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  Topic: Help Me Identify This Beauty Ring
blue72beetle

Replies: 21
Views: 510

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: Help Me Identify This Beauty Ring
Unpopular opinion: take the beauty rings off and allow your drum brakes to breathe.

If you are unhappy with the handling of your bus during braking events, cornering episodes, or evasive maneuvers ...
  Topic: 1970 Door Panels
blue72beetle

Replies: 9
Views: 385

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Door Panels
Good deal, unfortunately they don't ship to the US.
  Topic: 1970 Door Panels
blue72beetle

Replies: 9
Views: 385

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Door Panels
Looks like the lines are heat pressed then.
TMI's panels look close, but don't have the chrome strip. That's probably the closest without finding a nice OEM set.
https://www.tmiproducts.com/volkswag ...
  Topic: Example of Overpriced Ghias & Ghia Parts
blue72beetle

Replies: 1219
Views: 205200

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Example of Overpriced Ghias & Ghia Parts
Why in the earth would you replace a shitty front clip with another shitty front clip?
This car needs all sorts of metal love, way overpriced.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id ...
  Topic: 1970 Door Panels
blue72beetle

Replies: 9
Views: 385

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: 1970 Door Panels
Can someone post a picture of what a stock 1970 door panel is supposed to look like? I searched the gallery and couldn't find anything, only older models.

The panels on my Ghia have lines 'stitched ...
  Topic: 2019 - Year In Review Stats
blue72beetle

Replies: 20
Views: 1016

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: 2019 - Year In Review Stats
Did you purposefully line the belt line up with the horizon? Cause that looks cool.
  Topic: Westfalia co. doesnt acknowledge their past?
blue72beetle

Replies: 16
Views: 712

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Westfalia co. doesnt acknowledge their past?
Sportsmobile buses were converted just down the road from here in the next town over. They're still in business. I keep meaning to stop by someday (even though I don't own a Sportsmobile), but I get t ...
  Topic: Antonio Trejo Parts VW In Mexico City - [email protected]
blue72beetle

Replies: 159
Views: 56352

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Antonio Trejo Parts VW In Mexico City - [email protected]
Antonio went out of his way to find me a part he normally doesn't carry. He even rejected a bad quality part and wasn't happy until he found a good one.
Great service and super fast shipping as usual ...
  Topic: Ignition switch crapped out? But it was so young!
blue72beetle

Replies: 48
Views: 1048

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:20 pm   Subject: Re: Ignition switch crapped out? But it was so young!
All the purists here hate "hot start" relays, but with the lousy quality of ignition switches on the market these days, it's almost a necessity.
I went through 3 or 4 ignition switches on ...
  Topic: Bay Window Merchandise, Gift ideas
blue72beetle

Replies: 152
Views: 11880

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Bay Window Merchandise, Gift ideas
A guy has been making the rounds at the So. Cal. Swaps and Shows with these T-shirts. Pretty Cool, I bought one of each. website is in pic. I'll edit when I can see it better. Cool


https://www.t ...
  Topic: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years
blue72beetle

Replies: 2168
Views: 299392

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:19 am   Subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1888968.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1888967.jpg

Check the green color vacuum plastic hose, usually there is a small vacuum leak on the conne ...
  Topic: VolkzBitz - [email protected]
blue72beetle

Replies: 275
Views: 52624

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: VolkzBitz - [email protected]
Tim doesn't just restore carbs, he creates works of ART! I can't wait to get this installed.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1827026.jpg
  Topic: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
blue72beetle

Replies: 136
Views: 4300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
Where do new cases come from now?
  Topic: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
blue72beetle

Replies: 136
Views: 4300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...


The new VW cases and new Shadek pumps line up fine.



My 'new' (circa 2003) Brazilian AS41 case requires porting on one hole with a new Schadek pump. Colin saw it too.
  Topic: 1968 VW BUS Carburetor Rebuild gone wrong?
blue72beetle

Replies: 14
Views: 584

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1968 VW BUS Carburetor Rebuild gone wrong?
Those Phoenix Vans look like something out of Total Recall. Are they hot? They look like they'd be hot in the summer.
  Topic: Thought yall might like to see my 1971 VW Riviera Camper
blue72beetle

Replies: 7
Views: 2610

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:00 am   Subject: Re: Thought yall might like to see my 1971 VW Riviera Camper
5 year old thread.
Wonder if that SCAT engine is still going....
  Topic: What year is my Bus?
blue72beetle

Replies: 21
Views: 792

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:06 pm   Subject: Re: What year is my Bus?
Yes, the E means it was built at Emden.
  Topic: no planning necessary
blue72beetle

Replies: 40
Views: 1624

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: no planning necessary
https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-jSt3BTB/0/f4c51ab9/O/2bjt6h.jpg
  Topic: Matching Numbers ?
blue72beetle

Replies: 33
Views: 808

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Matching Numbers ?
I seriously question the accuracy of the engine numbers on this Ghia Chart.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/chassisdatingkg.php

Engine numbers should closely follow the Beetle producti ...
  Topic: New Ghia owner in Indiana
blue72beetle

Replies: 24
Views: 2068

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: New Ghia owner in Indiana

I love the pics of your Ghia and the historical landmarks, would you mind posting them in my thread?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=687031

Done!
 
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