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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Hormiga Build Reply with quote

I've had my eye on this bitchin mexi truck for awhile now and finally hauled it home yesterday.
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Engine access through doors under the seat, probably the easiest vw to work on ever made. You can easily access the front and back of the engine, all the wires and cables, theres enough ground clearance to drag the engine out without jacking the truck up.
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anybody recognize this funky header? worth keeping? I'm thinking of making a truck style exhaust that comes up the side, now there is just a really long pipe bolted the header and held up at the end by a coat hanger.
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anybody recognize the shift knob?
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need a new accelerator
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So far I've stripped most of the crap out of the inside, the driver side floor is pretty shot and there is a small hole in the roof but the rest is pretty solid. Previous owner said his property got flooded and was completely underwater. The engine turns over and has clean oil, is missing battery and carb but supposedly ran about 6 months ago. A buddy of mine is bringin me a carb in the next day or so, until then Im gonna see if I can get the brakes gone through so we can take it for a spin before I tear it apart. Plan is to pull the cab and bed off the frame, fix the floor and sand and paint the rest of surface rust. Looks like there is only 4 large bolts holding the cab on and some u bolts for the bed. What few wires and cables there are are all within easy reach so shouldn't be too bad to tear it all down.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the truck front wheel drive?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NJ John wrote:
Is the truck front wheel drive?

Yep
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool.
What are your plans for it?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gonna tear it down to the frame and fix all the rust. Reupholster the interior with festive mexican fabrics. thinking about enclosing the back and turning it into a little camping buggy. I think it should do pretty good offroad with the front wheel drive. Originally there was even a rooftop intake but has welded up for some reason.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks cool. I've never seen one of those trucks before.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut the top half of the bed off, gonna try to pull it off today.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out the neighorhood nazis don't like it when I park VWs on the grass
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh? I would not have thought that was possible given the scenery and tree cover in your photos. It's not like you live in a tract home.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell them to get over it. It's not their property.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it backs to the woods but is part of a subdivision. They sent some letter sayin I got 30 days to get it off the grass. Im guessin my prick neighbor complained because you cant even see it from the road. People park all up and down the side of the street and dont get crap for it, I may just move it out curbside and see how they like that. If they send me another letter ill tell em I aint movin shit till everyone else does
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah it backs to the woods but is part of a subdivision. They sent some letter sayin I got 30 days to get it off the grass. Im guessin my prick neighbor complained because you cant even see it from the road. People park all up and down the side of the street and dont get crap for it, I may just move it out curbside and see how they like that. If they send me another letter ill tell em I aint movin shit till everyone else does

If you don't have a neighborhood "ass"ociation I would do just that. If you do, then fight back. I hate those neighborhood fascists! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sweet! Get it running/driving in the next 30 days… If the tow truck driver ever shows up all you need to do is start it up and drive off. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do it. I've seen those tow truck drivers on TV. They show up ready to fight. Every tow is like a WWE match!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't do it. I've seen those tow truck drivers on TV. They show up ready to fight. Every tow is like a WWE match!

Hahaha yeah I should have the bed back on and everything in the garage today.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got a carb from my friend. Just rebuilt it and it's ready to go on. If the distributor isn't full of mud I might try to start it up tonight
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't get it to run, one if the valves is stuck. Gonna pull the engine tomorrow
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

engines out, half stripped. just gotta find somethin to get the gland nut off with.
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