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fivelugshortaxle
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:00 am    Post subject: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life! Reply with quote

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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great color. What are your plans? Engine, wheels interior?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattography wrote:
Great color. What are your plans? Engine, wheels interior?


All black interior with scat procar low back seats. I've got an original empi gtv steering wheel.
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and here's the wheels. Motor isn't in yet and I've got dropped spindles and a beam. Was messing around and dropped the beam almost all the way down to see how low it would go. Too low like that, just wanted to see.
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Motor is 2276 with Steve Long XR310 cam. Waiting on tin to get done powder coating. Breather tower has since been sent out to get tapped for AN fittings. One breather to fuel pump block off and one line to the passenger side valve cover. Original german cylinder tins...aftermarket doghouse shroud that has been internally modified and had a venture ring added.
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to have a rake stance? Super clean engine, looks great. This is one of the cleanest >67 builds i've seen lately. Are you keeping low chrome?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattography wrote:
Are you going to have a rake stance? Super clean engine, looks great. This is one of the cleanest >67 builds i've seen lately. Are you keeping low chrome?


Yeah, I'm keeping a nose down rake stance....just not quite this low. I kept all the body trim and I've got German running boards with the chrome strip on them. Other than that, no chrome. All business. The engine tin is getting powdercoated a black hammer finish right now. Breather tower is getting drilled and tapped for AN 8 fittings. It will have a line going to a stainless off road breather element that will be mounted high and to the right on the firewall. away from the shroud.

Thanks for the compliment....I'm going for a plain, clean look. Classic.
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no such thing as too low, unless it can't move, then its too low. Nice looking fat chick. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lawn ninja wrote:
There is no such thing as too low, unless it can't move, then its too low. Nice looking fat chick. Exclamation


Thanks, but its not a fat chick, It's a 68
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm... Yes it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call >67 fat chicks, but i know some people its >72 for beetles. I think theres a locked thread on this discussion somewhere. All i know is the more im in reader rides lately the more i need a late beetle.

Are you going to keep the wing windows or going cal?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat chicks are the beetles with the big ass round tail lights
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fivelugshortaxle wrote:
Fat chicks are the beetles with the big ass round tail lights

I thought it was because of the big ass windows and stubby looking deck lids ? (Rear end )
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

56Cabrio wrote:
fivelugshortaxle wrote:
Fat chicks are the beetles with the big ass round tail lights

I thought it was because of the big ass windows and stubby looking deck lids ? (Rear end )


It is because of the big windows, short hood, stubby engine lid and a number of other things. But that is the reason they are called fat chicks, not because of the round tails on the even later cars.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, everything post NHTSA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulation laws in 1967, and implemented in 68. bumpers got bigger and tail light got an additional bulb and lens color for turn signals.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lawn ninja wrote:
56Cabrio wrote:
fivelugshortaxle wrote:
Fat chicks are the beetles with the big ass round tail lights

I thought it was because of the big ass windows and stubby looking deck lids ? (Rear end )


It is because of the big windows, short hood, stubby engine lid and a number of other things. But that is the reason they are called fat chicks, not because of the round tails on the even later cars.


Rear window in a 67 is the same size as in a 68. Hood length is also the same. Semantics. Kind of like the Berg or nothing crowd. But whatever, guess I like fat chicks Shocked
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattography wrote:
I call >67 fat chicks, but i know some people its >72 for beetles. I think theres a locked thread on this discussion somewhere. All i know is the more im in reader rides lately the more i need a late beetle.

Are you going to keep the wing windows or going cal?


Give me another month to post the pictures of the completed build. You'll really want one then. Twisted Evil
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Good things come to those who wait.
2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus don't be so sensitive. No one was insulting you or the car; matter of fact I like it, but its a fat chick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, man. I didn't mean it like that. Just messin. Anyway....found some problems with the body and paint work. Body shop is owning up to it and its going back to them for some fixes. Man, this thing is taking forever to complete.
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2332 with lots of goodies....
Rotating assembly balanced by Brothers VW
4340 84mm crank
AA 94mm p&c' s
Total seal 2nd ring, rest are Grants
5.5 h beams
Magnum straight cuts
Steve Long XR310 on a 106
CB 1.4 rockers
CB Magnaspark 2 distributor
NGK D7ea plugs
A1 lowdown 1 3/4 with single muffler
Dellorto 48's with 40 venturies
Kennedy Stage 2 with Daiken disc
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