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by ALHINSON
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: where to get bolts/fasteners/nuts from
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: where to get bolts/fasteners/nuts from

I bought a resto kit from volks bolts and to be honest many were wrong even though I orded for.tje correct year That is what I had heard was the principal problem with the likes of Volksbolts; it is mainly the chassis associated bolts and nuts that I am really concerned with so I can change them to...
by ALHINSON
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: The Hitchikers guide to Alaskan love. VW style
Replies: 80
Views: 16360

Re: The Hitchikers guide to Alaskan love. VW style

What truly amazing photos and story; what a stunning backdrop the bus has had for so many years!
by ALHINSON
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: where to get bolts/fasteners/nuts from
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re:

bought a restorers set of stainless steel bolts from volksbolts. looked great when they arrived all packaged up and labeled for each component. however when i came to try and use them they were really not very much help and i ended up buying alot of new ones from screw fix. i'd get buy a thread gau...
by ALHINSON
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus
Replies: 29
Views: 7775

Re: August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus

Tyres removed; I followed Brian's excellent thread and replaced all the missing or damaged hub cap clips (Supplied by VW Heritage). http://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=42747&hilit=hup+cap+clips http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x255/bluedragon5616/DSC_0147.jpg The arches are in really ...
by ALHINSON
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus
Replies: 29
Views: 7775

Re: 1963 'French' Export 11 window bus

Sorry about the quality; these are taken using my Blackberry. This shows the 'lack' of crossmembers, jacking points and sills! http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x255/bluedragon5616/IMG00107-20120523-1601.jpg The removal of the glass went better than hoped, the seals have really done their job the p...
by ALHINSON
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus
Replies: 29
Views: 7775

Re: 1963 'French' Export 11 window bus

nice bus, good luck with the restoring it i have a project just as big!!! i know how it feel's, you will get a lot of good info of the guys on here!! but remember its your bus do what you want!!! One thing a golf towing your bus??? lucky you didn't get pulled over no way would the train weight allo...
by ALHINSON
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus
Replies: 29
Views: 7775

August 1963 (1964 model year)'French' Export 11 window bus

Born in August 1963 (essentially a 1964 model year hence the 64 signature on here) the bus has spent its life with the same now very elderly owner in Nevers, Burgundy in France as an electrician’s van. It left the factory with ‘For the French market’ export codes which include its yellow front headl...
by ALHINSON
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake, heater cable etc control pipe lengths?
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Handbrake, heater cable etc control pipe lengths?

Sorry if this has been asked a dozen times before but does anyone know what the lengths are for the tubes that the tubes that the handbrake/acc cable/heater control are? I have a 1963 bus/although it has the later model 64 brake drums. It isn't the easiest place to run a tape measure. Thanks in adva...