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    1. It's funny how little things can give such a big...

      It's funny how little things can give such a big fuss when installing the engine. I've done it so many times that I usually just expect it to go on! My issue was about the same, pulled it out and put...
    2. Thanks! It turned out better than I thought it...

      Thanks! It turned out better than I thought it would really :thumbup: The "Camera mount" was very sophisticated too... Painters taped my Iphone to a can of brake clean on top of the roommates 240sx,...
    3. Little more work yesterday.. plus I finally got...

      Little more work yesterday.. plus I finally got my lips back! Super excited to get the wheels done, huge motivation boost. Some pictures of my mock up, still have work to do on the faces. Not 100% on...
    4. Well its been a little while since I've put an...

      Well its been a little while since I've put an update in here. With SOWO and some other schenanigans I haven't had much time to give to the beetle until today. I'll bring you up to speed on all the...
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      Check around your eyeball shift knob and see if...

      Check around your eyeball shift knob and see if there are any set screws or anything like that holding it to the shift rod. Besides something like that, its all muscle! Would suck to have to use vice...
    6. Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the progress, im...

      Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the progress, im certainly excited for how it's coming along. I hope to take it to all the shows I can once it rolls on its own power! Volksfest sounds like a good time....
    7. Well I may be able to thing of a project, but it...

      Well I may be able to thing of a project, but it would be worth a ridiculous amount of stickers!:laugh:

      In other news.. Still having fun with the R32. Tore the front apart yesterday to press in...
    8. Thanks! I figured since I took the M3 to H2Oi...

      Thanks! I figured since I took the M3 to H2Oi last year, the R32 needs some show weekend love. Still up in the air if I'll have time off though, one of the cons of working on 2-week swinging...
    9. Well I have a chance to go to Southern...

      Well I have a chance to go to Southern Worthersee.. So I decided to take a week to try and prepare one of the other cars for the drive. I had some parts on the way to fix my R32's manifold exhuast...
    10. So yesterday and today I worked on the firewall....

      So yesterday and today I worked on the firewall. Going to go ahead and throw out my welding excuses now.. I was too used to TIG and had to re-figure out my wire speed adjustments.. The metal was...
    11. Did some math for how long the car has been...

      Did some math for how long the car has been apart.. Took the engine out March 1st 2013.. 792 days ago! O_O! I'm ready for it to be driving again.. I almost forget how it feels to drive a beetle!
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    12. Engine came out yesterday, plotted my line for...

      Engine came out yesterday, plotted my line for notching the fire wall. Didnt tear into that yet, but I did get the naca air duct for the cooling fan set up. Repurposed a heater box flange, should...
    13. So its done!...

      So its done!
      http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/Superveedub/bugdone_zpsuzwsl5us.jpg

      Heh;)

      Pushed it outside to work on another project in the garage. Seeing it in the sun really gave me...
    14. Was on vacation last week, so I didn't get any...

      Was on vacation last week, so I didn't get any garage time in. Now that I'm back in town I had to do some more work on the oil cooler enclosure to finish it up! Didn't have the Nikon in the garage so...
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      Haldex pre-charge pump available? Didn't see...

      Haldex pre-charge pump available? Didn't see anything about the driveline listed in the unavailable section. :thumbup:
    16. :beer::beer: Thanks for the contact! I may shoot...

      :beer::beer: Thanks for the contact! I may shoot a message to see if can get any first hand tips to avoid mistakes. :thumbup:
    17. Nailed it! No plans for a water heater cover...

      Nailed it!

      No plans for a water heater cover or lighting fixtures though. :P I plan to start making bits for the car, end goal is fenders / decklid / Kamei spoiler repop / etc. I WANT to do about...
    18. Well I haven't touched the car the last two days...

      Well I haven't touched the car the last two days or so, but I have an excuse! I managed to cut my self on the wire inside the hose for the naca duct... Opened up a pretty good chunk of the skin...
    19. :wave: Little more work on the oil cooler box....

      :wave:

      Little more work on the oil cooler box. I felt like it was done yesterday, then I remembered why I got the naca duct.. So back to bending up some aluminum! Still need to make sides to...
    20. Another day in the garage. Didn't get anything...

      Another day in the garage. Didn't get anything cool looking done, just tore the rest of my wheels apart to eventually get the centers powder coated.

      Already had the one apart, just one to go...
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