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77_Bus_Girl
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

you are a total inspiration! I can't believe you went into this as a beginner (or at least not an expert)

Nice job - excited to see the next bit of progress!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Thank you for the nice words, I was inspired by members in this forum, very pleased to hear that I can inspire someone as well Smile

Here is what I did this weekend.
First, the passenger door:
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Then face lifting, lets remove some nasty years and make it look younger Wink
The seaside is about 250km from here but the still imagine we are on the seaside Smile Here the surface is clean and as straight as possible in order to put as less body filler as possible:
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Here the surface is first treated with rust remover then sanded again and cleaned also hammered as straight as I could do it, in order to put as less body filler as possible:
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And the result after 3 times putting body filer and sanding:
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I'm pleased with the result, time for beers, cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Nice work on the SC my friend. I know what you're going through. That's gonna be a solid truck ready for the road when you're through. I'm at a standstill on mine until I get some other work done and have more cash in hand.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Hello to all VW fans Smile
Here is some update from my project. While I was playing with the body filler and sanding some parts arrived. The new battery tray on place, and new air filter fitted which was a must.
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Switching gears at the first test drive was very hard, so I decided to try the quick shifter , really great staff I have gears now Smile
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Then this weekend I bought some primer to cover and check what I did after the body filler. The whole passenger side is done plus both doors. Pretty good result, also exposed some bad areas where I have to put again some body filler:

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And finally, the front, it looks like proper T2 already and it has a front grill as well. Cool Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Make sure to check the shift rod bushing and the shift coupler.
Shifter Parts ID T2

Good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

tolkata wrote:

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Aha! I see in that photo what seems to be an original air intake hose that connects to the duct that goes up to the "snorkel" intake in the B pillar. I would be very interested in seeing some more detailed photographs of that part, as this is the only one I have seen!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Tcash, I have replaced the shift coupler with new one and also the front bushing was missing at all, but still it was a bit hard for me to find the gears. It is much better now with this quick shifter.

Regarding to the air intake, I made a little mistake. There is a metal stand that I removed and then welded back, but not on the exact same place, and now I have about 15mm gap between the hose and the metal chassis. I have to find a way to extend the metal in order to fit. jtauxe do you want some pictures as it is mounted on the bus, or removed out of it. I can make both for you next weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Excellent rebuild! Stickey!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

tolkata wrote:
jtauxe do you want some pictures as it is mounted on the bus, or removed out of it. I can make both for you next weekend.

I guess both, if you don't mind. This is good documentation of a rather rare part. I'd like to get my trucks plumbed to use the high intake, and this piece is a critical link.

Thanks!

And, great work on rescuing that truck, by the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

jtauxe wrote:
tolkata wrote:
jtauxe do you want some pictures as it is mounted on the bus, or removed out of it. I can make both for you next weekend.

I guess both, if you don't mind. This is good documentation of a rather rare part. I'd like to get my trucks plumbed to use the high intake, and this piece is a critical link.

Thanks!

And, great work on rescuing that truck, by the way.



These work? This is a friends truck when he first recieved it from South America. It has been un-fu#@ed now. It was so jacked when he got it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

IIRC the intake hose is fed from an opening in the cab?
Pictures of that would be nice?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Oh, yes - very good. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Sorry but my bus is in a garage outside the city where I go during weekends. The pictures ToolBox uploaded are very much showing the setup, only difference with me is the air box which is using the new square air filter, I'll make a photo this weekend.

Tcash the air intake is going inside the cabin then in the pillar, here some pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Here the pictures I promised:
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And here the development from this weekend:
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The left side is covered with primer:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

So much awesome. Great strides being made, keep it up!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Yeah here is how it looked in 2015 and today.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Great job! I love this project! Any chance you still have the measurements of the inner sill? The ones beneath the treasure chest doors. I need to make those same pieces!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Hey, I can try to help although i don't have a proper drawing.

Check this out, if not clear I can make a drawing:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

Hi all,
Some latest update on my project:
I got the cabin prepared and painted with primer:
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I hope to get it painted this year, but still some preparation needed ...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My 77 Single Cab Reply with quote

This is probably my favourite project here. Amazing effort. Keep it up!
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