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  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Okie Adam

Replies: 16
Views: 1012

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
I've known a couple guys that have gone the not stock, add structural integrity route and I like it! Looking forward to see your bus's transformation!
  Topic: Dennis Collins panel van score
Okie Adam

Replies: 45
Views: 4280

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Dennis Collins panel van score
I can't stand Dennis Collins

i'll never get this mentality. the dude is in business to buy and sell and that's what he does.

he makes no bones about it. profit isn't a dirty word. i'm sure if y ...
  Topic: Dennis Collins panel van score
Okie Adam

Replies: 45
Views: 4280

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Dennis Collins panel van score
I can't stand Dennis Collins long enough to watch the video and see the history of the bus but what I find interesting about this bus from the pics friends have shared with me is that it appears to be ...
  Topic: Dennis Collins panel van score
Okie Adam

Replies: 45
Views: 4280

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:18 am   Subject: Re: Dennis Collins panel van score
I can't stand Dennis Collins long enough to watch the video and see the history of the bus but what I find interesting about this bus from the pics friends have shared with me is that it appears to be ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Okie Adam

Replies: 52902
Views: 5456133

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:09 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Damn! I remember the days of seeing these for $100 US and thinking it was crazy!
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Okie Adam

Replies: 52902
Views: 5456133

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
maybe i missed it if it was talked about before but i would have never changed it from mouse grey
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2471706

No kidding! What a shame. Also, I ha ...
  Topic: Help with Id'ing our old Bus
Okie Adam

Replies: 13
Views: 570

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Help with Id'ing our old Bus
Looks like a flipseat maybe? Doesn't have 4 tent mounts. Mouse grey? Sloper rack.
  Topic: split-bus wiper conversion?
Okie Adam

Replies: 2
Views: 180

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: split-bus wiper conversion?
https://www.buttysbits.com/?product_cat=1955-1964-splitscreen-wiper-motors
  Topic: Any reviews for the WW replacement headlight buckets
Okie Adam

Replies: 0
Views: 81

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:41 am   Subject: Any reviews for the WW replacement headlight buckets
The piece in question

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211805265D

Does anyone have a review to offer on these?

I acquired someone's abandoned project a few years back. A ...
  Topic: What is the most buses you have driven to a single show?
Okie Adam

Replies: 26
Views: 1058

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:50 am   Subject: Re: What is the most buses you have driven to a single show?
Outstanding! I applaud your dedication. No simple task. I think 3 is my tops.
  Topic: Photos through the split window
Okie Adam

Replies: 111
Views: 5030

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Photos through the split window
I missed getting both windshields in the shot but here is the Pikes Peak Cog Rail

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2190536.jpg
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Okie Adam

Replies: 526
Views: 28414

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I really got familiar with this set up cleaning it. Then I gave the outside a thorough rub down with some gear oil to hydrate the dryness and itís all set to put back under the bus when itís time.

...
  Topic: 1958 Kombi and 1961 Samba Build
Okie Adam

Replies: 29
Views: 1850

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:24 am   Subject: Re: 1958 Kombi and 1961 Samba Build
Ps also found a good krylon match for dove blue and then added some textured paint to make fake rust to blend the pannel

There are a lot of folks, myself included, that would love to hear what Kryl ...
  Topic: 67 Engine Removal Thwarted
Okie Adam

Replies: 23
Views: 792

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:17 am   Subject: Re: 67 Engine Removal Thwarted
That bung is a very common VW part for engines with doghouse oil coolers. You just got to get up in there and loosen/remove the bolt from the front side. No other way I know.
  Topic: Clear needle fuel gauge
Okie Adam

Replies: 7
Views: 280

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge
Yeah, I agree, clear needle buses never came with gas gauges so the market demand probably isn't high enough for someone to tool up to make them. Accessory fuel gauges of that era that I've seen aren' ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Okie Adam

Replies: 21
Views: 621

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Add fuel shut-off inline?
It seems the fuel reserve tap compares well to the tin cans and string you mention since it is a part that VW decided was old and obsolete after they added a fuel gauge. Maybe a nice pair of vice grip ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Okie Adam

Replies: 21
Views: 621

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: Add fuel shut-off inline?
It seems the fuel reserve tap compares well to the tin cans and string you mention since it is a part that VW decided was old and obsolete after they added a fuel gauge. Maybe a nice pair of vice grip ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Okie Adam

Replies: 21
Views: 621

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: add fuel shut-off inline?


I am privy of how a reserve tap works. A bus reserve tap is a NLA part. You have to find/buy and rebuild an original or modify the beetle version that is available to work in a bus which is backwa ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Okie Adam

Replies: 21
Views: 621

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: add fuel shut-off inline?
The reserve is for when you run out of gas. He is asking about a valve to shut off fuel so it doesn't shower you when changing the fuel filter or removing the motor.

I know what he was asking and I ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Okie Adam

Replies: 21
Views: 621

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:10 am   Subject: Re: add fuel shut-off inline?
The reserve is for when you run out of gas. He is asking about a valve to shut off fuel so it doesn't shower you when changing the fuel filter or removing the motor.

you are correct! you have any p ...
 
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