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by DubMinx
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick shifter plate - any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Quick shifter plate - any good?

I love ours. It made a big improvement for me (small person with limited reach once fastened into fixed seat belts). For £10 it's worth a go and easy on / off again if you change your mind.
by DubMinx
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: New Owner / Member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: New Owner / Member saying hello

Hello Rob and welcome, we are honest bus owners, little old strictly average, slightly mismatched gaudy to some 66 girl with dodgy headlights with 1 birthday candle power and teeny wing mirrors which move as soon as a breeze catches them. (and several water leaks) Our solutions: 1: Try to reach all ...
by DubMinx
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: L87 PEARL WHITE PAINT - PROBLEMS URGENT! help!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4562

Re: L87 PEARL WHITE PAINT - PROBLEMS URGENT! help!!!

Does this help? :?: paint chips we had made up when choosing a new top colour for ours last year. When I did the tiinterweb reaserch into why they don't seem to match vans on the road it seems like the new type of water based paints are not quite like the originals used to be. I also stalked buses a...
by DubMinx
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: show pictures in vw mags
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: show pictures in vw mags

I'm fairly new to thie splitty scene and even an amateur like me is seeing this phenomena. Even so far as I'm taking a 'well what's special about that' attitude to some feature buses. Ha I Think it becomes addictive to see 'yourself' like getting lots of likes in FB or replies to a thread I suppose....
by DubMinx
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: History of your bus
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: History of your bus

(with Uk buses - i found if you just go to vanfest and drive around a while, sooner or later you'll bump into someone who knows your buses history - and in my case, even did some welding on it in the 80/90's)[/quote] We have a proper North Easter Geordie bus (rock hard) and were flagged down by some...
by DubMinx
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: last second outbid on ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 4674

Re: last second outbid on ebay

Try the 'goof bid' app bud, again, not guaranteed if someone is prepared to pay more but gets those last minute bids in for you.
by DubMinx
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Northern Brighton Breeze
Replies: 21
Views: 2602

Re: Northern Brighton Breeze

Happening again this Sunday 6th Oct, line up 12 noon, Marine drive, Scarborough sea front.
by DubMinx
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pop out window frame/glass removal advise please
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: pop out window frame/glass removal advise please

hi guys got all side windows and sky lights out of my bus but..........cant get the side pop out frames/glass out!!!!! tried pushing and tried removing the rubber seals but no joy and the frames wont even open.not broken anything yet so doing pretty well hence my caution. please help and thanks for...
by DubMinx
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: seat belts
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: seat belts

Ours is a walk through 66 i'll take some pics of how the belts attach at the weekend. They are 3 point non inertia belts with no loops in the webbing. The webbing is just arranged through the metal fixings. It'll give you an idea. PS they have lap bits with flip up buckles too. I'll see if they are ...
by DubMinx
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Make your own fabric headliner?
Replies: 19
Views: 3951

Re: Make your own fabric headliner?

hats off to you,done well. I chickend out and went to bromsgrove autotrim Well I can't take full credit. All the hardwork was done for me. The bus came with an existing fabric headliner made by its second owner. I just took it down, measured up and copied it. image.jpg Hope this gives you some idea...
by DubMinx
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: window removal advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: window removal advice please

Ps didn't warm seals. It's always cold in the North! Cools down before you've done the bloody window. Leave the bus out in the sun for a while if you have any anymore.
by DubMinx
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: window removal advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: window removal advice please

Ahem, and girls... Inside to out, 1 person in and 1 person outside to catch. Two spoon handles or similar proper tools levered into the recess between the inner and outer window seals gradually widening the gap and pushing firmly and evenly on the glass until it gives. Didn't cut any seals (or beeak...
by DubMinx
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Make your own fabric headliner?
Replies: 19
Views: 3951

Re: Make your own fabric headliner?

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Sorry, this is a raging 'tat look' girls van but the gypsy bow top effect is very cosy!
by DubMinx
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Make your own fabric headliner?
Replies: 19
Views: 3951

Re: Make your own fabric headliner?

Yup, 3 1/2 meters of cloth from bulkhead to rear Devon cabinets. 54" wide fabric fits exactly, Just make loops for the bows (I have all measurements somewhere I can look out for you), not that difficult as it was a perfect rectangle for the area in my van. I used upholstery clips to secure it down e...
by DubMinx
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: GUTTED.... wrecked by a mindless idiot, INS SETTLED
Replies: 170
Views: 18393

Re: GUTTED.... wrecked by a mindless idiot VOTE PINK or CHA

Or you could change the colour! Then get the bus wrapped on the lower half in pink with graphics. Then if you ever sold it would have the other colour underneath. Sorry to hear about the further complications (stick it out is my gut reaction) but this is a genius idea! No idea how expensive it is, ...