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Old January 20th 2010, 19:47
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'65 bus GL prahjekt

Hey all, guess its time i show what im workin on....


its a 1965 "EZ Camper" going GL.

Heres the plan...
Power will be supplied by a torque monster 1915cc that my buddy is building. Specs on that later.
Full exterior repaint in the original velvet green.
'83 944 vented discs front and rear, with a 944 MC as well.
17" Porsche turbo twists 7" front 9" rear.
4" narrow beam and drop spindles from wagenswest and a steering box raise.
IRS conversion rear along with a narrowed torsion housing to fit those 9" wheels.
Built type 1 trans from AZ transaxle.
Safari windows from Wolfgang.
And i will be fixing the "jersey look" fenders also. Stay tuned for that.

Heres some pics of the bus:

This how she looked when i found her.



Heres how she sits now.









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Old January 20th 2010, 22:03
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Sweet,,, a splitty bus GL project to watch.
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Old January 22nd 2010, 18:44
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Old May 14th 2010, 20:08
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Havent seen much progress with this but i'll update what ive got so far.


Steering box raise in progress....





Safaris partially installed, i still have to weld the tabs in. We quit workin cos it was late and we had already put away a case of Rolling Rock.

Oh yeah, and you may notice i shaved the "fried egg" turn signals.








Put LED's in the stock taillights



Running light.




And this is the brake light. i better not get rear ended when i get this thing rollin.

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Old May 16th 2010, 18:29
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i forgot to add one small detail. im not going to be building a type 1 based engine anymore. i recently acquired a 1.7L type IV from a friend for next to nothin. Cabt wait to stomp some ricers in a bus
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Small update.....

It rolls!!!

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Looking hot, great progress.

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Looking nice. That should be a nice ride.
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Thanks guys, i cant wait to drive this beast!!!!

Cant work on it this weekend though, had to yank the engine out of my daily to figger out why its burning oil. booooo.
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Looking great! You wouldn't have any How-to info on the LED taillight conversion? I would appreciate some info about that.
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Looking great! You wouldn't have any How-to info on the LED taillight conversion? I would appreciate some info about that.
Basically i figured out how much room i had to play with inside the lens area, then found some "trailer" LED lights and retro-fitted them. A little cutting and fitting and they dont look half bad IMO....
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How much did you have to narrow the IRS to get the wheels to tuck properly?
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How much did you have to narrow the IRS to get the wheels to tuck properly?
i narrowed it 3" total. 1.5" per side. Heres a how to link:

http://vwrepublic.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.0

edit. Just re-read your question and realised i didnt answer properly. i didnt narrow the IRS, i narrowed the bus torsion to bug specs, and then it was a bolt on operation, except for having to recess the IRS pivots into the bus frame horns.
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Oh yeah, update. Got the brakes sorted and bled today. The pushrod needs adjusted because there is a bit of freeplay in the pedal....type 1 engine is also getting the top end freshened so i can drive it while i build the monster type 4.
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