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Red's Rolling Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by OberonViking, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like you’re chewing through the list !
    Lots of strange mods. on there……that hydraulic clutch looks interesting.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I replaced the firewall yesterday, scratched the paint on it along the way. [Edit: I used a black paint marker to fix this - good as new.]

    Then I replaced the left carb and tided up the air filter box. I moved the fuel lines to where they can be visually inspected. I was going to replace the fuel lines but I have the wrong diameter lines. They are in good condition so this is preventative maintenance that can wait a little while.

    Anyway, I jumped in the driver’s seat and fired it up. It took a little bit to get going, to refill the lines and carb bowl I guess, but it was running well. Good times.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    How did you get the firewall out with the motor in?
     
  4. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I had to remove the heater boost fan and the left carb. I’d also suggest the air filter box.
     
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  5. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Today I put the engine bay back in order: reconnected the heater boost fan, screwed some relay on the right to the firewall, screwed in the piece of road sign that has replaced the paint lid, and put some sound deadening on the engine door.

    Then I attached a large sheet of stainless that I happened to have as an engine lid, photos tomorrow.

    I spent the afternoon screwing in the rear speakers and testing the amp with all speakers. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon (dinner was late...) cleaning the rear seats. Notice the differences - in the first photo I’ve cleaned the right hand side using just a general household citrus-based cleaner with a kitchen scourer.
    See how well the speakers fit on the rear wheel arch. The subwoofer tucks under the rear seat fully - I just need to attach it to the seat to keep it in place.

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  6. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Engine lid / luggage area blues.
    Here's what I had to start with.
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  7. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Strip it down and start to tidy it up. First cut some straight edges. That large piece of chipboard was the engine lid. It served its last purpose in this bus as guard against the sparks of the angle grinder.
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  8. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I have had a large sheet of stainless just lying around, and it was a good size - difficult to drill though. The grey strips are from some foam thing I had lying around. They sit proud of the surface by about 2mm = perfect.
    Notice all that patina has been painted red. I bought a pre-mixed red colour of Rust Guard by White Knight ($22 Bunnings, 250mL). I bought it to treat the rear torsion bars and on a whim chose the red because that is the original colour of the torsion bars. It seems to be an exact colour match for my bus.
    I will get a better piece of rubber for the whole area when I go to Bunnings next.

    Ultimately I would like to cut this back section out of a wreck and weld it back in. I really want the spare wheel back, and I might have to make my own in the meantime.

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  9. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Today I put some more sound deadening down, also on the bash plate.
    I got my son, Alastair, to help install the seat belts. Red gets most often used to take the two of us to school together so I thought it appropriate to have him help with this job specifically. Loving the Red.
    I also trimmed the front kick panels so that they fit neatly.
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    The previous owner really went to town with this bus. I did see this one for sale ,you shown a fuel line going into a hole on the rear right hand side Post #11. Did it also have a metal fuel line attached some how to the fuel filler behind the petrol flap?
    I also had a Previous owner cut a larger hole above engine and also went over the fuel tank, Kombi lucky to still be around as he cut 1/2 through the fuel breather pipes.
     
  11. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Yes it did. PO then ran some fuel line from that but did not attach it to anything. I have sealed the end and hope to figure out what to do with it one day...
     
  12. melissa

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    Making progress Rob. Why did they cut the pieces behind the seats?
     
  13. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Lord knows?!
    I think it is so that these non-VW seats fit better, but it is just a guess. I have no idea what these seats are from.
    I will one day figure out or find a better way to finish that cut edge. Wish me luck.
     
  14. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Pool noodle wrapped in red vinyl?
     
  15. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe just a red pool noodle.
     
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  16. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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  17. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Front normally has a switch also in the A pillar, when you open the door, turns the interior light on. Depends on which position the switch on the interior is positioned front wards or back wards.
     
  18. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thank you, it's probably a problem with the switch in the door. I might remove it, or replace it and see how that goes.
     
  19. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I installed the under-dash trays. It did it over three days as I also installed to power adapters, one under the handbrake and one hidden behind it.
    See the Silent Helper in the extra two photos.
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  20. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    That overspray is just criminal Rob!! Try a magic eraser with a little water on that rubber dash pad, see if that moves it. That tray looks great!
     

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