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Hello, I am Joel. I bought my first bus yesterday. It is purple, needs a little bit of this and that, and it has me very excited. I am off to go diagnose my headlight issue. I am not much of an electrician, yet. However, I think its either the ignition being a bit wonky, a fuse, or a gremlin yet to be discovered. Either way, excitement!
Nice! Welcome to the family!
Congrats on the new to you bus! Welcome aboard! :D
Thanks! I can't wait to get it out to the coast for a weekend of kites and fire. First though I should remedy the mildewed/molded headliner issue. Any tips on cleaning the backside of a headliner? I think I may have to just take it out and replace it in a cheap, but aesthetically pleasing manner.
Hi Joel, welcome! Good posting, gotta look out for those gremlins. Looking forward to some snapshots.
Thanks! I have stripped the interior out for the most part; there was so much mold and rat byproducts from years of whatever it should have been deemed a Superfund site. I installed a bed platform made of 2x4's and some osb and put a 12" futon on it. We took it up to Money Creek this last weekend. It was awesome.
I suggest you get a copy of the VW repair book written by John Muir, who is not a mechanic but a naturalist who fixed his own bus and decided if he could do it, anyone could, so he wrote a book. I forgot the title, but it ends with "for the complete idiot".
The bus fortunately came with a copy of "How to Keep..."; it has been quite handy and a good read so far. I have been using a bit web-fu for the rest. I need to find a cheap grinder so I can rust bust. I think a goodwill trip is due.