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  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Got the frame repair and bulkhead work mostly done.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2154052.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2153983.jpg


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  Topic: You gotta name for yours? Naming your Bus.
Jetfxr69

Replies: 565
Views: 61450

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: You gotta name for yours? Naming your Bus.
Crusher. Was actually parked next to a car crusher and headed in when I picked it up.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2153989.jpg

Seamus. Just because


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  Topic: project git R done - 1977
Jetfxr69

Replies: 31
Views: 1221

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:28 am   Subject: Re: engine going in
But this is my first Type 4, and the bus came to me without an engine

It makes sense, since this engine was undoubtedly in a 1973

I read through your thread and saw where the og engine was sto ...
  Topic: project git R done - 1977
Jetfxr69

Replies: 31
Views: 1221

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:22 am   Subject: Re: engine going in


I could swear I had read some writeups on how to do it, but of course when I searched there was nothing to be found.



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Its too bad you d ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:11 pm   Subject: Re: Is this correct interior 76 tintop camper
For example, this is one I'm guilty of changing in order to help save it. It was originally a 1978 Riviera with the straight-up large poptop It was completely gutted when I got it. All cabinets lon ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:57 pm   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
I shouldnt be uodating right now, cause ive been drinkin, but what better time to show what I spent all day doing. This 76 is already a bastard bus, with the early model interior and such, so why not ...
  Topic: 77 Cape Cod Sage
Jetfxr69

Replies: 86
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:30 pm   Subject: Re: 77 Cape Cod Sage
Going down the fuel tank blues right now. Found one at a salvage yard, only to find out after I got it home, and poked and proded later, that it had holes at the water line.

Did the one you buy fr ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:09 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Made a small patch for the rotted crossmember and lower inner corner of the post.


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  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:04 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Took the next plunge by diving into,the cargo floor rot.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2151501.jpg

Its as bad as expected, but have a parts bus out back to cut the replacement floor ...
  Topic: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
Jetfxr69

Replies: 589
Views: 35064

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:53 am   Subject: Re: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
Just went through your story. Took a bit to get through 30 pages. Were travelling down similar roads on our rigs. I too am newbie to bodywork, and welding. So far, the stuff youve come across is exact ...
  Topic: OK, I give up - what's the blank hole in stove for?
Jetfxr69

Replies: 4
Views: 288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: OK, I give up - what's the blank hole in stove for?
Cant answer your question. I have the same hole in Seamus. We did find two different uses for that spot on Ryans two busses however.


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  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:37 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
heres a look at the doubler from the inside. as you see, the penetration is great on some, and not so great on others.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2147401.jpg

working on being more con ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:00 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Are you spot welding or seam welding?

I find grinding as I go helps. Turning the welder up a little to get the welds flatter. Still ugly but Im good at grinding

Spot welding the doubler/backer ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Been hit and miss to get some more bodywork done over the last couple months. We had just got the pax side rear arch and corner welded in, and then had to make an emergency roadtrip out west.

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  Topic: A little help on butt end sheet metal if you have a minute
Jetfxr69

Replies: 3
Views: 224

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:39 am   Subject: Re: A little help on butt end sheet metal if you have a minute
Im right in the middle of this same project right now. If your not gonna rebuild the box structure behind that corner, then the last thing I would care about is that little doubler tab. But that being ...
  Topic: VW shop sell off, Texas
Jetfxr69

Replies: 44
Views: 2544

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:37 pm   Subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas
Im an unfortunate victim of this kind of shit. A very good friend, albeit 85 years old, has a farm of airplanes, vws, and motorcycles down in Georgia. When I say farm of them, I mean 3 complete airpl ...
  Topic: has anyone successfully installed this?
Jetfxr69

Replies: 23
Views: 1091

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:10 am   Subject: Re: has anyone successfully installed this?
Made mine out of storage bin lid. The lid offset makes for a nice preformed step where it attaches under adjustment bolt. Some lids are more vertical than others, but even the angled offset works here ...
  Topic: Underneath pictures?
Jetfxr69

Replies: 8
Views: 488

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:53 am   Subject: Re: Underneath pictures?
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  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:42 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Thanks boys. Its a weird dichotomy of time and effort. I know I dont have the time to do it well, but I cant just cover it up and go. There are SO many other things that need to be done on this bus, b ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Jetfxr69

Replies: 154
Views: 8380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:37 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Crusher was pushed out of the shop and stored for the last few months while late fall and early winter prep was accomplished. Typical seasonal panic up here, pig roast planning, firewood to put up, pl ...
 
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