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Old 01-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #99
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I've seen that one on theSamba.com before. If the top wasn't so ugly it would sell.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #100
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Why would you put in 2 toilets? Still, I mentally plan a Uhaul made of our
VT and a CT that would add more space but keep it a Uhaul (but not two toilets). Kinda look long like this.

I have seen the longer bugs, the limo bugs.

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Are you sure that 2nd toilet isn't just a reflection in the mirror?
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #101
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Oh, I see it now. Still an ugly bus. Make it look prettier (and add new mattresses) and it might sell.

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #102
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Not to change the topic of this thread but, is there a link to a thread about removing the fridge in the Tril?
I can't find it if there is. If there isn't, I guess that will be the next picture filled thread from me.
One question - do I have to drill out the back hatch to even get started?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #103
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I have replaced all the old speaker wiring that the PO had run for the taillights. I have some pics but that will have to wait until tomorrow (it's late for me).

I haven't posted in a while because I couldn't (still haven't) get my brake controller to work. That is why I started the thread!

I keep getting a screen that says

WARNING
Short to battery
NO BRAKES

After checking all the wires and re-doing some brand new connections just to make sure, I think I have it figured out. If the answer to the question is yes, I'll be checking the new electric brakes tomorrow.
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Does the trailer have to be physically attached to the truck for the brake conroller to work?

I was thinking maybe the two vehicles should be grounded together.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #104
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Shazaam! Connect the trailer to the truck and complete the circuit. Everything works as it should! The P3 is great! I took it out for a test drive and adjustment.
I have it set on 10.4V and "Boost 2". It doesn't lock up the tires but I know they're working.
The most important part of flying is a safe landing.
Here's the last pictures of this thread.
1) the wires I took out
2) the wires out
3) wires that come into the body-will clean it up with a junction box later.
Cleaned it up a bit. Even though I had to splice a FEW, it's way better.
4)The last picture is the tailight wires as they should be (with a few splices).




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Old 01-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #105
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I may have spoken too soon. I've been PM'ing with Brian B-P. He made mention of the electrical circuit not supposed to ground through the ball and hitch.
It made sense especially when I went back and looked at the wiring diagram. There's no ground (white wire) to the frame. A previous owner did put a ground to the frame. I took it off and the lights still work but it didn't help the brake controller.
Oh well, I can run a separate ground. .

Now that the brakes do work. It's time for me to start on the other part of haulin' right - the new ford engine. It is more siuted to a VW forum so that's where I will chronicle it. I'll post some pics of the finished job here though.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #106
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If you will post the VW forum you plan on using, we can all follow along! I belong the Samba and the VW Eurovan forums right now.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #107
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Kevin- I also belong to theSamba but hardly ever post there. I think you'll like this site-

Shoptalkforums.com • View topic - My 79 Westy Bus to Ford 2.3 Conversion Log

I didn't start the thread but I bought the guys conversion kit when he had to bow out for health reasons. So, in honor of him, I will keep up his thread to the "end". Are these things ever finished?
My plans are to get the first engine in and running with all the modifications that will have to done. Then build up another engine (same type and size) for the "good" engine. You know, balanced, punched out (a little), a moderate cam and intake will just about do it!
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #108
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Thought y'all might like this
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #109
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Thanks Donna! I've never seen that picture.
I wonder what engine is pulling that monster!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #110
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Where did you find that pic? It's awesome!
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #111
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Where did you find that pic? It's awesome!
Ohhhh it was posted on Faceboook by somebody for a friend who's always looking for the unusual.
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I'm having difficulty seeing how that single cab VW is supporting all that length and weight. The rear end doesn't seem to be lowered at all. That's like pulling a huge horse trailer! Maybe it is balanced so well from the dual axles in back that it works?

I wonder if they mounted a large engine mid-body to correspond with the exhaust stacks?
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