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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: 73 Sport Bug - Progress Updates... Reply with quote

Its Been awhile since I have posted anything.

I took a month and rode the BMW out to Montana to enjoy the mountains. Glacier National Park is Beautiful!.



So I've been back for awhile and have made some progress.

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installed the steering box, Idler and steering column, installed the gas tank and assorted Trunk Items.

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Installed New Fender welting and bolted down the Fenders.
cleaned up the Engine compartment wiring and re-installed the Tarboards.

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Installed the Bumpers.

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bought some air cooled junk from a guy down the street, getting it organized
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Lubed up the Window regulators, installed new Vent wing Rubber and window scrapers and put the windows Back in ( whew! ) bent the drivers side moulding, and scratched a couple spots. Arrgh! Passenger side went much smoother !

Next up is to clean up the Dash Wiring and install the Dash. Then get ready for the Headliner - I have to do some more reading on this Job, and figure out how and where I am going to put some padding in before the headliner goes in.

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I did pick up a TMI Carpet set from CIP1 but I'm just not happy with it, I hate to Fork out the Big bucks for the Wool weave but i might have to. But for now I think I will put the Old used worn carpet back in, i just cant bring my self to put in that crappy carpet that I ordered.

as for the seats, I havent figured out what to do with that either, seats are dirty and need recovering, coco fiber is gone in the front buckets so I have to do something there, back seat is pretty rough too.

so anyhow, after the next two big projects I'll be just about ready to drop the Body back on the Frame ..

I'll keep the updates coming..

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cheers... early
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: 73 Sport Bug Progress Updates: Reply with quote

Been working diligently on the project lately..

got the dash put back in and all the associated wiring in order :

I decided to use the nice late model dash I picked up so I had to swap out the glove box door and build a latch for the old style latch, had to weld a small bracket in to build a catch.

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body back up on the sawhorses..

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frame ready to scoot under the body, this time I mounted the Front struts on the Body, lifted the front of the frame and assembled the suspension rather than mess with the struts banging around while lifting.

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body and frame joined and back on the garage floor.

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86 GMC Sierra Classic- 4x4, Shortbed
94 Harley Flstn
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

19-VW-74 wrote:
Beautiful work!


I second that!

Magnificent... Applause

Thanks for the updates keep them coming.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:13 am    Post subject: There's a very special one on the Samba right now. Reply with quote

19-VW-74 wrote:
HELL YES.

I want a Sports so bad Cool


early wrote:
For now its back to stock... , sort out the bugs,.. and do the restore. then If I want to , Ill utilize the webers .


Good thinkin there.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:07 am    Post subject: my 73 sport bug - Progress updates Reply with quote

Got the Glass all In - whew thats a job, I used and Old Empi set that I bought off the shelf at my local Vw guy . It was REally Thick Rubber ! compared to the Bugpack Rubber that I bought from CIp1. I didnt like the Bugpack set even though it is claims it is made in USA it seems really cheep! the outside lip is weak. the Hardest Part is Getting the Rubber to OPen up so you can Put it on the Glass ! Soaked the rubber in a 5 gallon bucket of HOT water and that helped.

after I put the Dash back in I had some wiring issues to sort out, got that squared away. still have a Turn Signal issue - Turn signal blinks Fine for about 10 seconds then Picks up tempo and blinks Fast, however the Emergency Flasher flashes fine . I replaced the Relay with one I have had laying around but still does the same thing. checked all the grounds also.

Engine is apart at the moment as I am sorting out some issues here. took the Heads off to check for damage from the Lost Solex Dump tube and I did indeed find damage. got the Heads repaired and valves ground. Ordered New pistons and Cylinders and now I think I need new Rods. the Wrist Pin slips into the rods with a little tooo much play . didnt want to split the cases but here we go I guess.. Sad

cheers.. early

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drool Drool Drool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might help your turn signal flashing problem. Try switching the wires in your turn signal housing. Those turn signal assemblies take a dual element bulb, one for park lights and one for turn signal. The elements have different resistance . If the wires are switched they blink fast. Worth a shot anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic!!
Wow makes me wonder if I should have made a Saturn Yellow one instead, mmm maybe next time.

Todd
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Sport Bug Reply with quote

Your sport bug looks really sharp. Keep up the good work and soon you will be wearing a big grin. Just don't expect to make quick fuel stops. Yes it is a small tank, however you have to dispense with the crowd of onlookers and that can take a while.

It won't be long before the fun starts.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Saturn Yellow Reply with quote

Sportbugger wrote:
Looks fantastic!!
Wow makes me wonder if I should have made a Saturn Yellow one instead, mmm maybe next time.

Todd


I do like the Saturn Yellow, and now that its Repainted its Freaking Bright out in the sunlight!

But I would have just as well taken a Marathon Blue one .

The first Sport Bug i ever laid eyes on was a Customers Car at a Vw shop I used to hang out at in high school in 75 . one of my best friends dad ran a shop - Bills Vw and I always hung out there scrounging parts for my '67 and getting advice. So this 73 Maraton Blue Sport bug was out in the parking lot and I just drooled over it! I loved the big wheels and the black trim and steering wheel and the seats!, so naturally I have been wanting one for a long time.
I've owned quite a few Bugs and Buses over the years but have been out of vw's for a long time, I graduated to Porsches after the bugs and tossed out crates of vw parts when I got rid of my last bug ( but I did keep a few boxes of old stuff ) however I always had my eyes open for a chance on a Sport Bug.
cheers.. early
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Engine Work Reply with quote

I've been working on the Engine the last few weeks.

Replaced the Pistons & Cylinders, Rods and Exhaust Valves. Cleaned everything up and put the engine back together this weekend and got it running on the garage floor today.

currently running a Solex H30/31 carb and an old Bosch 009 until I source some Points for the Bosch 019.

on the Stand:
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Running on the Floor :
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Fired up First kick after priming the Carb.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really clean motor. Nice job. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: engine Reply with quote

@jon65... Thank You !

I tried to clean it up as much as possible. I was amazed that it fired on first kick! no backfire, no sputter it just kicked over like it hadnt been apart !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, everythings clean. have fun driving it soon!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always good to see another one brought back to glory. Great job!!

Here's mine taken at a local show back in August. We've had it since new.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: latest pics.. Reply with quote

got the motor back in after replacing the main seal a couple of times, finally put a different flywheel in and all is well.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome job.. really nice look.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, great work!

Does it drive as good as new? Do you have an original SportsBug stripe kit you are considering to apply? How did you paint your taper tips- scuff the chrome ones and apply heat-resistant black paint?
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