Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel Van

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Re: Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel Van

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I did see that but pics not good on the phone so was thinking it was the shade...
Did look again but still looked like the shade.



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Ohhh very cool.. does look right hey.. nice..

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A small update

Over the last while I've had to do a little maintenance on the bus which included tracing out a binding front brake problem. Brake shop told me that my discs were worn below spec, so those had to be replaced. Problem remained. Calipers were rebuilt, problem remained. So eventually I had new brake hoses made up and now the problem appears to be gone. Unfortunately, my pedal feels very different now, so I'll need to rebleed the system and/or just get used to it.

I've also had the CV joints apart to regrease them and replace the covers. Thanks to Sean for supplying quality covers.
This came about when I noticed that one of my rear hubs didnt have any grease on the bearings. So yea, I also replaced the bearings and seals, which necessitated in removing the drive shafts which then got me into redoing the CV's.

Then while doing that, I sold the tyres which were on the bus to Eugene. Which meant I had to get my a$$ into gear and do the project that I've been wanting to get to for a few years now.

I fitted a set of Porsche Teledial rims which came off the 84-89 3.2L 911 Carrera
These came with the hard to find 6J front rims and 7J rears. Even the local Porsche guys have told me that the Teledials never came in a 6J size... Thanks Blitz for these.

I did this one properly.
The Porsche PCD is 5x 130mm while the VW is 5x 112mm. So I had to make a plan to get the rims on.
The rear hubs were drilled, countersunk, reamed to size and fitted with press in bolts. Hand reaming 10 holes from a drill size of 13.5mm to a final size of between 14.65 and 14.79mm in 0.1mm steps took a long time indeed. I also sized each hole to a specific bolt to get the fit perfect.
The fronts were done by making a 17mm thick spacer which is bolted to the hub and drilled and reamed for the same press in studs as fitted to the rear. I used wheel nuts to locate the spacer, but to do this I had to source a (hard to find) 60deg countersink tool to use. Normal countersink tools are 90deg.

All fitted and done. New 15" commercial Conti tyres fitted too.
Test driven up to 140km/h without any vibration that I could pickup on.
The pictures an writeup make it sound like it was fairly easy. While not overly difficult, it was a lot of work getting the spacing correct so it all fits properly. I've probably got about 35 hours into this little exercise.

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Looking good Tony. Now, if you painted the dish black, leaving the outer lip silver, it would look killer!
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Nice going there Mr Z.

Fits the bus well.

Now had it been me I would ..............Make then black .. :lol:

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Those wheels are the bomb !!

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I'm not going to be painting them black unless I am really convinced that it will look the way I want it to.

This little project has led me back full circle to some ideas I had a few years ago but couldnt figure out how to implement without them looking out of place. Dont hold your breath, but there is more to come at some point

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Tony Z wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:38 pm
I'm not going to be painting them black unless I am really convinced that it will look the way I want it to. .....
Why not try Photoshop ..

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retrovan wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Tony Z wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:38 pm
I'm not going to be painting them black unless I am really convinced that it will look the way I want it to. .....
Why not try Photoshop ..

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Bus looks awesome Tony!

You managed to tick off quite a few items on the maintenance list in the process, so the bus should be well sorted now.

Nice show of skill (and tools) with the wheel mod.
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Looks great Tony

Glad you could get it to work the way you wanted to.
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Re: Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel Van

Post by Riaan.N »

Great work Tony!

Ja...that is usually the case when one sees something that requires attention and before you know it you’re in a full blown restoration process Glad that you got it sorted!

About the black wheels, isn’t there some rattle spray can products which should be relatively easy to remove...

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Tony Z wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:00 pm
retrovan wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Tony Z wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:38 pm
I'm not going to be painting them black unless I am really convinced that it will look the way I want it to. .....
Why not try Photoshop ..

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go ahead
Aint got photoshop, but maybe someone has, and can do it for you.

Nice to compare with and without black wheels.

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