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  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Yesterday 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
My obsession is growing for this camper bus and I canít stop thinking about it. After the kids went to bed I hit the shop to just take a few more things apart. It wasnít long and I was filthy, so at t ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Yesterday 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
This is my number one thread.

Iím sure your already aware of it but have you lost a day inside LTís thread in the oval section? Plenty of useful preservation perversion there!

Seriously if you ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:43 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I have heard of a hillbilly parts cleaner which is basically a bucket filled with diesel. Stinky but damn cheap

you get the idea

http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy66/PCO6/PartsSoaker-4.jpg
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  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:42 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Great project.
I would like to make a suggestion.
Pick yourself up two things. First, a vibratory parts cleaner and some ceramic media. Run it with Simple Green or Purple Power. Let a machine clea ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I was off hiking yesterday and of coarse mentally processing the bus and it dawned on me that draining the transaxle wasn't on my short list for removal. Figured that would be nice to get out while th ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:14 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Great thread! Brings back memories of clearing out my old Kombi. I love that you got it in as found state. Also brings back some bad memories of how the guy who found my bus removed a lot of original ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
get yourself a nice 1/2" impact gun and use that on 90% of those fasteners! zip zip and they're done. I can't remember the last time I broke large hardware and I've taken apart over ten buses in ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Judging by the caked up oil in the pics a few replies back, this bus was well oiled! The PO must have not let the leaks get ahead of him!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2086340.jpg

Con ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Keep up the good work! Freeing stuck fasteners that haven't moved for decades takes up a good amount of time.

That seat turned out perfect!!

Thanks oakman, I'm getting more experience points w ...
  Topic: Crushed.
WildIdea

Replies: 82
Views: 5291

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:31 am   Subject: Re: Crushed.
Whoa! This hurts to see. Happy to hear your ok physically, I would be an emotional wreck. Hang tough!
  Topic: 1965 westfalia so-35 flipseat
WildIdea

Replies: 425
Views: 45509

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1965 westfalia so-35 flipseat
Slowly reading this thread and only on early pages! Still noticed the reversal of the cut well. Very nice!
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Today ended up offering up some valuable garage time to see about pulling the engine on the '60 camper. A lot of the morning was taken up just clearing out the back of the work space, like epically fa ...
  Topic: Esterís Resurrection Ė My 1966 Panel Van Project
WildIdea

Replies: 20
Views: 702

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:49 pm   Subject: Re: Esterís Resurrection Ė My 1966 Panel Van Project
Welcome aboard! Great read on my work break. Pretty awesome you hung onto it all these years. Thanks for sharing.

Iíd say your actually in pretty good shape rust wise, canít wait to see where you ...
  Topic: 11th annual Family Road Trip!
WildIdea

Replies: 30
Views: 640

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: 11th annual Family Road Trip!
Awesome! Thatís one heck of a streak. Thanks for the updates.
  Topic: intermittent no spark after getting hot, any clue?
WildIdea

Replies: 29
Views: 344

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:42 am   Subject: Re: intermittent no spark after getting hot, any clue?
For me, it was the ignition wiring. I put on a double alligator clip on my battery to my coil and the intermittent stuttering problem went away. Took it off and back again. That at least showed me wha ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
We had some success with the front bench yesterday. I had set up the project all last week and was poised to jump on it with my wife and hopefully punch out the project together.

I'm not sure why ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Pretty sure it's ok to link you to the original parts site if you aren't already familiar with it. http://oacdp.org/5867part.html

Yes! Thank you for the link I wasn't familiar with the site. This i ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Slow to the thread... but just caught up with 6 pages of awesomeness! What a fabulous find- I cannot get over how intact this one is... a real time capsule.
Lots of opinions out there.. here's mine. ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:40 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Headlight glass:
E1 is correct up to '63
SB 19 20 21 is later.

So you could steal them off your '65 if you want since they are wrong for a '65.

Awesome! Thanks for the verification Everett. No ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

Replies: 141
Views: 5211

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Thanks for the cavity wax tips people. One of the things I appreciate about hanging out here is learning about what products behave the best on specific applications. It seems every time I turn my hea ...
 
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