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Old July 28th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default My 1977 volksrod

Hey everyone, My name is Matt and I am 20 years old and currently attend Rowan University. I've had a big interest in building a volksrod for quite a few months now. I am not new to cars. I also own a Chrysler crossfire and a 1966 mustang that I restored over the past 4 years. Its finally complete and I needed another project that I could get some more grease on my hands. Although I wanted something a little more simple and one that won't burn my wallet. So I waited for the right car and after searching for a month or two I bought my beetle. I paid $675 and $100 to transports for a virtually rust free standard beetle. Was restored recently in 1998 the owner said. And also came with all the paperwork from the original owner. The car did have one problem. I was involved in a drivers side front end collision. Although I made sure the frame was fine and It was. Just the beam was bad as well as the front quarter panel. Car came pretty much complete although the engine was filled with grime and crap. wasn't to concerned though because I plan on carbing it. Looking to get it running and good so I can bring it back to my school for my junior year and represent my build.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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One of first things I did was go to a local junkyard and find a replacement beam. 5 beetles were there. (4 supers 1 std ) Brought my gf for some company. luckily the standard still had the beam in it and it was good . Spend half hour on a 95 degree days figuring out how to lift it off the ground since there was no tires. and another two hrs removing it and dragging it to my car. never been so exhausted in my life. although happy to have a complete front beam
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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Ordered my beam extender, frame brace, and headlight mounts from Doug. Thanks man . Came in and used POR15 on them. While I waited for them to show us. I cut the front end off. cut the rear end out. and got it ready by getting rid of all the complex parts I do not want. Also had my buddy come over and we puled the engine, Not going even bother with the fuely motor.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Ordered my longer fuel lines, stainless steel fuel lines, bus speedo, headlights, tail lights, coil overs, rack and pinion, mount tie rods, and buggy exhaust
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Old August 4th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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fedex came today, and so did a tone of parts I ordered, Purchased coilovers for entire car, stainless steel brake hoses, longer steel brake lines, longer speedo, headlights, tail lights, rack and pinion, rack mount, tie rods, exhaust, and a vw engine stand, Anyway spent some time installing a few things while it was light out at least. Hooked up front brake lines, put in front coilovers, put in front bucket lights, and speedo cable. Got the engine starting to be stripped. Plan on taking it mostly apart and redoing all gaskets, as well as clean all the parts, and paint the tin. will need some fabrication to get the rack mount to fit on center beam with the extender. Also have to go to junkyard soon to find some super beetle steering shafts and u joints so I can hook up my steering as well as some old steel wheels, eventually I want to get an old fiberglass hood
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