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Old 06-20-2008, 10:50 AM
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She was getting agrivated with me when I'd work on my car past he kids bedtime which is 8pm.

Then one evening, right after eight, she decided to take a picture of me working on my car. She pulled right up in her vehicle, snapped a picture and took off! LOL!

I haven't heard anything or gotten any complaints so........

Perhaps it's cause I haven't been trying not to annoy her by quitting at 8 and keeping the garage closed when I can.

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She was getting agrivated with me when I'd work on my car past he kids bedtime which is 8pm.

Then one evening, right after eight, she decided to take a picture of me working on my car. She pulled right up in her vehicle, snapped a picture and took off! LOL!

I haven't heard anything or gotten any complaints so........

Perhaps it's cause I haven't been trying not to annoy her by quitting at 8 and keeping the garage closed when I can.

Cool ,,glad its working
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:57 AM
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Cool ,,glad its working
Me too!
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:35 AM
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VW parts Houston area.

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/729856035.html

Check out the lights.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:03 AM
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Wow! Thanks for the link!

I just might grab up the whole lot of super parts if the rear fenders are the late model fenders.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:14 PM
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haha sweet.. always good to find parts.. i've got 3 ..just nothing to do with them
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:54 AM
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I didn't grab up those parts after all cause the rear fenders are for the earlier model supers. 71-72. I want to keep the late model big lens cause I like the look better.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:56 AM
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These past couple of weeks I've been doing nothing but body work. I'm trying to finish the body work so it'll be ready for paint and I can move onto painting the chassis soon afterwards.

Now I know the correct way to fix rust on a car is to cut away the rusted metal and to weld in new metal but....

a) I would have to hack up another classic vw to get the metal I need cause the whole rear quarters of the body need to be replaced.

b) They make replacement panels but they are expensive. Once the rust becomes obvious under the paint I'll just fix the whole thing. This will hold me over for 3-5 years until I can afford to do that kind of panel replacement.

c) I don't want to take the risk of setting my car and garage on fire because of the factory foam installed right where the rust in an issue.

Now that I've got that out of the way here are some pics of some body work.


Got the first coat of primer on the body.




I've smoothed out the imperfections in the center of the door. There were a couple more spots on the edges.




If you recall from previous pictures there were some rust holes on the bottom section of the body behind the crescent moon vent. That's been taken car of. I've finished the drivers side rust holes but here's a pic of some layering of body filler smoothing out the holes.




Same for the passenger's side.




Here's a pic of the end results. Holes are gone. There's some small pin holes that need to be taken care of but for the most part it's repaired until rust comes back 5 years down the road.




I'm just about done smoothing out all the little dings and rust repairs. Next I'm going to finish up the fenders and then I'll gradually sand and layer primer working my way from about 120 on down to 600+ grit. The last couple layers I'll work in some wet sanding. Then she should be ready for primer, base coat, and clear.

How much do you guys think I could expect to pay for primer, base and clear all from the same manufacturer? Honda Vivd Blue Pearl, paint code B-520P. I'm not looking for the highest grade paint, but something that'll last 5 years. My Uncle is going to spray my car so I'm looking into the cost of just of the paint. Enough to cover the outside, inside doors / jams, and possibly under both lids.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:08 AM
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Got the chance to do some more body work. Started finishing off the front end and most of one fender. I shaved the turn signals by tacking in some metal under the holes and then smoothed them out with body filler. There's still some little burs here and there but it's getting there.







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Old 07-10-2008, 03:31 PM
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What do you guys think about this color scheme?



Silver, shaved bumper, lights and trunk handles. Paint my rims black and add a red lip like so.




I thinking about going this direction cause my motor will be about 85% all black with red accents here and there. Yesterday I ordered almost everything to finish up my motor minus push rods cause I have to check their length.

Here's the breather and timing cover I ordered. I basically ordered all the individual pieces minus the valve covers cause I need center bolt.


I'm going to buy some stock vortec valve covers. I might even run a red stripes down those raised lines?


Got a set of red ACCEL spark plug wires.


Ordered a black HEI distributor.....etc.


I've got mainly black with accents of red so I'm trying to carry that outside and inside the car. I'm thinking about getting these seats.


Some red belts, 5 point.


And I plan to do the interior / carpet in a dark grey. For the dash I'll paint that wood grain stripe red.


These exhaust tips.


And last but not least I'll plan to get on of those 4 in 1 tachs to replace the speedo in my dash.


Who needs a speedo any who? I'm just concerned about people seeing my tail lights after a race.
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silver is tough to shoot,,,,i like white
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:22 AM
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Silver looks "reet" to me.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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I'm kinda leaning towards the silver.

Something like this.



I think the stripe was too big in the previous pic. The interior would look cool like this, but with the two tone seats.



Just thinking out loud here....
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:40 AM
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V/8 Bug.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTuU...eature=related
Check this out.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:45 AM
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V/8 Bug

Crinkle paint would look good on valve covers I know that Volvo has there covers painted with it in fact I bought some extra valve covers im going to try it, it's that paint that has a ruff/wrinkle look to it any auto parts store should have it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowz6...eature=related
Can't wait to see your bug doing this.
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