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    Thread: No aircooled exp.+ 78 Champ. Ed. Bus= Interesting build!!!!

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      03-01-2012 04:58 PM #36
      There are almost as many words on this thread as there is rust on this thing. Quit yer yapping and git to work!

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      03-01-2012 05:09 PM #37
      good god.....even in the aircooled forums? is nothing sacred?

      Stanced? really? gtfo.

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      03-01-2012 05:14 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      A little Meguiars m105/m205 combo will do wonders on that paint. Buy the supplies, including the buffs and I'll hook it up.
      Im gonna hold ya to it!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by goosler View Post
      no swap?????

      pppfffshhhh, time to blow this popsicle stand..........
      Damn Raf let me get my hands on the thing first I still got 2 vr swaps I have to finish up to pay for some goodies lol


      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      he he happy wife would want a BMW or a appliance car!!!


      s--t my wife's R32 is most water cooled guys holy grail...


      it's her "toyota tercel"...
      Freaking women!!! All the know is high end luxury cars. Your wife has a fine piece of machinery rt there, my wife has the swagger wagon lol

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      03-01-2012 05:16 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      the center section is uncommon but it does pop up from time to time. i actually got my mittens on one from someone who was scrapping some deluxe baywindows.

      what's rare is that middle and front piece over the driver. very rarely do you see that beast. especially in that good of condition.



      bottoming out? well if i take my shocks off and bounce up and down on her really hard she'll hit the frame i'm running shocks all around and that greatly helps out. i can't believe people would roll baywindows without shocks...would be crazy to drive and not very plush.

      the weight is something to take into consideration. i mocked up my ride height with me in it. i only roll solo in my aircooled so with me in it i'd only drop the front down an additional half inch up front. i do see myself camping and tossing gear in her so i put her at a slight rake to account for the increase in weight in the rear from camping gear. but generally speaking each additional adult will drop the bus down approx half an inch.

      i've seen that build. he's a split window bus so he's running a link pin beam. doing a beam raise with a link pin beam is only going to yield you approx 5in raise. ball joint (what your bus has) beam raise will give you a 7in raise. here's a shot of my setup mid process:

      that's 6in solid wall quarter inch tubing, stronger than the frame rail section it's replacing

      yes, even if you go 15's you're gonna have to tub the front to get it down. the rear end, not so much...but you're gonna have to raise your seat height up front if you want to get it down even if you went with 14's

      my rear end i'm running dropped plates. it moves up the wheel 4.5 inches while retaining the stock geometry....team that together with one or two clicks of the torsions (can't remember exactly how many i did) and you get my ride height.



      i can't wait till the bottom falls out on MK4's. i so want to cut up a R32 for the motor. that would be an awesome power plant for my vanagon
      Holy balls thats a lot of fab work!!! Gotta start welding hardcore!!

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      03-02-2012 01:40 AM #40

      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      A lot of helpful info I will be using to get this bus around in the summer lol Thanks for the input!!
      Just for grins II ,keep in mind upgrading/crossadapting more available later Type II A/C components like from a Vanagon or Westy http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...BeqfiQLvt6y0Bg banshee .


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      03-02-2012 10:29 AM #42
      If you decide to do air suspension, my rear setup I did a few years ago on my '66 with the IRS swap. Not exactly the same as your bus but you get the idea how I fabbed up the brackets for the bags:

      http://shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic....+swap&start=15

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      03-02-2012 03:03 PM #43
      Messing around w/ the engine bay today!! Vroom vroom or psft psft!

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      03-02-2012 03:26 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Messing around w/ the engine bay today!! Vroom vroom or psft psft!
      More like squirt, squirt some PB Blast here a little Liquid Wrench there.
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      03-02-2012 05:34 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      More like squirt, squirt some PB Blast here a little Liquid Wrench there.
      PB Blaster is like Mothers milk to VW's

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      03-04-2012 12:32 AM #47
      Yanked the plugs out yesterday and this is what I found.
      #4

      #3

      #2

      #1


      Apparently the previous owner change the plugs b/c of his no spark diagnosis. Next gonna drain the oil and screen. Going to try and start this thing up!!!

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      03-04-2012 12:56 AM #48
      Raf content: Redd Fox lol (LH3A) and Datenut Brown (LH8A)
      Last edited by bansheelos; 03-04-2012 at 01:07 AM.

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      03-05-2012 11:17 AM #49
      Does that mean a change of heart is in progress with the paint?
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      03-05-2012 11:45 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by JUS_GT_EYEZ View Post
      Does that mean a change of heart is in progress with the paint?
      It means that Mrs. C is officially on board.

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      03-05-2012 04:05 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      It means that Mrs. C is officially on board.
      Paint is the last thing on my mind. I gotta put my mechanical skills to use first lol

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      03-05-2012 05:06 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      Paint is the last thing on my mind. I gotta put my mechanical skills to use first lol
      I'm counting on this as I have my hands full in my garage.

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      03-05-2012 09:40 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      I'm counting on this as I have my hands full in my garage.
      Gotta make that money!!! I did yank the bumper off this morning.
      Last edited by bansheelos; 03-06-2012 at 09:53 AM.

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      03-05-2012 10:09 PM #54
      Ya gotta pay to play!!

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      03-08-2012 11:01 AM #55
      Just ordered a little tuneup kit for the bus, should be in today! Yanked off the strainer this morning and it didnt look that bad. I was expecting molasses.

      Started to look around some more and do a little more thorough visual inspection on some of the wiring and came up w/ this. First we have a pic of the "fuel filter" granted its lookin better than most of the bus but look past it and take a good look at the pump and tell me if you see something missing b/c I do!!! HOSE. Also the wiring is not connected. Also that brown wire on the "fuel filter" is connected to that red wire which goes to the + terminal on the coil.


      Next we have the coil wiring. - terminal is supposed to have the disconnected green wire connected which goes to the ignition distributor. Looks like spark and fuel are an issue on the bus lol


      Last but not least especially when I get really get working on the bus. I put in about a 1/2hr before work so pls bare w/ me. In the beginning its gonna be a slow build. When I had picked up the bus the owner of the vehicle was budging the bus up from inside the car so I was trying to figure out what he was doing. Apparently he was tapping the red/black wire to the fusebox while lvg it in gear to jump it forward. As soon as I saw this I told him to stop b/c thats not good lol so I ended up pushing it. This is the loose wire from taking a look at the wiring diagram it goes straight from the starter to the front to a 8 pin connector which ends at the ignition switch. I have to find that 8pin connector. I hope the force is w/me lol

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      03-08-2012 02:27 PM #56
      spark, fuel, compression....

      Its clear to see the previous owner was on the right path to getting it running, and I am confident you will find where he went off the track. Get that tank drained, swap in the new parts you got and let the real troubleshooting begin.

      Glad to see you using some of my time savings tips. GL.
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      03-08-2012 02:43 PM #57
      I couldn't do anything before work(5am) I'd be late everyday.
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      03-08-2012 03:42 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      I couldn't do anything before work(5am) I'd be late everyday.
      There have been those 1/2hr late days lol

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      03-08-2012 05:18 PM #59
      I love the smell of cardboard w/ new parts inside them!
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      03-10-2012 11:18 AM #60
      Everything looks great in the boxes.


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      03-10-2012 11:06 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      Everything looks great in the boxes.

      Pure awesomeness!!!!!!!! I owe you a or belly buster!

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      03-10-2012 11:21 PM #62
      I'll be up early tomororw. salt, pepper, ketchup.

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      03-10-2012 11:28 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      I'll be up early tomororw. salt, pepper, ketchup.
      I'll be putting together the MK2 VR.

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      03-10-2012 11:28 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      I'll be up early tomororw. salt, pepper, ketchup.
      No ketchup but make sure there over easy..
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    30. 03-11-2012 01:08 AM #65
      damn, stock height really sucks.

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      03-12-2012 09:21 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      No ketchup but make sure there over easy..
      Def need ketchup!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      damn, stock height really sucks.
      That it does!!!

      Big M came through yesterday and popped out the front dent for me!!! Much better!

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      03-12-2012 09:35 AM #67
      Last edited by bansheelos; 03-12-2012 at 09:47 AM.

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      03-12-2012 10:56 PM #68
      I want this front bumper!!!!!

    34. 03-12-2012 11:14 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      I want this front bumper!!!!!
      that isn't going to happen without a lot of body work. quite a bit of difference between an early and late bay.

      you've already got yourself a fairly rare bumper setup in the world of baywindows...personally i'd be happy with that

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      03-12-2012 11:50 PM #70
      Yeah dude I had to clip that section on my 78,wasn't easy especially if you don't have a donor...but to go retro anti to bad as your gonna wanna cut the impact bar out and cap it with a older donor flat panel...locate some bumper bracket sections and brackets and your off to the races

      Rubber impact strip A1? That's why right? Pretty cool too it finishes the bumper as mine looks like a--.

      When you goto lower this thing your in for a long ride bro'. Not to mention the cost of getting the motor and drivetrain up to par..these f--kin things are expensive compared to the type1 world.
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