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  • Pete
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    Yber
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    Pete,

    VERY cool!  I’m going to get on it for all our VWs.

    Thanks!!

    Brent

    Yber
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    Franz or Pat,

    I ordered the following insulation kit from WW:

    https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255900

    Was it supposed to come with vinyl covering, or just the woven fiberglass insulation?  I didn’t see where I needed to order the vinyl…

    Thanks, Brent

    Franz
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    Sorry for the confusion. The WW kit is not 100% correct for 64+ bus because it does not have vinyl.

     

    What do you guys know about this heater tube insulation? http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211255719E This guy (in Poland) offers insulation… https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211682

    John Jones
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    Any assembly done or still talking about it?????  😎 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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!!!! 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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.

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