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  Topic: Assembly line/ Factory Bus pics?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Yesterday 8:23 am   Subject: Re: Assembly line/ Factory Bus pics?
here's some parts at the side

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2219685.jpg


Some precision engineering going on there with the bed slat installation. Each fixing lined up with micrometer ...
  Topic: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:21 pm   Subject: Re: Official good deal on Buses or parts topic
singlecabs and panelvans will always be the least valuable buses because they are the least people friendly regular production buses out there

Sounds like a good reason for them to be *more* valuab ...
  Topic: Front door adjustment - BF hammertime to the hinge?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:22 pm   Subject: Re: Front door adjustment - BF hammertime to the hinge?
"Personally, I learned by practicing on other people's buses."

Lind, I like this thinking but seeing what your doing it on would make my nuts shrink into my stomach. Laughing Laughing :lol ...
  Topic: Check out these mirrors.
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Check out these mirrors.
Kind of low on the door though ? Confused

That's so you can hit kids with them as you drive past, not just their parents.
  Topic: Jims 1954
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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Jims 1954
well, excuse my ignorance, but i dont know nothing about what the different gates look like. i noticed a smooth gate single cab sold on here recently...people were excited. ive read that bay window ga ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:43 am   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
On a Big Nut rear drums when you pull the drums off if you place a 4" X 1 1/4" pipe nipple (plastic or steel) onto the spline and snug the axle nut down there won't be gear oil weep. I forgo ...
  Topic: What out of the ordinary cars did you see today
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: What out of the ordinary cars did you see today
A sweet Lada at the Cars and Coffee last weekend.

I have always been intrigues by these. Anyone here ever owned or driven one?
Have not driven one but if you get the chance to travel to Cuba you w ...
  Topic: Turn signal/emergency flasher wiring issue
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Turn signal/emergency flasher wiring issue
Can you add those to your wiring diagram?

Amended diagram below. The components that I used are...

8 x 50V 3A diodes (anything 12V and over and at least 3A should do) e.g. 1N5400. These isolate ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Being vague and let the unknowing assume it's an original.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2496359
Buyer beware!
I'd be hella pissed if I were Hella.
The lens may be an origi ...
  Topic: Turn signal/emergency flasher wiring issue
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Turn signal/emergency flasher wiring issue

It works!


Well it seems that I spoke too soon (sort of). The switch circuit above works fine BUT if I operate the turn signal switch while the hazards are on, it pops the fuse.

After some di ...
  Topic: Cool vintage photos...
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: Cool vintage photos...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2215309.jpg

That's one hell of a car park
  Topic: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
Saw this on the Hayburner Facebook page.

Not a traditional celebrity, but known in the VW world...

Arnold Odermatt the Swiss Policeman/Photographer and author of Karambolage has passed away at ...
  Topic: I am on a mission for my mom
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:04 am   Subject: Re: I am on a mission for my mom
By 'won't idle' do you mean that it stalls and dies outright, or that it limps along, idles crap and eventually putters to a stop?

My thoughts...

If it dies immediately, but runs if you keep pum ...
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2213540.jpg

I think that's been photoshopped (badly) Confused
  Topic: Split bus as prop in marketing and advertising
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: Split bus as prop in marketing and advertising
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2211348.jpg

Valletta today. Didn't buy it. Should I? Laughing
  Topic: Rear Shifter Coupler
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:54 am   Subject: Re: Rear Shifter Coupler


When it came apart...

That's the weakness with those couplers. If the bond between the rubber and metal parts isn't good, or gets contaminated (oil and rubber don't play well), the two halves s ...
  Topic: Cool vintage photos...
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: Cool vintage photos...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2209929.jpg

Nice gloves. Livestock veterinarian or mass murderer?
  Topic: Clutch in or out?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:32 am   Subject: Re: Clutch in or out?
I was taught to start the car with the clutch pedal depressed when I learned to drive 30+ years ago. It was just considered part of 'road craft' along with things like down-shifting before going in to ...
  Topic: VW Bus air cleaners
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Re: VW Bus air cleaners


Not enough room for that.



How so? I'm using a 1500 air cleaner on the metal elbow. Mine is on a 1600 dual-port engine. It all fits, even though the 1600 fan shroud has the fresh air outlets ...
  Topic: Clutch in or out?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:57 am   Subject: Re: Clutch in or out?
one could make a case for starting the bus in neutral and with the foot on the clutch when it is very cold.

when you let your clutch out it will turn the transmission, even if it is in neutral.
w ...
 
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