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DAIZEE Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:01 pm

Curtsying a thank you 8)

1971BugGuy Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:40 pm

Wow, people still curtsy?

kamzcab86 Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Had the propane tank filled for the first time in two years... found out it was empty! :shock: :lol:

1971BugGuy wrote: Wow, people still curtsy?

Even smilies do:

:D

1971BugGuy Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:56 pm

kamzcab86 wrote:

1971BugGuy wrote: Wow, people still curtsy?

Even smilies do:

:D

:wink:

DAIZEE Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:17 am

Well for the first time in 8 mths Scooby is being towed to Oscars (he's a master auto wirer) to get the mess up front (some I made) straightened out. He's the fellow who rewired all the engine compartment for me more than a year ago. Nelson is very busy and he has seen it without the dash and doesn't want to touch it. Same reaction to old messy motor.

I told Oscar my Tercel insurance expires on May 7th so that's his timeline and that will get me to Fergus G & G. The hard part is not having diagrams to follow and I didn't do a very good job marking. He is VERY busy but will fit me in. Love that Spanish fellow!

gl98115 Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:41 am

Last week I reinstalled the transmission after a AA rebuild (popping out of first and second) and added a couple cutting board spacers. Noted that the Left rear was harder to turn, so last night I pulled the drums and saw what a rusty mess the hardware was. The parking brake lever was stuck to the shoe and wasn't releasing. Oiled and greased the mess and got it working better. Now I noticed it clicking back there when I making turns.

Bubusse Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:08 pm

I took the opportunity given by the awful whether we've had here the last few days to remove the carpet and put a 2-colour bamboo flooring (now, the rest of the van looks a little sad, but well... on thing at a time) :


DAIZEE Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:24 pm

Nice, I like how you carried it forward. I have blonde laminate in main salon, I like the darker or the ''honey & teak sole" look. Had it in my last sailboat. I have some dark laminate now, perhaps sometime way in the future when I have nothing to do, I'll honey & teak Scooby. I also covered my fridge door as the blue laminate had fallen off.

1971BugGuy Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:39 pm

DAIZEE wrote: Well for the first time in 8 mths Scooby is being towed to Oscars (he's a master auto wirer) to get the mess up front (some I made) straightened out. He's the fellow who rewired all the engine compartment for me more than a year ago.

Hi Daizee:

Can you tell me where Oscars is located? Since I am quite near to you he may be the answer to my electrical troubles with my Beetle.

DAIZEE Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:55 pm

Beltran Electric, 111 Millwood, Unit 1 (around back) East off Islington, South of Steeles 416 749 9484. Spanish family business with wife and 2 sons. He is good, really good. Tell him Scooby referred you :)

Smokey Orange Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:03 pm

I finished up my doors today. More then pleased!!! One day I might actually drive a Vanagon.





I also removed a years worth of outdoor grime and 150k miles off my new engine... I call it a base prep :)


Bubusse Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:52 pm

Nice ! Are those skateboard wheels you're using for your window crank ?

Smokey Orange Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:47 pm

Thanks! They are actually anti-rocker aggressive Inline skate (or whatever it's called now a days... man I just felt old) wheels. Senate Roadhouse Crayolas 47mm circa 1995, to be exact :)

I was tossing a set of skates I still had laying around and gutted all the hardware and wheels. Made these and I still have the other 2 crayolas in orange and yellow too, and I made a set for 2 of my friends, and a shift-knob with the other wheels, Senate Lowriders. It brings me back.

So yeah anyway, Inline skate wheels work better because they are flush with the bearing and thinner. Also this up with the top on my custom mods list! The window action is sooo smooth now.

Mundopacheco Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:44 am

Smokey, how about some window crank mod details with pics? I realize it's probably a long bolt to hold it in place, with a washer between wheel and crank, but it's very creative!....looks like cool factor and function!
Thanks,
Miguel

teej Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:05 am

Put in a new speedo cable from van cafe. Cut in and added a passenger side dome light, location matches driver side. Put a warm white 6 led bulb in it, swapped out the older cool white leds I was running with warm white to match. (superbrightleds.com). Like it.

ragnarhairybreeks Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:26 am

fixed spade end of temp sender wire and found another(!) failed coolant hose.

http://shufti.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/vanagon-coo...oken-hose/


alistair

dagriztx Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:57 am

Added this to the back window:


and this past weekend was at TX VW Classic showing the beast...

BoneMachine Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:48 pm

I made up this armrest bolt cover. Found a couple of 20 year old Wolfsburg hat pins on ebay and had an idea. BillM was kind enough to hook me up with a couple of original buttons. So, I took the dimensions from one of those, turned copies on my South Bend lathe and capped them with the pins.

DAIZEE Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:44 pm

Yeh right, they are reject buttons, come on admit it. CLASSY

BoneMachine Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:32 pm

DAIZEE wrote: Yeh right, they are reject buttons, come on admit it. CLASSY

Thanks, DAIZEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!8^)



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