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  • Pat K
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    Are we doing a stereo in this rig Chad?

    Never found the instructions for the top.

    Looked at the Dormobile Ltd website and with no luck either.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Shortbus
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    Stereo, yes. There should be a pair of component housings in there to go on the nose above the headlight buckets. Need a 4 channel bluetooth amp or amp and blue tooth adapter. I’ll use my phone for the head unit.

    Or, who’s that guy that modifies original radios (there’s a nice one in the bus) to accept blue tooth? Maybe that and an amp.

    Did you guys find the dormobile boxes I brought to John at VWs at the springs this year? They had new glass, seals, hardware, etc. The dormobile instructions are on white 8.5×11 photocopied sheets of paper, they’re not super recognizable. I’ll email dormobile and see if they can email a set.

    John Jones
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    Wow… I read all that believe it or not… 😎  Thank you Chad for all the info!!!   I hope this can go as smoothly as possible!!!

    Wiring was “ok” It may have worked,  but it is so messy I have to work on it, Little things like the main coil wire was fused, thats not how vw did it.. If you blow a fuse on the keyed circuit your car shouldn’t stop dead in it’s tracks… 😎 😎  That might be inconvenient… 😎  I see you have this  three wire late model turn signal switch… “Euro”…never seen one 😎 8-).   So that’s why you have the trailer harness in there?  For the brake light circuit, that is seperate from the t-signal circuit. 😎  and the extra wires for what?  Gauges I reckon.. if your gonna run irs, you’ll probably want a shit ton of gauges too… 😎 😎 😎  The ambulance fan power wire looks to be run through a voltage drop, but was hooked up to your running light circuit… 😎 😎  And the ground situation was getting out of hand… 😎 😎   Like I said it may have worked.. but you would have to remember your ambulance fans would only work if your lights were on, and them two motors probably draw enough current to blow the running light circuit, and if you hooked it to your ignition curcuit, it might have blown that too, leaving you stopped… 😎  😎   I’ll get ya fixed right up!!  😎

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

    John Jones
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    oh yeah…. Door mexch’s rods, top moving parts….  Zinc?  Paint?

    back side of top??  Primo?  leave it?  I know it needs some wood in there..

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

    Shortbus
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    Wow… I read all that believe it or not… 😎 Thank you Chad for all the info!!! I hope this can go as smoothly as possible!!! Wiring was “ok” It may have worked, but it is so messy I have to work on it, Little things like the main coil wire was fused, thats not how vw did it.. If you blow a fuse on the keyed circuit your car shouldn’t stop dead in it’s tracks… 😎 😎 That might be inconvenient… 😎 I see you have this three wire late model turn signal switch… “Euro”…never seen one 😎 8-). So that’s why you have the trailer harness in there? For the brake light circuit, that is seperate from the t-signal circuit. 😎 and the extra wires for what? Gauges I reckon.. if your gonna run irs, you’ll probably want a shit ton of gauges too… 😎 😎 😎 The ambulance fan power wire looks to be run through a voltage drop, but was hooked up to your running light circuit… 😎 😎 And the ground situation was getting out of hand… 😎 😎 Like I said it may have worked.. but you would have to remember your ambulance fans would only work if your lights were on, and them two motors probably draw enough current to blow the running light circuit, and if you hooked it to your ignition curcuit, it might have blown that too, leaving you stopped… 😎 😎 I’ll get ya fixed right up!! 😎

    Electrical: Thanks for looking at it John, make it JJ approved! I know the guy that wired it for me ran a couple “spare” wires for whatever. Not planning on any gauges beyond stock. I’m hoping to not even hook up the EFI monitor, or at least not permanently.

    Shortbus
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    oh yeah…. Door mexch’s rods, top moving parts…. Zinc? Paint? back side of top?? Primo? leave it? I know it needs some wood in there..

    Mechanisms: similar to stock if we can, not picky if it’s not visible.

    Top moving parts: similar to stock, grey or hammertone I believe

    Top underside: paint it the same color as the outside, don’t need to smooth it out or anything. Dormobile just left them raw inside but that looks like hell.

    Franz
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    Looking at the vin tag this morning. It appears this bus would be a late December 65 chassis number 236 095 *** being about 3000 to the start of January production…. doing the math it appears that VW produced about 509 busses a day ….So we’re about 6-ish days back from the end of the month, making this a true Christmas bus.

     

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    Shortbus
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    Tell Franz to check his email. I sent instructions from Dormobile.

    Shortbus
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    Speak of the devil…

    That’s pretty cool Franz. I never looked at the build date that close.

    Pat K
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    Franz printed up the inst. for me. Thanks for getting those so quick!

    Drilled and mounted hinges to the roof. Bolted the basics up to make sure it all worked.

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    We will build it if it comes.

    Shortbus
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    Hot Damn Pat… It would have taken me a week pussy-footing around with that top. Well done sir.

    Vwfool
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    Getting that top on is a huge start. Kicking ass like usual.

    Pat K
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    We went through all of the boxes and haven’t come across any component sets…?

    JJ started on safari assy yesterday. D9F8AFB1-674B-4883-BA7A-D59F6A743B87

    Stripped the top of parts for paint prep. 7B4DDABD-4B48-4798-969D-E18B5B01F2A2

    The plastic coating on the handle was cracking so I pealed it off and welded up the ends. It will be painted with the top. 36F867AD-5D40-43A5-B2CA-4558A8A5F9D3

    Riley is bead blasting little parts this morning. CC8793F5-E820-4538-A24D-6FF360817631

    We will build it if it comes.

    Shortbus
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    We went through all of the boxes and haven’t come across any component sets…? JJ started on safari assy yesterday.

    Safaris are incomplete? No complete sets of what?

    Shortbus
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    Do you have one of these or do I need to send mine? Tool to install tensioning bead/strip into the window rubber on the dormy top…

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