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  Topic: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
TinCanFab

Replies: 23
Views: 330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Today 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
You have a problem with your hinges/stand offs. Should sit higher so it will latch. Your lid looks too far out to the rear as well. You need stock hinge brackets and these:

https://www.thesamba.com ...
  Topic: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
TinCanFab

Replies: 23
Views: 330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Yesterday 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
The apron is how I got the car. It was my uncles and I got it when he passed, without any explaination of anything, he lived on the other side of the country and I hadn’t seen him or the car in over a ...
  Topic: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
TinCanFab

Replies: 23
Views: 330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Yesterday 12:15 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
I went the opposite as you- put the 58-63 latch on it. It worked flawlessly with a locking T handle and stand offs. When I removed the stand offs, it still latches perfectly. I would take the stand of ...
  Topic: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
TinCanFab

Replies: 23
Views: 330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Yesterday 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket decklid+ early rear apron = big fitment issues
We have the same aftermarket apron, it's 65-66 style. It has the rubber channel welded on crooked just like mine was:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1571090.jpg

You can cut the spot welds ...
  Topic: “Newer style” doghouse any good?
TinCanFab

Replies: 20
Views: 850

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 11:52 am   Subject: Re: “Newer style” doghouse any good?
The CSP shroud i installed a month ago was quality, fit was nice against OG german cylinder tin. Only thing with all of them is the bolt pattern for the Alt/Gen backing plate is slightly rotated compa ...
  Topic: High Clearance, High Performance Exhaust
TinCanFab

Replies: 5
Views: 336

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: High Clearance, High Performance Exhaust
Why not a Sidewinder? My 1 1/2" A1 (header only) was about $400, there are some cheap knock offs out now
  Topic: Darwin award
TinCanFab

Replies: 17
Views: 889

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: Darwin award
Back in 1970 I was working in Manhattan on 42nd st. and had company paid parking space.

My friend and I walk to the parking lot and I see my bug in the middle of the lot with my tire skid m ...
  Topic: Any way to drive a few bugs at different power levels?
TinCanFab

Replies: 52
Views: 1593

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Re: Any way to drive a few bugs at different power levels?
I don't think the weather in So Cal should determine your build. I was running turbo in really hot central California with no issues. The engine is cruising at a low 8:1 ish compression like a stock e ...
  Topic: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
TinCanFab

Replies: 28
Views: 913

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
To the OP - I think you are getting the idea that it is a bunch of tools that will be needed to do this properly. The round nut socket tool you will also need...for removing the large nut from pinion ...
  Topic: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
TinCanFab

Replies: 28
Views: 913

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Re: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
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vw664 Samba

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1547289.jpg

VW289d Samba

As you can see, it's easy to drop $1000 if you are not maki ...
  Topic: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
TinCanFab

Replies: 28
Views: 913

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Re: Where to buy transmission Jig and other tools
Hi,
Very good discussion but I still need to know where I can buy tools to work on my gearbox.
Really appreciated, thanks.

The press tools are common, get those local or make them. If you want t ...
  Topic: Turnkey Supercharged Motor
TinCanFab

Replies: 22
Views: 830

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: Turnkey Supercharged Motor
Yeah, supercharging a type 1 generally works well, with the right charger and intake. But it adds up.
I would ask a little different: What is your goal ? There is more than one way to skin as cat. L ...
  Topic: Turnkey Supercharged Motor
TinCanFab

Replies: 22
Views: 830

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Turnkey Supercharged Motor
The problem is there's no room. A turbo fits pretty easily. The fan shroud limits the space you can push a supercharger back, and the sharp angle of the decklid complicates it. Im doing an AMR500 40hp ...
  Topic: Question regarding painting the chassis
TinCanFab

Replies: 19
Views: 506

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Question regarding painting the chassis
If it's clean, scuffed and wire wheeled, anything will stick to it.Depending on your budget, tools, skills, pan condition and car environment- this is my preference:

1. Blasted and powdercoated
2. ...
  Topic: Is this a good deal? 1967 Beetle
TinCanFab

Replies: 25
Views: 666

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:50 am   Subject: Re: Is this a good deal? 1967 Beetle
Does the pan # match the body? Turbos can be hard on the heads, at the very least, expect to freshen those up. Good valve springs are a must to keep valves from floating when boost is applied.
  Topic: Fuel injection/Turbo set ups
TinCanFab

Replies: 8
Views: 553

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:50 am   Subject: Re: Fuel injection/Turbo set ups
I think you would be happy with a single throttle body. Being able to set up a simple, single idle air valve is a big plus. Ive run draw through single carb turbo, and now have dual ITB EFI, non turbo ...
  Topic: AutoCraft 2783cc street engine in 61 Rag
TinCanFab

Replies: 994
Views: 108168

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: AutoCraft 2783cc street engine in 61 Rag
It was done but sat funny and is kinda bulky so we are going to cover it with leather or maybe a piece of stainless over the wood.

My third page of photos has a picture of the amp cover. It is bac ...
  Topic: Swiss style (repro) low profile roof rack
TinCanFab

Replies: 8
Views: 275

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: Swiss style (repro) low profile roof rack
Hi guys, I'm the one who makes these. I'm NO expert at all on roof racks. I saw pictures of them and thought they were neat. I looked at about 8 pictures, saw features I liked and made my own version. ...
  Topic: crank trigger set up for type 1 & Type4
TinCanFab

Replies: 8
Views: 470

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:06 am   Subject: Re: crank trigger set up for type 1 & Type4
OK EFI fans & newbie like me. I seen CB's gen 4 stuff & looked @ mega squirt in the past. The dubshop.net has lots of cool things & the stuff I'm talking about. I wanted to see what other ...
  Topic: AutoCraft 2783cc street engine in 61 Rag
TinCanFab

Replies: 994
Views: 108168

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: AutoCraft 2783cc street engine in 61 Rag
What are your plans for the board the amp sits on? Car is setup nice!
 
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