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Post by 39coupe Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:29 pm

Brake lights and tail lights working. One of my concerns was the brake lights. Can mark that off my list now.

In the vid the left brake light doesn't come on, that's because I had it disconnected when I was troubleshooting the Right brake light.

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Post by aircooledaddicts Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:38 pm

At this rate you should be ready to drive it to Reynolds Wink
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Post by Damn-it Don Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:43 pm

DiggerD wrote:
39coupe wrote:Got the rear shocks an, put the rear tires on and had to drive it. Drove it down the street with no hood, no deck lid, no front fenders, and no doors. But man was it fun to drive a bug again.

After the drive I got my drivers front fender bolted on. Sanded and primed the deck lid and sanded down the pass fender.

With having family in town this week I didn't get done what I really needed to get done so it doesn't look like I'm making Reynolds. Not giving up yet, I think I should have the fenders and doors on by then but the turn signals are going to be a problem.

Turn signals are overrated any way........................ Twisted Evil

No signals = More excitement Twisted Evil
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Post by zabo Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:01 pm

looking great-sounds good too- makes me miss my 73 -ah the modern luxury
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Post by ASBug Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:05 pm

I used to use hand signals with my '47 chevy truck and I always was a little unnerved when they would wave back when I signaled a right hand turn.... Shocked
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:29 pm

Almost there!

aircooledaddicts wrote:At this rate you should be ready to drive it to Reynolds Wink

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Post by 39coupe Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:32 am

Got a little more done last night.

Front Pass fender primed and started putting on some spot glaze where needed, still need to finish working this fender tonight before paint.
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Deck lid is painted and ready to go on, also got the spring that I pulled from Pull-a-part painted and ready.
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Spot glazed the the drivers door and got the inside painted, will paint the outside tonight and it will be ready to go on. I have new seals from Stockornout.
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Post by 39coupe Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:54 am

Once again, didn't get as much done last night as I had hoped.

Finished the drivers door, bolted the deck lid on.
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Bolted the drivers door on:
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Post by DiggerD Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:59 pm

Looks good, can't wait to see it up close!
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Post by zabo Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:57 pm

you end up getting new seats?
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Post by 39coupe Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:26 pm

zabo wrote:you end up getting new seats?

No I'm using the same old seats. The red covers for them are actually in pretty good shape I just need to have the wife help me stretch them out and stitch on some snaps or something to get them to cover a little better.
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Post by 39coupe Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Well, didn't make Reynolds, but close. I put in a lot of hours on the bug this weekend. Will outline it and put up pics tomorrow.

Started out Saturday by getting some 195/60/15 for the rear, they clear better than the 205/65s but not by much. I don't think I can put the boys in the back seat. Got the pass fender painted, the hood sanded down, the license light painted and installed.

Sunday got the pass fender installed, lights all hooked up and turn signals working. Installed the new steering wheel I got from Muffler bearing, Painted the hood and hood hinges, got the hood and running boards installed, the license light hooked up. All lights are now working except for reverse lights that I can live without. Made my own license plate mount as there wasn't one on this deck lid.

Bolted the pass door on, isn't sanded or painted yet but oh well. Drove the car up to the grocery store what fun. It's a little stiff, but ran pretty good. I plan to drive it to work tomorrow (20 miles) and see how she does. I'll get pics up then.
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Post by 39coupe Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:23 am

Made it to work. Gotta get a gas gauge. I knew it was low and was heading straight to the gas station this morning but didn't make it. Had to get the wife to bring me the gas can.

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Post by DOODLE BUGG Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:25 am

looks good man
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Post by 56HAVOC Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:39 am

Looks great Dude, I really like the wheels on it. Are you going to take it up to BAP.
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Post by 39coupe Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:54 am

56HAVOC wrote:Looks great Dude, I really like the wheels on it. Are you going to take it up to BAP.

I hope so but gotta get a few more things ironed out first. The drive to work is about as far as I would feel comfortable taking it right now.

I gotta raise it up a little bit. I don't want it all the way back to stock but it is too low and the ride is terrible.
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Post by 56HAVOC Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:58 am

Yeah I feel you there. Not stock,& not slam just drop nice
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Post by 39coupe Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:14 pm

My home made tag bracket worked out pretty good too.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:25 pm

Looks great Eric!

The terrible ride is probably due to it being lowered with adjusters only....ball joints are probably bottomed out...

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Post by 39coupe Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:31 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Looks great Eric!

The terrible ride is probably due to it being lowered with adjusters only....ball joints are probably bottomed out...

I think the ride is do to the adjusters being all the way down also. I'm going to raise the front up a bit and put on new ball joints and then take the car to Billie and have him raise the rear an outer spline.
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Post by DiggerD Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:45 pm

Looking good!! Cool
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Post by 39coupe Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:44 am

Ordered new ball joints and drums for the front today. Need to get that beam up a bit and new ball joints on before I drive it any more. Hopefully this weekend. Then to schedule time with Billie to raise the back a click and I think I will be set as far as drive ability, then it is just putting the interior together nicely so the wife doesn't mind riding in it.
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Post by 39coupe Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:45 pm

It's been awhile since I've updated.

Got the front up a little and put a new hub and bearings on the pass side along with new shoes. Beings I don't know how to raise the rear I added bump stops that the rear is now riding on. Not ideal but it keeps the rear off the back tires. It's now my daily driver.

Oh yeah, installed the CD player and speakers today also, so I have tunes.

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Post by 68buggirrl Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:51 pm

Wow! I just read this whole thread and love the progress. You revived it! haha, I cant wait to get my bug repainted and new chromies. Im having trouble with my blinkers though. Worked w old battery then I put a new one in and now they wont work, just the hazards work confused

Great progress though!! cat
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Post by camch Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:47 pm

was the adjuster on the beam fixed? when we had the car the bottom adjuster was striped but that was about 3 years ago
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