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  Topic: '82 Westy powered by...algae!
DanJReed

Replies: 10
Views: 1536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:52 am   Subject: '82 Westy powered by...algae!
Love it!!!! Cool
  Topic: NEVER take your van to a NJ inspection station
DanJReed

Replies: 16
Views: 2619

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:22 am   Subject: NEVER take your van to a NJ inspection station
Hey... long time no posting..

I just got my camper inspected at DELANCO NJ's station.

Here's what you tell them.

"Dont use the in ground jack!... the fuel tank is under the front seats, ...
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:47 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yif6sPbbAR8

Did it.

two weeks flat! Twisted Evil
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:20 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
Its a wonderful idea. There is no heat (Well, very little).. no exhaust fumes, no coolant lines, no EFI system to fail, no AFM... the list goes on. MANY people have converted aircooleds before. Its ...
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:23 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4929/adsc06013bi1.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/994/bdsc06014fk8.jpg

Razz
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:33 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
Well after some rough calculations , were not going to do anything. Razz

Really, the engine, and cooling/fuel system was 500 lbs in the van.

Were adding a total of a 1000.

So its like an emp ...
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:07 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
Well, today was a little "slow". I like to build, too much talking. kidding (sorta).

Any how. The conversion parts are coming from EV-America (http://www.ev-america.com/)

The book w ...
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:44 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9745/dsc05704nv8.jpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5126/dsc05705us4.jpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/457/dsc05706hs5.jpg

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  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:25 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
Well, the 1st day was cool. We laid out all the parts and talked about the idea and project.

Turns out:

we are using a book by Mike Brown,

http://www.amazon.com/Convert-Michael-Brown/dp/1879 ...
  Topic: Best tire for a stock 86 weekender?
DanJReed

Replies: 9
Views: 1544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:15 pm   Subject: Best tire for a stock 86 weekender?
i bought these tires around th beginning of this year and i love them. huge improvement from the korean passenger tires i used to have. they have a stiffer sidewall that is required for the weight of ...
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:13 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
Me too.

Kinda bummed the HS kids already yanked the old motor. I wanted to get dirty. Smile
  Topic: eVanagon Project is underway.
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 6780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:18 pm   Subject: eVanagon Project is underway.
http://www.e-vanagon.blogspot.com/

Yall can watch from home.

Very Happy

Can't wait to get started.
  Topic: Repairing interior door panels?
DanJReed

Replies: 9
Views: 1904

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:10 am   Subject: Repairing interior door panels?
I shopped around and found some 1/8" birch plywood...

I went that route, works out great.
  Topic: Upholstery cleaning
DanJReed

Replies: 8
Views: 2412

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:08 am   Subject: Upholstery cleaning
A good cleaning in Woolite on the gentle cycle and then an air dry goes a LONG way in keeping the camping parts clean..

I found that BlueCoral cleaner works good on the seats...
  Topic: How much propane is left in the tank?
DanJReed

Replies: 16
Views: 4312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:16 pm   Subject: How much propane is left in the tank?
I use one of them little fancy $40 IR non-contact thermometers and shoot it at the side of the tank.

They also work nice to tell you which (engine) cylinder is running lean.

Smile
  Topic: Adding A/C to a Westy
DanJReed

Replies: 7
Views: 1092

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:14 pm   Subject: Adding A/C to a Westy
Often wondered about them myself.
  Topic: Electric Vanagon Project. - Needs your support!
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 5771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:46 pm   Subject: Electric Vanagon Project. - Needs your support!
Well, its more of a "class" for auto tech instructors, then a "project".. well. its both. But it looks like for $300 you can join in the fun, get your hands dirty, and help out.
...
  Topic: Electric Vanagon Project. - Needs your support!
DanJReed

Replies: 28
Views: 5771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:37 pm   Subject: Electric Vanagon Project. - Needs your support!
Razz

Hey all. Long time, no see. Smile

1 - Read this.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1-2electricfeb26,0,4964701.story

I'm planning to take part in it. Smile

2 - Read this.

http://www ...
  Topic: Yet another Vanagon lost to fire
DanJReed

Replies: 36
Views: 12270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:33 pm   Subject: Yet another Vanagon lost to fire
One of the 1st things I did when I got my camper..

New lines and fuel filter! And proper clamps!

I even like to add a DROP of red-Thread locker to the clamp threads.

Them things can be tric ...
  Topic: Looking for left rocker and about 10" of panel above
DanJReed

Replies: 22
Views: 2575

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:32 pm   Subject: Looking for left rocker and about 10" of panel above
Thanks, for $50 I think I will pick one of those up.

Rust sucks!

NICE!!! Razz

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/Campingart/vanagon/rustpart1/rusthell1.jpg

My deal.. Rolling Eyes
 
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