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      11-14-2010 02:30 PM #71
      Did a whole bunch to the car over the summer, but did this for halloween.





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      11-14-2010 04:29 PM #72
      I like the VW busters logo.

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      11-14-2010 04:32 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubguyjosh View Post
      I finished wet sanding and polishing my new paint and installed the rear bumper

      That's really pretty. Looking forward to seeing it complete.

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      11-14-2010 04:37 PM #74
      Strapped my cooler on and took a nice autumn drive. Didn't load the cooler up but couldn't resist taking it. It took me a couple months to find that old thing.

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      11-14-2010 04:52 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by darvex View Post
      I like the VW busters logo.
      Ya, I designed those. Thats where the idea started. Then I thought "It needs the siren" then "it needs a roof rack" then "Screw it, Im dressing up the whole car" . Won best costume at a few places so thats good
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      11-14-2010 04:59 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by sundogkid View Post
      Ya, I designed those. Thats where the idea started. Then I thought "It needs the siren" then "it needs a roof rack" then "Screw it, Im dressing up the whole car" . Won best costume at a few places so thats good
      I bet you got all kinds of looks. Nice going. It must have been a blast.

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      11-14-2010 05:21 PM #77
      Converted VA Distro back to points, installed in car without any hassle at all, no more stumble!

      Man, it feels good when it happens like that.

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      11-14-2010 08:31 PM #78
      Yeah it had alot of attention. cops, girls, geeks, you name it
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      11-14-2010 09:07 PM #79
      Cleaned and lubed my door locks since I broke a key trying to unlock the darn thing. Also dealt with the nice big rivets on my new brazilian outer window scrapers. They were so big they stuck out and scratched my original window glass. I noticed it too late. Now I got five deep, equally spaced scratches on my windows. Thanx brazil

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      11-15-2010 12:19 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by sixty-five View Post
      Cleaned and lubed my door locks since I broke a key trying to unlock the darn thing. Also dealt with the nice big rivets on my new brazilian outer window scrapers. They were so big they stuck out and scratched my original window glass. I noticed it too late. Now I got five deep, equally spaced scratches on my windows. Thanx brazil
      Had the same thing happen to me on my drivers side. I feel your pain.
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      11-30-2010 07:36 PM #81
      Got the carb tuned. I ran out of patience with it so I had a tech at work do it.



      Also, threw heat exchangers on a few days ago and replaced the frayed throttle cable. Heat for this winter? What am I going to do?!

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      11-30-2010 09:26 PM #82
      drove the right front wheel right off the thing haha..... literally, the wheel fell off. bearings took a poop and the effer walked tight off drum and all

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      12-01-2010 06:47 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by b00st3d-vr6 View Post
      drove the right front wheel right off the thing haha..... literally, the wheel fell off. bearings took a poop and the effer walked tight off drum and all
      OH SNAP!!!!

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      12-01-2010 08:33 PM #84
      good thing i was rocking it fenderless

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      12-01-2010 09:09 PM #85
      Hosed it off and pushed it in the garage so I can work on it

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      12-02-2010 07:27 PM #86
      I hooked up the fan to the heat exchangers...and now have nothing blowing into the cabin. Damn it. I did get my new brake switches in the mail today, though. Install tomorrow and then I can finally have brake lights again!

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      12-05-2010 01:13 AM #87




      I converted from front drum brakes to disc. I ended up replacing all four ball joints, both tie rod ends, and both front brake hoses. I'm almost done; all I have left to do tomorrow is bleed the brakes and take 'er for a spin! I'll have to get an alignment done in the next couple days.
      -Bryan

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      02-12-2011 07:17 PM #88
      Drove it to work (Faulkner-Ciocca VW) and parked it outside for our Sales department's "Summer Sales" bbq. Big hit.

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      02-14-2011 06:33 AM #89
      nothing big... ahm, just rolled it into my home-garage after recieving it on a trailer from the painter

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      02-16-2011 02:39 PM #90
      Rolled it into our showroom, as per my General Sales Manager!


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      02-23-2011 02:05 AM #91
      i put in a new fuel-line yesterday and overhauled the engine-cables (cleaned em up, new pins´)

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      02-27-2011 08:26 PM #92
      Sold the Bilsteins on Ebay a few months back as the gas filled are too stiiff for my taste. I ordered a set of O.E Sachs oil filled from Wolfsburg West. Installed them today. Also, a couple of months back I installed a set of Scat blue/gold anodized pushrod tubes. They are the ones that have threaded nuts to adjust them. The more I looked at them and the more negative feedback I read I decided to switch them out with a set of MST (Motor Sport Tulsa) machined black anodized spring loaded tubes. They look cleaner. Since they are spring loaded they should expand and contract with the engine heat/cool cycles.They are also sealed with triple O-rings. They claim they don't leak. We shall see. I found an original VW Pierburg fuel pump that I rebuilt and polished. I pulled the brass inlet/outlet tubes and tapped the pump for AN filltings. I then replaced the cloth braided line with AN 4 SS Braided fuel hose. It's a bit of overkill but it sure looks nice.
      I still have to install the jet hot coated j-tubes. I also have a repro Bambus shelf to install under the dash.

      Will be changing engine and gear oil, greasing the chassis then do a valve adjust and tune-up.

      Now all I have to do is wait for the weather to break, get the tires back on, get her off the stands and go cruising
      Grandpa Got A GTI!!

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      02-28-2011 02:14 AM #93
      saturday i replaced the engine on my own


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      02-28-2011 02:52 PM #94
      I put a garbage bag over the rats nest that is my electrical system under the hood.

      It seems to be keeping water off the fuse panel. My car is now less dangerous

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      02-28-2011 04:34 PM #95
      ...talked to a guy on Sat...looking to buy the hot rod.


      today,got it ready to go away.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      02-28-2011 06:27 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      ...talked to a guy on Sat...looking to buy the hot rod.


      today,got it ready to go away.
      the turbo car?
      man i envy that thing. too bad i never got to stick my nose in it. haha how much is it goin' for?
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      02-28-2011 08:34 PM #97
      yep...15k

      that was the price of the motor alone!!! he's a 7-8 second pro mod guy he's got a '66 nova wagon that does 7.99's at 174 so it should be in good hands..he wants something different...i can't really watch another one of my cars go into the vw community only to see it all the time like the last 4!!!!

      i'll give the Mrs the money for bills as i still can't work...i'l see if she lets me steal some of it for another project.//got a 58 48k original mile car i'm eyeballing
      Last edited by Schell R32; 02-28-2011 at 08:36 PM.
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      02-28-2011 08:57 PM #98
      I was finally able to get out to the garage.
      I mounted up my new set of rear fenders some guy in RI sold me.
      No more elephant feet on the back of my 77.
      Now to fab up some bumper brackets

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      02-28-2011 09:39 PM #99
      ohboy. lol i'm bringing my engine to the machine shop to be line bored tomarow afternoon for $75, and then ordering my 1641 kit and 110 engle cam. ($550 well spent)
      i couldent get a hold of r&r machine, and simplex doesn't do vw machine anymore, but a couple weeks ago me and my friend got lost in providence and stumbled across "engines By Benz" who does casework on vw's. they have tons of bay window busses, and a couple verts in the parking lot too.

      i'm in middle of deciding weather i want to have my cam gear straight cut. i love the sound it makes, but it might get annoying after a while haha
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      02-28-2011 10:40 PM #100
      you can get quiet kit...by CE.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      03-01-2011 12:53 AM #101
      Drove her 180km home in -25* weather. Coldest I've been in a long time... but so stoked to -finally- have a beetle.


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      03-01-2011 05:26 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion1 View Post
      Got the carb tuned. I ran out of patience with it so I had a tech at work do it.



      Also, threw heat exchangers on a few days ago and replaced the frayed throttle cable. Heat for this winter? What am I going to do?!
      may i mention, that you could do easier than using a broomstick?! just put a screwdriver in one of the 4 holes on your hinges. this will hold up the hood and you can work without having a broomstick in front of your face...

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      03-05-2011 06:57 PM #103
      I figured out the magic of those white Empi trim clips.

      My Evalyn now has jewelry

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      03-05-2011 07:22 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by justing1234 View Post
      ohboy. lol i'm bringing my engine to the machine shop to be line bored tomarow afternoon for $75, and then ordering my 1641 kit and 110 engle cam. ($550 well spent)
      i couldent get a hold of r&r machine, and simplex doesn't do vw machine anymore, but a couple weeks ago me and my friend got lost in providence and stumbled across "engines By Benz" who does casework on vw's. they have tons of bay window busses, and a couple verts in the parking lot too.

      i'm in middle of deciding weather i want to have my cam gear straight cut. i love the sound it makes, but it might get annoying after a while haha
      They selling the bus' do ya know?..And how the hell do ya get lost in Providence bro?

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      03-05-2011 10:57 PM #105
      i have no idea. lol.. benes is a talker though isnt he? we were there for like 30 minutes while he talked about Ferdinand porsche and dual kadrons. haha
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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