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Rumblewagen February 25th, 2010 02:25 PM

Re: My concept for the general Vee
My guess would be diesel. My dodge red-lines at like 3500rpm.

Spray-Bomb February 25th, 2010 03:44 PM

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Your green parts car isnt a 59, the under hood area is later

Palepainter February 25th, 2010 04:21 PM

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Thanks spraybomb. I will reference the numbers tomorrow. Its going to be a bunch of sections soon. So I guess the year is unimportant. I was guessing the year from the fenders that had beeshive taillights on it.

Ace of Shades February 25th, 2010 08:18 PM

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Times a thousand. U/min is basically german for RPM but what would base line at 2k :Idunno:

*blink* :stupid:

Yay, Fail again. It's been one of those days

Palepainter February 25th, 2010 10:03 PM

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I have to tell ya Ace, I dunno on this one.

V8SuperBeetle February 26th, 2010 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 448890)
I have to tell ya Ace, I dunno on this one.

It's an oven timer...:funny:

Ace of Shades February 26th, 2010 07:34 AM

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I plead the 5th, or at least temporary stupidity. And on that note, I'm going to hide

Al Low Ha February 26th, 2010 11:37 AM

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interesting gauges...When I still had my 1965 Vw Fire bus (ex-German fire dept.)I had 3 VW powered water pumps(exGerman fire dept.) and a VW powered generator...all had vdo tachs with lower RPM readouts....just a thought, maybe yours is from an industrial engine?...

hotrodgary February 26th, 2010 05:17 PM

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Lookin good!! You couldnt resist not changing that windshield could ya! I'm glad I did mine!!

Palepainter February 26th, 2010 08:47 PM

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You are right Gary,I have to. I am considering splitting the frame into two separate sections and peaking it in the middle if there is enough room to create a peak that is around 2 in offset from the end points. I have a bunch of measuring to do before I do any cutting at all. This way I could blend it into the existing cowling with out haveing to remove the entire cowl. I would just be building on top of it.

Palepainter February 28th, 2010 01:13 PM

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Spent the morning before Olympics Hockey finishing the upper door window frame. I removed the headliner attachment that is spot welded to the upper roof section. Then I took round stock and fit it in the gap between the door frame and roof. Then I tacked it in place. After that, I cut a filler piece for the old glass section in the upper door frame. I still have a bit more fill welding and grinding to do. Now on with some hockey!!!

I also spent some time today sizing up the early cowl section and windshield area. Here are a few pics.

Palepainter March 1st, 2010 05:13 PM

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There is something special about welding above your head. It is a sure way to get rid of back hair.:panic:

It is these mundane quite uncreative parts of a build that I think we all look forward to. I am methodically putting them between the fun stuff. You probably have noticed, but I am attacking the car one side at a time after I finished the chop. I get frustrated tripping over all the air lines and grounding cords.

I finished up the upper right front area. All the slices and relief cuts for the capella chop are now completely sewn up inside. If I feel that dam emergency brake and the seat tracks digging into my back side again........:yelling:

I also got the preliminary cut made for the rear inner sail panel. The plasma cutter was used with a cardboard template for a quick pattern cut.

Palepainter March 2nd, 2010 07:04 PM

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I went out with the cut off wheel and took out the rear mount section in the wheel well on my spare car body. I had a biotch of a time getting the old screw out of the project car. Lots of soaking and a little heat and it gave way after about an hour of soaking in lube. Spent some time getting the piece trimmed up and in position for a good close gap. I will weld it in tomorrow along with the inner sail panel.

Palepainter March 3rd, 2010 05:18 PM

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I finished up the body mount and then I cut out some of the rust areas around the end of the heater channel. The under side is in great shape, but there were some problem areas at the end. The drivers side is worse and may require a section off the parts car.

Palepainter March 4th, 2010 07:10 AM

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Here are some pics of the tank and rack. I am going to paint it up when the time comes, perhaps a little airbrushing on it.

Also the rack in progress.

Palepainter March 6th, 2010 09:20 PM

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Today I only got about an hour in on the rod before my buddy came over with his motorcycle that needed some hacking and welding. Spent most of the day looking over at my car making a plan of attack for Sunday.

I did get some drawing time in this evening sitting down and came up with this Ratfink inspired drawing. I have some shading and stuff to do on it, but am done for the eve.

Al Low Ha March 6th, 2010 10:38 PM

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THAT'S RAD! Always the art critic(kinda my job)...since it's the "General"'s about some General's Stars on his helmet.....think Patton...2cents..

purplemyth March 7th, 2010 06:24 AM

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Cool pic Mike! I like the 'bars' on the helmet now :wink:


Dbug41 March 7th, 2010 06:54 AM

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:bow: That has to become a Tee Shirt!!!:bow:
freaking awesome man I love it !!!!!

Al Low Ha March 7th, 2010 09:29 AM

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TEE-SHIRT!!! Hell YESSSSSSSS!......large long sleeve black please! That doug...he's always thinkin! I'm sure Steve'o would agree too....Steve?

Palepainter March 7th, 2010 05:57 PM

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I spent most of the morning fitting and welding up the inner sail panel on the passenger side. Then disassembling the entire dash getting ready for the mods to it. I am debating as to what guages I will be running. I am thinking of keeping them all down the center of the dash. I will make a center type of console to house the components.

I found a balljoint beam on Craigs in good shape. 30 smackers and it was in my truck. I am going to put the adjusters on this one then dump the one I have. I also finished up under the hood. It had a huge gaping hole from the heater that needed dealt with.

I am just about done with the passenger side, time to flip the car around after I finish up dash. Still sizing up the early windshield frame.

Palepainter March 7th, 2010 06:07 PM

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Oh ya, I got this off The Samba. I am using alot of wood on the inside. I will be blasting it with all kinds of fun designs.

Palepainter March 9th, 2010 08:32 PM

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Got a few items in today for the beam rebuild. Bushings, adjusters...etc. Still waiting on the balljoints. I ordered a Scat Shifter. The same one I had in my old Notchback. I loved that thing. Had to have one for the General.

Tonight I made a plan of attack for my dash and side panels. It will be a mixture of wood, and Woodland BDU ripstop fabric, I am also considering a mix of powdercoated aluminum diamond plate for inserts here and there.

I head off to Cali for a business trip this week and am going to hit a few stores while I am in SoCal. Look out credit card. :)

detroit73super March 10th, 2010 04:46 AM

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That dash concept looks awesome..after seeing your remodeling woodworking, I'm sure your interior w/ some lumber is gonna look sweet. I also freaking love a hinged 'shield. I would love to do that...kinda tuff with a curved Super shield I would imagine though :crybaby:

Palepainter March 16th, 2010 07:43 PM

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I just got back from 5 days in Kaleeeyaforneeeya working on guitars. Good to be home.

So with an hour of extra daylight...Weeeee!!!! I am so happy about that. I went forward with the gas tank. It worked out just the way I had hoped. I had to space it up to get it through the hood just right. Took a bit of messing around but very happy with the results and should get plenty of miles out of it. I am going to see about getting a stock fuel guage sending unit in there. If not, it has a rubber tube on the side of it for a quick visual.

I also sanded down and made the wood repairs on the Superior 500 steering wheel I got of the The Samba. The rivets got sandblasted to determine how badly they had deteriorated. They were not presentable, so I filled the front holes with black epoxy and then sanded it down and followed everything up with a shitload of Danish Oil. I am going to paint the chrome section of the wheel that was badly rusted. The Horn section needs springs, should be easy to adapt some.

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