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by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Orlando!
Replies: 38
Views: 14557

Re: Greetings from Orlando!

If your car still has the original gearshift knob, it will tell you if it's a three speed or more likely, a four speed. The three speed is highly sought after by many members. I don't recommend mixing bias and radial tires. However, you may not have any spare unless you keep a bias for that purpose....
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Orlando!
Replies: 38
Views: 14557

Re: Greetings from Orlando!

The last set of tires I bought came from Tires-Easy at (877) 253-6191. If I remember correctly, they were Dutch tires (Vredestein or something like that.) They've been on my truck for about a year and seem to be fine.
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Orlando!
Replies: 38
Views: 14557

Re: Greetings from Orlando!

For tires, you'll need to decide whether you want to stay with the original bias ply (4.80 x 10) or go to radials (5.20 x 10.) There are no tires made in a radial whitewall (damn) so if you want whitewalls you'll need to stay with the primitive technology of bias tires. I'd recommend that you run bl...
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Orlando!
Replies: 38
Views: 14557

Re: Greetings from Orlando!

White Post is very spendy! Look for a cheaper resleever. (Maybe the one in Upland, CA .... can't remember the name.) Look on the lock for a number (like F650.) Then put a note here asking for the number of the key you need. If that is unsuccessful, any good locksmith should be able to make what you ...
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Subie newbie Young 360
Replies: 13
Views: 6740

Re: Subie newbie Young 360

Welcome! Where do you live? Billy Paul has just made excellent reproductions of the dome lens. Good luck with your car. Roger Ward
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 11273

Re: Hello From Michigan

Andy, Welcome to the club. There's a lot of information on this site if you have the patience and interest to uncover it. Good luck with your car! Roger
by rogerbhp
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Top Gear on History
Replies: 26
Views: 11412

Re: Hello from Top Gear on History

Welcome! I suggest that you (and everyone who hasn't) should list their location permanently in their postings. It will help others who want to help you.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new member South Lake Tahoe, CA
Replies: 25
Views: 11097

Re: new member South Lake Tahoe, CA

Mike: Carl got it partly right when he gave you that advice; here's what he was actually trying to say: club policy requires that whenever a newby (that's you) joins the club with more than one 360, he is obligated to share with the club members who don't yet have enough 360s to fill their needs. Fu...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in Ventura, California
Replies: 42
Views: 17876

Re: New Member in Ventura, California

Kyle, The NOS hinges I have (not latches) are those pictured on your van, just above the holes where the tail lights go. If yours are good, then I would not replace them. Knowing if they need replacement is part of getting to know your van and what the condition is of each component. Until you reall...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in Ventura, California
Replies: 42
Views: 17876

Re: New Member in Ventura, California

Kyle, before buying any parts, you're be well advised to: (1st) Go out and spend hours completely familiarizing yourself with your van. Write down every question that comes to mind and make a list of the parts you think you'll need. (2nd) Go visit someone (or several someones) who have a van and pic...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New from norcal
Replies: 6
Views: 3675

Re: New from norcal

Welcome to the club, Zac. There's a lot of help and information here if you're willing to dig thru and find it. Unfortunately for prospective van buyers, there's not much to choose from .... and what is available tends to be spendy. That said, vans in varying condition do turn up from time to time. ...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 5703

Re: New member

Check your PMs for a mechanic referral .... and welcome to the club!
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy
Replies: 15
Views: 6541

Re: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy

The van in IL looks about average - for an Illinois vehicle. If there is no rust in the floors, I'd say it's worth $2500 - $3000. They turn up occasionally so you should not get crazy over this particular vehicle. I assume it does not run, so it will be that much more difficult for the owner to sell...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy
Replies: 15
Views: 6541

Re: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy

There's a van on ebay now -- in Illinois, I think.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy
Replies: 15
Views: 6541

Re: New member - IL - Looking to learn and buy

Hi and welcome! First, figure out which model you want: sedan, van or pickup. Then, buy the very best example that you can(or cannot) afford. Then, plan to chase parts almost indefinitely, as there's not much in the way of parts to be had. Keep spending money you don't have for paint, chrome, etc. F...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member here from SF Bay Area!
Replies: 25
Views: 9657

Re: New member here from SF Bay Area!

Get the very best 360 you can, without much regard to the price. The price you pay to dig out rust or replace irreplaceable parts or paint it or upgrade upholstery will pale when compared with having paid a little more for a better vehicle. Ask me how I know.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1970 Van - Samba - Appraisal Help - What is the value?
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

Re: 1970 Van - Samba - Appraisal Help - What is the value?

What city are the vans in/near? It could make a difference in the value. I'd suggest you post pics and a description here and see what comments you get.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Search isn't working correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 6368

Re: Search isn't working correctly

I've used the "search" function only a few times; the results have always been unsatisfactory.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "Plug-in installer"
Replies: 12
Views: 7191

Re: "Plug-in installer"

No matter how little you know about computers, Ed, there's someone who knows less -- me!
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in Ventura, California
Replies: 42
Views: 17876

Re: New Member in Ventura, California

Kyle, The next time you're in my area (Arcadia), send me a PM and stop by. Right now, I have two vans (both visiting), two trucks (both mine, one restored) and another truck (mine, disassembled.) If you need him, I have a mobile mechanic who goes on-site to work on 360s; I guess he would come to Ven...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Black Subie
Replies: 14
Views: 7325

Re: Black Subie

Welcome to the group! As you know, Dwayne's van was heavily modified and a long way from stock; before you buy any parts for it, be sure they'll be usable.
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in Ventura, California
Replies: 42
Views: 17876

Re: New Member in Ventura, California

Kyle, As a long time 360 nut, I feel an obligation to help out newbies whenever I can. The bad news is that there are dozens of 360 vans in SoCal; most of them are partial restos which the owners have given up on: too much money spent on the project and no availability of parts. The good news is tha...
by rogerbhp
7 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 5010

Re: New member from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Hi, Mark, Although rare, vans do turn up occasionally. Be aggressive about looking for one and have your money ready so you can move quickly when and if one becomes available. Get as much of an education as possible in advance, so you know what you're looking at. Very important: get the most complet...
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member (Joe)
Replies: 12
Views: 5734

Re: New member (Joe)

Welcome from a SoCal Subaru fan!! If you're inclined to look at my finished truck, you're welcome to visit me in Arcadia. I'll call you soon!! Roger Ward
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Moon Xmas Party - 12/8/12 - Irwindale, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Moon Xmas Party - 12/8/12 - Irwindale, CA

One of the best car shows of the year is almost here: Mooneyes on 12/8/12 at the Irwindale Raceway (just outside L.A.) !! Last year I had a friend of mine fly here from New Zealand specifically to attend -- (it's that good, particularly if you like kustoms!!) For anyone who wants to see the Toon Tru...
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from the great white nord! :D
Replies: 15
Views: 6763

Re: Hello from the great white nord! :D

Along with old one (Wayne), I say welcome to the club! Where are you? Roger
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings!! Saving a 360 sambar.
Replies: 9
Views: 5277

Re: Greetings!! Saving a 360 sambar.

Drew, welcome to the club! I may be parting out a complete pickup; watch this site for notification as I will post here if I do (or maybe I will make a Tiki Truck out of it. We'll see.)
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from oregon
Replies: 18
Views: 7678

Re: hello from oregon

I just figured out your friend has a 360 pickup .... still need pics, though. If you're interested, you can see my restored pickup on facebook; try Roger's Subaru 360 truck.
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from oregon
Replies: 18
Views: 7678

Re: hello from oregon

Not good enough, whitevamp: we need to know if you have a 360, which model .... and pictures would be nice, too.
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Need Distributor Cap - 1969
Replies: 15
Views: 8198

Re: Need Distributor Cap - 1969

I'd suggest that you post an introduction and tell us something about your car and yourself. Speaking only for myself, I'm put off by seeing your very first post asking for a hard-to-find part.
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My 360
Replies: 8
Views: 4039

Re: My 360

Welcome to the club! Let us know if you need any help with your new car.
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from the chilly Northwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6683

Re: New member from the chilly Northwest

Welcome aboard! You'll like the club; the members will do whatever they can to help (although we're limited by the lack of parts.) I'd like to have a UV to go with my Rampside.
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern California
Replies: 29
Views: 32535

Re: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern Californ

Hello, Garnet, As far as the windshields go, I've heard that story before about the cut-down Toyota effort but I don't believe it's ever been done successfully. If you can find one, the best way to go is to find a re-pop and put it in (but you'll lose the stainless trim around the glass.) I have sev...
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern California
Replies: 29
Views: 32535

Re: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern Californ

Hi, Although most club members won't agree and will want you to keep it an original Subaru 360, I say go for your plan! Don't throw away any part, no matter how small, as there is someone who will need it. Once you get it going (fast), you'll need to figure out how to make it stop. There has been so...
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ebay Question
Replies: 12
Views: 6700

Ebay Question

I just looked up "Subaru 360" on ebay and see there are 38 pages of stuff that won't fit the car: disc brake calipers, 15" hubcaps, 16 pc seat cover sets. etc. Does anyone know if there's a way to actually access parts for the 360 without scrolling through 38 pages of bullshit?
by rogerbhp
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 2 Vans For Sale On Ebay In San Diego (not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 2833

2 Vans For Sale On Ebay In San Diego (not mine)

There are two vans for sale in San Diego on ebay. I might be interested in the unfinished one if it's not too much money. (Garm?)
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: From Indianapolis,In. Hello everybody
Replies: 16
Views: 8595

Re: From Indianapolis,In. Hello everybody

Welcome to the club !! Parts are always a struggle .... but you'll work it out. Good luck with your 360 !! (Pics??)
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Minnesota New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 7459

Re: Another Minnesota New Member

Check & polish the rotor, points and distributor contacts. Make sure you get some new gas; gas that old will almost certainly foul the carburetor. Turn the engine by hand to see if it's free before you start cranking it -- or put it in 4th gear and rock it to see if it's free. If you get it running,...
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: NEW GUY
Replies: 15
Views: 8056

Re: NEW GUY

I have one new repopped windshield and (probably) one good used original windshield. If you don't come up with parts that are closer to you, PM me and I'll check on what I have.
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 23
Views: 11473

Re: New Member

Hello, Jan, Welcome to the Club!! If you do get a Subaru 360, it won't be easy restoring/maintaining it (as you'll be a rarity in Germany), but it can be done! The club members are as helpful as they can be. Parts are always difficult but there's a lot of expertise available thru the club on how to ...
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Orlando, Fl
Replies: 13
Views: 6972

Re: New member from Orlando, Fl

Rob Patton: A sedan gas tank just showed up on ebay. Good luck with your car and welcome to the club!
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Elsloo, Nederland, Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 12405

Re: New member from Elsloo, Nederland, Europe

I just called Tony Rish in Connecticut, the guy who repopped the synchros. He says the club has (had?) several sets available to club members. If the club is sold out, I have a pair I can let go. Talk to the club first; then, if necessary, send me a PM.
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Elsloo, Nederland, Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 12405

Re: New member from Elsloo, Nederland, Europe

Synchros were reproduced about a year ago and should still be around. If you need the info on who repopped them, I'll try to find it. Welcome (back) to the club!!
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from St. Louis!
Replies: 4
Views: 3439

Re: New member from St. Louis!

Welcome to the club!! I have a newly restored pickup .... and I have a 1962 Rampside, also. The plan is to restore the Rampside and then take both restored trucks to car shows, park them side by side with the ramps down and put a sign in the windshield saying "When I grow up, I want to be a Corvair....
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 owner in AZ
Replies: 24
Views: 12300

Re: New 360 owner in AZ

Welcome to the club!!! You'll find a lot of help here ... but parts are always difficult (and can be costly) ... but driving the cars makes it all worthwhile. You should really try to get to Upland this weekend. I'm having brain surgery on the 31st and am still trying and hoping to be there.
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: WV 360
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Re: WV 360

Welcome to the club!!
by rogerbhp
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new club member blair
Replies: 15
Views: 10431

Re: new club member blair

Welcome, Blair. I hope you're able to find the parts you need. This is a good club and I'm sure the members will help however they can.
by rogerbhp
10 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new member from SoCal
Replies: 14
Views: 8937

Re: new member from SoCal

If you're in the Arcadia area, you're welcome to come by and see my truck and the project I'm working on. Roger Ward (310) 345-1409
by rogerbhp
14 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Trade Legacy for a 360...worht it?
Replies: 3
Views: 4223

I wouldn't recommend any 360 for the kind of use you're talking about. They can be made pretty reliable but there's still the comfort factor. No A/C, tight seating area, etc. That particular truck has had a lot of body work; when I had it, it was red with a lot of dents. It was pretty much rust-free...
by rogerbhp
14 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Trade Legacy for a 360...worht it?
Replies: 3
Views: 4223

Is this a lime green pickup with California plates? If so, I owned it a few years ago. Roger Ward