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  Topic: Wolfsburg Westy Sewfine Upholstery Project
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 42
Views: 15129

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm   Subject: Wolfsburg Westy Sewfine Upholstery Project
Jake,
My van goes to eleven. :DThat's awesome, Bone! I don't know how I missed this post!!
  Topic: New Hightop Option
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 1325
Views: 278330

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:37 am   Subject: Re: New Hightop Option
Can’t remember the exact phraseology but its something such as “if one person does it, he’s a rebel – if two people do it, it’s a conspiracy, but if three people do it, it’s a movement …………


I b ...
  Topic: Idled, stalled it now won’t turn over...
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 15
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Idled, stalled it now won’t turn over...
Those guys were fabulous! And pretty good bluegrass players, too! Guitar and bass, respectively.

CF Martin even made a 'Tappet Brothers' special edition guitar. Cool
https://www.cartalk.com/cont ...
  Topic: Boxeer, any honest reviews?
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 115
Views: 6021

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:28 am   Subject: Re: Boxeer, any honest reviews?
Unfortunately, Greg mentions nothing about this and puts the responsibilities on the installer.

If one does not know you cannot run an AC compressor dry, then this sort of job is way above your sk ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 6223
Views: 990828

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:29 am   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
Looks cheap for a built (even if rusty-ish) Syncro.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259336279149881Might want to do deep diligence on this one - AA Transaxle ain't in Bend, Oregon last I ...
  Topic: Seeking advice for major paint touch up and body work
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 62
Views: 1392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:44 am   Subject: Re: Seeking advice for major paint touch up and body work
it will take years to fill it. And it may not be safe. You could hitch it up and then go to Rome. When you come home and the building is still there, then it might be OK to use. Shocked Shocked ...
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 741
Views: 212869

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
This one was posted a week ago to the Yahoo Vanagon list by a regular here, so I was surprised he did not post it here. Correcting that oversight...

https://www.vicnews.com/news/vehicle-fire-slows ...
  Topic: Vangon big brakes from Subaru/Audi
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 12
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Vangon big brakes from Subaru/Audi
Regarding early spindles, I'm trying to find a thread I saw not long ago where a gentleman in Europe showed the machining required. It didn't seem to be much to be able to use an audi based kit. An ...
  Topic: Mechanic wanted for presale inspection in or near Raleigh, NC
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 17
Views: 249

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Mechanic wanted for presale inspection in or near Raleigh, NC
you would be buying a pig-in-a-poke. a conversion that has not been finished nor driven. you should assume the engine doesn't run and the transmission is bad, if it is even the correct on to mate to t ...
  Topic: Harvest Hosts
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 30
Views: 760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Harvest Hosts
Why not drive up to the places and say, “can I camp here and buy stuff ?”

,..and give the $79 to the hosts you use rather than some coder in “ the Bay Area”Attaboy - for once I agree with you!! : ...
  Topic: Karma - Part it forward
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 326
Views: 282350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Karma - Part it forward
Free on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo

You can even have the stock speakers if you want them

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2166699.jpgI love that you have an E. Power Biggs album under th ...
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 3077
Views: 422014

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
https://i.imgur.com/s5egExZh.jpg

Doka in southern MD.Cute. Looks like a DIY van conversion from here.
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 161
Views: 25698

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:23 am   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
SOLD FOR $42,250 ON 4/6/21!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1986-volkswagen-transporter-doka-syncro-crew-cab/

Syncro Doka....guess the price!

14 bids and +$7,250 in the final 10 minutes
31 ...
  Topic: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 26
Views: 456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:33 am   Subject: Re: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Here is a photo of my 86, sadly, not the best angle for viewing the gap you are concerned about,

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1260840.jpg


DaveHey Dave, that goes well with the OEM ...
  Topic: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 26
Views: 456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Jake, the color is called "espresso"Thanks!
  Topic: Manual Transaxle temperature gauge for $20 (how-to with pics)
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 20
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: Transaxle temperature guage for $20 (how to with pics)


4.86 R&P has 25% sliding contact. Most USA vans have 4.86 R&P.
5.43 & 6.17 run hotter.... 6.17 has 40% sliding contact ShockedI was hoping you were going to say that my 4.57 R&P ...
  Topic: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 26
Views: 456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:27 am   Subject: Re: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Hello everybody! This weekend I started redoing the upholstery in my van (thank you Sewfine!) but I am experiencing an issue with the cushions on the rear bench not sitting flush together. I am hoping ...
  Topic: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 26
Views: 456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:26 am   Subject: Re: 1986 Vanagon Weekend Rear Bench Seat Assembly Issues
Here is a photo of my 86, sadly, not the best angle for viewing the gap you are concerned about,

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1260840.jpg


DaveHey Dave, that goes well with the OEM ...
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 3077
Views: 422014

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
It looks to me like that '87 was freshly repainted in Orly instead of the factory year specific Marine Blue Metallic.That doesn't have nearly enough red in it to be Orly Blue!
  Topic: Manual Transaxle temperature gauge for $20 (how-to with pics)
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 20
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:15 am   Subject: Re: Transaxle temperature guage for $20 (how to with pics)
That's brilliant, Tom!! All your transaxle obsessing has yielded a terrific result. Very Happy
Its cheap and easy enough to do that the transaxle temp database will really expand.

Thanks!
 
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