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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

Wow.. looks like it was an original sliding sunroof car too..

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Wow.. looks like it was an original sliding sunroof car too..

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Yup, everything on this is matching early 1960 from the engine, trans, pan, etc. Only thing that is "custom" is the door handles, some mods done on the inside dash which I'm trying to clean up (fill in holes that were drilled) and obviously the 1950's chevy bed/back vw bus window.

I checked the serial numbers
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

mas00 wrote:
Only thing that is "custom"

Laughing
Um...Anxious..you do realize the whole thing is kustom ....dont you Laughing .

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

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mas00 wrote:
Only thing that is "custom"

Laughing
Um...Anxious..you do realize the whole thing is kustom ....dont you Laughing .

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I agree, definitely a kustom truck. The top is very well thought out as is the rest of the body. I don't think those Sprint Stars were by accident either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

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mas00 wrote:
Only thing that is "custom"

Laughing
Um...Anxious..you do realize the whole thing is kustom ....dont you Laughing .

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Laughing yea, but I'm talking more about what is left from the OG car itself. It's a
early 1960. The pan, body, engine, everything matches. But yes I do know it is a "custom bug". Gonna be the best damn bugtruck this side of the Mississippi haha Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

August 22 2019 Update:


It's been a long 2 1/2 weeks. Waiting for parts to be shipped, going back and forth between things. But.. the "black out" has started Cool I know most of the OG folks love the chrome, but this car will have none. I'm going the all blacked out route and so far my old uncle digs it! Hard to take photos now bec I dropped my phone and I'm using an old one which the camera doesn't work good.

1. Got the chassis together, took a while to install the gas and brake pedals because I didn't have some parts and also just trying to see the correct installation method. Purchased all the small parts I was missing, pedal springs, bolts, new steering dampener, brake reservoir then hooked up the master cylinder and reservoir to bleed the brakes. Everything went well until we thought the front driver cylinder was leaking, but it turns out it was the little screw on valve. But things went well and bled the brakes, filled the transmission with fluid.

2. Purchased a EMPI e-brake kit but the rod and spring was too short. So not sure if I have the wrong housing unit or what, but that is pretty much the last thing left. I either will return the kit or need to purchase a different/shorter e metal brake lever. I will install the shifter when I put the body back on later.

3. Had a foul up with my newly painted rims Rolling Eyes I wanted to add some extra protection on the inside so I went and purchased a can of rustoleum clear/hardener coat and man it had a bad reaction with the paint I used (which was a shiny black rustomelum) and it formed like these hard cracks on the back of my rims. Luckily I only did it to 2 and the outer edge of a 3rd before I noticed so I had to spend a couple more days wet sanding them. I didn't bother with them anymore and just touched them up with a rattle can. I sprayed a coat of SEM clear guard to give them some extra protection.
But am I happy with how the look. The og empi caps I have 2 are good 2 were rusted/dented. Gotta purchase 2 and then I will paint them all black.

Also found out 1 of the tires is bad Sad cracks on the side but I will worry about it later bec it still holds air. They are brand new tires too.

4. Stripped the steering wheel, went in with my dremel tool, purchased some PC 11 and microballons to fill in the cracks but haven't gotten around to that part yet. Will probably start next week moving back and forth between my hood.

5. Working on the hood which is turning out to be a head ache. Turns out that it is in really bad shape. The brace made underneath means they really pounded some dents on the top. The whole hood was covered in a quarter inch of bondo. It is rusted pretty bad, and I contemplated getting a donor hood, but then that would require the same if not more effort to chop it up, weld, etc. So I'm going to work on saving this one. Might have to use more bondo/fiber glass when it is all said and done.

I feel like I'm getting somewhere with the chassis pretty much finished after I put the wheels on. We wrapped it up with a thick plastic and I covered up the transmission and it is sitting with 4 tarps over everything.

Wish I had a garage/shop to work in, especially do this body work and paint. I've been calling around paint shops and they either don't want to touch this project, or starting price was waaay to high $20,000 even though I told them body work isn't much just needs to blast and paint because I'm doing most of it. I found someone who paints dragsters and old hot rods, but he has yet to give me a quote.

Keep on keeping on. Until next update. I'm taking off the whole month of September be out of the country so that will be a set back but hopefully a good one.

PS Got a unexpected visit from some nice helpers Laughing They scared the crap outta me first but we gave them some water. They randomly wandered onto my uncles property and galloped by while we were bleeding the brakes. Stayed for about 30 minutes then they just up and left!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

Excellent. Black looks great. Wheels look great.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

vaughn bros. wrote:
Excellent. Black looks great. Wheels look great.


thanks, on a side note I didn't know the sprint stars were made in western Germany. Mine are stamped, which I assume means they were made during the cold war.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

Update August 29 2019


This week got to finish the hood and put some rattle can primer on it. Previous owner must've used about 3 gallons of bondo on the whole damn car, there was a ton on the hood. Also got to take off some of the bondo on the front lower end and front wheel well by using a heat gun.

I started to use a grinder on the hood and it wasn't doing the job for the rust, but then remembered we had a make shift media blaster with a bucket and media gun so I used diamond grit media we had left (1 1/2 bags)which took a very long time but it did the job. The gun got clogged a bunch so I'm looking for a gun that can handle 30-60 grit diamond media anyone?? The compressor was running a steady 100psi so that wasn't the issue.

Might try to use it on the other parts of the shell.

Also got to work on the steering wheel a bit. Purchased some PC-11 epoxy and some micro-balloons. Gonna take a lot of tedious file sanding, which I will do this upcoming week but I already starting on the outer ring and it's going very well.

Also going to pop open the speedometer because I took a quick look and I noticed the gels were missing. Sad

Not many photos anymore because my phone is trash but took this "selfie" of the hood when I took off all the bondo and paint.




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: VW BugTuck??? Custom Build... Not sure the year Reply with quote

👍👍👍👍👍 I like the metal edge on front.
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