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Trylon Sat May 30, 2020 9:58 am

DC had this on his thread and I was so tickled by it I want to see more!
What wacky workaround are you guilty...er proud of?

dc wrote: Trylon wrote:

Ha!
Eye-opening as to just how basic these cars are.
Besides no fuel gauge, and a limited capacity, is there any other down side to this ‘tank’?

It worked great! The little can was placed in the spare tire wheel - hooked up to the main fuel line.... this set-up belongs to my mechanic and he wants it back :)

jeffrey8164 Sat May 30, 2020 10:17 am

Man, I haven’t gotten that janky yet.
My best example so far, is how I use my little lift.
It doesn’t lift high enough to pull the engine out from under the car so I improvised with 2X8s.
4 minutes in is my wacky workaround.


TDCTDI Sat May 30, 2020 11:31 am

How about my whole thread. :oops:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=691306

Trylon Sat May 30, 2020 11:38 am

jeffrey8164 wrote: Man, I haven’t gotten that janky yet.
My best example so far, is how I use my little lift.
It doesn’t lift high enough to pull the engine out from under the car so I improvised with 2X8s.
4 minutes in is my wacky workaround.



Oh yes, I remember watching this... and making a mental note to never try it myself!

Trylon Sat May 30, 2020 11:40 am

TDCTDI wrote: How about my whole thread. :oops:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=691306

Yeah, I was thinkin’ “oil-can Chris” but the more thinkin’ I do the more I agree that your wackiest workaround is a hard call.

Trylon Sun May 31, 2020 6:25 am

Another VWWW

A Bug was down and out on the road and Franny came to the rescue!
These cars are indeed forgiving.
[WW starts at 16:15]


Trylon Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:54 pm


kurt912 Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:02 pm

Trylon wrote:

That should be on every large screwdriver! 13mm preferably.

Evil_Fiz Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:30 am

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I was stuck on how to remove the screw pictured below (KGPR part Number 141-871-507 B.) It holds the Convertible Header-to-Frame Junction Piece (KGPR Part Numbers 141-871-691 A and 141-871-692 A) on the convertible top frame side rail. The following post, LINK, Shows how I was finally able to remove the screw. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to the thread.
If you need suggestions on how to remove a stubborn fastener you may find the Convertible Header Junction-to-Top Frame Screw removal thread helpful.


Stubborn Screw and Convertible Header-to-Frame Junction Piece





How I removed the screw







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Trylon Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 am

Man, these are gettin’ elaborate!

simon varley Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:56 pm

yup! I'd've cut the head off that bugger and drilled the shank out :)

tjschmidty Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:50 am

I am a tad proud of my clutch return spring workaround with a turnbuckle.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8791317



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