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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

going to be doing the wiring for the front fenders this week and mounting them up all the way with beading. as part of the prep started the gathering of all the needed parts from the cupboards and bins. so i pieced together a set of headlights and turn signals.
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they are a old set of bus rings the original housings from the car and some vw logoed bosch glass i have been sitting on.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice lookin good.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love all the detailed pictures of the engine rebuild. Very cool and inspiring, as I finally get to take a close look at my engine and learn.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!!! I love your car!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slow36hp wrote:
got the tail lights mounted
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after straightening the front clip a bit my release cable tube was twisted enough i took it out to straighten
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got it all straightened up and welded back in cleaned and adjusted the catch in the process
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i started with the front signals as well


Wow, great pics and progress. Like Schwing, your car is almost a twin to mine, love to see the progress and share in the journey. I will post progress soon to my car. I have several days off so I hope to really kick some arse! Keep going on yours, you'll be on the road in no time. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a few updates

pulled the top
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old golde
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cleaning canvas
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cleaning rails
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reinstalled
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lookin good! That sunroof cover is in great shape that must be a replacement? Pin point vinyl or canvas?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the top is canvas if it was vinyl i would have replaced it i like the feel of canvas
when i stripped it all back the original was underneath on the header and tension strip. yesterday i got the motor almost complete hopefully i can get some more pictures up soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thermostat complete and working
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air and fuel filters installed
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throttle return in place
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generator rebuilt and installed
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new plumbing bent and fitted

next to adjust and fit the fuel pump......getting close
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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started looking at a few other things i have laying around
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

original running boards back in action
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're making some great progress! From where I sit it seems to be going fast even though I know this is a result of many 4-5 hour sessions! Keep it up fun to watch Jack come back together.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fabulous you got the motor rebuilt and running!! I am so jealous. Thanks for posting the video, now lets see one of you driving it. How close are you?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to reply to this as well. I've been a green eyed monster and I watched your video at least 3 times! Nice work really really coming together man. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saying the transmission is in working order i bet i am less than a month away. i really cant wait to start driving this car. my plan is to have it as my summer driver. as soon as it is going again i am going to be dragging the bus back into the garage and doing a suspension swap as well as cutting a monster hole in the roof Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No major steps just tons of little ones

Brakes bled adjusted and ready to go
Tranny mounts all swapped out
Fuel line flushed
New tranny boots

All that is left to roll around the block
Reinstall gas tank
Wire tail lights
Fully Bolt on rear fenders
Hang the rear bumper
Throw in the motor
Reinstall decklid
Turn on big a$$Ed grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is so frickin cool you're about to drive that thing. We'll live vicariously through you! Just watched the YouTube of your motor again, sounds sweet! We wanna see a YouTube video of the first drive!
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