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

    1. Member bansheelos's Avatar
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      03-13-2012 09:17 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      nah not really just one:


      the champagne on the left my daily on the right...check out the front bumper area of the green one...this is what i had to section in.

      here's the green one before i sectioned the peice in from a 73 donor bus:


      ...i dont have any new front pics...
      Those are awesome! Did u keep the champagne interior on ur daily or did u reupholster?
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      03-13-2012 10:25 PM #77
      I vote em both for some money owed...the green motor was opposed to go in the yellow champagne..got it running and decided not to take it apart...the green one now is all together,lowered and a daily..then the tranny smoked now we're converting Otto a 4 spd.


      The yellow one has nothing in it as thebmice had ruined it...the floors,frama and suspension are still very nice with the brown on the underside and the brick red in the interior...I took some other bits and pieces off it and got the other one in better shape.


      Gonna give the yellow one to my buddy Skills for the conv on the green bus..
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      03-14-2012 10:00 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      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
      I am a nut when it comes to wiring, still cant find the above red/black wire.





      Theres a few wires on the back of the fuses that are not matching up either. Gotta say though I thought it was gonna be a chop job in under the dash!!!
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      03-14-2012 10:02 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      I vote em both for some money owed...the green motor was opposed to go in the yellow champagne..got it running and decided not to take it apart...the green one now is all together,lowered and a daily..then the tranny smoked now we're converting Otto a 4 spd.


      The yellow one has nothing in it as thebmice had ruined it...the floors,frama and suspension are still very nice with the brown on the underside and the brick red in the interior...I took some other bits and pieces off it and got the other one in better shape.


      Gonna give the yellow one to my buddy Skills for the conv on the green bus..
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      03-18-2012 12:33 PM #80
      Update#1: that's the wrong diagrams. Apparently it has 79 wiring lol
      Update#2: I went to change the valve cover gaskets and one of the handles were snapped! Fml how f'd am i? Do I need a new head or can I replace the lever?
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      03-18-2012 05:54 PM #81
      calm down n00bert. You can find a replacement spring at any swap meet.

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      03-18-2012 08:17 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      calm down n00bert. You can find a replacement spring at any swap meet.
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      03-19-2012 09:36 PM #83
      ..dude your in for a long ride.

      if these probs are throwing you for a loop now...wait till you have to "really" start umping into this thing...motor,trans,electrics,brakes,paint,body,se als,glass....the list goes on and on.

      and they think VW's are cheap and quick to jump in on.
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      03-20-2012 08:38 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      ..dude your in for a long ride.

      if these probs are throwing you for a loop now...wait till you have to "really" start umping into this thing...motor,trans,electrics,brakes,paint,body,se als,glass....the list goes on and on.

      and they think VW's are cheap and quick to jump in on.
      My main thing is keeping the engine in. I don't want to pull the engine until I start doing the body work and that's not for a while the way this build is going so far lol I know its a long road w/a short ending to my bank acct.
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      03-20-2012 08:41 PM #85
      yeah dude i feel you.

      this shop is killin me too and with the cost of the build and running deal it's making me scared but it will all work out we're hoping.


      so glad i have my bus,stock motor,converted 4 spd and all original paint...love it.

      it's come together dude...just keep pressin forward!!
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      03-20-2012 08:58 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      yeah dude i feel you.

      this shop is killin me too and with the cost of the build and running deal it's making me scared but it will all work out we're hoping.


      so glad i have my bus,stock motor,converted 4 spd and all original paint...love it.

      it's come together dude...just keep pressin forward!!
      It will work out w/ your bus. I like it a lot. Keep that bus going as I will do mine! I'm looking to just get the bus running for the summer and do the body in the winter.
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      03-20-2012 10:18 PM #87
      Dont count on Shell, He doesnt get anything completed. it's just half started projects strewn around his yard.

    13. 03-20-2012 10:27 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by bansheelos View Post
      My main thing is keeping the engine in.
      dude, after you pull the power train in one of these here aircooled vw's you'll love it. i know waterpumpers are a royal pain to pull a motor/trans, but not these, oh no. you've got like four bolts, disconnect shifter linkage, fuel line, throttle cable, clutch cable, a couple of wires and voila she comes right out...couldn't be any easier. well there's lindsay lohan but that goes without saying

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      03-20-2012 11:23 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      dude, after you pull the power train in one of these here aircooled vw's you'll love it. i know waterpumpers are a royal pain to pull a motor/trans, but not these, oh no. you've got like four bolts, disconnect shifter linkage, fuel line, throttle cable, clutch cable, a couple of wires and voila she comes right out...couldn't be any easier. well there's lindsay lohan but that goes without saying
















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      03-21-2012 08:06 AM #90
      yeah dude.....after working on vw's for an easy 15yrs...i have never had the chance to do a newer bay type 4...Skils and i had the motor and trans as a whole on the ground in an hour..

      with a beetle the motor and trans option,hits the rear apron before the nosecone clears the torsion...so its best to do the motor remaval then the trans...which takes longer than even the type 4 bus motor...


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      03-24-2012 02:15 AM #91
      Im itching to get started on this!
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      03-24-2012 04:58 AM #92
      so... start

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      03-25-2012 02:58 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      so... start
      Still fund raising for the bus.
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      03-25-2012 07:41 PM #94
      There is plenty to work on without buying parts.
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      03-25-2012 07:52 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      There is plenty to work on without buying parts.
      QFT

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      03-26-2012 08:02 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      There is plenty to work on without buying parts.
      Im working in stages w/ this build.
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      03-26-2012 08:52 AM #97
      There is always something else to do within the "stage" you are in. Whether it be cleaning some connection or breaking bolts free for the next stage.
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      03-26-2012 10:32 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Gear_Dog View Post
      There is always something else to do within the "stage" you are in. Whether it be cleaning some connection or breaking bolts free for the next stage.
      You have a point there!
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      03-26-2012 03:31 PM #99
      You are still in the "you haven't done jack shit" stage.

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      03-26-2012 03:45 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      You are still in the "you haven't done jack shit" stage.
      That I am lol
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