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just moved to adelaide
continental - February 20th, 2006 at 04:34 PM

Hi all, I've just joined the site, a friend just told me. and i am already finding it very useful. Its great to know there are so many VW lovers out there and that this sort of site exists. I own a 1973 1700cc westfalia continental camper. From what i can gather it is a pretty rare bus here in australia. It has had three owners and is still completely original including all fittings and the original services manual, delivery documentation, service logs.....It has been kept in full service since day one. The original owners bought it Britain and then bought it here to australia many years ago. Needless to say I love the Bus. Does anyone know of any other similar combis, i have only seen one other here in australia and it is even hard to find a pic of one on the net. I am interested to know how many more are out there. It has a pop top that slants forward toward the front of the bus (this was changed the folowing year, i think, to slant toward the back of the bus). Anyhow, if anyone knows anything about this model or has one or knows someone with one it would be great to know

I have also recently moved to adelaide and i'm having some trouble with my gearbox. First gear jumping out at very low speeds. Can anyone suggest a good place to check out for second hand or reco boxs or at least some info. Also looking for a heat exchanger

Gibbo - February 20th, 2006 at 04:45 PM

Hey Fella, Welcome aboard, would love to see some pics of your bus!


continental - February 20th, 2006 at 05:03 PM

Thanks man

Trying to get some together at the moment so hopefully will be able to post some soon. Will let ya know

[ Edited on 20-2-2006 by continental ]

vwtyp2 - February 20th, 2006 at 09:00 PM

what side of town are you on?
try Bob at Volkscare, Windsor Gardens for a gearbox.

vwrx - February 22nd, 2006 at 01:11 PM

I Have a Friend with a Westfalia near me in mint cond and he is the second owner

continental - February 22nd, 2006 at 04:55 PM

Thanks vwrx. Sounds Cool, do ya know what year it is, is it a splitty or baywindow? Its now the third one i know of

I'm on the south side of adelaide vwtyp2 sorry for the late reply

vwtyp2 - February 22nd, 2006 at 08:12 PM

there's no-one down south anymore.

CAFFINEPUSHERMAN - February 24th, 2006 at 04:09 PM

good work leigh nice to see you on board

continental - February 28th, 2006 at 01:53 PM

thanks chris, hope all is well, will let you know how it goes, have a good one man