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  Topic: Looking for latex-free floor mats
idahoskier

Replies: 3
Views: 137

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for latex-free floor mats
You did not specify carpet or all weather. Either way, I'm not sure if anyone makes a Vanagon specific mat that you can be sure won't include some form of latex. You could make your own by sourcing a ...
  Topic: Stuck New Brake Drum After Rebuild
idahoskier

Replies: 13
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: Stuck New Brake Drum After Rebuild
Apologies, as I misunderstood. That drum part number is listed on the GW site for vanagons. Those bolts should just be retainers for when the wheel is off. Odd that they would cause a hang up. Are the ...
  Topic: Stuck New Brake Drum After Rebuild
idahoskier

Replies: 13
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Stuck New Brake Drum After Rebuild
In the pics it looks as though your adjusters have not been retracted all the way. Thread them back in all the way then you should be able to install the drums. With the drums on then tighten the adju ...
  Topic: Tires: Don't let Costco waste your time
idahoskier

Replies: 39
Views: 1405

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Re: Tires: Don't let Costco waste your time
Took my rims in and had them mounted off the vehicle as the manager said that was the only way they could do it. When I picked them up the guy asked if I would bring the van by so he could see it :lol ...
  Topic: Truck Fridge and Westy fridge relay
idahoskier

Replies: 7
Views: 286

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:12 pm   Subject: Re: Truck Fridge and Westy fridge relay
The Truckfridge will likely run down a normal starting battery faster than you want. At 11.9v your 12v battery will be down to about 40% and at 11.0v that battery is not likely to start anything. You ...
  Topic: Vanagon row T-shirt interest -- Update: Now available!
idahoskier

Replies: 155
Views: 6807

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon row T shirt interest, respond if you would order
Id be in for one for sure
  Topic: Help with a cheap fix for the dreaded 1985 sag?
idahoskier

Replies: 34
Views: 1400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Help with a cheap fix for the dreaded 1985 sag?
I also run syncro springs in the rear of my 85 (no special tools required). I ran with stock front springs and Monroe coil over shocks for years and it was pretty good. I added the GW lift springs in ...
  Topic: Speedo cable or?
idahoskier

Replies: 12
Views: 586

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Speedo cable or?
Most likely. Check the connection at the driver front wheel and make sure the circlip is intact. Also check the connection at the back of the speedometer. Either end is known to fail by becoming disco ...
  Topic: Truckfridge TF65 Install with pics - long
idahoskier

Replies: 62
Views: 24260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Truckfridge TF65 Install with pics - long
It is in reference to the front panel of the cabinet, as the new fridge is wider than the original:


Neil,
You need a total of 3/4" cut off the front panel. Take 1/2" off the left s ...
  Topic: Rear spring replacement on 85 westfalia
idahoskier

Replies: 17
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Rear spring replacement on 85 westfalia
I have syncro springs in the rear of my 85 westy. Ride height is about 19". I find they sag less than the gowesty 1.5" springs when I put three bikes on the back and fill the water tank. I a ...
  Topic: Vanagons at huckleberry jam 8/11-8/14
idahoskier

Replies: 3
Views: 324

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:21 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons at huckleberry jam 8/11-8/14
I live 4 miles away... but wont be there this time Laughing I would bet you will see several of the local ones there. White with EJ25, Red with SA grill, Beige and probably a few Pinzgauers too. Cheers!
  Topic: Who wants to install my Truckfridge/Propex for cash?
idahoskier

Replies: 7
Views: 946

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:46 pm   Subject: Re: Who wants to install my Truckfridge/Propex for cash?
Its really not that bad. Tools can be pretty minimal and still git r dun. If you're ever in my neck of the woods I could give you some advice or let you see my setup.

my install:
http://www.thesam ...
  Topic: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
idahoskier

Replies: 17
Views: 1661

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:26 am   Subject: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
Sorry about the crappy photos and the dirty van Laughing This is close to what my view is now as it depends on how much I recline the seat. The wheel actually sits just a bit higher in my view. It is eas ...
  Topic: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
idahoskier

Replies: 17
Views: 1661

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
How much visibility are you needing to create? Move the wheel up or down? The required movement will depend on your specific viewing position. In my case the wheel cut off the top of the gauges after ...
  Topic: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
idahoskier

Replies: 17
Views: 1661

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:47 pm   Subject: Steering wheel height/dash visibility options
I have a smaller diameter wheel so my needs will not be the same as yours. I was able to gain visibility of the part of the gauges I needed by lowering the column and raising the instrument cluster. I ...
  Topic: SOLVEDish - Old Fuel Filter, stumbling. Adjust AFM? Fuel Sta
idahoskier

Replies: 15
Views: 946

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:51 pm   Subject: SOLVEDish - Old Fuel Filter, stumbling. Adjust AFM? Fuel Sta
You can also cut it open to see what the filter has caught Wink
  Topic: SOLVEDish - Old Fuel Filter, stumbling. Adjust AFM? Fuel Sta
idahoskier

Replies: 15
Views: 946

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:38 pm   Subject: SOLVEDish - Old Fuel Filter, stumbling. Adjust AFM? Fuel Sta
How old is the gas tank? If its original then its probably sending crud down the line. You most likely have a filter issue so just replacing that should remedy the problem. I would try just the filter ...
  Topic: Sink Faucet/Pump Replacements
idahoskier

Replies: 87
Views: 42713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:34 pm   Subject: Sink Faucet/Pump Replacements
So I installed this a long time ago and my wife tells me its one of her favorite mods. I had a few other Westy owners ask about it on the last trip so I figured I would put it here Very Happy I used the wate ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
idahoskier

Replies: 770
Views: 84889

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:04 pm   Subject: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
Just went to the Olympic Peninsula via Mt Rainier and Seattle. Probably about 2000 miles. The only snag was a fueling issue that acted like a clogged filter (the crazy heat did not help I'm sure)... 1 ...
  Topic: NAPA has a marine/deep cycle battery sale on for April.
idahoskier

Replies: 9
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:58 pm   Subject: NAPA has a marine/deep cycle battery sale on for April.
Thanks for the heads up! I don't need one for the van but do need another for the boat Very Happy
 
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