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Old May 31st, 2003, 01:32 PM   #1
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Well, pretty much every plan I had before has been changed, not unusual for me :P

It has become trivial to outline what I am thinking about doing, and have decided to start posting my actual progress on the build and maybe have some photoshopped concepts to show what I am going for.
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Old January 18th, 2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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Well, a little over a week ago, I finally got a sawzall and it wasn't long before I put it to good use. So, I cut off the roof, including the B and C pillars. I have to remove the front right quarter panel and spare tire area because they were badily repaired after an accident the car was in before I owned it. The quarter panel definitely needs replacing, it has almost a 1/4 inch of bondo covering up all of the twisted metal. Rediculous.

The car is 100% dismantled, every nut, bolt and wire that could come off that car, has done so. And I have to say that it is very light now, me and my buddy managed to lift it and move it by ourselves without much dificulty.

I have started sanding the car down to bare metal, I finally got the car in the garage so I can do that, outside I couldn't because it would just rust over... and that's no good.

Also, I finally finished building my frame jig. Basically it is a 14' by 54" rectangle mounted to A frame legs that allow it to pivot side to side so it is easier to weld underneath. I have to get my film developed, but pictures are coming soon.

So, hopefully I can get my hands on a good welding machine soon and some money to buy the metal for the tube chassis would be nice. Then I can get some major progress done.

I also have a 13B rotory engine coming my way that my girlfriends dad is going to give to me for free, sweet! But I don't think I want to use it in the bug, mostly for aesthetical reasons, rotary engines just don't look very cool, they are kinda small... I may hold onto it for another project, but this one isn't going to be runing a decklid, so the engine needs to look cool. So I am thinking about going with the subaru ej20t, that thing looks really freaking sweet with the cam cover off, 4 cams, yummy!

Until next time, Rob
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Old January 27th, 2004, 01:53 AM   #3
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I finally got some pictures developed, Photo-CD's are really neat.

Here is a shot of the car right after we pulled the roof off, I wasn't really worried about making the pillars even, seeing as how the B and C pillars are both coming off anyway, and the A pillars are going to have some more work done to them.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 02:01 AM   #4
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Here is a picture of the car up on the frame jig. The jig is made out of 2x14 rectangle channel steel, mig welded together, and it has an A frame base, that actually allows it to pivot side to side. I wasn't actually finished drilling the holes for the other bolts used to lock it in place, so you cannot see them from this side, but it is very stable, and can easily support a lot of weight.
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Old February 24th, 2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Well, I haven't made much progess because I just moved down to the San Diego area and I am now staying with my g/f and they have no room for me to work on the car around the house. However, I started a new job working at a body shop and I think I might be able to bring my car into the shop and work on it there. Hopefully another update soon.
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