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by crcpinz
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: A Quick Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: A Quick Introduction

Welcome! First gear is for steep inclines only, or for going very slow. You can easily start rolling in second gear. No asbestos in the wind tunnel. What you have there is a thin foam-type material that breaks up to clog your air filter and cooling fins. Remove it. It was placed there to minimize no...
by crcpinz
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 24v DC to AC converter - actual user input wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 3860

Re: 24v DC to AC converter - actual user input wanted

I have a Tripp-Lite PV2400FC inverter with extra batteries. It converts 24v DC to 110v AC and works flawlessly and can power many things. A battery integrator takes care of the battery charging. It's big and heavy, but I have a K, and there are smaller ones, depending on your needs. I can even power...
by crcpinz
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Would you rent your pinzgauer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: Would you rent your pinzgauer?

Can't understand the reason to do it.
by crcpinz
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Dogs in a Pinz Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

Re: Dogs in a Pinz Question

I have a K. The problem I see is in case of an accident there are a lot of places to bump around, especially with all the radios in back, so I travel very slow when my dogs are with me. There are harnesses that can hold them back with the rear seat belts, but I don't have any yet. My dachshund once ...
by crcpinz
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Replacement side mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9540

Re: Replacement side mirrors

Those look really nice. They are definitely tougher than the original ones, which were designed (I think) so that they could easily be turned in in order to be able to swing the door open all the way forward.
by crcpinz
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Roof rack opinions
Replies: 20
Views: 5648

Re: Roof rack opinions

I agree that the color of the material is almost irrelevant; the cooling would be substantial anyway. The rack has the added convenience of its use as an observation platform. I'd also be concerned with topheaviness, and would use it to carry light, bulky stuff. I hava a K and don't like the high ce...
by crcpinz
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: WTB Original working Speedometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4598

Re: WTB Original working Speedometer

I repaired mine, and I have few mechanical skills. Just follow the instructions on a post here somewhere. The alternative is expensive. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-100-km-h-Motometer-SPEEDOMETER-GAUGE-Military-Pinzgauer-MERCEDES-UNIMOG-404S-/141463810584?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=i...
by crcpinz
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Axle assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 5392

Re: Axle assembly

Thank you Buzz. I totally agree that you should use your tools. I'll be extra careful with the gluing of my boots to avoid water getting in.
by crcpinz
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Axle assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 5392

Re: Axle assembly

Congrats on your tool box. I should have gotten a set when they were available but were unwilling to pay $660 for it at the time. I thought the split boots were better. I didn't tear the original boots off; they got brittle and cracked. The split boots look less inclined to do that, but time will te...
by crcpinz
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinzgauer On Curvy Roads
Replies: 20
Views: 4636

Re: Pinzgauer On Curvy Roads

Andre, wish you were here.
by crcpinz
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor Death!
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: Wiper Motor Death!

OK, Mr. Stekay. Actually my mechanic makes them from parts of an old german printing press, and he says he's never seen bronze (yes, please excuse me) as hard as this.
by crcpinz
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor Death!
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: Wiper Motor Death!

Ok, so my new mechanic, who lives way on the other side of town and specializes on old VWs, made a new bushing out of very good german brass, and the wiper motor now works like new, fast and smooth. $110 was the bill.
by crcpinz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: So..the new Jurassic World teaser is out..
Replies: 16
Views: 5004

Re: So..the new Jurassic World teaser is out..

Cool, but I thought you'd want a K for that. Just sayin'.
by crcpinz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor Death!
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: Wiper Motor Death!

It seems there is a brass bushing in front that needs to be replaced sometimes. I'm taking mine to the VW mechanic tomorrow (he has made some bushings before) because older VWs and Porsches have the same motor.
by crcpinz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper Motor Death!
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: Wiper Motor Death!

Can you please elaborate on how you placed feeler gauges around the armature to center it before tightening up the screws? I should have thought of this, I know.