also had the -Radiator replaced along with the -fan sensor, -thermostat (original was suspected of sticking open), -another coolant hose (original was nylon and leaking, new is Stainless Steel), and -left rear axle (both done now this year and the clock is now "reset to zero" on the CV joints). All wheel bearings also checked and are A-OK.

Thursday, June 10, 2010




Roof racks on, Kayak Cradles on, Window tinting done!!