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Palepainter December 23rd, 2010 07:37 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
 
Thanks for that!!!!!

mikeridesbikes December 23rd, 2010 07:58 PM

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also look into boat windshield wiper arms. i saw some at west marine the other day and i thought of this forum. lol

Palepainter December 23rd, 2010 08:04 PM

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Thanks, I have the arms. I chopped mine down and rewelded them. I just need the blades. I thought maybe there would be a hot rod supply that may carry them. The MG ones on Ebay won't work. They have a different attachment.

denisesewa December 23rd, 2010 08:19 PM

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2 Attachment(s)
I just built my wipers and they work great , I shortened the arms and then removed the outer pivots from the original ( 1972 ) blades leaving just the center section , went to car quest and bought a single straight blade from a flat windshield truck part # 651-180 and cut it into sections 7 1/2" long, drilled holes in both ends matching the holes in the original blades center section and ground out just a bit from the center of the new blade to clear the pivot, couple stainless screws and nylocks and thats it.
Rained and sleeted today so had a good test and they work great.
I spent hours in the junk yard looking at headlight wipers ect. and ended up with a $9, 20 minute fix.
If you go this way make sure you get a blade long enough to get two out of, I know your windshied is taller than mine.
Sorry for the lousy pics but its dark and raining out right now.

bugdust December 23rd, 2010 08:20 PM

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How about stock early wipers?
http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/De...=111955425AGRZ

denisesewa December 23rd, 2010 08:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bugdust (Post 493463)

cut down early blades will work but with the single attachment point they are kinda wimpy and pretty expensive plus you need to adapt the early arm to the late model base, dont waste your money on the crap ones made in India

Palepainter December 26th, 2010 06:05 PM

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Thanks for the ideas denisesewa!! I appreciate it. I have to get the glass done hopefully in the next week or so.

I finished up the ragtop assembly refurbishing. Installed the mechanisms. I had to make new nylon bushings for the rollers on the back slider section. I found some pieces at the hardware store that were close, then I finished them to the proper dimensions both ID and OD. They seem to work fine with a bit of grease on the metal axle.

Palepainter December 26th, 2010 06:32 PM

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If anyone has tire size knowledge, I was wondering if 295/50/15 tires will work on the 10 in wide rims. I have tried to find the info on the net, but not finding rim size advice to coordinate with the tires in metric dimensions.

DRTSLNGER4 December 26th, 2010 07:20 PM

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Mike Here is a pic of mine it has 295/50/15's on 10" wheels

denisesewa December 26th, 2010 07:41 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 493751)
If anyone has tire size knowledge, I was wondering if 295/50/15 tires will work on the 10 in wide rims. I have tried to find the info on the net, but not finding rim size advice to coordinate with the tires in metric dimensions.

Summit recommendation from cooper tire's 295-50-15 is 10 inch rim.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/COO-39602/

Palepainter December 26th, 2010 07:48 PM

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Hell ya. You guys rule!!

V8SuperBeetle December 28th, 2010 11:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by denisesewa (Post 493758)
Summit recommendation from cooper tire's 295-50-15 is 10 inch rim.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/COO-39602/

:grin::thumbsup:

Steve December 28th, 2010 03:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 493458)
Thanks, I have the arms. I chopped mine down and rewelded them. I just need the blades. I thought maybe there would be a hot rod supply that may carry them. The MG ones on Ebay won't work. They have a different attachment.

The project is kicking ASS Mike!! :bow:

What about the blades used on some of the fancy cars with the headlight wipers? I think a lot of Mercedes and Volvos had those. Not sure of the attachment part though...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VOLVO...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volvo...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LAND-...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Headl...Q5fAccessories

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/...496200d9b2.jpg

tirezan December 28th, 2010 06:16 PM

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Yep Mike 295 50 15's will work on those 10 inch wheels.Tires are what I have done for the past 22 years come Jan. 8th. The 295's are pretty short. If you want a taller tire I would suggest a 275 60 15. It will still go on your 10 inch wheels. If you want I have all the specs on Coopers as I am a Cooper dealer. All the info is at my shop. If you want I can look it up tomorrow. I also highly suggest the Cooper Cobra. A great tire with a wide range of sizes and a proven tread design. I have ran them on several of my rides. Best bang for the buck for sure.

Palepainter December 28th, 2010 09:36 PM

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Thanks so much for the assistance guys. I appreciate the links Steve. You are da man. I had seen some of those on Ebay. I am going to check out some of them in person this weekend at a local automotive supply.

Alan,
Thanks for that other dimension. I will see if there is a local Cooper dealer that may have either in stock. I have been spending some time blasting the rims to get them ready for paint. I have been debating to have them powder coated, but it will be cheaper for me to spray them. If I can't get the answers I need, I will be contacting you. Thanks again for everyone's help.

The knowledge never ends here.

markh December 30th, 2010 08:05 AM

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You done yet?

Palepainter December 30th, 2010 10:02 AM

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HAHAHAHAH. You will prob be done before me Mark. :)

I have been whittling away on the little stuff on it. Getting ready to do the interior stuff and pull the tranny.

tirezan December 30th, 2010 02:13 PM

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What color are the wheels going to be ?

Palepainter December 30th, 2010 02:37 PM

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Gloss black with red pinstripe around the edge.

tirezan December 30th, 2010 02:46 PM

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Have you considered black hammer finish? It is very hard and durable.Not to mention cheap. Just a thought.I used silver hammer finish on my axle and hairpins on my 32.

Palepainter December 30th, 2010 03:16 PM

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Got a pic?

tirezan December 30th, 2010 03:49 PM

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Sorry Mike I dont. Lowes has it for about 7$ a can, made by Rustoleum. Buy a can and experiment. The finish is like old tool boxes and underdash heaters, also some vintage electric heaters.

markh December 30th, 2010 04:16 PM

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OK, already, it's been what??? several hours now....




Are you done yet?


I want to see this thing on the street already.


Hahaha.

Palepainter December 30th, 2010 05:00 PM

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LOL... I would have had it done, but I am all out of beer. :)

lowski13 February 2nd, 2011 03:01 PM

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any updates? :D

tirezan February 2nd, 2011 03:13 PM

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Where are you at dude? I got beer. I also got something very cool from Cleveland Tn for you from our buddy George.

purplemyth February 2nd, 2011 03:38 PM

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I see him working on another smaller project at the moment~

~(@.@)~ I'm psychic :wink:

Palepainter March 11th, 2011 06:26 PM

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Well I haven't forgotten. :)

I took a month off of the car and built a couple of snowmobiles up for some winter family entertainment. Every zombie killer should have a winter ground attack vehicle.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/kawi55.jpg


I got back on the car this past week and started with the tranny and interior. Not a good idea to work on both at the same time. Dirt and grease not good for the interior stuff. HEHE.

I took the tranny down and replaced the seals and gaskets. Checked it out then pressure washed it and painted it. I also detailed out the remaining rear chassis once I had the tranny out.

I made floorboards for the front and got them to fit nicely. They await the stain and oil. I started to upholster the door panels this week as well. Everything is going pretty smooth.

I will be back in full force here trying to get this bad boy done for some great weather.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop341.jpg

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop342.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop343.jpg

Palepainter March 11th, 2011 06:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tirezan (Post 498556)
Where are you at dude? I got beer. I also got something very cool from Cleveland Tn for you from our buddy George.

Sorry Bro. Good to be back at it. What ya got?

purplemyth March 12th, 2011 04:21 AM

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BOUT TIME!







so, is it done yet? :grin:


yeah yeah, I know, but it's my job~ :funny:

Palepainter March 12th, 2011 06:24 AM

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Getting closer Carlene. If I could just get my wife to do the seat covers. HAHAHA

MrChainsaw March 12th, 2011 06:33 AM

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Shit is looking nice!

tirezan March 12th, 2011 09:02 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 503206)
Sorry Bro. Good to be back at it. What ya got?

I have the other emblem you wanted and an extra surprise. Hey, I have been away from the scene a while too.

Number1tileguy March 12th, 2011 09:19 AM

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Looking good!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: nice to see you back. :clapping:
Are you going to "Volkswagens on the Green"? and if so will the car be ready?

Palepainter March 12th, 2011 11:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Number1tileguy (Post 503262)
Looking good!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: nice to see you back. :clapping:
Are you going to "Volkswagens on the Green"? and if so will the car be ready?


It should be ready by then. I am planning on attending.

Alan, I sent you a PM.

Number1tileguy March 13th, 2011 07:15 AM

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That's Great! :dancing: I am trying to make it their with or without a car, so I hope to catch up with you.

"NOW GET TO WORK" :grin::grin::grin:

Palepainter March 13th, 2011 12:25 PM

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Today I got to finish up one of the door panels. I simply took the stock panel and stripped it then added new 1/4 in foam to the front surface then sprayed some more adhesive and laminated the material. I used hi strength contact glue to wrap the edges with about a 3/4 in over lap. I then added some wood details to compliment the floorboards. After finishing up the building, I stained and oiled everything, then assembled it. I just used a large washer behind the door handle to replace the factory trim piece.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop344.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop345.jpg

purplemyth March 13th, 2011 01:53 PM

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Looks good Mike!

That's what I did in dragon. Spray adhesive, over lap and a big washer , I just used 2 layers of quilt batting, made it a bit puffier, and extra sound deadening :)



oh, is it done yet? :grin:

MatteBlack March 14th, 2011 02:39 AM

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Great job on the door panels. I love all the wood but, don't know if I would have went with camo on the inside but, it does give me a cool idea you may like.

Have you considered sewing on cargo pockets and clip pockets to milspec looking canvas material before gluing it to the door card. It would look cool and be pretty useful. Maybe even cut-up some military surplus clothing.

How cool would it be to open the door and have it look like a cargo/utility vest?

Palepainter March 14th, 2011 07:40 AM

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Thanks for the ideas there Matte. I have considered making some pockets and also running a pistol belt on the door so I can use Alice clip attachments.

I am also custom covering the seats in the same Goretex Camo. It is all water proof stuff.

fernon March 14th, 2011 11:20 AM

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If your going to Camo the doors, at least use a good camo pattern.
:funny: :funny: :funny:

Looking good - By the way...



MatteBlack March 14th, 2011 02:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 503507)
Thanks for the ideas there Matte. I have considered making some pockets and also running a pistol belt on the door so I can use Alice clip attachments.

I am also custom covering the seats in the same Goretex Camo. It is all water proof stuff.

I am sure it will look better as it ties in to the seats. I just have that little voice in the back of my head wondering what is being camoflaged?

Palepainter March 14th, 2011 03:02 PM

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That is a cool print.

Palepainter March 15th, 2011 06:03 PM

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Got the transmission in tonight and started on the brakes. I blasted and painted the starter this eve as well.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop346.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop347.jpg

Badwaterbob March 15th, 2011 07:30 PM

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I am building my own general V, but as a ww2 bomber. Yes I am a new guy that hasnt figured out the site yet but my ride will thrill. My ride wil have a front engine Hemi through a turbo 350 chevy trans , feeding a ford 9 inch narrowed rear. The frame is 2x3 custom. The body has the rear and side windows welded in. The interior will be aluminium with aircraft style guages. Flat red trim with olive drab paint. Paint will be ww2 nose art inspired. I am a pilot and the cockpit will impress any pilot. I will post pix when I figure this site out. Thanks BWB

Palepainter March 16th, 2011 06:26 AM

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What's the hold up there Bob? Git r done.......

Palepainter March 17th, 2011 06:31 AM

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I started to assemble the brakes last eve. I blasted everything first then tried to remember how it all went back together. :) All new cylinders and lines.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop348.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop349.jpg

Mikelrome March 17th, 2011 02:59 PM

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I did this camo on my Subi.


Palepainter March 17th, 2011 05:04 PM

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Mikey likey!

Palepainter March 19th, 2011 11:30 AM

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Today I picked up the new clutch and pressure plate. I also got the tranny oil back in it. I am taking the wheels to get powder coated this week and mounting the big fatties in the rear. Working on the rest of the door panels this weekend. Pics later on.

V8SuperBeetle March 21st, 2011 07:48 AM

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Looking good!

Palepainter March 21st, 2011 01:40 PM

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Thanks! Going to keep the tall skinnies in the rear. 400 for the rear tires will not cut it in the budget to finish the build. I will blast and paint the rims. I will be selling the widened smoothies.

Rawbdad March 21st, 2011 03:50 PM

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OUCH!!!! Thats pricey. Can't wait for this summer to get our finished rods together. Yours will be much prettier though as I have opted to wait till next winter to paint...maybe get to know ya better for some help, lol.:love:

I haven't updated in awhile but I should be at the green rolling (Or my wife may kill me since the rod is our second daily driver).:wacko:

Palepainter March 21st, 2011 06:30 PM

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Good luck Rawbdad. I think we have plenty of time if we do not let it sneak up on us. I am pledging 2-3 hours a night until it is done. Tonight I got the rims sanded, blasted and primed. I also got the drivers door panel finished.

As soon as I get the rear drums on, I will be putting the wheels on. Then the motor goes in next. :panic:

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 04:19 PM

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Does anyone know if these center caps will work with stock VW wide 5 smoothies? I got the rear wheels painted tonight. Tomorrrow the red pinstripe. My drums should be here tomorrow.

Getting close to putting the motor back in. :dancing:

http://www.customwheelsdirect.com/im...W_5_lug_Sm.jpg

G00se March 23rd, 2011 05:07 PM

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Are they like this --------> Click Here

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 05:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by G00se (Post 504548)
Are they like this --------> Click Here

Yes, those are the ones I am going to order if they will fit on the rim.

G00se March 23rd, 2011 05:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 504549)
Yes, those are the ones I am going to order if they will fit on the rim.



From their site:
"Our chrome 5 lug center caps work on all wide 5 VW wheels. These cover the axle nut and brake drum, Giving your car that nice finished look. Sold as a pair."

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 05:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by G00se (Post 504550)
From their site:
"Our chrome 5 lug center caps work on all wide 5 VW wheels. These cover the axle nut and brake drum, Giving your car that nice finished look. Sold as a pair."


Thanks Goose. I need to get my eyes checked. :)

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 06:31 PM

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Shot of the shiney newly painted rims.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop350.jpg

tirezan March 23rd, 2011 06:50 PM

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Looks great Mike !!! I cant wait to see the red pinstripe added to the wheels. The Zombie Killer is definately going to be a car to never forget.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 06:56 PM

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Thanks Alan, I got the other cog ready to paint. I think it may get mounted on the center of the dash. Not sure yet.

tirezan March 23rd, 2011 07:01 PM

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That sounds cool, if you need another for the gas cap I could probably get one.

Palepainter March 23rd, 2011 07:22 PM

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Ya know, I set it up on the gas cap, and it looked a bit too repetitive. It took away from the one you already gave me as a focal point. The think the 3 spoke cap and the cog in the center work well.

Palepainter March 24th, 2011 04:12 PM

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Tonight I am working on the new brake rubbers and steel lines. I replace the parking brake cables and got the parking brake handle working properly. I also pinstriped the wheels at lunch.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop351.jpg

Badwaterbob March 24th, 2011 05:24 PM

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Love the pinstripes on the wheels. BWB

Budreaux March 24th, 2011 05:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 504667)
Tonight I am working on the new brake rubbers and steel lines. I replace the parking brake cables and got the parking brake handle working properly. I also pinstriped the wheels at lunch.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop351.jpg

At least use some damn armorall on those tires so they don;t bring the gorgeous rims down.

Palepainter March 24th, 2011 05:47 PM

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Eventually everything will get cleaned. And a painter never sprays Armorall in his shop if he knows whats good for him. :)

Budreaux March 24th, 2011 05:53 PM

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I was trying to help ya find a qwik fix.....:wink:

"cashthepainter March 24th, 2011 06:02 PM

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I have the center caps like what u are looking at on my 65 and I had to make little dents in them to make them fit

Palepainter March 24th, 2011 06:42 PM

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Thanks cash! I was worried I would have to do that on the stock wheel.

Palepainter March 25th, 2011 04:04 PM

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Got the new drums on today and got it down on all 4 wheels today. Wee. The motor going in over the weekend.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop352.jpg

Budreaux March 25th, 2011 04:24 PM

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Still no Armorall huh? :funny:

It's almost thre man...excited for ya to get her rolling down the road. :driving:

Palepainter March 27th, 2011 06:31 PM

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This weekend had it's ups and downs. The ups. I got the brake lines run and secured. They are ready to bleed. I finished upholstering the inside panels. Everything came out nice.

The downs.... I went to plumb the gas line, the fitting in the bottom of the tank was not a NPT or pressure fitting. I couldn't find a match anywhere. So the tank will be tapped out tomorrow for 1/2 npt for the fuel line.
I also replaced the steering box in preparation of finishing up the steering linkage. I learned today to never buy these super beetle steering shafts used. It was described as bearings in perfect condition. One side maybe, but the other clicked like a revolver. So I ordered a new one today.

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop353.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop354.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop355.jpg

DRTSLNGER4 March 28th, 2011 06:21 AM

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Looking DAMN GOOD Mike :bow: Keep at it I want to see it finished :thumbsup:

Palepainter March 28th, 2011 08:35 AM

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Thanks bro!! I am looking forward to it being done as well. I find myself getting way more detailed than I originally planned for the car. I have til May22 show here in Denver. But I hope to have it done way in advance to work out the bugs....No pun intended. :dancing:

Palepainter March 31st, 2011 07:04 PM

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This past week I have been getting the steering connection all done. It took a bit of messing around. I got the brand new superbeetle linkage and cut it in half then added 3.5 more inches to it to get the length I needed with out having to rotate the steering box in order to keep it smooth. I also cut out a section above the steering connection to make this a bit easier. This was after an evening of busing my knuckles from underneath. :funny: After figuring out how long the steering column needed to be, I welded a section from the leaky steering box I took off and inserted into the column and welded it . I added a few plug welds for added security, then finally added the clamp you see just below the bushing Doug made for me. It holds the steering wheel in its correct position.

Also, a sneak at the panels on the drivers side. I think next up is the motor. I got all the right hardware last week to get it put in.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop356.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop357.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop358.jpg

Palepainter April 1st, 2011 11:28 AM

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A few weeks ago, I started my first batch of honey stout. Going to put it in the shop fridge for this weekend's motor install. I tapped out the gas tank and got it set up with a Pingle petcock for fuel shut off. I consider it a theft preventative more than anything.

Home brewed beer and home brewed Volksrods this weekend.

reddog April 1st, 2011 04:12 PM

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Keep it up it is looking awesome and I can't wait to see it done. Damn it seems like i am living vicariously through all of you that have the momentum to get the stuff done. I should get off my ass and get working on mine.
Looking good, can't wait to see the motor in it.

Palepainter April 3rd, 2011 05:21 PM

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Well, this weekend was a bit of a fizzer. My buddy couldn't make it up to assist me throwing the motor in. Did not want to do it by myself. But I did get a lot of other loose ends done. I got the bulkhead support painted and put into place. I wrapped the e-brake lever with paracord. I also started to run the wiring in the front end up to the fuse box.
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop359.jpg

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop361.jpghttp://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop360.jpg

Palepainter April 6th, 2011 08:07 PM

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This week I finished up painting the front wheels and got them mounted. I am going to leave the gas tank out until I get all the wiring done. It should be a bit easier to get around the trunk without it there.

My wife jumped in and stitched up the covers for the front seats. I then threw it on the bottom to see what it looked like with the seat back prior to painting the frame and staining the wood. She did a great job with it. She had her doubts, but when I told her how much it was going to cost me to get them done, she jumped right in. :)
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop362.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop363.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop364.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop365.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop366.jpg

Budreaux April 7th, 2011 03:59 AM

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So close to finishing her up...looking great.....I'd expect to see some ink with this one, bro.

Palepainter April 8th, 2011 07:06 PM

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Got the motor in this evening. Slapped the exhaust up to see clearances. I had some issues with the linkage until I shortened the rods a bit. The section/chop through the rear sail panel took a bit out of the engine compartment, but miraculously, it fit. :)

http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop367.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop368.jpg
http://www.rollingchrome.com/vw/chop369.jpg

Ghia34 April 8th, 2011 07:16 PM

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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!Motor time!!!!!!

Budreaux April 8th, 2011 07:41 PM

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damn, that is a tight ass fit.....looks sweet as hell though.
:bow:

purplemyth April 9th, 2011 05:38 AM

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:bow:

Palepainter April 10th, 2011 02:03 PM

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I put in some serious hours and drank some serious beers. My fingers are all still in one piece. :) My wife finished up the covers, I assembled the seats and mounted them all up. Then sat in the car for about 20 minutes making motor noises. I blame it on the beer. The seats are quite comfy. The wife is going to make pillows for the backs that will flip up and over to the back when not in use.

This week the roll bar and electrical. Then I can finish up the area behind the seat and the floor boards in the rear. I am very happy with the simplicity or the interior.

Now the electrical...Ugh. I have wired a dozen or so motorcycles. Hopefully this will not be much harder. It will be minimal at best too.

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Rawbdad April 10th, 2011 08:49 PM

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You be at Painters this weekend?

Palepainter April 11th, 2011 06:20 AM

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I am not sure. I am a guest artist at this year's Horror Fest in Denver. I may be able to sneak away. The car prob won't be ready, but close.

V8SuperBeetle April 11th, 2011 06:39 AM

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I'm really digging all the touches going into this build. Very cool.

cdscowboy April 11th, 2011 07:08 AM

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That's looking really good! Dig the color combo :wink: And geez that motor's shiny...

Double D April 11th, 2011 07:12 AM

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this is such an awesome build! :thumbsup:
IMO it's screaming for some 8" wheels with 275/60/15's on the rear! :grin:

Palepainter April 11th, 2011 07:19 AM

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I still have the wide 5's. I am prioritizing my moneys in order to finish the build for a show. But I agree, it would look mean with some big ass fats on the back.

Double D April 11th, 2011 07:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 506762)
I still have the wide 5's. I am prioritizing my moneys in order to finish the build for a show. But I agree, it would look mean with some big ass fats on the back.

Awesome! :hello:

Budreaux April 11th, 2011 11:08 AM

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That beauty needs a good detailing...get the dust off and maybe some Armor-all on them tires.. :tongue:

Palepainter April 11th, 2011 12:39 PM

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It really does. The big cleaning will be soon.

Budreaux April 11th, 2011 02:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 506799)
It really does. The big cleaning will be soon.

I see you;ve gotten wise to me...no reply to the armor-all this time.... :crybaby:

Palepainter April 11th, 2011 02:54 PM

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HAHAHAHA. Ball busta. I will bust the armor all out just for you, but at least a hundred yards from my spray booth. :)

tirezan April 11th, 2011 03:04 PM

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I keep hearing that nasty word Armor-all , a nightmare for any painter if anything gets contaminated by it:hmm:. And it seems you paint every once in a while.:funny: Does anyone remember the days before we had Armor-all ? I used Mop N Glow on my tires in the old days. Years ago NAPA made a tire dressing that dried very similar. Anyway you cut it a nice shiney black tire appeals to everyone including me. The best way I have found to really get a tire super clean is to wash it in Acetone. Makes em look fresh n new. Oh well the car is really KICK-ASS. Rock on. :thumbsup::thumbsup: It is definately one unique Volksrod!!:clapping:

Rawbdad April 11th, 2011 07:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 506748)
I am not sure. I am a guest artist at this year's Horror Fest in Denver. I may be able to sneak away. The car prob won't be ready, but close.


Well I think mine might be up there for an unfinished appearance. My buddy is dying to trailer it up there behind the touareg that the wheels came from. Trying to get the body back on tomorrow and then it will just be a matter of the steering or at least a temporary set up to get her on the trailer.

I would love to meet you, got an idea for some airbrush work I wouldlike to throw at you and get your thoughts.


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