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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there suposed to be a metal wall devider between the gas tank and motor?


no, there is no bulk head separating the fuel tank and engine in the '68


Correct, but I am adding one to my 68. I like the look of the divider.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving right along I found some time to start on some body work and dismantle the insides some more.

Got the windshield out and found the little lip edge starting to rust through in some small spots. So I got the wire wheel grinder out, removed any loose crap and filled the craters in with mar-glass. Almost done with that and it looks good.

I then took the rest of the insides out. Found my side cabinet had a rotten floor from the window leaking. Nice. I was lucky that it didnt rust the bus at all. Then I yanked the floor out and was amazed that it to hadnt rusted through anywhere. Just the typical traped moisture areas. Cool!

So tomorrow Ill clean it out some more, finish the upper nose and start in on the front floors and dog legs.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pictures and video. Best wishes I'm going through the same thing. Looks like you have some free labor ready and willing..please post more as you go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive done alot of pullin apart and body work-boring stuff getting ready for the big sand prior to paint. Along the way Ive started in on restoring some small bits like the headlights. I bought some Hella H4s like 3 weeks ago and have got one of the holders finished-painted-steel wooled and ready to put back on. I took the guage cluster apart and cleaned it as well.

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Ready for another 25 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ive done alot of pullin apart and body work-boring stuff getting ready for the big sand prior to paint. Along the way Ive started in on restoring some small bits like the headlights. I bought some Hella H4s like 3 weeks ago and have got one of the holders finished-painted-steel wooled and ready to put back on. I took the guage cluster apart and cleaned it as well.

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Ready for another 25 years.


Nice Mainz license plate in the background. The mate to it is hanging in my shop. Very Happy

Things are looking good. The devil is always in the details, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is. Real fun getting things that havnt been tended to for years back up to snuff to last awile longer. Ive been happy with it so far, but I have yet to play with the trans and or brakes Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, nice van, man. It's very groovy. Does it smell of pachouli oil and granola? I bet someone once saw a Grateful Dead concert while driving that thing, hence the flaming orange paint. Groooovy. Only color worse would be that horrible puke green with the puke green plaid uphostery. After the GD concert they probably went camping with maybe a little surfing thrown in. Again, grooooovy.







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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!, you are getting after that bad boy! Interior looks pretty darn good.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was a good "what have you done for your bay window" day for me and actualy the family. Everyone oitched in and helped do the last little bits of tear down to get to the shell. All the camer interior has been removed one but was loose laid back in to store till a better storage was found. Well to my surprice the girlfriends idea was to put it in our big ass kitchen Shocked Shes a keeper for sure Wink So with that all situated the pop top came off as well as that last window. I have so much space as compared to before i think Ill take the doors off and do it right.

Now I can prep for the dark green paint I want it to be Twisted Evil Should be less of a fight now to get all this body work done.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Nothing like pressure washing in the wind. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did find that the case is trashed on the motor. Lwer stud was put back in place with the chunk of case by JB Weld Confused

Nice. I bet there is alot more munch monkey issues with this motor judging by the oil spew in the engine bay. Now I know why a "spare" motor was added to the deal I guess.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I did find that the case is trashed on the motor. Lwer stud was put back in place with the chunk of case by JB Weld Confused

Nice. I bet there is alot more munch monkey issues with this motor judging by the oil spew in the engine bay. Now I know why a "spare" motor was added to the deal I guess.

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Damnnnnnnnnnn Jason!, I have never seen anything like that before. Hope the spare engine is good! BTW, I ended up getting that 2180 for the panel....jealous?.... Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not until its in, running and at the Classic in front of my face. Till then its just hear say biiiotch Laughing

At my pace Ill have my 68 done and on the road before you get on your back and continue getting high Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pics!

Gota love a woman that that sugests you store the VW parts in the kitchen Laughing

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Stripped down shell ready to be cleaned-sanded preped for paint!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not until its in, running and at the Classic in front of my face. Till then its just hear say biiiotch Laughing

At my pace Ill have my 68 done and on the road before you get on your back and continue getting high Rolling Eyes


Okay, but I will let you hear it running over the phone........Bastardo! Laughing Laughing
Did one coat yesterday, and now I am sick as a dog! My respiratory system cannot handle this shit......I may have to hire someone to do it. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not until its in, running and at the Classic in front of my face. Till then its just hear say biiiotch Laughing

At my pace Ill have my 68 done and on the road before you get on your back and continue getting high Rolling Eyes


Okay, but I will let you hear it running over the phone........Bastardo! Laughing Laughing
Did one coat yesterday, and now I am sick as a dog! My respiratory system cannot handle this shit......I may have to hire someone to do it. Wink


You know they sell masks for that Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not until its in, running and at the Classic in front of my face. Till then its just hear say biiiotch Laughing

At my pace Ill have my 68 done and on the road before you get on your back and continue getting high Rolling Eyes


Okay, but I will let you hear it running over the phone........Bastardo! Laughing Laughing
Did one coat yesterday, and now I am sick as a dog! My respiratory system cannot handle this shit......I may have to hire someone to do it. Wink


You know they sell masks for that Wink


I have a full on respirator. Spraying RB on while lying on your back allows it get all over you. I was still blowing silver out of my nose this morning.
I'll have to get Yvonne to take a photo of me when I finish spraying. My clothes, goggles, bandana that wore on my head, respirator were all spreckled in silver. Some of it could be getting into my skin.......I should have had Dusty spray it. I am so bummed by my progress on this aspect.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not until its in, running and at the Classic in front of my face. Till then its just hear say biiiotch Laughing

At my pace Ill have my 68 done and on the road before you get on your back and continue getting high Rolling Eyes


Okay, but I will let you hear it running over the phone........Bastardo! Laughing Laughing
Did one coat yesterday, and now I am sick as a dog! My respiratory system cannot handle this shit......I may have to hire someone to do it. Wink


You know they sell masks for that Wink


I have a full on respirator. Spraying RB on while lying on your back allows it get all over you. I was still blowing silver out of my nose this morning.
I'll have to get Yvonne to take a photo of me when I finish spraying. My clothes, goggles, bandana that wore on my head, respirator were all spreckled in silver. Some of it could be getting into my skin.......I should have had Dusty spray it. I am so bummed by my progress on this aspect.



Well I dont want you to get bummed. Your on the fun part-atleast its suposed to be-reassembly. So keep it up your doing swell!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to get a 71 dash in good shape to restore. I also was able to see what I would need that different from the 68. I tore it all down and repainted the top-jellied it all up and now it looks awsome.

Rather be buggin will have a nice 71 column for me with key. Baring that is there any other bits I need to worry about during switch over?

It also has a chunk missing from the bottom. Any ideas on how to make that look better?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a hot dash. i cant believe what you got happenin in you r kitchen either. lucky.

so whats that shiny thing on your dash in front of the driver?
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