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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:31 am

Had some luck getting the brackets on. A little dance with the bench vise and vise grips and it worked. Got the turnbuckles tightened up and it hugs the roof. Wheeee.eee..ee.....as the little piggy says. pure adenaline! :lol:

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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:10 am

Nice!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:05 pm

Nice luggage carrier!
(What- you thought I was going to say 'nice rack' too?)
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Glenn A » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:44 am

Looks great AOT. Now have some fun and load it up with the most random crap and drive around.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby BusBq Bill » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:49 am

Looks like a nice big rack :lol:
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby mannys66 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:58 am

Big_kid wrote:Nice luggage carrier!
(What- you thought I was going to say 'nice rack' too?)

Good one Charlie, LOL
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:09 pm

Picked up the fixings to get the fuel tank I picked off the other bus cleaned and sealed. Seems that the new name for Metal Ready is Prep and Ready, but I went for the original container. Salesman was too quick with his answer, and the new name sounds like the stuff you take for a colonoscopy!

Looking to have the engine remove/fuel tank install tech session on March 25 if some of you can make it. this is not a "wonder woman" project!! :lol: Need some manly men!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:13 pm

AoT wrote:Picked up the fixings to get the fuel tank I picked off the other bus cleaned and sealed. Seems that the new name for Metal Ready is Prep and Ready, but I went for the original container. Salesman was too quick with his answer, and the new name sounds like the stuff you take for a colonoscopy!

Looking to have the engine remove/fuel tank install tech session on March 25 if some of you can make it. this is not a "wonder woman" project!! :lol: Need some manly men!



great news!
I'm around the 25th but will have Liam with me if thats ok.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 am

AoT wrote:...new name sounds like the stuff you take for a colonoscopy!


That stuff's called bisacodyl. The metal prep solution would likely have the same effect, but taste better.

If I were closer I'd be there!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Mon May 21, 2012 11:18 am

Could not resist the beautiful day and lack of attention that the wonder has been getting to give it a good wash. It has been sitting idle since the bus engine got pulled and needed some TLC. Have been taking it around town and getting some compliments!! :P
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Glenn » Mon May 21, 2012 11:29 am

Nice it see it rolling again.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon May 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Rack looks great Aud! Im glad to see it getting some action!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Glenn » Mon May 21, 2012 12:34 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Rack looks great Aud! Im glad to see it getting some action!

You certainly didn't pay any attention to it.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon May 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Nope, it just sat against the fence. It was given to me, with the promise that if I didnt use it, Id pass it along. I did just that!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Sat May 26, 2012 7:40 am

While working on the stereo "protect" mode issue, found that there was water under the paint on the DS under the mat. Took a wire brush to it and letting it air out. No more mats for awhile until I get this sorted out!

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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

Well, I put some paper towels down on the DS floor under the pedal cluster to see whats going on with the brake line. Sure enough when I hit the pedal some fluid showed. It seems to be in the spot where the brake line rests on the floor under the pedal and there is some rust there so must have comprised the line. also the reservoir for the rear brake fluid was bone dry so I had to refill it to get it to leak so that confirmed the problem.

Need to order the line to get it fixed and get this poor neglected vw on the road again.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:05 am

its a common issue, and not a fun repair. that back t fitting will test your flexibility!

Good to see her get some attention she deserves!
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Glenn » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:47 am

You could just cut out the bad section and splice in a new length of hardline.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:15 pm

Glenn wrote:You could just cut out the bad section and splice in a new length of hardline.



i have done this too but prob wouldnt do it again considering I carry special cargo nowadays
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:54 pm

Glenn wrote:You could just cut out the bad section and splice in a new length of hardline.


How do the two new ends connect? Do I have to flare one and then use a compression fitting to connect? If thats the process, I could cut it on a straight run and then go new to the master cylinder.

Thoughts on my master mechanic suggestion? :lol:

When the line it out it would give me a chance to work on that rusted section.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:00 pm

right-o. Compression fitting to join old to new. Or buy the full length and replace the whole thing
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Got the brake line out and the DS floor is prepped with POR. Going to give it a coat of undercoating to sealnany tiny holes and then a fresh coat of black satin. Hoped to get the new line in this weekend.

Pics to follow.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby AoT » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Got the new brake line in. Its a little bit of a roller coaster but no crimps in the line. Ran out of daylight so was not able to get the fittings tightened. Need to order some patience to finish this project.
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Raj » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:00 am

Yes indeed, but the reward is a firm brake pedal when needed. Glad to hear its in
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Re: AoT's White Wonder

Postby Big_kid » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:04 am

No crimps is a good thing. Going to have it up @ stopping this weekend?
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