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hubcapt



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
Posts: 660

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to some good friends and good drinks of course!!!

Can't wait to fine tune it, throw some more parts at it and have it finished!
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-roofs wrote:
Well, Winter is not even here, and Hubcap drove the '65 Sea Blue Beetle.

Smile


Does that mean winter is over already? Dammit, I got nothing done, again.
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandals wrote:
Long-roofs wrote:
Well, Winter is not even here, and Hubcap drove the '65 Sea Blue Beetle.

Smile


Does that mean winter is over already? Dammit, I got nothing done, again.


I wish, cold and getting colder. I had a friend show up at 11am, with a 40 of PBR, I'm thinking the weather has depressed him a little....
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-roofs wrote:
sandals wrote:
Long-roofs wrote:
Well, Winter is not even here, and Hubcap drove the '65 Sea Blue Beetle.

Smile


Does that mean winter is over already? Dammit, I got nothing done, again.


I wish, cold and getting colder. I had a friend show up at 11am, with a 40 of PBR, I'm thinking the weather has depressed him a little....


Tom?
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandals wrote:
Long-roofs wrote:
sandals wrote:
Long-roofs wrote:
Well, Winter is not even here, and Hubcap drove the '65 Sea Blue Beetle.

Smile


Does that mean winter is over already? Dammit, I got nothing done, again.


I wish, cold and getting colder. I had a friend show up at 11am, with a 40 of PBR, I'm thinking the weather has depressed him a little....


Tom?


No, but getting warm... Tom was probably too down to even start his car... Smile
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hubcapt



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
Posts: 660

PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if Tom is close, I will guess Captain America! And if that's wrong I have a list of other friends to start trying.... Ah, the people we roll with.

Just got the new insulation done in the house so its back to garage time! Everthing is getting pushed aside for the 65. Maybe one day I can start posting photos again.... Damn cpus!
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I picked up another winter project. A 70 bus that will become the family camper. It's a driver that has sat for about a year so it will need a little love, but it was a fair price and it's pretty solid and original paint. I will likely have a complete stock interior for sale this winter or spring if anyone needs one. Middle seat is very nice, rear seat is nice but not the correct two tone brown color.

This bus will get a Riviera pop top and a home built interior to fit the needs of the family. I've never been much for any of the production camper setups. Too much stuff that I don't need. I'm going for custom, lightweight, and simple. Maybe I should start with a trip to IKEA.
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vwrus66



Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 134
Location: Springdale, WA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be intererested in the middle and rear seats when you are ready to sell.
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Chris



Joined: 22 Feb 2009
Posts: 100

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just replaced my stock generator with a type 1 55 amp alternator and now I have plenty of power to run everything. All my lights are brighter now, amazing!
Troy helped me out big time!
Needed more power to run the new H-4 head lights and 35 watt driving lights I installed right before the Pumpkin Run.
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
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Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vwrus66 wrote:
I would be intererested in the middle and rear seats when you are ready to sell.


I would probably want to sell it as a complete set, but that's a ways off. I'll keep you in mind.
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris wrote:
Just replaced my stock generator with a type 1 55 amp alternator and now I have plenty of power to run everything. All my lights are brighter now, amazing!
Troy helped me out big time!
Needed more power to run the new H-4 head lights and 35 watt driving lights I installed right before the Pumpkin Run.


What kind of mods were required to the engine to fit this? Sheet metal trimming? Anything else? I have seen the other style where you use an alternator from some modern import car, but they don't tell you what it is so you are screwed when it comes time to repair/replace.
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Chris



Joined: 22 Feb 2009
Posts: 100

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only modification was using a belt sander and sanding the housing down to fit in to the tin compartment. Didn't cut any tin.
On the other different alternators that you can use for a squareback are a RX-7 and a Metro alternators. Samba VW has a pretty good forum section on conversions.
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my 63' Kombi back in the construction spot....jacked up, and ready to commence a full brake re-hab. But I seem to be pushing more snow around instead of working on my VW's lately!! More snow tonight I guess Shocked Hope I don't get the 5am call to come in early again!!!

Scott
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hubcapt



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
Posts: 660

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another night spent at the brown durby somehow hampers my ability to work in the garage?

I've got the pedal situation figured out, and the ignition circuit that didn't like to shut off with the key. Next is rear tire swap, rear bumper bracket fix (thanks scott!), shocks, wiring and running boards.
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone over the front brakes of the '70 bus, and replaced a bearing seal. It will need ball joint boots in the near future. I've moved onto the rear brakes, and will adjust the torsion bars to cure the saggy butt bay bus syndrome. Gonna need new CV boots on one side, too. Then it will be engine R&R time to seal up some nasty leaks, and add a thermostat and flappers back to the doghouse cooling system.

Lots of work ahead, but it keeps my hands busy.
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