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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #451
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It's been ten days already....

You're killing me man!



impatiently waiting for the next update w/pics so I can see more insanely cool progress!

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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #452
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That is pretty much what I am thinking for the ducting under the air intake opening. On the driver's side I already have the access hole for the FI brain. Just need something similar on the other side.

I did manage to spend some time with the Sled this weekend. I got the driver's rear fender just about fully welded up (was only tacked together until now) and started trying to work out the transition from the quarter panel top to the roof and rear cowl and rear fender. Still not sure what this is going to look like. It is a little funky around there.

Going to have to look a little more closely at the way it was done on a Notch.

I think the FI brain opening will be too far back, since you kicked the roof and rear window forward. You might want to look at where your box opening is (that gets the teeth), and see where that will end up. I'm betting more toward the front of the side air intakes, and this will be ok. On a Notch, VW took away trunk space on the sides for the duct work, but they also put the hinge springs into that same area. Since you're using the Fastback deck lid, and hinge set up, you don't have to worry about losing that space. That's why I mentioned blasting a hole into the side of the duct, and use what's already there. Also in the center portion of the Notch duct work (behind, and below the rear window) it's only about 2 inches deep at the most, tapering to close to 4 inches on the sides. That eats up a lot of space inside.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #453
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OK, got some more done on the Sled today. Will post pics up a little later....



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Old September 15th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #454
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OK, here are the pictures I promised.

I started out by welding up the back of the new air intake that I had forgotten to weld earlier.


Then I started making the inner drain pan/air ducting for the new air intake. Got it about half done.


Couple of pics with it sort of in position. Need to add the rest of the flange and trim it all to fit. Then need to add the connectors to the existing ducting inside the fenders. Note the double angle to allow water to drain. Hope I can keep it all down hill into the fender drains.



Here you can see the existing access hole for the fuel injection brain that I plan to use to hook into the fender ducting. I will add a similar hole on the other side.


Not real exciting stuff, but it is some more progress.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #455
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keep it up, looks great.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #456
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Nice!!! Keep going John!
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Old September 15th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #457
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You''re right. That wasn't very exciting.




J/K John, the way you see things and come up with solutions in metal always amazes me! In case I haven't mentioned it before, I can't wait to see this car completed!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #458
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Gorgeous piece of machinery. Someday I hope to have fabrication skills as good as yours. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it done and rolling down the road.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #459
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Not interesting?


uh....

nope, you're right.

It's fascinating, not interesting.!

I like the small details in cars. When I go to a car show, my wife gets pissed at me cause I'll spend an hour just looking at one car, trying to pick out all the little things somebody did to it. Gives me some great ideas.

That's why I modified the glovebox, and gb opening on my car by narrowing the whole thing an inch instead of just welding it shut. It wouldn't get noticed by most, but somebody might catch it...

I just appreciate it when someone takes the time to make something different, - versus easy.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #460
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I love seeing progress on this car. Keep it up, John... great work as always!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:35 PM   #461
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Quicky update. Sorry no pictures before it got too dark. I worked on the air intake duct some more this weekend. The basic duct is complete. I need to make some modifictions to it for hinge clearance and water drainage. I also have to complete the connection to the original ducting in the body.

Small steps.

Oh, and I havea deal to get the original engine and trans for it....see my "german Beer Recommendation" thread.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:18 PM   #462
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can't wait for pics.... this is one badass project... props
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Old October 7th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #463
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Went to a flea market/swap meet today. Mostly household stuff, but I managed to score a pair of 1967 Electra 225 fender skirts for $15 and a Model A (?) rearview mirror for $5.



I plan to use the skirts to form the shape and contour of the rear fender opening. Here is a pic of one taped in place.



I think I will need to shorten it a few inches to get the proportions right for the Sled. I want to retain the chrome trim around the opening. Fortunately it is two pieces and I should be able to simply trim the long rear piece down to match what I take out of the skirt overall. They will not be removable, but welded in-place. I am basically only using the trim and the "skin" of the skirt.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #464
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Nice score John!
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Old October 13th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #465
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Got to spend some time with the Sled today.

I got one of the fender skirts shortened and tacked in place.



Here is shot comparing the original fender skirt with the modified one. The two rectangular white pieces are the sections I took out. First cut wasn't short enough so I took some more out. Total about 6" removed. Still have to shorten the chrome trim strips.



Here are a couple more shots from different angles. I am really happy with the way it turned out so far.




And a shot of all of my Type 3s and my garage.

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Old October 14th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #466
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You can park Sophy at my house, ya know, if you need the room

Just remember to leave the keys, in case I need to move her.


Coming along great. Sucks, I have to start getting ready of my VW stuff...Looks like I'm losing the house and will have to get an apt...Nice to see someone making progress.

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Old October 14th, 2007, 10:34 AM   #467
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Now the Fender Skirt Purists will be pissed.




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You sure got the eye for this stuff, John... amazing!

I love the skirts on there. What an awesome score!

Keep it up... I love this car!
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looking good, John.... hope to see it at the Invasion next year...
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looking good, John.... hope to see it at the Invasion next year...
Welcome aboard Blank. Good to have another Type 3 nut here.

The plan is to at least be able to drive it to the Invasion next summer. I doubt it will be "done", but I will drive it.
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my daily is a 68 electra, its skirts are basically identical. Never would have imagined them looking that good on a type 3. Cool stuff.
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I've often thought the patch panels for wheel openings would work well on a Custom.


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i think it looks like shit.

(i just had to say something different.... ok really i love it)

what is the plan for the hood? you have modified every other panel... so that right now is the only give away of the origins of the car
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Shaker hood scoop from a late 70s Trans Am.
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(i just had to say something different.... ok really i love it)

what is the plan for the hood? you have modified every other panel... so that right now is the only give away of the origins of the car
Actually, the hood has been modified already. I shaved the bump for the VW emblem off and re-peaked the nose of it. Was actually one of the first things I did.

I don't think there is a single major body panel that hasn't had some modification done to it.

And no 70's shaker hood, Ian. Engine is still going to be in the back.
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