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  Topic: Small Car Subaru Conversion Help!
candyman

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: Small Car Subaru Conversion Help!
I used the small car “kit” as well. Well, just the wiring instructions that is. It took a lot of studying to get it figured out but I prevailed and you will too. Give them a call. They do offer tec ...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
candyman

Replies: 2516
Views: 412247

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
This is 69.50 right?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2477322
  Topic: Syncro folks: 4x4 prototype Bay Window Bus
candyman

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro folks: 4x4 prototype Bay Window Bus
5 prototypes were made but I saw this one in person at the Wolfsburg vw museum in Germany. Cool u joints for the front cvs
And how about that exhaust thru the rea bumper. Vw did hacks too Wink

htt ...
  Topic: Amadelle: The 2WD to Syncro swap
candyman

Replies: 32
Views: 1460

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Amadelle: The 2WD to Syncro swap
The first I knew of was Larry Hamm who converted his 82 Westy to Syncro about 22 years ago and did a Subaru conversion at the same time.

Mark


Nice work!

Regarding a diy syncro conversion, I ...
  Topic: Amadelle: The 2WD to Syncro swap
candyman

Replies: 32
Views: 1460

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: Amadelle: The 2WD to Syncro swap
Nice work!

Regarding a diy syncro conversion, I did mine about 5 years ago now and it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I took my time and followed the thread here on the samba of guy (bmang ...
  Topic: Descend on Lost Sierra recap video
candyman

Replies: 15
Views: 605

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:30 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Lost Sierra recap video
Thanks for posting! Super stoked for DOB this year, itll be our first
  Topic: Flexible solar panels over the long term, any good?
candyman

Replies: 16
Views: 448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: Flexible solar panels over the long term, any good?
I have a panel I deploy remotely and after 10 years it is just fine.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2157757.jpg

Same here. I have one to two 100 watts flex panels that i can deploy when ...
  Topic: Transmission Upgrade - worth it?
candyman

Replies: 13
Views: 520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:36 am   Subject: Re: Transmission Upgrade - worth it?
My 2 cents would be leave it stock and mess with tire combos like stated above. I have an ej 2.5 and stock gearing 215 65 16 bfgs and this suits me well. I live in the mountains and have great hill ...
  Topic: ARB Awning
candyman

Replies: 622
Views: 161281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: ARB Awning
OK, I see the other two legs now. Still worried about the moment connections at the ells, either 45 or 90. Make sure they are rock solid. Would feel happier with 45s everywhere. Less tendency to r ...
  Topic: ARB Awning
candyman

Replies: 622
Views: 161281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: ARB Awning
I like the stove a lot. Used it over the winter in the garage just playing with it. The only thing i dont like is the removeable lid on top. It leaks too much smoke. I think i will hightemp silico ...
  Topic: ARB Awning
candyman

Replies: 622
Views: 161281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: ARB Awning
Yup screen is just slightly unzipped and tucked to the outside so as to not accidentally come into contact. I had to make the screened tubing that surrounds the vent pipes to exit the tent as the win ...
  Topic: ARB Awning
candyman

Replies: 622
Views: 161281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: ARB Awning
Funny this just came up. Thanks for the inspiration VLG! I finished my stove jack install this weekend for my winnerwell nomad and new gen arb side tent. On the newer tents there is not a lot of opt ...
  Topic: South African Grille procurement
candyman

Replies: 22
Views: 1602

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: South African Grill procurement
Look like its time for some sort of security strap!

Thought of this too, sadly some thief will just destroy the whole grill in the process of trying to steal it :/
  Topic: Have you made your harness poll
candyman

Replies: 18
Views: 517

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 7:07 am   Subject: Re: Have you made your harness poll
Ive done two subie harnesses. One for a 97 2.2 and one for a 2000 2.5. Both while tedious, were not that horrible. Just follow all the steps that are plenty laid out by the 100s before you. I actu ...
  Topic: What's going on at Vanagon Owners Group?
candyman

Replies: 27
Views: 1350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:37 am   Subject: Re: What's going on at Vanagon Owners Group?
Our advice, put down the phone, get out and go camping. No wifi needed!

This^^
  Topic: Small "knobs" with nails in them.
candyman

Replies: 19
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Small "knobs" with nails in them.
The knob-like things with a nail through the middle. Typically used to support shelves.

1) What's the right name for them?

2) Are they available anywhere?

3) If the answer to 2 is no, sugges ...
  Topic: Burley's "FireSale" on Schwenk Springs. Need a Spring Pad now!
candyman

Replies: 18
Views: 441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Burley's "FireSale" on Schwenk Springs. Need a Spring Pad now!
Were your original pads toast? I bought fire sale springs last summer and just reused my old pads. He did include new lower spacers however, even though my originals were still good as well
I have ...
  Topic: So what's the newest Subaru Swap that can be done?
candyman

Replies: 25
Views: 1738

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:05 am   Subject: Re: So whats the newest Subaru Swap that can be done?
So looked at a wife mobile because she likes subarus and I have a smile in my face if you know what I mean hahahahaha

Whats the newest model that can be swaped in a Vanagon?

Thanks my friends!
...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
candyman

Replies: 2516
Views: 412247

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2464959

People keep trying, but I refuse to believe we are at a point where a nice, yet very average Vanagon Westy is selling anywhere close to ...
  Topic: TF65 regret?
candyman

Replies: 8
Views: 374

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: TF65 regret?
Zero point zero regrets
 
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