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    Lights -- interior, incl. instrument and dash lights

    I had a small victory with my dash lights that I thought I would share. The rheostat/dimmer was acting up, so I knew it was the source of the trouble. They flickered from time to time, and then would go out, but twiddling with the dimmer wheel would bring them back to life. Then they just went...
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    Still have the same 1983 Westy, owned since 2000. It usually has a canoe on the roof, awaiting...

    Still have the same 1983 Westy, owned since 2000. It usually has a canoe on the roof, awaiting the next paddle excursion.
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    Computerizing the Westy!

    Fast forward a few years from the original post, and technology has moved ahead in leaps and bounds. I'll bet few of us even think of having a smartphone and/or laptop would be an issue of judgement. My new stereo in the west uses a bluetooth connection, and my main 12v plug on the dash has been...
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    My '84 Westy

    Lovely photo. How long was this exposure? Great result.
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    20 years of owning a Westy

    I stumbled across our site through another link, and could not even remember that I had joined back in 2003 or something. We are still driving our 1983 Westy, having owned it for 20 years now. It has seen our kids through growing up, and been integral to many summer adventures. We replaced the...
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