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Old 02-14-2009, 02:43 PM
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I personally think they black looks much better too. You could get it powder coated in satin black.

That would look awesome. As for the wheel looking larger, will 17's/18's not look massive on a bug anyhow?

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you may want to reconsider the shaving of the hood latch. WHat are you going to do when the hood release cable snaps.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:15 PM
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I don't understand why you used plates welded to the frame to mount your bars. Those plates are only for use with a unibody car that has no frame. If the car has a frame, like yours does, the cage tubes are welded directly to the frame member or crossmember.
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It's so he can unbolt the cage and remove the body.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:16 PM
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It's so he can unbolt the cage and remove the body.
I want to be able to remove the body.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:18 PM
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you may want to reconsider the shaving of the hood latch. WHat are you going to do when the hood release cable snaps.
Worst case, I could just crawl under the front of the car and unlatch the hood from the inside.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:20 PM
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I personally think they black looks much better too. You could get it powder coated in satin black.

That would look awesome. As for the wheel looking larger, will 17's/18's not look massive on a bug anyhow?
Yeah, they'll look pretty big on the bug. I'm wanting to go with a glossy black paint for the wheels.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:23 AM
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My parts came in from summit. ;D For Valentines' day my fiancé got me a DVD from box wrench on basic engine rebuilding which is excellent, and a Ron Sessions book on rebuild a TH 350.




I made good progress this weekend. I drilled holes to bolt down my gas tank.






I ground the front frame caps to clean the appearance up.




I widened the side body mount holes some to give me a little room to shift the body some and I starting disassembling my chassis so I can finish the welds underneth and get it all painted and rebuilt.






That's about as far as I could get without a ball joint separator, which I'll need to borrow, to remove the spindles.
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Nice

Im building a 1972 V8 Bug on a 1994 S10 Frame also. What springs did you use for the shortened rear leaf springs? Thanks
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:51 PM
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Im building a 1972 V8 Bug on a 1994 S10 Frame also. What springs did you use for the shortened rear leaf springs? Thanks
Cool! I used leaf springs out of a mid 90's Isuzu Amigo and I flipped them around so the longest end is upfront, if that makes sense. Here's a comparison of the two.



The longest end just so happened to be the same length from eyelet to center / mount (sorry, forgot the exact term). You might want to look around the junk yard and see what you can find, that's pretty much what I did. I believe the S10 leafs are 2.5" wide and the Isuzu's are 2" wide. I don't recall the length of the S10 springs, but if I had to guess they were 55"-60" long, and the Isuzu springs are 44" long. As long as can you find some similar in size you should be good.
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Thank I will take a look. I am in the process of shortening the frame. its a short bed so i don't have to take out as much as you did it looks like 13.82 inches.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:23 AM
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Thank I will take a look. I am in the process of shortening the frame. its a short bed so i don't have to take out as much as you did it looks like 13.82 inches.

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Post some pictures of your build when you get the chance. I'd like to check it out. 13.82 sounds about right for a short bed regular cab. The wheelbase for the super is 95.25", just incase.
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I dont know if mines a super and I only bought a body without the pan so i could not measure the wheelbase but i from what i could find it was 94.48inches. What do you think. i will try and post some pictures soon.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:10 PM
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I dont know if mines a super and I only bought a body without the pan so i could not measure the wheelbase but i from what i could find it was 94.48inches. What do you think. i will try and post some pictures soon.
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There's a couple ways to tell if it's a super. On a super the spare tire sits flat in the trunk (or what now will be the engine bay). On a standard beetle the tire reclines up front. Also, the gas tank on a super is at an angle. A standard beetle's gas tank sits flat. Another is the super beetle has a strut front suspension in which you'll see where the struts used to bolt up. Super's are also known as fat chicks and have a bubble like trunk / hood. The front end (fenders, front clip) also are rounded. A standard's hood comes to a sharper point and the fenders and the front clip are flat. Supers normally come with a louvered front clip (under the hood and between the fenders). Last but not least, a 73+ super has a curved window and it sits further forward than a standards, although 71-72 supers have flat windshields.

Sounds like the wheelbase of a standard beetle which is 94.5". I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions a long the way and I'll do the best I can to help.
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Thanks. I be sure to ask It sound like mine is not the super but i will be sure to use the information you gave me to find out. Its snowing and im working out side] so Ill have to get the pictures later but here is one of the bug I got it for 100 and the s10 for 200 and parted it out and got the 200 back.


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