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cru62 Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:41 am

iubhounds wrote: The bumper on my 59 single cab sits a little bit like yours does. I am not sure of the cause since that bumper has been with the sc for many years based on previous owner photos.

AS350driver wrote: I put a new WW rear bumper on my junky 13 window. Also connected the heater cables and got the heat/defrost sleeve on the heater tube unfrozen.

Maybe I put it together wrong, but my new bumper is drooping badly.





The old one rattled incessantly and was falling apart, but at least it sat level.




Are the splash pans installed? Almost every bus with a stock (OG or aftermarket) bumper will look just like that w/o the pans. You can see in the last pic the hole just above the tip. That is for the pan. You can tweak the bumper so it looks ok. But, it will vibrate like crazy.

iubhounds Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:54 pm

Brought the 60 DD Panel home from the shop. Axle seals and boots replaced, new bus exhaust and quiet muffler, new headlight switch as the old one you had to jiggle a little for it to work, and I added a new black knob for the emergency brake handle. I'll the chrome piece on the engine lid tomorrow for the NOS church key I bought the other day. Plans for tomorrow to take it on a road trip of 40-50 miles down through the beautiful southeastern part of Arizona. It cruises smooth 60-70 mph, good tight steering and nice and noisy like a panel van should be. Nice to see no more gear oil on my driveway.


mandraks Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:58 am

iubhounds wrote: Brought the 60 DD Panel home from the shop. Axle seals and boots replaced, new bus exhaust and quiet muffler, new headlight switch as the old one you had to jiggle a little for it to work, and I added a new black knob for the emergency brake handle. I'll the chrome piece on the engine lid tomorrow for the NOS church key I bought the other day. Plans for tomorrow to take it on a road trip of 40-50 miles down through the beautiful southeastern part of Arizona. It cruises smooth 60-70 mph, good tight steering and nice and noisy like a panel van should be. Nice to see no more gear oil on my driveway.



good to hear that you are driving and having fun.

If the noise gets to you, or you want to "step up" for something good, grab a set of the uber panels from Clara. Looks good, and quiets it down some.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1506483

iubhounds Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:59 pm

I continued to do the small stuff before my afternoon appointment. I mounted the NOS church key I bought from Zack here on Samba. I replaced the gas tank lid lock with one I bought from EJ Kupfner (cant remember user name). I had a chrome engine lid piece for the church key latch. I took out the latch, cleaned it and applied WD-40 and it works much smoother. The new cab floormat fits and looks great, I just need to cut around the dimmer switch. I found one blown fuse and replaced it. I found the VIN under some paint engraved in the engine tin. Matches title. I then took the DD Panel out for a 20 miles spin. It ran and sounded great.

iubhounds Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:11 pm

DROVE IT EVERYWHERE !!!!

Painted the emblem on front with L82 Silver White. Primed the bare spot on the bumper on tuesday. The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape. Painted L82 Silver White from Wolfsburg West and it matched the rest of the bumper. Used that to cover the dark gray primer spots that were scattered on the rest of the body. Once the paint was dry took photos for my sales ad and then put miles on it with highway driving and in town driving. Drove and sounded better with a new EMPI exhaust and muffler. This Panel runs fantastic with the 1835cc and the lowered stance has it riding very very smooth.




BarryL Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:14 pm

iubhounds wrote: The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape.
What weld bead?

cdennisg Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:40 pm

iubhounds wrote: DROVE IT EVERYWHERE !!!!This Panel runs fantastic with the 1835cc and the lowered stance has it riding very very smooth.

Flipped spindles, a simple straight axle kit out back, good shocks, tight steering, and a mild engine make a bus drive just right. Enjoy it!

iubhounds Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:25 pm

BarryL wrote: iubhounds wrote: The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape.
What weld bead?

This one


LAGrunthaner Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:13 am

Your "sales ad"? You aren't selling it now are you? :(

iubhounds wrote:
Once the paint was dry took photos for my sales ad and then put miles on it with highway driving and in town driving. Drove and sounded better with a new EMPI exhaust and muffler. This Panel runs fantastic with the 1835cc and the lowered stance has it riding very very smooth.

iubhounds Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:17 am

Well it's a complicated puzzle. My brain cells are basically gone when it comes to VWs or other cars. I like this panel. The reasons I bought it are still there. Yesterday proved it is a good driver on highways or locally in town. The lowered stance makes it ride smooth. I still prefer a stock height panel.

But I still have this strong urge for what my WTB ad was back a month ago. Original, some patina, a driver, stock height, and at least a 1600 engine. Surprisingly there were few replies that fit those requirements and the few that were, were too much or in the UK. So I listed this one for sale to see what would happen and to wait for the exact one I want. I really don't expect much and may turn my focus back to spending more money in getting this one raised back to stock level.

My insanity seems to operate in "one hour windows" and that's never good.

LAGrunthaner wrote: Your "sales ad"? You aren't selling it now are you? :(

iubhounds wrote:
Once the paint was dry took photos for my sales ad and then put miles on it with highway driving and in town driving. Drove and sounded better with a new EMPI exhaust and muffler. This Panel runs fantastic with the 1835cc and the lowered stance has it riding very very smooth.

mandraks Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 am

BarryL wrote: iubhounds wrote: The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape.
What weld bead?

may have had a trailer hitch at one point?

as far as selling it goes. Have you considered a trade ad instead? there may be people looking to lower their stock height panel.... job is already done.

I like your panel, but i would also want a stock height one.

iubhounds Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:04 am

mandraks wrote: BarryL wrote: iubhounds wrote: The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape.
What weld bead?

may have had a trailer hitch at one point?

as far as selling it goes. Have you considered a trade ad instead? there may be people looking to lower their stock height panel.... job is already done.

I like your panel, but i would also want a stock height one.

Good idea and no, I never thought of a trade ad ... I will make one today. Thanks.

ToolBox Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:45 am

iubhounds wrote: mandraks wrote: BarryL wrote: iubhounds wrote: The shop I took it to, at my request, sanded down the weld bead in a square shape.
What weld bead?

may have had a trailer hitch at one point?

as far as selling it goes. Have you considered a trade ad instead? there may be people looking to lower their stock height panel.... job is already done.

I like your panel, but i would also want a stock height one.

Good idea and no, I never thought of a trade ad ... I will make one today. Thanks.

Or an offer to trade the lowering parts for stock height parts.

iubhounds Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:57 am

Its not even 10am here but I have already fixed the inner door rod. When I tried opening the driver door yesterday to get out, the handle went all the way and I heard the rod fall to the bottom of the door. Luckily the small screw and nut also was at the bottom of the door and within reach. Took me less than 30 minutes to fix.






Father_n_son_T1 Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:35 pm

I got the first building materials for a new garage Iím building in the yard. Itíll house my -67 Samba (that I recently gave myself as a consolation prize after divorce).
Since thereís only one spot it can be placed, right next to the terrace, Iím putting in large panoramic windows and interior lighting. So, when that lump HAS to be so much in view, why not make it a nice one?!

Next up is getting a bobcat to trim off some dirt and start drilling in foundation points (4í metal screws).

EverettB Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:31 pm

Father_n_son_T1 wrote: I got the first building materials for a new garage Iím building in the yard. Itíll house my -67 Samba (that I recently gave myself as a consolation prize after divorce).
Since thereís only one spot it can be placed, right next to the terrace, Iím putting in large panoramic windows and interior lighting. So, when that lump HAS to be so much in view, why not make it a nice one?!

Next up is getting a bobcat to trim off some dirt and start drilling in foundation points (4í metal screws).

Sounds cool.

For what it's worth, it's ok to post "garage construction" photos here in the "VW only" gallery since it's for your Bus. :)

Father_n_son_T1 Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:47 pm

EverettB wrote: Father_n_son_T1 wrote: I got the first building materials for a new garage Iím building in the yard. Itíll house my -67 Samba (that I recently gave myself as a consolation prize after divorce).
Since thereís only one spot it can be placed, right next to the terrace, Iím putting in large panoramic windows and interior lighting. So, when that lump HAS to be so much in view, why not make it a nice one?!

Next up is getting a bobcat to trim off some dirt and start drilling in foundation points (4í metal screws).

Sounds cool.

For what it's worth, it's ok to post "garage construction" photos here in the "VW only" gallery since it's for your Bus. :)

Hi! Thanks for the tip 8)

mandraks Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 pm

Father_n_son_T1 wrote: EverettB wrote: Father_n_son_T1 wrote: I got the first building materials for a new garage Iím building in the yard. Itíll house my -67 Samba (that I recently gave myself as a consolation prize after divorce).
Since thereís only one spot it can be placed, right next to the terrace, Iím putting in large panoramic windows and interior lighting. So, when that lump HAS to be so much in view, why not make it a nice one?!

Next up is getting a bobcat to trim off some dirt and start drilling in foundation points (4í metal screws).

Sounds cool.

For what it's worth, it's ok to post "garage construction" photos here in the "VW only" gallery since it's for your Bus. :)


Hi! Thanks for the tip 8)

i would bet money though, that your 67 is a 21 window bus?

Father_n_son_T1 Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:28 am

mandraks wrote: Father_n_son_T1 wrote: EverettB wrote: Father_n_son_T1 wrote: I got the first building materials for a new garage Iím building in the yard. Itíll house my -67 Samba (that I recently gave myself as a consolation prize after divorce).
Since thereís only one spot it can be placed, right next to the terrace, Iím putting in large panoramic windows and interior lighting. So, when that lump HAS to be so much in view, why not make it a nice one?!

Next up is getting a bobcat to trim off some dirt and start drilling in foundation points (4í metal screws).

Sounds cool.

For what it's worth, it's ok to post "garage construction" photos here in the "VW only" gallery since it's for your Bus. :)


Hi! Thanks for the tip 8)

i would bet money though, that your 67 is a 21 window bus?

Iíll take that bet 8)

thom Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:40 pm

"Is that an adjustable spanner? Good choice, Steve!"

iubhounds wrote:



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