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Old 04-08-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Chev Express Westfalia Conversion 2014 update

2002 Express 2wd 3500 15 passenger van
Fully insulated and converted using 1980 VW Westfalia parts
Custom aluminum rear rack

Westy stove /sink /front & rear AC /Heat
300 W inverter /100W solar /50L water
5.7L V8 Gas power

a reliable westy with heat /A/C that tows our boat !!

Wrae Hill

Our "What-the-'falia" continues it's transformation into a heavy duty Westy camper capable of towing our boat/ heat/ air conditioning/ room ....all the things an anemic/expensive German Westfalia cannot do . This is the result of an unholy matrimony of 1980 Westfalia parts and a 2002 Chev 3500 1 ton 15 passenger van.

The hard work of insulating / designing /modifying / installing a 3/4"birch plywood interior is almost complete. Interior features large Fir cross members , Solid cherry counter top (1 x 16 x 60") and Paduk trim

Projects the next month to get it camper ready:

Install new carpet / repaired seats /swivels up front
Cabin wiring of aux. battery
Install newly constructed beds / rear seats /upper bunk /new headliner
Source /install water tank system
Install propane tank system
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Chev Express Westfalia Conversion 2014 update

More pics needed! Looks pretty cool.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: Chev Express Westfalia Conversion 2014 update

What is on the rear of the top in the last photo?

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Old 04-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: Chev Express Westfalia Conversion 2014 update

That's so cool! I started out wanting a Westy, but since I tow a boat it was a no go. (Of course then I discovered SMB's, but still, that's neat ) It will be fun to watch your progress.
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Re: Chev Express Westfalia Conversion 2014 update

Nice piece of work. I always liked the Westys and the little roof top storage space at the front.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:19 AM   #6
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Re: Chev Express 3500 What-The-Falia spring 2015 update

Some camping in the beautiful BC Interior planned
Heading to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands ) via Prince Rupert
Will post more pictures soon


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2002 Express 2wd 3500 15 passenger van
Fully insulated and converted using 1980 VW Westfalia parts
Custom aluminum rear rack

Westy stove /sink /front & rear AC /Heat
300 W inverter /100W solar /50L water
5.7L V8 Gas power

a reliable westy with heat /A/C that tows our boat !!

Wrae Hill

Our "What-the-'falia" continues it's transformation into a heavy duty Westy camper capable of towing our boat/ heat/ air conditioning/ room ....all the things an anemic/expensive German Westfalia cannot do . This is the result of an unholy matrimony of 1980 Westfalia parts and a 2002 Chev 3500 1 ton 15 passenger van.

The hard work of insulating / designing /modifying / installing a 3/4"birch plywood interior is almost complete. Interior features large Fir cross members , Solid cherry counter top (1 x 16 x 60") and Paduk trim

Projects the next month to get it camper ready:

Install new carpet / repaired seats /swivels up front
Cabin wiring of aux. battery
Install newly constructed beds / rear seats /upper bunk /new headliner
Source /install water tank system
Install propane tank system
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