[tcb] Re: 23 Window Update

Flasher relays are an easy item in just about any auto supply store, but in 
12V.  I don't know about 6V.  You might try O'Reily's, they are pretty good on 
some of the outdated stuff.  A tractor dealer might be a good source also since 
there are still a lot of old 6V tractors out there.  Also, have you tried 
Wolfburg West?
 
As to the hubcaps:  you just have to dig through the swaps till you find some 
good originals or maybe try some better quality repops.  Again, try WW on the 
repop caps.  I have several nice originals but don't really want to get rid of 
them since they are so darn hard to find in decent shape.

--- On Mon, 10/25/10, James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010, 9:10 PM






Yes, I evidently have some reproductions. Robb has some taller ones on the rear 
on his '64 and they fit my rears but my caps don't fit his rears. He also has 
reproductions on the front. The PO must have been able to find only 2 
originals.It appears tha tthe lip is taller on the originals than the repros 
which is why they are hitting the nut

It turns out that Ronnie didn't update his web site - he is also out of 6v 
flasher relays. He told me to get one from a tractor supply and re-wire it. 
Doers anyone know what he is talking about? Seems like staying 6v is more of a 
PITA that I thought it would be!

James

--- On Sun, 10/24/10, sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 11:26 AM






Let me correct one inaccuracy in my prior e-mail.  The hubcaps for all of the 
wide 5 wheels are the same from the early split cars on for all of the hub-cap 
clip wide 5 wheels.  The later, e.g. 66-67 Type I wheels, without the clips, do 
take a different cap.

n Sun, 10/24/10, sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 11:18 AM






James:  You must have some repop caps.  Original caps for busses and all other 
VWs are the same from way back there, like from 1950 on for all of the wide 5 
wheels.  Most of the repops are pretty poor quality, not necessarily to the 
correct shape, poor chrome, very light-weight metal, holes for hub-cap puller 
are too small, and I have even seen some that did not have the VW emblem 
stamped properly.  Me thinks you have some repop caps.  Get an original and try 
to put it on there.  I bet it fits.  Assuming you have original 15" bus wheels 
on there.

--- On Sun, 10/24/10, James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 10:00 AM






I looked at the ones that Robb has and they are a bit more rounded than mine. 
Mine measure about 3" in depth. I'll see if I can measure his later today. I 
tried putting mine on and they are hitting the nut and do not come close enough 
to the clips.

--- On Sun, 10/24/10, sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 9:38 AM






James:  Don't understand the hubcap issue.  Unless they are repop hubcaps they 
should fit.  If you are running 15" stock bus wheels original stock hubcaps 
should fit just fine even if you are running a later big nut axle tranny.  
There is not really any such thing as late and early hubcaps for a bus.

--- On Sun, 10/24/10, James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] 23 Window Update
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 8:14 AM






Well it turns out the center pin bushings are the original ones and were never 
replaced. They are really worn, almost oval. It will cost me $125 plus parts. 
I'm shooting for the Ft. Worth show as the 1st one for this Bus. Unfortunately 
I just looked and the parts I desperately need are out of stock!

Somehow I ended up with a vent louvered trim set that is evidently for earlier 
buses. They are too long. I got them from WW if anyone needs a set they are in 
perfect condition.

Does anyone know where I can look for these trim pieces? I also need later 
model hubcaps because the nut on the rear axles protrude too much to use the 
correct year hubcap. Any ideas where to get some nice show quality ones besides 
The Samba? Of course I have a set I can't use in perfect condition if anyone 
needs a set : )

The last 2 parts I need I think I can get from Ronnie and a FLAPS. Any 
suggestions appreciated!



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