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  Topic: Where to find a pop top
charleslabri

Replies: 13
Views: 198

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: l00kin fer a pop top
i cut and restructured the whole C pillar..

there are a lot of things to consider. Lots
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
charleslabri

Replies: 89
Views: 4940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
Subscribed ..

This is an awesome project, obviously, and well documented!

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Andy!
  Topic: Battle Jitney Syncro camper build thread
charleslabri

Replies: 220
Views: 60010

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:27 am   Subject: Re: Battle Jitney Syncro camper build thread
sweet jebus your build is amazing
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
charleslabri

Replies: 89
Views: 4940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:09 am   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
Looking good!

Your update was perfect timing as I might try and tackle my fuel tank install this weekend on my tdi swap. I'm curious about your new 'expansion tank' configuration. It makes sens ...
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
charleslabri

Replies: 89
Views: 4940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:05 pm   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
spent more time on the van this week.

Did this:

1. Rebuilt the parking brake mechanism.
A few things were awry- the bracket in the rear holding the two braided steel lines that run into the r ...
  Topic: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
charleslabri

Replies: 6
Views: 170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
yeah, hot damn that was a real B***H.

I ended up buying 2 bottle jacks, cranking the van up and slotting them in.

had to use the bottle jacks again to set the rails in the tank to get those sc ...
  Topic: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
charleslabri

Replies: 6
Views: 170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:57 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
did you bend the tabs on the straps? whats the trick?
  Topic: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
charleslabri

Replies: 6
Views: 170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:47 pm   Subject: Fuel tank strap install 2wd
Iíve searched around the forums and have been unable to find the specific answer to my Q:

In order to reinstall the fuel tank on a 2wd, do you need the vehicle jacked up in order to clear the groun ...
  Topic: Coolant pipe replacement with hose instead?
charleslabri

Replies: 19
Views: 720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:38 am   Subject: Re: Coolant pipe replacement with hose instead?
i ran SS pipes in my build, but on the heater core lines and others, i opted in putting them all in a abrasion resistant sleeve. Id imagine this will work out in the end.

ran silicone through and ...
  Topic: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
charleslabri

Replies: 59
Views: 35793

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
so i am trying to get a distance from the edge of the larger cabinet to another surface.. say, the cabinet to the drivers box or the back of the vehicle. Im attempting to find that centerpoint
  Topic: Westy bed measurements
charleslabri

Replies: 2
Views: 80

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Westy bed measurements
Thanks, i posted in there for posterity
  Topic: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
charleslabri

Replies: 59
Views: 35793

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:40 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
Anyone have the measurement from this location to the rear door lip? Trying to gauge where to start building that cabinet in reference to the rear door (or to the drivers seat box or something)
https ...
  Topic: Westy bed measurements
charleslabri

Replies: 2
Views: 80

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:53 am   Subject: Westy bed measurements
Anyone have the distance from the foot of the westy bed to the back door (when shut).
Or
The distance from the larger cabinet area (just after the foot of the bed) to the rear door when shut?

Bui ...
  Topic: Poptop color / antenna
charleslabri

Replies: 14
Views: 242

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Poptop color / antenna
i am in the same boat with the antennae.. i opted to keep the hole so as to throw a large antennae in there.. can always just rubber plug it until you figure it out. My guess was to better have the op ...
  Topic: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
charleslabri

Replies: 9
Views: 166

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:55 am   Subject: Re: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
I did chat with a member a while back, Zeitgeist_13 who simply removed the expansion tanks altogether, ran the 1/4ID expansion lines up the B pillar and put 1/4mm fuel filters on the end to keep water ...
  Topic: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
charleslabri

Replies: 9
Views: 166

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
so just get those lines higher than the tank/rollover/banking angles?

ive got tank completely out, etc
  Topic: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
charleslabri

Replies: 9
Views: 166

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:04 am   Subject: Gasoline to Diesel, Evap system removal?
Anyone here done a gasser to diesel conversion and decide to just axe the whole evap system?

Curious as to your success/design
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
charleslabri

Replies: 89
Views: 4940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:03 am   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
Been a min since I posted.
Heres what Ive been up to:

1. Removed ALL the coolant hoses that I had run (cabin heater circuit, main coolant circuit and intercooler circuit) and sheathed them in an ...
  Topic: Battery powered air conditioning - information correction
charleslabri

Replies: 59
Views: 2358

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Battery powered air conditioning - information correction
could you fit that in the luggage rack?

dont have my van nearby to measure


EDIT:
Did a little gewgling...

AC Unit: Exterior dimensions: 25.4″ long x 38.9″ wide x 12.13″ h ...
  Topic: Bug/Bus/Ghia/Vanagon starting circuit comparison
charleslabri

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: Bug/Bus/Ghia/Vanagon starting circuit comparison
youre looking for an electrical comparison, key to starter, yeah?
 
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