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Messages - RyanB

Buy/Sell/Trade / WTB used Motor
Step son needs a good used motor. 1600cc is fine as long as it's complete. Like most kids, he doesn't have a ton of money, if you got something let me know.  Even a 1500SP would be fine.  Not looking for power, just something that runs...
Pretty busy this past weekend but not all on the truck.  I did however find a service bed that I like that I will be building onto the Single Cab.  It will be my Apiary hobby truck so the compartments will help hold the gear.

I finally got all the crappy diamond plate off. The doors and the area's below them on the body are in bad shape.  The front lower area is surprisingly fairly solid. I need to patch a few small area's. Love those custom front cab mounts?   :roll:

Here is what is left of the floor in the cab.  I've pulled it off the subframe.

And here is the subframe. I still have more crappy fabricated stuff I have to cut off. Considering everything that they have already cut off this thing, it flexes around like mad. I need to figure out a point at the front and rear I can put this up on jackstands that are all identical as far as height from the floor.  Flex the subframe around so all corners match and then start welding supports back across.  At least that is the plan unless anyone has other suggestions on stiffening this up and keeping it straight.

Once I am sure that the subframe is not going to flex any longer, I'll tackle the cab and redo the lift they 'engineered' into it and get it back on the frame.  From the looks of it, it really needs the support of the frame before I tear out what's left of that floor and then tackle what I think people call the doglegs, the area's under the doors.
So I got a little bit of a head start on the weekend with this awesome weather here in Oregon.  Spent a few hours taking things apart.  Everything always comes apart more quickly than it goes back together it seems... Oh, and I think I'll name it Frankie...

I've removed the extraordinarily crappy flatbed.

This makes me curious. There is a linkage part that comes forward. I've never seen anything like it before, but ive never owned a bus before. Looking at many other pics ive not run across it yet though.

Removed the rear diamond plate. Ohhh boy.

Yes, your seeing that right. Redneck engineering. Those are wood pieces in there for some reason along with the flat bat holding the cab up. Wow.

Removed the side diamond plate.  The cab is sitting back from what I can see.  I need to decide if I am going to re-engineer moutning points to keep the cab lifted or try to bring it back dow nto the stock location.
Let me know if anyone has any.

thanks !
Well...  I think I officially lost my marbles.  This past weekend I traded my 1980 Rabbit pickup for a hot mess.  A 1960 Single Cab.  If you can still call it that.  According to the guy I got it from, the PO built it for running on the sand. Did so and beat the ever living hell out of it.  Some of the oddball stuff, they lifted the Cab like 6".  This required a really Effed up reconfiguration of all the pedals, the Steering wheel doesnt feel right and I am not even 100% sure this is the real subframe. I've never owned a 'bus' before so I know next to ntohign about the bodies on these things.  Oh, did I mention it's a flatbed, as in total ripped off rear end and replaced with a fabricated flatbed?  Uhg.  I really did myself in this time I think.  First up is to also get the 'real' title for it.  They guy actually gave me the wrong damn title. I didnt know where the VIN was initially (Remember I'm clueless about the Bus chassis) and finally found it and had to contact the guy back so have to go exchange the titles.

I am literally going to rip everything off this thing. It's too far gone to go back to "Stock" so I'll go flatbed again.  Gonna take the Cab off, repair it (OMG!) and re-engineer the pedals so they work correctly and are in the right place...

I am probably going to keep the lifted cab, just re-do it so I am satisfied with it. I've seen the cable shift systems for VW's before. Anyone have a link to those? I want to re-do everything so nothing goes down the middle (Cables/Shiftrods). I want it all going down the frame rails. So that means a Hydralic Clutch as well.

Would love any input anyone wants to give on Idea's and how to approach things.  This is going to take me a while ...

Well. I finally posted this stuff on CL. Took 3 days to sell it.  It really was a TON of stuff. Took two trucks and a trailer to haul it away. Would have preferred it go to a Volkster member. Ah well.   I am now Air cooled Part Less...   :rotflmao:
Tech Help Cars / Re: New Engine, tuning help?
Thanks for the replies everyone.

I ended up putting on a pair of Kadron's as mentioned and she is purring like a Kitten.

I had 3 other Pict 34's in my stash and I went through each one. They all acted similar.

A new set of plugs and she is running well now (So far, this IS an aircooled...)

I really think the Pict34 Center mounted carb just couldn't handle the intake pulses from the larger Cam.
Buy/Sell/Trade / Looking for used Pertronix
Anyone have a used Pertronix?
Tech Help Cars / Re: New Engine, tuning help?
I'll take you up on that sir! I've never been a fan of the 009 at all!

I think I would like to also go to a pertronix setup. Anyone have a used one for sale?
Tech Help Cars / New Engine, tuning help?
So, I picked a rebuilt motor up from this guy out in Estacada... I wasn't paying a lot of attention to the parts beyond I saw it was a 1641.  So basically stock motor.  It's for a 74 super beetle that is my Son's fiancĂ©e. One of the thing I wasn't thinking about until I got there and he mentioned it again was he put an Engle 110 cam in it. It showed some lope in the motor as he bench ran it. But it seems to be running ok...

Well, here I am, with a 009 dizzy on a 34 Pict3 carb and an Engle 110 cam.  Pulling my hair out trying to get this thing to run right. I don't expect it to not have a lope to it, but I don't want it dying at idle (if you can call it an idle). It also will barely start when hot, you have to slightly keep the chock on and runs in spurts (power spurts?) when going down the road.

Idea's / Suggestions?  I think I have a paid of Kadrons I can toss on it I suppose.  Or, can I get it running right with a Pict3?
General Chat / Re: Looking for PinStriping
Will do, thanks !
General Chat / Looking for PinStriping
Hello all,

Looking for a professional pin striper or something.  I'd like to get some done on my wifes car for Xmas gift.

If you know of one or have suggestions please let me know. 

Thanks !

Projects - VWs only / Re: Wolfsberg 55 Single cab
Wow im jealous!  Very nice. Great work so far.   :2up:
General Chat / David Harburg
Well, I don't know if this is against forum rules or whatnot. I couldn't make the meeting last night as I was sick.  But David passed away last month.  The link below is an article that JbJetta sent me.  Very sad. Says that Mark was interviewed so I came here to look to see if there was a post and there was not. I know not everyone can make the meetings so I'll create this post and if it's a problem please remove it.

I didn't know David well, but talked to him often at every meeting and event we were at together. Very nice guy, and as the article say he was quite shy. He certainly had a passion for his VW's and will be a missed member of the club I am sure.

R.I.P. David.

My phone number is 503-515- 8275 if you want to TXT me.