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  Topic: door handle too long?
Joey

Replies: 13
Views: 288

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Today 9:46 am   Subject: Re: door handle too long?
Disappointed to find this late in the project.

When dealing with aftermarket sheet metal and parts it's always a good idea to test fit everything. I would still let Klassic Fab know about the defec ...
  Topic: Brake backing plate availability
Joey

Replies: 14
Views: 370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:02 am   Subject: Re: Brake backing plate availability
I just drilled a hole in my drum. Makes adjustment way easier than crawling under the bus.
  Topic: Samba member post lines that are quote and signature worthy
Joey

Replies: 77
Views: 8890

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Samba member post lines that are quote and signature worthy
I will murder you, skin you, and wear you like a human suit in order to assimilate myself seamlessly into your lifestyle, and thus obtain that car.
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1801185.jpg

You're leaving it outside!!! Shocked Razz

Great chatting with you and your family yesterday. Congrats on the Mayer's choice award.
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:29 am   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1800988.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1800987.jpg

I saw the bus yesterday. Looks as good as in the pics if not better.
  Topic: Drag link end replacement
Joey

Replies: 3
Views: 198

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 am   Subject: Re: Drag link end replacement
On the side opposite of the pin where the outer edge is rolled over the center cap, you can hammer on the rolled over edge a bit which should tighten the pin up. I did this to a tierod end once to pas ...
  Topic: Transmission / frozen shift rod question
Joey

Replies: 20
Views: 512

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: transmission question
http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=111711175B
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
Your bus is going together fast! Those side pop out seals are a pain. Copious amounts of talcum/baby powder works for a while. I'm surprised I haven't broke any of my glass yet while trying to open th ...
  Topic: How come my 71 will not start after it warms up?
Joey

Replies: 5
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:28 am   Subject: Re: How come my 71 will not start after it warms up?
Have you read the owner's manual on how to properly start a warm engine...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/71bug/page30.jpg
  Topic: My new baby!
Joey

Replies: 571
Views: 192816

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:31 am   Subject: Re: My new baby!
Glad to hear.
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
It's looking real nice with the doors and other stuff installed! The nice simple look of the stock front windows sure make me want to ditch my safaris... Although, they sure came in handy yesterday wi ...
  Topic: Spark Plug Crossthreading & Engine Removal [SOLVED]
Joey

Replies: 41
Views: 1044

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:56 am   Subject: Re: Spark Plugs Crossthreading
I was intending on just bringing it to an aircooled shop nearby for the engine to be dropped and to replace the tins and seals. Would it just be better to do it myself so I can have the experience?
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  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi partial restore
..... Will you disassemble the door handles' push buttons and locks? You can and then grease them. There's a little o-ring to keep water out on the push buttons too. Make sure you keep a key in the on ...
  Topic: Safari windows
Joey

Replies: 2
Views: 190

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:33 am   Subject: Re: Safari windows
[url=https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114431]Safaris discussion thread
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

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 restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 637
Views: 45888

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: 1457

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: 4571

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: 188

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: 10862

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 ...
 
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