- John JonesKeymasterFebruary 3, 2020 at 9:28 amPost count: 5923
First time I have had WiFi in over a weekJohn JonesKeymasterFebruary 3, 2020 at 9:35 amPost count: 5923
My sway bar clamps broke… and I was dragging sway bar… That POS $200 Distributor broke in the first water crossing… Hey Wayne… them parts you talked me into are NOT Shasta approved!!!!!John JonesKeymasterFebruary 3, 2020 at 9:47 amPost count: 5923
My redux box bolts keep coming loose cause the kid that put them In forgot lock tight. Also my mid mount lost its hardware on one side… I feel like my front wheel bearings might have gotten water in them also sitting in the water for 2 hours….
repairs today… back to Reno to get glens canpulanceYberParticipantFebruary 3, 2020 at 10:59 amPost count: 145
Sounds like a big trip! Too bad about the breakdowns – been there!
Any good news on your back?GlennmossModeratorFebruary 3, 2020 at 11:28 amPost count: 180
Started pulling some pictures from my camera. I’m going to try to pull some of the clips together in a video
John JonesKeymasterFebruary 3, 2020 at 2:57 pmPost count: 5923
About to leave weaverville and head to Mitch’s in Reno. Oil leak fixedWaynerParticipantFebruary 3, 2020 at 4:57 pmPost count: 108
My sway bar clamps broke… and I was dragging sway bar… That POS $200 Distributor broke in the first water crossing… Hey Wayne… them parts you talked me into are NOT Shasta approved!!!!!
sorry to hear about your troubles on this adventure, but hey, I’ve enjoyed following along thru all the awesome photos. Not sure if the distributor is for marine applications 🤪 but if anyone is gonna find the weak link in anything it’s gonna be JJ on SST. 😎 keep it real man and be safe, hope to catch up soon.NotchyoursParticipantFebruary 3, 2020 at 5:24 pmPost count: 132
Looks like a great adventure JJ. I bet Cole had a blast. Guess he fixed his broken valve spring? How about you Glen, think you wa nt to play again? I sure missed going. We should really try to make this year’s trip to Moab a non highway event.John JonesKeymasterFebruary 4, 2020 at 9:12 amPost count: 5923
We went to Creig Letchers place in weaverville and fixed our shit up!! I fixed my leaking ass sump, we borrowed a valve spring tool from Wolfgang and changed Coles valve spring.. Then drove the tool back down to Wolfgang… and then parted ways… We started towards Mitch’s place and Cole and Seth headed North to oregon…
as usual… a rack broke on Shasta.. Coles!!! So it,s on top of my rack coming back to KCW for some welding.. it broke 4 of the six legs …
Both of the busses are running perfect! I am about to go see Jim Cusato and then head to Spencer hot springs again…
Freedom. 😎John JonesKeymasterFebruary 4, 2020 at 9:16 amPost count: 5923
Great time doesn’t even cover it Dan… it was epic….WillyModeratorFebruary 4, 2020 at 9:56 amPost count: 974
SO jealous of this trip. I’ve been trying my best to live vicariously through all your guys posts… can’t wait to see this videoCorporateModeratorFebruary 4, 2020 at 10:37 amPost count: 733
Me too Will! They have shared so many great pics, I can’t decide what to post!!!! More to come!
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!CorporateModeratorFebruary 4, 2020 at 10:39 amPost count: 733
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!MikeKParticipantFebruary 4, 2020 at 11:04 amPost count: 159
Looks like a blast, except for that rolling the single cab down the hill part.
Cole’s heads seem like they would be better suited as a door stop.
Ignition waterproofing: https://www.amazon.com/WATERPROOF-2PC-BLACK-dune-buggy/dp/B003LJ0X9K
I’m sure you guys have read it, but this book: https://www.amazon.com/Baja-Bugs-Buggies-VW-based-off-road/dp/0895861860 Has some practical setup tips for Baja’s and off-road VW’s in general. Everything from suspension to first aid. I’m sure some of it is dated material but it makes for some good reading.GlennmossModeratorFebruary 5, 2020 at 11:01 amPost count: 180
Dan I had the best adventure ever. I love this shit.
last night at Spencer Hot Springs. Grabbed some awesome breakfast burritos in Eureka and hitting the roadmtnbusParticipantFebruary 5, 2020 at 12:27 pmPost count: 921
this looks like an awesome adventure ! Lucky guysNotchyoursParticipantFebruary 5, 2020 at 7:18 pmPost count: 132
There is a great video in the Shasta page on F book. Some brave young men doing some surfing.ColeBModeratorFebruary 7, 2020 at 9:51 amPost count: 1392
SST! Holy shit! I’m so glad I went! I have never spent that many consecutive days in a split bus. I loved it! Got to do it with a childhood best friend, Seth and his pup Lucy(who I’m sure a lot of you met when I watched her last year) and JJ! He’s one of the best people to road trip with! also, glad I got to finally meet Glenn! I’m glad he came on the trip, he took lots of amazing photos and videos! Can’t wait to see what he has on his camera. It was hard for me to take pics during the SST days. You kindof forget to when you’re hauling ass and having a good time.
It scared the shit out of me when JJ finally rolled up to Spencer and there was an ambulance behind JJ. I had no clue what was going on… haha glad it was just Glenn! I will definitely be back to Spencer…onto Nevada City! Where we met up with Sarah. She has a beautiful home!first buses to the Rampage Spot!Kettenpom Store. Only gas for miles. We camped near here. Very beautiful this is what happens when you try to pass JJ and get too close… he roosts your ass… thought I was going to lose a windshield. Luckily just a headlight lense.Where we stayed in Mt Shasta. You can see JJ’s oil leak. This was the morning I found out I broke a valve spring… we came into camp at 1:30am and I thought my valves sounded loose. So I decided I’d do a valve adjustment in the morning. That’s when I found my 2nd cylinder exhaust valve has broken… time for a tow to Craig Letchers.luckily even with a busted motor I was still able to hop in with JJ and have lots of fun getting stuck! He got this buried probably 6 times! So funThe snow in SST really hit the last day in Mt Shasta Teamwork!Wolfgang International let me borrow their vw spring compressor tool. I was able to replace the spring without pulling the motor. Was a super quick and easy job once I got the tool! we stayed our last night at summer lake hot springs in southern Oregon. Super nice and we were the only ones there. 20 bucks to camp sucked… but the water felt super nice with it being 10 degrees outside…. took a long time for my bus to start that last morning…. I was worried I was going to blow my oil filter. So I put my propane heater underneath my motor for 20 min and it started a lot easier! Had to keep foot on the clutch until it warmed up or else it would die! Fun figuring all that out. The last 200 miles of my trip I had to go 30 mph… the highway was all black ice. Some of the worst conditions I’ve ever seen. soooo much longer than it should’ve taken… my back still hurts from the drive. I was so gripped! Glad we made it safe.I ended up doing just over 3000 miles. I think 13 nights in the bus. So fun! Glad I went. Definitely will go again next year! I was already talking to Loren about a route for next year. Needs to be more technical. Everyone gets through no matter what! Even if we have to dig and push. Team work! Everyone should come on this trip! I love my split bus.VwfoolParticipantFebruary 7, 2020 at 10:24 amPost count: 260
Great write up and pictures. Maybe some day my double door will be road ready for this kind of adventure
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