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Air Vents

Post by 1971 T2 VW Bus » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:45 am

Good Day
I'm looking for fresh air ventilation ducts for the front door for my 1971 Bus T2. Other name Front Door Arm Rest Air Duct
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Jason Wesson South Africa

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Re: Air Vents

Post by asiab3 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi Jason,

Those parts aren't made anymore, so your best bet is to find someone nearby with a bus that has been stripped for parts. Many scrap yards in the US and Europe offer parts from bus shells that they have acquired. Are there any VWs in wrecking yards near you?

If you are willing to pay more shipping, I think some of the various yards in the US like BustedBus, TheBusCo, and AirHead Parts might be willing to work with you.

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Robbie
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119k miles with me.
296k miles on Earth.

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Re: Air Vents

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:17 pm

1971 T2 VW Bus wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:45 am
Good Day
I'm looking for fresh air ventilation ducts for the front door for my 1971 Bus T2. Other name Front Door Arm Rest Air Duct
Kind Regards
Jason Wesson South Africa

And Kind Regards to You.

Please expect that the armrest air vents that you do find will have several broken tabs that normally hold the "tinnerman nuts" that allow you to screw the ducts to the door card. Normal glue does not work with this high styrene plastic. Two part epoxy might work.
Colin

(p.s. vapor barrier is key to long health of door card)

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Air Vents

Post by 1971 T2 VW Bus » Thu May 09, 2019 10:07 am

asiab3 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Hi Jason,

Those parts aren't made anymore, so your best bet is to find someone nearby with a bus that has been stripped for parts. Many scrap yards in the US and Europe offer parts from bus shells that they have acquired. Are there any VWs in wrecking yards near you?

If you are willing to pay more shipping, I think some of the various yards in the US like BustedBus, TheBusCo, and AirHead Parts might be willing to work with you.

Welcome to IAC!
Robbie
Thank you for the feedback

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Re: Reverse Lights and Control Unit

Post by 1971 T2 VW Bus » Thu May 09, 2019 10:10 am

Good Evening All
I managed to find the Air Vents?Ducts.You all were correct, 2nd hand only.
Sorry I'm on the hunt again. I'm looking for the reverse light and the gearbox control unit that operates the reverse lights.
Can anybody help?
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Jason Wesson

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Re: Reverse Lights and Control Unit

Post by Amskeptic » Thu May 09, 2019 8:33 pm

1971 T2 VW Bus wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:10 am
Good Evening All
I managed to find the Air Vents?Ducts.You all were correct, 2nd hand only.
Sorry I'm on the hunt again. I'm looking for the reverse light and the gearbox control unit that operates the reverse lights.
Can anybody help?
Kind Regards
Jason Wesson

Reverse switch screws into the transaxle with an aluminum washer to help prevent oil leaks.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... =211941521


What is "the reverse light"? I know only that there are two reverse lights:

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... =111941371
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Reverse Lights and Control Unit

Post by 1971 T2 VW Bus » Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:33 pm
1971 T2 VW Bus wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:10 am
Good Evening All
I managed to find the Air Vents?Ducts.You all were correct, 2nd hand only.
Sorry I'm on the hunt again. I'm looking for the reverse light and the gearbox control unit that operates the reverse lights.
Can anybody help?
Kind Regards
Jason Wesson

Reverse switch screws into the transaxle with an aluminum washer to help prevent oil leaks.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... =211941521


What is "the reverse light"? I know only that there are two reverse lights:

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... =111941371
Good Morning
Thank you for your response and links great help
In South Africa we call the lights a reverse light, I think you call them Back Up Lens. I need the complete unit not just the lens
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Regarding the control unit, my mechanic says its the unit that attaches to the gearbox tells the wiring to activate the Back Up Light when engaged in the back up gear. Its attaches to the gearbox to function the light when in reverse gear.

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Re: Reverse Lights and Control Unit

Post by Amskeptic » Fri May 10, 2019 6:49 am

1971 T2 VW Bus wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm
In South Africa we call the lights a reverse light, I think you call them Back Up Lens.
I need the complete unit not just the lens
Jason Wesson
Yes, and I believe Wolfsburg West has the complete assemblies, and not just the glass "lenses". I wouldn't call them back up lights or back up lenses, but our vendors sure do come up with whatever words they feel like.
If not, try Ken at Busted Bus in Colorado US. He should have a set of used "reverse lights".

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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A Million Thanks

Post by 1971 T2 VW Bus » Mon May 13, 2019 2:52 am

Good Morning
Just a short note to say many many thanks for all your help. This forum makes life really easy for the Beginner

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