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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Hello All,

I have not been around the forums much and I have been quietly getting our bus (67 transporter) ready for the road. We put a new fuel pump and wow, stoked on how it is running. We picked up a new interstate battery as well for good measure. We were just a few steps away from on the road, I was going to drive around a bit and do an oil change, adjust the valves and then go camping. We were even going to take it to baja.

The back hatch has been sticking for a few years and I only open it when I really need to. I have used a rag to pull the hinge in the right direction as I slowly shut the lid.

You know where this is going by now...

My brother asked to borrow the bus for the weekend and I did not think anything about it, he shut the back gate down and broke the hinge on the right hand side. sheared off a piece of the hinge and broke pins. awesome.

We need emergency help, is there a body shop or someone here up to the challenge of putting humpty back together again? Dan mentioned someone in IB? He also mentioned that it would be a tricky fix as there are the tension bars and fun stuff making that all happen.

Thanks in advance for any and all help here, we don't really know where to even start.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:12 am 
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You need a "new old hinge". Fixing the broken one will only be temporary and will eventually break again. Start by placing a wanted ad in thedrambadotcom's classifieds. I am sure someone out there will have it, with so many buses being sacrificed to save others. It can be changed but you need to know how to take the "tensioner" apart WITHOUT maiming yourself! #-o

I believe Russell has done that before so he may be able to give you some pointers on that procedure. Good luck! :cool:

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:44 pm 
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ok, Thanks for the info! I will post on thedramba and get the part. what a mess, I was so close to camping!

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what a mess, I was so close to camping!



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If you can find a squareback being parted out, you can use all the bushings, pins, levers, and arms for your bus repair.

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suebug wrote:
If you can find a squareback being parted out, you can use all the bushings, pins, levers, and arms for your bus repair.

and i have the tool to relieve tension on rods.

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HA :grin: " where did you get that tool"" ?

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HA :grin: " where did you get that tool"" ?


Bill has Joe's tool :shock:


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Dan wrote:
vwjoey wrote:
HA :grin: " where did you get that tool"" ?


Bill has Joe's tool :shock:


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Ken Weis gave it to me. it has a safety sleeve that contains the crossover rods 1 at a time while you relieve tension. i think joe probably made it tho'

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bill may wrote:
suebug wrote:
If you can find a squareback being parted out, you can use all the bushings, pins, levers, and arms for your bus repair.

and i have the tool to relieve tension on rods.


bill may wrote:
Ken Weis gave it to me. it has a safety sleeve that contains the crossover rods 1 at a time while you relieve tension. i think joe probably made it tho'


:shock: WOW! Somebody finally kicked the rock from over you?!? :shock:

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bill may wrote:
Ken Weis gave it to me. it has a safety sleeve that contains the crossover rods 1 at a time while you relieve tension. i think joe probably made it tho'


Been missing you around here!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Yes"" it is a tool I fabed up, ken and I nerer got around to fixin his back hatch, seems we were all ways goin campin" I belive the side cabinet needed to come out or at least be pulled forward to do the heinge replacement. I had given Ken a heinge I had left over from the panel I restored"

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:46 am 
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is this what you are looking for

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1340195

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