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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:20 pm

Post your progress or regress.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:23 pm

Today I learned that my welding skills need a lot more practice.
I cut the supports off and moved them back out on my four inch narrowed bj beam (my neighbor migged it up for me) Then I bolted the beam up to my thing chassis and measured side to side many times to get them beam centered and then I welded the supports back on. Pics to come tomorrow.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:33 am

900 degrees of hell at 3 o'clock today on a trip from Grayson to Woodstock with my two year old and dog in tow, I had a brake lock up on me. We made a pit stop on the way and as we were getting ready to leave I put here in gear and chocked her down. No problem, everyone stalls one out at least once in their life. Fired her, let out the clutch, moved an inch and kaput. WTF! I started her again, eased off the clutch and did the old "you left the brake on" head smack but the brake was off and there was something holding me back. I felt the brake peddle and it was hard as a rock, no sponge no nothing, like a hard welded piece of metal to the frame. I yanked and released the hand brake a few times, put all 205 lbs of my fat ass into the brake pedal, fired her up, jammed the gas, dumped the clutch and hoped for the best. She shuttered, sputtered and farted a bit but something gave and she shot out of the gate live a greyhound with the squirts.

We made it to Woodstock and I'll have to give her a once over tomorrow.

Short story long. "What did I do to my vdub today?" I threatened that piece of shit with a trip to the junk yard!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:35 pm

Just finished cutting down and reinstalling the leafs in the four inch beam. Then it started raining and now I have to wait to finish it up.
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:35 pm

Awesome man. A narrowed adjustable beam is another of the things on my list for future upgrades. Today I loaded up the truck with my five freshly painted rims and new tires and headed to the only tire shop in town that can balance old vw wheels. Got to the shop and the sign on the door said "closed for vacation, will be back next week". Shocked Oh well, guess another few days won't kill me. I also drove to Decatur and met Gary and picked up a decklid. A while back at pull-a-part I picked up a 69-70 decklid with the "vert-like" vents. I plan on getting the dents out of the lid Gary sold me and welding in the vents to make a fake vert decklid. That's a future project, got to focus on getting the thing on the road first. Here's the truck loaded up today.
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Post by daltondragger73 on Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:48 pm

OH BOY! well finally Im home off the road after 8 weeks and right now as we speak Im putting the new rubber seals around the popouts that i got while i was on the road (thanks Cali..) orderd the seals so they were here when I got home, and if youve ever done a set of seals around P.O's also my wife is in the kitchen cleaning the 8 spokes i got, you know a lil ajaxing to get all the dirt and grime from being in some guys garage, and tommorow, well we will see home for a week so would like to get abit done and save some time for driving it!!
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Post by tito on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:07 am

tune up! now if i can just get the brakes bled! she should be street legal by monday! i believe this deserves a W00T!
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Post by Treehive on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:16 am

Just got some new tires for her. Yokohama Super Van 356 185R14 8P, they have a max load of 1850 lbs. They handle so much better than the standard passenger tires that were on there when I bought her. Now she is ready for a weekend trip to Charlotte for a little Widespread Panic cheers
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Post by Hobug on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:33 am

Treehive wrote:Just got some new tires for her. Yokohama Super Van 356 185R14 8P, they have a max load of 1850 lbs. They handle so much better than the standard passenger tires that were on there when I bought her. Now she is ready for a weekend trip to Charlotte for a little Widespread Panic cheers

You'll probably drive the Toyota anyway. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Treehive on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:27 pm

Hobug wrote:
Treehive wrote:Just got some new tires for her. Yokohama Super Van 356 185R14 8P, they have a max load of 1850 lbs. They handle so much better than the standard passenger tires that were on there when I bought her. Now she is ready for a weekend trip to Charlotte for a little Widespread Panic cheers

You'll probably drive the Toyota anyway. Rolling Eyes

If this is a family oriented site, let me apologize ahead of time.

Dear Jon Hobus,

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Post by Hobug on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:35 pm

It is good to see you both think I'm #1. What a Face

Sign language is the first step in mute communication. Razz
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Post by Treehive on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:48 pm

Hobug wrote:It is good to see you both think I'm #1. What a Face

Sign language is the first step in mute communication. Razz


Laughing Laughing Laughing

Very nice Hobus......I give the mute reference another 2 fingers up Razz
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:34 pm

Got the beam in today. I had to raise it back up due to having too tall of tires and no dropped spindles yet.... Still have to cut down the tie rods but they wont be here till tomorrow.
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Post by VW12step on Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:03 pm

Painted the Beetle's steering wheel with black appliance epoxy paint after filling some cracks with J B Weld. Put ashtrays in rear qtrs.
Couldn't get to the shop to work on it...
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:51 pm

VW12step wrote:Painted the Beetle's steering wheel with black appliance epoxy paint after filling some cracks with J B Weld. Put ashtrays in rear qtrs.
Couldn't get to the shop to work on it...
Post up some before and after pics of the wheel if you got them.
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Post by ksc78vw on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:19 pm

Today I ran mine out of gas....gas gauge stuck on 1/4 tank...Bet that man!
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Post by Treehive on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:00 am

ksc78vw wrote:Today I ran mine out of gas....gas gauge stuck on 1/4 tank...Bet that man!

I ran out of gas once since I bought my bus. The gauge was reading a quarter tank when she puttered out, but it took a phone call to a mechanic for me to figure out the problem Embarassed . These damn combustible engines just don't want to crank without gas Wink Maybe running out of gas at least once is a ACVW right of passage.
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Post by Hobug on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:17 am

Today, so far, all I have done is drive my Thing. But yesterday I picked up her new power plant. Very Happy

2.0L of type 4 power cheers

She is so pretty, I put her in the house till it is time to install. Very Happy
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Post by kabriolett on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:38 am

I drove my dunebuggy for the first time since March today!
It took me this long to replace a bad rear wheel bearing (again) rear brake
drum (thanks, Clyde) and rear brake shoes. Adjusted all the brakes & its
good to go again Very Happy
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:34 pm

Got my new tie rods in for the four inch beam and cut them down and installed them today. Took the car out for a test drive. Had the car raised to stock height and it rubs the buckets every once in a while but I am running 185 65 15 up front. Hope to get them changed to some smaller tires and then I can lower the car to where I want it until the spindles.....
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:57 am

Drove it to work like I do everyday. Cool
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Post by Joe on Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:28 pm

Adjusted the front drakes and changed the fuel filter. Boy I'll be glad when I get discs all the way around.

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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:01 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Drove it to work like I do everyday. Cool
Show off Very Happy
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:56 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Drove it to work like I do everyday. Cool

Same here
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:05 pm

aircooledaddicts wrote:
bumblebuggy wrote:Drove it to work like I do everyday. Cool

Same here

Me too ..... except I dont work ..... so I guess I really dont drive anywhere either Shocked
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