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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #1
hendrick
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Default Hi there...new guy/TDI bug project

Just checking in, saying Hi making my first intro post.
I'm new to this site but not the VW scene.
I recently began work on my first "fenderless" bug which started life from the frame of a baja project I had started.
the frame was stetched for a longer wheel base...so perfect for the "pushed out front look" only problem , i designed it with the suspension raised 3"...so it was time to cut an re-weld.

Heres some pics.

P.S this project will powered by a 2002 VW TDI water cooled engine so I'll included a pic. of another of my veedubs with a similar TD set up.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hi there...new guy/TDI bug project

Found time to mock a test trans and engine.
Began rebuild of TDI engine , starting with the head that will receive new valves,guides,seals, and lifters.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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Here's my donor roof that I will be using for the roof chop.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hi there...new guy/TDI bug project

I originally drilled the frame head for K&L front beam because of its superior strength, ideal for a Baja and off road abuse.

I intended the beam to be bolted directly to this frame head. To extend the wheel base for this application I drilled another plate and welded a stock BJ frame head to it. I intend to build a tube frame support brackets that will extend back to the firewall .... Like a mini roll cage.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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