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  Topic: Post Photos of the FRONT of your Van!
simonslp

Replies: 556
Views: 101136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: Post Photos of the FRONT of your Van!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2018869.png
  Topic: Ideas (pics) for Exterior Spare Tire, Fuel and Bicycle Carrying
simonslp

Replies: 11
Views: 765

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:32 pm   Subject: Re: Ideas (pics) for Exterior Spare Tire, Fuel and Bicycle Carrying
My system, built by good friend Alistair, follows the ďhatch-mountedĒ school of thought. To each their own, but to me the swing away concept, while cool looking, seems like an extra complication that ...
  Topic: Help finding reflective black 4wd decal
simonslp

Replies: 4
Views: 245

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:35 pm   Subject: Help finding reflective black 4wd decal
Hi all,

After fruitless internet searching Iím appealing to the samba hive-mind in search of a reflective black Ď4wdí decal for my Syncro. I know these are possible as I already have reflective bl ...
  Topic: How to wire T&C seat Heaters
simonslp

Replies: 11
Views: 1633

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 pm   Subject: Re: How to wire T&C seat Heaters
Itís people like you, monstersteve (talented, intelligent and generous) that make thesamba such a great resource! Thanks so much! Iíve got the parts ordered and Iím looking forward to following your l ...
  Topic: How to wire T&C seat Heaters
simonslp

Replies: 11
Views: 1633

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:50 pm   Subject: Re: How to wire T&C seat Heaters
Hi monster,

Thanks for the spur to action on the t&c seats. Iíve found the tstats and switches you mentioned for sale on eBay, getting set to make the purchase. Iím wondering if you can clarify ...
  Topic: How does one remove this crap???
simonslp

Replies: 13
Views: 940

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:32 pm   Subject: Re: How does one remove this crap???
On a tip from a knowledgeable buddy (ragnarhairybreeks) I used a solvent called Toluene for this job. Found it at Canadian Tire, not sure where you might find it in the States.

Toluol also has the ...
  Topic: Camping Lantern Test
simonslp

Replies: 41
Views: 2120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am   Subject: Re: Camping Lantern Test
Weíve had one of these the past few years and like it a lot. Itís a USB rechargeable device, it has dimming adjustability, itís very bright, lightweight and packs away small, and has a quite acceptabl ...
  Topic: Alternative (non-stock) paint schemes, colors, & designs
simonslp

Replies: 23
Views: 6112

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon paint schemes / alternative colors / designs
My three-tone paintjob, done in La Paz, BCS. Colour is Honda Sunburst Orange, chosen with the goal of a change from, but a good match for, the stock Bordeaux Red. I went the the ĎGowesty-styleí bottom ...
  Topic: Post Photos of the REAR of your Van!
simonslp

Replies: 282
Views: 57690

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: Post Photos of the REAR of your Van!
A little Baja beach time, enjoying her new Mexican paint job:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1740189.jpg


And a little sexy time Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1740188.j ...
  Topic: Propex 2211 orientation options?
simonslp

Replies: 21
Views: 1260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm   Subject: Re: Propex 2211 orientation options?
The seat clears, just barely:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1718172.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1718173.jpg

As to preferring not to climb over the console; as I said, ...
  Topic: Propex 2211 orientation options?
simonslp

Replies: 21
Views: 1260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:47 pm   Subject: Re: Propex 2211 orientation options?
I too had this conundrum. I came up with this solution...

The concept:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/907719.jpg

The finished product:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1718109. ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
simonslp

Replies: 1325
Views: 656420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
Day and nightfall at Mt Arrowsmith, Vancouver Island, Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1701464.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1701463.jpg
  Topic: Top Popped While (Walmart!) Boondocked?
simonslp

Replies: 43
Views: 2142

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Top Popped While (Walmart!) Boondocked?
Yes!

Or at least I used to, before I went permapopped.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/974961.jpg
  Topic: New Hightop Option
simonslp

Replies: 1302
Views: 272152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:13 pm   Subject: Re: New Hightop Option
Those new tops look great. Nice to see some more folks will have the chance to enjoy the getaway top.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1658562.jpg

I can recommend the Getaway style, I've lo ...
  Topic: How to wire T&C seat Heaters
simonslp

Replies: 11
Views: 1633

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: How to wire T&C seat Heaters

Tc seats have a temp senor that needs a constant signal in order to regulate properly. The four wires on the tc seat plug is heat element, ground, temp sensir in and temp sensor out. I just used t ...
  Topic: Propex stopped heating
simonslp

Replies: 12
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Propex stopped heating
^^^^ this worked for me when I had the same problem.
  Topic: Front Seat Swap (Town & Country 2nd Row)
simonslp

Replies: 511
Views: 123104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:23 am   Subject: Re: Front Seat Swap, (Town & Country 2nd Row)
Nope, only to around 50deg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1495519.jpg
Plenty for napping but not an extra bed Smile
  Topic: Front Seat Swap (Town & Country 2nd Row)
simonslp

Replies: 511
Views: 123104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:26 am   Subject: Re: Front Seat Swap, (Town & Country 2nd Row)
Hi Ben,

That's funny, I sent a few questions to the seller (ffantazija11) and found he always responded quickly, usually same day or next day. He shipped the seats right away and they got to Port A ...
  Topic: Front Seat Swap (Town & Country 2nd Row)
simonslp

Replies: 511
Views: 123104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:04 pm   Subject: Re: Front Seat Swap, (Town & Country 2nd Row)
Thought I should chime in and add a few pics.

Calfredson, the Arizona-based eBay seller you found is the one I used. I think he strips Town & Countries for handicap van conversions or somesuch. ...
  Topic: Subaru Exhaust headers - Recommendations?
simonslp

Replies: 291
Views: 79464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:02 pm   Subject: Subaru Exhaust headers - Recommendations?
Just to beat a dead horse, can we confirm or deny that a Stan's header is a no-go on a syncro? As I understand it the issue is that the header won't fit with the skid plate without modification to the ...
 
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