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  Topic: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
joetiger

Replies: 737
Views: 61600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:28 am   Subject: Re: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
It's time for me to buy one of these Chinese Diesel Heaters. But, the companies that purport to sell these, ahem, "discounted" heaters seem to change on a weekly basis.

I want to buy one ...
  Topic: spare tire, early vanagon
joetiger

Replies: 14
Views: 240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: spare tire, early vanagon


anyone had a creative use for that space?

Search clamshell AND storage, lots of good ideas. The 55-gallon plastic drum cut down to size is a popular one.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/ ...
  Topic: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
joetiger

Replies: 737
Views: 61600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:38 am   Subject: Re: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
It's time for me to buy one of these Chinese Diesel Heaters. But, the companies that purport to sell these, ahem, "discounted" heaters seem to change on a weekly basis.

I want to buy one ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 364
Views: 32940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Yesterday I repacked/replaced some rear CV's then installed an electric coolant pump as shown in this thread:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=534812

In our cold snap a few week ...
  Topic: Vanagonlife and Gowesty Cup holders
joetiger

Replies: 8
Views: 410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:36 am   Subject: Re: Vanagonlife and Gowesty Cup holders
I like that it has a built-in spot for a 12v socket. I keep my laptop in there charging on a 12v power cord when traveling. Very convenient and secure.

CptRon those cupholders look good there. that ...
  Topic: Vanagonlife and Gowesty Cup holders
joetiger

Replies: 8
Views: 410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Vanagonlife and Gowesty Cup holders
Should do the trick. Thanks for posting. We'd miss that walk through area though. My wife is 5'4 and I doubt her legs could step that far when it was time for a drink or snack.

The VanagonLife cons ...
  Topic: The Barefoot Bus- 1987 Syncro Westfalia Rescue and Restoration
joetiger

Replies: 12
Views: 517

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:42 am   Subject: Re: The Barefoot Bus- 1987 Syncro Westfalia Rescue and Restoration
Your rust work on some of your earlier projects was inspirational (my Syncro was purchases in Philly and spent its first 50k miles in Rochester NY.)

Can't wait to see how this one goes.

:popco ...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
joetiger

Replies: 2350
Views: 379107

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
Yikes...It's got all of that Burley stuff on it, but even Burley's SEMA Syncro wasn't advertised for nearly that much.
  Topic: Backup Cameras
joetiger

Replies: 63
Views: 5896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Backup Cameras
I have a Garmin GPS that I like (now that I've finally figured out how to properly use it.) It has built-in Wifi and is compatible with this camera:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/591686

Look ...
  Topic: DIY-Cold weather, front heater solution
joetiger

Replies: 56
Views: 14616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: DIY-Cold weather, front heater solution
Hi Joe,
Since I was the last person to post on this thread 6 years ago I'll share what my solution was. While I did change out the front heater core when I tore into my dash (definitely recommend if ...
  Topic: DIY-Cold weather, front heater solution
joetiger

Replies: 56
Views: 14616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: DIY-Cold weather, front heater solution
thread resurrection...Took me half the morning to find the damned thing...

This little cold snap in Colorado has exposed my vintage air AC/heater as being inadequate, especially when coupled with a ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
joetiger

Replies: 2029
Views: 87823

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:59 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
I'd like to install an oem look on/off switch in one of the dash cluster switch positions, i.e. a switch that looks like the headlight switch (minus the dimmer) but a simple on/off switch. Is there a ...
  Topic: Forgotten VW T3 (Vanagon) Camping Car?
joetiger

Replies: 16
Views: 5203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:48 am   Subject: Re: Forgotten VW T3 (Vanagon) Camping Car?
VWYeti-- Love your photos on Instagram; post some here! Welcome to The Samba.
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 364
Views: 32940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
We headed up to Wellington Lake for our Labor Day weekend camping trip with a few other families (socially distanced, of course.) The lake is private and does not allow motorized watercraft. There's p ...
  Topic: Engine conversion photos
joetiger

Replies: 73
Views: 10300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 am   Subject: Re: Engine conversion photos
This is an awesome thread. I saw my last van on the previous page and it made me somewhat sad.

OBD1 ABA 2.0:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2041296.jpg
  Topic: Which headlight switch do I have / is available to replace?
joetiger

Replies: 15
Views: 342

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:55 am   Subject: Re: Which headlight switch do I have / is available to replace?
There are a few in the classifieds if you want to go with a used one, for example:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2372776
  Topic: Syncro - Price & Advice
joetiger

Replies: 72
Views: 2904

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Syncro - Price & Advice
Congratulations! Can't wait to see the clean up and the build.
  Topic: Syncro front axle replacement
joetiger

Replies: 12
Views: 242

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:54 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front axle replacement
I think the key is getting both front wheels off the ground so you can easily move the hub back and forth. Unbolt the two end links. If you can get the diff side CV joint to move straight up out of it ...
  Topic: what subaru engines are available for conversions?
joetiger

Replies: 40
Views: 10170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:46 am   Subject: Re: what subaru engines are available for conversions?
stupid question here - on this subject.
I have an '86 syncro that a previous owner installed a subaru legacy 2.2 motor with a kennedy conversion.

All is good and fine. But I always like to think ...
  Topic: 1982 T3 AHU
joetiger

Replies: 120
Views: 13696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:17 am   Subject: Re: 1982 T3 AHU
Wow you've been busy! Thanks for posting all of this up, it made for an enjoyable read with my morning coffee.

Are you running a snorkel in the D pillar?
 
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