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by clymoj
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Re-wiring complete van
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Re-wiring complete van

What I did when I rewired my bus with a new loom, was create lots of little tags with the destination of each terminal (I went posh and used a laminator). Each tag was then cable tied with v small ties to the end of each wire and once I had them all labelled it was simple to wire up. I had a bespok...
by clymoj
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Short pop out window latch fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Short pop out window latch fitting

No problem, I'm redoing all mine soon so hopefully will all be as I remember it!
by clymoj
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Best place to buy front tubs
Replies: 34
Views: 5213

Re: Best place to buy front tubs

Few pics of my TQR ones for you. Used their standoffs for the bench seat so haven't had to modify the seat base at all. Had to get someone to move the mounts down the side of the backrest to get that sitting 2" higher. Works well now. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/254a7893fbac8b41c96e05b...
by clymoj
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Short pop out window latch fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Short pop out window latch fitting

Start with the window open a couple of inches. Open the catch out fully and put it face down on a surface with all the screw holes pointing downwards. Now offer it up to the window and loosely screw the two holes to the mounting bracket that sits at 90 degrees to the frame. If you don't have this br...
by clymoj
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Check straps
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Check straps

The joys of the forum, still got its uses ;)
by clymoj
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Good tyre combination
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Good tyre combination

I'd try and get 195s on the rear if you can, or even 205s. It'll look beefier and fill the arch better even if you keep to a similar profile and rolling radius.

May be tight for clearance to the arch though so try with your 185s and then see how much extra you reckon you could squeeze in.
by clymoj
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Check straps
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Check straps

I think originally would have had a front check strap regardless of deluxe trim as that one is to allow the passenger door to open whe the cargo door is also open. On earlier buses the front cargo door pop-out has a 'medium spoon' latch which is shorter than the other five (long spoons) so that the ...
by clymoj
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cargo door stops
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Cargo door stops

Middle of the cargo door, then the appropriate place on the passenger door and short side to bump into those when they're open.

Unless I've missed something?
by clymoj
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flywheel nut removal issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: Flywheel nut removal issues

Great news. Happy ending :)
by clymoj
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Part Supplier - Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Part Supplier - Recommendations

Schofields know their buses very well and are on average the cheapest so they usually get my business. They don't just know the part they want to sell you, they know the three alternative parts, what the differences are and why that one will fit your bus, which saves time and money on returning wron...
by clymoj
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: To Deluxe trim or not....
Replies: 17
Views: 3151

Re: To Deluxe trim or not....

I personally like your bus as it is.

If you do go for it, I'd do the sill trim (rocker spears) too. My bus had them and it really finished the look where lots of just beltline trim looks out of place.
by clymoj
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flywheel nut removal issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: Flywheel nut removal issues

I chiselled my old one off in the end. Took about an hour and obviously totally screwed the nut but it worked
by clymoj
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Body/paint shop in Solihull?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Body/paint shop in Solihull?

Dave Haywood is out that way isn't he?

Haywood's Custom and Classics
by clymoj
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Insurance Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Insurance Questions

Seats it usually says on your registration document
by clymoj
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 52 Samba
Replies: 385
Views: 82132

Re: 52 Samba

Yep this is looking awesome, thanks for the updates