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  Topic: My CB RADIO: getting it working
epowell

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:16 am   Subject: Re: My CB RADIO: getting it working
Now I need to go look for my CB. I still have an SWF meter for adjusting antennas in my bottom tool box drawer. This thread has had me smiling all morning. My life was so simple in my late teens and e ...
  Topic: My CB RADIO: getting it working
epowell

Replies: 23
Views: 490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:11 am   Subject: Re: My CB RADIO: getting it working
Prolific amateur radio operator here.

CB (citizens band) radios use 40 channelized (predetermined, standardized) frequencies between 26.965 MHz and 27.405 MHz. This band is also referred to as the ...
  Topic: My CB RADIO: getting it working
epowell

Replies: 23
Views: 490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:48 am   Subject: Re: My CB RADIO: getting it working
Hey good buddy. You got your ears on? Whatís your 20?

Citizen ban radio was really popular back in the 70s. You could have a base station at a fixed location with a decent antenna and talk pretty ...
  Topic: My CB RADIO: getting it working
epowell

Replies: 23
Views: 490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:24 am   Subject: My CB RADIO: getting it working
My van came with a CB radio installed... I guess that is not original VW stuff.

For years I have been wanting to get rid of it - but it definitely works perfectly.

Now today, I heard someone s ...
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
If that van has the later style diesel Vanagon engine career bars and diesel Vanagon clutch housing, those might be of some use or value.

It looks like they haven't run the engine yet, with that i ...
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Re: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
what are these weird front contolling arms???
You mean the cast iron lower arms?
Vw found out that the pressed sheet metal arms are weak and rust easily so they changed them to cast iron ( and chang ...
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
If memory serves, is not your unit afflicted with well advanced rust?

Why scrap the good body? Transfer your camper bits over to the better body.

Dave

Swapping over the high-top would be m ...
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:28 am   Subject: Re: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
what are these weird front contolling arms???
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:22 am   Subject: Re: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
It has a JR engine from a golf, so could not be all original Smile
It is a 85/86 body (with 87+ rear hatch, so maybe the front panel was changed) so not as good for yours to be a donor

You mean, mode ...
  Topic: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
epowell

Replies: 12
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:12 am   Subject: Czech diesel T3 - dirt cheap - any thoughts?
My good friend (local parts guy) here in our Czech small town took me to see a T3 now available. No papers, but they say they can get veteran status thru a friend. The van is in very good shape and al ...
  Topic: brake line diagram?
epowell

Replies: 29
Views: 26323

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:15 am   Subject: Re: brake line diagram?
Did anyone ever save the diagram as the link is now dead?

If you have it can you please post it?

Thanks,
Tim
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2105037.jpg
  Topic: Help! stuck bolt that holds upper control arm on my '89 Van
epowell

Replies: 49
Views: 4200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:45 am   Subject: Re: Help! stuck bolt that holds upper control arm on my '89 Van
I may have to cut my bolt as well, question is if the eccentric washers are rusted on and I have to replace them with new ones how do I know what position to put them in since marking them with white ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:11 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
Maybe the bolt was seized in the tube, someone hacksawed the tube from the car and "welded" a donor part in?



Yeah, I never heard of this tube coming loose - except for what crazyvwvan ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
If I recall, it's a rusty old beater Van up in Canada.

If it tracks well, the repair is solid and you are comfortable running it...... just drive it.

There would be way too much time and money ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
I would remake it all. Iíd build it on the bench as a complete assembly and then weld it to the chassis. I would make measurements or a fabricate a temporary jig prior to removing it so that I could r ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
I've seen a couple high mile vans with significant cracks in that area. One belonged to me for a short while and I paid a mobile welder to tackle it. It was a long time ago and no I don't have photos. ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
If it were me, Iíd cut one side free, and mimic it with mild steel pieces. Iíd have to have it in my hand and the chassis prepped for my fabricated assembly to formulate how I was going to fabricate i ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:47 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
Itís actually not a pin but a very long bolt. The camber is maintained and adjusted with this bolt. Time to start searching upper control arm bushings in the gallery and threads. The manual would also ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
Too hard to tell anything at this point. How is the opposite side? Itís holding as ugly as it is. Think about it over the winter. Maybe formulate a plan of attack. It will all need to be cut back to t ...
  Topic: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
epowell

Replies: 21
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Strange welding behind front shock stack? [beginning to rust]
Thatís the upper control arm pivot. It likely seized at one point and beer canned loose. I would not trust it at all. Too bad I crushed a rust free chassis last spring. It would have had good donor pa ...
 
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