And now the finished product.
Sent from my magic 8 ball.
SUNDAY I PUT IN THE REAR SEAT BELT FINALLY, FIXED THE LOCK ON THE PASSANGER DOOR, AND PUT A NEW C-CLIP ON THE RIGHT REAR POP OUT. 65 HEAR TODAY SO I GOT HER OUT AND DROVE HER TO WORK. NOW I HAVE TO PUT IT UP ON STANDS AND ADJ MY VALVES AND PUT MY NEW VALVE COVERS ON. HOPE TO DO THAT THIS SUN.
Smile it will get Worse!!
At last a sunny day 60 degrees. Popped the 71's top back and went for a spin with a friend. the heater was even working enough to make it tolerable!
Pulled the mice nests and leaves out of the 71 auto-shift donor car that came with all the windows out and seals off. sorted through the crap inside and tossed the junk out, piled rusty bolts and clips into a can of deisel fuel for a soak. Seats look perfect but dirty and stiff. Pan has one small hole under the battery, else is all good. Hmmmm, might be able to try getting this one back on the street! Autoshift......still thinking on it.
Oh, best find was an intact fibreboard trunk liner in this 71 superbeetle! I can use this one as a pattern for my other car...this one is a bit beat up but it is all there! Anyone else need the pattern?
Plus the dashboard is perfect, not a single crack!
Tore apart the fresh air fan on the 71 convertible, which I had to take out anyway to debug switches for the lights.......motor is shot as the bushings are all worn......poked around in the donor car and pulled the fresh air assembly out of her, clean out the wasp nests and mouse poo, broke it down to the fan motor, added a little oil And, yes, it works without squealing! Putting it back together tonite on the kitchen table, as it is cold and damp in the shop....
Drove it to pick the grandkids up after school. cold as heck with the radio out And the fresh air fanbox out too, big blasts of wind blowing thru....but kids still tickled to be picked up in Buttercup!
I started installing my bolt on valve covers today. One went on great but the second one did not. I had my torque wrench set to 18 ft lbs and the rocker stud snapped before it ever got tight
I ordered new rocker studs from chirco and get to enjoy installing them when they get here.
Smile it will get Worse!!
Been a while since I've been on this forum or even done anything to my ACVW
Today, I ordered and received some 165/r15 tires for the stock wheels. Sold my stock wheels and tires a couple years ago and now I'm kicking myself Last week I picked up a reasonably clean set of used steel wheels with hubcaps.
Gonna go stock again for awhile. I'll post up some pics when mounted and everything.
Removed the beam today after work. Gonna narrow it 4". Cut the pan head back 1-1/4". Welded it up and now just have to weld some flat stock over the welded splice.
yeah i hope to have it going in a month or so. got to start saving for the motor
the hard part for me is i just cant stop until i either run out of money or waiting on parts.
my wife has from time to time come out to the garage and tell me to stop its almost midnight and your pissing me off with all the noise
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Yesterday I took it to the Kelly Park show in San Jose (I entered the parking lot, not the show itself). I will enter next year.
Last Thursday I installed my stock wheels and tires and reinstalled bumpers instead of T-bars:
AFTER (this was taken yesterday before the cruise up to the show)
On my list of things to do later this year is install new interior. I am going to start focusing on the buggy project again though, I want to be able to enter both at Kelly Park one year from now.
Today I installed new distributor cap, rotor, and spark plugs.
Friday I'm planning on doing a valve adjustment, oil change, and timing check/adjustment.
EDIT: Today I did what I had planned to do, plus I re-did the shabby wiring for the license plate lamp on the decklid. Mine had the protective yellow sheathing that looked like a section of it had gone into the fan at some point before I owned it. I cut all that yellow crap off and installed some new wiring and routed it how I want. All I need to do now is find the right size wiring loom material...I went to two different auto parts stores today and they have 3/8" or larger, which is too big for just two wires imo
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