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Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

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Happy Monday to everyone! RetroRuth here. To help you through the first day of the week we have a guest post from Tara Gould from VWHeritage. Tara is here to show off a fantastic restoration of a 1957 VW campervan. I took one look at the photos she sent and…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

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By Andrea We’ve finally got the interior put back in the Westi, and it looks awesome! I’ve got a whole bunch of pictures to share with you all. For my previous posts on the work that we’ve done, please check them out here! Here’s a general view of the back…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

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By Andrea So, last Wednesday I covered the removal of the old pop top tent, and sewing of the new one. In this post, I am going to cover the install. First off – my helpful tip. Make sure when you are getting ready to attach your tent, put it…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

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By Andrea This post should almost be subtitled “Sometimes I Impress Myself With My Own Skills”, but really this was way easier to do than I expected. The tent on our Westi had definitely seen better days. It had been patched numerous times before, one window had been removed, and…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #6

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #6

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By Andrea Y’all, I am getting so excited with the work we’ve been doing to the Westi, I can hardly stand it! I’ve got a few completed odds and ends for you this week. This was how the sink cabinet/ice box looked before. You can see the trim was all…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #5

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #5

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By Andrea We’ve been working like crazy on our Westfalia, and although Darren has done an awesome job in the engine compartment getting it to run smoothly, that’s something that’s hard to share in a blog post! However, I’ve finally got some progress I can share! This is the jumpseat…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Inspiration Edition

My  Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Inspiration Edition

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By Andrea So, we’ve been feverishly working on our Westi again. I don’t have any pictures to show you yet, though, as the majority of the work has been in the engine compartment! Instead, I’ve got some fantastic pictures of an even older VW camper, from the July 1955 issue…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #3

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #3

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By Andrea Things are rolling right along with our Westi!  For this update, I’ve got some pictures of a couple of smaller projects that I worked on. This is the condition that the front seats were in when we bought the bus.  They’ve definitely seen better days.  My initial plan…

Classic Cars and Vintage Fabric In Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

Classic Cars and Vintage Fabric In Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

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By RetroRuth I hate to admit it, but I was sort of a slacker with the camera on our most recent trip.  Most of it was because of the rain, which kept me from lugging the camera with me everywhere like I normally do. The other part of me was…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #2

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #2

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By Andrea We’ve made tons of progress on our Westfalia, and I am excited to show you all!  First, the body: Believe it or not, this is an improvement!  The paint job that was done on this van previously was not the best, and there were a lot of areas…

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