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by Rusting Hulk
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Plating headlight surrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Chrome Plating headlight surrounds

NOS is best Graham, I think if you had some re-chromed at a decent place you may struggle to get them to 'hook' on to the body if the chrome is too thick.
I used to get my stuff done at Howells in Walsall, excellent work.
by Rusting Hulk
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bearing/kingpin press and grease nipples ?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Bearing/kingpin press and grease nipples ?

This is the sort of thing i use: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Heavy-Duty-Hydraulic-Workshop-Garage-Shop-Floor-Standing-Press-12-Ton-Tonne-/121078127851?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c30d19ceb I have my own tooling to push them apart and press them back together, but i don't have any pics of it. i...
by Rusting Hulk
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bearing/kingpin press and grease nipples ?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Bearing/kingpin press and grease nipples ?

To be on the safe side i would say you need a 5 ton press. I have the frame type with a 10 ton bottle jack in have used it about 100 times and it perfect for the job.
The grease nipples are different for early and late busses. post 63/4 are M8x1 pre 63 are M10x1.
by Rusting Hulk
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Tick Tock Countdown :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Tick Tock Countdown :-)

Car/Bus has to be stock height and stock wheels to qualify for Remi's club area as far as I know...that right Joe? Had a great time last time out
by Rusting Hulk
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Sweetcorn 10 out of 10
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Sweetcorn 10 out of 10

Had a great weekend, thanks to Karl, Geoff.....And Joe for straightening me out.
by Rusting Hulk
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering box grease
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Steering box grease

I use the above, bay's had grease from 67 and the internals of the early bay box are the same as a split. This grease is very 'liquid' so it doesn't get pushed up.
by Rusting Hulk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering help, I can't sort this
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: steering help, I can't sort this

I have suggested to Rich that middle point of the steering is not the middle of the travel in the steering box, so when he turns right he is going through the centre point of the worm gear before the wheels turn... The clunking may arise from that....if that makes sense? Its pretty hard to keep the ...
by Rusting Hulk
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering help, I can't sort this
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: steering help, I can't sort this

I don't understand why the worm raises, the end play of the worm should be done with the shims at the bottom of the case (on a z f box) Do you have a ZF box or an ATE one? One thing, the steering should hit the stops on the kingpins before it comes to the end of the worm travel...there are many poss...
by Rusting Hulk
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Steering Worms and Pins
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: Steering Worms and Pins

I think they are only available through the club spares. Taylors are £250. Nos worm and peg are £325 Repro peg £60. These prices are from the last SSVC mag.
Need to be a member to buy from club though.
Simon
by Rusting Hulk
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Steering Worms and Pins
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: Steering Worms and Pins

The club have NOS ones as well...but check condition they are NOS but are obviously around 40 years old. I've built probably 20-30 boxes with the same supply of NOS worms and have only had one bad one. I've built about 10 with Taylor machines worms and all were excellent. Martin originally copied an...
by Rusting Hulk
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Anyone heard or used Clifton Campers?
Replies: 41
Views: 6027

Re: Anyone heard or used Clifton Campers?

Sound like a good business, using somebody else's money to buy a bus then sell it to them for a profit....win win
I wouldn't pay another bean till you see the bus....just my two penny's
by Rusting Hulk
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Tool Box help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Tool Box help needed

Agreed Halfords stuff is pretty good, stuff I have in my bus: bottle jack, wheel bolt thingy, tool for pulling the hub caps off, spanner and screwdriver to change fan belt, petrol pipe clamp, screwdriver and feeler gauges for points, spark plug socket, pliers various, spare accelerator cable, clutch...
by Rusting Hulk
Tue May 14, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: BD number plates
Replies: 24
Views: 3314

Re: BD number plates

Note to RS, copy the last post for use in about 5 years time :wink:
by Rusting Hulk
Sun May 12, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: BD number plates
Replies: 24
Views: 3314

Re: BD number plates

Anyone tried tippers vintage plates gonna give em a call tomoz, what size front and rear plate would u suggest for a BD Legally the letters should be 3 1/2'' which I have on the rear, standard size rear plate. To get the letters on 420mm front plate you need to have 3 1/8'' and squash them up a bit...
by Rusting Hulk
Sun May 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Barndoor questions
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Barndoor questions

KarmannKonnection should have them. And Schofields will order one from WW for you