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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:24 am

I started posting pictures in my intro newb from Covington but figured I'd start a build thread here to try and have it in the right section.
Made some more progress this weekend. Got my 64 hood installed and started doing some super hacking. Got the open top cut in and started on the 6" chop top.
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Post by ASBug on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:59 am

cool.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Some goodies showed up today. Very Happy
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Post by ASBug on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:24 am

Coker Tire?
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:26 am

ASBug wrote:Coker Tire?
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Yes them guys were great to work with. Spent a lot of time on the phone with them.
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Post by zabo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:27 am

love white walls- looking forward to seeing more
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:30 am

zabo wrote:love white walls- looking forward to seeing more
Yeah I cant wait to get them on. Now if the wheels would just show up.
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Post by ASBug on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:27 am

Do Work 93YJ wrote:
ASBug wrote:Coker Tire?
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Yes them guys were great to work with. Spent a lot of time on the phone with them.
If you ever get to come to Chattanooga, go by and see the store, they have a couple of VW's in Corky's collection in the back.
Also have an Honest Charlies' right next door.
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Post by fluxcap on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:34 am

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Major cuts like that have to take a lot of nerve to get started. "No turning back now!" Very Happy. Keep the progress pics coming.

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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:50 am

ASBug wrote:
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ASBug wrote:Coker Tire?
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Yes them guys were great to work with. Spent a lot of time on the phone with them.
If you ever get to come to Chattanooga, go by and see the store, they have a couple of VW's in Corky's collection in the back.
Also have an Honest Charlies' right next door.
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Yeah the carzy thing was I ordered my tires Tuesday and went to Chattanooga Wed. to deliver a Jeep I sold and they told me it was cheaper for them to ship them instead of me pick them up cause of the Tenn. sales tax. If I hadn't have been in such a hurry I would have loved to have atleast stopped by to check the place out. I plan on going back to Chattanooga soon and plan on going by Coker to see the place.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:55 am



Major cuts like that have to take a lot of nerve to get started. "No turning back now!" Very Happy. Keep the progress pics coming. [/quote]

Yeah since coming from rock crawling making cuts has sorta done became fun to me. Very Happy Heres my old Jeep from day one to just before I sold it.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:45 pm

Spent today parts running. Got my header,drop spindles,adaptors,back wheels,and other small items. Also picked up a fuel tank from a buddy to save from having to buy a new one.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:47 pm

Even though I only have my back wheels, since the front are special order, I couldn't stand it and mounted them and slapped them on.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:51 pm

Love the wheel choice!

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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:05 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Love the wheel choice!
Agreed.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:30 am

Thanks. Can't wait to see the fronts on as well.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:27 pm

Slow going this week got the front drop spindles on and started cleaning on the motor. Also picked up my 36 horse shroud and stuck everything on to make sure I don't need to do any trimming before I send it to powdercoat. Last thing for today was finished up wrapping my header.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:07 am

Did you use the 1" wide or the 2" wide product? Did you get the 50' or the 15' I would think the 50', I also have Jtubes to wrap as well. I have that exact same set up (shrouds etc.) on the '63.

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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:41 am

ASBug wrote:Did you use the 1" wide or the 2" wide product? Did you get the 50' or the 15' I would think the 50', I also have Jtubes to wrap as well. I have that exact same set up (shrouds etc.) on the '63.

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Its 2" wide and was a 50' roll.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:00 am

did you have any left? would it also do the J tubes you think?
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:23 pm

I've got a little left that might do the J tubes but not sure yet. May have to get into my second roll some.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:49 pm

ASBug I did have to get into the second roll a little to finish.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:50 pm

Worked on the Mutt somemore this weekend and got the list of things to do shorter. Cut somemore out of the front and back of the car, made new tierods for the steering since the steering box was moved to the center, and pressure washed the ol dirty girl.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:52 pm

Once it was cleaned up and brought back in we got back on the chop and was able to get the front and b piller area tacked back in.
After everything was tacked in we cut the rest of the back off and hopefully I can get time tomorrow to start building it back.

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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:11 pm

Well after about 4 hours today and rechecking measurements what seemed like 1000 times we got the back tacked on and everything lined back up as far as the drip rails. Now comes the fun part of filling in all the missing sheetmetal and working the rear window opening. Just glad to see the top tacked back on and able to get an idea of the finished product. Really happy with how it turned out.
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