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 VW Bus 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 VW Bus restoration 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 VW Bus restoration: cut out rusted areas of the VW

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

Rusted section cut away under the door.

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

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

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

Other side of the rear.

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

VW Bus Restoration - 1970 Westfalia Camper Part 2 at The Metal Surgeon

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