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  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Wheels and tires
Hey. I sold my van so I don't spend a lot of tike on here anymore.

The tires are nexen n7000. Not sure about size unfortunately, but they are 17".

Wheels are OZ Saturns, 17x8. No boring ne ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:20 pm   Subject: van is dialed in mechanically.....
so, first off, happy holidays to all.

next, it's been a while since my last update, per the usual. here's the skinny: I took the van to the good people at VW TEC Shop in Seattle, WA. Ray, Eion, and ...
  Topic: Help with Paint color
Kopasz

Replies: 8
Views: 729

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:54 pm   Subject: Help with Paint color
Okay
  Topic: Help with Paint color
Kopasz

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:02 pm   Subject: Help with Paint color
if your painting and want something a similar but a tad different, how about the new Passat Tungsten Silver Metallic? That is a very nice golden silver that is similar to the beige int he picture--may ...
  Topic: PDX VANAGON/DOKA/WESTFALIA ~Monthly Westravaganza!~
Kopasz

Replies: 3408
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:15 am   Subject: PDX VANAGON/DOKA/WESTFALIA ~Monthly Westravaganza!~
I'm game. I've been waiting for a get together and October would be perfect timing.
  Topic: Best Lowering setup for comfort
Kopasz

Replies: 31
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:47 am   Subject: Best Lowering setup for comfort
I can see if the shop that did my install still has my carat springs, though I doubt it. Check The Samba classifieds.

I think Peter at VC told me that weitecs are similar in height to the oe carat ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:31 pm   Subject: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
I never thought of that. We went with the equivalent to what Jim and Brady came up with and I tend to trust them with the extent of research and testing they do.
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:10 pm   Subject: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Hey Adam, how's the exhaust system holding up? Any problems with heat affecting the wiring or coolant bottle?
I've never been completely happy with the stock Bostig exhaust and like the look of your ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:27 am   Subject: Carat to H&R Sport and Koni's
Here are some before and after pictures of the suspension set up. I forgot to mention the Burley Upper Control Arms for lowered vans were also installed by HM Mostorsports. Sorry the before pictures a ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:12 am   Subject: Aux battery, amp, inverter, sub, and seat warmers installed
Here are the pictures of the electronics installed by Justin at Streamline Audio.

New starter battery with 1100W inverter:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5949/20120701172225.jpg

Auxiliary batte ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:42 am   Subject: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
I got the van back from HM Motorsports last week and it's awesome. I posted the below in another thread and thought I'd just transplant it here:

My stock height, measured from center of hub to bott ...
  Topic: Best Lowering setup for comfort
Kopasz

Replies: 31
Views: 2956

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:18 am   Subject: Carat to H&R Sport and Koni's
I have a 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender hardtop which came with Carat springs stock. The ride was not low enough for me with my 17" wheels.

My stock height, measured from center of hub to bottom of ...
  Topic: Has anybody hinged their engine cover?
Kopasz

Replies: 13
Views: 4763

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:21 am   Subject: Has anybody hinged their engine cover?
Nice work Fairweather.

Do you remember what length of gas strut you used? I assume (2x) the 10-12" length to be able to assist in lifting and holding the lid in place.

Thanks.
  Topic: Odometer Fix/Cluster upgrade
Kopasz

Replies: 149
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:56 am   Subject: Odometer Fix/Cluster upgrade
I did this fix a few years ago.

I took the spindle out which was slipping and scored it with a hobby knife where the cog slipped on into place. Before replacing the cog, i put a healthy coat of blu ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Kopasz

Replies: 3293
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:24 pm   Subject: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
anybody know if LM replica wheels (or other mesh style wheels) would be strong enough to carry my hardtop weekender?

Looking to possibly upgrade wheels......
  Topic: How about a gas mileage/MPG Big Board?
Kopasz

Replies: 27
Views: 3449

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:26 pm   Subject: How about a gas mileage/MPG Big Board?
yeah, I started using fuelly.com recently.

The 1987 Van named 'Frosty' is mine. Looking forward to long term results.
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:18 pm   Subject: Van Cafe big brake kit arrived today....
So the big brake kit from Van Cafe arrived today and I'm driving them over to the shop this afternoon.

H&R Sport springs and Koni adjustable are on order and I dropped the Burley upper control ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:40 pm   Subject: Bostig, new muffler
Romesz,

Here are the images that I promised. They are from a few years ago since the van is in the shop due to near brake failure yesterday...bummer. Waiting for the VC big brake kit to arrive frid ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:44 am   Subject: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Thanks KBurns. THe headliner was a bitch and there are small areas that did not turn out as well as I had hoped, but really very unnoticeable.

I have not tacked the AC duct yet, but with the 90 deg ...
  Topic: 1987 Wolfsburg Weekender Hardtop Rehabilitation Project
Kopasz

Replies: 69
Views: 22122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Plans in mind for my vanagon rehabilitation
Here is a list of things already completed on the van prior to going to the body shop:


- Installed Bostig Zetec zero miles engine

- Keyless entry alarm system, replaced malfunctioning lock act ...
 
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