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Old 06-09-2008, 01:17 PM
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That would be a 1974 VW bug. It has been lowered quite a bit ...has a 5.5" narrowed beam, drop spindles, and disc brakes on the front....the rear has flipped trailing arms (to correct the camber) and has been dropped 2 outer splines.



Kewl truck, and nice bug! A cool forum to check out concerning your bug would be volksrods.com

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Kewl truck, and nice bug! A cool forum to check out concerning your bug would be volksrods.com

If you're not on there already.

P.S. If you decide to join volksrods do an intro.
I've been on Volksrods.com for 5 years!
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re: My rusty/ratty 48 chevy truck build (w/ pics)

I love the truck nice fabrication work. I am putting a 51 on a S10 frame right now and was wondering if you knew the backspacing of the rims. I don't want to use spacers and like the look of your rims on the truck. Also do you have any rubbing lock to lock.

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Old 06-23-2008, 05:45 PM
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I love the truck nice fabrication work. I am putting a 51 on a S10 frame right now and was wondering if you knew the backspacing of the rims. I don't want to use spacers and like the look of your rims on the truck. Also do you have any rubbing lock to lock.

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5.5" I think.

They work great on the front. Tuck up real nice.

The rear NEEDED the camaro axles extra width to look right with the deep back spacing.
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how far off the frame did you mount the body. I have mine up on 4x4 blocks. Would this give me about the same stance as yours? ( I don't have all the "ballast" it will have eventually, so not sure about finall ride height.)
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how far off the frame did you mount the body. I have mine up on 4x4 blocks. Would this give me about the same stance as yours? ( I don't have all the "ballast" it will have eventually, so not sure about finall ride height.)
I mounted mine lower (1.5"?) and it ended up being a ton of work....lots more cutting for clearance. 4x4 block should be about right.
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I have been doing more work on the truck...I just haven't been taking pictures.

Guess what. I remembered the camera!!!!

This was my solution for the brake switch. I mounted a mid 80's GM switch in the top, rear surface of the S-10 brake bracket and then addwd an arm to the back of the brake pedal. The you hit the brakes, the lever moves up...and off of the switch. (I should have taken pics while the whole assembly was out.



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Here are pics of my turn signals.



With the lense removed. The arrow is made from 2 LED clearance lights from Wally-world.


These were the left overs from the clearance lights (some cutting required)


I made a bracket from a piece of jaguar XJS chrome (I recycle)


I re-used the OLD turn signal switch that was in the truck when I bought it (spray-bombed of course). The wires are pulled through a piece of un-shrunk heat-shrink tubing. Looks nice and it was damn near free.
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I realized I need more switches (electric fan and hazard lights), but didn't want them mounted just anywhere. I squeezed them in my new "seat dash"



It was a tight fit trying to fit them in the switch panel that was not designed for any extra stuff. I made a cardbodrd template that was the same size as the switch and used a cener punch to find a spot where the switches fit.





It worked great!

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The dash-dash now has idiot lights. The outside ones are for turn signals, the inner ones are oil pressure and water temperature.


Wiring that stuff up.....sucked!


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Wow, I am absolutely in love with this truck as well as your ingenuity!!!!
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I am really liking those center lines I would like to get some for my truck or mabey some slotted mags but I doubt i'll ever find some in 8 lug pattern.

But any ways I am getting a 1950 chevy pick up and it needs a bed is there any tips you have on these trucks? Any modifications you really like?
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:32 PM
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Wow, I am absolutely in love with this truck as well as your ingenuity!!!!
Even though the truck itself is kinda rough, this project is practice for my next build....that will be a nice truck.
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[SIZE="4"]I have glass that I can see out of !!!!![/SIZE]





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With any luck, it will be "finished" after this weekend. .....and ready for louisville and frog follies.

I need to:

1) seat the front windshield a little better (the center rubber doesn't rest on the metal divider yet).

2) Install side windows.

3) make some simple door panels/armrest.

4) make a shifter boot.

5) quickly plug some of the holes in the firewall.

6) install some of that bubble insulation.

7) Install wally-world carpet.

8)take pictures for insurance
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