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  Topic: Is there a thread here about collectible Brekina Buses?
BulliBill

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:12 pm   Subject: Is there a thread here about collectible Brekina Buses?
I couldn't easily locate one, anyone know of a Brekina toy thread?

Bill
  Topic: Found a unicorn VW!! 24 yr old Trek bike.
BulliBill

Replies: 12
Views: 1080

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: Found a unicorn VW!! 24 yr old Trek bike.
I too acquired one of those VW mountain bikes way back in 1996 during the initial VW Trek Jetta program. I still have it in mint condition. I doubt I've put more than 150 miles on it so far. If you ...
  Topic: When did they change the transmission mount on the torsion tube?
BulliBill

Replies: 6
Views: 233

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:09 am   Subject: Re: When did they change the transmission mount on the torsion tube?
I'm pretty certain that the change from "splitcase" to "tunnel" transaxle case happened with the end of the 36hp engine and the introduction of the new "Bastard" 40hp eng ...
  Topic: SO42/SO44 poptop canvas replacement how-to
BulliBill

Replies: 22
Views: 4800

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:52 am   Subject: Re: SO42/SO44 poptop canvas replacement how-to
Does anyone know if Helmut in CZ is still making reproduction pop-top tents with the three white mosquito screen windows??? I can't seem to find ads for him.

Bill
  Topic: Photos through the split window
BulliBill

Replies: 156
Views: 10549

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:18 am   Subject: Re: Photos through the split window
On the way to the BNNTA Labor Day weekend VW campout, the view through the Split windshield of my original SWR paint 1959 Double-Door Panel. At speed (50mph) on Hwy 61 northwest of Troy, Missouri on ...
  Topic: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
BulliBill

Replies: 4
Views: 1026

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:46 am   Subject: Re: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
"Wanda" was there on display and being camped in and drew a lot of attention. I like the unusual wheel treatment on her too. Thanks for making the long drive west to Mark Twain Lake, MO to ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
BulliBill

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Views: 102001

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
Hi Guys! You're in Ireland!?! Awesome! Our family still has an old home in Midleton, Co. Cork (about 13 miles north and a little east of Cork). I used to go over there a lot, but it' been 7 or 8 y ...
  Topic: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
BulliBill

Replies: 4
Views: 1026

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 9th thru 6th, 2021
www.bnnta.com

The weather forecast for this event is looking pretty nice! We hope to see many of you soon...

Bill
  Topic: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
BulliBill

Replies: 4
Views: 1026

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 9th thru 6th, 2021
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1551935.jpg

Here is a display of 3 generations of VW Double-Cab at the BNNTA event several years ago...

Bill
  Topic: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
BulliBill

Replies: 4
Views: 1026

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:35 pm   Subject: "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35" Sept 3rd thru 6th, 2021
Here we go again... FINALLY!!!

"Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #35"

Formerly, and also known as "Buses By The Arch". A family-oriented VW camping weekend!

Friday, Sept 3rd t ...
  Topic: Let's see your paint!
BulliBill

Replies: 31
Views: 1845

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Let's see your paint!
My 1987 Westfalia Camper GL, only 69K original miles, painted by Hans and Franz in the Hannover factory 34 years ago, Flash Silver...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2003587.jpg
https://ww ...
  Topic: WESTY so42 tent rail
BulliBill

Replies: 40
Views: 4031

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:26 am   Subject: Re: WESTY so42 tent rail
Just to note- The tent rail on my'65 doesn't extend under the drip rail.

Does your tent rail "rivet-on" to the rain gutter/drip rail? I'm betting that the type of rail set seen in my ph ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
BulliBill

Replies: 564
Views: 32310

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Looks like you thermostat "may" have failed at some point, a good one normally retracts a bit tighter than the one in your photo. When they fail or are punctured and fail they naturally exp ...
  Topic: WESTY so42 tent rail
BulliBill

Replies: 40
Views: 4031

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: Re: WESTY so42 tent rail
Yeah, that was "owner installed" (by me).

Way back in 1986 or so when I initially refreshed/painted the Bus, I didn't have a correct Westy tent yet, but I already had the Westy tent rai ...
  Topic: WESTY so42 tent rail
BulliBill

Replies: 40
Views: 4031

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: WESTY so42 tent rail
As mentioned above, here a a couple of photos of how I tackled that not having that plastic "U" channel sleeve on the rain gutter back in 1985 when I mounted the original tent rails (yep, I ...
  Topic: Oil bath air cleaner is bathing engine bay with oil.....
BulliBill

Replies: 24
Views: 941

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Oil bath air cleaner is bathing engine bay with oil.....
Here in Missouri it is similar. Missouri Historic vehicle license plates are issued when applied for to 25 year and older non-daily driver vehicles for recreational and historic driving to/from car e ...
  Topic: Brake cylinders
BulliBill

Replies: 20
Views: 1298

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Brake cylinders
Hi Alan,

I'd be interested in hearing about the company and pricing you discovered and eventually use for re-sleeving original German ATE brand brake cylinders (and master cylinders?). I have oodl ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
BulliBill

Replies: 256
Views: 23540

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Go John, Go!

Bill
  Topic: VWs at the Docks - Benchmark for Production / Order Ratios?
BulliBill

Replies: 110
Views: 16336

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:21 am   Subject: Re: VWs at the Docks - Benchmark for Production / Order Ratios?
Man I'd be pissed off to find rope burn marks an/or scratches on my new delivered "primer" (or painted) Splitty from transporting on/off a ship! I'd demand an immediate dealership upgrade t ...
  Topic: WESTY so42 tent rail
BulliBill

Replies: 40
Views: 4031

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: WESTY so42 tent rail
Great suggestion. When I first installed my tent rail (clamp type) to my Camper way back in 1984 or so I didn't know that there was a plastic "U" strip initially installed onto the painted ...
 
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