For the introduction to this 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper bus that is need of a freshen up restoration which includes rust repair, weather stripping, trim, and paint, see the first post of the series.

To kick off this restoration, we have to address the rusted out areas on this VW bus by cutting out the bad areas. We will replace with new metal either in the form of hand fabricated sections or with ‘off the shelf ‘ replacement panels to keep costs down.  The doglegs are one panel that we can buy because they are so commonly in poor condition.

The next set of posts we will show new sections of metal grafted in, metal finished, and leaded in areas where required.

Follow the pictures, this a good reference of where rust develops if you intend buying a VW bus yourself as a restoration project.

 Begin restoration: cut out rusted areas of the VW

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Rusted section cut away under the door.

 

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More cut away from the rear end of the VW bus.

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Other side of the rear.

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