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Post by vw57drvr on Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:17 pm

She ran under her own power today! And had brakes. Still need a new exhaust and going to have to raise the rear back up slightly.

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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:36 pm

I think it's perfect. Don't change a thing.
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Post by vw57drvr on Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:49 pm

It squats hard with two people in it. Gotta figure it out. Thought I went down one click but its super soft.
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Post by 56rag on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:05 pm

looks killer,love the stance
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Post by RomanBug on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:27 pm

I need to upsize the toy. Need to make room for the baby and the great dane pup. Thinking an old Suburban, maybe a bus.
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Post by Gabass on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:25 am

Looks great Very Happy  but it looks like there are no grease caps scratch . Those are important.
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:38 am

Grease caps will have to be modified. But, i havent used grease caps on my vert in 4 years. Once the center caps are on, no dust will be able to get in. On these older cars everything has to be modified. Skinny drums so i had to cut down all my lug bolts. Spindles stick out way past the drum. Etc, etc.
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Post by Gabass on Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:01 am

Well I'd say it's hot vw's worthy.
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Post by Jon65 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:01 am

Gabass wrote:Well I'd say it's hot vw's worthy.

X2.Cool

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Post by fluxcap on Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:51 am

That looks sharp!!!

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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:10 pm

Gabass wrote:Well I'd say it's hot vw's worthy.

Not hardly. The pictures make it look good but the paint is shot. I dont care though. It drives good. A little more time buttoning everything up and maybe I can drive it for real. Of course the stupid MSD box wont let the engine shut off when I turn the ignition off. Didnt do it in the other car, but it does in the oval. Now I have to go to Radio shack and get a diode. Yippy. Yet another piece of non original wiring to clutter up the car.
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Post by 67vdub on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Looking great Man
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Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:21 pm

This is what I have had my mind in doing with an oval.
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Post by vw57drvr on Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Reindexed the rear again. Still low but has a little more spring tension. Pulled off carbs and intake to fix an intake leak. Back together now awaiting synch. Started working on the old cracked steering wheel. Never tried to fix one before so this should be interesting.
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:34 pm

So I drove her for about 45min to an hour of solid driving. The engine needs tuned but she ran without any issues. Well, other than the exhaust hanging too low and the Berg shifter driving me nuts.

Fueling up with my wife and daughter aboard
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Post by Grifspop on Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:05 pm

Did you get the speedometer all the way back around? Very Happy I've never done that
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:49 pm

Haha. No. It's not hooked up. I'm using the GPS for now.
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:19 pm

Far from perfect

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Post by Gabass on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:53 pm

That looks great! How did you do it?
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:03 pm

I used PC7 two part epoxy. I got it a little too thick in some places because I tend to be impatient. It sands down ok, but it doesnt sand as fast as the steering wheel, so you have to be careful. I am having a hard time getting the paint to dry though. Not sure why. Now if I could only figure out how to fix the cracked horn button.
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