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Post by Grifspop on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:44 pm

That's cool, with both sets together you have one good set of curtains
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:01 pm

looks good man i need to make me some curtians but im going to wait till i paint it this way i can match it up
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:03 pm

DOODLE BUGG wrote:looks good man i need to make me some curtians but im going to wait till i paint it this way i can match it up
If you need some sewing I'm your man.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:11 am

Since Saturday I've driven her over 300 miles. I'm really diggin' calling her a true "daily driver".
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On the trip back from Sonic the front end started squeaking like nobody's business. Looked underneath and the shocks are cracked. Looks like one more thing to replace while I'm under her replacing the boots.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:48 pm

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Yanked out the seats and started tearing them down so I can sew up and install the new covers.

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Post by Grifspop on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:52 am

That Van's come a long way!
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:59 am

Thanks Pete. I appreciate your encouragement.
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:32 pm

To see the early pictures of the van after it's hiatus, to where it is now, is remarkable

Plus, you've made a bunch of VW friends, that's cool too!
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:51 pm

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Scrounged some retractable seat belts off a Jetta at Pull-a-Part.

Having her as a literal daily driver for a few weeks, it feels weird not to be able to drive her right now. I really need to get those seat covers finished and the seats back in.
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:26 am

My wife loves to do digital scrapbooking. Here's a layout she put together that y'all might think is cool too. '76 Westy - Page 5 2011%2B02%2B05%2BRachel%2Bcopy
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:35 pm

Finished the reupholstering work on the front seats.
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Installed the Jetta seat belts in the front.
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and in the back.
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Post by dlandvw3 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:22 am

Those seats look fantastic. Nice job on them!
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:40 am

dlandvw3 wrote:Those seats look fantastic. Nice job on them!
Thanks. I couldn't have done it without the fabric you salvaged for me.
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:22 pm

I found the cause of my fuel smell after the engine stops. The last fuel line was leaking right before the pressure regulator. I replaced it and the idle went up significantly. I assume because the injector rail is now getting up to a higher pressure. Lowered the idle back down and she's running better than she ever has before. Thanks for the advice Jerome.
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 pm

Don't you just love it when you finally find, and fix one of those nagging little problems that you thought would never go away? Cool






(I know I do.......... cheers )
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:37 pm

Yeah it felt pretty good. I'm hoping it'll help my gas mileage too.
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Post by Grifspop on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:12 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Yeah it felt pretty good. I'm hoping it'll help my gas mileage too.

That's got to be part of the mileage problem, glad that you got it solved
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:09 am

I topped the tank off last night and I plan on driving it a bunch to see if there's any improvement.
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:56 am

The mileage is up around 19 or 20 for around town driving. Much better than it has been.

I'm sure glad I drove her today. I'm finding all sorts of drips and leaks. Looks like I have to replace a bunch of dry-rotted rubber and seals.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm

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Painted the pop-top and replaced the 35 year old gaskets.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:27 pm

Looks great!
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Post by dlandvw3 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:59 pm

nice job...looks terrific
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:27 am

looking good man
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:13 pm

Finally taking car of the rust on the nose. The prime focus today was around the windshield. Gonna replace the windshield gasket tomorrow.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:21 pm

doing good man keep it up
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