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Post by 39coupe on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:21 am

Looking awesome
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:55 am

I can't wait to see it done. It looks AWESOME!
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Post by VW12step on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:25 am

Nice! I'm out of school for the summer, let me know if you need a hand.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:46 pm

Not going anywhere for a while?

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Post by fluxcap on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:19 am

Whoa man cyclops . How many accessories you plan on running that thing Question Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:40 pm

The horn works. The starter works. The brake lights work. The wipers work. The park lights work. The turn signals work...They're working all four lights like they're hazards but they're working. Not having much luck with the hazards (think it's a switch issue) and waiting on a relay for the headlights.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:59 pm

Got the headlight relay just before work so I didn't have time to put it in. Cool

Figured out the problem with the turn signals. It seems the connection @ the speedo with both left and right indicators at the one bulb was causing a bridge between the left and right turn signals. Going to run independent bulbs for the indicators now. cheers

Can't figure the hazards out yet. Seems the switch I had wired for them isn't pulling enuogh juice to trip the relay. Swapped out the switch with a diffrent one and it blew the fuse when I threw it. Evil or Very Mad Luckily the fuse did it's job and the harness is still intact.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:25 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:
Can't figure the hazards out yet.
When you pull the knob...........the lights blink. Sheesh Glen!
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Post by fluxcap on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:09 pm

hazzards...who needs em. Smile You'll get them working eventually. In the meantime, just don't break down on the side of the road and you'll be fine.

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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:27 pm

I'm going to have to look at the road requirements. I think emergency flashers are a part of it but I could be mistaken. If push comes to shove I'll get the cop to come out an cross my fingers he doesn't ask me to work the flashers.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:00 pm

FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
Standard
No. 125 - Warning Devices
(Effective 1-1-74)
This standard establishes shape, size, and performance requirements for reusable day and night warning devices that can be erected on or near the roadway to warn approaching motorists of the presence of a stopped vehicle. This standard applies to devices that do not have self-contained energy sources that are designed to be carried in buses and trucks that have a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 4,536 kg (10,000 lbs.).
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Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:25 pm

71_georgia_beetle wrote:4,536 kg (10,000 lbs.).

Anyone have and 8500lbs of lead?

Talked to the DMV today and told the lady I neede to re-register my car. She said bring your proof of insurance and 35 bucks. I told her that it had been altered into a roadster and she said it will be registered as a VW Beetle. I asked her if the police would have a problem with that and she said "I can't speak for the officer." Who am I to argue with an employee of the state?
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:40 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:
71_georgia_beetle wrote:4,536 kg (10,000 lbs.).

Anyone have and 8500lbs of lead?

Talked to the DMV today and told the lady I neede to re-register my car. She said bring your proof of insurance and 35 bucks. I told her that it had been altered into a roadster and she said it will be registered as a VW Beetle. I asked her if the police would have a problem with that and she said "I can't speak for the officer." Who am I to argue with an employee of the state?
Most cops know. And besides, the VW pan is widely used and registered for a ton of kit cars.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:57 am

OK I wasn't going to post any pictures until it was "done" but I had to get some for the insurance people and now I can't resist. Please ignore the filthy garage.

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Post by fluxcap on Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:59 am

Looks great Glenn! Can't wait to see it. Are you getting a custom tag for this one?

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Post by rpm750 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:18 am

Buggy-licious! cheers Did you get the wiring finished? Shirley you've driven it?
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Post by VW12step on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:28 am

Sweet! Nice work!
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Post by 39coupe on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 am

I love it looks awesome. Now I can't bring my 14 year old to any shows you will have it at. He has been wanting one and your's looks way to awesome he would not stop begging me if he sees it.
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Post by DiscoSquirrel on Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:06 am

Awesome dude!
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:49 am

Yes I'm getting a custom tag. No I haven't driven it. The electric is functioning perfect except the hazard lights, which I can't figure out. The car runs but there is more tuning to do and I'm going to need to quiet it down somehow. Maybe it's the cam but it's LOUD. affraid So loud that dad and I couldn't scream to each other when it was spooled up to 3000rpm. I need some baffles or I'm going to get a ticket before I turn out of my driveway.
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Post by DiscoSquirrel on Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:54 am

bumblebuggy wrote:I need some baffles or I'm going to get a ticket before I turn out of my driveway.

I think the good ol' boys at Stockornaut just got something in that might work for you. If not I may be able to hook you up, just need the diameter of your pipe Shocked
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:08 am

Awesome! Can't wait to see it!

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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:53 pm

DiscoSquirrel wrote:
bumblebuggy wrote:I need some baffles or I'm going to get a ticket before I turn out of my driveway.

I think the good ol' boys at Stockornaut just got something in that might work for you. If not I may be able to hook you up, just need the diameter of your pipe Shocked

I already called Billie. My pipe is a whopping 2 inches. Let me know what you've got.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:27 pm

It LIVES! Runs, idles, stops, has at least 2 gears (1st & rev), muffled so its just obnoxious and not insane, and feels like it has power to spare. I may have created a monster. Now all it needs is tags and a bath before the final unveiling. How am I going to make it to the end of tomorrow without making a circuit aroud the block?
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Post by Damn-it Don on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:38 pm

cheers
Congrats!
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