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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #601
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It looks like I will be able to make it. . I will probably be down there with my daughter. I look forward to checking it all out.

I will not be in the VW. I just started the wiring tonight. It may be done, but not legal.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #602
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Legal? What isn't legal anymore?

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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #603
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Just curious how many of you actually wire it back up to stock configuration, or do you use the dune buggy schematics out there? I am not running 4 way flashers. I will have a flare kit. :)
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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #604
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Not saying I wired mine the right way......... Since I took out most of the stock switches and the spedo I wired up some toggle switches and push button switches and 4 indicator lights. Used a trailer converter to run single tail lights as brake and turn signals, lost the windshield wipers since the motor didn't work and it's a fair weather car only and the hazzard flasher didn't work with the trailer converter so........... When I was all done and the shit that I wanted to work was working I disconnected the battery and started cutting and or removing any wires not in use. It worked for me
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:31 AM   #605
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Hey Tequilla, tell me more about your trailer converter.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 06:01 AM   #606
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Don't worry Tequilla, I found a bunch of old threads in the search. Some that I had bookmarked earlier. I will find one today. Autozone says special order. I will try a trailer place locally. Thanks.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #607
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Don't worry Tequilla, I found a bunch of old threads in the search. Some that I had bookmarked earlier. I will find one today. Autozone says special order. I will try a trailer place locally. Thanks.
I got my trailer converter at wal-mart for about $18... course, I also got the one in a million that had a bad diode
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #608
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I found a Hopkins Taillight converter at Autozone. Part number 48845. 14 dollars. Smaller than I expected. Do you still need to run flashers with these units? Oh, by the way. They are out of blinker fluid at Autozone. :)
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With the trailer connector my rear hazard lights didn't flash and I believe if I remember correctly the turn indicator (Dash) light didn't work right either. My solution was to ditch the hazard light switch and mount dual turn indicator (Dash) lights. One for left and one for right.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #610
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Got the headlights, hi lo switch hooked up. I also got the starter turning over the motor. Weeeee. A note to anyone who has painted their car and misc parts, make sure you get a good ground on your lights and stuff. I had to go back in and take a round file to a lot of brackets in order to get a good ground.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #611
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Got the wiring done tonight. I have to clean it up and tie it down, but it is all working except for the oil pressure and the gen light. I have to figure that out yet. Baffled.

I got the exhaust mounted, still waiting for the stinger. I also started to fill up the braking system. Tomorrow, bleed and adjust. I will be starting it for the first time tomorrow. I hope I can sleep. :)

I met Rawb down at Painters Grinding today. They had a little BBQ. There were two Vrods there. One was a pick up that was stretch to the bejesus. But no camera, sorry. Rawb's car will be cool when it is all wrapped up. The wheels are montstrous.

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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #612
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I managed to get it running today, it fired right up after getting the fuel system primed with the coil disconnected and letting it turn over for a while. It needs a little bit of a tune up. I will do that this week. The big things left are bleeding and adjusting the brakes. A buddy was suppose to come over this afternoon and help with it. No sign yet. Here are some shots cleaned up outside today.

Waiting on stinger and windshield yet.



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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #613
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LOOKING GOOD Mike!
You gonna give us a vid of the first drive?
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Old April 17th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #614
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Thanks Carlene.
I got a vid of it running today, but I have to figure out how to make it smaller. I will get a vid of the first drive.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #615
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Hmmm..them tires need a little something...just can't place my finger on it.... they look a little flat......
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #616
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HAHAHA. No armour all for you. (in my best soup nazi voice.)

Took it for a ride today. It would appear that I will be replacing the master cylinder. Ugh... Brakes work, but not great. The linkage still hits the hood. I will need deck lid stand off I think. The family had a blast in it. :)
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #617
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Hey Pale,

Check the adjustment of the brake shoes, you may have to adjust them a few times before they bed in. Loose shoes will give a longer pedal stroke before making contact. Just a thought, and easy and cheap to fix.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #618
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Thanks! I have them adjusted out already unfortunately. I see a leak coming out of the reservoir supply line. But it isn't under pressure there. It was the one that came with the car. It should be an easy replace anyways.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #619
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Just for you Carlene.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #620
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That's AWESOME Mike!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:47 AM   #621
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**odd noise is made**
Wife...What was that?
Pale...I dunno....
Wife...Stop, stop....
Pale...ehhh.....

Priceless..... cool maiden voyage....loved it man.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:11 AM   #622
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HEHEhe. It was the license plate light assembly rattling on the deck lid. I looked in the rear view mirror and didnt see the engine bouncing in the road...So it is all good.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #623
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Very cool.
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Awesome. I knew you would be running. love it. nice to meet you at the show.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #625
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You too Rawb! I look forward to hanging out in the dirty bastards section at the VW on the Greens show. Will you be running then or pulling it up? Rock on!

Tonight I made the template for the windshield and planned out the sound system. Pics later this week.
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