I found this bus near Leavenworth KS, in July or 2010, this was to be my 3rd VW Bus this year, I was searching for a late bay Volkswagen Westfalia Deluxe. I found my current bus and had to buy it fast do to the barn find effect and the more then reasonable price being asked. It is a 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia Deluxe Camper Bus. It had a new motor installed in 2005 with the Fuel Injection swapped to Carbs, with currently 22,000 miles on the motor from what I believe.
My 4 year old daughter has named her Mota and will be referred to as such. The many features with Mota are, stove, sink, fridge, propane tank, gas heater, 2 beds and a cot. I have done a lot of work to get her to the point she is at but have many more plans that I hope to log on Survival Bus as work is being done.
The list of some things I am thinking of doing to make Mota a BOB (Bug Out Bus) is to make it so my family can drive anywhere and be self reliant with minimal need to rely on the grid are:
- Solar and Wind Power
- water filtering
- alternative fuels
- EMP and radar hidding
Mota is my daily driver and needs to stay that way, all the work I will do will be discreet and not Mad Max. Here are some pics to get started. These are from the first day bringing her home. That's my daughter in the pics Caroline, you will see her alot as she is my side kick.