Where is cow finger???? There is clearly a spam thread that needs to be deleted!!!
put an older harness in it if it bothers you to cut and wire out wiring...smoothing the dash and putting new switches in ain't a science..just follow the direction...
thing is you gotta start digging into that thing before you worry about the wiring since you can save that til the end.
i know i need to get it running first, i just have ten million things running through my head at once. it pretty much causes a headache when i dont plan things out ahead of time.
but i just sat down and thought about it, i figuired it out. im going to remove the harness, have the dash shaved and done up, then make all the holes for switches and guages, and once its back together then wire them up. i'll be back on the subject when the time comes around.
oh, and schell, i called some vw shop closer to me about a head and they want too much for it... some day i will make my way down there to get that thing...actually, we're picking up a jeep in Charleston in the next few days... maybe we could take a detour. i'll see about that.
champagne taste with a beer budget.
dude for $40 bucks for a head that's good ,why would you call someone else?...i can only tell you sooooooo many times...I have everything that car needs and guys who have what i don't...I've done more resto's and BS, than any other vw shop around and thats a fact.
...your gonna find out quick...how if driving or getting to the place where you need s--t is gonna hinder your project...it will never get done.
see... these cars you MUST search,locate and drive for everything...sometimes states away!!!
Last edited by Schell R32; 08-03-2011 at 02:14 AM.
Goodmorning folks..... Nothing like the smell of torches burnin steel in the morning, smells like money to me.
Just real glad I aint the guys out there burnin all day in this insane heat. Full dressed torch suit, respirator, helmet, gloves and surounded by hot metal.
one for the torch guys..
We havent bought a aircooled vw in a month is that a good sign?
Smile it will get Worse!!
Have I mentioned how bad I despise f uckin scammers? Whats up with these douchbags selling nikes, and gucci sheit in the forums?
Some small updates on the bus....
Got the seats fitted, refurbished the front wheels and hubs, removed the front bumper...
Crazy difference in the wheels.....almost forgot how bad sanding wheels suuuuuuuuuuuucks!
about 20 miles outside of pittsburgh. Im really looking for the belt line trim. cip1, 13pc kit with clips they want $320 +shipping, which is totally rediculous. I have a few pieces still on it, like the tiny 1" pieces and the rear door piece but thats about it. Theres a few older fellas in my area with parts busses, but those ol farts are all vacationing in florida and wont be back until the end of the month. Im trying to have this thing done by then.
Also, the PO removed the rear bumper for some reason and left it in new mexico. he is currently there on business and said he would ship it back to me and split the cost of shipping. So, who knows if that will really happen, supposed to hear from him today.
Well, as of right now, I need a few misc parts:
-Original seat brackets/bolts that bolt to the floor
-belt line trim
Everything else is pretty much there, just filthy. I swear the PO never cleaned this thing, while bringing the dash back to shine the cleaning stuff i was using was just making mud with all the dirt and filth packed in. Ill get pics of that soon too. All the vinyl really needs pressure steamed and it would look perfect, but it still looks good now after a fresh cleaning.
Shell, if you have any of these parts would you be willing to ship em?
Yeah I know man, well aware, not a big fan tho. Would rather find stuff locally or over here. Most guys on the samba think this sh it is gold or something, sorry but im not paying top dollar or close to retail. Just not my steelo, got me this far, not giving in now.
I got the front emblem, a complete full good condition original interior, full set of seat belts and bolts front and rear, a bag full of misc interior trim pieces, door panels, fresh air ducts, mint black rubber front floor mat, a new spare......all for $100 last weekend.....I'll hold out!
Get off the net and get on that dub danz, you got work to do!!
Last edited by 4supreme2gambino0; 08-04-2011 at 10:36 AM.
hey schell, i was just looking over this head and it's cracked all the way down through the spark plug hole, into a valve. it also looks like someone tried to repair it and it melted. do you happen to have any less cracked ones? we could probbably meet up again if you go to that diamond hill show in a few weeks
champagne taste with a beer budget.
I've been watching my neighbors kids everyday since Sat. (shoot me) so no F'n with the bus til Sunday....Gonna open my own day care ctr. pretty soon to fund the damn thing.
I was gonna blast my rims but loaned out the sand blaster and haven't seen it since ..Now it's have someone pull the tires off, then drop them off to get blasted, paint or powder the wheels, back to the tire shop...pain in the bag.
Crazy how many tools I've loaned out to never see again, and usually I never remember who I loaned them to...Hand tools, sand blaster, nail guns, saws, etc....Bastards!