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Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by supaninja » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:59 pm

ninja edit- link to the K20a swap http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 1#p1141301


I normally hang out in the EFI and type 4um sections, but since I have a new to me project, and TOS bay window section causes me to lose brain cells when I wander in there why not post in here?

So I have been on the lookout for a bugout vehicle/ camping rig, you know in case of a natural disaster(I live in hurricane country), zombie apocalypse, or the government rounding up patriots for re-education. When I got wind of a complete, low mileage, barn find '68 Westy I jumped on it.

I'm the third owner, from what I gathered it got parked back in '82 where it has been stored in a barn. There is a oil change sticker on a door jam from '77 stating it had only 4,400 miles on it and the speedo says 65,000. I drained the oil and it looked awesome, then noticed a idle cutoff solenoid bailing wired in place. I think it is safe to assume it just had carb issues and an incompetent mechanic.

The motor was locked up tight, so I worked it loose. I then rebuilt the carb, ign, and replaced the burned out starter. It fired right up and runs great now.

Everything is there, including the drive-away tent, kid cot, and a trailer hitch. The fridge cleaned up, the abs sink has a couple of cracks, the hand pump faucet works. I replaced the pop-up canvas and several other things that use and time had taken its toll on.

I have only had the bus for about 6 weeks now and can only work on it on the weekends, Oct 6th is my favorite VW show in Texas, VW Harvest in Austin. I got only a couple of weekends left but its just about ready.

Enough yakking, here is the pics:

before-

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Now-

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Here is what I have done so far:
BFG 195/75r14's including the spare
hurst style front bumper
new westy top seals
new German top canvas
replaced the poptop pull down handle (it was broken and leaking water)
brakes (need to do one more wheel and the master cylinder still)
got the engine running
new engine lid/compartment seals (need to install the engine bay seals)
new hatch and all the window seals (need to install)
new slider seal (need to install)

What needs to be done:
weld in a new floor under the driver
weld in a new pass rear corner/battery tray.

and maybe the mild efi 2L type 4 from my notch after I build the turbo motor for it...muahahahahaa
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Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Nice.

T4 conversion plans?

I hate those front bumpers. That thing is worth 500 bucks on TOS! :)


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Re: Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by supaninja » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:15 pm

I haven't driven driven it yet but I have a bad feeling that it will be too slow for Texas highways, my 2L would be perfect for this thing.

Your just jealous ;)
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Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:43 pm

I have a 2316cc 80x96 screamer in my vanagon syncro. Sorry, not jealous of a bay window.... :p

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Post by Piledriver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Looks like she found a good home!
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Post by Steve Arndt » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:30 pm

The new pop top canvas "pops" :)

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Re: Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by Zander » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:34 pm

Hell yea!! That thing is super clean. Great find!! It reminds me alot of my 68 :D It looks like its an early 68 like mine as well with no gas tank to engine divider. I buffed the poop out of mine and really started to shine. Good job on getting the 1600 running but it won't be enough. Can't wait to see your progress with the 2.0l :mrgreen:

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Re: Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by supaninja » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:43 pm

Dammit Zander, I was afraid that the 1600sp would piss me off now I'm going to finish up the turbo motor too(NA for now, I'm not rich enough yet to get all the turbo goodies that I want). The notch's current motor would be perfect for the bus, nice broad powerband with good grunt down low, just need to figure out the engine hanger/exhaust combo.
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Post by Max Welton » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:43 am

supaninja wrote:Your just jealous ;)
If he isn't, I sure am. Nice find Nick!

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Post by Sneaks » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice! I'm doing a SHTF build on my 70 Westy:).

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Post by supaninja » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:20 pm

Sneaks your build is a couple of steps beyond mine, but it's giving me ideas, muahahahaaaha.

Its been a minute since I updated this thread, mechanically I'm down to 2 issues to have this thing roadworthy: the lower master cylinder reservoir and solve the lack of charging issue. I got a bunch of parts on the way, so it should be good to go by next weekend. I did drive it around my street today :)
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Re: Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by Sneaks » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:04 pm

supaninja wrote:Sneaks your build is a couple of steps beyond mine, but it's giving me ideas, muahahahaaaha.
Dunno, Supa, you are gonna have more motor than me:). Plus, I'm still in the planning stages, it sits alone in the back yard. Right now the only real attention it is getting is from the dogs when they need a place to pee.

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Re: Supa's Zombie Response Vehicle Build.

Post by Devastator » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:19 am

Good find Nick!
Will a stock 1600 even outrun a zombie? :lol:
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Post by Sneaks » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:57 am

Devastator wrote:Good find Nick!
Will a stock 1600 even outrun a zombie? :lol:
Depends on if it's a walker or a runner. I'm thinking flamethrowers on the exhaust to make them crispy critters might be a good upgrade path:)

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Post by Devastator » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:03 am

Sneaks wrote:I'm thinking flamethrowers on the exhaust to make them crispy critters might be a good upgrade path:)
I think I'd go with direct inject on this. "Megaflame II Extra!" I like it. :lol:
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T3 Turbo making 10 lbs boost
Burning E85

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