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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Sliding door catch cover - 221 843 698B

https://www.vwheritage.com/221843698b-sliding-door-catch-cover-right-vw-spare

I donít have a rear cover in my Ď79 Bus.


Thank you, Steve!

I recall seeing nice little 10mm bolt head caps on the low-milage late bays I worked on this summer, but I can't remember which early years had the rear cover.

Thanks again,
Robbie


I still have the caps on mine. Let me see if I can read the part number on the inside.... Idea

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Update: looks like 211 843 689, but the text is tiny. That part # doesn't show up on a Google or VW Classic Parts search either.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Sliding door catch cover - 221 843 698B

https://www.vwheritage.com/221843698b-sliding-door-catch-cover-right-vw-spare

I donít have a rear cover in my Ď79 Bus.


Thank you, Steve!

I recall seeing nice little 10mm bolt head caps on the low-milage late bays I worked on this summer, but I can't remember which early years had the rear cover.

Thanks again,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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What is the official name for this cover, and the one in the rear? I'm looking for part numbers, but couldn't find anything after quite a while in the ficheÖ


Sliding door catch cover - 221 843 698B

https://www.vwheritage.com/221843698b-sliding-door-catch-cover-right-vw-spare

I donít have a rear cover in my Ď79 Bus.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

What is the official name for this cover, and the one in the rear? I'm looking for part numbers, but couldn't find anything after quite a while in the ficheÖ

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Is there some distinction which models had the vertical or horizontal lines on the seat upholstery?
I'm going to reupholster these for my camper converted bus, but don't know which covers to go with... Confused

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(they're sourced from different buses since I had a 1+2 bench on a walkthrough body, and wanted 1+1 ones instead)

The white one is from a commercial (kombi, truck, etc..), the red one is from a deluxe (microbus), both look to be in the 68-73 range.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Is there some distinction which models had the vertical or horizontal lines on the seat upholstery?
I'm going to reupholster these for my camper converted bus, but don't know which covers to go with... Confused

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(they're sourced from different buses since I had a 1+2 bench on a walkthrough body, and wanted 1+1 ones instead)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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I re-installed the drive train yesterday by myself for the first time. All went well, except for the two bolts that support the rear of the transmission. I was able to get them in the locations, but they are tight and can't get them to catch the captured nuts. I've tried raising and lowering the drive train a little at a time, and threading the bolts but with no success. (The mustache bar and nose cone are both loosely attached.)

Is there a slick trick that someone has for installing those two bolts?

You mean the ones over the bellhousing, right?
Laying under the bus with your head to the front and your feet under the rear bumper has always worked for me, you may have to straddle a jack that a helper operates while you lift or tilt the engine with your knees and feel for when a bolt feels loose and goes in freely. You have to find the extremes of too far down or up and find the middle between them, jack a little and try it, worse?, or better?, if better jack a bit more, if worse let it down a hair.

Yup, that did the trick. Thanks again, BusDaddy. Dancing

I think my previous problem was trying to lift the drive train from the engine. This time I put a small floor jack under the trans, and slowly lifted from there. Just a couple pumps and both bolts went in.
Now the engine is secure, and time to connect everything else. I'll work on it again tonight after work. Maybe she'll be running by the end of the week? Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Are all the car covers the same? I know thats a stupid question. What I mean is:
I see car covers as cheap as $25 up to $150 on ebay and other places. Some say waterproof/water resistant. Some have zippers. Anybody try these different styles and have any opinions? I live in Ohio, so rain and ice are the norm. Im just trying to keep water out and from laying wet touching the outside. Anyone have any recommendations?


Yes. Go buy a tarpaulin from home depot. Crack one window maybe a half inch. Put two desiccant bead type dehumidifiers in the bug. Car covers a shitty for keeping out the water. If you do get a car cover because the paint is nice - then it acts as a good buffer for the tarp.

Then bungee it all down.


Thanks. Its a camper bus, and the paint isnít really that nice. I forgot to ask about the fit as well. But tarps would work too I suppose. I do get in and out of my bus and also drive it occasionally, so Ease of use and access matters. Ive seen some nice ones that look form fitting with zipper doors, but if they arenít waterproof, whats the point.


It's good you occasionally use it. Get 2 of the desiccant/dehumidifier packs. Then rotate them every time you uncover the bus to drive it. In between you can 'recharge' the desiccant for the next swap.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Thanks BD! I'll give that a try.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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I re-installed the drive train yesterday by myself for the first time. All went well, except for the two bolts that support the rear of the transmission. I was able to get them in the locations, but they are tight and can't get them to catch the captured nuts. I've tried raising and lowering the drive train a little at a time, and threading the bolts but with no success. (The mustache bar and nose cone are both loosely attached.)

Is there a slick trick that someone has for installing those two bolts?

You mean the ones over the bellhousing, right?
Laying under the bus with your head to the front and your feet under the rear bumper has always worked for me, you may have to straddle a jack that a helper operates while you lift or tilt the engine with your knees and feel for when a bolt feels loose and goes in freely. You have to find the extremes of too far down or up and find the middle between them, jack a little and try it, worse?, or better?, if better jack a bit more, if worse let it down a hair.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

I re-installed the drive train yesterday by myself for the first time. All went well, except for the two bolts that support the rear of the transmission. I was able to get them in the locations, but they are tight and can't get them to catch the captured nuts. I've tried raising and lowering the drive train a little at a time, and threading the bolts but with no success. (The mustache bar and nose cone are both loosely attached.)

Is there a slick trick that someone has for installing those two bolts?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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notchboy wrote:
Sawspa wrote:
Are all the car covers the same? I know thats a stupid question. What I mean is:
I see car covers as cheap as $25 up to $150 on ebay and other places. Some say waterproof/water resistant. Some have zippers. Anybody try these different styles and have any opinions? I live in Ohio, so rain and ice are the norm. Im just trying to keep water out and from laying wet touching the outside. Anyone have any recommendations?


Yes. Go buy a tarpaulin from home depot. Crack one window maybe a half inch. Put two desiccant bead type dehumidifiers in the bug. Car covers a shitty for keeping out the water. If you do get a car cover because the paint is nice - then it acts as a good buffer for the tarp.

Then bungee it all down.

I might try a pop up canopy with a large tarp over top of that, which would help make walls. If it can hold ip to the snow it might be like an instant garage. If i do it, i will post a pic. Im sure it will be beautiful.

Thanks. Its a camper bus, and the paint isnít really that nice. I forgot to ask about the fit as well. But tarps would work too I suppose. I do get in and out of my bus and also drive it occasionally, so Ease of use and access matters. Ive seen some nice ones that look form fitting with zipper doors, but if they arenít waterproof, whats the point.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:
Sawspa wrote:
Are all the car covers the same? I know thats a stupid question. What I mean is:
I see car covers as cheap as $25 up to $150 on ebay and other places. Some say waterproof/water resistant. Some have zippers. Anybody try these different styles and have any opinions? I live in Ohio, so rain and ice are the norm. Im just trying to keep water out and from laying wet touching the outside. Anyone have any recommendations?


Yes. Go buy a tarpaulin from home depot. Crack one window maybe a half inch. Put two desiccant bead type dehumidifiers in the bug. Car covers a shitty for keeping out the water. If you do get a car cover because the paint is nice - then it acts as a good buffer for the tarp.

Then bungee it all down.


Thanks. Its a camper bus, and the paint isnít really that nice. I forgot to ask about the fit as well. But tarps would work too I suppose. I do get in and out of my bus and also drive it occasionally, so Ease of use and access matters. Ive seen some nice ones that look form fitting with zipper doors, but if they arenít waterproof, whats the point.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Sawspa wrote:
Are all the car covers the same? I know thats a stupid question. What I mean is:
I see car covers as cheap as $25 up to $150 on ebay and other places. Some say waterproof/water resistant. Some have zippers. Anybody try these different styles and have any opinions? I live in Ohio, so rain and ice are the norm. Im just trying to keep water out and from laying wet touching the outside. Anyone have any recommendations?


Yes. Go buy a tarpaulin from home depot. Crack one window maybe a half inch. Put two desiccant bead type dehumidifiers in the bug. Car covers a shitty for keeping out the water. If you do get a car cover because the paint is nice - then it acts as a good buffer for the tarp.

Then bungee it all down.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Are all the car covers the same? I know thats a stupid question. What I mean is:
I see car covers as cheap as $25 up to $150 on ebay and other places. Some say waterproof/water resistant. Some have zippers. Anybody try these different styles and have any opinions? I live in Ohio, so rain and ice are the norm. Im just trying to keep water out and from laying wet touching the outside. Anyone have any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

I've found very little info on this Japanese Blaupunkt Tucson cassette I had in my old Bug.
I'll probably put it in the Bus. It has 2 sets of RCA outs, F/R, got it in '83.
I was amazed back then that the Dolby button worked with the radio as well.
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when you buy repair panels that have some factory paint on them, is it necessary to strip all of the paint and re-primer? or can you strip just the welding contacts and leave the rest

Which factory?, if it's a used part cut from a vehicle and has strong original paint that's already been stuck for close to 50 years then leave it as a base.
If it's a newly manufactured part coated in something for shipping it's safest to strip and start with bare metal unless the Mfg. specifically states it's OK to use as is.
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So when did they start to change radio sizes? Up to when will fit in the stock dash hole without modification?

Ive been eyeing 80's Blaupunkt for some time and have yet to pull the trigger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-911-Classic-Blaup...Swkshbr8g-

Pre 1984 apparently: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_7736
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when you buy repair panels that have some factory paint on them, is it necessary to strip all of the paint and re-primer? or can you strip just the welding contacts and leave the rest
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So when did they start to change radio sizes? Up to when will fit in the stock dash hole without modification?

Ive been eyeing 80's Blaupunkt for some time and have yet to pull the trigger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-911-Classic-Blaup...Swkshbr8g-
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