I spent the past few days up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on a photo tour of the Grand Teton National Park and it was AMAZING up there! About 50 degrees cooler than the 100 degree weather we’re having here in Houston. Lol. I took about 2,000 photos over the course […]
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So if you saw the 3d model I posted earlier on a design for a fridge base/heater enclosure/toilet storage this is it in real life. I bought a sheet of 1/2" foam board from Home Depot and about an hour later I had a working mock up. - The recessed portion on top is where the fridge will sit and be anchored down to the cabinet. The real cabinet will be covered with Westfalia grey trim and laminate. The doors will be stock Westfalia flat cabinet doors I ordered from Gowesty so it'll all match the stock interior. - This mock up helped a lot.. Door swing radius and such doesn't interfere with the bed. Plenty of room for the slide out toilet that'll slide out the side of the base towards the galley. I have a couple of revisions I want to make in order to make it just right. I feel I can get the revisions knocked out this week and send the plans off to a Cnc Router in order to get it built. Can't wait!
Are there any vanagon owners out there living in their van on the road that have a Amazon affiliate link on their blog to help subsidize expenses? If so lemme know and I'll use it since I buy a ton of stuff from Amazon and since I have my own affiliate link on my blog I don't get credit for my own purchases. I'd rather help support you guys so it doesn't go to waste. =)
I ordered a Webasto gas heater on Tuesday from a vendor on eBay that is based in the UK. $1085 with free shipping which is the best price I've found. Crazy thing is that it was delivered today. Only 2 days later! Totally surprised... @westygoessouth
My #tbt is to Thanksgiving week 2011. Me and a friend flew from Houston to Seattle on a last minute flight to buy a 1970 panel bus from a guy on thesamba. Then we preceeded to drive it 1,200+ miles to San Francisco. - The guy selling it to my friend was a vw mechanic. He asked "how far are you guys driving?" we said "San Francisco". He said "IN THIS!?" Yea... not the most comforting response. Haha. - He asked if we've ever owned a vw bus before. He just stood there shaking his head when we said No. Lol. In fact the test drive we had just taken was the first time we'd ever been in one. Haha. He then pointed us to the nearest autoparts place and made a list for us. Items included fire extinguisher, baling wire, duct tape, belts, metric socket set, wire, jumper cables and oil. - We got to San Francisco 5 days later without a single hiccup from the bus. It drove great. It had no heat and we did freeze our asses off in Oregon. We shipped it to Texas from San Francisco and we flew home. - Best. Trip. EvAR.
#Repost from @63mph — A pure Oregon morn #theroad #oregon #thewest - This photograph that was posted of Donnie (the 86 vanagon) by Matt 1 year and 5 months ago was the tipping point for me and has forever changed my life. That sounds ridiculous right? Well here's the story. - I was in the market to buy a vehicle for road trips and camping etc with the romantic idea of one day living in it to travel the country for a year or so. I already had my mind made up that it would be a Sprinter van that I'd buy and build out myself for life on the road. It was this exact photo post by Matt that made me completely change direction. This photo stuck with me and I abandoned the idea of buying a Sprinter and set my sights on a Vanagon. I had to have one! - I contacted Matt and asked him questions about Donnie and he was nice enough to give me the full run down of Donnie's modifications including suspension setup, wheel specs, tire size/make and other info. This was my first experience with the sharing and the "always willing to lend a hand" mentality that the vanagon community has to offer. Matt didn't know me, didn't have a clue but like many others I've since discovered in the vanagon community it didn't matter.. He took the time to help me. For that I am forever grateful. - This simple gesture of sharing is why I share all of my setup information about Libby (my own 1987 Vanagon) for those out there that want to learn and get ideas. It's my way of paying it forward... Matt helped me... And now I gladly help others. - This single photo changed the course of my life and has since created a new firey passion within me that I don't see going away anytime soon. Thanks Matt (& Donnie) ... Safe travels my friend.
The last piece to my Automatic transmission overhaul is in... An ATF external cooler. Even though my stock ATF cooler was replaced in 2009 I'm not a fan of stock cooler design which uses hot coolant to help cool the ATF fluid. This cooler from @gowestycampers should do the trick. I considered the other cooler available from other vendors that don't use hoses etc but I like that I can add a tap for a ATF temp sensor into this setup fairly easily.
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