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  Topic: Split screen dash
busmania

Replies: 5
Views: 369

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Split screen dash
I donít get the WHY?

Iím a split bus owner and a bay owner and I own a (GASP) lowered bay and Iím all about mods to improve things. But again, why? A split dash in a bay would look terrible. A step ...
  Topic: Value of a panel van vs a camper?
busmania

Replies: 15
Views: 363

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Value of a panel van vs a camper?
Here's how I price baywindows.

Campers (most expensive) > Everything in between > Panels (least expensive)

I'm sure there's some personal bias in there. Very Happy
  Topic: Deluxe Bus roof color
busmania

Replies: 29
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Deluxe Bus roof color
Well, this thread finally got me motivated to decode my m plate. Sure enough, not two tone! So is this rare? I feel like I see more solid Sierra yellow deluxe a than two tones?


https://www.thesam ...
  Topic: Deluxe Bus roof color
busmania

Replies: 29
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:00 am   Subject: Re: Deluxe Bus roof color
So wait, are you telling me I have a unicorn? What M code am I looking for?

The white on the roof in this photo is snow. Iím 99.9% sure this bus was not painted (except for rear quarter and corner ...
  Topic: Deluxe Bus roof color
busmania

Replies: 29
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Deluxe Bus roof color
unless it was some odd special order or a kombi, a deluxe up to 71 had the roof painted white that ended in the rain gutters.

from 71 onward the top was white to the beltline

I guess itís final ...
  Topic: Deluxe Bus roof color
busmania

Replies: 29
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Deluxe Bus roof color
Iím curious too. 99% sure my 71 deluxe was mostly original paint before I painted it and the roof was the same color as the body (Sierra yellow).
  Topic: Another thread for the *best* replacement panels..was rear ended
busmania

Replies: 46
Views: 1630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:02 pm   Subject: Re: Another thread for the *best* replacement panels..was rear ended
I did this repair on my 71. I could not find a ďnewĒ corner (maybe only available in Europe if I remember correctly) so I cut one off a donor. I just did beltline down though and also had to do the wh ...
  Topic: Sprayed my bumpers with Rustoleum
busmania

Replies: 13
Views: 391

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: Sprayed my bumpers with Rustoleum
Hey Fozzy,
Did you buy new step pads (rubber pads) ?
Iím just curious as too which vendors have good fitting ones.
Your bumpers look great !

Thanks, Chris

Yes, I bought them from Wolfsburg ...
  Topic: Occasional second gear grind
busmania

Replies: 11
Views: 234

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: Re: Occasional second gear grind
Note what I said above:

"Haven't had much luck swapping to other oils once a stinky GL-5 has been in the box."

The stinky old fashion GL-5 seems to damage the coating on the synchroni ...
  Topic: Occasional second gear grind
busmania

Replies: 11
Views: 234

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: Occasional second gear grind
Interesting. I rebuilt most of the bus except the tranny 1500 miles ago. I did replace with normal 80/90 weight. I have to admit I had read about the gl4 being better on this forum but didnít really t ...
  Topic: Occasional second gear grind
busmania

Replies: 11
Views: 234

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:13 am   Subject: Occasional second gear grind
Is my transmission on its way out or is this an adjustment issue?

Occasionally when I downshift into second it grinds pretty bad and I have to back off and try putting it into second again and then ...
  Topic: 1976 volkswagen westfalia formula vee
busmania

Replies: 11
Views: 1100

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 volkswagen westfalia formula vee
Cool story. I briefly owned a formula vee bug.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/735954.jpg
  Topic: Best sound deadening for bus
busmania

Replies: 20
Views: 918

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: Best sound deadening for bus
I just did my bus (71 bay) similar to how flem Did his above but not quite as extensive. I didnít do any in the roof (headliner is installed) nor have I gotten around to anything in the front from the ...
  Topic: Lowering a Bay FAQ
busmania

Replies: 4642
Views: 1583048

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: Lowering a Bay FAQ
I think I had to re bend my rear brake hardlines but it was no big deal as I recall.
  Topic: windshield - where to get?
busmania

Replies: 35
Views: 1420

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: windshield - where to get?
Iíve always used safelite and had no issues. Never paid for one either (insurance). I havenít needed one since the pandemic so maybe thereís supply issues? Anyway, I have a used one in the rafters (I ...
  Topic: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?
busmania

Replies: 18
Views: 1658

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?

Hereís my thread.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712803&highlight=

Nice work. Id be more than happy with your paint - but I have a feeling your paint setup is out of my ...
  Topic: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?
busmania

Replies: 18
Views: 1658

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: DIY Passable Paint Job - Possible?
EDIT- now I read the thread! Buy a harbor freight hvlp, wet sand with 100-200 grit, shoot a coat of sealer, paint with cheap paint. That will get you a year or so, then see my comments below about my ...
  Topic: Tire size for a 1972 panel van with wagons west slambay kit
busmania

Replies: 2
Views: 213

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Tire size for a 1972 panel van with wagons west slambay kit
Might be pushing it. I used 185/55/15 and couldnít be happier though I may go next size bigger (195?) to get a little more gearing at highway speed. Hereís the thread. Get to know it well. 205 probabl ...
  Topic: 66 Deluxe Sea Blue - Colorado
busmania

Replies: 469
Views: 76200

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:47 am   Subject: Re: 66 Deluxe Sea Blue - Colorado
Nice. The streets around here have been dead. Great bus time! I saw you a few weeks ago and tried to chase you down but got stopped by a light. Lol. Iím cruising a 71 Sierra yellow deluxe if you ever ...
  Topic: New purchase to me, 1965 21 deluxe, semi-build thread
busmania

Replies: 84
Views: 7636

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:24 am   Subject: Re: New purchase to me, 1965 21 deluxe, semi-build thread
Nice. Canít wait to see it cruising around. I live down the road off of Colorado and Arapahoe. Look for me driving a 71 deluxe (Sierra yellow) or my ruby red 63 single cab.
 
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