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Post by vdubbers on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:53 pm

Hey guys, my name is Chris and this is my build thread for my beetle. Early last year, I bought this bug from a fellow member on here. I found it through a friend on one of my Reef club forums that I am apart of. My original plan for the bug was to drop a 13b rotary engine in it.. After much thought, I decided that for a considerable amount less, I could have just as much fun. I also thought the car would be more drivable , daily. I now plan on putting a AS-41 Case with 92mm jugs, Progressive weber, 8 dowel fly wheel, etc...

When I bought the engine case, I also picked up a rag top. The seats are going to be replaced with seats from a 1983 Porsche 944. I had to modify the stock seat frames for them to sit flat on top. I took the bottom part of the Vw seat off the seat frame(never liked the springs). I then cut the tabs of the frame and cut the seat positioner " hook" thing off. At this point the new seats could be welded to the frame. The seats will be recovered in cloth. This will only be a two seater .... I say that but, I will probably get a back seat recovered, so if I wanted to have it I could. The interior will be all black. I hope to also find a wood grain steering wheel. I will have heat and sound deadening material all through it. Sounds system will have Two 6x9 in the rear and two 5x4 in the front and a 10 inch sub in the back.

Anyway that is all for now.. can't tell all my plans now haha.

Some pics of the progress
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:07 pm

you almost got it lol change the end tag to match the tag in front
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Post by vdubbers on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:18 am

i played with that for like 20 mins. But I did what you said and now i don't see anything ...lol

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Post by callahan on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:54 am

the end tag has to be [/img]
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:34 am

You need to find the correct url for the pictures that aren't working. One is working and you can see the url you copied/pasted below.

Code:
[img]http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270470_2229171846363_1159836831_32708986_7091648_n.jpg[/img]

See how the one above ends in .jpg. All the others end in "theater". Those won't work.


Code:
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And yes, once you get the correct url, make sure you end it with [/img]

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:23 pm

I was the one that fixed the one to get it working.....you need the exact address of the picture not the page address it is on...

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Post by vdubbers on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:41 pm

GOT IT lol

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Post by vdubbers on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:05 am

Currently I am taking the transaxle and swing arms off. Then it will be time to media blast it , paint it, and then re-assemble.
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:41 am

What year is the X-19 next to it?

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Post by vdubbers on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:40 pm

1987......bertone really .......but x1/9 yes haha

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Post by vdubbers on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:59 pm

Bug is now sandblasted and ready for paint and body!

Rust free!
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Drivers side damage..
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Passenger side damage...
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This will be replaced with a new quarter pan
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Not sure what happened here
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The worst of the rust repair
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Post by vw57drvr on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:27 pm

You may already know this, but that decklid is wrong for a 69.
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Post by vdubbers on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:00 pm

vw57drvr wrote:You may already know this, but that decklid is wrong for a 69.

Yes, I plan getting one with-out louvers.

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Post by Grifspop on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:30 pm

The hole in the tunnel usually indicates that the clutch cable tube has broken loose, and someone's welded it back in
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Post by vdubbers on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:09 pm

Grifspop wrote:The hole in the tunnel usually indicates that the clutch cable tube has broken loose, and someone's welded it back in

That's right, I remember someone telling me this before.

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Post by vdubbers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 pm

Could someone tell me if this is in fact a 69', and if my doors are right?

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Post by Cave Man on Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:57 pm

Deck Lid is not a 69. other than that it looks correct to me. 69 should have only 2 slots or none. my 70 came with 2 sets of vents from the factory.
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Post by vdubbers on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:44 am

Actually worked on the bug on sunday..lol it has been a little bit


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Post by vdubbers on Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:19 pm

On the first page of pics, there is a pic of where the clutch cable tube was re-welded and the hole in the tunnel. Do I just close up the hole or leave it accessible?
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Post by vw57drvr on Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:14 am

I would recommend closing it. The tunnel is a vital piece of structure. Plus any open holes is just more sound to come through.
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Post by vdubbers on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:30 pm

But I laid some hot glue on the bug today. I am just starting to weld..never really done it just know the concept of it.Have not really learned how to do it professionally yet.
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Post by Murdock00 on Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:29 am

Good work bud, looks like it will go together well at the end.

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:54 pm

Looking good man I'm trying to make time to work on some of my project but not enough time
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Post by vdubbers on Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:24 pm

I think I did ok on the welding...or tacking.. not "really welding" I guess. I have never welded anything before just know the concept,watched a few youtube videos and have a little not so common sense. The only way to learn is by doing it
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