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Old 12-06-2008, 09:27 PM
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Wow!
Im in Love!
Id like to see a few more closer up pics with the blower. HG
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:12 AM
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VW Bondo....

HI,instead of all the bondo,why not go to JC Whitney.com,and buy new VW fenders,they will cost less than the Bondo + work...
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:19 PM
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Car looking good mate
Thanks! I appreciate it. It's slowly getting there.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:34 PM
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HI,instead of all the bondo,why not go to JC Whitney.com,and buy new VW fenders,they will cost less than the Bondo + work...
I widened the fenders 3" in the rear. That and I wanted to do it myself because of the challenge, which I've never done anything like this, and to be able to say when it's all said and done that I widened them myself.

JC Whitney doesn't even sell widened fenders. The cost of materials ($22 for bondo, $10 for 22 gauge sheet metal, $10 worth of sandpaper and $10 for welding rods = $52 total) is much less than the cost of repo or fiberglass fenders, which roughly cost $320+ with shipping. My time doesn't cost me anything. I know time is money in a sense but it's been a labor of love.

Now, if I was paying someone to widen them that would be a different story and I would agree.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:45 PM
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great looking!

i've got mine on standby for sale
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:16 AM
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i've got mine on standby for sale
Getting rid of the bug?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:20 AM
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Latest vision of the bug. I was thinking silver or blue, but went back to my original concept but with some C4 black vette wheels because I see so many blue metallic supers it's not even funny.



Also, last night my Mom ordered me some car parts for Christmas.

Isky cam #201278
Some Z28 type valve springs to upgrade my vortec heads - #205-D
Shim head gaskets - .015
Tranny and frame pad mounts.

I'm going by F-Bird'88's recommended build. I actually just ran across this video of how the build will sound. I'm sold on this build.

Here's the video.


Has a nastly little idle.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:23 AM
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yeah, selling them to a buddy whos going to do them right by restoring them a
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:11 PM
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Good deal!
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:06 PM
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yeah works out pretty good.. gettin 2K for my 3 bugs [only ones really good.. and the other two are donors] and a 72 bus...

i get 15%
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:02 AM
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yeah works out pretty good.. gettin 2K for my 3 bugs [only ones really good.. and the other two are donors] and a 72 bus...

i get 15%
Cool, are you starting another project up with the money you got from selling the vw's?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:16 AM
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I had a good amount of time this weekend to get some things done. So much so I'm starting to run out of things to do body work wise...

I finished shaving the fenders that needed finishing.








I also shaved the hood handle. I just cut off the button latch.




Prepared the weld area.




Bolted the handle assembly on with a little 1" square piece of 22 gauge sheet metal to fill the button hole.




Welded in the handle, welded the handle to the filler piece, and that piece to the hood.




I then used a cutoff wheel to cut the handle down flush. I the weld the bolts and filler metal to the outer metal of the hood.




Then I ground it flush.




A little body filler and block sanding.




And voilà...Finished!




Next, i want to delete the crescent moon vents and that should be about it body work wise. The onto building a roll bar.
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Cool, are you starting another project up with the money you got from selling the vw's?
63 Stepside

=D

i wanna take it out today..but i dont think i can talk my dad into it i'll just have to DIM[yself]
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:24 AM
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63 Stepside

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i wanna take it out today..but i dont think i can talk my dad into it i'll just have to DIM[yself]
Cool man! Are you driving her around now?
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:26 AM
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Hey guys, update time...

Got some needed parts for Christmas. Motor mounts, tranny mount, shim head gaskets (.015), torque wrench, isky cam #201278, some Lunati valve springs, and Comp Cams double roller chain setup. I'm just lacking a flex plate and harmonic balancer to complete my motor.

Did some body work. I shaved the vents on both sides, but kept the indention behind the vents, which I like.

I drew out a template



Cut the crescent moon shapes and test fitted.



Then cut the shape out of some 22 gauge sheet metal



Cleaned up the weld area with a 40 grit disk.



Tack welded it in place. I would've welded it up some more but there was a bit of rubber that sealed the vent in there... It caught fire a couple times, slightly. So I did enough tacks to get the job done.



Ground down the welds flush.



A little body filler.



Some block sanding, little filler, block sanding....etc.



Hit it with some primer. There's still some little pits so I'll have to go back and work with it some, but it's pretty much there.



Same for the other side. Still a little work to do.
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