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  Topic: Roo Bar
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
Here's the most recent Roo Bar. Thanks, Richard!
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  Topic: Roo Bar
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Replies: 795
Views: 144960

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
Thanks, Mike. I appreciate the feedback.
  Topic: Roo Bar
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
U-channel brackets welded to the subframe, then bolts through the tubing. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
  Topic: Roo Bar
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
Based upon solid feedback, I narrowed the hoops toward the center and swept them back another 6 degrees.
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  Topic: Roo Bar
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Replies: 795
Views: 144960

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
Hi All. This is the Roo Bar I made for a customer. It was built with 1.75" tubing, rather than adhering to the EXCELLENT version that obnoxiousblue created using 1.5" tubing.

Do you all ...
  Topic: Roo Bar
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Replies: 795
Views: 144960

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: Roo Bar
I'm building one for a customer next week. If there is STILL interest (super old post) I can post up some pics.
  Topic: Without a Hitch!
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Replies: 1
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:33 pm   Subject: Without a Hitch!
I have to say, after 1900 mile trip from Wichita to Maine, this bus has performed flawlessly! I drive her often and never take it easy. She has been faithful and reliable through countless family excu ...
  Topic: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
The uprights are 2' on the Beta. I may try to take it down to 1' but it would endanger the paint when installing bungee cords/tie-down implements. I had envisioned a 'spider-bungee net'' covering the ...
  Topic: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: Thing Hood Rack Ideas...
I knocked this rough draft together as a concept for a customer. I've fixed the bar alignment (after taking these pics), so everything is now symmetrical. What do you guys think?
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  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
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Replies: 49
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
Thanks, Mr. Waugaman. I can't wait to see it on your Thing!
  Topic: Valve ajustment and THIS happens!
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 am   Subject: Re: Valve ajustment and THIS happens!
What does the oil soak accomplish?
  Topic: New 2017cc locked up during break-in
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: Re: New 2017cc locked up during break-in
All too often, I read about people's problems with their VWs, but rarely hear what actually fixed the problem. I thought I would close the loop on one of my little issues.

To recap... I tried to br ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
I am pleased to report that the Webasto is doing great! Temps were down to 28F a couple days ago, and the temp inside the cabin was 72F at a 1/3 setting. I reconfigured the flow to pull fresh air from ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:23 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
I ordered mine from Heatso.com. They initially sent me a diesel version, and I considered running it, but returned it for a gasoline unit.

The wiring was super easy to put together. My only gripe ...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
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Replies: 8
Views: 909

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Webasto Heater Retrofit
This is the heater: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1704844.jpg
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  Topic: Rear Torson bushing change
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 am   Subject: Re: Rear Torson bushing change
What a great idea, Mondshine! Thank you.
I've gotta make one of these. Your idea is far safer than jacks, ratchet straps, chains, etc...
  Topic: Webasto Heater Retrofit
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Replies: 8
Views: 909

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:28 am   Subject: Webasto Heater Retrofit
There was no way in Hell that I was going to endure another Kansas Winter without a heater in my DD. So, I finally installed my Webasto! It fits in the stock location with a simply fabricated bracket. ...
  Topic: Things West 2018 in Chino CA June 10th @ Blackstar
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Replies: 54
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Things West 2018 in Chino CA June 10th @ Blackstar
Sounds like an epic adventure. I'm in!
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
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Replies: 49
Views: 6284

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
Yes, sorry about that...$350. I have an ad in the Thing parts section with more info.
  Topic: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
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Replies: 49
Views: 6284

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 am   Subject: Re: Rear Thing Rack...Any Takers?
I'll make them as and when they are ordered. I have some of the sub-assemblies pre-made, so a 7 day turn around should be reasonable.
 
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