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  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

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PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Thanks for checking out the build but I assure you it is in the right forum Very Happy I have been using my powdercoat company for years and we have done tons of VW parts, fans included and they all turn out ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Oh man, it gets a lot better! Just wait.
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 11:36 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
In the last post I got the short block set up and buttoned down. From there I started on the top end to get the motor to the long block stage. First up was getting the piston and cylinder set up on #3 ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 10:58 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Here comes part of the Engine build. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:49 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
I just sent you a PM VWtrey. thanks! Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Ok, finally got some time to edit the photos down to Samba friendly size so here we go with the engine build. From the start I had thought I was going to go with a 1600cc motor to give it more of a Cl ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:14 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Working on another update now. I will have it ready shortly. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Here is a short video of the body install.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/jcR1-LucsgA[/youtube]

Give it a watch and stay tuned for more soon. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
So now that the pan is fully dialed and built up its time to get the body back on. With the exception of a few small things, the rolling chassis is road ready and building a car this way really makes ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Here comes another update. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
I knew from the beginning of this build that I was going to need to upgrade the axles. Stock IRS axles really don't like to be put in extreme angles and on a lifted car they would really not like it. ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:41 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Right on! Stay tuned, another update is coming up shortly. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Just about to wrap up the pan build out, so onto the brake lines. Fresh hardline are really the best way to go.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2254410.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ga ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Thanks. Wheels are Mobelwagen Interceptor wheels. We have them on the site in the wheels section if you want to see more. Thing parts would work for sure but that wasn't the route I wanted to go. Stay ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:22 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Picking up from the front end build, I slapped the wheels and tires on and pushed my giant skateboard outside for the first time since tear down to see what I had. Stoked is not even the right word... ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:39 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Thanks, been through all those concerns many times. I have used these ball joints many times, and not had any issues, even in off road use, not hardcore but fun stuff. Haven't had a problem. As far s ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Pushing on with the pan build I got the rest of the front end dialed. First up was how to raise the car up front without the negative effects of cutting and turning the beam. It seems like a lot of pe ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:59 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Yep, super happy with the pedal cluster. Its a huge step up from what I had hoped for. Not planning to run dust shields. You will see what we have planned very soon. Very Happy
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:44 am   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Moving along with the pan assembly, I got my batch of parts back from powder coat including the original front beam. I stripped it down and had it powder coated to match the pan. I installed new beari ...
  Topic: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
jasonvw

Replies: 75
Views: 7761

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Highwheeler Bug Build
Time for another update. When I got the car I noticed that the existing carpet in the car was soaking wet, and it had been for a long time. On tear down it became obvious that the wetness had taken it ...
 
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