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Classifieds / WTB - Swingaxle transmission
« Last post by slammedbus on February 14, 2019, 02:00:58 PM »
Looking for a good working order swing axle for a friend's 59. Doesn't need to be split case just something we can plug and play. Axles and tubes would be a bonus too.
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Air Speed Lounge / Re: Airspeed Facebook vs Website?
« Last post by Parts on February 13, 2019, 08:02:38 AM »
I 'member picking up a fresh "Buy, Sell, & Trade" to rifle through it and scope out the deals before anyone else got to them. Rarely worked out, but yeah, something about the waiting and the antici........








.......pation.
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Air Speed Lounge / Re: Airspeed Facebook vs Website?
« Last post by bwaz on February 13, 2019, 07:23:34 AM »
interesting take on Facebook George. I read a lot of things, and suck all that information in hoping to use someone else's experience down the road. Why you need to reply, if you've got nothing to say... is more my philosophy. I've always built things for myself, not for someone else. I guess I'm not of that generation that needs feedback... and not often do I post a build on something unless i've learned something and want to pass it on. Again, i'm not of the generation that grew up on facebook, more a late to join type. A solid website, that allows you to easily find old posts and information is great, like the samba. It's really too big for a local VW Community, and the loss of old photos from photobucket or whatever is a shame, but i'm there, like here most days to look around. I love that the days of expensive long distance phone calls, letters with photos and money orders are long gone, though waiting for a newsletter in the mail with new classified ads was always a thrill.
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Air Speed Lounge / Re: Airspeed Facebook vs Website?
« Last post by gsun on February 12, 2019, 06:49:23 PM »
Well George, I read and enjoy all your posts. Maybe I should comment more often. I am amazed at the amount of work you do on your busses. And your daughter welds as well! Keep it up and finish one...
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Classifieds / WTB 66 Bus air box and misc parts
« Last post by Lanny on February 12, 2019, 07:49:16 AM »
Looking for:
Air box main flap
Air box cover panel(screws onto air box assembly)
Front door release #211 837 021A
Bus front door limit straps
1966 Bus or Beetle 4 way flasher knob
1966/1967 Bus interior front door release handles (short paddles, chromed)
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Classifieds / FS: 1200cc Bug Engine $1200 - Sold!
« Last post by CSchlapp64 on February 12, 2019, 02:31:35 AM »
Complete 1200cc bug engine with exhaust and heater boxes for sale. Clean and in excellent running condition. Just install and drive! Selling because I’m upgrading to a larger engine. Text or call me at 604-488-4183 if you have questions or would like photos/video clip.
Curt
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Air Speed Lounge / Re: Can't post pictures
« Last post by kinggeorge13 on February 11, 2019, 09:34:39 PM »
I used to have trouble but now I always make my photos smaller (1280 x 853 pixel or something close to that) before uploading them into the post.     When adding a post it shows a warning that the maximum size for photos I believe is 2500k (2.5Meg) and any recent smart phone photos are wayyyyy bigger than that.   You need to use a converter or editor or software that lets you shrink the size of your photo before trying to import it to your post.  It works for me every single time.   

Just make it smaller............kinda like I made my cutting wheel smaller.....
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Air Speed Lounge / Re: Great Canadian 2019
« Last post by kinggeorge13 on February 11, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
We certainly would not miss this!  I loved 2 years ago when a ton of beetles and lots of buses and other VWs from all over did the Drive In theater in Aldergrove as part of this whole weekend.  That was pretty cool.   Want to drive our '67 Fastack to the big show in Vancouver but always end up taking the pickup truck because we get on a bit of parts spending spree.   
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Bay- curios? / Re: How are the Bay projects coming along?
« Last post by kinggeorge13 on February 11, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
I guess this is still a decent place to post a project update or should I start a new post?   Anyways, this is another area of my 1975 Westy "Serenity" that I'm working on.   The rear "apron" /valence/skirt had many rust holes along the bottom and as usual, as I got into it there was so much rust and so little metal left inside and the inner piece that is right behind the engine cooling fan was 30% just completely rusted away.  Not much fun cutting away all the metal to get the two new pieces fitted and welded in.   But?  Everything lined up pretty good and flat and Woo-Hoo the door latch fit perfectly with the engine door closing.   

First photo: it is about half way-through the welding (the inside piece is already welded in behind this).   I had gotten a little ahead of myself with the body fill leveling of the back corner not realizing all that welding was going to be needed so I'll be doing that corner over.   

Second photo: I was about 25% through cutting out all the old rust.   The rear outer valence has already been cut away.....what there was of it.
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Bay- curios? / Anything to help with missing camping during winter
« Last post by kinggeorge13 on February 11, 2019, 08:40:29 PM »
One morning waiting for the heater to slowly heat my garage/workshop I was missing camping in a bus so I got nostalgic and fired up my Coleman old-school lantern (which also gave a little heat).   But in the background is "Serenity", a 1975 Westy with a PO-replaced GD engine, likely from a 1976/77 donor.   Serenity is my winter project (for the 2nd winter in a row) with a lot of things to fix not the least of which was being badly T-Boned by a small pickup truck when my daughter was driving it home from school a couple years ago (although 90% of that was repaired last winter).  Now it's the rest of the rust removal/repair including the inner and outter rear "skirt" or "valence" which was a fitting/welding challenge I could have made sooo much easier had I thought it through more first. 

Also rewired all the camper section with my own pet improvement and spent wayyyy too many days trying to retrofit the previous plumbing that was in there with something more useful (a PO had removed the water tank and plumbed only for city water).   Got the fridge power rewired and working and that was a happy happy happy day!   
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