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    Thread: Type 1 -68: Old, Low & Damn Slow. Norwegian Project

    1. 04-25-2008 06:25 PM #1
      Hi guys,

      I wanted to share my project with you all
      This is a short version of my ongoing project so far...

      This is my second Air Ride project. I think you all remember my old project

      So.. whats happening now?
      Well early last year I came over a very good 1968. The only rust I found was around the jackmounts.
      But the enginebay didnt look to good FIRE!

      After some hours work the engine looked a bit better and it worked like a charm. This season I am going to use this engine but I have planned to build a new one next winter.

      This is the car BEFORE I started my air ride project.

      So.. whats the plan? Primer & Chrome!

      I am going for a RESTO/ROD look. The body is going to be painted with gray primer. The wheels will be painted with red primer....and all the chrome --> Smoothie hubcabs, fender trim, mouldings, bumpers etc.

      Wheels? 4,5" steel in front and 8" widen steel in the rear.
      Tires? 135 in front and 185/60 in the rear.

      Whats happend so far?

      Two boxes with "joy" from Pete


      Bodylift in November:





      Then the fun started

      Narrowing my beam 4":

      Sandblasting:

      Rear mounts:

      Fixing the only rust

      Shaving

      Tonight I started shaving the front fenders and doors.

      Finished

      I am going to install door poppers so let`s shave some more


      It took some time to make the sheetmetal fit perfectly, but it turned out pretty good.

      Welding finished. One door to go.

      Tonights update

      I spent some hours in the garage tonight. And got a lot done

      Transmission, bags, käfer cup bar etc. in place.
      I think the result was pretty ok

      *Update*

      Completed my transmission today.
      Converted to short axels, new bearings etc.

      ...5...4...3...2...1....LIFT OFF

      No updates for some days. Got the flu
      Anyways.. I had to do something in the garage so last night I hooked up the rest of the Air Ride and was able to test it

      Temporary install. All these parts are going to be installed under the hood in front.

      After connecting the battery I was ready for the first "test drive". Everything was working 100% and no leaks

      Slammed it is laying flat on the ground (physical) and on top I got 23cm under the car. That's what I call a DROP, baby!

      So, when I get rid if my flu I will get some tires on and be able to test it even more.
      And best of all, finally get started on the body.

      <FONT SIZE=""3"">*Sunday update*</FONT>

      It was a sunny day in Oslo today so I wanted to spend som time OUTSIDE the garage for a change
      Started to work with the body. Almost no rust here either SWEET!

      This isn't to bad for a car that haven't been restored since it was new in 1968

      Inside.. only some surface rust.

      Workin' in the sun

      Sunny in Oslo this weekend. So I took the car out of the garage and worked outside instead of inside the garage.

      Started working on my inner arches in front. Need some more space for the front suspention after narrowing it.

      Instead of just cutting out a part I sliced it and hammered it in shape. This is a picture early in the process.

      Gasfiller finally gone. Last layer with bondo is on. Finito baby!

      Started some cleaning of useless holes in the inner arches

      Then some REAL fun. After modifying the inner arches etc.. I was ready to try on the body again. I had a BIG smile in my face when I sat down behind the car an saw this FAT ass!!!!!!! YEEAH BABY!!

      Still, the car will be a bit lower with the correct tires..

      FINALLY PAINT!

      I finished the first two layers with primer tonight (inside the car)
      Very pleased with the result. I took some time before I got the perfect roughness in the primer. Correct mixture of paint/thinner and adjustment of the paint gun.


      *Update*

      Last layer of primer inside the car tonight.
      So.. a little "sneak peak" mates???

      *Update*

      A LOT of work was done on the car today. The car is now sanded and ready for paint. Just have to sand the last bondo tomorrow.

      I also sandblasted the engine bay after the fire. I thought it was much more work, but it wasn't so bad after all.

      I put primer on all the inner arches and the backend of the car.

      Before I closed the garage for tonight I sprayed the last layer of paint on the wheels.

      FINALLY! WHEELS, BABY

      I think this will be AWSOME on the car

      Mmmmmmm

      195/65-15 on 8".

      <FONT SIZE=""5"">Phat boiii</FONT>

      I mounted the wheels on the car tonight. *BIG SMILE*!!


      ..and with the correct tires, touchdown!


      YOU GOT CAMBER???


      Not much on the ground.. hehe


      Got the new steering wheel tonight. Allready sanded and primed as we speaks.

      *Update*

      Last night I sprayed the last layer of bondo. Going to sand this today and the car is then ready for paint tomorrow.
      I got two days off at work now so I will get a lot done

      More chrome trim is installed on the dash. Around the speedo.


      Did some more "color coding"


      And another little Køstom "thing"....

      Hmmm.... what's happening..??

      I give you.... the Apple ashPod

      Of course in the same rust red color. It is a PERFECT fit inside the ashtray.
      Had to do some minor modifications to make it fit.

      The 60Gb ashPod'en will be connected to a 4-channel amp and a hidden front system and a subwoofer.

      Well guys. Tomorrow is the day.. the car is ready for the paint booth
      Worked on the car the hole day and I will start shooting primer tomorrow morning.

      Before I quit tonight I painted and assembled my steering wheel.

      Stay tuned!

      Ok, folks. A lot of progress with the car. Almost finished painting the body.
      I am not going to show the hole car before all details are done. But here's a sneak peek of one of my "secrets" More to come, so just stay tuned


      Thats the short version. Now I`ll keep this thread up to date


      Modified by DrLaban at 10:46 AM 4-26-2008


      Modified by DrLaban at 6:42 AM 4-20-2009


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      04-25-2008 06:42 PM #2
      I am so very excited about this build.

      I followed your cabby to the end, can't wait for these results. First off, you do great work and I love your design so far. I really wish I had these skills.


    3. 04-25-2008 07:39 PM #3
      Wow! Amazing work.

    4. 04-25-2008 09:33 PM #4
      WOW.

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      04-25-2008 09:44 PM #5
      you sir are doing a good job!

    6. 04-26-2008 02:41 AM #6
      Thanks guys!

      I am also pretty excited 'bout this project. It is my first project where I have been doin' everything myself.

      I will be lifting the body on to the chassi this Sunday, if it's not raining outside.

      I got some more "secrets" outside the car which I will show you all when eveything is painted and mounted


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      04-26-2008 08:11 AM #7
      Greetings from Kongsberg.

      Looks really good, mate. The wheels look stunning, and I'm loving the colour coding.


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      04-26-2008 10:05 AM #8
      yeah thats looking awesome... i love where you are going with this!
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      04-26-2008 04:47 PM #9
      tuned in and awaiting updates

    10. 04-26-2008 06:50 PM #10
      the only appropriate reaction is

      outstanding!


    11. 04-27-2008 12:27 PM #11
      Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

    12. 04-27-2008 12:52 PM #12
      You got camber??

      Mounted the body again today. It was very exciting to see how the stance for the rear was with the new tires.
      So after I bolted on the rear fenders and installing the compressor and air tank, I was ready to drop this badboy.
      I tried on some old front feders because the one's I'm using is bare metal at the moment.

      And I was EXTREMLY happy with the results, no modification needed, and I got a 3-4mm gap between the tires and the rear arches.. PERFECTO!!!

      The front fenders are 10mm from the ground.


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    14. 04-27-2008 02:01 PM #14
      the AshPod is priceless! you do awesome work, i can't wait to see the finished product!

    15. 04-28-2008 01:22 AM #15
      Thanks guys! All this feedback gives me a boost to finish this build in record time

    16. 04-28-2008 06:19 AM #16
      this is an awesome build. makes me want to ditch my watercooled and get some air cooled

    17. 04-28-2008 06:36 AM #17
      Another angle...



    18. 04-28-2008 10:12 AM #18
      are you planning on rolling that rear fender at all just for some added clearance?
      Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

    19. 04-28-2008 12:29 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Fallsjetta »
      are you planning on rolling that rear fender at all just for some added clearance?

      Nope, I got all the clearence I need hehe
      If I raise the car I get more..


    20. 04-28-2008 12:41 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by DrLaban »

      Nope, I got all the clearence I need hehe
      If I raise the car I get more..

      Now why would you do something like that?

      Looks good, I'm jealous

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      04-28-2008 12:41 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Fallsjetta »
      are you planning on rolling that rear fender at all just for some added clearance?

      why? its already perfect. To be clear, that is the full down position on his airbags and not his driving height.


    22. 04-28-2008 12:42 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by RafCarre12 »

      why? its already perfect. To be clear, that is the full down position on his airbags and not his driving height.

      oh, i was under the assumption that you guys were cool enough to drive that low...

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    23. 04-28-2008 03:49 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Fallsjetta »

      oh, i was under the assumption that you guys were cool enough to drive that low...

      One problem though... the car is laying on the ground in front


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      04-28-2008 05:42 PM #24
      man so crazy

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      04-28-2008 06:50 PM #25
      Badass!!!!! Now just raise the trans a little and it will be on the ground in the rear too!

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      04-28-2008 11:25 PM #26
      x1000000000

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      04-29-2008 12:04 AM #27
      wow keep up the good work!
      oh and old project was HOT

    28. 04-29-2008 01:52 AM #28
      sick!!!!

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      04-29-2008 01:12 PM #29
      this is fantastic!

    30. 04-29-2008 10:59 PM #30
      Did you do anything to the pan head so the the front can lay all the way out
      Due to the fact that the beam will hit the ground before your pan does

      God thats why I love link pins

      And what hight are you going to roll this thing if the bags are just to lay it out when parked then thats a lot of money just for that

      you should try and make it scrap pan while rolling

      In front and back

      Looks good besides that

      With my trans lift I sit in the ass about as deep as you static dropped


      Modified by carbalicious at 8:00 PM 4-29-2008


    31. 04-30-2008 03:55 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by carbalicious »
      Did you do anything to the pan head so the the front can lay all the way out
      Due to the fact that the beam will hit the ground before your pan does

      God thats why I love link pins

      And what hight are you going to roll this thing if the bags are just to lay it out when parked then thats a lot of money just for that

      you should try and make it scrap pan while rolling

      In front and back

      Looks good besides that

      With my trans lift I sit in the ass about as deep as you static dropped


      Modified by carbalicious at 8:00 PM 4-29-2008

      I haven't done anything to the pan head..yet. I plan to do something with it when I rebuild the front beam next winter. I am going for a dual bag beam.

      I am also going for a 2" tranny lift next winter. Can't take it all out the first season hehe

      Regarding the roll hight.. it will be low. maybe 1" higher than slammed. The reason for the air ride is to be able to raise it when something unexpected stop me on the road.
      The roads in Norway are VERY crappy!!!


    32. 04-30-2008 09:52 PM #32
      i like what i'm seeing here....

    33. 05-01-2008 11:56 AM #33
      oh my god !!!

      this will be soooo beautyful !!!!

      I like the big wheels in the back..


    34. 05-10-2008 01:56 PM #34
      Time for an update again guys

      It actually looks like a car again.. hehe Almost finished with bondo and sanding now.

      Shaved, baby, shaved..

      The hood is finished and in place

      Modified the door and the peep mirror... perfect fit


    35. 05-10-2008 02:10 PM #35
      nice.....it's comin along for sure!

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