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    1. Member grantndub's Avatar
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      07-28-2009 12:36 AM #1
      My poor square that has been sitting for 3 years now, it was my daily for the 5 years prior to it sitting. Originally went down for a clutch. I had a 71 square that a was working on and that became my daily. Then I bought a gti and soon after sold the 71. Now the gti is the daily and the 69 still sits.
      I've previously put a lot of work into this car attempting my first restoration. I was happy with the work I did but, felt I could do much better. Well recently I've been getting some work done. I'm not gonna jump into a restoration at this time but, I would like to drive it. I plan to drive it by the end of summer.
      About 5 or 6 years ago


      As it sits now


      And 1 of the 71 and gti for good measure

      More pics will come.

      Modified by grantndub at 9:45 PM 7-27-2009
      edit: because I suck at posting pics


      Modified by grantndub at 9:46 PM 7-27-2009

    2. 07-28-2009 01:21 AM #2
      lets get her running!

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      07-28-2009 02:32 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by blakiexcharles »
      lets get her running!

      I concur [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      07-28-2009 03:19 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by grantndub »
      As it sits now

      Looks good, but you've got a flat there.
      That is a nice colour blue, what paint code is that?
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      07-28-2009 09:36 AM #5
      1. Do the damn clutch. I did mine, it's not really THAT hard. Took me about all day though.
      2. Fix zee flat.
      3. All blue or all white. Choose. Two tones doesn't seem to flow on that car at all. Or maybe some white wall stripes on the tires might help it "flow" better....
      4. Post progress pics!
      I'll be watching, kthxbye

    6. 07-28-2009 03:43 PM #6
      unless your going for ambulance, cause i feel ambulance. lol

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      07-28-2009 08:10 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Cort »
      1. Do the damn clutch. I did mine, it's not really THAT hard. Took me about all day though.
      2. Fix zee flat.
      3. All blue or all white. Choose. Two tones doesn't seem to flow on that car at all. Or maybe some white wall stripes on the tires might help it "flow" better....
      4. Post progress pics!
      I'll be watching, kthxbye

      1. The clutch was the original reason yes but, I had spent a good deal of money getting the fuel injection on the 71 up and running. Yes the fuel injection and could not spend any other money on the 69, priorities. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] As I was preparing to sell the 71 many parts got stripped from the 69 including the engine due to a stripped crankshaft bolt. You can read about that here. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/for...85438
      2. The other side has two flats also
      3. I wish I never went two tone, should have stuck with original color which was tan.
      4. Progress pics to come this weekend. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    8. 07-29-2009 10:16 PM #8
      I like it but once it gets running again you should think about doing something about the 4x4 status

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      07-29-2009 11:51 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by 65cruiser »
      I like it but once it gets running again you should think about doing something about the 4x4 status



    10. 07-30-2009 06:07 PM #10
      Nice car man. You'd probably get more done if you didn't have a VR to rip around in!
      Good looking start. We don't see many in NE without a ton of cancer. Best of luck, working on a resto myself...not easy if you are a newb.

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      08-01-2009 01:13 PM #11
      Rebuilt the carbs. I have the complete fuel injection setup from the 71 that I will be using. The carbs are to just get it running then I'm selling them.


      I've been working on the engine most of july. Mostly refresh and cleaning work, re torquing heads and installing tin. Engine will be going in tomorrow. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      edit:
      turbinepowered, the color is midnight blue metallic from maaco. I don't know the paint code.
      65cruiser, I am going to lower it.
      curt_pnw, nice chop


      Modified by grantndub at 10:27 AM 8-1-2009

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      08-03-2009 09:52 AM #12
      Got some more work done.
      Engine just before getting installed.

      Engine is in.

      Carbs n linkage, alternator in.


      I spend a good part of the weekend going through all the wiring and charging the battery. When I went to attach the throttle cable to the linkage I ran into a little problem. I'll figure it out, then I realized I don't have a distributor. After charging the battery I installed it checked all the lighting then tried to turn it over. No dice, I may need a new battery. It's coming together.
      edit: my crate is collapsing and wasn't like that last week. It's good I got the engine off of it.


      Modified by grantndub at 6:56 AM 8-3-2009

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      08-11-2009 06:58 PM #13
      Getting more work done this past weekend.



      I fixed the flats I had, leaking between rim and tire. Painted one of the wheels and will be painting the rest. Figured out my linkage problem, I installed it wrong. Charged the battery and load tested it at my work, it tested good. The next day the battery was dead, Looks like I need a new one. Which I can't afford right now. Got the engine ready to turn over by adjusting valves and putting in oil. If it wasn't for the battery I would have turned it over.
      Next week I'll be lowering it, probably 3 notches all around. I'll also be finishing up the other three wheels.

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      08-14-2009 07:43 AM #14
      Lowering it to this height?

    15. 08-14-2009 02:46 PM #15
      our square is 3 in the front and 2 in the back - if you are going down, i would do 3/2 or 4/3 (4/3 - you can kiss ur balljoints goodbye very soon..)

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      08-18-2009 10:58 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by pr0zac »
      if you are going down, i would do 3/2 or 4/3

      after some more research I'm going with your suggestion of 3/2.
      Yesterday I attempted the lowering process for the rear. I was able to get all the bolts loose on both sides with in a hour. Then struggled with getting the spring plate off for a couple more hours. Only to but it back together with no progress, I had some where to go so I couldn't spent all day on it. I went to my work last night and got a bigger pry bar. I'm about to go reattempt it within the hour. Now on to some picks.
      Current height

      All bolts loose

      I found a black eight legged bugger hiding behind the spring plate cover

      A little of my wheel process.
      Looking a little rough to start with.

      In the background you get a glimpse of what we work on at my work

      This is why it was leaking between rim and tire. RUST!!!

      Some time with a wire wheel


      A few coats of primer and then a few of paint.

      Mounted and balanced

      I decided the I'm not gonna use the carbs since I don't have everything to run them, fuel pump and correct distributor. The other day I went though the fuel injection stuff I got everything and will be using it. When I'm done with the lowering process the next thing I'm gonna do is install the FI system. Well it's time for me to get to work.



      Modified by grantndub at 8:04 AM 8-18-2009

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      08-18-2009 01:37 PM #17
      nice work! i really like this build... Cant wait to see it lowered!

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      08-18-2009 04:34 PM #18
      It's gettin there. THE REAR IS LOWERED!!!!! The passenger side that I struggled with yesterday came part today without much a fuss. Then the driver side came part like it was nothing. I went with 2 outer notches. It's quite low, I wonder if I did 3 notches by accident.


      Passenger side you can see all my marks from prying on it.

      Driver side adjusted and put back together.

      a little reverse rack action



      On the top is the pry bar I had yesterday, too much of a curve. On the bottom is the one a borrow from my work with it's cheater bar. I found it helpful to use a c-clamp to help get the spring plate cover in. Since my day off are Monday and Tuesday I probably won't be getting to the front till next week. I don't know at this moment, I might get motivated after work one day.


      Modified by grantndub at 1:36 PM 8-18-2009

    19. 08-18-2009 06:20 PM #19
      looking good man, [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I find it easier to pry on the springplates for the front part of them rather than the rear part, it may make it easier next time
      like this, of course the cover is off and try to pry from here while wiggling the end of them.


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      08-19-2009 10:46 PM #20
      I tried prying anywhere I could on the passenger side. On the driver side it only took 1 pry at top then 1 at bottom and 1 more at the top. Driver side came part too easy.
      Last night I couldn't sleep thinking about the squareback. I only got 3 hours of sleep but, I had to get more work done. So I did.
      Cleaned up the fuel pump.

      Trunk area before I started

      Removed tank and gave whole area a cleaning.

      Before I ran fuel lines.

      Fuel pump in and lines ran.

      All lines ran and tank is connected.

      I didn't bolt down fuel tank yet. I still need to run the power and ground to the pump. That's tomorrow.


      Modified by grantndub at 7:48 PM 8-19-2009

    21. 08-20-2009 12:19 AM #21
      at least you are staying motivated, I cant seem to do it lately, I need a good kick in the a$$, keep it up bro [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-20-2009 12:08 PM #22
      Yay fuel injection!
      Boo lowered.
      I just can't get excited about lowered cars. See too many of them, I suppose.
      But looks like you're taking your time to do stuff properly, which is always worth props!
      [edit] Let me know if you need some fuel injection parts, I was stocking up to put it back in my own '71 when I had to sell it to pay school bills. Guy didn't want any of it, so my setup's quite complete.


      Modified by turbinepowered at 9:10 AM 8-20-2009
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      08-22-2009 07:18 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by royragtop »
      at least you are staying motivated, I cant seem to do it lately, I need a good kick in the a$$, keep it up bro [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I hear ya Roy- It's hot in the garage...

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      08-22-2009 07:43 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by turbinepowered »
      Yay fuel injection! Guy didn't want any of it, so my setup's quite complete.

      LOL , when I sold my '71 the guy didn't want any thing to do with the fuel injection. So I ripped out everything and put on a set of weber 34's for him. Well at least I thought it was everything I'm missing the relays. That might hold up my process a bit more. I've been trying to stay motivated. It's been 95+ degrees that last couple of day when I get off of work and there's no shade where the car is at.
      Turbinepowered, Do have just the relays? Are you trying to keep the system whole? I see them sell on thesamba for about $30 for both. Which is doable.
      On Wednesday I got a little work done. Ran the electrical for the pump, while I was in that area I adjust steering box and inspected brake setup. Then I bolted down the tank only to later decide I need to replace the blue brake hoses. So the plan is on Monday lower the front 3 clicks. On Tuesday replace brake hoses and flush the brake fluid. I inspected and adjusted the rear brakes prior to lowering the rear. Also on Wednesday I found my bently, it's in sad shape but, all the pages are there.

      Yesterday and today I worked on the harness for the fuel injection. The harness was in really bad shape including a hack job soldering I did on the side of the freeway one day. I thank Jim the man in the bay window that stopped to help. He had a soldering iron that he ran through an inverter off his battery. It got me going that's all that mattered.
      Replaced some missing ends and labeled some other wiring.

      Harness cleaned with electrical cleaner. I wonder if I should open up the ecu and clean it too.

      D!!!! The wires area clean but the ecu isn't.



      Modified by grantndub at 4:53 PM 8-22-2009

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      08-23-2009 12:30 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by grantndub »
      Turbinepowered, Do have just the relays? Are you trying to keep the system whole? I see them sell on thesamba for about $30 for both. Which is doable.

      I didn't have the relays before (they, alas, were still mounted and went with the car) but if Beetle FI relays are the same I believe I have a full set you can have.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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