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Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:07 pm

Out with the old and in with the older

pics as of it rolling into the house,

progress has already begun. the battery tray was gone. I cut a peice and thats fixed, found 2 more small holes. fixing those tomorrow. then coating the entire floor with a truck bed liner.
spent most the afternoon figuriing out a the drivers side window regulator and stripping the floors with screw drivers and a wire wheel on the grinder.

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these pics are before any work begun,,
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:09 pm

Nice patina!

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Post by rpm750 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:52 am

Polish that baby up and leave it like that! Perfect patina!
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:30 pm

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Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:30 pm

the patina is staying!
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Post by peregrine67 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:20 pm

86vwgti8v wrote:the patina is staying!
Good to hear. Saw this baby on Craigslist. I was really hoping the next owner would keep it.
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Post by vwtattooed on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:39 pm

congrats....welcome to the aircooled world!....needs some pink wheels to be cool tho! Wink
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:03 am

I'm goin lavender..something different. And keep with the purple cabby theme.
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:07 pm

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40 horse single port.
It's getting refreshed, plugs, points, wires, oil. New muffler and tips
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:09 am

dang it has 2 coils it must have some power or a flame thrower lol
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Post by drewBAKER on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:11 pm

looking good man.
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:18 pm

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Thank you...its making progress.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:05 pm

What was the point of stripping those fenders? Why not bang the ones out that are on the car?

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Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:07 am

I am going to try. I have never done ANY type of body work but after taking with a few others, apperently beating the dents out is very do-able.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:57 am

Awesome! Keep up the pictures coming!

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Post by fluxcap on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:59 am

Just realized this is the barnfind "64" from the heads-up section. Looks like it was a 65 afterall! Looks like a great project.

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Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:38 am

That is indeed my car. And its a 65. I found it on samba listed as a 62.
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:49 pm

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Post by 86vwgti8v on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:36 pm

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MaSter cylinder will be in monday.
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:06 pm

what a day,

I come back from vacation and found my floor boards flooded. the front and rear windows are leaking bad.

so, I applied seam sealer to the underside of the pan, sprayed that with the same rubberized stuff I sprayed on the top half of the floors.

I removed the rear bumper...sigh....broke bolts...

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I will tend to that tomorrow.

then I removed the fender to beat the dents out....sigh...more broke bolts...3 broke and 1 that the nut gave up and had to be cut out..

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But I did however get the fender beat out really nicely...

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that was the least of the 2 but the other might be do_able as well.

heres a pic of the bad fender and a test run of the new wheels...I likey!

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Post by Grifspop on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:53 pm

Hit those old bolts with P.B. Blaster and you'll break fewer bolts

Looks good, I like the chromie wheels


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Post by loves trim on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:03 am

you got that thing on the road yet? Looks like its going to be a cool ride.

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Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:39 am

Nah man. Just finished going threw the motor yesterday. Master cylinder came in monday. Gotta order my droped spindles tomorrow. Hopefully bringing it to sowo. Most the money had been spent, now I need to put it together.
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Post by 86vwgti8v on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:05 pm

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Little dirty but you get the idea! I do have 2 seats but neglected to take a pic of the second...
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:26 pm

Grifspop wrote:Hit those old bolts with P.B. Blaster and you'll break fewer bolts
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I've had to soak a bunch of bolts overnight with that stuff. it works like a charm.
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