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  Topic: Rear brakes engage and get stuck for seemingly no reason?
vwserphguy

Replies: 26
Views: 684

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:14 pm   Subject: Re: Rear brakes engage and get stuck for seemingly no reason?
Did you have the spacer installed at the master cylinder? I had the same problem with my 58 until I realized a spacer was necessary no matter how I adjusted the push rod.
  Topic: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
vwserphguy

Replies: 46
Views: 12101

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am   Subject: Re: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
It's springtime! Time to get out!!


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  Topic: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
vwserphguy

Replies: 46
Views: 12101

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
Great work- can you please elaborate or show a better picture of the tool you are using to get the paint off?


I'm using a 3m (I believe) long razor blade to chip off the brittle layers of paint. ...
  Topic: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
vwserphguy

Replies: 46
Views: 12101

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
Love this thread and bus!

Any updates?

Thanks for your interest!
  Topic: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
vwserphguy

Replies: 46
Views: 12101

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:40 pm   Subject: Re: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
It's been awhile but here's a minor update. Peeling the old outer layer paint off the roof today. Next steps will be to begin wet sanding sections back to original paint. Even though this is tediou ...
  Topic: 1965 camper another project
vwserphguy

Replies: 39
Views: 4740

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1965 camper another project
You sure do seem to find all the crushed noses! Nice find however. I love Velvet Green! Keep us updated! Cool
  Topic: Painting a 67' VW Bus
vwserphguy

Replies: 6
Views: 1112

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:03 am   Subject: Re: Painting a 67' VW Bus
Single stage for sure, I used PPG DelFleet. I did spot repair a few places, once it's wet sanded and buffed the repairs are completely invisible even when pointed out. B/C really shows the waves if y ...
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
vwserphguy

Replies: 885
Views: 174627

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:01 pm   Subject: Front disc brake conversion
I had this happen again today. Drove it 20 miles to work this morning with no problems. It sat the whole day while I was at work. I went to drive it home and it could barely accelerate. I had to p ...
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
vwserphguy

Replies: 885
Views: 174627

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:52 pm   Subject: Front disc brake conversion
For the CSP users (64-67 front disc brakes for bus), what type of brake fluid are you using? I believe I put in DOT 3. My fronts locked up on me. It was also sitting for several months during winte ...
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
vwserphguy

Replies: 885
Views: 174627

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:49 pm   Subject: Front disc brake conversion
For the CSP users (64-67 front disc brakes for bus), what type of brake fluid are you using? I believe I put in DOT 3. My fronts locked up on me. It was also sitting for several months during winte ...
  Topic: Red light on, what am I missing?
vwserphguy

Replies: 13
Views: 990

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:38 pm   Subject: Red light on, what am I missing?
I had same issue. Do you have a good ground wire from generator to body of vehicle?
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
vwserphguy

Replies: 885
Views: 174627

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:06 am   Subject: Front disc brake conversion
For the CSP users (64-67 front disc brakes for bus), what type of brake fluid are you using? I believe I put in DOT 3. My fronts locked up on me. It was also sitting for several months during winte ...
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
vwserphguy

Replies: 885
Views: 174627

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:11 pm   Subject: Front disc brake conversion
For the CSP users (64-67 front disc brakes for bus), what type of brake fluid are you using? I believe I put in DOT 3. My fronts locked up on me. It was also sitting for several months during winte ...
  Topic: 1959 Dove Blue Kombi rebuild
vwserphguy

Replies: 151
Views: 36058

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:45 am   Subject: 1959 Dove Blue Kombi rebuild
Wow, impressive! Love the details and the photo documentary! You must do this for a living?

BOOKMARKED!!!
  Topic: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
vwserphguy

Replies: 46
Views: 12101

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:36 am   Subject: Early 58 Walkthru Kombi
Took "the van down by the river" last night with my boys to fish a little bit. The only thing we caught was some laughs and a nice sunset pic.

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  Topic: Taking your split bus off the beaten path...
vwserphguy

Replies: 2215
Views: 473660

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:48 pm   Subject: Taking your split bus off the beaten path...
Did some camping off this old road on my buddies ranch. Not much to traffic there. Gave the underside a good scrubbing. Very Happy

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  Topic: Taking your split bus off the beaten path...
vwserphguy

Replies: 2215
Views: 473660

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:16 pm   Subject: Taking your split bus off the beaten path...
The mellow beaten path Cool

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  Topic: 1963 15 window deluxe restoration
vwserphguy

Replies: 37
Views: 4800

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:54 am   Subject: 1963 15 window deluxe restoration
Congrats on a super cool bus! Those inner wheel wells don't look too bad. It takes some time to cut out those sections and weld in new metal. Maybe poke a little with a screwdriver to see how thin ...
  Topic: Press Bumper Walk Throughs ?
vwserphguy

Replies: 126
Views: 16975

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:57 pm   Subject: Press Bumper Walk Throughs ?
Here's my 58 Kombi I've slowly resurrected and put back together these past 6 years. It's was built in April 1958. Fixed most of the rot, hacks and front end damage it had. Gathering all the loose ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
vwserphguy

Replies: 13141
Views: 1655248

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:00 pm   Subject: What did you do for your Bus today?
Removed old paint from an original pressed bumper that I bought here on the samba a few years ago. I straightened it out as best i could awhile back. I think it should be pretty usable now.

Befor ...
 
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