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  Topic: Fuel gage help
zanderk_98

Replies: 4
Views: 272

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Re: Fuel gage help
Thanks guys -
Looks like the link to the pdf from VDO was just what I needed! I quick look at their diagrams & instructions confirmed that what I had proposed in my original post was correct. I ...
  Topic: Fuel gage help
zanderk_98

Replies: 4
Views: 272

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:28 pm   Subject: Fuel gage help
In anctipation of getting the new fuel tank I ordered to finish my manx clone, I'm looking for some info on how to wire up my fuel sender & fuel gage. It certainly doesn't seem intuitive to me.
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  Topic: First Buggy. New Build. Open To Advice!
zanderk_98

Replies: 26
Views: 1201

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:45 pm   Subject: Re: First Buggy. New Build. Open To Advice!
Lots of good advice here... Don't throw anything away until you really get it sorted out. I agree that a lot of stuff can be cleaned, repainted, polished, etc. You also have to evaluate your person ...
  Topic: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
zanderk_98

Replies: 10
Views: 377

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
Thank you to the experts here on Samba. I didn't know anything about air-cooled VWs until I bought my dune buggy project 4 years ago. Since then Samba members have been an amazing source of info &am ...
  Topic: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
zanderk_98

Replies: 10
Views: 377

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:02 am   Subject: Re: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
Thanks for the replies so far. Attached are some of the better photos I just received. Based on an out-of-focus photo I didn't post, the 3rd digit of the VIN appears to be '8' for 1968 model year. ...
  Topic: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
zanderk_98

Replies: 10
Views: 377

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:14 am   Subject: Looking for help in identifying Beetle
Turning to the experts here for help... I have opportunity to pick up a "barn find" VW Beetle convertible & wondering what I can use to identify it? A buddy texted me 1 poor quality ph ...
  Topic: Help with Rebel wiring harness
zanderk_98

Replies: 14
Views: 947

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Rebel wiring harness
I say 'mixed results' because again I agree that wiring should be repeatable. What I mean by 'mixed' is exactly not repeatable. I'd get 1 thing working, then for unexplainable reason something else ...
  Topic: Help with Rebel wiring harness
zanderk_98

Replies: 14
Views: 947

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Rebel wiring harness
To Dale's questions-

1) My signal switch is very similar to the 1968-70 one posted in the Amazon link for. I am positive my part number is correct as I still have the original paperwork & wi ...
  Topic: Help with Rebel wiring harness
zanderk_98

Replies: 14
Views: 947

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 am   Subject: Re: Help with Rebel wiring harness
First off - thanks to any & all who reply here... This is the best place in the world to get info/help.

To jspbtown - yes, the housings are grounded. On both rear housings I have BOTH a groun ...
  Topic: Help with Rebel wiring harness
zanderk_98

Replies: 14
Views: 947

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:00 am   Subject: Re: Help with Rebel wiring harness
To answer Dale's questions, the flasher is whatever comes installed in the Rebel harness. It doesn't appear to be the source of my issue. My turn signal switch is an EMPI 98-95776-B (replacement of ...
  Topic: Help with Rebel wiring harness
zanderk_98

Replies: 14
Views: 947

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:23 pm   Subject: Help with Rebel wiring harness
Writing a new post to ask for help with my wiring dilemma. I've got a nicely restored manx replica buggy that needs electrical sorted out. I'm using the Rebel universal VW harness & just can't f ...
  Topic: How to install PRP 4-point harness in buggy?
zanderk_98

Replies: 6
Views: 275

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: How to install PRP 4-point harness in buggy?
Thanks for all the responses. I know incorrect installation of shoulder straps at the incorrect angle can cause more issues than they are intended to prevent in an accident.

After thinking about ...
  Topic: How to install PRP 4-point harness in buggy?
zanderk_98

Replies: 6
Views: 275

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:12 pm   Subject: How to install PRP 4-point harness in buggy?
Looking for technical advice from fellow buggy owners who may have had the same or similar issue.

I purchased PRP Roadster seats & adjustable seat tracks for my buggy. When I placed the order, ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
As promised here's a few photos of how the project progressed up to where I ended last fall as the cold weather set in.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1819944.jpg
https://www.thesamba.c ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
To OPRN's request for photos, I'll add some directly to this thread tonight after work.

If anyone is interested in seeing all the photos of this project, go to 'gallery' and search all postings b ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:13 am   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
Thought I'd revive my old thread as the warmer weather is slowly creeping back into the Albany NY area.

Unfortunately the buggy hasn't seen much work over the winter as I work 3-4 hours out of stat ...
  Topic: Wet sanding / Buffing clear coat
zanderk_98

Replies: 3
Views: 345

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 am   Subject: Wet sanding / Buffing clear coat
All -

I have some questions on how to finish off my paint before I mount the buggy body to chassis. I did all my fiberglass repairs & body work last summer. When I was satisfied with the body ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:45 am   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
Thought of 2 other things that I forgot in last post...

As I get ready to final assemble body-to-chassis, anyone have experience sourcing or fabricating the brackets atop the front axle to fasten ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:02 am   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
Been a while wince I updated this post. Winter weather has kept me out of the garage for the past several months.

Anyway, in preparation for Spring, I've purchased new battery tray & hold down ...
  Topic: 1st post & some questions
zanderk_98

Replies: 32
Views: 2714

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:07 am   Subject: Re: 1st post & some questions
Happy New Year & thanks to all for the great responses & info in all your recent posts!

I have decided to sell my EMPI GTV steering wheel. It is a 15", not the rare 14" size, and ...
 
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