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Old 10-16-2011, 01:07 AM
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Project89 and V8Square,

Thanks for the info on photobucket. I will do that from now on.


Learn something new everyday. We had just planned on channeling the pan, but after looking over V8 Super Beetle's build, it definately makes more sense. Guess I am breaking out the 8mm and the pnuematics this weekend.

Thanks for the tip.

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More Demolition

More demolition today. Got most of the interior gutted out.


Have to have the proper equipment to prevent heat exhaustion.


Thank God for saws-alls. Make the removal of bucket seats a snap!


My developmentally disabled sister-in-law coming out to see what all the hub bub is about. She always wants to help out.


Here is the front of the cab after about 1.5 hours of work.


Back of the cab. There was enough rat crap in the back of this thing that I could have supplied haunta virus to all of New Mexico.

All in all I took out about 150 lbs of crap from the interior. Have a little more on the interior to go before I remove the pan, then I will start under the hood and the trunk. More pics coming this week.
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Looking good. Don't forget to take those bolts out in the rear under the rear seat. In addition to the bolts on top of the shock tower in the rear. Disconnect steering shaft at the steering box,(take the fuel tank out for easier accessability) and under the dash and you can pull the whole steering column out.You will also have two bolts at the top of the front axle beam to remove. Attached, is a pic of my chassis on my Porsche powered Bug. It can give you some ideas of bolt area location.



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Thanks for the tips V8Square. I will definatley review your post again prior to commencing my "destruction" of the Bug on Friday. Until then, it's work work work and school school school. Damn crap always seems to get in the way of my go fast projects.
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My VW choptop V8 project on hold

Here are a couple of shots of my 70 VW choptop that has been put on hold due to finances or lack thereof. I might sell it for the right number. http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/a...STUFF016-1.jpg http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/a...STUFF015-1.jpg I had planned to use a 2"x4" mild steel frame and stretch the cowl section 10" with a dropped straight axle up front. I must have built this a 1000 times in my head and it was always cheaper than here in reality.

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Here are a couple of shots of my 70 VW choptop that has been put on hold due to finances or lack thereof. I might sell it for the right number. http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/a...STUFF016-1.jpg http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/a...STUFF015-1.jpg I had planned to use a 2"x4" mild steel frame and stretch the cowl section 10" with a dropped straight axle up front. I must have built this a 1000 times in my head and it was always cheaper than here in reality.
What's the right number?
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I edit a Turbocharging column on another forum, I'll keep an occasional eye on your build and chime in when i can, best of luck!!
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I edit a Turbocharging column on another forum, I'll keep an occasional eye on your build and chime in when i can, best of luck!!
What are you building?
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What's the right number?
Yeah what's the right number?


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I edit a Turbocharging column on another forum, I'll keep an occasional eye on your build and chime in when i can, best of luck!!
I would greatly appreciate you checking in on my build. This will be my first time doing a turbo build and have been doing alot of reading and talking to alot of people that are expierenced with turbo builds. Any input you can provide would be greatly appreciated. If you want to PM me about which forum you are talking about I would appreciate it. I check one forum ALOT as I know there are some very knowledgeable people there. Thanks again!

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What's the right number?
Thanks for your interest and $1500 firm. Thanks ken
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Finally....got some more work done!

So after missing last week (because I was in Phoenix watching my Steelers whip the crap out of the Cardinals) working on the Bug, I finally got a little work done on it today. Not as much as I would have liked, but I am gonna try and get some more done on it this week.

So here is what it looked like before I got started....




After about 1.5 hours of work I got the hood off....




The right front fender.....




And the gas tank removed.....




I also removed the 18 - 13mm bolts on both sides of the pan and the 4 - 17mm bolts near the front corners of the pan. I only have about 6-8 more bolts to go and the steering column and the body will be off the roller. Thank God for impact wrenchs. Made quick work of the pan bolts.





Finally, the pile of additional parts that were removed.



I am going to put the fenders, hood and gas tank up on Ebay with the hopes of recouping some of my money. I am going to go with an all fiberglass front end on my build so I will have no use for the hood or fenders.

More pics to come during the week. I plan on having the body removed from the chassis by this coming weekend. Wish me luck!

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So after missing last week (because I was in Phoenix watching my Steelers whip the crap out of the Cardinals) working on the Bug, I finally got a little work done on it today. Not as much as I would have liked, but I am gonna try and get some more done on it this week.

So here is what it looked like before I got started....




After about 1.5 hours of work I got the hood off....




The right front fender.....




And the gas tank removed.....




I also removed the 18 - 13mm bolts on both sides of the pan and the 4 - 17mm bolts near the front corners of the pan. I only have about 6-8 more bolts to go and the steering column and the body will be off the roller. Thank God for impact wrenchs. Made quick work of the pan bolts.





Finally, the pile of additional parts that were removed.



I am going to put the fenders, hood and gas tank up on Ebay with the hopes of recouping some of my money. I am going to go with an all fiberglass front end on my build so I will have no use for the hood or fenders.

More pics to come during the week. I plan on having the body removed from the chassis by this coming weekend. Wish me luck!

Well, looks like it's coming apart. I got my new motor mounts fabbed in and hopefully I will have them welded this week. Next, I will hook up trannie to dummy block, get crossmember lined up correctly, then set my body in the proper place and fab some body mounts. Will have some pics later in the week.
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Well, looks like it's coming apart. I got my new motor mounts fabbed in and hopefully I will have them welded this week. Next, I will hook up trannie to dummy block, get crossmember lined up correctly, then set my body in the proper place and fab some body mounts. Will have some pics later in the week.
Look foward to seeing the pics of your progress.
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you must have a killer job to drop money like that i envy you
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you must have a killer job to drop money like that i envy you
I am R-E-T-I-R-E-D!!! I started amassing (how about that big word) while I was still working.
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