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Post by Cambur on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:34 pm

man, I have always loved that car! looks awesome Bryce!
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Post by buggin70 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:45 pm

i drove that car once haha
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:37 pm

Started stripping the running boards as I noticed they were green underneath all the paint....
Passenger side unstripped
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Drivers side partially stripped
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:53 pm

Looks good Bryce Very Happy
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:51 pm

Here is after I drilled the welds that held the hinge on.......
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Then a I cut out the rust and made a template out of an index card
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I had some metal that was holding Black Bettys floor pan together so I cut out the patch but it was just too thick. So plan "B" I got a piece of the rusted out floor pan from Black Betty and found a little usuable piece and cut the patch out
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Here is the patch held in with a magnet. Still needs a little trimming but getting there..... After this point I got lazy and went inside. More to come soon!
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Post by fluxcap on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:56 pm

Good job man!

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:After this point I got lazy and went inside.

That's the pace I work at too!

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Post by bakertim2 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:53 pm

Which side is that? I know one of the bolt holes on the pass side is stripped and that's why I quit working on that lid.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:55 pm

Its the drivers side. It was the reason the decklid kept popping out when you shut it

I will have to check the other hinge before I put it back on

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:36 pm

Fixed the drivers side hinge and put a little paint on it until I can get around to finishing the vents...
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:12 pm

Ashley, her Christmas present and Jade.
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Post by Grifspop on Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:31 pm

Cool old Schwinn
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:13 pm

Finished painting the front apron and put the horn grills back in something I should have done in November... Also drilled the bumper for the single wheel trailer mounts! Getting closer to being ready for Reynolds!
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The wheel is backwards because I had just backed up to see how the trailer does backing up....


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Post by 56HAVOC on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:19 pm

That single wheel trailer is crazy dude. What you going to put in it for reynalds? Fire wood and the case.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:24 pm

Yup firewood and the case!

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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:45 pm

It's looking good. We'll see you down there at Warner Robbins.
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Post by 56HAVOC on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:49 pm

so is the plan for saturday is to go to dyno day then the cruise in, then head down to reynolds to camp out for the nite
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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:55 pm

That's what I'm doing, Malik.
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Post by 56HAVOC on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:59 pm

bakertim2 wrote:That's what I'm doing, Malik.

ok so saturday looks like its an al ay thing then? ok just got to work out somethings, you guys got me looking at some camping gear at walmart,i might take that trip down and camp with you guys, affraid
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Post by bakertim2 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:29 pm

56HAVOC wrote:
bakertim2 wrote:That's what I'm doing, Malik.

ok so saturday looks like its an al ay thing then? ok just got to work out somethings, you guys got me looking at some camping gear at walmart,i might take that trip down and camp with you guys, affraid
I hope you do. It'll be a blast.
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Post by 56HAVOC on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:22 pm

Ok looking at the weather do I need a rain suit too. It looks like bad weather all the way tell Sunday.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Switched the tires from Java to Jade and Jades to the spares....145/65/15's on the front now
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:40 pm

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed May 12, 2010 8:35 pm

Well I got tired of struggling trying to put the engine back in this car so I decided to make a removable apron on it.

First I started by removing the bumper and fenders. Then went ahead and removed the engine seal from the apron. Then I started in on cutting all the spot welds.... Shocked
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Success! I did not get pictures of the spot welds on the inside of the engine compartment and two cuts I had to make
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I did cut the wings off of the apron that attached inside the engine compartment after I fully removed the apron. While I was at it I went ahead and removed the rust bandit (c channel that holds the decklid seal)
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Lots of work left to do to make it more functional.....maybe a little mighty puddy Wink

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Post by vwgirl on Wed May 12, 2010 8:43 pm

I was going to make a removable rear apron once... my first beetle had been hit in the rear and it was pinched at the back of the quarter panels... the rear apron was also all mangled and full of bondo... I cut the rear apron off without trying to save it... had to cut through a quarter inch of bondo.... I never got around to putting another apron back on. for a while i didn't have a decklid either... someone could have just stolen my engine Shocked man was it easy to remove and reinstall after that!

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Post by DiggerD on Wed May 12, 2010 11:26 pm

I will have to keep an eye on this... cyclops I need to replace the rear apron on my 74, and I was thinking about making it removable as well. Cool
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