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Old 06-11-2008, 09:58 AM
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Good ole UPS. It seems we cant get parts in in good condition anymore. Tim
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:24 AM
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Tell me about it! Next time I'll opt for shipping through FedEx.
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This breaking of things by UPS has got to be a state of mind with the employees. My wife shipped some family heirlooms from North Carolina to Arizona. Big mistake. Everything was properly packaged at the point of shipment, but when the boxes arrived, EVERYTHING was smashed beyond repair. Looked like they ran over the boxes with a truck. This is unacceptable. All those monkeys need to be re-trained or fired.
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when you pack ,,think 7-10 foot drop ??? thats where i start
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:17 AM
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I couldn't agree with you more Tech. UPS in known for not being good with packages. They definitely need to fix their operations.

Yesterday I called up Summit to find out what I should do about getting it taken care of free of charge to me. The guy at Summit was going to send me a new stud, but I told him I don't have the tools to fix it. Which I don't and really don't want to bother with fixing a new product I just purchased. So Summit help desk said to take it to a GM dealer to see if they'll fix it under warranty. I just called service and asked if they would. They told me pretty much what I expected, "It's up to Summit to take care of the problem and not us." So Summit emailed me a call tag. It's being shipped back at their expense and as soon as they see movement on the tracking they'll send out a new head.

I though it was kinda gay that they just didn't email me the call tag first thing instead these alternatives, but it could've been cause of miscommunication cause he was thinking I needed the parts ASAP.

Either way it was all taken care of. Definitely worth the wait to get it right.
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I just read right through this. Saturday morning and all...
You need to get on side with the lady who's complaining. Some people do not know how to stop in these situations and she may be a bit lonely,this being her way of communicating to the world that she exists.

Second,I once built a 32 Ford using a similar GM chassis, not pretty at all!but this was 1970 something and i was a lot younger then .
You will find that handling AS in going along the road fast and around bends will be OK,but REAL handling where you can 'point and squirt 'with your car will not be happening.
I can see what your're doing is a great idea and how every beginning rodder should do it.
Although i would buy a 200 amp ac/dc welder or hire one and rent a oxy/aeteylene set and learn how to do sheet metal welding,it's a LOT easier

When you do your next beetle V8 heres a link to how it should be done in the 21st Century.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for reading my post!

She seems to just not like it when I'm working past eight which is the kiddos bed time. So I just stop right before eight and if I'm doing any kind of grinding or cutting with the sawzall I just close the garage door. So far that seems to be working.

Thanks for sharing the Rotary build, although this was the first V8 bug build I had come across and considered building it. My only problem at this point is $$$. The cost of the steel alone would be expensive, not including the suspension parts and a tranny like that audi 5 Hugo is using (Hugo is that guy building that chassis you sent a picture of). I would love to build that design, but at the moment budget is a big concern which is why I decided to use a S10 chassis and it's simpler for a beginner like my self. Once I have my own garage I'll take on a project like that and then I could use a 220v welder.

I wish I could get a 220v mig welder but the 110v 100 amp buzz box will have to do for now since I don't have a 220v outlet to work from.

Here's a pic of the latest progress on that rear engined V8 bug.

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:34 PM
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Got a little bit of work done this weekend. For starters I rolled out "Blue", swept up the garage, and organized a bit. I got that out the way so I could make another mess.

Now that I've got my chassis about 85% done I'm concentrating on doing body work. My plan is to have both the frame and body finished at the same time so that way I can send off my car to get painted while I break down, paint and rebuild the chassis.






There's some dings here and there you couldn't really see but could feel. So I took care of those. I sprayed primer on those areas once I finished smoothing down the body filler.



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Thanks! More to come on the body work.
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Got my replacement head in yesterday and everything seems to be as it should!



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Don't forget to view craigslist.org for parts to help you out they even have a FREE list just might find something there to speed up the built. Can't wait to see it finished and see your time slips let me know when you go to the track to see the BUG or get togethers, League city has a spot right off of Hwy 3 & 518 main drag where a lot of people show up there to show off there rides it's always real nice nobody gets out of hand.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on the free section and that spot. I've managed to get a little side work completed so I should get most of what I need for my build. Enough so that I can put the engine together, set it in the bug and build the floor and firewall.

I can't wait to take her to the track either. I'm curious as to what it'll run. I'll keep you posted when that happens if you'd like to come check it out.
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Thanks for the heads up on the free section and that spot. I've managed to get a little side work completed so I should get most of what I need for my build. Enough so that I can put the engine together, set it in the bug and build the floor and firewall.

I can't wait to take her to the track either. I'm curious as to what it'll run. I'll keep you posted when that happens if you'd like to come check it out.
i missed,,,,,what happend with the lady that was messin' with you ??
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