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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: The 80's throw back! 68 beetle Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I have been working on a few projects for my car, and figured i would start a thread here for the progress.

Here's the car the day I picked her up.
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I removed the bumper over the summer,
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removed the stock steering wheel and installed a very old wooden 14" wheel i received from a good friend.
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All washed and waxed before I had to put her away for the nasty winter.
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Someone like it!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Tachometer project.

I picked up and old MGB tach. A RVC 1410/00AF

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This tach is in great shape.

mocking up the dash grill
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all wired up!
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as soon as i get a dremel tool i can cut the hole in the grill. and get this bad boy wired up.

more to come


more photos of the tach project.
http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/relicstone/tach/?albumview=slideshow
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feb 13th at the winter OCOD meet and swap at Zack and Tony's in PA

broken drivers side mirror, will need a new one.

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Little bit of a vacuum issue, got some great advice and will pull the carb off soon for some adjustments.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

working on the fuel line, almost leaked an entire tank in storage this winter.

crappy video

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me Rikey!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated Tachometer Project, Very Happy

Got the dremel and was able to cut out the hole in the dash, backed it with a white piece of thick card board.


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alittle electrical tape on the back to hold the card board in and its done, now to hook it up and test the fit in the car.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that steering wheel & the old-school looking tach - Very classy. Happen to know what brand steering wheel?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4Doora wrote:
Love that steering wheel & the old-school looking tach - Very classy. Happen to know what brand steering wheel?


not sure but i believe it used the grant style wheel adapter.

I have seen reproductions of this wheel at pep boys for about 70$. This one is from the 70s and my buddy had in on his wall all this time after he wrecked his car in 76.

its still a little bend from that wreck!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the steering wheel, I bought a Grant wheel maybe 9 years ago. I was torn between the one shown and one that had what would look like the "EMPI" style spokes, and that is the one I bought. I still have it but swithed to a smaller four spoke Grant wheel that suits my car better. So I would say that is a Grant wheel. Nice car BTW.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tach update, installed!

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Runs well. No diode needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same steering wheel on my '69, got it from a swap meet, mine had the horn button though. I still like that style, NICE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just more photos

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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getting ready to repair the rusty floor pans.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

newest addition, 3 " narrowed beam. just freshly primed and painted.
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