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  Topic: Crossing the Canada/US border with guns
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Crossing the Canada/US border with guns
My wife and I go to Vancouver BC from Washington State at least 4 times a year. We both have a NEXUS Pass/Global Entry/TSA Pre/"trusted traveler" status with the Dept of Homeland Security so ...
  Topic: Rubber floor for Vanagon
turbotransporter

Replies: 51
Views: 7290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:51 am   Subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon
Costco sells a diamond plate patterned product that may be similar. I have had this on my shop floor for 6 years and it's awesome.

https://www.costco.com/NewAge-8'-x-20'-Versaroll-Garage-Flooring. ...
  Topic: Zetec time: Shop space in Bellingham, WA? FOUND
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:47 pm   Subject: Re: Shop space in Bellingham WA Zetec time
maybe in MA Jeff but this is the PNWet! Laughing

I've done 3+ Bostig Conversions and I agree that it can be done in a driveway, weather permitting. The last one I did took three days including clean ...
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
turbotransporter

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Views: 213370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:54 am   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
Very good question... I have a friend who's a fire suppression expert and designs fire suppression systems for commercial applications. I've shared this "application" with him and asked for ...
  Topic: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
turbotransporter

Replies: 48
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:32 am   Subject: Re: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
Shut up and take my $$ Laughing
  Topic: purple torque convertor
turbotransporter

Replies: 1
Views: 189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:36 am   Subject: Re: purple torque convertor
http://www.oregonconverter.com
  Topic: Weekender Values?
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Weekender Values?
Also rocking the Bostig conversion RG6! Very Happy


Value really depends on how you intend to use it... I would never trade our Westy Weekender for a full Westy as for us, our real world use of the full ...
  Topic: Weekender Values?
turbotransporter

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Weekender Values?
I owned a few full kitchen Westys and I much prefer the "pop top-no kitchen" Weekender. I've added a Propex, a Shady Boy, a 200ah aux battery, 6 usb ports, 3 12v sockets, LED lighting with d ...
  Topic: Put her away from Winter Rains in PNW?
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Put her away from Winter Rains in PNW?
I'll second Zeitgeist 13... I currently own two 87 Vanagons, one tin top (120K miles) and one Westy Weekender (260K miles). Both are original Seattle area vehicles since new and have zero rust in the ...
  Topic: Seattle Meetup - Nov 13, 2016 (Marymoor Park) Show and Tell
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:11 pm   Subject: Re: Seattle Meetup - Nov 13, 2016 (Marymoor Park) Show and Tell
I'm in! Again, I'll be bringing all my spares for swap and trade.
And your cute little pup. Bring him too Very Happy
  Topic: registering a German import in the US
turbotransporter

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Views: 5873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: registering a German import in the US
Addendum...
I also imported a 87 Canadian Syncro Westy last year. No RI required. As a matter of convenience, the seller delivered the van to me from Canada to the US. He drove it to my house, remove ...
  Topic: registering a German import in the US
turbotransporter

Replies: 18
Views: 5873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: registering a German import in the US
If it's over 25 years old it should be very simple to import from Canada and register in the US. My 85 Transporter single cab TD was imported from Germany to Canada then to the US without using a regi ...
  Topic: Bostig RG6 and beyond
turbotransporter

Replies: 268
Views: 25411

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:05 am   Subject: Re: Bostig RG6 and beyond
When I did my conversion in June 2015, I purchased a new 200A alternator from eBay seller bnrparts for $113.05 plus $10.65 shipping. It fit and worked BUT the voltage output varied wildly from 12.8 to ...
  Topic: new propane tank - who can purge?
turbotransporter

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Views: 2963

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:25 am   Subject: Re: new propane tank - who can purge?
I worked in the Propane industry for a few years...

Simplified: Purging new Propane tanks is to remove air that may contain water vapor that may cause the pressure regulator to freeze up and other ...
  Topic: Bostig RG6 install
turbotransporter

Replies: 49
Views: 6941

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:06 am   Subject: Re: Bostig RG6 install
Thank you. I've been planning to do this and connecting the airbox to the stock snorkel but haven't found the time to work out the details. You've saved me a lot of R&D time!
  Topic: Removing Floor Boards in the 1984 Wolfsburg...
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: Removing Floor Boards in the 1984 Wolfsburg...
Barry and I got this large propane tank mounting project done a few weeks ago and we did not need remove rear bench seat.
  Topic: Bostig RG4 and RG5 Install Groups
turbotransporter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:38 am   Subject: Bostig RG4 and RG5 Install Groups
I've been watching this thread, keeping quiet but wondering WTF is going on with Bassyaks Bostig conversion? I've done three Bostig conversion over a 5 year span and all three combined, I didn't have ...
  Topic: Bostig- hard time finding Tp parts
turbotransporter

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Views: 1801

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:45 am   Subject: Re: Bostig- hard time finding Tp parts
I can't seem to find the Airtex 1T1008 Coolant temp sender and the Standard Motor products Coolant level sensor FLS38 where did you find these, Rock Auto has neither.
Also what are the part numbers f ...
  Topic: Bostig coolant Temps
turbotransporter

Replies: 36
Views: 3132

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:03 pm   Subject: Bostig coolant Temps
I have had similar experiences with head temps rising as high as 248F on long grades at 65/70 mph/4th gear and the head temps drop quickly if I ease up on the throttle and or as I decend.


Are y ...
  Topic: Bostig coolant Temps
turbotransporter

Replies: 36
Views: 3132

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:35 pm   Subject: Bostig coolant Temps
I've put about 5000 miles on my Bostig RG4 with a new crate Zetec though I am using a Scan Gauge to monitor the engine conditions. I have had similar experiences with head temps rising as high as 248 ...
 
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