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Post  Ruptured Duck on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 6:54 pm

You guy's have some amazing rides. For the last 8 months i have been working on my son's first car. it's a 70 standard single port 1600. I know that it is not quite the burner most of you guys have but for a 16 year old to start out with I think it's just fine. We have added dual 34's and it came with 87mm pistons so I guess it's a little better than stock. We narrowed the front 2.25" and dropped it about 3.5" It's still in bits and pieces but coming along. just hope teenagers today will think a 40 year old car is still cool.

Fired the motor up for the first time last week and i think I have a piston slapping. It's a knock that happens on very rotation of the crank. i used a stethoscope and pin pointed it to the #2 piston. Guess we will need to drop the motor again.

This is my first Bug. I make a living designing Jeep parts. Go figure I have been noting the build on an off-road forum. Attached is the link. I'm also going to piss some off because we are doing a roll on paint job. We took it down to the metal (8 coats of paint) and it's turning out a lot better than i expected. ..... Anyway have fun pointing out what i have done wrong so far... like I said this is the first bug so I got to learn my mistakes somewhere. Rolling Eyes Neutral

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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 7:59 pm

Welcome to the site and the addiction of vws. Have you found samba???? if not you need to get on there.

www.thesamba.com


Was into wheeling for a little bit had a scout and my brother has a toyota on 37inch boggers crawls pretty good. There is another guy on here with the "flowery" color car Laughing in his avatar think he bought something to go up on the mountain with.

Need any help just post up , I can try and might be a few others that can.

Oh BTW , the roll on paint job dont bother us its on a 70.
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Post  WALKER on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 8:41 pm

Welcome. we won't flame ya yet but reserve the right to poke fun @ you from time to time. Thats how we roll. Very Happy
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Post  Tanbug on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 10:50 pm

Everybody has to start somewhere.
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Post  Kx3 on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 11:38 pm

If they don't think a 40 year old car is kool ....... They don't know what kool is ...... My 12 year old can't wait to get his hands on my 1960 ....... shifting
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Post  Fifty - Five on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 1:05 am

Welcome!!! Where are you located? Dont worry your son will love a 40 year old car! When are you getting one for yourself?
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 10:44 am

Fifty - Five wrote:Welcome!!! Where are you located? Dont worry your son will love a 40 year old car! When are you getting one for yourself?

Funny... was thinking about that on the way into work this morning... Have to deal with the wife on that one. Kinda have the one toy rule for now. As soon as I punch out a roll up door in the basement I'll have a little more play room. Currently the Jeep gets to stay up stairs. I know where there is a 64-65 just rusting away. been keeping an eye on it and think they might just give it to someone willing to pull it out of the woods. I really, really wanted to do a low tech rat-rod for him but I got overuled on that one.

What's the thought on the fenderless V-rods? I have always been into sports cars and would love to take out the back seat flip the motor around drop it and push the front out 10". Not sure if that PC here scratch
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 10:55 am

VOLKSWAGENUT wrote:Welcome to the site and the addiction of vws. Have you found samba???? if not you need to get on there.

www.thesamba.com


Was into wheeling for a little bit had a scout and my brother has a toyota on 37inch boggers crawls pretty good. There is another guy on here with the "flowery" color car Laughing in his avatar think he bought something to go up on the mountain with.

Need any help just post up , I can try and might be a few others that can.

Oh BTW , the roll on paint job dont bother us its on a 70.

Been lurking overthere for some time A lot of good info. Registered yesterday.

Figured you guys were not to hip on the later bugs but at least it's not a Stuper Beetle. I just can't get into those things. tongue
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 10:56 am

WALKER wrote:Welcome. we won't flame ya yet but reserve the right to poke fun @ you from time to time. Thats how we roll. Very Happy

No problem... If you ever want to go wheeling let me know.. I'll return the poking fun favor... Cool
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Post  Tanbug on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 1:10 pm

Doing the math now....
2010 - 40 = 1970

2010 - 50 = 1960

Actually to be PC you need to have a VW as old as you are. What a Face
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 1:56 pm

Tanbug wrote:Doing the math now....
2010 - 40 = 1970

2010 - 50 = 1960

Actually to be PC you need to have a VW as old as you are. What a Face

Well... Then I need a 69, but then again don't we all! tongue
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Post  Fifty - Five on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 2:40 pm

Well, I'm 23 years to the good. 2010 - 1955 = flipper
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Post  Kx3 on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 9:06 pm

Fifty - Five wrote:Well, I'm 23 years to the good. 2010 - 1955 = flipper

Young un's ........ lol!
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Post  bugdust on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 9:48 pm

Ruptured Duck wrote:
Fifty - Five wrote:Welcome!!! Where are you located? Dont worry your son will love a 40 year old car! When are you getting one for yourself?

Funny... was thinking about that on the way into work this morning... Have to deal with the wife on that one. Kinda have the one toy rule for now. As soon as I punch out a roll up door in the basement I'll have a little more play room. Currently the Jeep gets to stay up stairs. I know where there is a 64-65 just rusting away. been keeping an eye on it and think they might just give it to someone willing to pull it out of the woods. I really, really wanted to do a low tech rat-rod for him but I got overuled on that one.

What's the thought on the fenderless V-rods? I have always been into sports cars and would love to take out the back seat flip the motor around drop it and push the front out 10". Not sure if that PC here scratch

One toy rule?!! That's not fair at all. Laughing Check out volksrods.com. There are some cool rides being built but you may have to look through the members Intro section, not many make it on the main forum anymore. I've got a 61 volksrod started but it's been a weird year and not enough time or money for all my projects so it's on hold for now.

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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 10:21 pm

Ruptured Duck wrote:
VOLKSWAGENUT wrote:Welcome to the site and the addiction of vws. Have you found samba???? if not you need to get on there.

www.thesamba.com


Was into wheeling for a little bit had a scout and my brother has a toyota on 37inch boggers crawls pretty good. There is another guy on here with the "flowery" color car Laughing in his avatar think he bought something to go up on the mountain with.

Need any help just post up , I can try and might be a few others that can.

Oh BTW , the roll on paint job dont bother us its on a 70.

Been lurking overthere for some time A lot of good info. Registered yesterday.

Figured you guys were not to hip on the later bugs but at least it's not a Stuper Beetle. I just can't get into those things. tongue

Supers suck thats for sure.
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Post  Tanbug on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 11:28 pm

VOLKSWAGENUT wrote:

Supers suck thats for sure.

Watch it, big boy.......
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Post  Cave Man on Wed 30 Dec 2009, 11:35 pm

VOLKSWAGENUT wrote:
Ruptured Duck wrote:
VOLKSWAGENUT wrote:Welcome to the site and the addiction of vws. Have you found samba???? if not you need to get on there.

www.thesamba.com


Was into wheeling for a little bit had a scout and my brother has a toyota on 37inch boggers crawls pretty good. There is another guy on here with the "flowery" color car Laughing in his avatar think he bought something to go up on the mountain with.

Need any help just post up , I can try and might be a few others that can.

Oh BTW , the roll on paint job dont bother us its on a 70.

Been lurking overthere for some time A lot of good info. Registered yesterday.

Figured you guys were not to hip on the later bugs but at least it's not a Stuper Beetle. I just can't get into those things. tongue

Supers suck thats for sure.

Suck almost as bad as Blue cars Shocked flower .
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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Thu 31 Dec 2009, 1:08 am

Note the word of the day........ Laughing Laughing
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 12 May 2010, 6:19 pm

OK... it's been some time and I thought I put up a couple of images of the project my son likes to call "Fat Chick".... Deep down we all know there is a fat chick in our past. The paint job has just been completed ( Rustomleum roll on paint job... 9 coats) and I popped on some bright work last night to see how it was going to look. We dropped it 4+ in the front and about 3 in the back. Narrowed the front by 2.5" and put 195/60/15's on the 8 spokes. Still need to do the seats (have new replacement Samurai seats to put in, Gray with dark gray piping) carpet and door panels. Drove it for the first time the other day... First time it had been on the street in 6 years. Hope the images work... Sorry she is not a pre 67 but not bad for a $2500 build.





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Post  Thang on Wed 12 May 2010, 11:25 pm

One hell of a roll job! cheers
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Post  overspray on Wed 12 May 2010, 11:52 pm

Thang wrote:One hell of a roll job! cheers


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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Thu 13 May 2010, 8:16 am

Not bad, Cool
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Post  Ruptured Duck on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 4:51 pm

All I have to say is that it was easier to build the damn motor than try to rebuild the door glass and side windows.... Freaking scrapers are driving me nuts.... Had to step away from the bug before I did something stupid.
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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 5:44 pm

Yeah they suck. Laughing
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Post  Thang on Fri 04 Jun 2010, 12:55 am

Laughing Been there! Done that! Laughing
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