Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:56 am

Doors were quite a simple construction but were rotten in the bottoms

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Rot

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New metal in

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New metal in - replicate the old frame

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New metal in - replicate the old frame

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Cut out rotten skin and patch

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:20 am

Take the braced body off the floor/chassis

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Body supported on bracing attached to wheel tubs etc.

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Chassis as rolled away from body

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Stip the chassis and straighten the damaged front bracing pieces

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Place the boards back to measure for fitment of wheeltubs, corners and bottom angle pieces

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:22 am

Replacement wheel tubs were manufactured to replace the paper thin existing, corner bottom pieces and right angle panel bottom pieces were fabricated. Then the task of laying them all out and getting the dimensions of the bottom frame commenced.

Fabricated wheel tub

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Laying out the pieces to check the order for assembly

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Carefully numbered pieces checked for position

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Trial assembly on what remains of the old floor panels

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Trial fitting to confirm dimensions

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:57 pm

Fabricated panels from Karl at Autocraft.
The corner panels look like Splitscreen corners but they are a complex rolled shape. The plan was to make repair pieces to repair the corner assemblies top and bottom. Where there were holes in the corners, to cut sections from the replacement panels and weld in repair pieces . The corner panels are strengthened with inner cross pieces lightened with holes.
Dave used a lot of brain power to work out how the trailer was constructed. The side door frame top section was planned to be fabricated like the rear door opening top. The side door frame top had fallen off years ago and the upright was crumbling rust!

Front panel replacement from Autocraft

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Side panel replacement from Autocraft

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Side panel replacement from Autocraft

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Rolled corner profiles

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Repairs to top of LHF corner panel

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Metal cut out to let in new

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RHR corner taking shape

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:29 pm

The old rotten floor was replaced with a temporary MDF one cut from a template. Corner lower pieces angled plates and wheel tubs were positioned.
The side panels were cut out and fitting new panels commenced. Where the inner ribs were rotten they were cut off at the bottom and replaced with new sections let in.

Long side assembly commences

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Side ribs repaired and extended to floor plates

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Long side assembly from the rear

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LHF corner - bottom cut out inner panel repaired

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Missing door frame upright on short side

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:37 pm

Rear door top frame replaced

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LHR corner inner repaired

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RHR inner corner repaired

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Side door top fabricated

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Short panel with side cross braces and wheel tub support pieces fitted

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:56 pm

Front panel replaced + RHF lower corner panel replacement commences

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Front panel fitted LHF corner removed for replacement. Side door frame fitted

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LH frame to side door fitted

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Short side to side door frame fitted

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Drip rail above rear doors fitted

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 151 003

Post by ade700 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:35 pm

any chance you could put a few photos up :D lookin good make well done :lol:
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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 151 003

Post by bob65 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:36 pm

Cool trailer, you don`t mess about. 8) 8)
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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:17 pm

LOL
Well I started the restoration a while ago and I have been sent photos on a regular basis, by Davey H...but I work long hours away from home and I'm a sad ******* ...so I thought I would post pictures to try to show the process.. (I'm a Process Engineer after all - cant say where because after committing suicide I'd have to shoot you)..
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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 151 003

Post by bigbulli » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:18 pm

awesome 8)

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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:35 pm

Thanks for all the encouragement guys...
It is real dilema...reflect the work of a master craftsman or keep quiet and have lots of capacity you COULD load..

or in my case work to pay for someone who does a better job than I could...if I wasn't working 60 hours a week..

Still If you want quality work i would have no hestitation in recommending Dave (and the stalwart Matt...). I am a perfectionist and if recommend someone it means they come up to my standards...

and Dave is a nice bloke. make me a tea every time I visit...he's always working....well almost..not this afternoon he was building a wall? did my pop outs, door tops for my son, VW badge and rear apron as well..

Cheers Dave (and Matt..) and Karl @ Autocraft...
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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 155 003

Post by type21f » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:25 am

Progress to February

Inside LH side

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Inside RH side

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Side door - bottom

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Side door - top

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Rear doors

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Sorry guys but I have run out of photos...I'll try to get some more seeing how you've complained.

The great beauty of the trailer is it's simplicity..It is purely a chassis, a wooden floor with a body coach bolted on top!
It came with keys that look as if they would lock up the tower of London and if I read the load plate correctly caries 1200kg..
I have been in touch with Rolf de Kam of the Westfalia Register (dekam@skynet.be ) and got some history etc. It is now featured in the register.
I am seeking some OG rear lights and warning triangles.
I have had a moral debate about converting it to wide 5s or leaving it OG.....and whether to restore it to it's OG sign writing...I have a friend who is a sign writer who wants me to re-do it exactly as it was...

mmm patina or shiney..or total remake..as a fire tender..?

Oh well off to get some more progress pictures.....
Still a long way to go...
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Re: Westfalia Hamburg trailer type 151 003

Post by acmecustom » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:34 am

Really impressive work for sure. I think if I were you I want to paint it matching the bus ... :wink:

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