nice to see a youngin' doing it the right way!!! congrats and keep us posted!
I guess I will start a build thread...
To start off I'm Scott from Virginia. I'm 19 and I am building a 64 Notchback.
This has been a slow process and will be a slow build due to me paying for it all.
I am shooting for a full off frame restoration.
This is how it looked when I bought it.
It stayed like this for a year.
I finally took it to get sandblasted and primed.
Body needs some work especially the cheap sunroof patch.
Floor pans will be ordered Monday as well as a front beam.
Thanks for the looks, any feedback is good.
Is the bondo pitted from sandblasting then primered over? I'm assuming that's why it looks so....rough. You have your work cut out for you in the roof alone. Patience and time bro, I'm sure you'll nail it in the end though.
I'm curious to the feedback from disc vs. drum also....
Get a roof skin that's big enough to cut out the crap and patch it back right.
Widefive drum. These cars are less then 200 pounds. Do you really need to spend the extra money on disks to stop a 2000 popound 50HP to 100HP car????
I would NEVER put disk on any of my ACVW.
I'm running front discs on my car. LOVE THEM. A used to out-drive my drums all the time because, let's face it, people drive faster now then they did when these cars were built. In an emergency braking situation, the braking was dicey a few times. I got a set of wide 5 discs attached to dropped spindles for $200 a couple years ago. Have replaced the pads once since. I can stop on a dime and send back 8 cents change. When it's wet out I do have to be careful not to lock 'em up, especially before I got the 195/50 tires. I'll never go back to drums on the front end.
Smile it will get Worse!!
drums have been on these cars from 56-79 for a reason..and why do you think drums are on semi's?....cuz they work when pushed.
discs are great for performance and adjustability but for a 2k lb car and no proportioning valves it makes not much sense...put a valve in there after you put on a dual curcuit cyl,new slaves in the rear and a disc kit in the front and it isn't gonna change much..you'll see.
matter of fact i've installed many disc kits on type 1's and nothing for nothing you gotta stomp the pedal to lock them up,but your not stopping as fast as you think..the biggest difference i thought was the pedal feel. all of them had a squish pedal,while the drums were firm and solid...but so does my Duramax and my wife R32 with the discs...it's just the way they are with the caliper slides.
Your shocks should be fine unless you plan on going WAY down. If you go more than 3 clicks you might want to get the empi lowered shocks..