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    1. Member shaunl's Avatar
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      08-09-2010 12:43 PM #106
      Did a bit of research on hid and I think I'll just go original. I've already picked up new headlight buckets from cip1.ca

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      08-09-2010 01:23 PM #107
      Great work man.. keep an eye out on this forum for a Type3 punch Drunk project coming soon.

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      08-12-2010 08:37 AM #108
      I'll be looking forward to that! Thanks.

      Last night I got a 1/2 ton chain hoist installed and lifted the body off the saw horses, spun both the pan and upper section around and brought the two to within a few inches of each other. IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A WHOLE CAR AGAIN! I was all smiles. Still got quite a bit of detailed cutting to do, test fitting and measuring but it's looking good!

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      08-15-2010 09:01 PM #110
      Amazing work and all man, you have really come a long way. I look forward to future progress.


      Quote Originally Posted by 6T1 View Post
      Great work man.. keep an eye out on this forum for a Type3 punch Drunk project coming soon.
      I'm looking forward to that Rene.

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      08-17-2010 04:18 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by shaunl View Post
      Look what arrived today! (not the cat)

      Gorgeous cat! What breed is that? It almost looks like a Singapura...

      Sorry, back OT... build is amazing... I wish I had the (time/space/money/patience) to tackle this, I think the only thing I might do different is convert it to RHD just for the hell of it
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      08-18-2010 08:22 PM #112
      Now we're down to splitting hairs.





      Last edited by shaunl; 08-18-2010 at 08:47 PM.

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      08-20-2010 06:09 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Sieben TDI View Post
      Gorgeous cat! What breed is that? It almost looks like a Singapura...

      Sorry, back OT... build is amazing... I wish I had the (time/space/money/patience) to tackle this, I think the only thing I might do different is convert it to RHD just for the hell of it
      That's Nigel, he's an Abyssinian. He's 5 months old and is a crazy little guy.

      Thanks, with all I have on my plate just getting the body back together and a few things shaved is more than enough for me. Remember I still have to fab up trans mounts, tackle the shift linkage and figure out the rear air ride.

      Right, well I'm going at this thing pretty hard lately... got things lined up today to where I could start thinking about fitting the hood and fenders, just to see how things are shaping up. I have a bit more work to do on the passenger side, you can see the excessive gap in the hood.





      I ran out of cutting wheels today (I'm doing all the cutting with an angle grinder :|) so I did some sand blasting, shaved the front license plate mount and welded up some cracked door hinge mounts.

      There will be more progress tomorrow.

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      08-21-2010 09:47 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by shaunl View Post
      That's Nigel, he's an Abyssinian. He's 5 months old and is a crazy little guy.

      Thanks, with all I have on my plate just getting the body back together and a few things shaved is more than enough for me. Remember I still have to fab up trans mounts, tackle the shift linkage and figure out the rear air ride.

      Right, well I'm going at this thing pretty hard lately... got things lined up today to where I could start thinking about fitting the hood and fenders, just to see how things are shaping up. I have a bit more work to do on the passenger side, you can see the excessive gap in the hood.
      Nice... that's one of the breeds that the Singapura was developed from, IIRC... great looking cat.

      Project is coming along nicely, looking forward to the end result
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      08-21-2010 05:42 PM #115
      Seeing the Notch basically in one piece today made the last ten months all worth while. We were all smiles at the garage.





      There is still a ton of work required to mate the two halves of the body permanently, but everything is lining up as expected.

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      08-21-2010 09:32 PM #116
      Incredible.......

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      08-30-2010 01:08 AM #117
      unbelievable work..

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      08-30-2010 10:27 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Irish View Post
      Incredible.......
      Thanks. I like to think it will all be worth it when it fires for the first time and I drive it out of the garage....sideways.

      Quote Originally Posted by GTI0518T32 View Post
      unbelievable work..
      Thanks dude. I like to look at the car and think about how easy my next project will be. haha

      I don't have any new photos... but things are progressing nicely. I need to trim another 1/4 inch out of the body in two spots to get things to line up nearly perfectly. Both doors now fit well, although I need to swap out the Squareback two bolt A pillars for my Notchback three bolt A pillars.
      Cut the rot out of the left rear fender and cut repair sections out of a Squareback fender.. I'll weld it up when I'm positive that the body is where it should be.

      Decided to take a look at the rust on the trunk.... started sandblasting and to my dismay I found 65 pinholes! Some of which were hidden under the paint. I welded all of that up and had to rebuild part of the bottom edge of the trunk as well. I layed on the Por15 really thick in the cavities where the pinholes formed... hopefully I never have to deal with that again.


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      08-31-2010 12:41 PM #119
      That is absolutely incredible. As said before, with all the patching done over the course of the project, you essentially built it from scratch. I wonder how much raw weight you cut away for replacement.


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      09-02-2010 10:54 PM #120
      I kind of had a rough template and some pictures to go by I guess. haha. Thanks. I may have cut away some weight, but most of it is going back in with the donor sections. I lightened the engine bay a little and the Type 1 conversion air beam will be significantly lighter. There is however, A LOT of scrap metal laying around the garage!

      Anyway, still going. The body is so close to lining up now... almost ready to weld. I'm being super anal about checking the fitment, taking it apart, trimming, lining it back up again and refitting all the panels. I want the gaps to look good!

      This past week the heat has kept me away from progress a bit... it's been around 33-36C all week.
      Today I worked on the hood, sand blasted all the rust spots and sanded it down with 400 grit. I also primed the bare spots, but don't have any shots.





      Welded up the original badge holes, cleaned up the welds and drilled new
      holes for the early VW badge I got off the '62 Notchback.





      I just couldn't pass up using this early badge, it's so cool! As you can see I have some pitting to deal with, I'm hopeful that the Por 15 tie coat high build primer will take care of most of that.

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      09-09-2010 01:05 AM #121
      I just finished reading the entire thread and i must say, you do some awesome work! I'm pumped to see this finished!!

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      09-14-2010 03:45 PM #122
      Awesome work... makes me optimistic about my own projects. Good luck on finishing it!

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      09-15-2010 03:51 PM #123
      The Notch is my favorite old VW and this is gonna be fun to watch good luck man

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      09-15-2010 10:16 PM #124
      Thanks for the encouragement guys, I really appreciate it. Progress is fairly steady lately and I'm getting closer to making that fateful weld to finally mate the two body sections.

      Good bye tribal fender art.

      There was a nasty dent in the edge of the headlight bucket on this fender, I managed to beat most of it out and fitted the headlight and trim ring to check my work. It needs a little more hammer and dolly action and a tiny bit of fill.


      trunk primed


      hood primed and Por'd inside the edges where the sun don't shine




      I LOVE the early vw badge... looks so good against a solid colour.

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      09-18-2010 07:08 PM #125
      Thought it was time I took a look at the right rear 'shroom' fender. I had saved the upper portion of my old Notch fender to graft onto the top of this Squareback fender.



      mocked up in place, looking lovely. Without these nifty welding clamps this would have been a bitch.




      and finally tacked in place. I was sure to weld, dab, weld dab with a wet rag to keep the warpage to an absolute minimum.



      The red portion is off an early Squareback fender, just sitting in place roughly, I didn't have time to finish it off today.

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      09-21-2010 08:34 PM #126
      Clearly I must be insane. I spent the entire day welding, grinding and stripping this fender...and it's still not done. At the end of the day I needed some eye candy.









      fenders will be rolled, I can gain quite a bit of room here


      the garage, in all it's filthy glory.

    22. 09-22-2010 04:01 PM #127
      Awesome build!!!

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      09-22-2010 07:00 PM #128
      love it

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      09-22-2010 08:46 PM #129
      keep it up man
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      09-23-2010 06:15 PM #130
      how wide are those wheels out back?

      I wonder if you can get the tire combination to stretch em on. hmmm

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      09-24-2010 12:54 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      how wide are those wheels out back?

      I wonder if you can get the tire combination to stretch em on. hmmm
      They are 8x16, I was thinking 215 45R 16s and 185 40R 16 up front. I'm not after any
      super agressive stretch, just kind of mild.

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      09-24-2010 06:02 PM #132
      Thats the stretch on 215/50-16x8's. I recommend you go with 205's. Thats what I'd do if I had to do it all over again.


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      09-24-2010 08:15 PM #133
      Hmmmm. Yeah I think you're right... little bit more stretch would be fine.

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      09-24-2010 10:32 PM #134
      amazing!

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      09-26-2010 01:18 PM #135
      Since the front air ride is pretty well all sorted out I decided to take a look at the rear end subframe and see what it all might look like. Got the torsion bars pulled out, turned out to be much easier than I thought to remove them I just needed a bigger hammer. This is all very roughly placed at his point, just for a rough idea. So the trailing arms are 944 turbo, the subframe is off my car and the trans is a Porsche 901 5 speed. Wheels are 8x16. The trans will sit a bit lower and further back... obviously.

      Looks like I will need to narrow the rear end by moving the trailing arm mounting points inwards a good 1.5" on each side... give or take a bit.




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      09-26-2010 03:42 PM #136
      wow! your good

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      09-28-2010 08:11 PM #137
      some inspiration for you man...
      not my cars.


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      09-28-2010 08:22 PM #138
      Good lord, that vr6 looks right at home in there. I wonder how low the oil pan sits... Thanks for posting those! I really appreciate it!

    34. 09-29-2010 12:04 AM #139
      good wheel choice

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      10-04-2010 07:20 PM #140
      THis is coming on so well, it will be a real credit to you when finished. The work is unbelievable! That VR6 looks so good in there!

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