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Shorty
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PostSubject: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyMon Jan 31, 2011 10:23 am

OK, so my bus is no scrapper that I'm bringing back to life, but there are more than a few jobs need to be done and sone desirable (personal preference) changes I will make along the way.

I will try to stick to DBS rules and photo log any developments!!

Some pictures of the bus as bought in Oct 2011:

Shorty's '71 Early Bay 5509a1a1

Shorty's '71 Early Bay A1f8734f

Shorty's '71 Early Bay Dd833984

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Registration date : 2010-10-16

Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyMon Jan 31, 2011 10:27 am

So, first up had to be the brakes... bought my bus in October to find it had an auto lane change function everytime the middle pedal is pushed... Not good!

Bought new Caliper repair kit from Status VW (very helpful and CTTP sponsors!) and had these fitted at The Vdub Factory in Newport.

Calipers 'repaired' I got them home along with some new brake hoses and set to work!!

Now fitted, bled and ready to roll!

Shorty's '71 Early Bay 69a296b9


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Shorty
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My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyMon Jan 31, 2011 10:35 am

Can't be putting weather dulled wheels back over my new brakes, so got to work on my (MWS) Fuchs with a tube of Autosol and a polishing cloth... Not a bad result if I do say so myself... Centrecaps off at the moment - need work!!

Shorty's '71 Early Bay 1bebd2fc
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Registration date : 2010-10-16

Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyMon Jan 31, 2011 10:37 am

Forgot to mention... The bus has a CE adjustable beam up front... Wound that down 2 notches on the adjusters while I had the front in the air... Tempted to go one more!!! Smile
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyMon Jan 31, 2011 11:45 am

Mmmm shiny things!!, nice one
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyTue Feb 01, 2011 12:27 pm

nice stance!!
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:03 pm

New steering wheel, bought for me my my wife for my birthday...

Shorty's '71 Early Bay D447ff1a
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:06 pm

whats the sticky out bit in the bottom of the side panel? .....like an exhaust?
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:16 pm

US spec electric hook up point

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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:28 pm

thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:33 pm

Was gonna get round to that... we got any sparkies in the club that could convert to UK spec electric hook up, and rewire my interior plugs to run of those and a 12V leisure battery... I can do mechanicals, but electrics are a black art to me!
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 9:45 pm

Big Al is a sparky and knows his way round a car's elastic-trickery too.

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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Feb 04, 2011 7:42 am

On the recommendation of DBS' own Cleverchap, I went out and bought this!!

Shorty's '71 Early Bay 5b83c8b4
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 6:12 pm

Still working on my brakes - last corner now, which was/is proving to be a very very stubborn Brake Drum which did not want to come off, even with a hub puller!!

I went to all the hassle of buying the right tools for the job - which subsequently broke!!! Mad

I ended up spraying it liberally with WD40 and just twatting it with the biggest hammer I could find - which worked in seconds!! Very Happy

Pictures to follow (before you start!!!)
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySat Feb 26, 2011 11:31 pm

If all else fails ... Hit it with a the largest hammer... ! Sounds like a good plan Wink
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySun Feb 27, 2011 10:48 am

No worries with the electrickery, pretty simple to convert to uk spec!
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySun Feb 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Big_Al wrote:
No worries with the electrickery, pretty simple to convert to uk spec!

I'll be in touch when I get that far... thanks for the offer dude! Smile
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySun Feb 27, 2011 6:27 pm

Officially, the previous owner of my bus was a complete numpty! (that's about as polite as I can write on an open forum!) you can guess what I actually think!

I base this upon discovering that the incorrect brake shoes are fitted to my rear drums.. small wonder I am having problems with the fecking things! still, an easy and reasonably cheap one to put right... Mad
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 9:53 pm

OK, so... Finished fitting the adjustable spring plates, got the new front brakes on, unceased the back brakes and changed the wheels.. More pics taken along the way, but here's the result taken whilst on a much awaiting drive out this afternoon.

Shorty's '71 Early Bay Be636042

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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 10:12 pm

looks ace mate
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 10:30 pm

why thank you! It's coming on as my Dad would say..
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 10:48 pm

ride height on that is spot on I reckon, sweet afro
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySat Mar 12, 2011 8:19 am

Does it just drive straight in to the garage now?
Looks good by the way. Wink

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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptySat Mar 12, 2011 9:43 pm

It's f.close getting it in the garage now... Talking mm's!!! I no longer have to let the front Tyres down... I did let half the air out the rears yesterday, but I reckon if I ake a brave pill it might just go... We'll see..
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Shorty's '71 Early Bay Empty
PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:44 pm

Chronologically in the wrong order, but heres some pics of the spring plates being fitted a couple of months ago...

Just to get to this point was a right ball ache! I first had to get the hub nut off, which meant buying special tools and battling with the hub and drums to get them off so I could release the handbrake cable... got the in the end though!

Shorty's '71 Early Bay DSC00840

The old Spring plate came off the spline very very easily - I think this is because the previous owner had had them off not too long ago to drop it 1 spline..

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Stock spring plate off... the adjustable spring plate waiting to go on....

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Stock spring plate was rotated 1 spline... I have put the adjustable back in the stock position and used the adjustment to bring it back down.. the result is a nice ride with a lowered look to boot!

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