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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Have not been working on the car, but have revised what I am doing. Initially had 1/8" steel adapter rings that I was going to weld them to the wheels. Decided that was more hassle than it was worth. Found a guy to make adapters with a CNC and using aluminum. Will use 1/2" round steel stock for stand offs to attache the adapters to the wheels using 10-32 flat head screws or something a little bigger. Keep in mind that you need to have 4 semi-circles cut into the adapters to provide access to the lug bolts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

How much snow did the "blizzard of 2016 " drop on you ??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

We were on the edge of the storm. Only got about 8 to 10". Drive 40 minutes south and they got 2 feet. 40 minutes west and maybe 3 to 4".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

terrible week in Florida ; went down to 60 . Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Yeah - her smartass cousin is down there. Sent her a pic of a ruler in the grass measuring "snow"......
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Finally getting a little work done on the hearse. Nothing major... Hearse box vents are cut. Had to rework the rafters a little to get my sheet metal roof to fit properly. Hoping to get a couple hours a week on it.

Expecting to get the cab in for final body/paint before year end....Finally have my own paint/body booth at my shop, but its currently occupied by a 63 bug body that is almost ready for primer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Been on hold too long....Finally getting back to it. Have rethought a couple things and working through the details before making sawdust...Should be making some headway in the next couple weeks.
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Woodie 69 VW woodie (Hot VWs 7/12).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Bout time.😀
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

vaughn bros. wrote:
Bout time.😀


Kiss my ass Laughing You know what they say about best laid plans.... Bought a shop to primarily work on my own cars with the intent of doing a "little" customer work to feed my habit. Currently getting close to wrapping up a body off resto, another car with a full interior resto (with interior repaint), another car waiting to be media blasted for body work, color change and new interior, another vert for pretty much the same AND a new top, a Ghia that I forget what all it needs, plus a waiting list of about 5 or 6 more customer cars.... Shocked It's just a hobby.....

My wife has "gently" been encouraging me to get the hearse done and other folks ask how its coming. Embarassed

BUT my cabinet maker buddy just hired his grandson to help in his shop, so the two of them can get the wood work on the hearse pretty much done with minimal help from me... So maybe will make some progress over the next few months.....
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"John's car" 64 VW woodie - The first ever
Maxine 61 Cal-look bug - Cindy's daily driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

andk5591 wrote:
vaughn bros. wrote:
Bout time.😀


Kiss my ass Laughing ..



At least get it done.... in time.. to be able to use it for it's ultimate purpose.. Shocked ... Laughing

... Sometimes.. time away... gives clarity..

Let the buzz saw eat... Wink


Popcorn

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

What you all have been through when letting a project sit for any length of time is remembering what you were planning.....Fortunately, the bulk of the heavy lifting has been done a while ago, so it's just some of the details....Going to swing by his shop later and get battery chargers on the 2 batteries and hoping they arent toast. Have a pair of Oddysseys in it and I think its been at least a year since I charged them....
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Woodie 69 VW woodie (Hot VWs 7/12).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug hearse build Reply with quote

Really nice job with the metal work on the "cab" Gives me a plan when I redo my trug conversion and rip out the previous owner's wood, fiberglass and rust combo.
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