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  Topic: Improved Window operation / mirror upgrade and flip key remote
geoffraynak

Replies: 20
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:07 pm   Subject: Re: Improved Window operation / mirror upgrade and flip key remote
also very interested in this ...
and interested to know if the driver's side harness/connectors can be made less bulky so they don't get trapped/stuck/whatever-ed by the lowering window!

great wo ...
  Topic: GoWesty Camper LED Panel and TruckFridge
geoffraynak

Replies: 3
Views: 340

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: GoWesty Camper LED Panel and TruckFridge
hey everyone ...
i just installed the GW Camper LED in Butters ...
Everything works perfect ...
But the blue 'pilot light' is now a solution looking for a problem.

Is it possible to repurpose ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
geoffraynak

Replies: 372
Views: 61840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:48 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
it is awesome that you used mine

we love it and use it all the time here ... so glad others get to see it too!

cheers
geoff
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
geoffraynak

Replies: 372
Views: 61840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:13 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
well ... if 'that guy' DOES create the van ... I sure hope i get a discount on one ... since the one in the first pict is mine!!! HAHAHA
  Topic: 16 inch wheels on Ivory Vanagon
geoffraynak

Replies: 17
Views: 1359

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: 16 inch wheels on Ivory Vanagon
Big Cheese: i love the mefros ... but the painted-to-match are pretty sweet ...

and ... Dan: yes ... it has been replaced already with the GW strap...

along with ninety (90!) other action items ...
  Topic: 16 inch wheels on Ivory Vanagon
geoffraynak

Replies: 17
Views: 1359

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Re: 16 inch wheels on Ivory Vanagon
welllllllllllll


that BaT van now belongs to me!!!

we've named it 'Butters'


and yes ... those wheels just 100% bring the whole van together
you will not regret it!

cheers
geoff
  Topic: Bumper / trailer hitch receiver question
geoffraynak

Replies: 19
Views: 1112

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:49 am   Subject: Re: Bumper / trailer hitch receiver question
i have a 1UP rack
and a 4-pack for all our bikes (or a group shuttle)

at first it was attached via the hitch that came with the van from a P.O.:


there were three issues:
1: it was BOUNCY ... ...
  Topic: Big Shot shifter troubles
geoffraynak

Replies: 3
Views: 1320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am   Subject: Re: Big Shot shifter troubles
I went through this when i got my RS Big Shot as well ...
you are pulling the stick toward the drivers side ... hoping it will hit the bent metal 'guide' and stop ... but the ears actually rides over ...
  Topic: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
geoffraynak

Replies: 10
Views: 751

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
here are some of my observations today ... I'm clearly treading water ... but I'm hoping to learn ...

a few subjective notes:

the engine seems to run quite well
no idle stumble or sounds of mi ...
  Topic: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
geoffraynak

Replies: 10
Views: 751

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
@howesight:
thank you for the punch-list ...
i'll start diving in and taking some pictures this weekend
i had found those manuals ... but have not yet really started to dive in

@Eric_Taylor: ...
  Topic: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
geoffraynak

Replies: 10
Views: 751

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: SVX / EG33 help in Bend OR?
Hey Everyone
Relatively new to the Westy / Vanagon world ...

We recently purchased a 91 syncro with an SVX transplant
We love the van and have done some interior/drivetrain work ...

And now it ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
geoffraynak

Replies: 372
Views: 61840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:13 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
printed a new power mirror knob/switch

i have no idea what the original one looked like ... but i decided to print one that looked like all the other switches on the van.


https://www.thesamba. ...
  Topic: Best Sealant or Adhesive for Headlight Lens to Reflector?
geoffraynak

Replies: 6
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:57 pm   Subject: Re: Best Sealant or Adhesive for Headlight Lens to Reflector?
here is my post ...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=711592&highlight=

and ... i used goop
i brought the whole bracket in for the night ... to get it warm-ish ... then goope ...
  Topic: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
geoffraynak

Replies: 11
Views: 482

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:59 am   Subject: Re: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
i did indeed check the DS glass
seemed good ...
and will tweak it every now and then in the future to make sure it is not loose

cheers
geoff
  Topic: power mirror switch rehab
geoffraynak

Replies: 9
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: power mirror switch rehab
creative native ...
you should FIRST perform the tests from 'westyman71' from the linked thread at the top of this thread ...

it shows how to test the motors ...
you can test them 'in situ' if yo ...
  Topic: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
geoffraynak

Replies: 11
Views: 482

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:01 am   Subject: Re: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
thanks for the suggestions everyone!

i ended-up goop-ing the glass back in

i removed (with partial success) the original gray adhesive material.
i may have over-gooped ... but i'm pretty sure i ...
  Topic: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
geoffraynak

Replies: 11
Views: 482

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
thanks everyone!
seeing the other 'SA broken headlight' thread ... I'll count my blessings that all I need to do is caulk some high grade exterior silicone

thanks everyone

really do appreciate ...
  Topic: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
geoffraynak

Replies: 11
Views: 482

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: 5.5" highbeam glass fell out ... now what?!
stopped at the UPS store today to drop off some holiday shipping ...
came back out to the van in a really windy/sunny winter day

got in the van and hear what sounded like a beer bottle falling ... ...
  Topic: power mirror switch rehab
geoffraynak

Replies: 9
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: power mirror switch rehab
Thanks Dave
I get SOOO much information and detail from this group ... i'm glad i can give a tiny bit back!

and SyncroChrick: go for it ... just have a HUGE table and a way to make sure nothing sp ...
  Topic: power mirror switch rehab
geoffraynak

Replies: 9
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: power mirror switch rehab
so I finally decided to tear into my power mirror switch ... since I isolated the non-op mirrors to the switch.
i made sure that BOTH mirrors worked with direct voltage input based on this thread
ht ...
 
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