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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Got the driver side door seals and glass in.

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Buttoned up the running boards, had a little helper.

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Took it for a lil ride today, only 1 mile, lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Ordered all new window seals, felts, scrapers and new vent windows for the doors from WCM and WW. After a couple weeks got the passenger side door done.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

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Your Bug looks like mine. I wish mine was Rag Top.. An, I take it back, yours blow mine out the water.. 😂😂😂


Thanks, yours looks good. Have you thought about lowering it some? I like the lowered look but not slammed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

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Your Bug looks like mine. I wish mine was Rag Top.. An, I take it back, yours blow mine out the water.. 😂😂😂
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Got the bumper brackets in, door mechanisms, handles on and put side mirrors on. Just gotta finish buttoning up the running boards.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Pacblue63 wrote:
Awesome DiY build
great job 👍🏼
Keep up the good work


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

I'm in the same boat, and need to run my Brazilian bumpers for awhile after I paint my car. They're not very good but at least they are shiny Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Awesome DiY build
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Awesome DiY build
great job 👍🏼
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

TinCanFab wrote:
Lookin' real nice!


Thx man, I got the rest of the body panels on. Next up are the running boards. These aftermarket bumpers and brackets fit like ass. Gotta get longer chrome bolts and needs some tweaking.

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Got the brake lights hooked up

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Lookin' real nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Chickensoup wrote:
feels good to be at this point doesnt it? Smile


Oh yeah! Got some more assembly done, was happy the fender welt was a dead match.

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Next up will be mounting the rear bumper. I had an old original bumper that had this thick brace in the rear, so I painted it and using it for new bumper.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

feels good to be at this point doesnt it? Smile
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So YOU ride the bug....and the wife. Nice. Laughing

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eye wood... lost pan of cheetos heads... cb magna spork dist

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Just about buttoned up the wiring. Might add a positive distribution panel to the fuse block.

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Took it outside for a drive in the driveway. Gotta touch up the driver door paint, and get the rear fenders on next.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Drool Drool Drool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Finally wrapping up the wiring, made a base out of starboard for the new fuse block. Didn't drill into the car. Going to use some metal tabs underneath to lock it in place. I used a '67 harness and all the 12v components from a '67.

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Got the lights hooked up. just gotta get the rear fenders on after I touch up the clear.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Getting the light harnesses in. Waiting on a new dimmer and flasher relay.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Got some new caps and fitted one on.

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Got a Wiring Works harness for the bug, got the main harness installed and started car, dash lights go out when it fires up.

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Decided to use the modern fuse block, have to mount it somehow and clean up the wiring

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Finished up the popouts. They will need to come out eventually when I'm ready for the headliner

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Also cleaned up one of the fuse blocks I had. Thought about using a modern blade fuseblock, but I put the original in. Tried the wiring cover for fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rob's '63 Rag thread Reply with quote

Big Bill wrote:
Wow you did a beautiful job, cant wait to see it completely assembled.


Thanks, me too Laughing

Decided to go with new Porsche style headlight lenses

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New seals for the popouts, decided to fit one and need to drill holes for the latch

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