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Pete VW
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

I went with the deluxe kit from Rebel. Had about 7 wires I did nd need like ""dome light" but the kit is great. This is the third car I have built with Rebel quality is top notch and instruction are good.
I sand blasted my self and friend with booth painted . Cost of paint and primer was about $250.00
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Tell me more about your Rebel wiring harness! Went to their site and it seems very reasonable. Did you go with the Bug Universal or Deluxe kit, or something else?

And, would you mind sharing your media-blast and paint costs?

I'm about to embark on all of this, too. Nice work!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Finally finished. Thanks to the Sambal community. I am new to VW's so I relied on advice from you all. Every thing is working fine and I am making longer and longer reliability runs every day.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

What kind of battery box are you using and did you have to drill through the floorpan to install it?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Up date on my build. Wiring!!! having fun.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

That is looking nice-love the shop.

What kind of brakes are you running?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Made it to Florida ok. Did not make trip with top up. No rain for three days and no damage at my home from hurricane.
Going to switch to bug spindles to get more adjustment range. My Rebel wiring harness arrived. This will be my third build with them. Excellent quality. Hard to burn wire when shrinking connectors and good instructions.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

very nice indeed
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Tomorrow off to Florida. I think my Thing will spent the rest of its life in the sun as long as its not hit by a hurricane. Still needs to be wired and a little more adjustment of stance. Will see how this top holds up at 75 mph.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Ok more pictures of my build. I am liking the turquoise more as I add more white. The paint is single stage done by my friend a retired body shop owner. I am relegated to sanding and I get yelled at if don't do it right.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Wow! Looks great!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

What kind of paint did you use?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

I like both the color and the stance! (I know the back isn't down yet)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Finally in color. Watch out it's bright. New beam lowered with disc brakes. Next is rear disc brakes and lowered. Reassembling on going. Only frustration is engine tin what a PIA.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

As a person who has shoe horned too many engines to count out of a tight engine bay in a Thing, that is a well worth modification.

Can you give close up photos of what you used to re-fasten?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Pete VW wrote:
Next you will see my color choice.


What a tease.

I think modifying the rear like that is a smart move.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

Finally in primer. Hope to have it in color by end of next week. I am happy with dash panel. Found that this Thing was originally white then yellow and when I bought it orange. Next you will see my color choice.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

A lot of time on this panel. I hope it's worth it when I go to install engine,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

That's a nice solid Thing you got there. Glad to see it coming together, keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Off to paint Reply with quote

sounds good keep us posted
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