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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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It's a 1970 vw body I got for free
The frame is a Model T
1948 Ford Bed
1983 302 with 5 speed std

Thats all Ive got for now.

I need to channel it a few inches to sit level with the frame. The heater channels are rotted and I've heard of channeling it by removing the heater channels, but I've found nothing while searching.

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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Cool start, I'd suggest boxing the frame to handle the V8
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Old November 15th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, and the front wheels have too much camber....
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yeah, and the front wheels have too much camber....

Same with the back wheels, it's called stance. The tuners love it!
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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I like it!!
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Before I can even get started on it, I need to find a front beam and doors.

I want to get the motor and trans. in place and then build the floor and the firewall before I do anything, but I cant without doors or a front axle to set the ride height.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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hello friend!! i know a guy we call the volkswagen wizard. his shop is @ 17598 FM 1485 Rd. New Caney, TX 77357 (281) 689 0061 ive known him for a while and he has every part you could ever want.
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finish this i would like to seee!
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Old December 10th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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Ive got a little work done.

Found doors and a hood.
Cut out all the metal from under the hood to make room for a V8.
And thats about it for now.




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Old December 10th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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The stock T frame is not real robust.
I would suggest some reinforcements,
like Lil' John Buttera used to do:



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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #11
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Here ya go. V8 VW volksrod truck. Don't ask me the history "lol" this is the 3rd owners take on build I started.

http://westky.craigslist.org/cto/4225260728.html
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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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That 302 should really make your ride move right out. I like that you're keeping the stick shift and it's nice to see another Ford powered VR. What are you planning for a rear end? The 01/14 issue of Hot Rod has a good article on upgrading the cooling system on a pretty conventional '65 El Camino, but there are some really good ideas.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #13
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I have a rear axle from a Fox body mustang, its an 8.8. I plan on using the Mustangs 4 link and and coil springs.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #14
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I think the wheels have just the right amount of camber, it's the tires I'm worried about

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That 302 should really make your ride move right out. I like that you're keeping the stick shift and it's nice to see another Ford powered VR.
I have a SBF in my other VW project, AKA the "BitchN Bug", the engine was in my wife's 12 second 1981 Mustang until Ohio started their long ago failed E-Check Program back in the late 90's, had to park the car, then it rusted away to nothing, the Mustang that is

Here's my V8 Bug http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17593

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Old February 8th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #15
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New progress. I got a boxed model a frame and droped front axle for free.
I also started on the rear of the cab. I used a tailgate that Ive had laying around. It works great, its structural and looks like it belongs there.



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Old February 8th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #16
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The boxed Model A frame looks good,. and the bed blends nicely. What's your plan for a radiator? I run an oil cooler which kicks in via an adapter between the block and oil filter. (I run a shorter filter for frame clearance : a Fram PH16 which is slightly larger in diameter to keep the filter volume the same as the longer stocker. There's a bi-metallic spring that allows oil to flow at 200 degrees or so. It works out really well when pulling or carrying a heavy load on hot days.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #17
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i'm diggin it man, looks good. keep it up
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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #18
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Sickie looking rod. Keep it up
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