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Old 03-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #376
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Good idea...and comes with it's own bearings :-)
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #377
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Decided to go ahead and powder coat the ECU cover.




With that done I decided to install/torque the front axle nuts. I had ordered axle nuts from Van Cafe quite a awhile back and they were a lot nicer than the nuts that came in the CV boot kits. I had used the ones with the kits to get everything bolted up and test fit...now it's time to install the good ones and torque them up.

The Van Cafe nut on the left, the one included with the boot kit on the right.




Torquing to spec.




I installed the passenger side brakes so I could get the brake hose bracket bent up and installed. I'll be removing the calipers/rotors so I can install the steel wheels to get it back out of the garage, Once outside again I can re-install them for good and bleed the brakes.




GoWesty replacement radiator side deflectors. The quality of these parts are great, the OEM deflectors are made from a cardboard material where the GW units are made out of a plastic material. The GW units should hold up great.

GW unit next to the OEM unit.




Fit like a glove :-) If your original units are missing or damaged I'd highly recommend the GW replacements.








The bottom deflector I ordered from GW as well, it ended up being a OEM VW unit and made from the original material. It would have fit perfectly on a bus with no AC, since mine is equipped with AC a little trimming is in order.

Both sides looked just like the right side, you can see the area I trimmed out on the left to clear the AC lines.




Bottom piece installed




I lost some time today to the shock bolts. The bolts I had originally bought for the lower shock bolts turned out to be about a 1/4" to long and when fully installed pressed into the bottom sway bar bushing. I purchased the correct length bolts and installed them on both sides today.

With the shock under tension I used a jack and a piece of wood to jack up the bottom of the shock and pull the bolt out, and of course the shock body twisted. I removed the sway bar connection on the right side and fought it for a while, then I finally separated the upper ball joint from the upper control arm which allowed me to drop the lower control arm down lower and get the new shock bolt installed. With the learning curve behind me the drivers side bolt swap went a lot smoother. Then I had to remove the sway bar mounts to get the bottom bushings back in place. Glad that's done......Make sure you use the correct length bolts the first time! :-)

Now to get some cleaning done in the garage and pick up some tools....my garage looks like it threw up all over itself lol. More progress soon.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #378
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The ECU cover, now, looks more OEM.

Can't you do the brake bleeding, unbolt the line brackets, and hang the calipers underneath, to get it out of the garage?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #379
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The ECU cover, now, looks more OEM.

Can't you do the brake bleeding, unbolt the line brackets, and hang the calipers underneath, to get it out of the garage?
Yeah thought about that also..and may do that still we'll see.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #380
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Yeah thought about that also..and may do that still we'll see.

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Yeah, was just thinking about being warm, inside a shop, while doing the bleeding.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #381
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Yeah, was just thinking about being warm, inside a shop, while doing the bleeding.
We've had a couple 70 deg days lately....oh yeah, summer is on the way!!!

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:16 PM   #382
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Progress has been slow with work, got a little time today so headed to the garage :-).

I was going to fabricate some front outer CV protectors to protect the hard to get at front CV boots. With work and lack of time I decided to just order a set from Burley.

The protectors arrived yesterday from Burley and I set to work on installing them. Here are the protectors. Powder coated black and laser cut....nice!




I removed the tires, brake and rotor assemblies. Here the protector is installed in place.




And installed :-). These should really help keep the front boots in good cond, keeping rocks, mud, sticks etc away from the boots.

I assembled the brakes for real this time, torquing everything etc. Ready to bleed the brakes now and do the alignment.




Installed the new lower grill as well....man can't wait to drive this baby!




More progress as time permits.......

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:34 AM   #383
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Looking really sweet Tom. Looking forward to footage of the first outing
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #384
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Now We need ur address, work hours and leave keys in the ignition! Sorry, I have no choice!
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #385
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I don't think I've ever wanted a Syncro so badly
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:23 AM   #386
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Me wanty.

Told Mrs about this build and said I'd love to do the same thing. I got the Eye Roll and a big sigh. Basically said to me "Start Looking!"
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #387
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Me wanty.

Told Mrs about this build and said I'd love to do the same thing. I got the Eye Roll and a big sigh. Basically said to me "Start Looking!"
You'd better find one pronto before wifey feigns memory loss...
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #388
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Me wanty.

Told Mrs about this build and said I'd love to do the same thing. I got the Eye Roll and a big sigh. Basically said to me "Start Looking!"
LOL...amazing what we hear when we want to

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #389
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Ok...been crazy busy at work the last couple weeks, I managed to sneak into the garage today for a few minutes work.

Went to hook up the line to the new clutch slave cylinder and found out I had mounted it 180 deg out from how it's suppose to be. The way I had it mounted was with the banjo bolt port facing the front of the bus (as it shows in the Bently Manual). With the bolt facing the front of the bus there is no clearance between the slave cyl and the fuel tank so you can't get the banjo bolt installed. Looking at my pre-tear down pics the original slave was facing the rear of the bus, not the front.

I REALLY wish I would have tack welded the bolts under the mounting bracket before I powder coated it, removing the slave cyl to turn it around is a real pain once the engine/trans are back in the bus. It's difficult to get to the bolts to back them up.....but with the help of a few extensions, universals and one custom cut wrench it was soon reversed. Once reversed the line fit perfect and was in it's relaxed position.





After all the lines were installed and tightened it was time to bleed the brakes. I borrowed my buddy Mikes home brew power bleeder setup. It's made from a weed sprayer that is attached to a factory brake reservoir cap and has a pressure gauge on the side. Fill the reservoir, attach the cap and pump it up to 5-10 lbs. Once pumped up you just slip under the van, attach a hose to the bleeder and crack it open until a nice clear stream of brake fluid is coming out with no air bubbles. It's a one man job, the ONLY way to bleed brakes!





More Soon....I hope :-)

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #390
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