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  Topic: FIVE Reasons NOT To Buy A Vanagon
captmatthew1

Replies: 16
Views: 700

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: FIVE Reasons NOT To Buy A Vanagon

Awesome having the kids involved! I always enjoyed your posts about your van, and making it work as a family camper. I recognized it right away in the video -

Funny, how some of the older colo ...
  Topic: FIVE Reasons NOT To Buy A Vanagon
captmatthew1

Replies: 16
Views: 700

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 8:26 am   Subject: Re: FIVE Reasons NOT To Buy A Vanagon
It is true, I have started making videos to entertain myself Laughing

This is a YouTube channel we started as a family. I'm not sure which direction we are going with them quite yet, but I'm learnin ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 8:11 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
If your ever on the Oregon Coast give me a shout!

I've had a lot of fun putting the old van back on the road and tastefully modifying it to suit our lifestyle. I still struggle with the idea of a ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Just uploaded a new video. Enjoy!

[youtube]https://youtu.be/d87rCOnDDfk[/youtube]
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:30 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
I was pretty stoked to see that Karmann Vandiego has been featured in VolksMania Magazine! Check it out if your interested. Page 26!

https://issuu.com/pitstoppublishing/docs/volksmania_4_digital_15 ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 7:58 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Another great Video Matt

love the magic chairs Laughing
Nice to see everyone too

Regards
Rick in England

Thanks Rick!

We wanted to try some new things to make the video fun. The kids we ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:52 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
The fam and I had a great time putting this video together showing our conversion progress. I continue to struggle with poor audio as I search for the right combination of equipment. We hope you enjoy ...
  Topic: Gauges - Post Pics!
captmatthew1

Replies: 353
Views: 203094

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:09 pm   Subject: Re: Gauges - Post Pics!
I recently relocated my extra gauges from the dash to the A-pillar.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2017831.jpg
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon Tin-Top Conversion ~Karmann Vandiego~
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1974209.jpg

Karmann Vandiego is officially 40 years old this month.

So many milestones I have gotten to share with this old yellow box!

That's an early ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:11 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Thanks Cobra88! I hoped that they would be amusing and informative. I look forward to continue honing my skills in video shooting and editing. Hopefully they get easier and easier to watch Very Happy
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
[youtube]https://youtu.be/Whzpo4aTGiM[/youtube]
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Through the course of this time spent at home, I have decided to start a youtube channel based around my Vanagon, "Karmann Vandiego". I figured I would share the link here in my own thread, ...
  Topic: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
captmatthew1

Replies: 4
Views: 302

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:15 am   Subject: Re: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
When I originally read that thread I thought the discussion was geared more towards camp/outing plans. Was only trying keep conversation relevant.

Admins, feel free to delete if this topic is redun ...
  Topic: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
captmatthew1

Replies: 4
Views: 302

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
Nice, I take it's 1600 ?

Mine is a 2.0. The 1600 was not available here, in the U.S. Smile
  Topic: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
captmatthew1

Replies: 4
Views: 302

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:52 am   Subject: Shelter-in-Place = Vanagon Projects
Amidst the global panic of the pandemic, I have strictly followed our governors order to stay home. Facing uncertainty, plugging away at Vanagon projects has offered my overactive mind some serious re ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Shifting from the bumper project to start yet another project, I have spent the last couple of days designing and building an overhead console/shelf above the windshield. Forgot to take pictures along ...
  Topic: Post Photos of the FRONT of your Van!
captmatthew1

Replies: 549
Views: 97619

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Post Photos of the FRONT of your Van!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2019459.jpg
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
After spending some time this afternoon, I was able to get the bumper to sit much more square. I had not realized that the front bumper support was not a flat mounting point, resulting in the sides of ...
  Topic: External connection for trickle charger (Tintop)
captmatthew1

Replies: 12
Views: 369

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:35 am   Subject: Re: External connection for trickle charger (Tintop)
I installed a 15A inlet on the side of my tin top.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1973404.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1973405.jpg

Then wired a wall outlet to it that ...
  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
captmatthew1

Replies: 52
Views: 2310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
I was looking through pictures this morning comparing 2014 to 2020.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1973372.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2016334.jpg

https://www.thes ...
 
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