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Post by vwgirl on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:56 pm

My brake job wasn't much more successful... I set out to replace the discs, drums, pads, shoes and those seals that go on the tube from res 1 to res 2... only to find that my rubber brake lines were leaking... I guess they are 4 or 5 years old so perhaps it is time... but I really thought they lasted a bit longer than that... oh well, at least I found out the easy way! So I went ahead and replace the first rotor and pads... yeah the pads were GONE... the other caliper doesn't want to compress for me and I cannot find my disc brake spreader... so I will pick another one up when I get the replacement hoses on Monday... hopefully they can get them all by then... no one seemed to have the rear hoses in stock (except Jerome) so I am going to wait on that... I am going to be pushing it to have this done to go to SC in a couple weeks... but I think I will make it... and oh so much safer!

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Post by meinvw on Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:22 pm

I know the history on your bus and how much you've driven it. So the fronts are worn down? You might want to check your proportioning valve. Usually you can get 30-50k off of pads and 100k+ on shoes. A 1/2-1/3 ratio for wear. You are nowhere close to the mileage needed for the fronts so sounds like the pv is failing and your using the fronts only for brakes.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:55 pm

Washed Java and Jade. Buffed out Java's roof and most of the hood.

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Post by zabo on Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:00 pm

tightened link pins, repacked front wheel bearings, bleed and adjusted brakes
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:28 pm

got hyd clutch set up mounted in the buggy and the line run also installed a new master cyl and just have to get my new brake lines monday
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Post by Bugman114 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:29 pm

wow, is it just me, or does everyone seem to be working on their brakes this week Laughing .
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:50 pm

Got the "new" engine in the bus this week. About a hundred miles and so far so good. Seems weak after running the 1776 for a month or so. Still have some fine tuning to do. Maybe I can squeeze another HP or two out of it when it's dialed in.

27 days till spring...time to get the buggy back in shape and get the square on the road.
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Post by vwgirl on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:14 am

Bugman114 wrote:wow, is it just me, or does everyone seem to be working on their brakes this week Laughing .

Didn't you hear? it's national fix your brakes weekend...

j/k

seriously though, I am glad I checked mine as I had no idea that they were leaking... just squealing... and they did have well over 30k miles on them just from me driving... but those were the pads that were on the bus when i got it 5 years ago

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Post by BKiller on Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:29 pm

Took the SP2 for a nice little drive today. First time out of the garage this year!!
Finishing up the floor in my basement shop so I can do my motor swap soon.
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Post by vwovalchild on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:14 pm

Got all the holes welded up on the german look. The nail trick works great. Almost done grinding all down then comes a skim coat of filler. I need to close up the vents behind the rear quarter windows and the exhaust cut outs. Moved it in and the wifes car out in case it rains.

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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:28 pm

Keep up the progress votwing. I got the back seat mounted, windshield wipers installed, adjusted the carb, found my exhaust leak at the heaterboxes, and also put the mirror arm back on the passenger side. Now to find a mirror to go on it.
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Post by meinvw on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:45 am

went thru the wiring in the new 78 and got it running but not with the FI, so waiting on parts now. Hopefully be driving it by next weekend. went ahead and ordered a carb kit for it just in case, it will run one way or the other!!!
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Post by Goped406 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:05 pm

put the used dynomax wrap around exhaust i picked up at the swap meet at winterjam on. Sounds great! not bad for $30.
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Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:25 pm

Goped406 wrote:put the used dynomax wrap around exhaust i picked up at the swap meet at winterjam on. Sounds great! not bad for $30.
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Yeah that was a sweet deal. Cool

Glad to see the stinger go! Wink Can't wait to hear it.
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Post by vwgirl on Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:55 am

finally got the new brake lines... now to get the time to put them on!

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Post by 69panel on Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 am

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Post by 1968ghia on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:46 am

69panel wrote:Birds eye view of a Super in a shredder.


https://www.youtube.com/user/bigshredder?blend=2&ob=1#p/a/f/2/tPDLX0koXFs

That was so sad! haha
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:49 am

Hate to see a perfectly good beetle go to waste but I do have to admit.................that machine is bad ass!
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:56 am

Looks like they took out the engine and probably the transmission before shredding.

Check out the "Slashbuster":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpxN1D5d6U
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:05 am

71_georgia_beetle wrote:Hate to see a perfectly good beetle go to waste but I do have to admit.................that machine is bad ass!
Never-mind, check out the "making of hippie beetle". It was a POS.
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Post by vwovalchild on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:14 pm

I should say "What the bug did to me today"

After cutting out the door hinge pillar and fitting the new one, I was using the grinder smoothing out the cuts when the grinder attacked. The results it cut open my nuckle. What was funny, it didnt bleed but it was cool I could see the bone. Went to the Dr. ended up with stitches, and a cut tendon and the grinder got into the bone a bit. Got to go back tomorrow for an xray. I cant let this slow me down though. Just a day in the life of an addict
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Post by vwgirl on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:36 pm

votwing wrote:I should say "What the bug did to me today"

After cutting out the door hinge pillar and fitting the new one, I was using the grinder smoothing out the cuts when the grinder attacked. The results it cut open my nuckle. What was funny, it didnt bleed but it was cool I could see the bone. Went to the Dr. ended up with stitches, and a cut tendon and the grinder got into the bone a bit. Got to go back tomorrow for an xray. I cant let this slow me down though. Just a day in the life of an addict

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I replaced my broken points (yes broken) in the parking lot at work... they started flopping around at speeds higher than second gear (whatever those are my speedo hasn't worked since bugjam 08)... luckily I carry a spare... now time to buy a new spare!

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Post by Bugman114 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:43 pm

Damn, that must have hurt like hell Shocked .

Did a little painting today, during the 5 minutes it was warm outside Laughing . Got most of the left side of the bug painted yellow. thats about it. its definately looking a lot better Rolling Eyes .......... Laughing
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Post by 69panel on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:23 am

I intended to drive the waterbug to the Stockornaut cruise but when I went to crank it the battery was dead. I put my smart charger on it and it coded that there was a dead cell. I went in my wife's ScionXB. Still had a good time. Cool
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Post by 56HAVOC on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:59 am

69panel wrote:I intended to drive the waterbug to the Stockornaut cruise but when I went to crank it the battery was dead. I put my smart charger on it and it coded that there was a dead cell. I went in my wife's ScionXB. Still had a good time. Cool

yeah nice meeting you last nite. It's always kool putting faces with guys on the site. Hope to see the water bug next week. And I got to try one of thoese subs you guys had.
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