VW Westfalia Camper Restoration: Before and After


Who doesn’t love a great before-and-after story,
especially when it involves a vintage VW!

A while back, I got an order for a couple of Mojave Blankets in black.

The shipping address piqued my interest:
“Old Soul Motor Company”
so you know I just HAD to google that. . . 

I found their Instagram, loaded with pics of dream-come-true vintage vehicles, so creatively and beautifully restored.

Beige Volkswagen Westfalia camper van shown from rear with Old Soul Motor Company sticker on window

I was immediately a fan.
So I could not have been more thrilled when I saw those Blue Highways Mojave blankets turn up in Old Soul’s gorgeous restoration of a classic VW Westfalia camper van.

Interior of Volkswagen Westfalia camper showing seat upholstered with black, rust and teal Mexican blanket

I love how this upholstery was designed and sewn in such a creative way, placing the pattern and even utilizing the blanket fringe.

Interior of Volkswagen Westfalia camper van showing restored wood cabinets and table

I can't even imagine how many hours went into this project, look at what they started with!

Interior of Volkswagen Westfalia camper before restoration showing damaged front seats and dashboard

It takes a special kind of vision to look at what it was BEFORE, imagine what it could be AFTER, and then have the skills to make it happen. 

Interior of restored Volkswagen Westfalia bus showing front seats and dashboard

 This project has so many special touches, from handmade leather detailing to one-of-a-kind vintage accessories and handcrafted macrame window treatment.

Interior of Volkswagen Westfalia camper bus shown from rear door with black, rust and teal Mexican blanket upholstery

 The great thing about upholstering with these blankets, besides their good looks, is the durability and resistance to dirt and stains.

Interior of Volkswagen Westfalia camper van seen through side door showing restored interior

Brandon Forsyth and crew at Old Soul Motor Company, and their talented collaborators, did an amazing job restoring this gem!

Two men shown working on restoration of Volkswagen Westfalia camper bus repairing damaged front end

Wouldn't you love to travel in this beauty?

Shiny beige restored Volkswagen Westfalia camper van shown from front with side door open forest in background

If you'd like to see more cool vintage vehicles and restorations,
check out Old Soul Motor Company at:
 http://oldsoulmotorco.com
and follow them on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/oldsoulmotorco/

Like the blankets? Buy our bestselling Mojave blanket here:
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1 comment


  • Yvette

    Outstanding!!! Wow, did these photos get me smiling, would love to be on your mailing list, thanks!


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