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  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
bitmouse

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:23 pm   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
Thanks for all the advice.

2 questions, how does a vanistan compare to a gowesty engine?

and what would be a good price to sell a body in good condition, with most if not all of the original stu ...
  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
bitmouse

Replies: 28
Views: 2714

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:18 am   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
any idea on where to find a good used 2.1 and trany?
  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
bitmouse

Replies: 28
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:37 am   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
I do have some friends recommending that I just sell it. Current offers have been around $2000.

Paint faded, body in very good shape for age. a couple smallish cosmetic dents. and many if not all o ...
  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
bitmouse

Replies: 28
Views: 2714

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:35 am   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
Thanks for the speedy replies.

Tranny is popping out of gears, and sticks in odd ways when trying to switch.

Mechanic said that it was most likely shot, but not entirely sure. I was working with ...
  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
bitmouse

Replies: 28
Views: 2714

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:40 am   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
My mechanic quoted me at around $7000 to put in a rebuilt standard vanagon wasserboxer and rebuilt tranny.

My hope is to do it for less or around that much and either do a Subaru swap or with one o ...
  Topic: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
bitmouse

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:59 am   Subject: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
Have been having really good experiences with Larry.

The bad news is that I completely need to replace my engine and my tranny.

Basically looking to sell the body at this point... or pay what I ...
  Topic: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
bitmouse

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:05 am   Subject: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
awesome, i was thinking about going with them, haven't heard any bad about em.

Any words of wisdom for a new '85 owner, anyone???
  Topic: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
bitmouse

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:04 am   Subject: Looking for Mechanic in Colorado
Looking for a good mechanic to do some work on my '85.

Anywhere in the frontrange would be great, currently I am in Castle Rock, but the car is in Westminster.

Popped a gasket coming over the ro ...
  Topic: San Francisco Painter
bitmouse

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:49 am   Subject: San Francisco Painter
Looking to get my westy painted, any recommendations? I would definitely want to get it primed with por-15.

Anybody know somebody in the bay area?
  Topic: Generic Weatherstripping?
bitmouse

Replies: 4
Views: 1210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:01 pm   Subject: Generic Weatherstripping?
Thanks for the post

The parts I am looking at at the moment are, Chromed Front Driver/Passenger Side Window, and the sliding glass windows on the side.

Anybody know any good fixes for these?

...
  Topic: Generic Weatherstripping?
bitmouse

Replies: 4
Views: 1210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:00 pm   Subject: Generic Weatherstripping?
Anything I can use on any part of the car?
  Topic: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
bitmouse

Replies: 13
Views: 2368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:39 pm   Subject: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
I could always do the work on the other side of the island where it is drier, rent space over there, in hawaii there are parts of the island that are desert.
  Topic: Sound Deadening and Insulation
bitmouse

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:38 pm   Subject: Sound Deadening and Insulation
Any favorite materials?

I am going to stay away from fiberglass, in favor of something less caustic.
  Topic: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
bitmouse

Replies: 13
Views: 2368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:51 pm   Subject: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
you guys have just made my day. Problem, rainiest city in the United States, "Hilo," no garage. Going to try to setup a tarp situation... But maybe I should just pay, or rent space to do the ...
  Topic: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
bitmouse

Replies: 13
Views: 2368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:27 pm   Subject: Rust and Painting, opinions/experience needed
There are quite a few rust spots on the westy I just bought.

My plan is to grind to metal and treat/paint on the spots with rust. Some of these spots include seams. I am in Hawaii, on the big islan ...
  Topic: Vanagon Antenna Nut
bitmouse

Replies: 4
Views: 905

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:02 pm   Subject: Vanagon Antenna Nut
Ahwahnee
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That's what I did (just got a new one) but Dang! I threw out the old one last trash day. Had saved it for a couple of weeks but then wondered wh ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon Sliding Door Repair
bitmouse

Replies: 3
Views: 1433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:59 pm   Subject: 1980 Vanagon Sliding Door Repair
it is completely coming off, we lay it on the ground, when we really want to work on the car.

I haven't sprung for bentley's yet, anybody know where I can grab one for a deal?
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon Sliding Door Repair
bitmouse

Replies: 3
Views: 1433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:49 pm   Subject: 1980 Vanagon Sliding Door Repair
I was wondering if anybody had pictures or knew where to find them, of working vanagon sliding door parts.

Currently I am in the process of repairing my sliding door, which likes to come all the w ...
  Topic: Westy interior electrical diagram with solar panels
bitmouse

Replies: 15
Views: 6520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:47 pm   Subject: Westy interior electrical diagram with solar panels
thank you
  Topic: Vanagon Antenna Nut
bitmouse

Replies: 4
Views: 905

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:44 pm   Subject: Vanagon Antenna Nut
Is there anywhere you can buy just the nut for a vanagon antenna? or do I need a whole new antenna?
 
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