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  Topic: Need some stronger rear hatch shocks?
mikemtnbike

Replies: 10
Views: 280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:27 am   Subject: Re: Need some stronger rear hatch shocks?
I bought this option from the other thread above.

https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/year-model-search/?#?Customfieldincludeinmmtysearch=Yes&Year=1989&Make=VOLKSWAGEN&Model=VANAGON&T ...
  Topic: What to do with my Westfalia? Moving abroad
mikemtnbike

Replies: 27
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: What to do with my Westfalia? Moving abroad
^^+ 1 bazillion on shipping it. The UK is an ideal place for a westy. Have you looked at caravan parks, land access laws in Scotland, or the backcountry road tours? I can literally hear “Dreamweaver” ...
  Topic: Trip Report: Day trip to the Lehigh Gorge
mikemtnbike

Replies: 14
Views: 242

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:39 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report: Day trip to the Lehigh Gorge
Rail/plane fans. Amateur archaeology. Ham radios. I wonder what other esoteric hobbies overlap with vanagon ownership at an unusually high prevalence? Thanks for sharing, dabaron.
  Topic: New stereo. USB port... Where to download music these days?
mikemtnbike

Replies: 19
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:31 am   Subject: Re: New stereo. USB port... Where to download music these days?
I'll just say Spotify Premium is totally awesome and worth the small monthly fee. With minimal effort, you can download all the music you need to be available offline and then also have the ability to ...
  Topic: Oil pressure buzzer preceding alternator belt break?
mikemtnbike

Replies: 3
Views: 65

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:25 am   Subject: Re: Oil pressure buzzer preceding alternator belt break?
I can see no reason why these two events would be related. Well, I guess maybe the belt was slipping constantly, your coolant temps had climbed because it drives the water pump too, and your oil had h ...
  Topic: My vanagon then and now!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 67
Views: 2440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:30 am   Subject: Re: My vanagon then and now!
The one surprising thing I've discovered from this thread is the number of tintops that have been converted to poptop or hightop.

I never would have thought it was so common.

For me, once I real ...
  Topic: My vanagon then and now!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 67
Views: 2440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: My vanagon then and now!
Probably more like doing it right, in many ways.

OP: In case you can't tell, I think this is a great thread idea, thanks for starting it.
  Topic: 2WD Sticker Size!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 9
Views: 252

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:04 am   Subject: Re: 2WD Sticker Size!
Or you could have supported the vendors who gave you the idea Question

South Africa is his location, not so easy.
  Topic: My vanagon then and now!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 67
Views: 2440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:37 am   Subject: Re: My vanagon then and now!
^^Not only did you gather no moss, you were rolling so fast you removed all of it. Impressive!
  Topic: Help with a Van Purchase Today!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 39
Views: 1250

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Help with a Van Purchase Today!
OP: Why not got look at this van?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2316125

Sure, the H6 is a lot for the transmission, but otherewise racerojo has been listing subie convers ...
  Topic: My vanagon then and now!
mikemtnbike

Replies: 67
Views: 2440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:07 am   Subject: Re: My vanagon then and now!
First day bought, at a friend's house showing off. Shortly after this, I discovered the leaking valve cover gasket and gas tank vents I bought too.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/187572 ...
  Topic: What am I not understanding about my new H4 square headlight set
mikemtnbike

Replies: 16
Views: 512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:39 am   Subject: Re: What am I not understanding about my new H4 square headlight set
I hate to ask an almost rude question, but if you flip that over to try the driver's side, does it fit there?
  Topic: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
mikemtnbike

Replies: 91
Views: 4041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:20 am   Subject: Re: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
^^ This entire thread has been worth waaaaay less than I paid for it, actually.
  Topic: Rit Dye questions
mikemtnbike

Replies: 12
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: Rit Dye questions
There’s a video on the webpage I linked to.
  Topic: Rit Dye questions
mikemtnbike

Replies: 12
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:35 am   Subject: Re: Rit Dye questions
Huh, I never thought of dying the carpet. Interesting. If I were to do this, I'd probably try a specialty product like this.

http://americolordyes.com/carpet-dye/

My mom is a fiber artist who d ...
  Topic: Vanagon Drive Characteristic
mikemtnbike

Replies: 22
Views: 792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Drive Characteristic
I do not agree that it "corners like a sack of flour", although it is slow. In fact, I find that the combination of the short turning radius and the stability of the wide wheel base allows ...
  Topic: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
mikemtnbike

Replies: 231
Views: 13267

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:22 am   Subject: Re: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
You're cracking yourself up with the duct tape comments, good job.
  Topic: Head Cap Nut Torque Spec
mikemtnbike

Replies: 47
Views: 792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: Head Cap Nut Torque Spec
I am nowhere near the expert that many of the people posting in this thread are, but I would not undo reseal retorque. If it torqued down, leave it alone and try it, if it leaks, then mess around with ...
  Topic: Who do you know? I need someone to work on my van.
mikemtnbike

Replies: 10
Views: 344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:14 pm   Subject: Re: Who do you know? I need someone to work on my van.
If you're on facebook, join the full moon bus club group and post there. There's some really knowledgeable people in it who live in the C-ton area.
  Topic: Shall I change all front bushes to PU or are some not worth it?
mikemtnbike

Replies: 12
Views: 363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:36 am   Subject: Re: Shall I change all front bushes to PU or are some not worth it?
I used the Burley kit, which seems to pick-and-choose where poly is useful and where not. So far, so good.

https://burleymotorsports.net/product/the-complete-vanagon-bushing-package/
 
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