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Old 11-23-2011, 11:15 PM
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I would register as is with the bug body and pan, then build what ever chassis you desire and take your chances on resale.

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Old 11-24-2011, 02:31 PM
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I would register as is with the bug body and pan, then build what ever chassis you desire and take your chances on resale.
I am not sure that would be legal here in NM either.

BTW, your Bug build is probably the nicest I have seen. Very impressive piece of work.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:16 PM
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Power plant!

Picked up the SBC a few days ago from a guy here in town. 400 with a standard bore for $50. It wiped a rod bearing and trashed the crank. The heads will be donated to my local machine shop. Dropping the engine off there on Monday to have them start cleaning it up. It will definately clean up at .030 and maybe even less.

Also found a 97 S10 chassis for $200 here locally. It will be the complete roller including suspension, steering and all the power components (which I am not certain that I will use). I should be picking the chassis up by next weekend hopefully.





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Old 11-26-2011, 06:04 PM
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Picked up the 97 Today

Got the 1997 S10 chassis moved over to my house today. Paid $200 for the roller. I will end up giving the rear end and wheels and tires back to the guy I got it from. He still owes me the title from the guy he purchased the truck from. I am supposed to get that this coming week. But I am getting everything I need: frame, front suspension, front brakes, steering components, etc.


Here is a shot of the chassis on the trailer at the location I picked it up from.





Here is a pic of the chassis parked next to my Bug body. Can't wait to start ripping into this frame and getting it cleaned up and situated under the body. Gonna start working on it later in the week.


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Well just found out the 400 I picked up is garbage. It had spun a main bearing real bad and ****ed up any chance of getting a line hone on it. So, I am back in the hunt for a suitable power plant. Either that or I am just gonna try and wedge my big block in this bastard lol. More to come soon.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:15 PM
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Ok. I am giving up on this project. The guy I bought the S10 chassis from now can not come up with the title.

Thanks for all of you who commented on this build. I've got my sights on another project. In fact, I am driving to Illinois to pick it up week after next. I will post pics of it when we take custody of it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:53 AM
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Sorry to hear that your V8 Bug project is over, I was really looking forward to seeing another V8 Bug, especially a turbo V8 Bug


Good luck with the next project!

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Ok. I am giving up on this project. The guy I bought the S10 chassis from now can not come up with the title.

Thanks for all of you who commented on this build. I've got my sights on another project. In fact, I am driving to Illinois to pick it up week after next. I will post pics of it when we take custody of it.
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Ok. I am giving up on this project. The guy I bought the S10 chassis from now can not come up with the title.

Thanks for all of you who commented on this build. I've got my sights on another project. In fact, I am driving to Illinois to pick it up week after next. I will post pics of it when we take custody of it.
Sorry to hear that. What part of Illinois are you going to?
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 PM
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Going to Edinburg, Ill. Teaser pic of what I am going to get.


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