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Old 07-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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Not sure if 1st conversions were for VW or individuals, but Overland Journal quotes Alan West as 1961:

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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Awesome find! Oddly enough, mine has a Sportsmobile brochure but i have a Westfalia badge on the bottom of the rear seat (z-bed) which I never quite understood... Problem solved! Not to mention the fact that the interior matches other Westies I've seen around. Again, back to the oddballness... I suppose this could have been the last year of the German SMB conversions as I don't recall seeing one later than a '72

(EXCEPT FOR IN THE ATTACHED ARTICLE)!!!! DOH!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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"I can top out around 80mph but she will get hot, and it is a bit scary..."

Well, I guess the-f*#k-soooo! Just reading that is a bit scary
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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I know of a 73 and a 78 but the 78 was a SMB top only and the lower coversion was built by a different company. So the question would be if it has a SMB top is it an SMB. I don't think so according to the title as SMB is not mentioned but we will still accept it as one. The guy with the 73 had Alan ship him a SMB sticker but Sportsmobile had long got rid of any paperwork. If yours came with a SMB packet I think yours is all SMB
[edit...the 73 and the 78 had different interiors that showed the 73 was SMB according to the 73 owner]
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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"I can top out around 80mph but she will get hot, and it is a bit scary..."

Well, I guess the-f*#k-soooo! Just reading that is a bit scary
COME ON!!! Everybody wants to come close to burying the speedo at some point don't they? Or at least see how far to the right the needle will go!!! I'll dig out the papers in a sec, it sleeps under a blanket in the driveway...
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here ya go... hope this works, and it isn't too big... original brochure but doesn't have the total.. come to think if it, it seems to be a little off. I'll have to see what options I have versus the tally. After all, i am going on the "second owner's" words"... and judging by what i have seen in the past it is lacking a little...

















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Old 07-09-2012, 11:48 PM   #17
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Nice I wonder if SMB even has one of those?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #18
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Wow those brochures are really nice to have with you bus. I am not sure which would be harder to find but together it makes a nice old bus even nicer.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #19
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NOthing like a little retro art collection. Nice.
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I have some of my old Rotary Pickup stuff like that but nothing about our vans. Awesome stuff, thanks!
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