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johnlynch47
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: What did your bay get for christmas? Reply with quote

I got a tool kit to go exclusively in the bus Including the all important Zip Ties
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shit...it all went to my kids and other kids. oh well...nothing is guaranteed. i did fix the clutch cable.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alot of this christmas for me was parts and tools for my bus.

I just bought him a Montgomery Ward's single wheel trailer (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=334159), which should be getting here in the next few weeks if I can get the shipping sorted.

I was given Pertronix electronic ignition setup which will be installed next week when I get home. I also got a new timing light, tach/dwell meter, compression tester, pressure tester, jack stands, floor jack.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bus got an "ugly twin". That's what I'm calling the parts bus Razz. We've worked on the bus yesterday. Got all the cabinet doors working good. Even got one of those rare rear pull handles for the slider. At least I think they're rare, as I've had three buses that didn't have one Smile. We also organized all the parts that we have gathered so far, getting ready for the spring when we can start putting her together. I say her, but we aren't sure yet. Our 5yo has been given the honor of naming this one, and it hasn't told her it's name yet Wink. So to sum it up..our bus got some attention for Christmas. Peace!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bus didn't get too much this year... but i'm scheduling myself to finally replace the gas tank... the fasty is getting new rear disc brakes, a new axle stub and turtlebacks... the mexi beetle got $1000 worth of stuff including new alt, clutch, sport exhaust, manuals and mexi instrument cluster

and for me and the cars to share... we got a new garage door so we can actually utilize the garage!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Christmas Reply with quote

My bay got a new Speedwell shift knob and a new custom lighted home made cup holder!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bus isn't running reliably and is being cleaned and repaired. It was a $500.00 project.

Still, I bought a replacement bed cushion and two front seats from Jake in Charlotte and my brother inlaw brought them down here yesterday. I couldn't be happier.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Stereo and Speakers from Mom in law.
New Exhaust system (ceramic covered dual quiet packs and header) from me
Rebuilt Transmission from wife
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell of a nice wife to buy you a rebuilt trans. Nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirk wrote:
Hell of a nice wife to buy you a rebuilt trans. Nice.


Hell of a nice mom in law to get you anything for your bus.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked for money for the stereo and transmission. Besides, they know that I will never get it out of the garage if I don't get money to fix the stuff that needs fixin'. I think my wife misses her garage spot. She doesn't see why an Audi A6 should be in the driveway while the bus is in the garage. it makes perfect sense to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bus is getting an engine gasket set. My gift is being able to replace them in the dining room, instead of outside!

My girl is the BEST!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a dogleg and some pergo! My wife does listen to me sometimes afterall. I did think klockerholm had the better doglegs though? I'm thinking my four year old could've hammered out a closer copy than this thing (crazy wrinkles and metal bunching Wtf?) It's better than jagged rusty doglegs to give my kids tetanus when they climb into it so I'm not complaining too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pwilson wrote:
my bus is getting an engine gasket set. My gift is being able to replace them in the dining room, instead of outside!

My girl is the BEST!


Just don't wash any parts in the dishwasher... it does get them clean... but then the dishwasher gets super dirty Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bay had its new home made engine installed yesterday Wink

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Can't wait for the cam break in!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All new Bosch fuel injectors plus seals
New Bosch cold start valve plus gasket
Tranny gasket set
New shift coupler
Brake line kit from germansupply plus the lines at each wheel
All new fuel lines including fuel filler from germansupply
New vacuum line kit from germansupply
checked with kyle automotive on new FI wiring harness
new fuel gauge sender
a few other parts can't thing of
And if a land auction in two weeks doesn't go my way seriously debating a camper special.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a tow bar for my bus from my parents Very Happy

that with the Camper Special my wife gave me the blessing to buy two weeks ago, and I had an extremely good Christmas

Now the only worry I have is making sure the hitch can fit (or modified to fit) when the camper special is installed Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went and bought myself a Bentley manual for my bus last Tuesday. Smile Shiny and new.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i gave my bus a hug. it seemed awfully lonely sitting out in the rain with a tarp over it, not like last year where everyone and their brother wanted a ride in it...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new Emergency Flasher Switch from Wolfgang for my 69 Westy
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