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Date:         Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:14:01 -0800
Reply-To:     Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: At long last   finally  and looking at lots of little
              problems to              come
Comments: To: Edward V Barger <edvbarger@MAC.COM>
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The GW SS screw kits for the hinges don't include nuts and washers because you can't see them. You can buy SS if you want, but it's not necessary since they are protected, just reuse the old ones if you have them. Note, the upper bolts need to be shortened or the hinge will interfere with them.

Regarding the paint, the original paint Westfalia used on both the interior metal and the pop tops is very poor quality. Your warm gray/medium tan color was once light gray that has UV oxidized. I've stripped and painted everything with paint from GW:

It won't match your warm brown paint, but I'll bet you have some rust on the stove/sink cabinet panel and its top edge bracket anyway. Strip and paint them too. GW has decals for the panel:


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Edward V Barger Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:28 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: At long last finally and looking at lots of little problems to come

After a full year The van is painted parked in a neighbor’s yard covered with a cover from Bus Barn and a blue tarp from Home depot

I finally have the pop top for the 87 up side down in the garage and am about to instal the new canvas from Bus Depot just looked at the video at Go Westy on installation

We are 3 blocks from the ocean here in Venice CA so plan to use all stainless steel nuts and bolts

1. first little problem can not locate the screws to install it I think they are 3/4 inch long aprox #8 is that correct ? I need to buy some will get stainless steel

2. I have the stainless steel carriage bolts from go westy for the pop top hinges but have misplaced the nuts and washers

It should be ok to use washers and self locking nuts in stainless steel any one see any problem with that

3. I want to paint the pop top latch part it is a sort of warm grey/ tan color it has some paint chipped off any one know of a matching spray paint ?

Edward V Barger 310 922 6251

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