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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Water to Air

Well I guess I'll start out by saying this is my first go at air cooled vw's, Ive been building watercooled ones since I was 16. Heres a couple pics of my current water cooled rabbit

Current winter mode

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Motor shot

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So on to the Super beetle...
I orginally bought it for the running gear with hopes of putting in another standard beetle I had my eye on, but after seeing the condition of the standard I felt it was a waste of time and money. So i decided to make the super into a volksrod, and not wanting to spend an arm and a leg to get it on the road I realized I was going to have to do a lot of cutting and welding. I know theres options out there that would allow me to just cut and bolt on the standard front axle, but that kind of takes some of the fun out of it for me. Anyway enough babbling on with the progresss pics

First day home

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Starting to take apart

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Hahaha

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Trying to get an idea of where I want the axle

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Starting to get everything tacked up, still needs more support and tie rods made, pretty happy so far with it though


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Old April 1st, 2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Ok so some updates

Finished framing the front end in, went with a vega steering box, and made tie rods


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Then got some chevy 5 bolt steel wheels and some coker classic tires, along with some adapters. tires are 560's in the front and L78's in the rear


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Now ive got a 32 for grill shell, and I'm using the stock super beetle hood.


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Now Ive got the hood kind of squared away, ive started with the side panels. Also chopped an inch out of the 32 grill shell


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More to come
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Old March 9th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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New Project: Roadster

So I havent gotten very far yet but I figured I would start a build thread now. I picked up a 73 standard back in August/September last year and I tried to just drive it as is because my last couple projects just kinda burnt me out, and being a first time parent eats up ALOT of my free time and energy.

Basically driving it unmelosted only lasted so long and I got bored so here we go!

Around november I got a 8" beam extender and brace from Dbug

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So I got that installed and started to try and figure out a way to get the body between the rear wheels

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So it hasnt been acomplised yet, but the plan of attack is going to be widening the rear torsion housing like the sand rails do and adding an extra 4-4.5 inches per side.

I'll also be doing away with the torsion bars and adding bags and the heim joint spring plate things so I can lay pan and have the body between the Wheels!!!

And on to the

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And then I canibolozed a piece from the mud pie SB and layed it on to give you guys an idea of where im going with it


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Thats all for now
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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Small update, snuck out to the garage for an hour or so and got a couple things started

First under the cancer vw foam I found a random chunk of wire harness that looks like it got very hot at one point, actually the shielding is melted


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Then I started fitting part of the sb cowl.


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So far so good, starting to think my vw is build with bondo and rust...or did they come from the factory like that
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