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74 Thing Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:00 am

What kind of paint did you use?

JBall8019 Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am

Wow! Looks great!

Pete VW Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:52 pm

Ok more pictures of my build. I am liking the turquoise more as I add more white. The paint is single stage done by my friend a retired body shop owner. I am relegated to sanding and I get yelled at if don't do it right.


Pete VW Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 am

Tomorrow off to Florida. I think my Thing will spent the rest of its life in the sun as long as its not hit by a hurricane. Still needs to be wired and a little more adjustment of stance. Will see how this top holds up at 75 mph.

ALANSD Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:46 am

very nice indeed

Pete VW Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:02 am

Made it to Florida ok. Did not make trip with top up. No rain for three days and no damage at my home from hurricane.
Going to switch to bug spindles to get more adjustment range. My Rebel wiring harness arrived. This will be my third build with them. Excellent quality. Hard to burn wire when shrinking connectors and good instructions.

74 Thing Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:37 am

That is looking nice-love the shop.

What kind of brakes are you running?

Pete VW Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:27 pm

Up date on my build. Wiring!!! having fun.

74 Thing Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:04 pm

What kind of battery box are you using and did you have to drill through the floorpan to install it?

Pete VW Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Finally finished. Thanks to the Sambal community. I am new to VW's so I relied on advice from you all. Every thing is working fine and I am making longer and longer reliability runs every day.

gfulcher Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:55 am

Tell me more about your Rebel wiring harness! Went to their site and it seems very reasonable. Did you go with the Bug Universal or Deluxe kit, or something else?

And, would you mind sharing your media-blast and paint costs?

I'm about to embark on all of this, too. Nice work!!

Pete VW Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:02 pm

I went with the deluxe kit from Rebel. Had about 7 wires I did nd need like ""dome light" but the kit is great. This is the third car I have built with Rebel quality is top notch and instruction are good.
I sand blasted my self and friend with booth painted . Cost of paint and primer was about $250.00

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