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  Topic: LED Headlights
thewump

Replies: 13
Views: 776

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: LED Headlights
That's a bummer. I expect I'll end up seeing that too, although I did the DIY mix'n match approach and the headlights were $80 / pair - not much more than a bulb. I don't think the ones you bought ...
  Topic: Suspension work/Going low perhaps...
thewump

Replies: 12
Views: 496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: Suspension work/Going low perhaps...
I have Red Konis and Yellow Weitecs (all bus depot) on my 87 weekender, so a bit lighter than yours and tire choice becomes important or you rub when turning and going up a curb, even with a decent of ...
  Topic: Feedback on Vanagon updates
thewump

Replies: 21
Views: 1234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Feedback on Vanagon updates
Pogo here, why doesn't Schwenk or others make lift springs!?
As Christopher at T3 says, want to improve the handling, lower the stance.

But since a lot of folks like the prerunner look, Iím surp ...
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
thewump

Replies: 544
Views: 290896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
Adding to the thread for posterity and to contribute to the 215/75 15 info that is scattered around. It IS possible to have a slightly lowered van with no rubbing, but it takes a bit of work.

I'm ...
  Topic: Vanagon Coolant Issue
thewump

Replies: 31
Views: 1091

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Coolant Issue
I ended up ordering a replacement cap this morning from GoWesty. Is the Van Cafe BLAU that much better?

Hopefully itís just the cap but I would like to run the tests for the leaking head gaskets. C ...
  Topic: What's your van-plan for 2019?
thewump

Replies: 65
Views: 3212

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: What's your van-plan for 2019?
Back on the road reliably. Haven't given it much love for the last few years:

Minimum
- switch heads and exhaust headers :: In progress
- switch from square to round LED headlights :: In progres ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
thewump

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Views: 1007793

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
Not a bad deal here in CO considering it has nice aftermarket bumpers and a SA grille.. all for $3k.

Not mine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/285147472182007/

K
  Topic: Sitting on roof ... why?
thewump

Replies: 88
Views: 6562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: Sitting on roof ... why?
Is that Guy Fieri 20 years ago?

Nope.. that's me 5 years ago.

K
  Topic: Sitting on roof ... why?
thewump

Replies: 88
Views: 6562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Sitting on roof ... why?
Because if you add a disco ball to the interior you might need more room to dance.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1877188.jpg

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  Topic: GPS locator to find a stolen Vanagon
thewump

Replies: 634
Views: 67892

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:04 am   Subject: Re: GPS locator to find a stolen Vanagon
If you have Google Fi as your phone providor you can have extra data only SIMS for free. I plumb old android phones into my vehicles so they act as wifi hot spots (e.g. for an Android deck I have in ...
  Topic: Bumper / trailer hitch receiver question
thewump

Replies: 19
Views: 1184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 am   Subject: Re: Bumper / trailer hitch receiver question
Have you considered this one? I asked a week ago on the Facebook Bostig page if it would work ok with the Bostig because I want a hitch soon, and a Bostig later.

https://www.vancafe.com/RMW-HH1-p ...
  Topic: Misfire on cold and coolant drips. Stop leak decision
thewump

Replies: 1
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm   Subject: Misfire on cold and coolant drips. Stop leak decision
Hi All,

I've been scouring the forum for similar but not finding similar. I have had a few things going on, so assuming they are related.

It all started on a VERY cold day when the engine stumb ...
  Topic: Exterior Sliding Door Handle Questions (and anyone got one?)
thewump

Replies: 36
Views: 6768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:16 am   Subject: Exterior Sliding Door Handle Questions (and anyone got one?)
Thanks all.

Keith
  Topic: Exterior Sliding Door Handle Questions (and anyone got one?)
thewump

Replies: 36
Views: 6768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:43 pm   Subject: Exterior Sliding Door Handle Questions (and anyone got one?)
Hi All, I guess the freeze + me > tensile stength of outer sliding door handle and it snapped.

Question:
- I found the steps to remove the handles, but can anyone confirm whether or not the lo ...
  Topic: Cheap Child's Cot Alternative
thewump

Replies: 69
Views: 395098

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: Kudos
Well done? I am thinking bunk bed with the cot on top and the half inch plywood bed on the bottom? Anyone have issues with paint or torn door rubber? I am thinking the cargo strap material would be ...
  Topic: Change your fuel lines..
thewump

Replies: 82
Views: 12728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:55 am   Subject: Change your fuel lines..
http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/1917308791.html

'nuff said.

(No it's not mine.. PO changed my fuel lines)

K
  Topic: Clicking noise around fuse box
thewump

Replies: 10
Views: 1650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:32 am   Subject: Clicking noise around fuse box
What kind of clicking noise? Is it only when you move? Could be that you dislodged the speedo cable and now it's clicking as it turns.

K
  Topic: tint on front windows, pro-con?
thewump

Replies: 40
Views: 11264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:47 am   Subject: tint on front windows, pro-con?
To those with the Westy setup, how did you go about tinting the driver side rear window that is partially behind the cabinet. Remove before taking to the tint shop or?

There's various ways to tack ...
  Topic: Another Kids Hammock Design - STOWABLE
thewump

Replies: 16
Views: 37543

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:57 am   Subject: Another Kids Hammock Design - STOWABLE
Those clip in straps would be great to do a simple up and over strap that attaches both sides. I think I'm getting to the point now where I like it, but am going to do a revamp so it's utterly easy to ...
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
thewump

Replies: 3104
Views: 426713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:59 pm   Subject: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Saw two in Buena Vista, CO over the weekend. One was an Air cooled and I chatted with the owner (are you here?) and the other was a CA registered camper.

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