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Vanillagurilla
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

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I decided to be obnoxious for a few days and removed the muffler from my baja. it is a bit "loud" but it sounds and runs fantastic. its like driving a different car lol.
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I was wondering what the hell all that noise was?!?!?!

Man, my kids are right. I am getting old.

Haha it's not that loud. At idle we could stand behind it and have a normal conversation, however, once you start getting around 2500 rpm it wakes up lol. It sounds good with the muffler as well but you hear more engine noise then exhaust noise. I've spent some money on this thing and I like to hear it sometimes lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Got a new keychain...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Secondary trunk latch

Fuel Sender Gasket replaced
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Vanillagurilla wrote:
I decided to be obnoxious for a few days and removed the muffler from my baja. it is a bit "loud" but it sounds and runs fantastic. its like driving a different car lol.
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I was wondering what the hell all that noise was?!?!?!

Man, my kids are right. I am getting old.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

I decided to be obnoxious for a few days and removed the muffler from my baja. it is a bit "loud" but it sounds and runs fantastic. its like driving a different car lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

exsystem wrote:
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Looks Great!


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

I continued with the resto by welding in the irs trailing arm pivots to my swing pan. Measure twice, cut once has never been more important than now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Well, nevermind about the sandability of Rustoleum...

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I decided to go ahead and put Noico mats in... I had bought them for the 64, but since I already had everything out...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Removed the Grant Challenger Series Steering Wheel that was on the car when I got it.


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To the right is a Formuling adapter, with an adapter plate to mate the Grant wheel to the adapter. I think the total weight with all the fasteners is like 8 pounds Laughing

Oddly enough, I decided to replace it with a SWEET NOS Formuling Steering Wheel. This is the 100+ Model, 380MM

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Now I can see my dash through the Steering wheel a bit better.

Also have an extra Formuling adapter for a late model Beetle!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Forgot the pics!

I know, I didn't clean *all* the glue and crap off. I was mostly worried about some specific places that had surface rust starting to appear. I just used some Rustoleum to slow it down for a few years. I may or may not do a proper restoration on this Baja. Most likely not. This is a fun beater car. If I decide to do it properly, or I ever spot rust growing underneath the paint, Rustoleum will sand off easily enough.

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Before:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Gutted the interior. Tossed out the carpet. Found two layers of tarboard (!). Scraped off some of it that was in bad condition. Scrubbed and cleaned, and primed and painted those areas. Matte black, if anybody cares. It'll be covered by dynamat and carpet.

Then it started raining, so I buttoned everything up, threw the seats in the garage, and am waiting for the family so we can go to Laguna Beach.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

After inhaling fuel vapor for the last four months,

replaced fuel filler hose
replaced breather hose
replaced (and routed to outside of the trunk Rolling Eyes ) vent tube

Still need to replace the fuel sending unit gasket, but already less fumey...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Happy new year everyone!today I resolved the clearance problem I had from a recent grant steering wheel install,the wheel looked great but was so close to the wiper and turn signal arms that unless I was really carefull,turning the wheel would turn on one or the other....a samba member(thanks vwfreek61)
Suggested a half inch spacer...$16 bucks later along with a 5 minute install and the problem was solved,the picture is a before pic,since this fix went so fast I also installed a new drivers door handle and swapped in the old tumbler to keep the key the same for both sides,even though the car is stripped down for paint and has no lights,couldn't resist a short drive on a back road...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

VengeanceASX wrote:
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Looks Great!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

A little while back, my parking brake suddenly started working. (I'd thought it was wired shut. Been frozen since I got the car.) At the same time, the pedal went 3/4 of the way to the floor. No loss of fluid.

Jacked up the back, pulled the wheels off, and tried to remove the drums. Even with heat and an impact wrench, no go. I need a torque meister for that shit.

Since I couldn't get the drums off, I went ahead and checked the adjustment on both sides. Pass side was just a turn or so of the star. Driver's side... I was spinning that thing for so long I was expecting to hear it fall off and hit the bottom of the drum. But finally felt the shoes bite into the drum. Backed off a hair and checked the pedal. Perfection! And the parking brake only comes up 3-4 inches instead of 10 or 12.

Apparently the brakes were frozen somehow, and broke loose on their own. I still want to get the drums off and replace the shoes, hardware, cylinders, etc. But for now, I'll take good functioning brakes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

I made my beetle movie!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Started cleaning the package shelf for proper rust prevention and repair. I hate tarboard.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Did some garage cleaning today and probably gave myself a hernia by picking these two up and putting them on the bench by myself
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today? Reply with quote

Took advantage of global warming to work on my brakes. Replaced front driver-side wheel cylinder. The old one had become corroded internally and was no longer pushing the front shoe out at all. Used ATE brake paste on the metal parts of the replacement and red rubber grease on the boots. Adjusted and bled the front, have to do the rears tomorrow.
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