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  Topic: RV style roof vent in tintop
madmax25

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: RV style roof vent in tintop


Nothing is forever, life changes while you are living it!

Dave

All too true. I decided a while ago with the van though, that even though it is my most prized possession, that I would not be ...
  Topic: RV style roof vent in tintop
madmax25

Replies: 16
Views: 1711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: RV style roof vent in tintop
I have the larger size of that universal moonroof up front, and itís one of the best mods Iíve done for daily driving and camping (except when I leave it open overnight during a surprise thunderstorm) ...
  Topic: RV style roof vent in tintop
madmax25

Replies: 16
Views: 1711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:15 am   Subject: Re: RV style roof vent in tintop
Thatís a good point. I never plan on putting a top on it though, and itís ďtill death do us partĒ for Big Red and I, so Iím not sweating that. Iíve got a 2/3 metal/wood rack on the roof that I plan on ...
  Topic: RV style roof vent in tintop
madmax25

Replies: 16
Views: 1711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:22 am   Subject: Re: RV style roof vent in tintop
Wanted to bump this thread, as I just bought the cheap metal vent as pictured in the OP. Getting ready to install it in my tintop above the rear bench. Will update with pics and progress as I dive int ...
  Topic: Things you should not do
madmax25

Replies: 91
Views: 10535

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Re: Things you should not do
When you're patching a blown rear heater tee in the middle of a cross country winter road trip, don't yank on the hose going to the coolant distribution tower to try to get more slack. It only makes l ...
  Topic: What's your worst story of being stranded?
madmax25

Replies: 39
Views: 2300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:36 pm   Subject: Re: What's your worst story of being stranded?
1989. My parents, with a 6 month old Me in the back, headed from CA to Texas in their brand new 88 GL to visit family.

In our family's usual space case fashion, my dad forgot to fill up one mornin ...
  Topic: 2.1 eating alternators
madmax25

Replies: 7
Views: 378

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:28 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 eating alternators
Interesting. Thanks so much guys, these are definitely two areas that could use replacement/improvement. I'll add new motor mounts and the alt bracket to the top of the eternal list of needed parts. T ...
  Topic: 2.1 eating alternators
madmax25

Replies: 7
Views: 378

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:33 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 eating alternators
That could be. I rebuilt the motor in 2008 but was on a high school budget and didn't replace them. Nothing is torn, but the engine does rock a bit while running. I wonder if that's enough to put stra ...
  Topic: 2.1 eating alternators
madmax25

Replies: 7
Views: 378

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:08 am   Subject: 2.1 eating alternators
So my 88 goes through an alternator about every year on average it seems. Went through a few junkyard Bosch ones before getting on the Oreilly lifetime warrantee plan. The current one is only 2-3 mont ...
  Topic: Peanut oil exhaust anti rust treatment
madmax25

Replies: 245
Views: 24953

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: Re: Peanut oil exhaust anti rust treatment
I slathered one coat of peanut oil on my new system back in like 07, never got around to reapplying it though. It burned off eventually, but seems like it kept rust from starting for a while. Certainl ...
  Topic: Filter in rear window passenger side vent?
madmax25

Replies: 4
Views: 363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:02 pm   Subject: Filter in rear window passenger side vent?
I recall seeing a thread a long while back about cutting new foam filters out of shop vac filters or something. It has been done. I stressed about it too 5 or 6 years ago when I had those vents out, b ...
  Topic: How many people are still on the stock engine?
madmax25

Replies: 38
Views: 2454

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:35 am   Subject: How many people are still on the stock engine?
Original stock 2.1 has 245,000 on it. Did a full top end rebuild (except pistons and jackets) in stages over a few years between 170k-200k.

I daily drive her for work, and just moved cross country ...
  Topic: Funny wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend quotes ...
madmax25

Replies: 140
Views: 18722

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:11 pm   Subject: Funny wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend quotes ...
The ex gf thought the van was ugly and scary at first, but slowly warmed up to it over time.

The new gf possibly loves the van more than I do (which speaks volumes). She gets upset when I don't c ...
  Topic: Anyone have feedback on the RMW stainless exhaust?
madmax25

Replies: 247
Views: 54671

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:14 pm   Subject: Anyone have feedback on the RMW stainless exhaust?
Another happy customer here. Just got done installing a set on my dad's 90 Westy, and what a fine improvement! Picked it up from the source on my way through CO and got to check out the sweet shop t ...
  Topic: 2wd Lift Springs/ Lifting your van in general
madmax25

Replies: 239
Views: 68561

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:57 am   Subject: 2wd Lift Springs/ Lifting your van in general
Just a quick update on what I settled on finally...

I returned the moogs- They were just a little too firm and tall for my taste on such a light van, and the paint on them was total junk. I found ...
  Topic: 2wd Lift Springs/ Lifting your van in general
madmax25

Replies: 239
Views: 68561

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:47 pm   Subject: 2wd Lift Springs/ Lifting your van in general
Another Moog 5660 convert here.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/madmax25/IMG_3950_zps88709ce2.jpg

Here's how she sat before:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/madmax25/IMG_3059_z ...
  Topic: Vanagon Sunsets and Sunrises
madmax25

Replies: 208
Views: 31257

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:25 am   Subject: Vanagon Sunsets and Sunrises
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/madmax25/90e918e2-0a17-4401-9e20-2434e9dc10d4_zps1e5fbde8.jpg

Do you have more pictures of your bus? That is a gorgeous color, I haven't seen before!

Thank ...
  Topic: Route 66, California to Chicago !
madmax25

Replies: 26
Views: 3968

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:58 am   Subject: Route 66, California to Chicago !
I'll be meandering from Nor Cal to New Orleans and back sometime in there. Still planning the trip, but at least part of 66 is on the to do list (either to or from). Need to get to NOLA by March 10- ...
  Topic: Its black friday.... did you get your van anything?
madmax25

Replies: 35
Views: 2870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:05 am   Subject: Its black friday.... did you get your van anything?
My birthday was last week too, so I treated myself to some much needed/wanted parts.
4 big ones to bus depot for rubber mats, headlight upgrade kit, and a bunch of nickel and dime parts inside and ...
  Topic: Vanagon Owner Occupation
madmax25

Replies: 597
Views: 71615

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:23 pm   Subject: Vanagon Owner Occupation
I'm a freelance carpenter fresh out of school. I specialize in Historic Preservation, so most of my work is on 100+ year old houses. Everything from framing to trim to paint.

If I'm not working ...
 
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