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1974 Westfalia (Ludwig), 1971 Squareback (Gertrude)-not a bus but worth a mention I think

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Replacement for AIRS (Air-cooled Interstate Rescue Squad) site
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As some of you probably know or have realized, the AIRS list has been dead for some time. However a new site has appeared which could…Continue

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Doug Sornberger replied to whc03grady's discussion Replacement for AIRS (Air-cooled Interstate Rescue Squad) site
"Does anyone know who really posted this site?"
Mar 31
Aaron Quinn replied to whc03grady's discussion Replacement for AIRS (Air-cooled Interstate Rescue Squad) site
"Looks like a good start.  Hopefully more and more people will sign up.  I signed up and put my info on the site but I couldn't help but notice there are 3 (now 4 people) in Colorado but on the AIRS site there are 106.  I'd…"
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Bob Vaughn replied to whc03grady's discussion Replacement for AIRS (Air-cooled Interstate Rescue Squad) site
"As far as I know the AIRS list is still up and I'm still on it. I get a few calls each year for help or advise and if you are traveling in NW Wyoming and need such call me."
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"Hi, we just joined this group.  We live in Helena.  The comments to date are mostly about west of the divide and there haven't been any for over 2 years.  Two thirds of this state lie east of the divide and the Missouri and…"
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This is one of several campgrounds at Georgetown Lake, and I believe the biggest. There are a lot of sites, some seem to be packed in more closely than others. The pads are all paved.Being right on the lake and all, this (like all the CGs at Georgetown) campground is geared toward the water. Hiking would consist in wandering…See More
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At 2:01pm on May 19, 2011, Jeremy Nix said…
Procrastination. :) I changed my gmail address as well, due to so much Spam. I was getting like 300 emails a day or something...  I wanted to scrap the blog and start from scratch anyway. I figure for now I'll just post my pics and stories on this Camper Family forum, and figure out the rest from there.
At 6:35pm on July 6, 2011, Dave Harder said…
how is the camping up in Montana this summer i always liked it over by Polson
At 9:56am on October 24, 2011, ross blake said…

well. it is titled as a 73.  but what ever.  yeah..a nice westy.  orange just like the one in your pictures.

maybe you can help me out.  i will be starting some fix up..after the first of the year.

have been trying to figure out how to drop the paneling (headliner) in the front part of the cab..to get the fiberglass passenger tray  off the roof.  also i will be redoing the tarp. have you done either of those?

pretty much everything else i am familiar with.  but yeah...i got lucky...it was a low mileage one owner van that was put up in 1975...i got it in '93.  came will all the stuff including the original tent. never up.   i've never used it to camp but put it up once just to see if it was all there..  i've had several old split windows....but  i really like this one the best.  i was threatening to rebuild the engine...but it still runs great....good even compression and doesnt burn much oil.  usual leaks though.

only mods are a weber 2 stage carb, and pertronix point eliminator.

i recently did clutch pressure plate, brakes, ball joints, tie rods, rear bearing,  and cv joints.  already have all the new rubber and stuff for when i get around to replacing the nose...due to rust under the windshield....and as i mentioned the second story tarp. the original orange plaid seats are still in good shape. man that is some tough stuff.

 

 

At 4:05pm on November 9, 2011, Dave Harder said…

Sorry you were not able to camp much  it is such an awesome place  i wound up going to northern minnesota (bemidji) on a road trip came back through the badlands and devils tower  i need to post some of those photos  may head up to your part of the country next sept i have a couple of weeks for a road trip 

At 9:00am on April 2, 2012, Robert Palmer said…

ok put in my photos..sorry I too procrastate..and spent too much time deleting my emails..like you..100's a day mostly from?????and never read. it's a cleanable old heater, gas heater..need rewireing to..

At 11:09pm on May 30, 2013, Big Blue's Driver said…
At 12:33am on May 31, 2013, andrew kacsur said…
Hey whc03grady. I'm stuck in missoula at rhe moment. Would you be able to help me today friday the 30th. Message me back in the morning if possible. Or call me my number is on my page
At 9:11am on June 17, 2013, Joel said…

Just saw your comment from 6/3;  sorry for the delayed response. Thanks for the links! That Nuts n Bolts thread looks great!

At 9:12am on August 30, 2013, The Fudds said…

Where are all the Montanans with Buses and Westys?

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Tater Tot Behind the Lens

We let E take photos whenever she wants. These are some she took during our camping trip (!) to Lost Creek State Park on Memorial Day weekend.…



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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 8:02pm

Child's Cot

The other day Melissa and Tater Tot had a surprise waiting for me when I got home from work.



A real Westfalia child's cot!…
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The Year that was 2010

January - We took Gertie on the first of many trips along the Pintler Scenic Byway (MT Hwy 1).…
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