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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Bravo Len! I'm coming up on 4 years on my one year build as well. Time has a way of slipping by...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:18 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Very nice work!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Just took the axle tubes off the transmission so I could press the bearing housings off. I Had use a 1.750 dia bar and they pressed right out. I will clean them up and press on the new axle housings with all new bearings and seals. Making some progress, I have the front ready to go on.
I sprayed the top side with bed liner coating just on the floor areas and kept the tunnel gloss black. Ready to flip it over and do the bottom side. This POR15 does not come off so if you use it be careful , It splattered onto my feet ( yeah I know barefoot ) its been days and yeah I do take showers .LOL Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

out with the crusty and rusty axle tubes and in with the chrome. Had to press off the castings and press the axle tubes back in . Not to bad of a job as long as you have a press. Need to paint the end castings.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

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Cleaned the tranny and finished the bottom with por15..this is some tough stuff..I ordered some more parts should be in this week..cant wait to to start putting it together.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Lookin' GREAT!!! Cool
Hard to see in the photos . . . the trans does the have detent plugs, correct?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

57BLITZ, I never new they had plugs, Is there a certain year tanny or do they all have them. This is a 65
I will get them today, Thank you for letting me know, Learn something every day.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

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57BLITZ, I never new they had plugs, Is there a certain year tanny or do they all have them. This is a 65
I will get them today, Thank you for letting me know, Learn something every day.


I do not know at what year the change occurred, but up to a certain year around mid 60's, VW poured wax into those 4 holes. After that, VW pressed in a oblong steel plug.

The non-plugged units became leakers after a long service life.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Yer welcome!
Look here . . . https://weddleindustries.com/products/1000205/1001546
Again, yer project is lookin' GOOD!!!! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Thank you , I just ordered them along with the springs , ball, and spring holders.
You guys are awesome
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Worked on it a little last night. Waiting for some parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Does this hole on the bottom need to be plugged. The one right behind the nut on the left.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Hot Air wrote:
Does this hole on the bottom need to be plugged. The one right behind the nut on the left.

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Yes, all 4 holes need sealed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

A little more.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Reply on hole behind the stud -- You can double nut the stud to remove it - then install the plug. Just a side note: - it is best to use the metal plugs (Weddle sales new and used) - or if you know someone who has old tranny's laying around you can rob them from an old one. I have seen people use silicone and the tranny oil break it down and start leaking after awhile.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Man this sucks,,, I cannot find the daisies for the tranny, I took them out I see them in the picture but cannot find them now, SON OF A [email protected]%#
I keep looking, this is holding me up.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

I found them..yeah....started to put the chrome trailing arms on..looking better and better ..have to get more stainless bolts..here we go again lost some bolts.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

Made some good progress..almost ready for the wheels.😁
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Len's spoiler buggy Reply with quote

I dig that detail! Like a color fest for the eyes.

Nice work.
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