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by TheBigSpud
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Past Events
Topic: Tune-up Day 2009
Replies: 138
Views: 4364

Center Pin Bushings

Does anyone going to the tune up day have access to the tool to remove/replace the center pin bushings? I was thinking of making one based on instructions on the samba, but thought I'd check with you all. Looks like a rigorous job without it.
by TheBigSpud
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

UPDATE - Finally got a nice top from a Samba guy. The bus is in Westlake getting some paint, straightening the rear bumper, windshield leak fix, pop top and new seal. Go an approval to completely tear out foundation and floor and repour. Cool beans - the paperwork crap has been a hassle for sure, bu...
by TheBigSpud
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Past Events
Topic: Tune-up Day 2009
Replies: 138
Views: 4364

Re: Tune Up Day 2009

This sound really great. 8-)

For us newer folks, what does the day consist of and what kind of work is usually performed.

Also, I'd be happy to bring some grub, grog, or whatever. Let me know what's needed.
by TheBigSpud
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Past Events
Topic: 2009 "Local" Events
Replies: 17
Views: 2122

Re: 2009 "Local" Events

The dream cruise is excellent. One monsterous party and a lot of really sweet rides. I've been up to two of them - great time.
by TheBigSpud
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

4pm - Free at last. Anntena broken off, dented headlight ring, various scratches and chips. Also, the rear driver brake line was broken (I don't get this one). I can push the brake pedal all the way down. And there seems to be some stress cracks at the front corners of the pop-up portion of the top....
by TheBigSpud
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

About 3pm - front is off and able to get a better look. Not bad (at least visibly). Looks like just the luggage portion of the top is damaged! 8-) One tough vehicle! Started right up. I'm going to make sure the suspension is OK and try the pop top out and then I think I should be alright. :D Anythin...
by TheBigSpud
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

Getting underway today, finally. :D Got a POD for my stuff and a crew peeling the garage away! Hoping to have her freed up by dinner. Then we'll see what we got! :? Hate to see that moss go - been working on it for a few years! http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/WiseGuy_/VW%20bus/PICT0304.jpg ht...
by TheBigSpud
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

Same company. The bus is on a separate auto policy (and extremely reasonable btw) and has only a $100 deductible. Your right that it would not fall under the homeowners policy (which suprised me). They are being treated separately and by different adjusters in the same company. The contractor for th...
by TheBigSpud
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"

Well - it's still in there. I'm hoping to get a break on the weather picture, but that just doesn't seem to be in the cards. Now I'm starting to worry about all the snow building up! The material needs to be lifted off and I'm still waiting on my estimate numbers from a contractor. I'm gonna need to...
by TheBigSpud
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: The Big Spud "Mashed potaters"
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: Mashed potaters

I'm in Bay. I think I just met you over at IAC.

I'm just about sure the front section is the only damage. I'm going to keep my eye out for one. I'm pretty sure I'll find a good condition replacement by spring.