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I finally got around to shooting some real-time video as the cars sits
today. As you can tell there are many videos between the youtube footage
and now, I will try and hasten their delivery. The white floppy things late
in the vid are a couple of Tie-Wraps subbing for windshield wipers. Going
fast sure creates a lot of wind noise.
Forgotten Volkswagen Single Cab
How does an old Volkswagen Single Cab get buried under 3 feet of dirt?
Took 45 years to bury this Volkswagen and almost 2 days to dig it out.
Have a look. Took the Syncro for a Sunday drive and spotted an old single
cab in the foothills outside Idaho Falls. This is nine hours worth of
digging condensed into a 15 minute video. It had been sitting in a wash
since 1967. It was buried under two feet of dirt but it's extremely rust
free given the circumstances. The drop gates hadn't seen the light of day
for 45 years. IF YOU HAVE A VOLKSWAGEN THAT NEEDS RESCUED OR KNOW OF ONE
GIVE US A CALL AT (208)200-6053. We also consign Volkswagens if you have
one you want to sell. Thanks Skeeters.
Thanks for all the phone calls and emails about Forgotten VW's that we have
received. This video has helped rescue several abandoned and otherwise
forgotten VW's that may have been left for dead including a very cool 1960
VW Double Cab that we got out of Missouri that had been sitting since 1965.
We also recently returned from Mission Viejo California where we picked up
a 1961 SO-23 Westfalia. This bus had been sitting since 1980. We got a
tip on that bus after someone saw the Forgotten Single Cab video. Give us
a call today if you know of one. Thanks again. Skeeters (208)200-6053
Music by http://www.danosongs.com Big Thanks to Danosongs for the awesome
royalty free music that really made this video. Buy "Crawled out of a
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod ~ Running Day 1
So the first day off the trailer we took out the car and it died on us
leaving us stranded. Started troubleshooting with the builder and found
out it wasn't getting spark. Tracing wires we found that the ballast
resistor wire had been pulled out of the spade connector. Simple fix so
we're back up and running. More videos to come.
My Beetle reborn
My first car was was a 1969 Automatic-Stickshift VW Beetle. I drove it for
4 years, and it took a beating. It was garaged for 18 years, until I
decided to rebuild it.
Will this bug float? You dont want to miss this next contestant try in a
HOW TO: Super Clean Your Windshield
Check out our new updated "express" version of this video:
"HOW TO SUPER CLEAN YOUR WINDSHIELD... SUPER FAST!"
We found Rain-X, Invisible Glass and 0000 steel wool on Amazon.com.
Click here to find Rain-X: http://tinyurl.com/n2st8rb
Click here to find Invisible Glass: http://tinyurl.com/kws3yrh
Click here to find steel wool: http://tinyurl.com/qjxyzn9
We demonstrate how to make the windshield of your RV or car cleaner and
clearer. We'll show you how to improve the clarity of the glass and
UPDATE: A viewer wrote to say that he experienced some areas of scratching
after trying this. I've never heard of it scratching before, so I just did
a little Googling, and while there seem to be some people who question
using steel wool, others swear by it. Some also think you should never us
a razor blade on glass, and others do it all the time. One suggestion was
to use wet steel wool (of course it will then rust, so pitch it
afterwards). Another mentioned buying something called "Poli-Flex
Rubberized Clayblock" for cleaning. Although I cannot guarantee that
scratching is impossible, many people who've tried steel wool since seeing
this video have been thrilled with the results. Either way, proceed slowly
and with caution and at your own risk.
After a little time goes by, every windshield gets a little hazy. That
goes double for autos that are towed right behind a large motorhome. Using
our toad (towed car), we show you how to use fine steel wool, Rain-X and
Invisible Glass to make your view just a little bit clearer.
Although our car's windshield has a lot of little nicks from over 9 years
of being towed around North America, we still want to keep it as clear as
possible. Regular washing can't remove the fine dirt that gets into the
pores of the glass, so we use a little detailer's trick that we learned
years ago: 0000 steel wool. While you'd expect that steel wool would
scratch the glass, it's exactly the opposite. Just like furniture makers
use extra-fine steel wool to rub out the surface of the wood after each
coat of stain, it polishes glass the same way. Everybody we've told about
this little detailing trick seemed really surprised that steel wool does
not scratch glass.
NOTE: We mention using fine 0000 steel wool in this video. It is EXTREMELY
FLAMMABLE, and care should be used in storing and using it. To see our
video demonstrating how to start a fire using only steel wool and a 9-volt
battery, click here:
The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf
Rag from 1899.
DO YOUR RV SLIDE TOPPERS NEED REPLACING? Tough Top Awnings are thicker and
stronger than OEM fabric and cost far less too! Get higher-quality fabric
and save at least half the cost by replacing your slide toppers yourself.
Watch RVgeeks' Slide Topper Installation Video to see how easy it is -
http://youtu.be/7EXgaoRNkYg - and visit http://www.toughtopawnings.com for
complete details. Be sure to tell Ray (the owner) "RVgeeks sent me!"
RV Geeks offers basic DIY (do it yourself) RV service, repair, maintenance
and travel tips from full-time RVers who have been handling most of their
own maintenance since hitting the road in 2003.
Be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with
your particular recreational vehicle. Every type of motorhome, motorcoach,
fifth wheel, travel trailer, bus conversion, camper and toy hauler is
different, so your systems may not be the same as ours.
RVgeeks is proud to be affiliated with RVtravel.com.
While we're not RV technicians, we're very mechanically inclined and have
learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own
minor service, maintenance and repair work on our 2005 43' Newmar Mountain
Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39' Fleetwood Bounder
Diesel during our first two years on the road.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about
maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than 10 years on the
road, we want to share what we've learned (some of it the hard way). ;-)
We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, saving some time,
money and effort, while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.
We do not pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know
about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in
general, and diesel pushers in particular.
Comments welcome! Thanks for watching!