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  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
QUICK UPDATE:
Progress on recovering headliner pieces slowly turned into recovering some side panels as well. I figured this would be a great time to give these panels a fresh recover while the cabin ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Long overdue project was to finish making some front floor mats.


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  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:37 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Yup on the hidden space! I know a guy who cut that piece out, installed a hinge, and used it for hidden space. I'll see him at the end of the month and post pictures of it if you want.

That would b ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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Views: 2752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Been a while since the threads last update, so I thought I would keep this thing relevant with whats going on with Steely and other Vanagon related things.

First off, Stanley got a new friend to r ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
A couple weeks ago my family was going through some old pictures and found some awesome pictures of my great-grandfathers 1947 Willys Jeep. We still have this jeep today and run it regularly, but it i ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
, the person who did it, admitted what they had done and gave me the appropriate amount of money to order a new grille and emblem from GoWesty.

What did they admit to doing? Was there a reason or w ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Tragedy Strikes
Now that Steely was back in my possession I got to take him to school with me. While everything was fine and dandy with Steely, someone got a little excited one night and decided tha ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:07 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
After having a new head put on Steely ran great! His power was back to what we suspect what it was like when new and we were able to drive anywhere we pleased. On another note I also want to add that ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
After driving Steely around as a daily driver for the better part of a month the engine began to stop running entirely. The result of this was simply an intake valve being stuck open(sounds simple now ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
I also don't think any wax is enough here. The 'cleaner" part is a simple petroleum additive to remove bugs, grime, and other impurities, not oxidation of any consequence.

Our first van looked ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
did it run when you picked it up? lets see some air cooled awesomeness!

i wish i was 18 again.

Van wasn't running when I found it. Sat for 18 years, but after nine days of troubleshooting with ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely
(moved gas tank install to separate post to keep it all in correct timeline)

On another note, my grandfather did an excellent job at getting some white paint from the side of the van...slowly becom ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely
Here is a picture of the night we got the rims all mounted up.

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  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Build Thread: Steely
More bath! And try a cleaner-wax to cut below the oxidation. What a suprise it would be if the original gloss comes and you have a shiny van with original paint?

How many miles?
After a strong ba ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Steely

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:52 am   Subject: Build Thread: Steely a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia
Finally getting around to uploading some content on my 1982 Vanagon Westfalia named Steely. I acquired Steely on January 13th of 2018, exactly a year ago today.
(Sorry for the constant editing that ...
 
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