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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 am 
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William, Mr. Dan the stock nazi guru was not able to post a comment (maybe The powers that be can fix it)??

He pm'ed me with a comment and asked me to post it for him.

"Hey old timer, I am following the thread on SV2s but can't post about Williams bus. If you are willing you can copy and paste this.
That is an unusual combo with the early tent. A huge score really. Looks like he is missing the toilet tent poles, they are telescopic and pointed and a bitch to find real ones. Which means that it originally came with the chemical toilet, a galvanized bucket with a wood seat.
There is no bracket for the rear bumper. There should be a hole drilled into it below the crease. The L shaped threaded rod fits in there and a knurled nut keeps it in place.
There should be a child cot that fits over the front seat. The poles are black and the canvas green. You can use fat chick poles but they will have to be cut down, but his kids are too big anyway for it.
He is also missing the cooler obviously. Pricey item. Sergio always seems to have them though...
From what I saw everything else seems to be there."

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Thanks Dan!

Greg had told me about the bumper location for the pole and that there isn't a bracket. Makes sense on the hole in the bumper now. I have the telescopic poles for the toilet tent. I just didn't tie it down. I spoke with Greg (text really) about the nuts to secure the poles to the bus for the tent. I have one but missing the other. I am not worried about the toilet but that would be cool to find and add to the bus. I have the poles for the child cot but no canvas. I might make my own if I can find someone that is willing to loan me theirs.



Your comment on the unusual combo with the early tent. What did you mean by that?

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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der58SC wrote:
Thanks Dan!

Greg had told me about the bumper location for the pole and that there isn't a bracket. Makes sense on the hole in the bumper now. I have the telescopic poles for the toilet tent. I just didn't tie it down. I spoke with Greg (text really) about the nuts to secure the poles to the bus for the tent. I have one but missing the other. I am not worried about the toilet but that would be cool to find and add to the bus. I have the poles for the child cot but no canvas. I might make my own if I can find someone that is willing to loan me theirs.



Your comment on the unusual combo with the early tent. What did you mean by that?


I PMd on FB, but FYI for EOEWC*
Most SO42s came with the big top tent, which looks a lot like the bay window tends minuscule the floor. In 65 you had the option of two types of kits, the typical SO 42 style but also the SO 33 style with a subhatch. Those cam will with the mounts for them hanging tent like William has, so to have the hanging tent AND the 42 kit is unusual, hence cool, in the world of VW camping nerds.

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Well as much as I wanted to show it off to everyone at Big Wednesday, I won't be able to.

I am being sent to Singapore Saturday for 2 weeks. ](*,)

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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der58SC wrote:
Well as much as I wanted to show it off to everyone at Big Wednesday, I won't be able to.

I am being sent to Singapore Saturday for 2 weeks. ](*,)


I can take it for you!!

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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der58SC wrote:
Well as much as I wanted to show it off to everyone at Big Wednesday, I won't be able to.

I am being sent to Singapore Saturday for 2 weeks. ](*,)


I can take it for you!!



:smt021 :smt075 You won't let me drive Slayer so no

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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der58SC wrote:
Slayer wrote:
der58SC wrote:
Well as much as I wanted to show it off to everyone at Big Wednesday, I won't be able to.

I am being sent to Singapore Saturday for 2 weeks. ](*,)


I can take it for you!!



:smt021 :smt075 You won't let me drive Slayer so no


I don't recall you ever asking!!! :-({|=

Besides, I'm looking out for you, I don't want you to get a nose bleed!! :smt064

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Dan wrote:
der58SC wrote:
Thanks Dan!

Greg had told me about the bumper location for the pole and that there isn't a bracket. Makes sense on the hole in the bumper now. I have the telescopic poles for the toilet tent. I just didn't tie it down. I spoke with Greg (text really) about the nuts to secure the poles to the bus for the tent. I have one but missing the other. I am not worried about the toilet but that would be cool to find and add to the bus. I have the poles for the child cot but no canvas. I might make my own if I can find someone that is willing to loan me theirs.



Your comment on the unusual combo with the early tent. What did you mean by that?


I PMd on FB, but FYI for EOEWC*
Most SO42s came with the big top tent, which looks a lot like the bay window tends minuscule the floor. In 65 you had the option of two types of kits, the typical SO 42 style but also the SO 33 style with a subhatch. Those cam will with the mounts for them hanging tent like William has, so to have the hanging tent AND the 42 kit is unusual, hence cool, in the world of VW camping nerds.

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Looks like the reset finally worked. \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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I have asked several times man. You're just old that you forget.

Anyways I will come to a meet hopefully when I get back from Singapore assuming there are no kids spoiling my plans.

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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der58SC wrote:
I have asked several times man. You're just old that you forget.

Anyways I will come to a meet hopefully when I get back from Singapore assuming there are no kids spoiling my plans.


You can drive Slayer anytime you want!!

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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oh sure now you say that. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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So I installed the AC Industries Disk Brake conversion kit on the SO42. What a difference in stopping power. Super easy to install and everything is included in this kits except brake fluid and grease.

This is the part of the 15" wheel that hits the caliper...
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I am pointing to where the stock 15" wheels hit on the caliper and the washers that I have to use if I do not want to grind my calipers or my wheels to make them work...
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These calipers are meaty...
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Even comes with new brake lines...
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Look at those vented rotors...
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The rotors look like stock drums...
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All in all I am satisfied with this kit and with my purchase. I have not decided if I am going to grind the calipers or not because I just might go to 14" wheels. I know I do not want to run washers for the rest of my life.

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Have you contact the supplier about your issue? I’m sure they’d want to know that! :???:

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Did you test a 14"?

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Ivan, I did and he said the ad was misleading in that it should read that it will fit 15" aftermarket wheels. He apologized for this and suggested I use spacers. I am OK with running these washers until I figure out what I am going to do. Also the ad said the brakes are for a 64 - 67 which means 14" stock wheels.

Joe, I do not have access to stock 14" wheels that have good tires on them.

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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I am no machinist and a fairly unskilled mechanic but the idea of those washers-as-spacers gives me the shakes. If there was a solid spacer that provided uniform contact between the wheel and the rotor/hub/faux drum I would be much more comfortable.

As to the kit, it really looks great. And the price is very affordable. Vented rotors. Hmmmmm.

Are the pads something generic? Something commonly available at Oreilley's/Autozone/FLAP? Wondered about replacement a few years from now.....

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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I am no machinist and a fairly unskilled mechanic but the idea of those washers-as-spacers gives me the shakes. If there was a solid spacer that provided uniform contact between the wheel and the rotor/hub/faux drum I would be much more comfortable.

As to the kit, it really looks great. And the price is very affordable. Vented rotors. Hmmmmm.

Are the pads something generic? Something commonly available at Oreilley's/Autozone/FLAP? Wondered about replacement a few years from now.....


Like I said though. I am not going to run the washers long term. All parts are easily available through AC Industries. As for finding them at Autozone or elsewhere I am not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: William's SO42
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Disk brakes are the shizzz


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