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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Ratwell Baywindow FAQ Reply with quote

There didn't seem to be a Baywindow FAQ anywhere so I started to write one up. I got about half way finished and decided it was worth posting the effort so far:

http://homepage.mac.com/ratwell/FAQ.html
http://www.ratwell.com/technical/FAQ.html - NEW FAQ Location

I'll keep working on it in my spare time now that my bus is 100% operational again. Anyone who would like to contribute, please send me a pm with your ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated the FAQ. There are over 120 topics covered in it now (about double the original version).

Enjoy.

I'll also plug my website www.ratwell.com as it's the homepage for my technical articles that go beyond the FAQ on particular topics.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bay Window Bus resources and info available on The Samba

Wiring Diagrams
Brochures/Literature
Manuals

Color & Upholstery combos, VIN Numbers, and M-Code information submissions are welcome. We don't have a Bay Window Parts Book (yet). If someone could scan the appropriate pages and email them to us, we can add them to the technical section on this site.

We are also missing Production Figures and our selection of Bay Window Manual scans are pretty sparse (Thanks to Joe Bartoli for lending us five of his manuals to scan recently).

Thank you
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rough details but no pictures:

http://type2.com/library/identifi/modvar.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone should listen to these wonderful recordings; John Muir's Diagnostic Sounds:

http://home.arcor.de/silke.fokken/sounds/

I've started my own collection of recordings:

http://www.ratwell.com/technical/EngineSounds.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some important Front Beam information for shoppers and choppers.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1262544

The 68-69 beam is a similar design to split window busses (pre-67) which uses balljoints instead of link pins but the entire beam is redesigned and does not interchange, though it shares the same frame bolt pattern through late '69. At this time the bolt pattern widened (see diagram) and in '71 the front drum brake setup was replaced with front disks and a gusset was added to accomodate a power booster. The beam remained virtually unchanged through to '79.

Current production Brazilian beams are again virtually the same, but have reverted to link pins.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: POP TOP INFO Reply with quote

Here is some info on restoring pop tops and replacing the canvas:

Search Results:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58119&highlight=clean+poptop
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=117573&highlight=poptop+clean


Fiberglass Pop Top Restoration
http://www.type2.com/library/camper/fiberpo.htm

Fiberglass Pop Top Painting
http://www.type2.com/library/camper/poppaint.htm

Canvas Searches:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27292&highlight=canvas
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=153906&highlight=canvas
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150766&highlight=canvas

I'll be adding more and making it more of a FAQ than a collection of searches.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuel Sending Unit Thread:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=155188
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How frequent is this question asked?:

Is there anywhere that I can find production numbers specifically for the '68 SC truck like that in the dropgates.com site? Confused

They cater for the splitwindsheild buses and have almost all production numbers but up to '67 only! Sad

How is it that the very old buses have that info out there but not the later ones? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyrOman wrote:

How is it that the very old buses have that info out there but not the later ones? Confused


Ill give you one guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steponmebbbboom wrote:
pyrOman wrote:

How is it that the very old buses have that info out there but not the later ones? Confused


Ill give you one guess.


It better NOT be "who cares? It's just a fatchick." Razz

'Cause that's my line! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some info here for you single/double cab guys.....

http://www.ratwell.com/technical/MSRP.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

front beam lubrication information.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329781
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329782
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329783
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329784
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329789
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329790
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329794
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329796
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329797
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329800
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=329801
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ignition lock barrel replacement, what the bentley and spookypatrolgroup DONT tell you.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340765

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340766

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340767

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340768

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340771

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340772

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340774

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340775

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340777

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340780

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=340782

read the descriptors.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

further to the lock theme, rekeying your door locks to match your ignition key.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341456

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341457

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341458

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341459

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341460

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341461

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341463

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=341464

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: Holy crap rat man! Reply with quote

ha this was the best thing that ever happend to me it speeds up everything, like the droping of the motor, showing what bolts will be hiding from you and what is easily forgot man this realy helps, i have a type4 2liter so my clutch gets burned up faster and im glad i know how to get that damned motor out lol
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: jee gosh Reply with quote

ha ratwell is the best thing that ever happend to my baywindow
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: color codes anyone? Reply with quote

How about a website for color codes...Ive got a 1970 skyblue & white bus...whats the codes for the RIGHT light skyblue?....need it ASAP...wanna get her in some NEW paint!...thanks FAT chick freaks!....peace @ U ALL...Sven out VW Logo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWCadets. Next time you may want to post in the forum for a quicker response.

The color codes for many years are included in the Archives Section. For a 1970,

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/70colors.php
I do not see a sky blue color listed, so you may want to read your mcode plate.

Moderator - Can you move these last two responses to a thread of its own in the Bay Window Forum?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: 1972 1700cc to 1974 1800cc parts swap? Reply with quote

I have a 1972 1700cc bay and a 1974 1800cc bay. I was wondering if i could swap engine parts, if so which parts?
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