Last Saturday I purchased a 71 westy. No pop-top but the camp mobile interior. It had a great 1600 motor and was in nice shape...until the fire. Yep! It looks like it broke a fuel line and caught on fire. The carburetor is a melted mess along with most of the top-end components. The heat was bad enough to melt the tail lights out of whack. Also, the fire dept saw fit to open the hose on the interior of the bus, so I have the water damage to deal with.
I'm battling with the choice of looking for another 71 in great shape or rebuilding this one. does anyone have advice for a project like this?