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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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Put in a bid for this one, Ben


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If only I had seen that before!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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Put in a bid for this one, Ben


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If only I had seen that before!


Yeah, that is a really nice F150. You could put a top on the back and trick it out with a bed and storage underneath, it would be perfect! reliable, durable, capable, and spacious.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

^^^^ Laughing Laughing Laughing ^^^^
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes and people might feel sorry for you-- "AWWWWW-" Laughing Laughing :lol:Like Broke ass hippies- instead of successful travel bloggers-- with a history---BUT =you could put a studio/ movie theater in there, bowling alley and hot tub.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

If you are coming to asia, a toyota hilux, especially the early 90s versions are pretty much your best bet for parts availability and ruggedness.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

but can you put that drive line in a hi-top bus??? because that would be amazing-- reliability/ parts/ vw recognized brand--- and a heater/AC.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

By the way, in large parts of asia, VW was absent in the market from late 80s to 2000s.

I'd advise against getting an engine from those years or prior.

More commonly you'd find toyota, daihatsu, nissan, isuzu diesels.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Toyotas are preferred in many parts of Asia.
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And spares are readily available.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Embarassed Crying or Very sad Shocked apparently--- the motor does good if you hit a land mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Bosch ICIS fuel injection, Shirley
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Hey, I've been doing some digging around but haven't been able to find a vendor for a larger than stock Gas tank. Anyone heard of a vendor in the States?

I've found one in the UK who can make one at 65L (17.17 gallons) - stock size is 14.6 Gallons (55 Liters) - not much of a gain really.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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Hey, I've been doing some digging around but haven't been able to find a vendor for a larger than stock Gas tank. Anyone heard of a vendor in the States?

I've found one in the UK who can make one at 65L (17.17 gallons) - stock size is 14.6 Gallons (55 Liters) - not much of a gain really.


What year bus did you decide on. Perhaps I missed it here on the your thread. Carb? Fuel injected?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Ben,

You wont find a larger than stock bus tank. Its all fabricated if you want bigger.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

If this is happening again, buy 2 locking jerry cans and spend more money on a quality engine.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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If this is happening again, buy 2 locking jerry cans and spend more money on a quality engine.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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HastaAlaska wrote:
Hey, I've been doing some digging around but haven't been able to find a vendor for a larger than stock Gas tank. Anyone heard of a vendor in the States?

I've found one in the UK who can make one at 65L (17.17 gallons) - stock size is 14.6 Gallons (55 Liters) - not much of a gain really.


What year bus did you decide on. Perhaps I missed it here on the your thread. Carb? Fuel injected?


Xevin, how could you miss this detail?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=282887&start=8260
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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HastaAlaska wrote:
Hey, I've been doing some digging around but haven't been able to find a vendor for a larger than stock Gas tank. Anyone heard of a vendor in the States?

I've found one in the UK who can make one at 65L (17.17 gallons) - stock size is 14.6 Gallons (55 Liters) - not much of a gain really.


What year bus did you decide on. Perhaps I missed it here on the your thread. Carb? Fuel injected?


Xevin, how could you miss this detail?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=282887&start=8260



That was a fart in the wind post in a place one might not notice. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Even I missed that post
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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If this is happening again, buy 2 locking jerry cans and spend more money on a quality engine.


I think this is going to have to be the way.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Please could we re-visit the discussion on tires and wheels.

I'm working towards specing out a transmission for this journey and I'd like to work out what wheels and tires I might have first.

I need to have 15" rims and an A/T tire. I've been researching and there's a lot of info out there and I know it was said that the Dutch Brothers had issues with 15" wheels jamming - but I really need to go with 15" for tire selection down the road.

If the bus is raised slightly is there a 15" rim / tire combination that wont jam up. Any recommendations on wheels and tires that would be internationally available?

Thanks
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