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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I didn't notice the striker plate had adjustment available until I got to it. Worked with bolt adjustment only, thanks easy e for a future tip. I also added the license plate frame. Now to locate the lamp in the garage and order the hatch hinge gaskets. Ordering tuneup parts this week too. Sorry the bus is so filthy.

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Will do thanks easy e.

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Apparently only one strike plate post '65.
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Looks like you need to get a hammer & tap the vertical part more rearward... to be more vertical.

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Kind of analagous to making this adjustment:
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Have you considered simply starting with a nicer bus? I don't know what your skills are, but the race is easier if you can see the finish line. If you are not a runner, don't start off doing a marathon.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

took it for the first ride after 10+ years restoring

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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took it for the first ride after 10+ years restoring

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That must have been great! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

After 30 years of Resting the 60 dc is back on the street and my buddy heading to Texas vw Classic were Ill pick it up and my motor for the 58 logod double door.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I finally nutted up and started a pile of things to go to the powder coater-
I started with a couple these guys:
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I did the usual hammering and straightening first, the following Kombisutra's perfect instructions- I have two clean '67-up MC notches and all my fingers. I used the air tools pictured and the handy garbage bins are a perfect working height. I did cut those a cm. wider and taller than instructed to be safe.
These pans and a couple of gas tank panel dividers should make laying on my back under things a little easier on the eyes.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

perello wrote:
took it for the first ride after 10+ years restoring

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Outstanding
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Excellent perello, more please!

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Have you considered simply starting with a nicer bus? I don't know what your skills are, but the race is easier if you can see the finish line. If you are not a runner, don't start off doing a marathon.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

First drive after installing the safaris - cool breezes baby


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Coming out of Del Mar approaching Torrey Pines going over the tracks on the bridge?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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Coming out of Del Mar approaching Torrey Pines going over the tracks on the bridge?


you guessed it brother
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Once upon a time you could drive on a dirt path to under the bridge, leave your bus unlocked with the keys in it, and surf right there.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Once upon a time you could drive on a dirt path to under the bridge, leave your bus unlocked with the keys in it, and surf right there.


you can probably still do that, you should try it and report back Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Removed the 2276 from the Dormy 'cause it's become an oil leaker of the worst kind! However, before taking it apart yet again for the umpteenth time, I stripped it, washed it, then fired it up on the stand so it WILL show me just where the hell it is leaking at! Mad

Anyway, here's my testing stand conptraption:

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Here's the main culprit in that from here the fan housing would blow it all over the place and make it hard to figure out where the leaks were. Rolling Eyes

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The fan housing had wore out the pedestal so much that the oil pressure had pushed out the seal just enough to let oil seep out and then get blown out by the fan. You can't really notice from the pix but with the engine running it would blow little bubbles out of it. Sad


This next pix shows a leak comming from the cylinder stud on the #4 where case pressure pushed out just enough oil to contribute to the massIVe leakage making a royal mess of it all. Sad

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Also found just a bit of oil seeping out of the main stud nuts on the case itself! If you look closer, there's a drop of oil right under the nut. A bit here and a bit there, before you know it it's leaking all over the place! So I had to address that too. Eh?

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Just finished firing it up again and it at least looks like it isn't leaking at them points any more. Anxious

Now to slap it all together again and putting it in the dormy again, either today or tomorrow. Hopefully drier than before! Pray
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I didn't do this today. I did this about a two years ago? Maybe a year and a half? I wanted to see if it'd hold up before posting.

I can't throw anything away if I think I can salvage it. Maybe I'm channeling my inner hippie or more likely... my inner cheap bastard. I jest.

So I cut up a bunch of old commercial interior door panels that were mangled or partially trashed... cut in new pieces in sort of a dove tail fashion... backs are then glued with old discarded interior vinyl. Anyhow... I repurposed the $h!T out of this junk and have been quite pleased with myself. Thrilled this has lasted the two years through a couple severe hot and then wet seasons.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:20 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

What did you use to back it, and what adhesive or is it a butt joint? Always nice to see a salvage Very Happy

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I didn't do this today. I did this about a two years ago? Maybe a year and a half? I wanted to see if it'd hold up before posting.

I can't throw anything away if I think I can salvage it. Maybe I'm channeling my inner hippie or more likely... my inner cheap bastard. I jest.

So I cut up a bunch of old commercial interior door panels that were mangled or partially trashed... cut in new pieces in sort of a dove tail fashion... backs are then glued with old discarded interior vinyl. Anyhow... I repurposed the $h!T out of this junk and have been quite pleased with myself. Thrilled this has lasted the two years through a couple severe hot and then wet seasons.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Yes! I totally like the way you did that. How on earth did you get the mate so perfect?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Yes! I totally like the way you did that. How on earth did you get the mate so perfect?


I cut the top first portion first, then laid it down over the scrap section (bottom portion) and just traced along the edge so I'd get a very close match. Patience and a fresh blade in the box cutter is required.

I ended up cutting in a dove tail for every screw as they were all blown out.

Basically, cut all the primary panel, made sure all the fill in pieces fit, if they didn't, I'd just cut another section til I got it right. Moistened all the edges with water using a cheap disposable brush. Then brushed on Gorilla Glue along those edges as it will foam and expand. Backside has a piece of old interior seat vinyl.... just cut a rectangular section... added more Gorilla Glue (don't need much) to the back side and laid the vinyl down as if it were a band aid or an bicycle inner tube patch... over the section. Once the two pieces were married, vinyl patch on the back, I'd lay the panel flat, weighted it down with a tub of parts, left it sit overnight, used an exacto blade to then pick and clean any glue off the front.

Used an ugly paper washer where it bends to relieve some of the pressure... ugly but honest.

I took a bunch of photos of the process as I was keen on sharing it... but I lost the damn phone I took them on.

To be honest... I can't believe it held together.

Oh... and I painted the whole interior panel with a grey primer... then sanded it down a bit to rough it up. A lot of the black cardboard was beginning to show. Probably more work than it's worth... but that's kinda why I like it so much. Satisfaction in keeping shit out of the landfill for a few more years.

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Trying to save garbage... got me like...

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I painted the fuel compartment area of my 65 DC. Have been putting this off because I knew it would be a royal pain to get in there as it is a tight fit and hard to ventilate. First Velvet Green paint I have applied since purchasing it about 28 years ago.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Mile High Puma wrote:
hard to ventilate.

Sure looks good. Did you get fumed out?
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Had a fan going but it was still miserable.
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