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  Topic: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
hiram6

Replies: 239
Views: 24560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:42 pm   Subject: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
Ben, sorry I couldn't make the Caffeine and Octane GTG this weekend. Maybe next time. Thanks for keeping the ATL Vanagon scene going, let's all stay positive.
  Topic: Suggestions for securing a dog during an accident?
hiram6

Replies: 8
Views: 2040

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:37 pm   Subject: Suggestions for securing a dog during an accident?
This is the ultimate dog travel bowl. Have used one for years.

http://www.petstoresoutlet.com/waterboy-travel-bowl.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=COmI2NSJ_LoCFWUV7AodT2YA ...
  Topic: best automobile for paradise (Hawaii)
hiram6

Replies: 23
Views: 3675

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:31 pm   Subject: best automobile for paradise (Hawaii)
pop top honda element

What I was going to recommend.

http://www.ursaminorvehicles.com/sites/default/files/gallery/image_galleries/gallery/IMG_0956_1_1_large.JPG


http://www.ursaminorvehicles ...
  Topic: How to fill holes in Pop-Top
hiram6

Replies: 9
Views: 1360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:40 am   Subject: How to fill holes in Pop-Top
Easiest way to fiberglass the repairs is right here ---> http://www.cleanlinesurf.com/products.php?product=Solarez-Weenie-Poly-Repair-%252d-0.5oz&gclid=CKCsmMSvvroCFRFo7Aod_TYAUw

No mixing, ...
  Topic: Does Vanagon Steering Column Telescope?
hiram6

Replies: 22
Views: 4059

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:14 pm   Subject: Does Vanagon Steering Column Telescope?
No Vanagon came with a telescoping steering column. That does not mean a previous owner didn't do something goofy when putting it back together.
  Topic: Tires - Blowout - Gowesty load rating is optimistic?
hiram6

Replies: 61
Views: 12254

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:37 pm   Subject: Tires - Blowout - Gowesty load rating is optimistic?
Falken offers a tire in their ZIEX line that has the right specs. It used to be called the 912, and may still be at some tire dealers, but Discount Tire sells it as the Ziex ZE-612.

It is sized at ...
  Topic: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
hiram6

Replies: 239
Views: 24560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
Hey, I'm actually in town for this one! I'll be there.
  Topic: Free 6 pack, Inline 4, I4, KEP, Kennedy Engineering, WTF?
hiram6

Replies: 14
Views: 2889

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:49 am   Subject: Free 6 pack, Inline 4, I4, KEP, Kennedy Engineering, WTF?
The seller has an curious reputation.

Cool Cool Even before clicking on the FS link, from your description, I knew who the seller was.
  Topic: Parasitic drain, narrowed it down to one circuit?
hiram6

Replies: 6
Views: 982

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:25 am   Subject: Parasitic drain, narrowed it down to one circuit?
You just prevented your Westy from burning to the ground.

Well, I don't know about that, I'm not done yet!! Laughing

I did do headlight relays, but that was YEARS ago, I wonder if I've had thi ...
  Topic: Parasitic drain, narrowed it down to one circuit?
hiram6

Replies: 6
Views: 982

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:50 pm   Subject: Parasitic drain, narrowed it down to one circuit?
My 85 Westy has been sitting pretty much unused for a while now. Maybe once a month or so, I'll take it out for a 30 minute drive just to keep it from deteriorating, but the rest of the time it's bee ...
  Topic: Vanagon - The "better" years? (round or rectangle)
hiram6

Replies: 34
Views: 6840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:44 am   Subject: Vanagon - The "better" years? (round or rectangle)
I like my 85. Transitional year as many have said, and I'm not saying I would have turned down a later van, but my 85 works for me.

I've upgraded the round headlights to H4s in a SA grill with ful ...
  Topic: Big changes at GoWesty
hiram6

Replies: 83
Views: 17151

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:59 am   Subject: Big changes at GoWesty
Not surprised by this at all. Operating a showroom/retail store is very manpower inefficient if you are primarily an e-commerce operation.

I also dabble in Fiat sports cars and, living in Atlanta ...
  Topic: Monthly Vanagon GTG - Atlanta GA
hiram6

Replies: 0
Views: 310

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:17 am   Subject: Monthly Vanagon GTG - Atlanta GA
I sent an Outlook invite yesterday to the local Vanagon owners that I had e-mail addresses for.

The invite was for a monthly meeting on the the first Thursday of each month, from 5:30-7:30PM at the ...
  Topic: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
hiram6

Replies: 239
Views: 24560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:13 am   Subject: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
Bumping this back up with an update. I sent an Outlook invite yesterday to folks that I had e-mail addresses for.

The invite was for a recurring monthly meeting on the the first Thursday of each ...
  Topic: Replacing 2wd front springs?
hiram6

Replies: 6
Views: 1188

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:14 pm   Subject: Replacing 2wd front springs?
have to loosen sway bar, ball joint bolt too. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=897639

I did not have to loosen either of those, but I did use a spring compressor to remove the sprin ...
  Topic: rear disc brake swap...convert to lug bolts ?
hiram6

Replies: 1
Views: 315

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:04 pm   Subject: rear disc brake swap...convert to lug bolts ?
I had leg studs pressed in when I changed over to rear discs. Got the studs from loogy here on the board.

I have an extra set of hubs if you need them. PM me if you want them.
  Topic: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
hiram6

Replies: 239
Views: 24560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:25 pm   Subject: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
Well, we did meet, had 6 Vanagons make the trip. Westys, tin-tops, and a Bostig conversion were present. Some great conversation was had, some names/contact info exchanged, and multiple chili dogs a ...
  Topic: Koni's added to the Weitec springs = like a new van!
hiram6

Replies: 45
Views: 4807

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:45 pm   Subject: Koni's added to the Weitec springs = like a new van!
I have the Carat springs on my Full Camper Westy, paired up with KYBs. I can confirm they do indeed suck.

I have a set on the red Koni fronts sitting on the workbench. Just need a Saturday with ...
  Topic: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
hiram6

Replies: 239
Views: 24560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:52 pm   Subject: New Vanagon Club Forming in Atlanta
I'm in. I work about 6 blocks from the Varsity. I'll drive the Westy to work that day.
  Topic: The Autobahn Society, Braselton GA
hiram6

Replies: 13
Views: 2484

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:50 pm   Subject: The Autobahn Society, Braselton GA
I bought my Westy from them over 6 years ago. Have had them do a few repairs, and have bought a few parts from them. Steve's a good guy, but he doesn't run the most organized shop.

I wouldn't t ...
 
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