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      No worries at all. Given this vehicle's intended...

      No worries at all. Given this vehicle's intended duty and intended cargo, there's no shortage of caution when it comes to axle nuts.

      With regards to tightening the thing back on, does this method...
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      Isn't that precisely what the hole in the backing...

      Isn't that precisely what the hole in the backing plate is for? So you can inspect the shoe without removing the drum?
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      So to confirm, my vanagon (and I think all...

      So to confirm, my vanagon (and I think all vanagons) has the 46mm axle nuts. I tried yesterday with a 46mm socket, but I don't think my 10 year old harbor freight impact gun is putting out anywhere...
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      Good news: My parts order from Go Westy has...

      Good news: My parts order from Go Westy has finally shipped!

      Inspired by the en route box of goodies, I set about tackling what I thought would be small jobs around the bus.

      Fail #1: Replace...
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      wind noise means the van is still running and...

      wind noise means the van is still running and driving so I'll take it.
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      Not exactly part of the plan, but our big parts...

      Not exactly part of the plan, but our big parts order has been delayed about a month. That being said, I have been able to crank out some progress on the van and released a new video yesterday:

      ...
    7. pretty stinking cool if you ask me

      pretty stinking cool if you ask me
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      Still there, but stainless replacements are on...

      Still there, but stainless replacements are on the list at some point.
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      Thanks, everyone! Fortunately for me, the...

      Thanks, everyone! Fortunately for me, the previous owner installed all new fuel lines, fuel filter, and fuel tank.
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      ;)

      ;)
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      Wendy the Westy

      Something they don't tell you about in the books or fatherly articles is just how amazing it will be to watch your kids interpret and embrace the hobbies you're passionate about - granted that you've...
    12. glorious

      glorious
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      gear oil smells worse, but stays contained to the...

      gear oil smells worse, but stays contained to the project at hand (hopefully!). gasoline/diesel somehow always gets everywhere and soaks into everything for days.
    14. I vote 215/75R15 BFGs on the factory wheels.

      I vote 215/75R15 BFGs on the factory wheels.
    15. I only went for a short "make sure nothing falls...

      I only went for a short "make sure nothing falls off" test drive, but did not feel any performance difference. I'm not expecting one either as the SSIs are more or less identical to the headers that...
    16. '87 gas weekender with a 2.1

      '87 gas weekender with a 2.1
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      anytime I'm working around gasoline I feel like...

      anytime I'm working around gasoline I feel like the stink stays with me for days. the only thing worse is diesel.
    18. coming soon! ;)

      coming soon! ;)
    19. thanks!

      thanks!
    20. yeah the plate is slightly crooked plus the...

      yeah the plate is slightly crooked plus the drivers side is sitting a touch lower than the passenger at the moment. the bumper curves like that because it's imperfect fiberglass.
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