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

    1. 06-05-2008 12:16 AM #71
      Quote, originally posted by amor1305 »

      huge air-cooled fan, just maybe some day he will buy one!

      Give me a deal!

      Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

    2. 06-11-2008 07:20 AM #72
      this is definitely my favourite project at the moment. my '69 is gonna be heading the same way. so were you at the bugrun ? got any new pics ?

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      06-11-2008 11:25 AM #73
      I love everything about this but the fact it's done in primer. Isn't it true that if you just leave the car with primer on it, water will get sucked in, behind the primer and slowly rust the metal behind the layer(s) of primer? I might have missed something like if you put some kind of clearcoat into the paint before you sprayed it. Or If you aren't going to drive it in the rain, etc.
      Flat grey would be the kind of paint you would want to use, instead of primer.

    4. 06-11-2008 11:37 AM #74
      Quote, originally posted by Curt_mk2 »
      I love everything about this but the fact it's done in primer. Isn't it true that if you just leave the car with primer on it, water will get sucked in, behind the primer and slowly rust the metal behind the layer(s) of primer? I might have missed something like if you put some kind of clearcoat into the paint before you sprayed it. Or If you aren't going to drive it in the rain, etc.
      Flat grey would be the kind of paint you would want to use, instead of primer.

      The hole car is sprayed with matt clearcoat after the primer is done, so this isn't a problem


    5. 06-11-2008 11:43 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by bananza »
      this is definitely my favourite project at the moment. my '69 is gonna be heading the same way. so were you at the bugrun ? got any new pics ?

      Yes, I was, but the car wasn't done cauz I had some problems with the last coat of bondo on the doors and fenders.

      I am also waiting for a new (bigger) tank and two (bigger) compressors for the air ride
      This should arrive tomorrow, ordered it in "the States" 1,5 week ago.


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      06-11-2008 12:06 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by DrLaban »

      The hole car is sprayed with matt clearcoat after the primer is done, so this isn't a problem

      ok good. I was hoping you knew about that, because it would suck to have to repaint the whole thing over again.
      I love those wide wheels in the back man.


    7. 06-11-2008 12:11 PM #77
      Quote, originally posted by Curt_mk2 »

      ok good. I was hoping you knew about that, because it would suck to have to repaint the whole thing over again.
      I love those wide wheels in the back man.

      If you love the wheels now... wait till you see what's happening next season v2.0 hehe


    8. 06-12-2008 01:51 PM #78
      Today the new parts for the air ride arrived 30 kilos of pure fun

      Drag blocks! Heavy duty style for use @ mini trucks

      Suicidedoors thought that I was going to use these parts on a mini truck...

      5 gallon tank and 2 x Viair 380 Chrome..!

      The tank was WAY bigger than the old one. I didn't think it would fit, but hell yeah! FIts like gloooove



      Modified by DrLaban at 10:13 PM 6-12-2008


    9. 06-12-2008 02:25 PM #79
      Sexiness.

      Lower it

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    10. 06-12-2008 03:57 PM #80
      So far I've liked everything that you have done until you got to the air ride. So now you've got three 1/4 hp compressors that have a 50% duty cycle. They get extremely hot. It will take one of these 20 minutes to pump up a 5 gallon tank and kill the battery in the mean time. One 3/4 hp compressor with a 100% duty cycle would be more than enough. A 3 gallon tank is more than enough also. You don't need all that. You will need the 2 batteries to run these 3 though because they are battery killers. Are you upgrading to a bigger alternator to support 2 batteries. Besides all the weight you are adding. Keep it simple. You are not lifting a big truck, just a little bug.
      I hate those compressors. They should never be used for air ride. They are just too small. Sorry but you wasted alot of money for nothing. An 8 gallon tank? Why?

    11. 06-12-2008 04:12 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by air skooled »
      So far I've liked everything that you have done until you got to the air ride. So now you've got three 1/4 hp compressors that have a 50% duty cycle. They get extremely hot. It will take one of these 20 minutes to pump up a 5 gallon tank and kill the battery in the mean time. One 3/4 hp compressor with a 100% duty cycle would be more than enough. A 3 gallon tank is more than enough also. You don't need all that. You will need the 2 batteries to run these 3 though because they are battery killers. Are you upgrading to a bigger alternator to support 2 batteries. Besides all the weight you are adding. Keep it simple. You are not lifting a big truck, just a little bug.
      I hate those compressors. They should never be used for air ride. They are just too small. Sorry but you wasted alot of money for nothing. An 8 gallon tank? Why?

      Sorry, a little typo. It is a 5 gallon tank! It takes approx. 7 minutes to fill this tank with two 380's.
      7 minutes is to get 200 psi, I am only going to run 150 PSI so it would be even faster.
      I have seen this setup in action so I am sure that I'm not wasting money

      I am only going to run two compressors, the third one is the one that came with the first setup.

      Edit: Yes I have upgraded the alternator.
      Also, since I am only going to run 150psi the duty cycle will not be 50%. They do 100% @ 100 PSI and 55% @ 200 PSI.




      Modified by DrLaban at 10:25 PM 6-12-2008


    12. 06-13-2008 09:54 PM #82
      I love everything you've done so far - can't wait to see it finished!

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      06-13-2008 10:13 PM #83
      Norwegians build the best VWs.

    14. 06-14-2008 02:51 AM #84
      MOAR PICS!!!!

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      06-18-2008 08:59 AM #85
      GIMMIE SOME MORE!!! This is a great build! Keep up the great work
      "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." -Ronald Wilson Reagan

    16. 06-18-2008 11:35 AM #86
      Relax guys..relax.. hehehhe

      Kinda busy at work the last days so I have just been doing some minor work at the car.
      Got the last fittings for the new air ride setup today so I think I am going out in the garage later and hook up the new components.


    17. 06-20-2008 05:54 PM #87
      Finally. Installed the new tank and compressors tonight. Working like a charm!
      Much better response from the system and I am able to raise/drop 4-5 times before the compressors starts. Earlier I was just able to do this 1.5 time.

      Allroad edition

      Ass up - nose down

      All slammed



      Modified by DrLaban at 11:55 PM 6-20-2008


    18. 06-20-2008 05:58 PM #88
      looking good man!

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      06-20-2008 05:59 PM #89
      Love these pics ^^^.

      Being a newbie and mk3 owner I've never seen this in person on an air-cooled.... sweet.


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      06-23-2008 11:12 PM #90
      i do love the car but in my opinion those back tires are a little too wide. didnt think so until the last pictures were posted. otherwise ive been following this post and love the build.


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    21. 06-25-2008 12:48 AM #91
      ^ Agreed. As awesome as the tiny gap between tire and fender look, the thickness of the rear tires just don't do it for me like I thought they would. I would stretch them out a bit more
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    22. 06-28-2008 04:02 AM #92
      with all due respect guys, this is HIS dub not yours. i'll bet he likes the rear tires the way they are.

    23. 06-28-2008 04:29 AM #93
      Quote, originally posted by vwbugman74 »
      with all due respect guys, this is HIS dub not yours. i'll bet he likes the rear tires the way they are.

      Wrong, I LOVE how they look!
      why the heck should I build a car that looks like all the other cars?
      Dare to be different, guys, dare to be different!


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      06-28-2008 08:38 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by DrLaban »

      Wrong, I LOVE how they look!
      why the heck should I build a car that looks like all the other cars?
      Dare to be different, guys, dare to be different!

      Not to be a douche but 1/2 of the slammed aircooleds out there rock retarded rear camber.


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      06-30-2008 05:28 PM #95
      Quote, originally posted by Spon »

      Not to be a douche but 1/2 of the slammed aircooleds out there rock retarded rear camber.

      it's your opinion, you're entitled to it... but to some of us that camber is the bidness.

      keep up the good work drlaban.

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    26. 06-30-2008 05:47 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by Spon »

      Not to be a douche but 1/2 of the slammed aircooleds out there rock retarded rear camber.

      There's no way to avoid it with 80% of the AC's out there.


    27. 06-30-2008 08:54 PM #97
      rolling art.

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      07-01-2008 02:35 AM #98
      dayummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm thats hot

    29. 07-02-2008 06:26 PM #99
      the ipod ashtray. i love it. is it something you want to keep yours and only yours or are you open to give some details. i am very interested. i drilled a hole in my glove box for mine

    30. 07-03-2008 07:31 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by DrLaban »
      Finally. Installed the new tank and compressors tonight. Working like a charm!
      Much better response from the system and I am able to raise/drop 4-5 times before the compressors starts. Earlier I was just able to do this 1.5 time.

      Allroad edition

      Ass up - nose down

      All slammed


      Modified by DrLaban at 11:55 PM 6-20-2008

      thats as low as you can get it ??

      I just think it's pointless to have bags if you can't drag your pan an not a drag block

      and a picture for good measure LOL
      nice work though


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      07-31-2008 10:11 PM #101
      updates....


      NOW!



    32. 08-01-2008 03:17 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by carbalicious »

      thats as low as you can get it ??

      I just think it's pointless to have bags if you can't drag your pan an not a drag block

      and a picture for good measure LOL
      nice work though

      The front suspension is on the ground and I am not able to get it lower, yet

      At the rear you have to remember that I am not lowering it by running low profile tires
      If I change my tires to 50-profile the pan is on the ground. I only got 10-15mm clearence under the pan today.
      But 50-profile will not give me to phat rear look I want

      Regarding the front suspension.. I have to reveal a little secret to you.
      Later this summer this awsome suspension will be installed.

      I got a little cooperation project with another Norwegian (Swedish) guy and we are converting his racing/offroad suspension to air use.
      Then I will have dual bags/struts in front which will give me an awsome improvment in handeling and I will be able to drop the car so low that I can f**k up my front fenders

      There will be some more updates later. Just now I have been at vacation and I am rebuilding my kitchen
      Take care, enjoy the sun and stay tuned mates!


      Modified by DrLaban at 9:18 AM 8-1-2008


      Modified by DrLaban at 9:20 AM 8-1-2008


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      08-02-2008 01:46 AM #103

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      08-02-2008 05:44 AM #104
      Quote, originally posted by DrLaban »

      Regarding the front suspension.. I have to reveal a little secret to you.
      Later this summer this awsome suspension will be installed.

      Got more info on the front suspension?


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      08-06-2008 01:25 AM #105
      that front suspension is freaking ridiculous


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