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Old 03-13-2011, 03:57 AM
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V/8 Bug

It's be to long since I seen your awesome work the bug sure is coming out great. I wonder what a paint job like yours would cost? I say a lot it sure came out good. What are the plans for the inside I hope it's as nice as the outside I was thinking if it gets to hot by the front fire wall you might consider putting some insulation maybe the bed liner stuff would work.

I have to say you have one nice looking family Madison is a cutie my little girl turns 31 on 5/10 they grow up fast so watch it she might be taking the bug away from you soon. LOL Vintage Air sounds good for keeping you cool in the summer heat coming up. Keep up the good work and keep posting we all love your work.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:23 AM
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Awesome work!

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That der some great work.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:22 PM
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Thanks guys!

I'm not sure how much a paint job like mine would cost at a shop. Maybe $4K? It probably cost me about $1K between materials, tools, and paying my friend to color sand, buff and polish the car.

Plans for the interior are quite simple cause Frankly, vw bug interior are pretty simple. I plan to use a aluminum racing dash. I will put down some carpet, but it'll all come out looking nice and will suit the overall look of the car. Kinda prostreet like.

Thank you! She is growing too fast. I'll probably have the car complete by the time she's ready to drive it.
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Man when I click on a link to a vid of a new amp I keep thinking I'm going to HEAR something on the vid too!!

We need to get our faces melted!
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:21 PM
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Man when I click on a link to a vid of a new amp I keep thinking I'm going to HEAR something on the vid too!!

We need to get our faces melted!
Here you go. The demo wasn't well planned, nor did I try melting faces. I do another video melting some faces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4fh8qoNT88
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Matt, I'm just absolutely knocked out!!! Phenomenal job!!! You need not worry any about your future, with the personal drive you have. I'm very proud of you.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:39 AM
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Matt, I'm just absolutely knocked out!!! Phenomenal job!!! You need not worry any about your future, with the personal drive you have. I'm very proud of you.
Thank you! I really appreciate you helping me along the way. There's still a few more things to do before it's completely finished. I'll keep everyone updated. Most of my free time is spent with our 9 month old daughter, but I'll get back in it soon.
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Great work man. You could write a manual on "how to v8 a bug" Fantastic
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Thanks! I probably could. There are so many ways to do them too.

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:19 AM
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I worked on the wiring this weekend. I routed all the wiring and have all the lights hooked up.

I came to a stopping point here at the dash. I'm using SPST, SPDT, etc. to wiring up the lighting. So things aren't as straight forward as using stock GM equipment and I have a few questions I need to ask the manufacturer before wiring things up wrong.

Here's a picture of the headlights I'm using and the harness installed waiting on the dash to be wired.



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Old 06-06-2011, 08:54 AM
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Well, it's getting there. I've been putting in some time lately. I fixed my starter issue and pulled her out for a much needed wash. I also fixed my tranny leak, hopefully. It was leaking around the speedo and the shifter linkage. I still need to add fluid to find out.

I finished the carpet and I'm almost finished wiring the car. I need to wiring up the tach, gauge lights, and install my brakes switch into the brake lines.

Here are some overdue pictures.

A better shot of the head lights with turn signals. The turn signals light up pretty good with the lights on. I took it for a night testing to see how the lighting does.






Carpet installed, dash, gauges, seats bolted in, belts bolted in, and roll cage padding.












Not a whole lot to do. Just minor things. I still need to put a good tune on it and extend the exhaust out the back. Then I'm going to drive the nuts out of it. Haha
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ohh boy shiny shiny. Cant wait for that first burn out
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Well, first recorded burn out at least.
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hey

hey man your inbox is full i couldnt send a msg. either way ill post here and delete it in a few.


I would guess that the '94 s-10 chassis is narrower than the '99 chassis or the '95 blazer or Do you know if the '73 super is wider than the '63 regular bug? i appreciate you letting me pick your brain on this topic.

p.s. im just so concerned about the front because im going pro street rear with ladder bars and coil overs with a 9" for with 12 inch tires which ill build easy.
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