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What did you do to your VW today?
« on: September 26, 2009, 11:29:27 AM »
With all this talk about plumbing and going to Germany and pulling motors on foriegn water cooled cars, I'd like to start a thread (that I hope Mr Jack will make into a sticky) called "What did you do to your vw today?"
Now in this thread you can post whatever you want, as long as it is related to working on your VW. It can be as simple as "I cleaned out the ashtrays" to "I got bored so I pulled the motor out". Just daily stuff so we know you still have a VW that you care about and are not just letting it sit around and rust away.
Several of the samba sites have a similar thread going. Its a way for you to brag, ask questions, show your smarts or maybe even learn something new.

I'll post a quick one
Today, I have to change to valve cover seals on the ghia- I gotta leak that needs attention. If I get time- the square needs the carbs tuned so hopefully I can get that done also.

ok- next!
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 05:18:45 PM »
Worked on the Bradley gas tank, cut the holes and tapped them for screws for the gas tank sender. No fun since no matter how careful I was I still got chips in the tank grease on the drill & taps didn't help.. Had to flush it out with water so now I'm waiting for it to dry out.. 
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 05:29:08 PM »
Pulled the wrappers and other papers from under the cooling tin

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 06:11:09 PM »
I was going to wash and clean the bus out for Taylors tomorrow but then said Nhaaaa

I also looked at the Rat but said, Nhaaaaaa.
I don't have to go to work in the morning....

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 06:22:19 PM »
I was going to wash and clean the bus out for Taylors tomorrow but then said Nhaaaa

I also looked at the Rat but said, Nhaaaaaa.
you will have to start a "not do" thread

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 06:26:59 PM »
Sanded and primed whale tail.

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 06:29:30 PM »
whale tail, you have a whale tail also?
I don't have to go to work in the morning....

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 06:51:29 PM »
Maybe not in the truest sense of the word. It is the rear piece of a Baja kit and I call it that....



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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 08:22:34 PM »
Took the 71 Bus out to the store, dirty as chit came out to find 3 people taking pictures of it with cell phone cameras. Had the package I got from Andrew (PO) on the front seat, laid the picture (one of many) of Cheech & Chong along with the Cal. tag, original sale papers etc.
Got asked a lot of questions. From the package I got, looks like
Danny isn't the only one with a "MOVIE" VW  @[email protected]       Good thing Joan had company today  :icon_cheers:
 
So I filled the tank up then took it for a short ride around one of the developments we have near by~ wow do people like old (dirty) VW buses, got lots of ideas for it from them  $61$ :icon_flower: Now Holly is in for some really fun art work  [email protected]
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009, 09:08:09 PM »
Replace struts, mounts and bearings on the Golf

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 09:34:28 PM »
The back part of the Baja kit is the "Tailpiece"


Bob... pour a few ounces of rubbing alcohol in, swish it around and pour it out. It will displace the water and evaporate almost instantly


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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2009, 09:48:22 PM »
 I finially got my Fuel Tank installed. Only took me a few months. That is after I got some Baja the freek out of my yard! Oh-ooo he didn't help me with anything other then block my sunlight  [email protected] But he did offer to.  :icon_thumleft:

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2009, 10:03:30 PM »
Know what I did thursday?


Ran out of gas. Shaun might even have pictures!
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2009, 10:33:40 PM »
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Bob... pour a few ounces of rubbing alcohol in, swish it around and pour it out. It will displace the water and evaporate almost instantly

thanks Shawn
that was the plan if Taylors gets rained out tomorrow!
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2009, 11:17:12 PM »
  (On "Old Blue") Fixed at last, the lights in the speedometer that tells me the flashers are on. Also fixed the oil pressure light. Next - Get the electric oil pressure guage to work.

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