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Old June 26th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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The wife wanted to buy a Jeep. I asked her why do we need a Jeep when we have a bad ass lifted skull camo and bed lined Subaru? She said so I can drive around with the top down in the summer. Well I scored a 74 Baja with new engine tons of new parts for $600.00 I thought I was only getting the pan and a shit engine. When I got there the guy said I'm not going to use this shit so just take it all.
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I was going to build the bradley. I put the body up for sale and it sold.
I started on the Kimkar cut the roof then used it to make the roadster back. I saw this drawing and decited to get it to look close.

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Then I cut 4" off the bottom.
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Front

Have the 8" extender bolted on and droped spindles going on next. I'm going to use the porsche rims. Started on a bench seat made with the stock rear seat . Just need to get pics My welder trigger switch went out . This is where I'm at for now. I have vad (Vw attention disorder) I just have to keep jumping from one project to the next.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Nice start, welded doors and all

I have been thinking of cutting the roof off of my 67 (I love Carson tops), did you add any additional bracing, if so where?
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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Haven't welded the door yet. Parker said I was too old to be jumping in and out of a car. The heater channels are way rusted so I will just cut them open from the out side and use some 2x2x1/4 square to add strenth.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Haha...those weren't my exact words....but you got the drift! Kim Kar looks cool!
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Old June 30th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Those cuts are close to mine.... not as wide or as long, but I like how you are leaveing alot of room behind the seats and are going to blend that into the interior pattern for the seats.... wish I thought of that one... instead I went for a bench seat backing to cover up the underside of the roof.




It really looks like a well thought out coupe, I am going to watch and possably steal every idea you come up with for a later build. To say the least... I'm impressed.

Now the part with the door though, ever thought about a half door like the old MG's? Just worried you can't kick high enough you will scratch that thing all up or pull something... or smash a pair of differnt things.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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Thanks Doc. I think Im going to use truck door hinges. And go suicide. I opend up the heater channel and pulled out the heat tube. Gona use 2x4 tube welded about 2" in.
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Mike and Doc, Nice cars, insperational.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Done for the day Gona cure my heat stroke with some beer,
Did the steering and cut one side if the channel out.



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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:01 AM   #9
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Nice progress Mike. I like the lines with the 4-inch section.
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So to get that rear deck you reversed and split the roof and the rear window opening is now the curve behind the seats?
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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That's correct birddog. It had a hump in the center then when I did the section I was able to get a nice shape with the rear set about 1" wider than stock location. 1/2 in per side.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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Started the 2x4 bracing.


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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #13
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Nice. I have been looking for a Bug body to kind of do the same thing. Thought it would be a killer on my V8 powered, tume chassis. I have decided to give up on that quest and keep hammering away on my Squareback. As it stands right now, it is a 2 seater and guess I'll have to go to the drawing board and figure some body mods. Might just keep theSquare pretty stock stock looking. Opinions? Suggestions?

















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I have liked where you were going with the square since day one . Keep in mind that you are going where damn few others have dared to tread, and it will be a very unique ride. Don't stop now !!!!
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I have liked where you were going with the square since day one . Keep in mind that you are going where damn few others have dared to tread, and it will be a very unique ride. Don't stop now !!!!
Thanks. Had a little health issue set back, but now, I am planning an all out balls attack. This spring, I built a 10' x 15' storage shed in my back yard to store lawn tractor, mower, shovels, rakes, etc. along with my routeer table, band saw andtable saw. The garage is strictly for VW work. Not the biggest, 26' wide by 25' deep. just finished adding a sub panel so I can add more circuits. One is air conditioning. Hopefully it should be done this weekend or early next week.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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Not the biggest, 26' wide by 25' deep.
Pfft.... thats almost double my garage size. I am basicly working inside your storage shed, + 4 feet deep.


MIKE, WTF happend? You basicly tossed a gernade inside the car! This better turn out great or I am going to remind you of those last 3 pics
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The car was cut up in the other pics also. I did my secitoning in 3 pieces. I'll glue it all back with the 2x4s tied into each other. If nothing else I'll have a solid pan to drive around.
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Getting the tube in.

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shaped the tube to fit.


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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:16 PM   #20
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Getting Pan ready for body.

Making a bench seat out of rear seat.

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