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  Topic: Project Widow Maker
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Replies: 231
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:15 pm   Subject: Project Widow Maker
In hindsite you could have chopped the car at the mid seam point and kept the lower half for the suport.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/707477.jpg

I had a friend do a 280Z into a conver ...
  Topic: Anyone interested in another Baja bug project with pictures?
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Replies: 96
Views: 27765

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:11 pm   Subject: Anyone interested in another Baja bug project with pictures?
January 7th
Yawn.....still looks the same Laughing
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/376149.jpg

January 1 2010
Update.......Looks the same Laughing
I think this project officially stalled.
...
  Topic: Rebuildable?
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Replies: 3
Views: 720

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:14 pm   Subject: Rebuildable?
I see some light rust on the crank.
You will need to tear it down to do it right.
I'm doing this one
Surprised
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/482147.jpg

But the bottom end/internals look v ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:17 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
I bet your hinges warped from the heat of the fire. Nothing a little hammering won't fix Cool

Quite possible.
I do have another set of hinges, I just have to dig them up and take a look.
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:52 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
Finally got a little time to work on the super again Rolling Eyes
Painted some parts and put in a few fender bolts (waiting for some black fender beeding)
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/495276. ...
  Topic: Primer help. A First timer
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Replies: 2
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:34 pm   Subject: Primer help. A First timer
Use the 98 cent cheap stuff.
Keep in mind that basic primer does not seal the water out.
You'll probably just sand it off later anyhow.
  Topic: clear coat on my buggy help
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:03 pm   Subject: clear coat on my buggy help
I think he wants to tint the clear becuase he has some fading?
Something like this
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/470394.jpg
and wants this kind of result
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gall ...
  Topic: Let's see those Class 11s
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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:39 pm   Subject: Let's see those Class 11s
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/000/022/318/20071024/dyn009_original_700_407_jpeg_22318_cf264b85401fdeb455440c4a8e6f028a
Sweet


VOODOOKING
Does this car have a body lift also or just susp ...
  Topic: Can you ID this piece of sheetmetal?
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Replies: 11
Views: 1379

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:21 pm   Subject: Can you ID this piece of sheetmetal?
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa12/pdusty/DSCN0771.jpg
The bigger fuel line looks like an Exhaust flex pipe if metal...Should be fine if clamped and no leaks.
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:25 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
How about some tan and chrome wheels instead of black Question
which wheels and "how" you mean ?
elaborate
Thought about changing the black on the riveras from black to tan.
https://www.the ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:07 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
Wink
looks OK.. but I actually like the steelies better Razz


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/vdub_super/1302.jpg
Sweet we'll call that my inspirational picture.
Thanks Fattie
Tan it ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:16 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
d'oh!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/491180.jpg

Laughing
The black will make a good base coat.
I'll paint the right rear Tan/sand and do a bolt on test.

There is a bug running around ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:57 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
Yes charcoal canister and it's already gone Smile (thought I'd keep the bracket just in case the next owner might want to put the canister back in)
Wheels are on Cool (the backs are in really good shap ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:11 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
Not sure I really like this or not?
How about carbon fiber painted fenders and lids?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/491191.jpg
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:38 pm   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
I started playing with the fenders tonight
You like my paint booth Laughing
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/491179.jpg
Got to love painting in the dark.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galle ...
  Topic: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
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Replies: 54
Views: 7139

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:39 am   Subject: The Life and Times of a Project Super Beetle With pictures.
I just doubled my investment Rolling Eyes
No not in the market
In the car.
with a set of these (4) for $160.
2 are 4-1/2" and 2 are 5-1/2"
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/m ...
  Topic: axel tube o ring
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Replies: 10
Views: 1026

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:16 pm   Subject: axel tube o ring
i remember a o ring being on one side..o well.guess i wont run the o rings
I haven't done a swing in a few months or better, no o ring on the one I did last.(1967 long axle tube)
Here is a picture d ...
  Topic: So I'm cleaning the parts washer and found
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Replies: 2
Views: 902

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:07 pm   Subject: So I'm cleaning the parts washer and found
I think I see an image of Jesus in the sludge.

You too Surprised
Sad part is I already cleaned it up before I posted the picture.
  Topic: So I'm cleaning the parts washer and found
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Replies: 2
Views: 902

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:57 pm   Subject: So I'm cleaning the parts washer and found
Found a long lost VW dip stick, fuel pump rod and a 13mm socket Laughing
Not bad for 5+ years of on/off parts cleaning.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/489625.jpg
  Topic: axel tube o ring
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Views: 1026

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:22 pm   Subject: axel tube o ring
No O ring goes there.
Just 3 gaskets for sealing.

the O ring you have in the kit is for the transmission side cover.
 
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