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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That cabinet looks great! Just to be clear... it is secured in place by the mounting brackets that normally hold the jump seat, right? If so, I want a storage only version!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. That was the original plan, but the cabinet turned out too close to the seat belt housing. It's bolted to the floor. What's another few holes?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you have any pic's of your motor mount set up?

I will, I'm in the middle of another diesel conversion and haven't had chance to put my van on a hoist. I have 3 hoists and they're full every day of he week. I need to make some me time
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jimeg wrote:
Do you have any pic's of your motor mount set up?

I will, I'm in the middle of another diesel conversion and haven't had chance to put my van on a hoist. I have 3 hoists and they're full every day of he week. I need to make some me time
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Great. Thanks, Jeff. Really enjoying your build thread! You've re-inspired me to dust off the AAZ I have sitting on the engine stand in my shop - if I can survive the resurrection of the other 75% of the van. Slow and steady she goes.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the cabinet one-off or are there plans out there? That is exactly what me and the lady are looking for behind the drivers seat...

I am handy...and love it!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:51 am    Post subject: ultimate Reply with quote

The plans were mostly in Jeff's head and then on a piece of graph paper.
He had the measurements required for the space and a picture in his mind. The rest I made up as I went!

I have made quite a bit of stuff over the years with an emphasis on decorative tea boxes and jewellery boxes. In the end this was just a box. Your have multiple choices for joinery and I chose dado and overlap edges for the most part. Glued and screwed for strength then all that covered with laminate.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice build. The combination of syncro, weekender, pop top and Turbo diesel is Perfect Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice build. The combination of syncro, weekender, pop top and Turbo diesel is Perfect Smile

Thanks! It's the van VW didn't make... My dream van for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice build. The combination of syncro, weekender, pop top and Turbo diesel is Perfect Smile

Thanks! It's the van VW didn't make... My dream van for sure.
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Yes I know Smile Mine too... My syncro 16" Multivan pop top AAZ is a homebrew combination of my favourite parts. Its even Tizian red.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've added some pictures of my motor mounts. I've done 20 or so diesel conversions and I've been having good success with the KEP plate/ flywheel and clutch. I start with 2wd bars, regardless if it's a syncro or not. I fabricate my own custom mounts to join the block to the mounts. So far, they've been great, no vibrations, or mount failures. They're over built, from an engineering point of view complete over kill.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those look like some well built mounts! Nice. How are you aligning the driveshaft angle?

Just found this vid on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qISvjpl65Z0
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimeg wrote:
Those look like some well built mounts! Nice. How are you aligning the driveshaft angle?

Just found this vid on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qISvjpl65Z0

I do almost exactly what he does in his video. Except, the laser beam is about half the distance to the centre of input/output flanges. I bolt the front of the transmission in the factory location using Wurth rivet nuts. I hang the the engine from the rear with a threaded rod/hook fixture I made years ago, adjust the the height up or down/left to right as need and measure up and build the mounts. It allows me the freedom to install whatever turbo I choose, I'm limited to what clears the motor support brackets. So far so good.
Just recently I became an Overland parts dealer and have started using their bell housing and mount set up. I have 2 on the go right now, I'll report back if I'll keep going that route or move back to the KEP kit.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those mounting arms are USDA Grade A Beef--nice! It looks like we might be able to use the arms I built for jimeg's 15 degree 1.8L on his AAZ, so that's still looks like an option. I like the idea of running a steel oil pan that you can easily drop if needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
Those mounting arms are USDA Grade A Beef--nice! It looks like we might be able to use the arms I built for jimeg's 15 degree 1.8L on his AAZ, so that's still looks like an option. I like the idea of running a steel oil pan that you can easily drop if needed.

Instead of what other kind of pan on a 15 degree? Will the AEB 1.8t pan bolt on an AAZ? Hmmm...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, the steel pan reference was in regards to the difference between 15 degree and 50 degree installs. The 1.8 engine is just an RV code from a Mk2 Golf/Jetta
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it... It's definitely more user friendly to have a steel pan. I was looking for another oil drain option for the AHU and AAZ with the VNT turbo, so I might look into it anyway. I think the AEB pan will fit.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AEB will fit, you will want the oil pump pickup tube also.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The AEB will fit, you will want the oil pump pickup tube also.

I was fairly sure...Thanks for the confirmation.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome van you're building here. I've seen some of your work at transporterfest. I like.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xoo00oox wrote:
Awesome van you're building here. I've seen some of your work at transporterfest. I like.

Thanks, I like to show up with something new each year, but this year it'll be this van I'm sure...
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