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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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    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.

     

     

    Yber
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    Thanks, bro!

    Any good news on your back?

    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!

    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!!

    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

    Yber
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    in reply to: JJ's projects #41772

    VERY good to hear an MRI is scheduled.

    Time for them to find out what, exactly, is the problem – so it can be fixed!

    Yber
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    in reply to: JJ's projects #41770

    DAMN, John!  REALLY sorry to hear your back is REALLY fucking with you!

    Lori and I are sending our best wishes – hoping the neurosurgeon will come up with a permanent solution.  Chronic pain is pure bullshit!

    Take it easy, buddy – hope this gets fixed SOON!

    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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    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    It seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it).  I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met them in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Yber
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    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  It’s worth pointing out that San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    Since it seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it), I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met US safety standards in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Yber
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    OK – this is a long post, so get a beer.

    Here are a few links to info about VW’s “US Tourist Delivery Program” that was very popular in the 1960s – and likely bears on the 1964 vs 1966 saga on our bus.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archive/index.php/o-t–t-343005–.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Westfalia_Camper

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/touristdelivery.php

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/66tdpricelist.php

    Interestingly, the “US Tourist Delivery Program” was not conceived as primarily a marketing gimmick – but rather as a means to get around export quotas of VWs to the US.

    Anyway, as I can remember clearly (yes, I’m old enough) – this was a VERY popular program back in the day.  LOTS of people were buying VWs in Germany, vacationing in Europe, and the shipping them back to the US.  This was especially popular with people in the military.

    As this relates to our bus, I bought her from the second owner in San Diego in 1973 – when she was only 7 years old.  It’s worth pointing out that San Diego has a BIG naval air station as well as Camp Pendleton (the major west coast Marine Corps base.)  I think it’s likely that the original owner was in the military and stationed in Europe – bought our Westy in Germany, drove it around while there and shipped it back to San Diego after 2 to 4 years.  Then sold it to the woman I bought it from, who had it for 2 to 4 years.

    Since it seems unlikely to have been stolen and retagged in the first 2 to 4 years (I know the woman I bought it from didn’t steal it), I think it was most likely tagged at the factory (either VW or Westfalia) with M code and air box tags bearing a 1964 VIN so it could be sold (in Europe) – as a 1964 model and imported to the US by the original owner in spite of having factory safari windows.

    I still haven’t been able to learn when opening windshields no longer met US safety standards, but I’m guessing that safari windshields no longer met US safety standards in 1966.  Has anyone ever seen any 1966 or 67 Westys (or any 1966 or 67 buses) with factory safari windows?

    Does anyone know if, now that the Wolfsburg Museum has discontinued the program, there is anywhere that has access to the data and provides “VW birth certificates” for vintage VWs?

    Yber
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    Thanks, Pat!

    Yber
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    Thanks for the feedback, Franz.

    I’m getting ready to order a heater tube insulation kit from WW and they list three different kits – but it’s not clear to me which kit is for a Westy.  Here are the three choices:

    Trucks, Panels, and Kombi models
    Non-sunroof Microbus and Deluxe models
    Sunroof or Deluxe and Double door models

    Which one is right for a Westy?  (Does the pop-top count as a sunroof?)

     

    Yber
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    Thanks, Franz!

    Yber
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    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

     

    Yber
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    Monte Vista (17 miles west of Alamosa).

    Supposed to be cold as a witch’s tit the next few nights, so you know what that means – any snow that isn’t cleared will freeze to ice and last the whole damn winter!

    Yber
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    Yeah – and THANKS to you guys for humping on it so she’d be done before winter messed things up!

    Turns out we made it just in time!

    The good news is that once the snow clearing is done – I CAN’T work on the outdoor projects.  I’ll HAVE to stay in the shop!  Ha!

    Yber
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    Got side tracked by a BIG snow dump!

    REALLY glad we made the trip to GJ to get her back in the shop while we had a window of good weather!!

    Still snowing – the snow blower’s getting a workout.

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