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Cooling will be done with a new type 2 front grill and rad. Was gonna do an in bay dual radiator setup but decided to change as I've seen a few dome that way and they don't seem to cool very well. Ordered a grill from a guy in Mexico, unfortunately the new style front sheet metal is now unavailable so I'll be making that from scratch.
 

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Clutch linkage figured out, used the original clutch shaft from the bus trans to act as a z bar. Uses a split bus cable, it's 4 inches shorter than a baywindow cable. Probably will add a bowden tube to protect the cable.

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Made a bushing to keep shift rod only moving linear and rotational, subi trans shift rod comes out off to the side so had to make a universal shaft to join the bus to the subi trans. Mocked up and seems to be shifting good. I'll be switch the o ring for safety wire as soon as I find it in my mess.
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Anywho, not sure on total vehicle weight but the ride height so far is exactly the same with the swap. She'll probably weigh a bit more when all wrapped up but probably not much more.
 

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Small update, fedex screwing me right now been waiting over 2 weeks for parts.

Made a little adaptor to run a 1/8 npt temp sensor in the og vw coolant housing. Some place wanted 50 bucks for this part.

Took an off cut of aluminium I had and 10 minutes to cut one on my lathe.
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Got sheet metal over the weekend. Starting on the "doghouse". Words can't describe how much I don't like welding sheet metal but it's coming along pretty well so far.

Rad sits at a 10° angle to clear the inlet and outlet from the front frame area and save room by the pedals


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looks like I'll have enough room in the future to add and condensor behind the grill as well.

I'll be running a 16 inch slim line fan as a puller
 

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Tdi swap is back burnered for just a little bit. Dug out another bus to camp in while I build the tdi bus.

As soon as the red one is up and running with my old drive train I'll get re-started on the yellow westy.

Stay tuned!
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