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  • Yber
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    Ha!  LOTS of talking about it – and looking at it.  Mostly getting organized for the big assembly – parts are now spread out all over the shop.  I’ve put off starting any big stuff as we are about to leave to go visit Lori’s mom for the holidays – she’ll be 94 in January!  I HATE EVERYTHING about flying!!

    So I ordered a bunch of little parts from WW and only started assembling a few little things – pedals, master cylinder (NOS OG), parking brake, gas tank.

    Had to order a heater tube insulation kit from a guy in Poland(!) to get vinyl covered fiberglass fabric. Lots of positive reviews…  I’ll let you know when I get it.  The kit I got from WW doesn’t have any vinyl covering, so I have to return it.  Here’s the ad for the guy in Poland:

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211682

    When we get back from Lori’s mom’s place I’ll start putting in the windows and dragging a new wire harness (PITA!)

    How’s your back, buddy?  We’re hoping it gives you a break for the holidays – and then you get some real answers and it get’s FIXED!!

    John Jones
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    How’s your back, buddy? We’re hoping it gives you a break for the holidays – and then you get some real answers and it get’s FIXED!!

    I feel great as long as I stay in my wheel chair…. 😎 😎  MRI on 12/31

    Yber
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    Hey John – did you get some good news from the MRI?  Hope so!

    I’ve got a question for John or Pat or Franz – how far are the gas tank straps supposed to go under the holders on the front side?  All the way through, or just until there’s a bend in the strap (about 5/8″)?  Are they anchored with a sheet metal screw, or just stuck under the holder thing?

    Got all the louvered windows installed – fully restored with new glass, weatherstrip, screens and interior trim.  They were a bit of a pain, but look great.

    I’ve been installing weatherstripping – which I HATE!

    WW has been REAL slow delivering my new wiring harness…

    Hope everybody at KCW had a great holiday!

    John Jones
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    The Gas tank straps go under the metal “tang” and fold back over 180 degree’s.. about 5/8 like you said..  Once all the seals and felt is under the straps it should tighten down and not bottom out on the front side…

    Camper windows, well, any windows that move, suck to assemble!!!! 😎

    Yber
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    Thanks, bro!

    Any good news on your back?

    Yber
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    How’s everybody at KCW?  Any good news on your back, JJ?

    After WW delivered their insulation covers for the bus heater tubes I discovered that they were only the fiberglass mesh and NO vinyl covering.  And they don’t produce it with vinyl.  So I returned them and started looking around for some with vinyl.  I found a guy – IN POLAND(!) – that makes a set.  I was REAL leery about sending $200 to some guy in Poland, but all the feedback on thesamba was really positive.

    Here’s his (Jacek’s) ad on thesamba:

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211682

    They came yesterday – and they are really, really nicely crafted.  First rate.  And Jacek turned out to be a really nice guy – easy to deal with, good communication, and fast shipping (although it did take a couple of weeks because of the holidays and, well, because it had to come all the way from fucking Poland!)  Anyway, I highly recommend it.

    I’ve been putting in weatherstripping (which I HATE) and remembered telling you guys about the weatherstrip I found for safari windows.  As I recall, it’s for a Saab hatchback.  The profile is MUCH better than what WW is making and the windows close tightly without having to put a ton of force on them.  Haven’t been out in the rain, so don’t know if they seal better than WW’s stuff, but I bet they will based on their cross-section.  I’ve got a piece of trim and I’ll send it to you guys to check out.

     

     

    ColeB
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    We bought some westy rack covers and hoops/canvas for our dc from Jacek! Super good stuff. I had the chance to meet him in person in Germany last year and he is a stand up dude.

    Yber
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    I just mailed a sample piece of the safari window weatherstrip I used.

    Should show up at KCW on Wednesday.

    I seem to remember that it was from the hatchback on a Saab.

    Yber
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    Franz
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    Thanks for the rubber sample Brent. I’ll have to try it on the next one.

    Jb
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    I just mailed a sample piece of the safari window weatherstrip I used. Should show up at KCW on Wednesday. I seem to remember that it was from the hatchback on a Saab.

     

    lets see a pic of this seal….

    Yber
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    No problem, Franz.

    Would you mind posting a pic of it?

    Pat K
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    We will build it if it comes.

    dirtylawnchair
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    I just mailed a sample piece of the safari window weatherstrip I used. Should show up at KCW on Wednesday. I seem to remember that it was from the hatchback on a Saab.

     

    Do you have a link on where to buy?  My safari seals are toast.

    Yber
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    Sorry.

    I bought it a few years back when someone recommended it to me – and I can’t remember where I got it.

    You might try printing off the pic and trying the parts dept at a Saab dealership…

    Good luck.

    Franz
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    Wolfgang international sell similar a seal for their aftermarket safari window kit.

    Yber
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    Hey Franz – I’m assembling the front doors on my bus and came across a couple of questions.

    I’ve looked and looked and don’t see a slit in the WW weatherstrip for the vent wing that the upper tab (that gets the rivet) to go through.  I don’t want to go cutting on it until I’m sure – do I need to make an opening for the tab myself or am I missing something?

    Also – what tool do you use to crimp the upper rivet that serves as the pivot?  Do you know where I can get one?

    Thanks, man!

    Franz
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    Yeah you have to cut the slit. sometimes there is a outline of where it should be.

    I use an air hammer and the corner of a steel work bench to smash the rivets. Center punch, then flat.

    The manual show a vicegrip like tool. I have some that I modified.

    John Jones
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    Door window frame assembly sucks…

    Yber
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    Franz – Sean at WW sent a pic of vice grip with a ball bearing on the bottom jaw.  Clever.  Sounds like your modified vice grip might be the same.

    Any advice about how to deal with the rivets that hold the latch to the vent wing frame?

    Thanks, man!

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