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  Topic: '70 Westy - garage queen no more
andrewtf

Replies: 11
Views: 321

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:50 am   Subject: Re: '70 Westy - garage queen no more
I see Robbie has been by your way....


I saw that as well.

Coulda been Colin, but I agree with you.
I see Robbies cockeyed influence all over that.
  Topic: Another poor sap with Bus fever
andrewtf

Replies: 976
Views: 56834

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:01 am   Subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever
Kent,
My 2 cents (will be trumped by someone else's nickle though).

Keep the Heat exchangers and the connecting risers with a flapper. Use the type of flapper that can connect the dump tubes to. ...
  Topic: 1974 Westfalia Campmobile Dealer Paper Model
andrewtf

Replies: 35
Views: 1207

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: 1974 Westfalia Campmobile Dealer Paper Model
Excellent work Jason.
Thanks for sharing .

I'm gonna go for one of these when possible.....
I'll have to modify it for a Big Emma - Riviera look.

Not that I need another activity for the winte ...
  Topic: Riviera Tent Replacement
andrewtf

Replies: 3
Views: 176

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:16 am   Subject: Re: Riviera Tent Replacement
Anyone know if theres a replacement tent for this type of Riviera. .
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1989527.jpg

We had the new canvas for Big Emma custom made.
We sent the old canvas for ...
  Topic: 1970 Bus Father/Daughter Restore Project
andrewtf

Replies: 41
Views: 2216

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:57 am   Subject: Re: 1970 Bus Father/Daughter Restore Project
Congratulations.

You are setting of on an adventure you will never (ok..... almost never....) regret.

However, please be prepared to end up with something like this:

https://www.thesamba.com/ ...
  Topic: non-vinyl Riviera canvas?
andrewtf

Replies: 18
Views: 1208

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: non-vinyl Riviera canvas?
Country Home Campers did it.
I got grey canvas with an added front window/screen.
The typical pop top canvas only comes with the two long side windows/screens.

Fit great,
  Topic: Y pipe Solution?
andrewtf

Replies: 3
Views: 177

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: Y pipe Solution?
I had the same problem.
look here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=722710&highlight=


I ended up cutting the pipes where they flatten to an oval to fit over the torsion tub ...
  Topic: saving Henry 77 westy barn find
andrewtf

Replies: 25
Views: 932

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:58 am   Subject: Re: saving Henry 77 westy barn find
For those in the area that are unaware, Jerry Jam in Bath, NH is set for July 17-19. Free entry for the weekend for bus “pilots”. Last year had about 120 busses on the farm.

Well ..... My sister ...
  Topic: saving Henry 77 westy barn find
andrewtf

Replies: 25
Views: 932

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: saving Henry 77 westy barn find
So - What is it with all these buses coming to life in New Hampshire?
It seems like every other thread is coming from Live Free or Die.
Did I miss a mass bus migration?

Makes me wonder why I le ...
  Topic: 78' Pedestal Seat Mats
andrewtf

Replies: 5
Views: 385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:53 am   Subject: Re: 78' Pedestal Seat Mats
I have them and found no real issues in installing them.. except... there is a lot of surface area to adhere.

I cut out the bulkhead and installed a swivel seat, so I had to modify the mat a littl ...
  Topic: Cutting bulkhead for swivels
andrewtf

Replies: 3
Views: 216

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:43 am   Subject: Re: Cutting bulkhead for swivels
I know several other people who have cut the bulkhead for a swivel seat, but here is what mine looks like:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1845826.jpg
  Topic: any Bay Owner speak fluent German?
andrewtf

Replies: 62
Views: 2300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:00 pm   Subject: Re: any Bay Owner speak fluent German?
PM Emma or Sven
They certainly will help you.

Pm sent to you as well
  Topic: Atlanta area 72 Westy Paint/Body Repair saga....advice?
andrewtf

Replies: 84
Views: 3576

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Atlanta area 72 Westy Paint/Body Repair saga....advice?
It might be a few months before I start to feel sorry for you. (sorry - that was snarky)

from my thread:
Last Thursday.... after a mere 632 days (not an exaggeration or a typo) at the shop it look ...
  Topic: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
andrewtf

Replies: 517
Views: 31911

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
Ohhh Sure.... He throws Big Emma in with the *fucking bull shitters*

You can see Big Emma putter along behind them, sucking in their ass gas at about 1:20 in.

Oh well..... we take it all in I su ...
  Topic: Gas pedal rebuild- questions
andrewtf

Replies: 22
Views: 726

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Gas pedal rebuild- questions
I'll third the Butty's Bits accelerator linkage endorsement.
It is smooth and effortless.

I do have an added benefit of driving a bus with this mod (Murphy) and driving a bus without it (Big Emma) ...
  Topic: Are AGM Batteries an improvement over typical lead acid battery?
andrewtf

Replies: 32
Views: 1155

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:20 am   Subject: Re: Are AGM Batteries an improvement over typical lead acid battery?
Abscate wrote:
I think flooded batteries in Big Emma would be a bad idea



ImAdicted wrote:
I think it is already too late for that...

No place else can make me laugh and cry at th ...
  Topic: Are AGM Batteries an improvement over typical lead acid battery?
andrewtf

Replies: 32
Views: 1155

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 pm   Subject: Re: Are AGM Batteries an improvement over typical lead acid battery?
We have them as our auxiliary batteries in both Big Emma and Murphy.

One reason is that we could get larger batteries (physical size) because AGM batteries can be stored on their side. This mak ...
  Topic: First bus purchase: From North Dakota to Florida
andrewtf

Replies: 69
Views: 3744

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: First bus purchase: From North Dakota to Florida
If you wanna alter your route a bit and swing thru Illinois........
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
andrewtf

Replies: 8687
Views: 641272

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:43 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
We have recently done two of these and I can say the previous mention of the bracket for the back being too far up on the back board is correct. For ours the bracket and wood were nearly flush at the ...
  Topic: Where to?
andrewtf

Replies: 3
Views: 276

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Where to?
Coming off of that side should be a heater vent hose (2-3/8" i.d. - if I recall) that goes thru the opening in the frame and extends 16" or so and then makes about a 90* bend to attach to th ...
 
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