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Old 04-19-2010, 04:32 PM
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looks like that alt can swing next to crank pulley. DAMN alternator
LOL, yeah, damn alternator. I have a low mounting alt bracket that places it by the crank pulley, but it too wouldn't work. It wanted to sit where the steering box is at.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:55 PM
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Been painting with MasterSeries rust sealer and sealing seams this week. I've finished the sealing the floor, the firewall, the rear wheel wells, and the radiator metal work in the back (which I forgot to take pictures of). I've applied a coat underneth the backside of the car and I'm working my way to the front.

Used 3M sealer. Stuff reminds me of heavy duty Elmer's glue. Haha...






My wheels came in. I ordered Jeg's Weld knock-offs instead of Summit's cause Summit didn't offer the offset I need. I'm sure they're the EXACT same thing, just different center caps.

I forget how small 15" wheels are after having the 16, 17, and 18 wheels floating around this whole time. The sizes I got are...

15"x4" front w/ 1.75" back space
15"x10" back w/ 5.5" back space

Tires will be...

165/80/15 front
275/60/15 back

I'm going to Discount tonight to new get tires. Tires are going to be $300. Can you believe that? $50 each for the front's and $100 each for the backs. The wheels are pretty nice knock offs for the price. They'll make for great street wheels. Gotta be even more budget minded that the kiddo is on it's way and the wife will be a stay at home Mom.





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those rims will never go out of style.


and don't forget


you going with street tread?
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:26 AM
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those rims will never go out of style.


and don't forget


you going with street tread?
I've always have love the weld style rims. Both the star and 8 hole.

Haha, don't forget the fix the car lesson.

Yeah, I bought some 165/15's for the front and 275/60/15's for the back. I later plan to buy separate wheels for the back with drag radials. That'll be after I upgrade the rear though.
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You may want to consider Hoosier Quick time Pro when you buy your second set for the rear . I used the 28x14.5x15 (28" tall) on my bug. You can purchase thru summit or Discount can get them. Just a thought
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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You may want to consider Hoosier Quick time Pro when you buy your second set for the rear . I used the 28x14.5x15 (28" tall) on my bug. You can purchase thru summit or Discount can get them. Just a thought
Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into a pair when I'm ready for some track tires.

You bug looks REALLY good! Nice job.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:24 AM
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Pics of the new wheels.










It was beautiful out today so I did a walk around video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXWytmDrrGg


I got lots done. Doesn't feel like it cause I had to run back and forth and there's really not a lot to show for the time I put in.

Got the new wheels rockin', obviously, did a quick eye ball alignment cause it was more obvious it was our with the new wheels, sealed seams in engine bay, sealed seams under car, inside wheel wells, ground out and redid a couple weld on the cage just to be sure, bolted in the gas tank, got some deck lid stand off's to see how they'd fit and work, fabricated and sealed up the tank filler neck holder, and test drove the car.








I couldn't resist test driving the car some with the new wheels and having the stand-offs. Great day for that. I made a little video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0lERkAIRIM


Was still lots of fun, scary, and I got the chance to break the engine in a little and to try out the 2" carb spacer. Didn't seem to affect the torque a whole lot. Still lights em up easy peasy.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:37 AM
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Wheels look great. The bug sounds and looks like it wants to go real fast!!!!
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Wheels look great. The bug sounds and looks like it wants to go real fast!!!!
Thanks, 406! It hauls for sure. I have yet to fully open her all the way up. The few times I have opened her up to about 5K RPM manually shifting was something else. Can't wait to get her on the road.
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Holy **** Man Ithought I Was The Only Crazy Person Doing This.im Building A Front Engine Hotrod Beetle That I Chopped And Sectioned.but Im Stuck On How Im Going To Make The Frame Cause I Never Done This Before.im Going To Have A 12 Inch Kick In The Back And Going To Have A Model A Front Axle With A 37 Chevy Grill.i Was Looking To See If I Couldmate The Front Axle With The Volks Steering Stuff.man I Wish U Live Closer I Would Help U With Yours And U Could Help Me With Mine.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:08 PM
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Holy **** Man Ithought I Was The Only Crazy Person Doing This.im Building A Front Engine Hotrod Beetle That I Chopped And Sectioned.but Im Stuck On How Im Going To Make The Frame Cause I Never Done This Before.im Going To Have A 12 Inch Kick In The Back And Going To Have A Model A Front Axle With A 37 Chevy Grill.i Was Looking To See If I Couldmate The Front Axle With The Volks Steering Stuff.man I Wish U Live Closer I Would Help U With Yours And U Could Help Me With Mine.
That's awesome. I would love to see pictures. Check out V8bugs.com and there's lots of ideas there. About 25% of these projects is figuring things out.
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sounds beefy!! You have your goggles on for that one .

what's your wheel base measure at?
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:17 PM
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sounds beefy!! You have your goggles on for that one .

what's your wheel base measure at?
Thanks. It runs pretty strong. Kinda scary doing 1-2 manual shifts. I should've had some on cause the dirt the car kicked up on the previous pass down the street stung my eyes a little.

The wheelbase is 95.25".
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:07 AM
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A shot of the rear "fire wall". Did some more welding last night, but ran out of wire. Gotta slowly weld it up so it doesn't warp to crap.




On a side note, here's my collection of "Summit Racing's" line of paint and tools to get the job done. Being I'm on a tight budget, I plan to paint the car myself and having heard good things about it, I decided to give it a try. For $400, what can go wrong painting your first car. ;D




I have...
  • Sanding blocks
  • Rolls of various grit of sand paper, some where in there.
  • HVLP gun
  • Epoxy primer (galon)
  • 2K high build primer (galon)
  • Hugger Orange, single stage (galon)
  • Black, single stage (galon)
  • High Solids clear coat (galon)

The rest is their activators, hardeners, surface wash, and wax / grease remover.

I also have a quart of Master Series chassis coating for the engine bay and for under the deck lid.


Here's a recent article about the paint. If that chick can do it, I can. And yes, the chick in the picture actually painted the car. Read the article. ;D

http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tec...ing_paint.html


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Old 05-05-2010, 09:54 AM
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Finished welding the rear firewall, sealed it up, and put down a coat of Master Series. I just need to put down another coat of Master Series to make sure it's all nice and sealed.




Now I just need to button up little things and it'll be ready for body work and paint!
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