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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: My Van Bandit Reply with quote

Bandit is my 5th VW van and hopefully the last. Bandit is a 91 Tintop. I have owned a 72 transporter, a 78 Westy Camper, an 85 Tin top and an 85 Weekender. Here's a teaser of Bandit before putting all the parts on. I chose the name Bandit because He has a mask and he robs me on a regular basis for whatever I have in my bank account.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!

I find the black band along the windows very unusual. I've never seen that treatment before.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The paint used was 3 part White Pearl Crystal with VW Platinum metallic for the accents around the windows and the front and rear apron. It wraps around, Basically all of the flats of the bodywork. the small line above the rocker panels as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it makes the van look longer,looks good
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was actually going to ask if anyone has ever painted their van like that.

I found pictures from a model of a Syncro painted like that and thought it looked good. However I wanted to see it on a real van.. I like it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Das Mule! It's crazy, really. http://www.dasmule.com/pages/about-us/our-syncro.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement. It looks better with the new seals and grey tinted glass installed, I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I had the new windshield and the back glass installed at the paint shop so that I could drive it home.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good-looking Vanagon! I like the dark accents a lot.

I initially thought it was named Bandit after Bandit the Dog from Johnny Quest. Similar color scheme.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joetiger wrote:
Good-looking Vanagon! I like the dark accents a lot.

I initially thought it was named Bandit after Bandit the Dog from Johnny Quest. Similar color scheme.

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That had come to mind Joe, EBAY had a Bandit figurine going for over $50.00 so I decided to stick to my hula girl as a dashboard companion.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the black out along the side windows...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st bath, Just rinsed him off. Wanted to make sure that none of the seals are leaking.
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Notice the VW logo on the back hatch. I painted it grey and installed a reflector behind it to increase visibility.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ditched the fiberglass cladding, the antenna, the bumpers, spoiler and the stock square headlights. I Had the holes for the rear bumper attachment on the sides at the back , the holes for the cladding and antenna welded up. Bandit's antenna is adhered to the inside right corner of the windshield. The side markers , front lenses and H4 round headlights, the gas filler plastic trim piece, lens hardware, screws and speed nuts ,wiper arms, wipers and wiper hardware , washer nozzles, Rein wheels, and tires are all new. All of the window seals, door handle seals, door seals, sliding door cover seal, are new, hell Bandit even demanded new gasket seals behind the side marker lenses. New Delron sleeve / Grommet on sliding door handle ( really firms up the action of the handle), All new bearings on the sliding door mounts, and Door Check rod seals, as well as new front window felt and window scrapers. I tinted all of the glass with a 50% grey tint. That about covers the exterior. Interior pictures coming when I get mostly finished with it. I am planning on doing a custom front grill when I get the chance. Oh, still have to put on the Vanagon GL logo on the rear, I had my wife repaint the silver on it and was going to make a custom gasket for it before installing it.
Bandit is not just a looker, he's going to be a doer. The Automatic has been completely rebuilt and a 1.8T chipped engine is installed.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yummy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Painting the window pillars gives the van an updated look. I wonder if it will work with other color combos.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
Looks good!

I find the black band along the windows very unusual. I've never seen that treatment before.

Dave


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior is coming along , added butyl soundproofing.
This week it was warm enough to spray all the seams from the inside with fluid film, spray some cavity wax at the bottom of the panels and seal them up.
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Sound deadner on panel. The Protecto wrap is some home sealer I had kicking around. I tapped the panel to determine how much was desired.
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The seat pedestals seem to me to be major transmitters of noise from the front wheels so I used a butyl product in the interior areas that were not going to be sealed up.
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The grey mat is closed cell dense 1/4" thick foam.
Added a grommet to the seat belt warning light harness.
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More angles of the sound deadening applied , I did not install any on the inside and outer side of the compartment that will have carpet on it anyway.
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The cork had some cracking on the rubberized backing which we ( son and I ) repaired with Silicone and with rubberized coating from loctite.
I am using the cork padding because It fits nicely, the mass surely adds to the sound deadening properties and it will make a nice under-layment for the new carpet in the front as well as the wood laminate floor I am installing in the back.

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I reviewed Sewfine"s installation of the carpet set and noticed some nice plastic caps used on the studs located in the upper front foot-wells. Anyone have any idea where they can be obtained and/or the apart number?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of Sewfine's installation, what I want to acquire is the black plastic post caps in the picture.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cork installed, The cork is almost historical, recording every spill and rear heater leak that ever occurred in the van. Smile But due to our efforts with the silicone and the rubberized coating it is waterproof. I will install some 1/4' high density foam to cover the area where the middle seat rails were. After removing the rails I sealed the holes with silicone to prevent water intrusion from underneath. I replaced the rear heater core with a new one to eliminate further leaks.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Like the attention to details. I also like the blacked out window surrounds and prefer how you ended the bottom edge versus taking the black down to the body character line like the other vehicle above. The rear hatch black treatment on the horizontal stamping is nice also.

I like the black and white motif - what color was the van before?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mr. Doug the van was originally solid white with the grey fiberglass cladding and grey fiberglass bumpers. I think VW referenced it as pastel white?
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