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Old 04-01-2008, 03:49 PM
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Check your PM's I just send you something that I found that im hoping it might help you on your build.
Be good! GMC

Thanks for sending that find over! I'll see if I can grab it up cheap!

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:22 AM
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Well, I got a few parts to play with.

Found a heck of a deal on craigslist. Bought an Edelbrock 600 cfm carb #1406 (electric choke) for $30. That's 30 cheeseburgers, LOL!




These parts below are on there way from Summit.


Bought a rebuild kit for the carb.



Total cost of carb about $70.


Ordered a Edelbrock Torker II Intake, rated 2500-6500 rpm.




Last but not least, order a head gasket kit so I can install the 2.02 heads i got for the 283.




And apparently they threw in a hat into my order? LOL!
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:39 AM
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For my B-Day, April 4th, I received my shipment of parts and as a gift my fiancé and soon to be mother-in-law bought (almost) every bushing and ball joint I need to completely rebuild my S10 chassis for my project. Also, I was able to score some angle iron from work to make body mounts for my VW body and I mocked up the shackle mounts. I'll post that progress later this week.
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i feel like a ***.how do i go about telling about my bug like you are doing on here.i am working on cuting the frame at this time.it is under the body.you have been a very big help to me.thank you.



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Old 04-09-2008, 08:37 AM
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Hey Sam! What are you asking exactly? Are you trying to figure out how much to cut out of the frame, how to cut the frame? Post some pictures if you can and that'll help me figure out your situation. I'll be glad to help.

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i feel like a ***.how do i go about telling about my bug like you are doing on here.i am working on cuting the frame at this time.it is under the body.you have been a very big help to me.thank you.



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Hi

i need your help on how to put photos on here.just like you are doing.i thank you so much for your help.


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Old 04-09-2008, 04:42 PM
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You can download the pics to your computer and click on the manage attachments button, then upload your photos as an attachment.

Or, upload your photos to photobucket.com and then, when you hit reply on this forum, the 5th button just above "Guided Mode", the button that looks like mountains and a sun, click that and enter the photo URL (address).

Email me if you still need help uploading the photos, or email me the photos.

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:35 PM
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Hey Sam, let me know if you still need some help!
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:36 PM
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It's been a little slow in the garage these past couple weeks. I've welded the side body mounts for the bug. It's basically angle iron welded flush against the bottom of the frame. I've still got to make a couple set of mounts for the front of the car and for the rear section. Then drill holes to be able fasten the body down.



I was thinking of using a long piece of angle iron to run along the side of the body so that way I could use the original bolts that run along the heater channel. That wont work out cause I had to cut a good chunk of the heater channels out so the body would drop down on the frame.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:20 AM
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I made a place for the gas tank to mount. I'll be using the stock tank and looks like it'll work out great.

Here's where the tank will sit. I mounted it at an incline just like how it came from the factory.


Is it a coincidence that the tank bends match up with the luggage shelf?........


And is it a coincidence that the bottom of the tank is concave underneath almost like it was meant to be a front engine V8 conversion (it's hard to see in the photo but the bottom of the tank almost wraps around the rear differential)?


I think not!!!!
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:15 AM
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I welded on four body mount tabs to the gas tank frame. I then welded in two cross members to make the tank / body mounts frame more rigid. Seems like a good idea and it'll hold the rear of the body down tighter.

The tabs / body mounts are basically just pieces of angle iron.


Here's a shot of the four of them.


Here's how the body sits now. Once I weld up some shackle mounts it should lift the frame and body up 1-2 inches.




Today I went and got some more stuff to rebuild my chassis, tie rods, brake pads, brake hoses, sway away bushings. I think I'm just lacking a couple bushings for where the shackles will mount to the frame.


Next I'll modify the original front fender mounts so that way they'll support the weight of the front of the body. Then I'll cut away a little more of the body around the suspension arms for clearance.
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wander how it would look if you frenched those headlights
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:35 PM
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Like this?



I'm guessing the super beetle would look smoother than the regular beetle above.



Might be a cool idea to look into.
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Super Bug V/8

Are you going to place back the running boards or use pipe running boards also what type of exhaust set are you planning on using? Can't wait to hear it running it's going to sound mean since it's so short. Looking good!
PS-Might think of placing roll bar in it just in-case.
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:35 AM
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I have to admit to not reading the whole thread... but have you heard about the CaddyWagen?

Hear me out...

Some college kid had two cars; a beetle and 75 Cadillac Eldorado. He pulled the body off the bug, cut the rear of the pan off, then pulled the front of an Eldorado up to the bug pan and welded it on. The frame rails match up almost perfectly. Then to fit the body back on, some creativity was required, but he had to discard the rear seat and fabricate an aluminum engine cover, but he basically grafted a FWD caddy 500 to the rear of a VW bug.

He used to have an 8-page website with every technical detail but it went offline last year.

Take a look. 500 cubes in a beetle is pretty crazy.
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