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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Wipers are successfully installed and emblem is on 😄
Need to drill a hole for the rubber safari thingy for the wipers … scared 😱
Starting to look like a functional bus

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It is a 64 bus
Wiper motor is a single speed one.. ? Only 2 connection on it ground
And power, original was a 6v and i converted the motor to 12v
When i power them on I’m thinking they going to fast
Switch was a simple on/off
When i disassembled the whole thing i found those 2 components
Under the dash it seem they are resistors
Could it be they where in between the wiper motor to slow it down ?
Or do they have another purpose ? Usa made ? Not original parts I guess ?

Gone make my own wiring, old one was to far gone

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: 64 microbus body restoration Reply with quote

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Do not know if I should paint the arms also in seagull grey like the bus ??

The silver looks correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Before 🤭

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Looks way better 😄 and safer 🔥
Front of the bus is fully wired and operational
Fuse box is not an original model… did go for an more modern,
and reliable one in my opinion.
After double checking… let's hope i didn't forget anything 😬

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Added a voltage regulator and now wiper speed is adjustable 👌🏻

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New fuel tank is in 🎉 what a pain to install without damaging the paint

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Looks way better 😄 and safer 🔥
Front of the bus is fully wired and operational
Fuse box is not an original model… did go for an more modern,
and reliable one in my opinion.
After double checking… let's hope i didn't forget anything 😬


i don't fault you for using more modern fuses. really no reason to go much more modern. of course a modern programmable PDU would eliminate all fuses and relays..... much more expensive, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Looks clean here.

What's the black ring at the top of the heater tube? Extra seal?

The safari latches go the other way, if you want to match the factory
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Looks clean here.

What's the black ring at the top of the heater tube? Extra seal?

The safari latches go the other way, if you want to match the factory
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it also makes it where you can actually hit the little button and turn it at the same time. pretty tricky when they are mounted the other way.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

A programmable PDU would be nice indeed. Would be a waste of money and of its potential. not even one relay installed in the bus only a flasher unit, way to basic electrical system. also more used with touch display would be a shame to delete the original buttons

The black strap on the heater tube is a cable tie 😁

Did not know about the safari latches 🤔
They came like this on the aftermarket windows

Now figuring out the brake lines 🤔

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Wipers are successfully installed and emblem is on 😄
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Your bus is looking really nice!
If you have any spare paint for the upper body color... it's a nice finishing touch to have the emblem with the correct paint split, between the "V" and the "W."
Here's an original paint emblem:
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VW brochure:
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Your bus is looking really nice!
If you have any spare paint for the upper body color... it's a nice finishing touch to have the emblem with the correct paint split, between the "V" and the "W."


thanks for the tip !
did not know this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Your bus is looking really nice!
If you have any spare paint for the upper body color... it's a nice finishing touch to have the emblem with the correct paint split, between the "V" and the "W."


thanks for the tip !
did not know this Very Happy
will do


Evan beat me to it! Such a small detail, but you will see how that little line of paint makes the whole thing pop.

It all looks great, as in exceptionally well done! Keep at it!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Wow, that is clean!

If you have any trouble with the gas pedal when you use it, it's normally on the outside of the bracket:
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Notice how the linkage from the pedal is very straight
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Throttle fixed 👍🏻 Thanks
Works better


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A bit of guessing for the brake lines ... not fully satisfied with the result

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Missing a hole for the brake line to the back of the bus ? 🤔😅

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Drums are on, brakes regulated, speedometer cable installed
Making progress 🎉

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Missing a hole for the brake line to the back of the bus ? 🤔😅
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Yes, the brake line should be located between the clutch cable conduit and the flange of the intermediate brace.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Great progress sofar!!

Did not know about these seals (those bigger ones where they pass the panel) for the clutch and e-brake cables??
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Where did you get these and have the reference by any chance? Could not find them back immediately?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Super nice work!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Hole is drilled, brake lines are in 👍🏻

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Lowered the rear spring plate 1 tooth

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Now the front, i do like the ride height like this 🤩
Rear end bit higher, when engine installed gone be okey ? 😄 i hope 🤞🏻

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Now wheels need to come off again 😄
And install the rear brakes, and bleeding the system
Was curious to se the ride height first 😎 need to pas inspection


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

Very clean
Nice work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Microbus Body Restoration Reply with quote

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Hell yeah congrats!! Applause Applause Applause Applause
Finally on the ground that is huge part like rounding third base.
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