[tcb] Re: mike everet

june 1983 is when it expired

 

but the owner said he parked it in decemer of 82
 
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 18:16:24 -0700
> From: nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> The license plate had 1963 on it...
> 
> --- On Tue, 8/4/09, ATX <atx_bus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > From: ATX <atx_bus@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 5:15 PM
> > Brian, how long has that 58
> > been off the road?
> > 
> > Jeff
> > sent via iPhone
> > 
> > On Aug 4, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > i will never tub another bus, lesson learned on hershey
> > :(
> > but boy he was tuckin:
> > http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/i_am_cool_fred/June%20Bug%20Jamboree/?action=view&current=P1010063.jpg
> > http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/i_am_cool_fred/June%20Bug%20Jamboree/?action=view&current=P1010006.jpg
> > 
> > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 14:42:19 -0700
> > From: bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > I've heard that tubbing one stops
> > that.  LOL!
> > 
> > --- On Tue, 8/4/09, Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > From: Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 11:42 AM
> > 
> > 
> > I'm nowhere near hitting my
> > steering box.
> > The tops of the tires hitting the front wheel arches when I
> > hit bumps.
> > Not so much when I'm by myself, but if I have somebody
> > in the passenger seat it gets pretty annoying.
> > 
> > Denis wrote: 
> > 
> > Do you mean your tires are
> > rubbing or are you scraping your steering box?
> >  
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> > From: Eric
> > Woodall 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > Sent: Tuesday, August
> > 04, 2009 11:25 AM
> > Subject: [tcb] Re:
> > mike everet
> > 
> > I'm bottoming out the front of my bus.  It
> > started happening after I put on the Hankook RA-08 tires.
> > I think I'm going to go for some lower profile 14"
> > tires and maybe put the Hankooks on the Vanagon.
> > 
> > Denis wrote: 
> > 
> > No. He is still officially
> > lowered, and I like him that way, but I was working on how
> > not to have the front tires rub without narrowing the beam.
> > Along with some other tweaks, I raised the settings on the
> > springplates and maybe brought him up 1/2 inch. It did
> > pretty much eliminate the rubbing.
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> > From: Eric
> > Woodall 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > Sent: Tuesday, August
> > 04, 2009 10:35 AM
> > Subject: [tcb] Re:
> > mike everet
> > 
> > Did you take the drop spindles off?
> > Seems like it was still lowered the last time I saw it
> > (him) at the Classic?
> > 
> > Denis wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I raised Murray using the
> > springplates. I have a little camber, but the tires are
> > wearing smoothly. It may change when you load the bus and
> > get in it. Springplates are easy and if you don't like
> > it, you can put it back and it's free.
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> > From: Brian
> > Denning 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > Sent: Tuesday, August
> > 04, 2009 10:16 AM
> > Subject: [tcb] Re:
> > mike everet
> > 
> > i meant 205/75r15's  
> > 
> > 
> > just reread my post, sorry, i'm so used to typing
> > 14 thanks to being in bay hell
> > 
> > 
> > From: i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 10:07:37 -0500
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > from all my readings it's looking more and more like
> > fred will be getting 205/75r15's 
> > 
> > 
> > i was going to do 215/75r15 but i really plan on going
> > offroad with this thing and the thought of the tires getting
> > into those perfect rear fender lips just kills me a bit
> > inside.
> > 
> > 
> > after discussing with mike through email it was all
> > coil overs, he says it rides good, but again, after much
> > reading i don't think i'd want to go that
> > route
> > 
> > 
> > 205/75r14's are about 2" bigger than stock,
> > that's what hershey now has on him thanks to his new
> > owner, and it looks bad ass. so that's what i shall do
> > to fred. 
> > 
> > 
> > sucks, i wanted to raise him, but there's no good
> > way of doing it without getting alot of positive camber out
> > back, which woudl make it a bit squirelly on the highways.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 10:00:07 -0500
> > From: evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > 
> > The tires were a lot of it but
> > the spring plates were cranked up quite a bit too.  
> > 
> > Too bad you  couldn't do an easy body lift on a
> > bus like you can on a bug to get more tire clearance.
> > 
> > 
> > -- Sent from my Palm Pre
> > 
> > 
> > Eric Woodall wrote:
> > 
> > ..and Mike's bus isn't that much taller than
> > stock.
> > Maybe about 2 inches, which was gained by tires.
> > 
> > w.wood wrote: 
> > really?  Wow, I guess all those years of
> > fixing up cut wheel wells didn't teach me much about
> > redux boxes then.     I don't know much about
> > yours and it could have been modified.  If you have
> > 46mm axle nuts and you're planning to run big tires
> > I'd suggest getting a set from a 55-63 bus which have
> > lower gearing for the taller tires you sound like you'll
> > need.  You could always cut the fender wells out and go
> > 60's retro with fiberglass fender flares.  That and
> > a set of air scoops would look totally mod for the new
> > millennium.. ;-)
> > 
> > Also since presumably yours is a 58 you should read the
> > crazy 8's thread on thesamba before you make mods. 
> > You may have something rare there.   I realize
> > under the rust you may be expecting Doubloons but I'd
> > bet just rot..
> > 
> > Then again you could always get a Ford  chassis and
> > put your bus on top of that.  Wait, that's been
> > done
> > 
> > http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=358633&start=0
> > 
> > But at least you could get parts at the local ArkaCan
> > O'Reilly's or Canada Tire and keep it running.
> > 
> > The point I'm trying to make here Brian is that if
> > you're going to modify a 51 year old bus you should
> > think about the end game and the serviceability.  If
> > it's going to be something for fun then you want
> > contemporary components that are relatively easy to
> > get.  I'll also get a *gasp* from that from a few
> > folks on here on that statement but if you've priced
> > stock 1600 parts lately, the ones that aren't made in
> > Taiwan, then you'll know what I mean. Redux gear parts
> > aren't exactly being made by the bucket full anymore,
> > neither are stub axles for RGBs either.   If you
> > want real fun,
> > try buying Barndoor parts sometime..   So if
> > you're committed
> > to modify, go big or go home.  Don't try to
> > modify 50 year old parts without expecting the requisite
> > problems and pocket book gouge..
> > 
> > To illustrate the problem, after futzing around with a Type
> > 3 this weekend, I'm having it hauled to Doug's for
> > some more work.. and that's for my kid for High
> > School..  Why?  After putting new heads on it, new
> > tubes it wouldn't mate back up to the transaxle. 
> > After re-aligning the clutch 3 times to see if I could get
> > it to seat, I said "f* it."  But then again
> > CB 044 heads, dual 44 IDFs and a 1700 Kennedy may be
> > fighting me somewhere but oh well...  It needs some
> > other things too, so might as well whip out the
> > checkbook....
> > 
> > fix the z-bar.. new wheel cylinders.. oh well.
> > 
> > Right now I'm thinking Honda Accords look pretty damn
> > good.   Maybe a Prius.. in Pink.. Naw, he's
> > cadet commander in NJROTC and that'll be against the
> > don't ask don't drive a Prius policy. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mikes bus he went with some very tall tires and wound up
> > denting the lower portion of his dog legs and his rear
> > rockers.  A lot of the height he gained was by the
> > tires as far as I recall.   
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at
> > 8:47 PM, Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > will, i know i'm new to pre 67, but i'm
> > pretty sure they all have redux. boxes from the factory ;)
> >  
> > including both of mine
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 20:15:17 -0400
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet
> > From: evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > What???  This sounds like ArklaCan engineering here?
> > 
> > Get a set of redux boxes and tall tires, it'll go up
> > high enough.  THe coil overs from what I recall was in
> > the front end.  
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > the only raising busses thread is the one kevin did
> > and i'm not gonna cut my tranny hanger to do a 2"
> > tranny drop 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 08:18:23 -0700
> > From: bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: mike everet 
> > 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Brian:  I have 2 phone #s for him:  Home
> > 214-350-5373, cell 214-837-1379.  Will not guarantee
> > that those or good.  They are rather old and I
> > haven't called him in a long time.  If they do not
> > work you might call Jack Wenk at Black Gold Imports in
> > Arlington and ask him either how Mike did it or how to get
> > in touch with Mike.  Phone # at Black Gold is
> > 817-633-1135 I think.  I do know that Mike did not do
> > any major suspension modifications to his bus.  I think
> > just coil overs and larger tires.  There is also a
> > thread on the samba about raising busses.
> > Sammie
> > 
> > --- On Mon, 8/3/09, Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > From: Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [tcb] mike everet
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 9:25 AM
> > 
> > 
> > anyone have any kind of email or samba name on this
> > guy??? mike hayes suggested i talk to him about how he got
> > his bus raised using coil overs, would like the same effect
> > on the 58, or even better, any of you know how i can get the
> > bus up about an inch without to much drastic work???
> > 
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