SO22 / SO33
This page details the so22/33 conversion done by Westfalia during the years of 62-65
More to come!
This kit was offered in 2 forms- The so22 which was meant to be outfitted to the 7/9 seater or Kombi, and the so33 kit which was more of a permanent install with a subhatch, typically seen outfitted to Kombi models. Many people refer to any kit similar to this as "Mosaik". That term was only used by VW to refer to the so22 kit since it was meant to be outfitted to a normal passenger model bus, and removed just the same.
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|so22- Notice it is a hardtop with factory two tone paneling (typical) and has the quick release latches on all cabinets.|
|so33- Always a subhatch kit fitted to a kombi. Interior is fitted a little more permanent, although the seat bases still remove the same as the so22. All wood paneled interior in the rear, faux wood panel for cargo doors.|
|This literature shows how to transform the seats into the bed. The table is raised and buttoned to the ceiling with a snap. Very simple.|
|Here is the foyer tent and the full size tent that was available. Various colors were produced. Yellow/gray, and red/white were the common ones.|
|Literature showing the difference between the 33 and 22 (mosaik)|
|Door cabinet, and hanger. Early and late cabinets based on brass catches or plastic knobs.|
|Wash basin. Made by Mauser and came in a variety of colors.|
|Hanging light. Various colors offered, yellow being the most common.|
|Icebox with 2 shelves and an ice holder|
|Base seats, color combo varied based on bus color|
|Water jugs, 3 required.|
|Green mat that covered under the rear seat and extended up onto the rear area.|
|Enders dual burner stove. For German market|
|Coleman dual burner for Export.|
|Sisal rug for under the table. Left pic is the standard versio, right is a strange option with an unknown leather circle next to the cargo door.|
|Brass latches June 62 and earlier.|
|Plastic pull knobs. Hubcap clips were used for
the backside catch.
June 62 and later.
|Early style chrome subhatch latches Up to June-ish 62. Notice the pre june 62 hatch, the wood is screwed to the hatch with no trim.|
|Later style Bakelite knob 62 and later. Also notice the later style 'Lipped' subhatch that the wood piece slides into.|
|later style hatch rod|
|Typical complete setup|
|Various gold edging used for the bulkhead, also depth varied depending on the year of the bulkhead.|
|Faux wood panels used for rear cargo door, and occasionally the front cargo door behind the cabinet.|
|Mount for pole on front bumper|
|Steering lock. Seems to have a been a common addition for US delivered so33 westys.|
|Portable toilet and the room that it goes in|
|So22 (Mosaik) (translation
from literature above)
This arrangement was created around VW's 7seater, 9 seater or VW-Kombi as a Campingwagen. Each element of the annex-system can be ordered individually and can be incorporated effortlessly - after removal of the seats - into the passenger compartment, and also just as easily removed.
The following equipment parts are available:
Group of padded seats with folding table.
Useful Extras: or
(translation from literature above)
Some literature or pics from vintagebus.com and thesamba.com