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Our friends, Franck & Iris, are traveling the world in their VW Kombi bus.  If anyone would like to meet or help these adventurers continue their journey, let us know.   Thanks! …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Mar 21, 2010.

JUNKYARD FINDS
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I thought it might be helpful to post junkyard finds in case someone is searching for a specific part. I found this '78 today.  Engine is gone.  Slider window is nice.  Two front seats with original…Continue

Tags: 2/20/10, Find, Junkyard, 1978

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Bromberg Mar 16, 2010.

 

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busboss replied to Blake and Shelby's discussion Car Covers
"Here is a similarly priced model that is still available. http://www.busdepot.com/details/covers/"
Mar 6, 2013
busboss commented on regis101's event Spring has sprung- 2013- Nor Cal
"We are a maybe.  Still lots to do and not enought time.  My engine is still out and I hope to begin the rebuild in a few weeks."
Jan 6, 2013
busboss might attend regis101's event

Spring has sprung- 2013- Nor Cal at TBD, Bay Area-foothills

March 15, 2013 at 2pm to March 17, 2013 at 3pm
Greetings.  Come celebrate the arrival of Spring and the Equinox.  Open your doors, pop the top and dry out from a Winters nap.  Blind wine and/or beer tasting. Casual munchie/potluck food fest for Saturday.  My first event.  Changes to follow as required.  Location not yet set but I'm lookin'.  See ya thereSee More
Jan 6, 2013
busboss replied to Aaron Quinn's discussion Taking a job in San Jose... Idea's for places to stay in my bus.
"Try this: http://saratoga-springs.com/CA/camping/ You can pay daily, weekly or monthly rates. It's about a 30 minute drive to downtown San Jose."
Jun 27, 2012
busboss replied to 79 TIm's discussion NEED SOME MORE HP
"79 Tim wrote: I wouldn't waste time with chasing exhaust or other parts.  Perform a compression test and a leak down test to get a good idea of the current health of your engine."
Apr 13, 2011
busboss replied to Dharma Van's discussion Voltage leaks (how to find?)
"Did your battery problems start after your aux install?  Sound like it.  You may have to retrace and double check your wiring for the aux.  Sounds like you've got at least one air of wires installed in a reverse fashion."
Mar 26, 2011
Carolina Vehr and busboss are now friends
Mar 20, 2011
busboss replied to Carolina Vehr's discussion Anyone know how to repair a cracked dashboard???
"This is probably the best deal you ill find.  Don't know where you are located and can't vouch for the seller.   http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1068551"
Mar 19, 2011
busboss replied to Patricia Reed's discussion T-REX MISSING!
"Call the SFPD and have them take a swab of that blood before you clean her.  They can probably locate your bus loving friend in no time."
Feb 14, 2011
busboss replied to Gregory Moore's discussion New Logo...?
"I like all of them but am particularly fond of the bay version."
Feb 4, 2011
busboss replied to Ron Lew's discussion Anyone available in Bay Area to help replace a poptop canvas for a 1983 Westfalia?
"Ron: I know that you're gone until next year but I thought this would help when you returned."
Oct 2, 2010
busboss replied to Ron's discussion Water leak in 76 westy
"Remove your shelves and the rubber stops in the cabinet. Disconnect the lines. The tank will conme out just fine without removing the entire cabinet."
Jul 21, 2010
busboss replied to Joshua Patterson's discussion Chalk Board Bus..
"You should definitely move it anywhere out of your engine compartment (perhaps under the tin). Any leaks or faults in the current location and your bus will catch fire pretty darn quick!"
Jun 21, 2010
busboss replied to Joshua Patterson's discussion Chalk Board Bus..
"Nice work - looks like great fun for the kids. You could easily make one of these lantern hangers for a bucket. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=306877&highlig... FWIW you should also move that fuel filter out of the engine…"
Jun 18, 2010
busboss replied to Laura Anne's discussion Fuel Line replaced and now my Bus won't start!
"Hey LA! Problems like this require simple but deliberate troubleshooting. Based on your symptoms, I would check spark first and then fuel. Spark: Any cracks in that distributor cap? Installed correctly with good connections? Fuel: Before going any…"
Jun 16, 2010
busboss and westywoman are now friends
Jun 15, 2010

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At 9:44am on December 5, 2009, Big Blue's Driver said…
Yeah - check the events tab for a bunch in the NorCal area. Seems like you are close enough to hit most of them. Hope to see you at one soon.

-Brett

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