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  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
DadaCheese

Replies: 13036
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
Don't know why I didn't do this years ago!

Typically you have to take off the special lug-nut that keeps the spare on the bracket ('67 Westfalia Walk-through has the spare in the back left), then h ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:30 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
since you like Solvang, if you ever make it out to Georgia, check out Helen, Ga. a "bavarian" town in the North Georgia Mountains.
not quite Holland but pretty nice.


mandraks, Looks gr ...
  Topic: "Official" (?) thread for/about Beers (& soda) related to Buses
DadaCheese

Replies: 8
Views: 288

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: "Official" (?) thread for/about Beers (& soda) related to Buses
This one seems to have it covered well: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202552&highlight=beer

Everett; feel free to lock this up!
I'll happily defer to this other thread tha ...
  Topic: "Official" (?) thread for/about Beers (& soda) related to Buses
DadaCheese

Replies: 8
Views: 288

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:29 am   Subject: "Official" (?) thread for/about Beers (& soda) related to Buses
Likely I just didn't do enough searching, and if that's the case, lock this thread!

"Official" (?) thread for/about Beers (& soda) related to Buses

Off the top of my head, I can th ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
Valentine's Day/President's Day Weekend Get-Away

During Covid and shelter in place, it is NOT every weekend that you tell yourself; I think I'll drive 1300 miles (or 1358 miles to be exact).

How ...
  Topic: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
DadaCheese

Replies: 9
Views: 495

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
Happy to report success this weekend!

Perfect! So pleased when it's something "simple". Thanks for updating.
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
DadaCheese

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Views: 1626867

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
Today

Nothing major;

put in a reproduction grab bar (from Wolfsburg West).

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https://w ...
  Topic: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt
DadaCheese

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt
Thanks everyone!
(Jeler, johny__utah, Eric&Barb, BarryL)

Was indeed as easy as cleaning things up and using some dielectric grease on the dome light grounding screws.
Got out both my volt me ...
  Topic: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt
DadaCheese

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt

. . .
Im not a betting kind of guy, but Id place my bet on a bad ground!!

Lots of luck, youll get it.

Take care
Jeff

Jeff, thanks for the answers and the good practical advice.
I'll ...
  Topic: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt
DadaCheese

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:57 am   Subject: Gauge of wire? Dome light troubleshooting; 1967 12-volt
I'll admit; I did NOT go through all of the many, many results and threads I found by searching.

QUESTIONS BELOW.

Need to troubleshoot and fix my rear ceiling dome light.

Here's my plan of ac ...
  Topic: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
DadaCheese

Replies: 9
Views: 495

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
Now, I get the rapid-flash on LEFT turn, implying a bulb is out or something up...

barfsurfer, thanks for the kind words.
Also many thanks for the link to that great troubleshooting guide!

Sou ...
  Topic: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
DadaCheese

Replies: 9
Views: 495

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 am   Subject: Re: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
Your battery hold down strap looks like it is about to become a fusiable link.

Negative cable is removed first, ALWAYS. Unless you are working on an old positive ground vehicle.

Great catch, T ...
  Topic: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
DadaCheese

Replies: 9
Views: 495

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 pm   Subject: Late 1967 Turn Signal Lever Replacement with a W.West Repro.
Greetings.

This is a tutorial for anyone who wants/needs one.

Basics for replacing your turn signal lever in a 1967 12-volt bus.
Using the part # 211953513F from www.wolfsburgwest.com
https:/ ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
Another great cruise...
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Sunday, October 25th, 2020
SHE-852 VW Cruise #9

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"SHE-852&quo ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
...as for Ripon... I thought it was dutch?
You're very likely correct.
Since my Grandparents would travel to Ripon's Swiss Club once a year for the festival, I think I always just assumed it was Sw ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:43 am   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
Awesome get-away trip you guys! When you coming back to St. Charles, MO? Your room will be ready!
Bill, thanks! We'd love to make it to your fine town again. When/as things *normalize* we'd love to ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:28 am   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
Did you eat at the Dinky Diner in Goldfield?
We did indeed! We had breakfast there. For both of us, with tip, it was less than $20 and excellent. Plus, all the locals were friendly. They let us know ...
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
...Did you get the ex VVWOA lady's name? ...
Barry, thanks.
Her name; I am terrible about names.
I always tell folks, particularly at VW meets, that they're welcome to forget and ask my name again ...
  Topic: Crushed.
DadaCheese

Replies: 93
Views: 7867

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Crushed.
OH! So sorry; but so pleased that you are all OK!
Shocked
  Topic: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
DadaCheese

Replies: 736
Views: 94110

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:26 pm   Subject: Re: "The Toaster" ~ Personal History and restoration
How to avoid pandemics, heat and fires...

It had been a challenging August.
My father-in-law passed away after a long battle with a rare blood disease.

Although this is very sad for Kathy and ...
 
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