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'73 purchase. My resto thread with photos and questions

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Xhai, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Thanks Kahuna. Yeah, my filler is metal all the way to the fuel cap, so that part you’ve listed will be what I need. I just need to get a better look at my existing one to see what condition it’s in.


    A seperate question - I’ve seen some great pics of your bus in old threads. I love the colour. Is it a custom blue? Flipper blue?


    Cheers
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Xhai, if your filler delivery hose from filler to the tank has not been replaced you can bet it'll need to be - you will need to remove it to see the real condition as viewing through the paint tin lid hole is limited .... squeeze the hose and if you see cracks then it'll be worse on the inside :confused: and fuel + fumes will leak or are leaking ;)
     
  3. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    I’ll buy one to be safe. Makes sense to replace everything! They’re on back order at JK at the moment - $66. Or in stock at VW heritage for $35 plus $20 for postage :confused: Last time I ordered from vw heritage in the UK the postage was faster than a domestic delivery within Aus o_O
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

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  5. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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  6. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Hi guys.

    Made some progress on another one of my issues:

    Headlights.jpg

    Headlights are alive! :D

    So before, all I had was park light bulbs on, and high beams if I held the indicator arm back. No low beams and high beams wouldn't stay on.


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    I tested my headlight switch and worked back from there. I had voltage at all the right places from the switch to the fuse terminals. 12V out the park lights, 12V out to the high beams (only when arm held back) and never any voltage going out to low beams. Fuses all ok.


    Headlight Relay.jpg


    Pulled the relay. Note the corrosion - some moisture has got in there, maybe before the PO replaced the front window seal? Also, would this be an original one? Made in Hungary o_O

    I opened it up and it was surprisingly clean inside (forgot to get a pic). Seemed to be working ok when I clicked it up and down. I bought a new one anyway from JK, fitted and tested - I have lights again!


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    I have a question about the switch. There are 2 wires that do the dash lights: one does the light symbol when the switch is operated. and the other lights up the instrument panel. Both wires need to be hooked up to the 58b terminal. Why aren't there 2 terminals? Can I join my 2 wires and connect them here? Maybe on the old switches there was a 58a?

    Cheers :cool:
     
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  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those headlight symptoms are typical of a failing ignition switch too.....
    Are your wipers ok ?
    If not, replace the ignition switch....
    Be careful not to use headlight globes that are higher rated than original. The additional draw fries the ignition switch.
    This was the cause of all my woes some time ago.....no low beam or wipers but could pull high beam on but wouldn’t stay.
    Replaced ignition switch after some sage advice from Phill/Syncro and all is as it’s meant to be.
    Nice that you are working through the issues......
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  8. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Xhai.
    I quite like the colour of your van.
     
  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You like any colour that wasn't white;):p
     
  10. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    Hope you're all keeping well out there.

    I've been tinkering on my bus in the driveway for a long while now, but finally I'm about to start making some good progress! I've now got it stored at my work where I've got a lot more space and equipment at my disposal. I've started sanding and prepping for paint.

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  11. Barry

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    WOW........ that’s a shed!!!
     
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  12. cbus

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    Hoist as well.
    Very handy ;)
     
  13. Xhai

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    A lot easier than working in my driveway! Nice to be able to make noise and dust without worrying about the neighbours too
     
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  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    o_OHow much more space do you need:rolleyes:;) Enough room to fit a few more kombis,there is never enough room and the more room you make the more you fill it;).
     
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  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep
    Full steam ahead and pizza for tea at 10 pm :D
     
  16. Xhai

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    Sounds good to me! Though more like can of baked beans after paying for the paint + supplies. Also looking at window seals and door seals :eek:
     
  17. Xhai

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    Front sanded and hit with a bit of primer for now. Progressing on the roof.

    80 grit discs on the orbital are great but it still takes a while!

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  18. cbus

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    Xhai Active Member

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  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming back to metal for some areas?
    That's what these are for.
     

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