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Old 08-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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great build and info

enjoying all the pics and info as u go




happen to find this thought you might like
www.wide69.com

bug with a rear engine 500cid

Thanks!

I've seen bighoov's 69 wide build. It's pretty impressive. Looks like what a vw beetle would look like if it were an american car.

He's a member of volksrods.com and v8bugs.com, which I'm a member of both as well! So I check his project out regularly.

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Old 08-28-2008, 02:03 PM
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A few buddy's of mine and I are considering renting a garage / storage space, for everyone's own personal reason. So if all goes well I'll have plenty of space to work on my project, three extra sets of hands, more voltage to work with, and did I mention more space.

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Good luck on your search for a bigger place.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:41 PM
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Good luck on your search for a bigger place.
As of now, we should be getting the shop / storage space in about a month.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:42 PM
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Update...

I actually got to put in some hours. Still working away at the body trying to smooth here out. I pretty much got the hood, front clip and passenger fender finished. There's a couple small low spots and high spots but for the most part they're 95% done. Well, as far a body work goes.

I hope you guys don't mind pictures... ;D


I tack welded a 22 gauge metal strip under the turn signal holes and began filing and shaping.












I got a little help today from my buddy Jesse.









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Old 09-01-2008, 10:43 PM
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The blue paint spots you see is some sort of drafters / engineer marking paint that has worked well for marking spots that need fixing. It's really used to make measurement markings and notes.







I ran out of primer before I could finish the hood. ;D




Just a little more to do to the front end and then I can move on to the rear fenders. I'm thinking of shaving the front handle along with the trim holes on the hood. I might shave all the trim holes but I'm debating whether to shave everything or to go with the slightly more modern look by painting the trim flat black. ??? That and I'm undecided about keeping either bumpers or t-bars or to just shave the bumper holes.
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Haven't checked the site in a while and was happy to see you still going on this . Keep up the good work
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:32 AM
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Thanks! I'm still going at it and will be for a while longer. Just trying to finish up the body work so I can finish chassis and put it all together.
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V/8 Bug

Your going to be able to do more with that 350 find a good set of heads that will move that bug. Here's a site that will help you out if you ever built a Pontiac engine I was hoping you were going that route. wallaceracing.com
PS-Body work is coming out good. Keep us posted.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:16 PM
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I agree and I know I'll be happier in the long run with the 350. I'm basically building my 350 (355) based on F-Bird 88's inexpensive build. Should make for about 400 hp, if not more.

355 ci
10:1 CR
060 Vortec heads
upgrading springs with Z28 type
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750 cfm Edelbrock carb
headman s10 conversion shorty headers - 1 5/8" to 2.5" collector.
COMP Cams 12-522-5 (Advertised Duration 293/300, Lift .450/.453, 106 LSA, 2,500-6000 rpm)

Everything else will be pretty much new stock parts. I opted for a cam with a little longer duration on the intake side, and little higher lift / longer exhaust duration for the extra sexy idle.

This combo should make it scoot.
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Get yourself a cheapie paint spray out fit and some masks. A liter of acrylic hi build primer goes a long way and will work out cheaper than those aerosol cans.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:48 AM
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Get yourself a cheapie paint spray out fit and some masks. A liter of acrylic hi build primer goes a long way and will work out cheaper than those aerosol cans.
I was thinking of doing just that, well, I could borrow the spray setup, but the main reason I'm using the spray can automotive primer is to cover the exposed metal and to get a coat of primer on work with so when I sand I can see all the low spots. Once I'm finished fixing dings and dents I'll put down a coat of high build primer to help fill up the very small imperfections. I'm waiting to move my vehicle to a more suitable place to spray the high build stuff though cause I don't think my apt complex would like that too much.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:52 AM
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Some updates on the bug.

Still doing body work a little at a time. The front end is pretty close to being finished. I still want to shave the bumper up front and the handle, but I've got to wait until I can get a hold of my brothers mig welder just to make the job easier than using a stick welder. Hopefully I can get my hands on it this weekend.

At this point I'm just tapping in high spots and filling in little low spots and trying to get the body as smooth as I possibly can.



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Old 09-22-2008, 09:05 AM
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All the body shaping of the front is pretty much done. Next I'll shave the bumper holes and front hood handle, but the hard part is pretty much done with for the front. Now I'll move onto the rear fenders.

I mocked up the steering. I've got a manual GM steering box and linkage. The steering wheel will be in it's stock location. I've just got to figure out what to use to mate the VW spline to the GM box / linkage.







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