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  Topic: steering column - what is this part
davevickery

Replies: 9
Views: 600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 am   Subject: Re: steering column - what is this part
Yes, it is just a contact that fell out. There is nothing that holds it in. You will see a slot where it goes if you take the switches off again.
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
davevickery

Replies: 3235
Views: 1653255

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:21 pm   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
I like those wheels. They are higher quality that the look alike ones GW sells. But they are not a direct swap. The bolt holes need to be drilled out which can be done with a steady hand drill but ...
  Topic: Get a 12v fridge, times 3 itís better up here.
davevickery

Replies: 84
Views: 5185

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Get a 12v fridge, times 3 itís better up here.
Isn't the disconnect voltage 12.8. That is pretty low even with a bunch of stuff running. With my 75 amp subi alternator I don't think I ever saw below 13.9 and usually it was around 14.2 right afte ...
  Topic: Free camping near Pouder Canyon/Fort Collins, CO?
davevickery

Replies: 19
Views: 606

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: Free camping near Pouder Canyon/Fort Collins, CO?
Gonna try to take davevickery advice and go to pingee and go up toward the salt creek area and see what we can find. Really hoping to find a nice little spot somewhere. Let me know if anyone has any o ...
  Topic: Free camping near Pouder Canyon/Fort Collins, CO?
davevickery

Replies: 19
Views: 606

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:28 am   Subject: Re: Free camping near Pouder canyon Fort Collins CO?
This area below the roads are open year 'round and there are hundreds of places to camp in here not too far from Rustic up County Rd 69 off the Poudre. Click on the map link. There are more FS dirt ...
  Topic: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
davevickery

Replies: 25
Views: 1036

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:41 am   Subject: Re: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
The front looks moving it forward or back isn't going to solve that gap because the lower edge of the fiberglass with the seal on it should be in line with the luggage rack seal and yours is up.

He ...
  Topic: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
davevickery

Replies: 25
Views: 1036

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
I hear what others are saying, and I'm not saying that flattening the rear mount area might not do it and be a good idea besides. But you have a bigger gap at front that I think you have to solve fir ...
  Topic: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
davevickery

Replies: 25
Views: 1036

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat

How does the adjustment on the rear hinges work for the up and down adjustment?

The Front latch is clamped directly to the roof of the van, It is sitting on one of the raised areas of the roof t ...
  Topic: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
davevickery

Replies: 25
Views: 1036

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: Re: Pop top Conversion HELP! Top Won't Sit Flat
I disagree on trying to flatten the rear hinge area. That hinge telescopes and can move up and down independent of the front top position. I put 2 tops on using this method and didn't need to flatte ...
  Topic: Syncro Front Shocks
davevickery

Replies: 6
Views: 218

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front Shocks
On Ebay, $85 shipped might be a better deal than that rental. You can keep it or loan it out or sell it to the next guy.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392180676433

I have one that I have used severa ...
  Topic: Shop says I need a new transmission: what's recommended?
davevickery

Replies: 134
Views: 5383

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Re: Shop says I need a new transmission: what's recommended?
Paul, don't panic. And don't let the one guy here who has the worst luck with transmissions pull you into his story. You might be just fine. In any case, you don't know yet, he doesn't know, and no ...
  Topic: Porta Potty Westfalia ??s -- Please help with experience
davevickery

Replies: 72
Views: 29736

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Porta Potty Westfalia ??s -- Please help with experience
I made a box behind the passenger seat for my gas heater. It was sized to be even with the seat pedestal and only as wide as the base. It would need to be a little different to work with a porta pot ...
  Topic: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
davevickery

Replies: 36
Views: 1670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: Re: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
The charger is a NAPA 85--323A 12v 10 amp model. I set it on deep cycle/gel/agm the charging light alternates between red and green as the battery approaches full charge. Maybe I stopped to early I di ...
  Topic: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
davevickery

Replies: 36
Views: 1670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
I'm not certain you charged all your batteries all the way. Only the starter seems fully charged. You can read 12.8 volts right after putting out on the charger but that is not a resting voltage. D ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
davevickery

Replies: 10833
Views: 1887445

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
I made a small mod to my front fiberglass bumper while here exploring Moab trails. Not too bad and will give me something to fix when I get home.

And yesterday I put on a steering wheel wrap. I t ...
  Topic: Shop says I need a new transmission: what's recommended?
davevickery

Replies: 134
Views: 5383

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Shop says I need a new transmission: what's recommended?

Kinda surprised anyone would rebuild a trans without cleaning the case, etc. Why wants to work with grody stuff if they don't have to? How can you inspect stuff you haven't cleaned?
Was it in a van ...
  Topic: Subaru swap coolant system drawing wanted
davevickery

Replies: 38
Views: 1840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru swap coolant system drawing wanted
As a quick followup - I've been running my setup for about 1k miles with no issues, to be fair - I have not run it in very cold weather so some of the aforementioned concerns have not been truly test ...
  Topic: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
davevickery

Replies: 36
Views: 1670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: Auxillary Battery Upgrade Questions
With the numbers you mentioned your batteries are not charged. You need a home charger if you have deep cycle batteries to get them fully charged up when you get homes and before you head out on a we ...
  Topic: Temperature Gauge Needle Adjustment
davevickery

Replies: 4
Views: 242

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: Temperature Gauge Needle Adjustment
If you can't adjust yours and want to try another one I took apart an 85 Jetta cluster for the tach parts which were a direct swap so maybe the gauge is also. It looks the same. I'm away from home f ...
  Topic: Help with Aux Battery Charger Setup
davevickery

Replies: 43
Views: 1290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Help with Aux Battery Charger Setup
I don't see the reason to go outside the battery recommendations when there are off the shelf products that work. If the current battery says max charger of 10 amps, don't buy a 30 amp charger. Mayb ...
 
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