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78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by bansheelos on Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:55 pm

Ok I am gonna get everyone caught up w/ an insane amount of pix right now. I bought the bus wanted to make it faster. I do VR swaps like crazy so figured wth! BVR= BeaVeR or Bus VR. The bus is brown and a beaver is fitting!!! Its busted so... BUSTDBVR is my europlate and this is my build! Crack a beer and enjoy the pix! WARNING PIC HEAVY!!!!!! Didnt get into all the odds and ends just took all the pix of the build.

















Donor




























Butt, Butt, Butt smh They will be coming off and be soldered back up!

This is what I am left w/ after sifting and weeding out the cancer in that harness! Ready for friction tape!







1st step AquaKlean!



RustBlast!




And the finished product RustSeal!










Also had to grind down my shaft to due its monstrosity length.


Then BAM!!!! Sitting in Ivans house when I get the call that the plate has been shipped and it will arrive in a few days. Checking the tracking as everyday passed. Finally it came to my job!!! And thats when I started to get the VR into the bus for the mock up!!!



And VOILA!!!! 2 times a charm!












Couldnt bring myself to do the welds!

Finished product!













































Im getting the engine ready to sandblast, paint and refresh!!!
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by vw57drvr on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:20 pm

I thought a VR was a v6.
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:52 pm

First off let me say, good work. A VR is a v6 but only 15 degrees and under a single head.
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by Jon65 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:00 pm

Wow, that looks really cool.Cool

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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by sploval53 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Bad ass. Where are you going to mout the radiator
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by callahan on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:17 pm

been watching your thread on kcw. super cool build
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by bansheelos on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:53 am

Im cheesing!!!

Getting the engine ready to prime and paint!







Hey sexxxy, looking good 2 days later!

Got my monster notches for the rear cut up, now they just need to be welded up!

So I got up early on Sat. and started to mock up the engine/trans raise and came up w/ this.



Boogie is not impressed lol

So I got the cutting for the eng/trans raise done so I wanted to get the block mated to the trans and cut up the vanagon decklid, so I figured I would cut the lid first then move on to mating the block. I got the lid cut to size when all of a sudden the angle grinder skipped up and was in my glove and did this.

4 stitches later I was pissed that I didnt get the block mated sooooo I took a vicodone that night, went to the in laws for dinner the next and then slapped the block on the trans w/ 1 good hand lol




Granted the pan is not on but it will disappear behind the bumper. Gotta cut the moustache bar down.


Just a reference to see where the block comes up to on the stock decklid.


That was the ending to my eventful weekend, full steam ahead!!!
Got the finalized bar bolted up. Gotta make another mount bracket on the passenger side. But looks pretty good!




First 2 boxes of goodies came. Delcity on monday and Wagenswest in 3wks!!!!!!!!! 👍👍🍿

New wheels for the BVR. Thought it was a direct fit but I didnt do enough research. Gotta do some things to make them fit.

4x4 status lol

Driver side ready for the notch

Pass. side is ready for the notch

Started to test fit the vanagon decklid and came across these on the back of the panels. Pretty cool I thought!

Decklid




Look at the size of that hole! I went from virgin to porn star status! lol

My BVR is getting dusty!

I cut it Gilbert!

Back end

Got the seat in and...

Fits like a glove!

Soon

Harnesses are a go. Over.

Wiring this weekend was a beach but I got the majority of the wiring ran from the front to back!



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In the lab w/ wiring! Got the headlights (low beam), parking lights and hazards working. Onto the high beams and turns.

The Lab.

Makin' it happen

The rear


The product!


Motor Work!


These came today! I have been waiting for this!

Whip it good!!!





Before (stock)

After (beam and dropped spindles)

Productive day. Got her on all 4 wheels and started the box out for the decklid





Gonna need that notch stat lol

Boxing it out!


This is what Im looking forward to.

Almost done w/ the bar!

Finally brought the heart home!


Orange is a little more vibrant than the bus lol

Started mocking up the radiator underneath the bus. Gonna have to run the slimmest fans ever know to man :laugh:

Also got a little weld time in w/ the raise. Better than I expected. Def is a solid piece back there! Gotta grind down the bottom of the decklid so it will sit flush on the tubing.

Put in some good hours today.Test fitted the wheels.



Added a cig lighter.

Relocating the ebrake.

Slapped on the KEP plate and flywheel on. Gotta get some new pressure plate bolts. Any ideas?

Finalizing the rear decklid, got the tubing welded up to the body now I just need to weld the decklid to the tubing.




I got my shortened belt in today also slapped on my aluminum pulley. Crank pulley needs to be touched up lol

Drained the trans and it looked like a coffee machine lol


Also tagged the girl!

Rainy day just didnt stop me test fitting the motor!






Ride height w/ the motor in! Lovely

Front height

Rear height

Ahhhhh


Happy



Tried to see if I can manage the vr stock downpipe and nope lol Gonna have to make some custom piping. That should be fun.



Wiring part2. Brought the rest of the wiring to get it situated.


And this leads me to where I am at today w/ the bus. Main concerns right now is my cooling, fuel storage/location, shiftrod setup and rear notch. Gonna slap the rad underneath the bus between the frame rails and fabricate a duct. Basketball 
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by fluxcap on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:33 am

Dang dude, you have put a ton of time and work into that thing. I'm sure you are dying to get it finished and go for a spin. Great job so far, can't wait to see it finished.

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:53 am

Iv seen this on KCW  were are u planing on puting the gas tank
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by zabo on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:12 am

that wiring looks insane Shocked 
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by bansheelos on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:58 am

fluxcap wrote:Dang dude, you have put a ton of time and work into that thing. I'm sure you are dying to get it finished and go for a spin. Great job so far, can't wait to see it finished.
You have no idea!!! I am ready to back that thing out of the garage and punch the gas pedal Laughing

DOODLE BUGG wrote:Iv seen this on KCW were are u planing on puting the gas tank
The gas tank is probably my hardest task. W/ the motor/trans raise I have cut down the size of the stock location. I was looking at first using a vanagon tank but thats not looking promising. A fuel cell looks good but it would probably have to be 10 gallons or less to run in the stock location. I would like to get something custom and use the VR pump/sender. Thats just dreaming though. Any ideas?

zabo wrote:that wiring looks insane Shocked
Im a fan of wiring but I gotta say it took longer than expected. Nights walked in the house and I couldnt even see straight b/c of the diagrams and numerous connection for the wire extensions. But 80% of the wiring is done so on to turning the wrench again!
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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by Jon65 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:46 pm

Dang. You are really good with picturing your progress. When I work on something, I get so caught up in the work that I can't even remember to take a picture.Laughing

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Re: 78 CE Bus VR! BVR

Post by bansheelos on Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:37 am

Jon65 wrote:Dang. You are really good with picturing your progress. When I work on something, I get so caught up in the work that I can't even remember to take a picture.Laughing
1. Photography is my second hobby Laughing
2. Im away from the Bus a majority of the day so when I am in the office I observe the pictures that I take and brainstorm away. My imagination sucks, I need pictures.
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