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  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 269
Views: 39213

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
I'm interested. Order for the safety catch cover and two pop-top bumpers pending from unibagel and Uniwerkes.

Best!
  Topic: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:15 pm   Subject: Re: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
Thank you, that is genuinely helpful. So you just use a wrench, which I do have, and it re-seals back on the 'Form-a-Gasket?'

And... Mike LaBate just called from RMW and said it should re-seal fin ...
  Topic: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:47 pm   Subject: ALUMINUM BLEEDER VALVE JUNCTION 1.9L
To bump an old thread, I hope to install one of these next week that I bought on sale from Van Cafe, not long before the merger.

Mine came with the rubber 'U' and good German non-abrading hose clam ...
  Topic: Stock coolant tank vs. RMW's The Tank
msinabottle

Replies: 47
Views: 2024

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Stock coolant tank vs. RMW's The Tank
How would we add a sight glass? Wouldn't one have to drill, tap, and collet? Or am I ignorant of something?

Best!
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 269
Views: 39213

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Thank you! That's a wonderful website, also. You'll be hearing from me.

Best!
  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
msinabottle

Replies: 98
Views: 3861

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold
Hey MS, figure anything out?
and...

It would be cool if everyone posted a picture of the finished product!

Funny that you'd mention that...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1785590.jpg ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 269
Views: 39213

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
How about the front sliding door latch cover on a Westy, like Winston's, for instance, cracked on the top part. Is there a replacement available, or could we print one? Ecce:
https://www.thesamba.co ...
  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
msinabottle

Replies: 98
Views: 3861

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: The Threshold--Where I Step
Waal...

When Brandon told me he'd be sending the plastic threshold, I went and pulled Winston's aluminum locking piece, and took it to a large scale powder-coater, figuring they could just tuck it ...
  Topic: Best lube for curtains?
msinabottle

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Views: 256

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:22 pm   Subject: Re: Best lube for curtains?
Thorough cleaning, good-quality silicon lube. If it gets on your curtains, it will waterproof what it touches.

Best!
  Topic: Window regulator - manual - lesson learned- SOLVED
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: Window regulator - manual - lesson learned- SOLVED
What you did is exactly what Wheels of Time did when they fixed Winston's passenger-side regulator. Good bodyman just cannibalized my aftermarket replacement to fix the shot VW unit.

It's behaved ...
  Topic: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
msinabottle

Replies: 36
Views: 1312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 pm   Subject: Re: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
Winston is a product of the 80's. In many respects, so am I. And we are a team effort.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c59g3KucIzo[/youtube]

Shocked

Best!
  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
msinabottle

Replies: 98
Views: 3861

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:49 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold
MANY thanks to you all. The thread title didn't mention that the part WAS available or the group buy--I thought it was just more wishful thoughts.

I love that brown paint on the securing bar. I'm ...
  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
msinabottle

Replies: 98
Views: 3861

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold
Drat, it looks as if I missed the sill. I'll hope to hear if another group buy goes through or any others are drifting about. The installations look stunning!

Best!
  Topic: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions
msinabottle

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions
Another vote for Blazer--whom I have reviewed and discussed at length. The only thing, admittedly, wrong with RMW is the 100 mile drive from Denver to their facilities. But I can't say enough good th ...
  Topic: Pumping Gas
msinabottle

Replies: 18
Views: 752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Pumping Gas (Poetry!)
Gassing up the van
Fuel pukes from the filler tube.
Two flammable shoes.

That... was a good haiku. POACHING ON MY PRESERVE, ARE WE? And WELL, too...

I must throw down!

Ten gallons in... ...
  Topic: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al)
msinabottle

Replies: 127
Views: 79400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al)
All I could think of was... 'WOW... how do you get to the engine?'

Shocked

Best!
  Topic: Van Cafe to merge with Rocky Mountain Westy!
msinabottle

Replies: 219
Views: 15456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: Van Cafe to merge with Rocky Mountain Westy!
Mike posted while I was positing posting!

Van Cafe was as fine an organization as I know--RMW is and has always been another one I'd put in their league. I have watched RMW conceive of great proje ...
  Topic: What's your van-plan for 2018?
msinabottle

Replies: 67
Views: 3224

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:43 pm   Subject: Re: What's your van-plan for 2018?
I think I'll install the Rocky Mountain Westy Van Cafe (!) metal pressure coolant tank in keeping with my 'cheap insurance' policy. I will wonder about some kind of replacement for the washer fluid t ...
  Topic: RIP Tim Clark aka tclark
msinabottle

Replies: 11
Views: 1107

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:49 pm   Subject: Re: RIP Tim Clark aka tclark
I wonder if the Vans have any sense of what's happened...

I wrote this for Daryl Christensen, another sad loss:

Emptiness reigns and sad entropy rules
The day a great workman puts down all his ...
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
msinabottle

Replies: 83
Views: 3321

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Drat! Not enough time to plan for this one... I always enjoy seeing you and the local Vanagonauts, and I greatly enjoy craft beer... But it's also close to my usual last camp-out in Winston.

I hope ...
 
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