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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hey my name is eugene...
Im 30 yrs old.
I live in Cincinnati and I own a 1969 standard,
My dad gave me the car a few months ago.
Anywhow I decided to hack this motherfucker up and make me a volksrod.


what I started with...




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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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I got my hands on a sawzall (spelling?)
and I am in the process of making my cut marks on the bug.
This sonuva bitch is getting the hacking it's been long over due for
Tomorror the cutting will begin while all my neighbors are off at work - sunday is not a good day for the noise this shit will make.
I will post progress pictures in the next day or two.

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Old November 19th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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Ok Like I said above the cutting has begun today
here are some update pictures for you guys
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #4
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man am I fucking this car up good or what?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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I finished the major hacking~
now I need to scrape some green up to get me a beam extender. The beam on the car right now is fuct... as you can see the shock on the driver side is missing.. I also will be getting a new gas tank..
does anyone here feel that the beam I have posted below is worth saving and if so what tools do I need to take it apart so all that is left is the actual beam?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #6
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no real progress for the last week or so -
I have lupus and it has decided to flare up on me again so I have to put things on hold until I feel better again.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #7
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ok I finally got my hands on a welder...visited my dad in KY and came home with this... let the real fun begin
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Ugh the flux core welder sucks ass, it just blows holes through thin gauge metal.. I even tried using the stitch weld technique with copper behind the metal and still its just not doing well on the metal... So I dunno I might have to buy a better welder that allows me to adjust "amperage" *(SP)
after tax return comes in I will be getting the beam extender
and all new rubber seals for the glass. I will also be picking up some new headlights, tailights, and mounting brackets for the lights plus new seatbelts.

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Old January 20th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #9
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Figured out that I could adjust the amperage issue on the welder with a light dimmer.. wife's lamp is one dimmer extentsion cord short .. HEHE Back to learning how to weld.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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Damn it all to hell!!!! the welder shorted out the dimmer switch
I did get alot of stitch welding down... about 3 hours worth then
the dimmer went to shit. Back to the drawing board. 8)
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #11
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Ok y'all
This week I bought headlights

taillights:

long angled stinger muffler
10 gal black poly billet gas tank
4" peep mirror
inside rear veiw mirror
Horn button w/ crest
L&R wiper arms
wiper blades
12 felt channel clips
Full door rubber kit (http://www.jbugs.com/store/merchant....ry_Code=100103)
2 side quarter window seals
the 8" pegleg extender

see ya on the road!

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 12:40 PM   #12
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got my peep mirror in the mail today 8)
I know I wont be able to open my door with it on the rain drip but thats where Im leaving it for now until I make a cut in the door to put it on right.. the bracket is way too small to place it on the door, speedway motors says its universal.. maybe a universal headache is more like it..

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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #13
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I go my lights today via UPS from the hotrod company... there were a few scratches on the headlights but I plan on paiting it all flat black anyways



check em out guys!


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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #14
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ok, I have the new exhaust and taillights setup on the volks..and im in the middle of installing the new door rubber kit.







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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #15
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new quarter window rubber

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Old March 6th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #16
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not super exciting but I have to do something while I'm waiting for my extender...

I purchased new metal sections from wolfsburg west for the front wheel wells..





I also swapped out my old horn button for this newer one.





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Old March 12th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #17
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Ok, I havent done anything the last week to the bug, stupid Lupus has flared up AGAIN and I have been in bed for most of the past week

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Old March 23rd, 2008, 07:06 PM   #18
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ALRIGHT, I got my peg leg metalwerks beam extender kit in the mail yesterday

THNX Peg Leg. :)
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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:16 PM   #19
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Mock up of tank install...
if anyone sees trouble with this let me know??





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Old April 1st, 2008, 07:06 PM   #20
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went to home depot and got my parts for the tank



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Old April 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM   #21
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Got together with metalmaster1766 (ron) today and he helped me big time on stripping my beams... this is where the project sits as of today.... THANKS dude your killer, I learned alot today.




need to clean the beam up before install...

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:25 AM   #22
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OUCH!!!!

Fucken frankenWagen! this is what happens when you do stupid shit.



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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:49 PM   #23
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ok I have the extender and beam painted and plopped on the front... I have to pick up a torque wrench and some thread lock to finish up the bolts
its coming together slowly but surely.


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Old April 24th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #24
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Today I painted & installed the trailing arms
tommorrow I will paint the anti-sway bar.. I need to get new sway bar clamps though before I can install it.
I have been thinking about chopping the shock towers off and welding a cap on top - I think the shock towers look stupid with the fenders off.. whadda you guys think?
we dont need no stinking shocks!

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Old April 29th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #25
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Got the front end rebuilt with the tires on...



this is where it sits as of now... cant wait to get the beam bolted to the extender and get it off the Jackstands

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