1972 VW Bus Deluxe 9 Passenger - Projekt Uber Geizig

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Re: 1972 VW Bus Deluxe 9 Passenger - Projekt Uber Geizig

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Westy bound. Nice work Mike.


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Mikewire wrote: Mar Thu 25, 2021 8:53 am Some more updates.

I needed to replace the old busted spare tire. While it was out I had the tire removed and I gave it a good 3 coats of silver paint:

Here's the old setup, from a while ago before other updates...

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A shot of the new painted wheel:

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Open spot for the spare, I need to go back in and do some additional detailing and cleanup in that area:

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Wheel back from the tire shop, installed a decent Falken tire - because it's a spare I didn't spend a ton on it, but it will get me out of a jam if I need it:

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Looks comfy tucked into the spare area:

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Replaced F&R shocks. The old ones were Boge OEM and had zero rebound, and the rear drivers was completely frozen, and wouldn't budge at all. Much better ride on these new KYB's!

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Started working on a full width Westy style rock n' roll bed. I picked up a set of Westy style hinges from NLAVW and then got 2 sheets of 3/4" Birch plywood. Found some basic plans on the Samba and cut them down to size. Picked up some hardware from Lowe's and bolted it up. Used some rivnuts on the back hatch to secure the rear and a couple of lag bolts through the base of the bed to secure in the front. This is a mock up, I have more to do to make it fit and function properly:

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Here it is laid flat. Plan is to get a 4" foam cushion and sew some covers. Still working on that part - need to find a good fabric that will work for the cushions:

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That's it for now, more updates will be coming soon!
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Re: 1972 VW Bus Deluxe 9 Passenger - Projekt Uber Geizig

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OH hey just wanted to throw this out there and expand on the access hole for the fuel sender. I included it in one of my last updates but kind of glossed over it, even made a video about it:



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And it’s still awesome sauce


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