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Old June 26th 2006, 22:45
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Check out my new toy.

Check out what I picked up this weekend!


A $200 Vanagon....Get this it runs but needs a little work. Typical Vanagon engine stuff. :roll: Anyway..this van is solid...no, ROCK solid and for 200 bucks i had to buy it. Heck even if I have to replace the engine, I think it's worth it. I thought maybe I'd try out a Subby conversion with this one.
I spent the weekend and this evening cleaning it up.......That's all it really needed, except for brakes. I replaced those this evening and cleaned up the wheels.


Next I'm going to fix the few surface rust spots and add a little fresh paint here and there. Should make a cool daily driver.
I'll post better pics later.

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Old June 27th 2006, 08:15
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It looks like the one I had -- only a year, possibly two, newer. It was one of my favorite vehicles and I would own another one in a heartbeat.
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Old June 27th 2006, 17:32
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Old July 1st 2006, 20:05
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Painted the nose today...



The color is off just a bit...
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Old August 23rd 2006, 09:20
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Painted the nose today...



The color is off just a bit...
Nice! What's his name?

Do you ever have the feeling that you're being followed?
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Old August 24th 2006, 21:49
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Nice! What's his name?

Do you ever have the feeling that you're being followed?
I liked the name we discussed.....Vance! Hehe....get it Vance?!
Until the bug is done I'm calling the van "That damn thing I'm mowing around"!

You can follow me anywhere!

I want to go GL with the Van too!

If I find the motor to be trash, I have a good source for a used Suby engine....Heck I've seen one on the web that somebody grafted in a V8 Audi engine! Well I doubt that I could ever afford that, but something is going to happen, even if it's wrong!
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Old August 24th 2006, 23:38
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I liked the name we discussed.....Vance! Hehe....get it Vance?!
Until the bug is done I'm calling the van "That damn thing I'm mowing around"!

You can follow me anywhere!

I want to go GL with the Van too!

If I find the motor to be trash, I have a good source for a used Suby engine....Heck I've seen one on the web that somebody grafted in a V8 Audi engine! Well I doubt that I could ever afford that, but something is going to happen, even if it's wrong!
OOhh that'll make it look a million times better.
[****iness] And uhhh I knew what his name was...I was trying to get you to admit that I single handedly named BOTH of your VWs! hehe! How the heck did that happen? Is it maybe because I'm just good like that? [/****iness]

/me follows Cheech to the next thread.....
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hey hey hey so have you played with your new toy yet?? how's it going
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Old September 10th 2006, 20:34
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hey hey hey so have you played with your new toy yet?? how's it going
Dude...It's Soooooo Weird that you asked... I started on it Yesterday!

I moved the van around the drive! The power is awesome! Who am I kiddin?!...I pushed that SOB around! Weighs about 4 times what the bug does! Hehe, I guess you could say that right now the van is One Chris power!
But before I could move it I had to pull the left rear wheel off and free up the "Frozen" brakes. You know a little preventive maintenance wouldn't have killed the guy who had this van before...But I got it for 200 bucks, so I ain't complaining' too much.
NOW I'M GONNA COMPLAIN!!!!
The PO apparently had an issue with the ignition switch...So he repaired it the correct way...Yeah, and in a valley, by a river is a town called Perfect.....I live no where near Perfect! In fact, I'm so far from Perfect that the light from the sun takes like 6 years to get there! Let me tell you what this guy did!
First, instead of replacing the offending part, he gets the idea that a starter button and duct tape would suffice.
Second, rather than using the duct tape, which was found under the back seat, he took the liberty of drilling a bunch of holes in the dash. So now I have this art deco "perforated" dash!
Third, since he bypassed the ignition switch, he needed an alternate way to turn on the accessories...You guessed it... A plethora of unmarked toggle switches! If I had that dude in my hands today, I would have beaten him to the point of nonrecognition, after I shoved the van up his arse!
So rather that getting it running, like I had hoped to do yesterday. I spent all day (dawn til way dark) tearing out the fire trap and trying to find a van at the bottom of the pile!

Today, I finished cleaning up the dash. I found that the whole reason he put the starter button on, was that the ignition lock cylinder had snapped off where it goes into the switch. And I learned something today!!!!! The ignition lock cylinders on most VW's from 72 to 99 are the same. I salvaged the broken part from a spare I had from my old 72 standard Beetle, and Bob's yer Uncle, IT WORKS!!!!
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Old September 10th 2006, 21:27
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hey dude haha that's sweet but I'll come and help ya fit that van up his a$$ if ya need help well I hope that things get better with this project and send some pics in of the things you do
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Old September 15th 2006, 21:06
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Well it appears that the van has either a broken crank or broken connecting rod. Looks like it's time for a Subaru or other conversion!
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aww to bad about the motor but yaaa for the new one
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I guess this would be the way to go!

1105BHP! and 1300NM of torque!!

http://www.vwbus.no/Lindvall.html
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Well it appears that the van has either a broken crank or broken connecting rod. Looks like it's time for a Subaru or other conversion!
No w00t for that! You broke his "heart" because you didn't pay enough attention to him!

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Old September 17th 2006, 11:45
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No w00t for that! You broke his "heart" because you didn't pay enough attention to him!

j/k
Yeah well, I posted this before I decided to get rid of the van! You think his heart is broke now....Wait 'til he's crushed! no j/k
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