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Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:43 PM   #26
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she's looking really good Nice job on the back windows .
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:43 PM   #27
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Thanks, the reassurance is a big help as I move forward on this project. It may be a bit of a challenge to take on for my first build of this type, but it's been a great learning experience so far.
I appreciate any constructive criticism you guys have to offer as I go along. I have thick skin, I can take it.

I have to admit, I've had no formal training in welding. I'm in the plastic business....extrusion, printing, and converting. I've been doing it since I graduated high school. I would always follow the maintenance men around when they worked on the machinery and learn from them. If I had spare time, I would be in the shop watching and asking to be taught how to do the welding and things of that nature. I was fortunate enough to have a few guys that wanted to help me learn, since I showed the interest and desire to learn it.
Now, some 20 years later, I've bought myself my first welder (Lincoln HD3500 110v) and decided to give this stuff a whirl on my own. That is why I say I appreciate constructive criticism...I truly want to know what I'm doing wrong (or right) as I progress in my learning of this trade/art form. I truly respect you guys with the skill and I am willing to listen to anything you have to tell me along the way. I have a very good ability to be able to read and follow instructions and read between the lines. That is why I have found this place to be a great fit for me...very informative and different approaches at the same modifications. People here are "real" and down ot earth and I've not seen one person that is all high and mighty about their work, even when they damn sure have a right to be proud of their skills.
So, I'll continue plugging away at my project and continue reading the forums and learning from you guys along the way.
So...Thanks in advance.

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Old May 31st, 2010, 08:58 AM   #28
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I think I may have an issue to work out.
Look at the gap betweent he door and B-pillar.





I remember when I braced between the two pillars (left to right) that I didn;t want to brace between that brace and the dash like I saw in a couple others. Not everyone seems to do it. I didn't see it sagging in the middle. I know believe it isn;t to prevent sagging, but rather to prevent the assend from dropping down and flexing the middle up.

Then again, maybe I'm just imagining all this and the gap is normal.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 09:12 AM   #29
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Yup.. I just had my daughter pick up on the rear apron as I watched the gap.. she closed right back up to normal..... better get some bracing in there and align it back up before I go any further. Damn I should have braced that fromt he get go...lesson learned.
Anyone aware of any other issues I may need to look at correcting that may be a result of this?
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Old May 31st, 2010, 09:22 AM   #30
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just check recheck and measure again. Even get a stock measurement if needed from someone on here.,
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:18 AM   #31
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Well, this project is now oh hold pendng relocation.
I moved here for this job, I'll prolly move back towards home in TX/LA and be closer to my mom as she goes through her medical problems now.
Hopefully I'll find a way to get this project down there with me...I sure will hate to let it go.

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:23 AM   #32
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That sucks. Sorry to hear about the mess, the car can come back around when it is time. Family first. A little Colorado Mojo your way.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 08:26 AM   #33
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Sucks to get rewarded that way for working hard!

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mojo to you and your project looks great
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 05:49 PM   #35
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Damn.. just realized you were in my area and now this crappy news. So sorry to hear it. But like you said, you came here for a job and you'll find another somewhere else. Family will always stand by you.
Sucks that you may be going but i hope we still get to follow your build!
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:04 PM   #36
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Don't you dare lose your bug bro. Try your best to keep it. But one good thing is we are all trying to save all the vw's that we can, so if it does have to go, you can always start over when the time is right.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:10 PM   #37
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Damn.. just realized you were in my area and now this crappy news. So sorry to hear it. But like you said, you came here for a job and you'll find another somewhere else. Family will always stand by you.
Sucks that you may be going but i hope we still get to follow your build!
I was actually gonna talk to you this weekend about your build and possibly hooking up for a little help..if ya wanted it..then this happened.... would have loved to have gottento know ya as a fellow rodder.....

I'm not worried about another job..I know I'll get one with my experience and resume..it's just a matter of where... I don;t want to keep uprooting my kids for my career advancement.

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:19 PM   #38
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What part of TX?
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:56 PM   #39
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I was actually gonna talk to you this weekend about your build and possibly hooking up for a little help..if ya wanted it..then this happened.... would have loved to have gottento know ya as a fellow rodder.....
Well if that isnt my kind of luck! If you find yourself in the area longer than expected hit me up! Any help is always appreciated! Best wishes to you and your fam though!
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:48 AM   #40
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 02:58 PM   #41
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1.5 hours from me. We go shopping there sometimes. Drop me a line sometimes if I can help or just to shoot the shyte.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 07:59 PM   #42
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1.5 hours from me. We go shopping there sometimes. Drop me a line sometimes if I can help or just to shoot the shyte.

same, im in houston. ever need someone to help tow the bug down here, just let me know
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Well, little update.
I finally found a house for us to move into. Nice location out near the lake...good quiet area and there is a carport to place the project car in.
Working on arrangements to get teh bug relocated 4th of July weekend. I'll be glad when the move is over so I can start working on her again.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #45
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where exactly are you movin to bro?

check out HVWC.org
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Old June 19th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #46
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check out HVWC.org
I'll be in Longview, TX.... not too far from Houston..I have a few friends in the Houston area, so an occasional trip there would be plausible for some fun and helping others out.

Nice site..I'll register and keep an eye on it.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 03:52 PM   #47
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Well, I started getting the Bug ready for relocating. went ahead and sprayed on some primer in the chopped areas to stop any rusting for now. Overall I'm happy with the outcome of the C pillar and back window sections. I know I have some lead filling to do, but since I'm going ot need a donor roof anyways, I may just look for a complete body and just cut out a full piece and replace the seamed areas as one whole piece..we'll see. Anyways, as long as plans work out, my sis and her boyfriend will be driving up and taking it back for me. Keep your fingers crossed or else I'm going to have to make the trip twice.








The main thing is the alignment came out proper. I'm going to have to drop the front another inch ( like that's a negative ) to make the rear flow better with the front.

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Good luck on the new transition. I went through the same thing when I moved from AZ to CO. Double trip in the rental trucks. Just keep the tunes a rockin.

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I'll be headed to TX (Dallas) the same weekend! Safe travels and hit me up on PM if you need anything.
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gotta donor roof here in SA if you need.
look me up if you ever come down to the ol alamo city. we could shoot the shit.
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