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  Topic: Safari windows
Joey

Replies: 2
Views: 96

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Today 3:33 am   Subject: Re: Safari windows
[url=https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114431]Safaris discussion thread
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:45 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1791649.jpg

I thought maybe the paint would of lost some of it's shine once fully dried... nope!
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:57 am   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
Looking good! Did you get a new wiring harness or was the old one stilt usable?
  Topic: How to roll start backwards
Joey

Replies: 46
Views: 1368

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 am   Subject: Re: How to roll start backwards
I've roll started my buses, both forward and reverse, several times with no issues. It's all in the way you let the clutch out. Yeah, quickly releasing the clutch pedal is probably not good for the t ...
  Topic: My '60 Kombi
Joey

Replies: 38
Views: 4420

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: My '60 Kombi
Got the bumpers painted and back on...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1790949.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1790948.jpg

Now, if I could only find some stock size tires. ...
  Topic: Steering wheel play inside of steering box 78 bus
Joey

Replies: 5
Views: 136

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: Re: Steering wheel play inside of steering box 78 bus
There's an adjustment screw on the side of the steering box. Loosen the lock nut, 19mm I think, and turn the screw in until the play is gone. The drag link should be disconnected from the steering box ...
  Topic: Ball Joints FAQ
Joey

Replies: 77
Views: 10544

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:09 am   Subject: Re: Ball Joints FAQ
Stiff steering is not always ball joint related. The steering dampers sold these days are crazy stiff. Especially the Boge ones. To verify if the ball joints are too tight jack up the front of the bus ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
Very nice! Is the paint still wet? It's so shiny!
  Topic: Trying to bleed brakes with vacuum pump...NOTHING comes out
Joey

Replies: 9
Views: 168

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:23 am   Subject: Re: Trying to bleed brakes with vacuum pump...NOTHING comes out
I've tried vacuum bleeding a few times and never had great results. I use the pressure bleed method now. I made a adaptor using a brake fluid battle cap. I feed the reservoir 10-15 psi from my compres ...
  Topic: Chassis Rebuild
Joey

Replies: 29
Views: 1116

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:06 am   Subject: Re: Chassis Rebuild
Wow, great work!

I wouldn't apply rubberized undercoating. Over time it can crack and trap moisture.
  Topic: shift: can't find 3 & 4th (unknown transmission)
Joey

Replies: 13
Views: 320

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: Re: shift: can't find 3 & 4th (unknown transmission)
The outside of the transmission is cleaner than the inside... Shocked
  Topic: Canít get these screws out!
Joey

Replies: 13
Views: 550

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Canít get these screws out!
Have someone help you so the door doesn't fall. Just drill the heads off. Then once the door is off you can drill the remnants of the bolts. Most likely they will come out easily once the tension is ...
  Topic: Crankshaft timing marks...
Joey

Replies: 9
Views: 230

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:30 am   Subject: Re: Crankshaft timing marks...
Make sure the dots on the cam gears are correct then turn the crank so the #1 piston is at itsTDC compression position then set your distributor gear.
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
Looks great - nice shine!
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
The floor that I put in my '74 bus 15 years ago looks a lot like yours... weak pressings and kinda wavy. Choices were very limited back then.

http://users.eastlink.ca/~jarmsworthy/images/painted%2 ...
  Topic: 1960 panel van jacking points
Joey

Replies: 4
Views: 144

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:41 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 panel van jacking points
I wouldn't jack up a bus under the engine. Slide the jack in further so it's under the transmission carrier or cradle. Use a piece of wood between the jack and bus. The front beam is good... just not ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi partial restore
Joey

Replies: 518
Views: 38655

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
The paint looks good! The Eastwood internal frame coating, did you get it lacal or order it online?
  Topic: Half paint job
Joey

Replies: 4
Views: 249

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Half paint job
The engine bay will be blue. The interior will stay white. Blue underneath.

Here's my original paint '74 bus. Some touch-up paint in the step...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/974470.j ...
  Topic: Factory van paint
Joey

Replies: 11
Views: 378

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Factory van paint
looks like his bus started all white....I can see white in the dog leg under the door.

even faded, that color doesn't look like a vw color. factory 2 tone carry the bottom color into the seat mat ...
  Topic: 1977 FI engine only partly in & stuck - any advice???
Joey

Replies: 31
Views: 685

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:25 am   Subject: Re: 1977 FI engine only partly in & stuck - any advice???
Why cant you get the lower bolts in from the back? Without being under the vehicle right now, seems like there would be room.

The body of trans case drops down just in front of the bell housing ope ...
 
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