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ConcreteAce
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: ConcreteAce's 61 build Reply with quote

I figured to keep motivation I would start a build thread here on the samba.
The passenger pan has a small hole about the size of my finger nail directly under the seat (weird that no rust in battery tray area), and there is a hole 1 inch above the fuel tank that is the size of my thumb nail. None of the rust is major and I see no reason to even replace the pans. I am the third owner of this car, and I believe it lived most of its life in California. The plan is to paint it Anthracite because that will go good with the interior I have for it.

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I left Houston at 6pm and drove to meet Nate in Dallas it made for a long night I did not get home until 4am and I had to work the next day.
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At Jason's shop the next day
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Notice the silicone on the seal....I laughed at that, but it saved the package tray it is spotless!
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Kiley is happy
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In its spot at Jason's
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking it apart.

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The dash is uncut but it had this cool 8 track player
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Buddy hooked me up with a rag clip. Yep this will not be a stock build.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the car soda blasted.

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This is the worst part of the entire car
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nice dent in the quarter hidden by bondo
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on the way back my tow bar brok and the car started to fishtail on me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Separated the pan. Not one broken bolt. Every bolt came out with no issues.
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I built a rotisserie.

I used 2"X4"X1/4 rectangular tubing
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I know my welding is not the prettiest but its gonna hold.
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Got the car loaded onto it as well. It wasnt very hard to hang it either.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a little work left getting what the soda blaster couldnt because it was on its pan.
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I am going to delete the heater tubes. I never run heater boxes as it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post catches me up. I got all the paint off the car and now its in epoxy primer ready for body work.
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I will keep the updates coming.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome progress on your bug, man. Really nice job. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work, car looks in decent shape
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much to report from this weekend. I spent several hours freeing up a hinge on one of the doors it was frozen solid. some quarter panal work was done as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jon65 wrote:
Awesome progress on your bug, man. Really nice job. Cool

Thanks! It will be a slow build from here on out.

phil1957 wrote:
nice work, car looks in decent shape

Its in real good shape Phil. Very little metal work to be done. How is the 55 coming?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man...car looks like fun! You outta let me know when you guys are working on it, Ide love to break away and hang out. ....or you guys can take a break and help me pull the body off my dumb lowlight...Lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Chris, I try and go to Jason's every weekend to work on it, you are welcome anytime. Shoot me a text when you are ready to pull the body off of the low light. I'm sure I can get Billy and Doug to give a hand as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey Chris, I try and go to Jason's every weekend to work on it, you are welcome anytime. Shoot me a text when you are ready to pull the body off of the low light. I'm sure I can get Billy and Doug to give a hand as well.

Awesome....yea man I'll let ya know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I borrow the rotisserie when your done? Laughing

Looking good! Thanks for posting up the build pics!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roof is ready for primer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4130_nasa wrote:
Can I borrow the rotisserie when your done? Laughing



Anytime Richard! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to watching this build, Keep up the good work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roof is in primer now.
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Shaved the grab handle holes
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Also shaved the windshield squirter hole
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Its back on the rotisserie.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rusty hole filled spare tire well has been cut away.
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