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  • volksaddict
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    Dang! Never heard of a rear bar breaking. Everything’s getting old on these rigs.

    Pat K
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    “Truly” overload was probably the cause.71AD466E-1D73-4280-BE49-8C2B8B0759F8

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    we could send ya torsion bar.. Be nice to know what color yours are??  . And no you can do the job without all the fancy tools…   Take three axle tube to spring plate bolts out and the lower shock mount… and you will be able to get the tire off without a porta power…   down and out the back…    It would be nice to know what angle they were set at and use an inclinometer to get it close..  other wise you will be doing it a few times to get it level… 😎

    unk
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    Truth be told, I am not sure what broke.  But all visible things look fine…so I guess its the torsion bar.     I do know that under full-loading, we heard a “POW” very loudly…I can only guess its the torsion.    Hey John, that would be great if you could box one up and send it.    Let me know what you need and I will paypal you.    We set this swing arm at -6 degrees (or was it positive 6 degrees) as I recall.    I think I will still buy those tools……good reason to get them.

    John Jones
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    I could probably do that for ya… 😎   Do you happen to remember what color yours were?  Orange or black?  probably orange I am guessing..  the diff is 1 ton option.. I think trucks and commercials got them… passenger busses got the orange one’s… does that sound right?

    There’s that spare wheel for the vert also…  You want the torsion bar soon?  We could send just that now, and the wheel when Franz sends you that mirror…  sound good??

    unk
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    I could probably do that for ya… 😎 Do you happen to remember what color yours were? Orange or black? probably orange I am guessing.. the diff is 1 ton option.. I think trucks and commercials got them… passenger busses got the orange one’s… does that sound right? There’s that spare wheel for the vert also… You want the torsion bar soon? We could send just that now, and the wheel when Franz sends you that mirror… sound good??

    I don’t remember those being orange when I pulled them out but I wasn’t paying too much attention.    Can you send me both?  and I will send the wrong one back.   You guys can keep the rim for something in the future too.   I would think this is an original Kombi that was used for groceries…….so if you need to send one, just send orange.   Keep the rim.   Thanks so much, john.

    John Jones
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    Looks who is all over the forums when he broke something..  😎 😎

    Gonna put a care package together and have corporate send to you….. 😎

    Franz
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    What the hell are we going to do with one custom wheel?

    Baja Mark
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    What the hell are we going to do with one custom wheel?

    hose reel!

    Critter1
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    What the hell are we going to do with one custom wheel?

    whats the wheel?

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    unk
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    Just a little update.    Restored the semaphores, stripped dash back to original paint.

    And oh ya. I’m gonna ship that torsion bar and a few bucks to you.      When in Colorado, I installed the right spring plate upside down (notch was downward). so the grooves barely were hooked onto the torsion bar since they were on outer half.  So, the spring plate slipped off of the grooves created that issue  4C819CB2-1360-4253-AA4A-A7BC6497760B0CE68BF5-73E9-4F70-A975-54DBF4149CFA55CF54E6-5920-4655-B88C-43B73D39A948I took it apart, flipped spring plate and it was fixed quickly.

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    Ordered new windows rubber and felt and gonna fix drivers door that has a janky busted hinge   Gotta wait for another 50 degree day tho

    Vwfool
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    Damn nice work on that dash

    Franz
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    Ha! How did we not notice that?

    Jb
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    Oops! Haha

    unk
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    Wife’s went to friends house to watch The Bachelor.   God that show is terrible.   I have an idea, let’s redo my windows on the kitchen counter. F866CD30-CB2D-4817-951E-59146B19D22C

    dirtylawnchair
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    I have an idea, let’s redo my windows on the kitchen counter.

     

    Where else would you do them???

    Is there a “kit” you can buy to redo the front window?

    John Jones
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    Front window frames are as fun as getting teeth pulled… 😎

    unk
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    I’m glad I didn’t know how monotonous this window rubber was before I started ……..or else 4A6B0009-652B-4EBC-BFC5-2A1FCD5CAB30I would have never done it.   But now I’m in too deep.  This is rubber for one bus door   Jesus   I have no idea how Kcw can install all this without killing a new paint job     12771EF3-B340-40EA-B0BA-45433464EA31

    Franz
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    Haha! “You can do it” I remember hearing that many times last year.

    Are you going to put the correct rivets in??!? 🙂

    unk
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    One window down. One to go.  Yeh, Franz.  I replaced the correct rivets.    Used a ball pean hammer and nail set to round over.  7EE96DF1-396A-4DDB-813E-D2F3554A600FE453C2F3-FDC7-49BF-94CA-ED03EF1810CC

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