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Hi, all.

Just found this site yesterday.

I bought a used sandrail this past weekend and while looking for online parts suppliers I found this site.

I had a vw sandrail about 25yrs ago. Had it for two years and sold it. I had a blast with it. Back then you could go just about anywhere, not like today with the land all fenced off, private and state.

I had a small fishing boat but didn't use it hardly at all. I sold it and got to itching for a new toy. I remembered the fun I had with my last rail and so decided to get another one. Nothing fancy, just something to drive the desert backroads with. I have no intentions of going to the dunes with it, not my thing. It's not one of those high $$$ setups (that I really like alot but can't afford), just something to take out once in awhile to hit the backroads with.

I bought it from an older couple (actually close to my age, 50's), two seater, stock 1600 with bus transaxle. Engine pretty nice looking with some chrome accessories so it's not ugly. It is really low geared as the previous owner said it was built for climbing the dunes. Top speed he said is about 50mph on level ground. Fast enough to hurt myself I'm sure but wondering if it will be sufficient for backroads driving.

So since it's been awhile since I've worked on a vw rail, I may be seeking advice and help if I get stuck on something. Looks like there's some folks here who know a thing or two about vw off-roaders.

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Welcome aboard sir! Lets see some pics of your new toy when you get a chance!


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WELCOME,,,Rickman,,askaway!


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Welcome. With a stock 3 rib gearing and 28" tall tires you should be able to go 50 mpg at 3000 rpms. Much faster with a stock suspension gets real interesting.

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OK, update.

My brother and I took it out for an initial ride to check it out. Started OK, but wouldn't idle for nothing. Took off down a dirt road out by Happy Camp just west of Superior. Ran OK, had to keep feathering the gas to get over the flat spot and when revving it would occasionally backfire through the carb. But overall not too bad.

Over the next week or so, I found some info on adjusting the 34PICT3 carb. Went through the procedure about 3 or 4 times using the tach that is on the rail. Sounded better and idled better. Took the wife, sister and brother out for a day of riding. Couldn't get past 2nd gear. Engine would spit and sputter and die. Tried tweaking the carb again with no improvement. Played around with it for an hour or so and gave up. Bad day with the rail and pretty disappointed.

Not knowing what I actually had motor wise, I took some people's advice here and gave BugZyla a call. Dropped the rail off and had him check it out. Apparently the carb was so screwed up that it was dumping gas and washed down the cylinder walls and screwed up the rings. I asked Daryll about some options and decided to have him put in a stock 1600DP.

I also had Daryll do some fab work on the T-Trailer to make it easier to load/unload the rail from the trailer. Great work by Daryll.

Now waiting for a few parts to arrive and I will put them on and take it out for another ride. At least now I know I have a good motor. Looking forward to takin' her out for spin... and the wife is looking forward to it too.

Specs from what I know:
1600DP
34PICT3 Carb
Bosch SVDC Distributor with electronic module
Bosch Blue Coil
1 1/2 Tri-Mill exhaust
Degreed Power Pulley
Bus Swing Axle (has the reduction boxes at each wheel)

Next is to figure out what size tire to run on the rear. It currently has 15 inchers on the rear and 14's on the front. I do want to go to 15's on the front as well but maybe a narrower tire.





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I love the little T-Trailers. Buddy had one built with a center C-Chanel. he had an inline skate boggie the would pin to the center of the rail under the beam and it would glide it up onto the trailer.


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The previous owner welded a U-shaped piece of metal to ride on the center bar. He also welded a stop on the center bar to stop the rail. He ran the rail on too far once and destroyed the spare tire and carrier on the back of his small SUV. In one of the pics you can see where Daryll fabricated an extra "ramp" with round tubing to assist in getting the rail on and off of this trailer. It was a two person job to get off before.

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His tariler would also stand up on the back end for a simple storage if the rail was not on it. Took up little space. Who ever did the 1st build on it did a lot of work making it user friendly


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Sweet looking Rail and trailer. I'm glad Daryll got things working for you.


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A few more pics.

Bus swingaxle with reduction boxes. Left rear.


Reduction box Left rear looking from front.


Front (Gotta get some narrower tires for the front)


Rear


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I like your rail, how is your new engine working out? also, are you going cut out the front brakes and put spindle mounts on the front to lighten up the weight? I was looking at your super trapp exhaust heard those can cut some of the ear piercing noise down while allowing the flow for performace, i was thinking about getting one myself how do you like yours?

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