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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Looking forward to pics of the heater/defrost system.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

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I just grafted in a couple of "universal HotRod" defroster vents into the top of the dash, right in line with the inside edge of the windshield frame. Then the hose just slips onto the inlet side under the dash. I cut up some old metal speaker mesh and will use a couple of dolups of clear silicone to hold the mesh onto the outlet side blowing against the windshield. I'll get some better pictures and post them later on.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

3 years, 2 Cancer diagnosis (my daughtets,and mine), a new job, and 2 Cancer survivorships and it's finally in primer!! But who's counting?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Looking great!

Keep going.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Blocked out in 400, now heading into 600 grit. The daughter and I are planning to paint the top side in color next weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

I love the heat/defrost vents - but, are you not going to need a gas turbine pushing enough air to make a difference?

Nice to hear you and your daughter dodged a bullet. 'You build on top of a uranium mine?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Wetstuff wrote:
I love the heat/defrost vents - but, are you not going to need a gas turbine pushing enough air to make a difference?

Nice to hear you and your daughter dodged a bullet. 'You build on top of a uranium mine?

Jim


Using the fan shroud and heater boxes just like on a standard VW Beetle...they all had working heat/defrost. Cut 2" holes low and have side interior panels, so I'm hiding the Spa/Jacuzzi hose from the rear heater box connection up to the vents on each side behind the vinyl.
I had prostrate cancer, seems to fun in the family, my little girl has an extremely rare form of Cancer (she's 1 of 39 known cases world wide) and we have NO IDEA why she got it. She's in remission now, but she's having some serious heart issues now, from the havoc that the Chemotherapy caused. We're still pretty stressed around the house, at 12y/o she could have a heart attack until we figure out how the fix it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Got her in paint
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Sweet! Love that color!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Thanks, that's ALL metalflake. .004 micro in gold and orange, .008 mini in apricot, and .015 regular in orange. None of the bright orange paint color is showing thru. We really like metalflake.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

VERY COOL!!!! Cool
Peeling the masking is is more exciting than opening birthday gifts!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:23 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Got the interior done, engine installed, top bolted on, and built a matching mini-bike for my daughter too.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Suh-weet memories and skills.

Great build
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

That is a sweet combo. It would be cool to see the bike tucked into the side pod area for transport.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

This is so inspiring to me. I love how your build came to be. It inspired me with my project and I really relate to your story.

2 months after I went to buy my VW Phoenix my mom told me she was going to an oncologist because they found something in her mammogram.. We found out she had pre-cancer but it was becoming aggressive.. She has gone through a double mastectomy.. and is such a fighter. The fact that my mom raised me on her own as a mom and dad, I'm very attached and it really scared me and made me depressed.... Her dream is to see me happy and excel as an artist and I'm trying so hard to fulfill her dream. I want to take her on a camping trip when we are doing and go to historical landmarks because we are both into history and photography... I kind of went off on a tangent here but..


Thanks for sharing your build with me. I really appreciate it and I know how hard it can be... I hope you and your daughter the best of luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

My daughters Street Buggy is "done"!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Awesome !!!!

We need more pictures though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Love the period look on this. Just make sure you’re blasting some Beach Boys on the radio while driving it! How is your clearance? My tires stick out as well and have kept the body up off a bit more than you have. Any problems scrubbing?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

It has a BeachBoys 8-track in at right now! At the moment it is just "static low" for the show, I didn't have enough time to clock the rear torsions, and in front I'll be narrowing the beam and installing adjusters, but again ran out of time. It's in the show because a friend puts it on and he asked if we'd be willing to show it, as we DIDN'T build it for show entries....we'll be driving the crap out of it!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Re: Another buggy being saved Reply with quote

Beautiful job! That mini bike is a sweet touch too - genius!

Yes yes - run the wheels off that thing. Time is precious when you both have been given a second chance at life. Make it more than quality time, make it quantity time as well and what a great ride to do it in!
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