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  Topic: Emblem
Malokin Martin

Replies: 8
Views: 348

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Emblem
Studs bare or studs threaded is an easy way to tell unfortunately. Someone may know a weight of original here though
  Topic: Bus Price Guide?
Malokin Martin

Replies: 27
Views: 3036

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Price Guide?
It’s the bits and bobs of a properly done deluxe that will drain the pocket book
  Topic: Scary lowered bus
Malokin Martin

Replies: 21
Views: 1080

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am   Subject: Re: Scary lowered bus
Classic samba thread:

“OMG help me something is seriously wrong!“

“There’s a bunch of knowledgeable people here who can help. Please post pictures and information about the parts you used. You ...
  Topic: Adventures in hitchhiking
Malokin Martin

Replies: 44
Views: 2199

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Adventures in hitchhiking
We used to do this for fun as a family. Looking back now it’s pretty crazy.

For example: One holiday around 1990, we drove our perfectly running vehicle to the on-ramp and parked it. We then hitch ...
  Topic: Future Tech that didn't make it
Malokin Martin

Replies: 63
Views: 2827

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: Future Tech that didn't make it
Google glass. Though Microsoft is/was designing one pre ‘Rona
  Topic: California Post Office Hours Reduced?
Malokin Martin

Replies: 23
Views: 1200

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: California Post Office Hours Reduced?
With the stranglehold Amazon has on commerce and delivery now, I would expect we’ll see more of this.
  Topic: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
Malokin Martin

Replies: 87
Views: 5170

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
Perhaps not the bus, but I did finally get the signs up. My neighbor is likely less than enthusiastic.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2027042.jpg
  Topic: Help me identify rims please
Malokin Martin

Replies: 5
Views: 342

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: Help me identify rims please
For the nuance of the sale, I would include the date of the rim in the add title. Some bus nerds like to find the correct month rim. The date code is right by your upper left lug nut in the picture
  Topic: As luck would have it date matched case half to m plate
Malokin Martin

Replies: 6
Views: 446

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:32 am   Subject: Re: As luck would have it date matched case half to m plate
I thought they were cast together, so you can't mix and match halves.
  Topic: 1959 “Hans Foreign Motors” Single Cab
Malokin Martin

Replies: 24
Views: 2417

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 “Hans Foreign Motors” Single Cab
I'm confused on the before and after shots. Usually logos get more faint after cleaning but yours look way stronger??? Or did you touch them up?mg]

X2

Whatever you did looks nice and not super ...
  Topic: Thanks - Veteran's Day
Malokin Martin

Replies: 49
Views: 2514

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks - Veteran's Day
Whoops! Sorry bout the flag! I’m sure your decorations were correct today
  Topic: Thanks - Veteran's Day
Malokin Martin

Replies: 49
Views: 2514

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks - Veteran's Day
#’Merica

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1968188.jpg

Proud of mom. WAC Before ‘ladies’ really did that sort of thing. Able to shoot an Ak with accuracy AND she still knows how to drive a ...
  Topic: Alaska Airlines Single Cab
Malokin Martin

Replies: 52
Views: 16245

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Alaska Airlines Single Cab
Nobody should put baby in the corner....
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  Topic: Bus mid mount
Malokin Martin

Replies: 37
Views: 1926

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:41 pm   Subject: Re: Bus mid mount
I roll a 1962 double cab with stock reduction boxes and a larger than stock displacement motor

My story went like:

1.) Front trans mount broke > Everything out - new repro front mount

1,00 ...
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
Malokin Martin

Replies: 5069
Views: 420713

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
Weird safari's. The latches are mounted in the windshield glass. Shocked

I’m thinking maybe those are the Brazilian ones with the wrong seals
  Topic: How to find letter on faded signwriten panelvan ?
Malokin Martin

Replies: 27
Views: 1413

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: how to find letter on faded signwriten panelvan ?
Have you tried a black light? I’ve heard it works with the old school leaded paint. I haven't tried it yet though, so no promises.
  Topic: Original interior refurb, paint or leave?
Malokin Martin

Replies: 14
Views: 846

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Original interior refurb, paint or leave?
I would vote 4 just way more detailed than what you have. It would be a super fun project if you had patience and a sander.

Value-wise, a simple sand/varnish with some of the imperfections would m ...
  Topic: Can anyone reccomend a cheap aftermarket gas gauge for a 66 spli
Malokin Martin

Replies: 7
Views: 252

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 pm   Subject: Re: Can anyone reccomend a cheap aftermarket gas gauge for a 66 spli
https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/wooden-ruler-260nw-48873385.jpg

Super cheap. Use it for 2 months and save up? plenty of people did it in the 40’s and 50’s.
  Topic: Original Canopy Hoops
Malokin Martin

Replies: 17
Views: 2080

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:27 pm   Subject: Original Canopy Hoops


10 years too late, but you can get these off a “thing”. I don’t know which part they’re for, but they’re exactly the same.
  Topic: 4th gear pop
Malokin Martin

Replies: 4
Views: 303

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: 4th gear pop
Also check the mounts in general. If the front mount is cracked, the shifter will feel like it drifts on corners as well as front to back when you stop.
 
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