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  Topic: Where to put gauges?
bigmau

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Where to put gauges?
I run these from shorty's. I met the dude Aaron at a show and he makes cool trinkets for vw's.
https://shortysvw.com/products/split-window-bus-gauge-panel-2-guage
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  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Long Panel Install. Used a shrinker to re-flange the rotten pillars.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2212725.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2212727.jpg
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  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Photo dump. Getting busy with a 110v miller flux core. It is better than my harbor freight flux core, but not nearly as good as the Lincoln 220V with gas.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/22 ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:10 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Thanks Karl H. Greetings from San Diego. Some more progress pics. Before the bulkhead goes in, I need to plug some hippy holes in the pedestal. These particular welds were done with a buddy's Mill ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:46 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
I painted the insides of the cargo rocker and stiffener before spot welding them together. A little protection because once they go together can't get in there.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/p ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Hey Barry, life is good. Can't let a little coronavirus get you down. I'll cruise by the pad as soon as I have a runner.

There were some strange hippy stash holes in the center pedestal. I plugg ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:47 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
The bus had been sagging on the passenger side way before I cut it apart, so I did some jacking, clamping, pillar pulling and squeezing to get it into position prior to final frame welding. I'm prett ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
I agree with you guys about the structural welding. Part of the deal with me tearing this thing apart was that my co worker is a pretty accomplished hot rod fabricator type dude. So he did all of th ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:15 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Before I cut out the cargo rocker, I wanted to brace the cargo door opening. I attempted to weld a brace between the pillars, but it kind of failed in every way. I couldn't close the doors with out ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
I keep demo'ing the bulkhead. I got a nice fat klassicfab section and I'm going to use it. I drilled out the spot welds to the pedestal and make angle grinder cuts. Getting after it pretty good.
h ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Right on vw 60. So I do some samba research and start demo. I kind of ground a sharp section into an air chisel tip. I would have that thing munch between the crossmembers and then use a pry tip to ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Right on mr. white. I like a rough, fabricated-on, look. I may go dove blue touch ups eventually, but I'm going to do the metalwork first and then decide. Probably just clearcoat or OG.

Since I' ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
Frame rust was pretty bad. I'm sure there is worse out there, but like I said, I could feel the bus flexing. The roof raingutter line was nice and straight though, probably held together by the HWE ...
  Topic: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
bigmau

Replies: 22
Views: 2090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:21 pm   Subject: 1960 Dove Blue Rust Repair
I wanted to start a thread on my bus for myself and also if anyone is considering similar repairs. I consistently check thesamba to research something before I dive in (burlyhammer for president!). ...
  Topic: 1964 21 window metal replacement
bigmau

Replies: 33
Views: 2081

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1964 21 window metal replacement
Do the very bottoms of long side pillars (and pillars in general) not attach to the inner rocker? So the floor and outer rocker lock it in place?

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  Topic: euro tuck muffler.
bigmau

Replies: 4
Views: 1166

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:43 pm   Subject: euro tuck muffler.
Anyone got a pic of the euro tuck installed in a split bus with bumper? It seems like you could bend the tips downward so they weren't shooting straight into the bumper.
  Topic: juicing up a set of webber 40's
bigmau

Replies: 18
Views: 2896

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:04 pm   Subject: juicing up a set of webber 40's
How did that motor turn out? I got a scat 2276 engine kit, steve tims stage 2 heads and a set of IDF 40's. I'm curious if you need more carb.
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
bigmau

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:15 pm   Subject: What did you do for your Bus today?
took off some 14" fuchs with 185/60's and stuffed 205/75R14's on stockers in the rear. lowered bus owners feel my pain. bottlejack the axle down against the body, deflate the tire and stuff tha ...
  Topic: Cutting the Baffles from a Stock Muffler
bigmau

Replies: 52
Views: 13904

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:54 pm   Subject: Cutting the Baffles from a Stock Muffler
Did you take any pictures?

I remember seeing a photo from the gallery of a cutaway stock muffler showing the guts. I can't find it by searching the gallery or the forums. Does anyone know of a pi ...
  Topic: Ghia discs/spindles on 67 SC
bigmau

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 2:51 am   Subject: Ghia discs/spindles on 67 SC
would type 1, ball joint trailing arms fit into a bus beam? that seems like a way you could get ghia spindles in there, if the torsion spacing was similar.
 
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