Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here I decided to pull the tank that was in the bus out seeings how it was shot and needed replaced.I have a good tank in my parts bus so it'll be going in here. My mice friends again left me some nice gifts to clean up.Man,I hate mice.

This is what I used as sound deadener in my bus. I know some people will say that it is undercoating and will off gas when it gets hot..Blah,blah,blah.To be honest It has been hotter then heck in the bus since I put this stuff in there and once it fully dried it has never turned runny or off gassed at all. I think this will really help save the floor also from rusting out.
Here you can see what started out as a few small rust holes behind the rear seat/bed turned into a major rust problem once I dug into it. I ended up welding some metal from another bus I had in to take care of the rust holes. This is a bad rust spot in Bays.All the crap flies up there and just rots it away.If you can check this spot I'd do it before you buy it.

Here is the dogleg all welded in. I also put the door back on to check the gaps and they were great so I'm really happy with it.I still have to fix the floor by the step and where it comes down off the wheel tub. I'm not sure what I'm going to do there yet but hopefully the coming spring it'll get done.

Here is the dogleg test fitted into place. I did have to do some wrestling with it to get it just right but It did fit really well once it was in place. These are VW pieces not the bad aftermarket ones.

I tried test fitting the dogleg and the bracket in the pics was in the way.I ended up having to cut it off then the dogleg went right on.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Here is some of the rust I had to take care of before the new dogleg went on. Not to bad considering how old this bus is.Also that is what was left of the old dogleg.It is probably soup cans by now.