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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: 64 Bug Reply with quote

After wrecking my 65 back in 05' I decided to start fresh from the pan up. This was day 1 back on 06' sometime and as you can see if you look closely all there is, is the pan and a rusted ass master cylinder. Looking back on the whole project now i wish i had the pan powder coated.
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Obviously the tranny is going to be mounted 1st. BTW its a Freeway Flyer and Im using urethane front mounts.
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I never got to take any pix of the body before I put it on, or the front end. Eventually I found out the year of the body was in fact a 64. Here's a couple before and after shots of the interior though. Horrible Lighting I know.
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Heres a few shots of the carpet I stuck in. Desperately needs to be redone but its in there for now. HAHA

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My buddy choppin' up some angle iron to make new seat brackets.

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Fire Bottle is a MUST!!!
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Here's a shot of the exterior as we were doing the interior.
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Engines in...
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Doors...
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Now for the fenders...
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Porsche style headlights

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Eventually the glass made it in and I half assed the harness (I was being dumb and impatient so it wasn't done correctly so it has to be re-done). Then it sat for a while because my license was suspended so i couldn't get it registered. then sat more when I was on deployment (Navy) then sat some more because I got married and had a couple kids.so after a couple of years outside the body picked up a fair mount of rust. Since the beginning this thing always had an intermittent fuel problem. So it was never on the road full time. When I finally decided to get back on the horse this is what I ended up driving.

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I still had a fuel issue. Then as soon as i thought it was fixed, somehow a machine screw found its way into the motor and totally screwed me.

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After the head was machined and I got a new jug and piston and began to slap everything back together. Even replaced the push tube gaskets after they leaked all over my garage.

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Hose clamps are great make-shift piston ring compressors...
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Then after about a week of troubleshooting the fuel problem I found a clog in the hard line and pushed it out with some steel cable.

Next I decided to take a crack at putting in a headliner and some sound deadener.

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Mattress pad insulation! ...LOL its ok you can laugh...
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If you havent noticed already my rear quarter panels were rusted out and cut so i finally scrounged up some $ to get some1 to weld it in. here's the process...

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Now time to get the rest of the body tuned up a little...

I sanded down to bare metal, threw some stop rust all over the place... sanded down the excess then 2 coats primer and 2 coats paint... took about 40 rattle cans...

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Oh yeah and I replaced a fender... rusted out headlight mounting section.

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Now to untape and stick all the chrome and headlights back on.

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After a long day in VB we finally make it home...

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So this is pretty much where Im at for the moment. Im waiting on a new pedal roller and I need wider fenders. the pedal assembly should be back in by next week and im not sure when i can get the fenders but ill keep u guys updated as more things pop up ( bcuz we all know they do).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep those fenders.
Get a narrowed beam if you like those rims.
But thats just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VeeDubDoug wrote:
Keep those fenders.
Get a narrowed beam if you like those rims.
But thats just my opinion.


actually im still teetering on getting a narrowed beam... Or wider fenders... Would probably be a better idea reguardless of the rims since I got discs in the front and they push the rims out a lil...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where this is heading in the near future...

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Still a ton of parts to piece together like an ecu/harness, radiator, custom exhaust... but u guys get the idea...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool build, dude.
I just luv those little pointy things that stick out all over that biotch.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wicked1lbc wrote:
Where this is heading in the near future...


Purist meltdowns in 3.....2.....1....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
Cool build, dude.
I just luv those little pointy things that stick out all over that biotch.


Screw pedestrians, they deserve to get gored if they get in our way. If they were kewl they'd be driving a bitching bug instead of walking.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Sorry Joel.. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's too bad that you didn't powdercoat the pan. Maybe on the next "build" Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's too bad that you didn't powdercoat the pan. Maybe on the next "build" Wink


Yeah man Thats the 1st thing is said hahaha... everytime i think about it , it kills me... I was just being young and stupid and impatient... im an idiot i know. but Im trying to take my time and do things better... guess thats all that counts now...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks guys! Sorry Joel.. Sad


for??

What do you think is powering mine Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wicked1lbc wrote:
Thanks guys! Sorry Joel.. Sad


for??

What do you think is powering mine Laughing

sorry I mis understood I thought u were one of those guys that go ape shit if it aint factory... Lol. In that case I might have to pick ur brain from time to time lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Joel wrote:
wicked1lbc wrote:
Thanks guys! Sorry Joel.. Sad


for??

What do you think is powering mine Laughing

sorry I mis understood I thought u were one of those guys that go ape shit if it aint factory... Lol. In that case I might have to pick ur brain from time to time lol


Cool idea man, every time some one screws up there bug mine goes up in value. Keep on keeping on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give you exhibit A ^^ Laughing

just keep telling yourself that chief
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U guys know any1 getting rid of an exterior sunshade / visor? I think that would set it off plus i dont like the interior sunvisors for my year so that would help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, next up, new shift rod bushing, window felt and 1 new divider. got all the prep work done for the new parts and tried to finish up the body to pan bolts but thr rear ones wouldnt line up... so i did the rear panels to get a sense of accomplishment lol...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn you took my idea of the spikes im going to do that haha. nice build to looks sick great job
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damn you took my idea of the spikes im going to do that haha. nice build to looks sick great job


LOL!... thanks man
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It may not have been a bad idea to coat that interior portion of your quarter panel welds.. Moisture could get in there and start your rotting from the inside out again.. Also, take your panels back off and fix your headliner while you have it that far apart. Quit half-assing it man!!! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hemifalcon wrote:
It may not have been a bad idea to coat that interior portion of your quarter panel welds.. Moisture could get in there and start your rotting from the inside out again.. Also, take your panels back off and fix your headliner while you have it that far apart. Quit half-assing it man!!! Cool

lol yeah man I got tired of hitting dead ends last night that needed parts so I just threw them on to make me feel good lol. I did however coat the inner welds with a spray protectant. Its clear so I saw no point in taking a pix. Ill fix the headliner issues as I still need to take those panels off to mount speakers and install the remaining 2 spikes on either sides of the exterior....
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