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  Topic: Crescent Indentation on Rear Hatch - Update, new evidence
campingbox

Replies: 69
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Today 8:00 am   Subject: Re: Crescent Indentation on Rear Hatch - Update, new evidence
Has anyone suggested why some hatches have this feature and some donít?

I wonder if it was a second op in the pressing process to fix hatches which had some oil canning. Maybe as the dies wore over ...
  Topic: Early westy knobs
campingbox

Replies: 23
Views: 816

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Yesterday 8:56 am   Subject: Re: Early westy knobs
3mm roof
4mm door/side panels, taking for a October built Westfalia and a 59 .

Are you sure? My understanding was it is all 3mm. I will measure my 58. I am not sure two thicknesses so close would ...
  Topic: Melville Engineering steel and pipe 54' rhd single
campingbox

Replies: 244
Views: 83810

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm   Subject: Re: Melville Engineering steel and pipe 54' rhd single

Also, pedal bushings for RHD barndoors are somewhat basic but have honestly plagued me since I removed the pedals from the truck. Iím not a machinist and donít own any lathes and humans are well, hu ...
  Topic: TIL: Don't park bus on a slope after filling the gas!
campingbox

Replies: 20
Views: 680

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:49 am   Subject: Re: TIL: Don't park bus on a slope after filling the gas!
Thermal expansivity of gasoline is very low


Charlesí law says 10.6 gallons of gas pumped out of the ground at 50 degrees and will now be 11.1 gallons at 80 degrees.

Thatís over half a gallon s ...
  Topic: TIL: Don't park bus on a slope after filling the gas!
campingbox

Replies: 20
Views: 680

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:41 am   Subject: Re: TIL: Don't park bus on a slope after filling the gas!
Gas expands when it gets warm, this is what makes it work to push your pistons towards the center of your engine. It can also expand in the tank and will run out the vent hole.

There is a drain tub ...
  Topic: Welded drop spindle (not flipped) vendor
campingbox

Replies: 4
Views: 220

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:30 pm   Subject: Re: Welded drop spindle (not flipped) vendor
I would recommend that you avoid Michael Anderson and DubFab. He has been banned from thesamba and has taken money from a lot of people and not delivered.

Nate is a good guy.

You can also check ...
  Topic: Towing a bus without windows across country
campingbox

Replies: 25
Views: 814

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Towing a bus without windows across country
Clara and I wrapped a bus and towed it 800 miles recently. It was the first time we tried this. It held up pretty decent. The bus had glass in it, I just wanted to keep it dry for the trip. We used an ...
  Topic: Rare Commercial Vehicles
campingbox

Replies: 27
Views: 1980

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:13 am   Subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2070574.jpg

Nice looking truck!
  Topic: Early westy knobs
campingbox

Replies: 23
Views: 816

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Early westy knobs
Nice work Jacek!
  Topic: Ofer Halimi - [email protected] - Scammer, often via Text
campingbox

Replies: 32
Views: 2079

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:35 am   Subject: Re: Ofer Halimi - [email protected] - Scammer, often via Text
About a year ago I started asking anyone who texts me to log in to thesamba website and use the email this advertiser button. Itís easy to copy and paste the message from one text chain to the next.
  Topic: Interior Panel Trim Lengths
campingbox

Replies: 6
Views: 210

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Interior Panel Trim Lengths
Iím not sure why VW dropped that short piece of trim on the later buses. The interior panels have the holes in place to accept it but never had the trim.

I made a tool 3 years ago to cut and reshap ...
  Topic: #151 has made it home
campingbox

Replies: 218
Views: 37712

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: #151 has made it home
That trailer is beautiful. Congratulations.
  Topic: Delete
campingbox

Replies: 2
Views: 129

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:29 pm   Subject: Re: Al Miller - Buyer BEWARE !!! - [email protected]
I donít think anyone takes cashiers checks anymore - too many scams.

Axle seals and axle boots are not a super costly repair.
  Topic: Melville Engineering steel and pipe 54' rhd single
campingbox

Replies: 244
Views: 83810

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:53 am   Subject: Re: Melville Engineering steel and pipe 54' rhd single
Pretty cool seeing the entire truck hanging from a powder coating rack.
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
campingbox

Replies: 52354
Views: 5365917

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
1958 swr/bg pressed bumper 15 Price: $31,000 or trades
? Is the this price a bit much for this bus in this incomplete stage?
TomasYes. You canít build that bus yourself and not be upside down.yea ...
  Topic: Rocker Trims on Samba Sliders?
campingbox

Replies: 32
Views: 1206

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Rocker Trims on Samba Sliders?
Everett posted a bunch of images of this bus in the samba gallery. I found them searching for ďorange sliderĒ

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/430646.jpg

I canít recall, but was this bus ...
  Topic: Railroad busses?
campingbox

Replies: 91
Views: 15304

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Railroad busses?
There is a guy in NY. PA? that has a gandy wagon so they do indeed exist.

He picked up a set of interior panels for that bus around 10 years ago; no idea if he still has it.

I believe the bus ...
  Topic: Railroad busses?
campingbox

Replies: 91
Views: 15304

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: Railroad busses?
There is a guy in NY. PA? that has a gandy wagon so they do indeed exist.

He picked up a set of interior panels for that bus around 10 years ago; no idea if he still has it.

I believe the bus ...
  Topic: Rivet Wrench
campingbox

Replies: 17
Views: 820

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:01 am   Subject: Re: Rivet Wrench
Happy Holidays Greg, Clara and all!

Not having that ball bearing handy without tearing one of my Buses apart, Greg, could you give us the outer diameter of that 6306 ball bearing in millimeters? T ...
  Topic: Rivet Wrench
campingbox

Replies: 17
Views: 820

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: Rivet Wrench
Iíve always used a knipex adp-10 and a 6306 reduction box ball bearing with a flat spot ground into it.

Iíve always been satisfied with the results.
 
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