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  Topic: GoWesty Sliding Window Screen - anyone have them?
blakeck2

Replies: 18
Views: 5310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: install issue with screws...
I know this is an ancient thread, but I just got one of these and can't get the screws to loosen to install. It looks like the paint has them frozen, and I'm starting to strip them! Shocked Anyone h ...
  Topic: Official High-roof Thread
blakeck2

Replies: 476
Views: 201632

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Adventurewagen Swing-out Windows
Do any of you Adventurewagen owners (or anyone else) know who the manufacturer was on those lovely swing-out windows used in the Adventurewagen tops?
Wonder if they are still available.

Sam Batema ...
  Topic: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos
blakeck2

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:18 pm   Subject: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos
so far we have me, Texxxxx, Mario, Blake and David K coming to Los Burros Saturday August 27, 12 noon.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Others are welcome, including 2wd vans if weather is dry ...
  Topic: Will a 5.43 R/P fit in a 2wd 4spd transaxle...
blakeck2

Replies: 10
Views: 1422

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:28 pm   Subject: Will a 5.43 R/P fit in a 2wd 4spd transaxle...
Yup, stronger

I thought there is more teeth on the 5:43 which would indicate them being smaller thus weaker. I could be wrong though Confused
  Topic: "What did you do with your Thing today"?
blakeck2

Replies: 1672
Views: 339977

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:45 pm   Subject: "What did you do with your Thing today"?
Made and installed some custom Rubbertite floor mats Twisted Evil

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/blakeckw/IMG_20110625_163544.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/blakeckw/IMG_201 ...
  Topic: My new 1971 Safari
blakeck2

Replies: 35
Views: 4450

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:28 pm   Subject: My new 1971 Safari
My girlfriend thing has the same style top, dont think its VW but looks almost identical but lacks the side supports and rear also its much thinner.
  Topic: Would you trade your Thing for...
blakeck2

Replies: 27
Views: 3352

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:48 pm   Subject: Would you trade your Thing for...
My daily driver is a decked out Syncro; I always ask my girlfriend to drive the Thing Laughing
  Topic: 2001 Eurovan MV - how to remove sliding door panel?
blakeck2

Replies: 1
Views: 1225

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:58 pm   Subject: 2001 Eurovan MV - how to remove sliding door panel?
Remove all screws and pop it upwards, the real trick is putting it back on Shocked
  Topic: Any reason not to build a WBX bigger than 2.2?
blakeck2

Replies: 30
Views: 4091

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:04 pm   Subject: Any reason not to build a WBX bigger than 2.2?
I recently bought a camper with a 2.3 GoWesty motor. Runs pretty good on regular unleaded.

If I were you I would stop using regular and use the premium like suggested on the website Shocked
  Topic: Empi Thing Exhaust
blakeck2

Replies: 42
Views: 11260

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:51 am   Subject: Empi Thing Exhaust
I am on my second EMPI Thing exhaust, first one I ripped out of the block while offroading it so I wouldnt say the departure is that great with ground clearance. It is loud but not too bad.
  Topic: fabric curtain vs gowesty's sun shade?
blakeck2

Replies: 10
Views: 4401

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:17 pm   Subject: fabric curtain vs gowesty's sun shade?
I recently just added a front one, love it! Gonna replace all my curtains with various sizes of the Sunshade, I like how they collapse and can be fully removable.
  Topic: Anyone have more pics of this bumper?
blakeck2

Replies: 14
Views: 2464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:58 pm   Subject: Anyone have more pics of this bumper?
That van belongs to Randal (I think). ne of the GoWesty guys.

That is correct Seth, He made that bumper and its some heavy duty shit,I swear the hing pin for the swing away weighs at least 15 poun ...
  Topic: SyncroFest, Hollister Hills SVRA
blakeck2

Replies: 2
Views: 801

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:39 pm   Subject: SyncroFest, Hollister Hills SVRA
I attending this years new event and towed the girlfriends Thing to mob it around all weekend. Thought I would share some photos Very Happy

The girlfriend and I enjoyed driving it much more than my Syncr ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
blakeck2

Replies: 1251
Views: 641310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:19 pm   Subject: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
Leaving SyncroFest and towing the Thing

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/blakeckw/thingtow.jpg
  Topic: SyncroFest - April 21st - 24th, 2011
blakeck2

Replies: 228
Views: 42394

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:10 pm   Subject: SyncroFest - April 21st - 24th, 2011
How does one pay, especially if my party count has changed? Confused
  Topic: 16'' Syncro Fender Flare Questions?
blakeck2

Replies: 122
Views: 38848

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:23 pm   Subject: 16'' Syncro Fender Flare Questions?
Fresh in from VC. I just got set of Syncro 16 flares.


how much? Confused
  Topic: Do you have stock axles and stock CV's, or upgrades
blakeck2

Replies: 15
Views: 1970

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:01 pm   Subject: Do you have stock axles and stock CV's, or upgrades
From what I have seen I'm not so sure I buy into the argument stronger cv's and axles will increase the chances of internal transmission breakage.
.

Ive seen it and fixed it, Ring gear had 10 shea ...
  Topic: Fuse issues with SA grille & headlight relay?
blakeck2

Replies: 3
Views: 904

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:19 pm   Subject: Fuse issues with SA grille & headlight relay?
Did you change the Fuses to 20amp? Did you add an extra ground to the light harnesses? If both have been done, Its the bulbs themselves causing the excessive draw, Ive ran into the problem a couple ti ...
  Topic: Water leak under the dash
blakeck2

Replies: 29
Views: 4477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:37 pm   Subject: Water leak under the dash
OK. I bought a new seal and the winshield installation tool from van cafe but the bentley manual doesnt have any instructions on it. I was hoping the Bentley manual would have said something or the ...
  Topic: How difficult is it to remove side and hatch windows?
blakeck2

Replies: 3
Views: 631

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:45 am   Subject: How difficult is it to remove side and hatch windows?
Eurovan windows are usually glued in, may need help from a glass shop with the removal and reinstall.
 
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