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    Thread: What Did You Do To Your Air-Cooled Today?

    1. Member afsaturn99's Avatar
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      01-30-2012 01:54 PM #301
      And now the finished product.










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      01-31-2012 01:53 PM #302
      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!!

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      02-01-2012 01:57 AM #303
      i was workin on my website and looking for some gtgs and shows to attempt this year
      this is just awesome cause it'll be the 1st year with my bug, tha's now ready for some shows.

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      02-02-2012 10:07 PM #304
      Drove out to the local race shop and picked up some parts to reseal the headlamps
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      02-06-2012 02:34 PM #305
      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!


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      02-06-2012 02:46 PM #306
      I finally got my 65 running, hopefully this weekend I will tie up all the loose ends and get it off the jackstands

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      02-21-2012 11:37 PM #307
      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!

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      02-24-2012 02:08 AM #308
      I Done Droved it.

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      02-26-2012 11:25 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by Ranchwoman View Post

      Ranchwoman
      You need to check out the www.vwar.org web site.
      It is specific to autosticks.
      The ASBug = Autostick Bug. Was my 1st VW.
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      03-04-2012 05:01 PM #310
      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!!

    11. 03-05-2012 04:41 AM #311
      New to the air cooled fam. I finally picked up my 75" 1600 turbo bug and I love it.

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      04-16-2012 06:03 PM #312
      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.

      -Bryan

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      04-16-2012 10:43 PM #313
      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.




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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 05:49 AM #314
      lookin good. gotta like you on facebook this evening

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      04-19-2012 09:12 AM #315
      Still need to paint the deck lid because the blasters closed early the day we were set to shoot everything. Its a lil rough and is taking some to to get straight.
      Looking forward to install of all the fun parts... I'm so sick of sanding isht.




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      04-19-2012 09:39 AM #316
      ^^^^ THATS PURDY. I JUST PARKED MINE AFTER I CLEANED OUT THE CRANKCASE BREATHER.



      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-19-2012 10:01 AM #317
      this week i did a 1-1/4 pan head shorten narrowed the beam 5" and found a hack job under the rear diver side torsion hosing














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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 11:10 AM #318
      TIGHTNUTS,, DID YOU BUY THAT CAR FROM TUBESTEAKSAUCE? LOOKS LIKE SOME OF HIS WELDS ON THE REAR

      YOU SAID YOU WAS GONNA GET THAT CAR DONE AND YOU AINT PLAYIN.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-19-2012 12:59 PM #319





      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
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 04-19-2012 at 01:02 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 02:11 PM #320
      I SEEN YOUR LIST OF PARTS OVER ON THE CULT. I GOT BOUT 4 OR 5 BEETLES ON THE YARD. I WILL HAVE TO CHECK AND SEE WHAT I GOT, I THINK THEY A MOSTLY FAT CHICS. I THINK I MAY HAVE A HORN RING FOR YOU THOUGH.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    21. 04-19-2012 06:59 PM #321
      Quote Originally Posted by JDII View Post
      TIGHTNUTS,, DID YOU BUY THAT CAR FROM TUBESTEAKSAUCE? LOOKS LIKE SOME OF HIS WELDS ON THE REAR
      i take it you are referring to this:



      honestly that pic is very deceiving...the welds look just like this:



      took the pic on a crappy camera and i had just painted them over with some crappy black paint which didn't help the pic outcome any

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      04-20-2012 09:17 AM #322
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i take it you are referring to this:



      honestly that pic is very deceiving...the welds look just like this:



      took the pic on a crappy camera and i had just painted them over with some crappy black paint which didn't help the pic outcome any
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-23-2012 05:26 PM #323
      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:

      BEFORE

      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.

      -Bryan

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      04-23-2012 05:29 PM #324
      Finished ripping out what was left of the interior. Started sanding and cleaning up rust spots.

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      04-24-2012 11:10 PM #325
      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
      Last edited by ANSAracingb; 04-27-2012 at 09:01 PM.
      -Bryan

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