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Old May 26th, 2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hey, my name's Sam and im from Modesto, California.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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So i went to the Bugorama in Sacramento on Sunday, and picked up some parts. I was suprised by how cheap stuff could be!

I also uploaded some pics of my car:


the roof with a lot of bondo smeared all over it

the pan, still need to mount front end, and rear brake drums

model A front end

the brake drums my dad machined for the early ford bolt pattern

smoothed fenders wells

im stilll plannin on building a fairily stock engine
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Old June 17th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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so just got back from the Graffiti Car Show, a pretty big, local car show. there were a lot of great cars, but it was realllllly hot. my dad won somethin for his pontiac, so we have to go back tomorrow to get the trophy. i snapped some pictures with the camera of the pontiac and my bug on the way in.

i primered the interior, and just recentely finally finished the roof, finally got it some what round. so the chop's done!

to do list:
Engine <-pretty big part of the list
DOORS! <-cant find an extra set
Wheels
Paint
Electrical
and a bunch of bolt turning

this a bad pick of the roof, but its done


you can actually see its round in this pic


the interior is all primered, i still need to cut out the panels for the sides


the posts lined up really well, and some bondo made them even better


my dad's pontiac


so yeah i still have a lot of work to do, but im home every day, and hopefully i can get it done soon
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Old June 28th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #4
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Exclamation new update! (pics)

so things have been going really well lately. we moved my dad's pontiac so now i have the whole shop to myself. i mounted the model A front end on the pan, cut out aluminum for side panels, and the dash, painted the rims, and a bunch of other things. i got some new coker tires, some REAAALLY tall ones, just like i wanted. will update again soon!

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the new tires


i boxed in the rear end, cuz it was really flimsy


the side panels, i also cut out the heater channel cuz im not gonna use it, and it was ugly

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Old June 30th, 2006, 08:43 AM   #5
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Exclamation leavin soon

so things have been goin great, ive gotten a lot done. i finally broke the axle nuts (instead of the breaker bar) and got on the brake drums with the ford pattern on.

im leavin tonight to go to mexico with my church. were buildin a house, so i have to take a little break from the car, ill update when i get home with all the stuff my dad got done without me (nothing). but there are some loose ends he needs to get finished up. were gonna try to finish it for a car show on the 19th of July.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #6
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so its been 100 million degrees out lately, so i havent gotten much work done, and the 19th of july came and went :/



i go the entire car wet sanded and ready for paint, inside and out. its been way too hot to paint tho, it dries in the gun before you can shoot it



i cut a piece of metal out of an old road sign for the dash, just like the side panels, and eventual doors. not plannin on puttin anything on the dash, maybe a clock or somethin



i got my tires on and mounted, should look nice



bullet holes anyone? picked this up for 5 bucks at the bugorama, keepin the holes

i got pistons and barrels, need to put the engine together, shouldnt be much harder than a V8 right? hopin so. still need to finish of that deck lid, engine, paint, and DOORS eeek puttin that off. i chopped it without puttin any braces in, and then read that that could keep the doors from linning up, but i have to chop them anyways so we'll see

ill keep ya updated (goal is end of summer now)
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Old July 31st, 2006, 06:45 PM   #7
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so i got the body painted, and dropped onto the pan....and ran into a problem. the rear body bolt mount above the suspension is keeping the whole body about two inches above the pan. I thought the body was gonna fit, but i guess im gonna have to shorten that mount some how

but other than that everything looks good, started gettin the engin put together today




here is the mount i was talkin about


and how far its holding it off


so yeah ill keep on chuggin along :)
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Old September 4th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #8
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Arrow AWESOME!

so the body's on and ive been tying up some loose ends, random little things here and there, i have all the glass in, but need the side windows cut down a litte more (broke one) EEEEEEK

oh and i put my engine together
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Old October 12th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #9
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thought i should update this

so i finally got it on the ground, rolling. since then i've put in a new wilwood master cylinder/resivor combo, witch was a pain cuz i had to go from the metric brake assembly, to standard, and the bolt pattern was differint. it was fun makin it work though. been doin a bunch of other stuff too, mostly workin with the sterring linkage...witch is being a pain

just got in from the shop, the whole front axle was crooked, so i had to loosen everything and string it to get everything square

other than the steering holding me up, everything else is going good. :)

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Old December 29th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #10
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so ive gotten alot of loose ends tied up. i got my gastank in that i got for christmas, and rapped a side of my exhaust with the tape i also got. things are goin pretty smooth, i finished chopping down the doors and the body work on them

Up next: ELECTRICAL





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Old February 1st, 2007, 09:30 PM   #11
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IT RUNS!!!!!!


I got it running but since then its been, ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL!

so it turns out vw's are a little different to wire up than most any other car. well who woulda thought.....

so ive been wiring up a storm.

i swear i can see wires when i close my eyes.


So ITS CLOSE. (Pics, or maybe movie! soon)
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Old February 11th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #12
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I was kinda overwhelmed with the car, so me and my buddy built a chopper bicycle. Check it out:

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Old April 7th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #13
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ELECTRICALS DONE!

I'm tuning the engine today.

UP NEXT: BRAKES
Then its drivable minus a mounted hood, decklid, doors, and some paint.

As a goal i wanna get it done by the BOR, make this a one year project.
Wish me luck.

Kinda recent pic:



Had to do a project for biology, so i made a virus lookin thing, it was kinda boring so i stuck i lightbulb in the top, you might notice half of a generator pully in there lol


Shot some paint on the chopper bike a while back too:


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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #14
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Drove it for the first time today!
Breaks went out....blew threw a stop sign...everything else works great though!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #15
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:10 PM   #16
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So besides the car running horribly lately (see cutting board) But Ive gotten a lot of work done.

I built a box behind the seats, where the rear seat would be. I made it out of box tubing and covered it in plyboard. You cant tell in the picture cuz i havent cut the carpet yet, but there are two doors on each side with a piano hinge. It seriously sucked so bad making it, but it turned out alright. The box also functions as a speaker box, and i got a stereo and some speakers for my birthday.

Box, sits flush with rear shelf


Stereo mounting (had to cut a nice little hole in the dash)



So now I just have to get the engine running right, and I STILL need to get the side windows in. AHHHHHH they seriously are devil windows.

Well another hot day tomorrow. :]
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #17
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So It's been a while! I keep lurking, but havent been real active lately. The bug has been gettin me to and from every day. I'm not driving to school, but It's still been gettin plenty of miles


I put on new exhaust earlier this summer and cleaned the whole engine, it runs a lot better:
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #18
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So It's been a bit while more!

Sold the volksrod, bought a datsun!
It's a 1966 datsun 411.

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