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 on: August 23, 2017, 04:31:04 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
Progress on the tire tray relocated tank and new filler neck.





I think it's a go!  thumbs up

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 on: August 12, 2017, 11:29:08 AM 
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Waiting for install, but I had to take a peek in the crate. 12/2016



Numbers on the dyno "to the ground" 176 HP / 167 Torque

Still, way more than I need, but as Jason says, it's "reliable HP now"


 3 
 on: August 12, 2017, 12:07:48 AM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
All of this work has been happening in my home garage when I find the time (not very often) so not only does it go SLOOOOOOOW, but there's not much room (kids toys now).
Not to mention, I get side tracked easily.
I probably wasted a day toying with the idea of running stock wheels/tires before deciding that wouldn't work with out a lot of cutting in the front.





So, back to the original plan of earlies.





After missing 3 "deadlines" I set for myself. I have decided it will be done when it's done, or sold when I'm done with it.

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 on: August 11, 2017, 11:51:17 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
I've been working on relocating the tank, extending the filler neck, and modifying the spare tire tray, before I paint the engine bay and install the 2276cc IDA engine I built for the Portuguese bus awhile back.






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 on: August 11, 2017, 11:43:52 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
At some point, I decided I didn't *really* like the repop seats and I wanted a correct 20- 36hp instead of a 1500cc.
The trans was having issues as well.

So, I sold the repop seats and bought a set of OG seats. That's when things went off the rails for a few months.

Once that was settled. I had a bad taste in my mouth and didn't particularly like the bus any longer. I wanted it gone. That's when Mike stepped in. His advice, "Make it *your* bus, something you like, not something other people will like. So.......

Out with the 1500cc and the trans.



Time for one of these....



Some hybrid Porsche/Bus spindles and Wilwood/944 brakes front and rear



The Portuguese 54 sold minus running gear, so I used the trans for this one. Easy deal, it was already assembled and will have great cruising abilities.



Wheels, tires, etc. You know the drill.



That's where it is today. In the photos, the wheels are King Crabs in front and 5.5's in the rear. I have since changed them to 5.5's in front and Deep 6's in the rear to better fill out the wheel wells.
All of this work has been happening in my home garage when I find time (not very often) so it goes SLOOOOOOOW

After missing 3 "deadlines" I set for myself. I have decided it will be done when it's done, or sold when I'm done with it.



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 on: August 11, 2017, 11:22:54 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
The Behr scoop on this Barndoor is what set's it apart from every other Dove Blue Kombi on the road.

Bought in late 2016 with an outside respray and some "custom" touches (chrome bumpers, chrome scoop, chrome pod) no engine and no rear seats.



My plan was to make this a bone stock driver.

I started by color matching a set of bumpers and the scoop. I also installed correct splash pans.



Up next was the dash pod. Not only was the chrome unit replaced with a color matched piece, but the wiring nightmare let by the previous owner was repaired as well.
After that, I installed a nice reliable 1500cc



Now that was a driver, I bought a set of repop BD rear seats and had them covered and installed them.



All good so far.

 7 
 on: August 11, 2017, 10:16:49 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
Uh, yeah.
So I sold this one also.....

It went BACK up to the PNW



I did buy a "replacement" VW which is why I sold it. Not enough room for projects at home nowadays.

 8 
 on: December 28, 2016, 05:17:38 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
Wham bam, thank you ma'am.
This was a no-nonsense Slam-O-Matic job with a 4" beam and 4" drop plates added.

We've all seen a drop job in detail, so I won't show that, just the highlights.

Pre-build everything so there's no waiting on parts.





Out with the old...



Decide where you want it to sit, do your math, and set it up once.  thumbs up



When it's done, roll it outside, take pictures and get started on the next one.

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 on: December 01, 2016, 06:03:21 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
Currently in the "dyno car" at Paradise.....  ohno ohno ohno


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 on: November 28, 2016, 06:27:14 PM 
Started by mr. warehouse - Last post by mr. warehouse
Update???

6" beam was too much for the look I wanted, so.....
5.5 Fuchs with 1" spacers to get them out where I wanted them.  thumbs up

Bumper checked for fitment as well.



New super freeway flyer trans to compensate for the small tires is built and in as well.
Long axle, Porsche 944 / Wilwood hybrid, 5.5's for mock up. I plan on running Deep 6's when all is said and done. Bumper fitted. Adjustable drop plates. Lays out nice




Definitely going to need tubs to get the front to match the rear. That was the plan all along though.  wink


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