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Old March 28th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #576
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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.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 07:04 PM   #577
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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. 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.


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Old April 1st, 2011, 11:28 AM   #578
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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.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 04:12 PM   #579
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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.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 05:21 PM   #580
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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.


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Old April 6th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #581
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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. :)




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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:59 AM   #582
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So close to finishing her up...looking great.....I'd expect to see some ink with this one, bro.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #583
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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. :)



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Old April 8th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #584
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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!Motor time!!!!!!
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Old April 8th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #585
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damn, that is a tight ass fit.....looks sweet as hell though.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #586
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Old April 10th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #587
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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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Old April 10th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #588
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You be at Painters this weekend?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #589
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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.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #590
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I'm really digging all the touches going into this build. Very cool.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #591
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That's looking really good! Dig the color combo And geez that motor's shiny...
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this is such an awesome build!
IMO it's screaming for some 8" wheels with 275/60/15's on the rear!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #593
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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.
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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.
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That beauty needs a good detailing...get the dust off and maybe some Armor-all on them tires..
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It really does. The big cleaning will be soon.
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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....
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Old April 11th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #598
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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. :)
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #599
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I keep hearing that nasty word Armor-all , a nightmare for any painter if anything gets contaminated by it. And it seems you paint every once in a while. 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. It is definately one unique Volksrod!!
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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.

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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