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Old 09-22-2008, 03:09 PM
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Everytime i see pics of the front i want to reach in trhere and grab the hood and bend it too it's proper shape...I hope you do it though..ha ha ha
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:14 PM
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LOL, yeah, I know what you mean. At this point the hood's bolts are just hand tight and it needs some adjustment and or bending.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:48 AM
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This weekend a few buddies came over to help out on the the car, well, it was supposed to be one but four showed and more talking than work was done, but they got to check out the car for the first time. What basically got done was we positioned the body in it's finally spot and we lowered the passenger side 3/4" to level the body out. Friday I went and bought 5 sticks of angle iron to get it all done.

Last night I cut and tack welded in the floor support using angle iron. For just being tack welded at the moment the concept seems very sturdy.



Next I'm going to weld in the body mount rails that bolt up to the heater channels.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:02 AM
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2" drop s-10 spindles, 2 quarts of MasterSeries silver and one quart of chassis black on their way so I can finish up, rebuild and paint the chassis.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:45 AM
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:47 AM
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S10 2" drop spindles came in.



This weekend I finished welding the floor support in. Well, I didn't get to the welding underneath cause I'm not great at overhead welding. So when I take the frame apart to rebuild it I'm going to flip over the frame and tackle those welds and others.

It's been a little while since I've last welded and I was working with different rods. I had to redo a few welds cause the rods I have are coat with less coating / flux so I wasn't use to them, but quickly got the hang of it. Not the greatest weld, but looks decent.




I made some mounts for the body to bolt to. Still have to weld them in though.

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:42 AM
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Radiator for the bug in exchange for a little photoshopping. Courtesy of Ray. Thanks Ray! Needs a little cleaning but it's in great condition.






I did some test fitting / mocking up of the radiator and seems like it'll have to go in the back cause the sway bar and steering box is right where I need the radiator to sit. So I'll be building a place for the radiator to mount in the rear. Having the radiator and battery in the back should help distribute a little bit of the weight.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:17 PM
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Last night I tack welded the "mount rails" that bolt down the heater channels of the body. This weekend I'm going to finish the metal work on the fenders and start laying some bondo, well, that's the plan.
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V/8 Bug

Look at these tips for your bug.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...=p4506.c0.m245

Also can't wait to see the bug done you might want to paint it satin black I have heard that one can do it instead of dropping a ton of money on a paint job and to me it looks good.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:57 AM
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Those look cool! I'm not sure if I'm going to have tips at this point. I'm going to put the radiator in bag and it'll probably be in the way of doing any kind of exhaust the continues out back, which is what I really want. If anything I might just weld up some foe pea shooter tips. We'll see though.

Edit: Almost forgot. I do like the satin or flat black look, but I'm wanting to not go black cause of the Houston summers will kill me. That and I'm more of a fan of a shinny paint job. I'm going to spray the car myself so it'll only cost me paint materials. It wont be nothing too fancy, but should have a nice factory shine. I've always wanted to try painting so I figure I'm going to give it a shot.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:03 AM
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Well, this weekend I managed to finish all the metal work on one fender and I got down a layer of bondo. Looks like it'll turn out just like I want it to. My metal work isn't the greatest, but I'll make it up in body work. Stick welding sheet metal is a biotchhh!












MasterSeries paint came in! This is what I'll be using to seal and paint my chassis. 2 quarts of silver and one gloss chassis black.




Next weekend I will hopefully have the other fender to or past this point.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:40 PM
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My goal this weekend is to finish the metal work on the driver's side rear fender (cut / weld / grind), to get some body filler down to smoothen out the transition from the natural fender to the widened strips, and to start shaping both of them.

I was thinking, the only thing in the way of me mounting the radiator up front is the sway bar. I'm wandering if I could cut it a little wider than the radiator and weld some metal, say angle iron or even some round tubing, so it's out of the way.

Like so...




I guess the first step would be to see if the radiator is narrower than where the bushings mount for the sway bar.






hmmm.....




I'm thinking it could be cut and be tucked under the clip where the hood will latch, but above the louvers.




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Old 10-17-2008, 02:48 PM
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IMO, I may be way off base, but it looks like there is no room under the hood. I would mount it in the back.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:56 PM
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IMO, I may be way off base, but it looks like there is no room under the hood. I would mount it in the back.
Well, here's the same radiator. What I mean by the same is I mean this is the radiator from this bug. The owner gave it to me. His bug is a super as well so there's the same amount of room. Just has to be slanted.



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