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Old August 26th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Ron's 66 Bug project

The start of "The BitchN Bug"

Hello, my name is Ron, im 41 and live in southwest Ohio, i have had about 20 VW bugs over the years, i still have a sand rail that i built in 90. the last Bug i bought was the 66 i still have today.
its been sitting since i crashed it in a snow storm back in 95. i decided im going to build me a radical VW Bug with a V8 up front. the motor is out of another old car i had, kept parts of for some unknown reason, anyway its a 455 cid olds motor.
i started taking pictures as i go along, something i am terrible about keeping up with on projects, i just wish i had a picture of the car when i first bought it back in 93
well heres what i started with, the wrecked fromt and rear were cut off after the snow storm accident



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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #2
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well i did a bit of work on it, cut some off welded in some supports, then i set the motor where its gonna be, along with a couple tires to give me an idea how its gonna look, now the fun begins, fabing the frame








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ok, so its been a while, but i decided to use the frame from an S10 truck i happen to aquire, ill hafta shorten it about 13 inches, and modify the rear section to take coil springs, narrow the frame rails just behind the front suspension as well

yesterday i set the body on the frame so i can take some measurments, i set the motor and tranns in to, so today i plan on measuring for motor mounts and a cross member

now that i have the frame to work with, i hope to get more done

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so last week i bought a piece of 4" by 2" tube, cut it up and started welding the frame together, my plan is to build the back half of the frame out of the tube and weld it to the front suspension of an S10 truck

wont be long now




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after tack welding everything together, i welded most of it together, next ill set it up with the front suspensuion and square everything up and weld it all together

i hope to have the rear axle setup and installed in the next 2 weeks

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well, ive been busy for a few days, i just wish they all could be in a row, (may get more done that way)

anyway i got most of the frame finished, just a few cross braces and cross member to add, and some strengthening braces to add, i have it attached to the front suspension (s10) i still need to box in where it attaches and weld it up a bit more

ill be working on the rear axle next week

heres a few pictures of what i have done








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