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    Thread: My 65 Bug A.K.A The Ugly Duck

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      04-09-2012 09:21 AM #26
      Low & Slow___(o\ ! /o)___

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      04-10-2012 07:36 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post


      MOAR LOAWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............
      That is on the way my friend.

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      04-10-2012 03:44 PM #29
      Who manufacturers this rear kit? I'm curious to see how the back will go together, specifically the top bag mount.

      Car is coming a long nicely

      Quote Originally Posted by 1low65vw View Post
      got some more parts today. now it is time to remove the body to do the rear air setup.


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      04-10-2012 04:23 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by BEANS View Post
      Who manufacturers this rear kit? I'm curious to see how the back will go together, specifically the top bag mount.

      Car is coming a long nicely
      thanks. i bought all of the rear set up parts off of thorbros.com. the top cups are actually for an S-10. it will be a one off setup. the bottom bars will be similar to the airkewld rear kit.

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      04-10-2012 08:19 PM #31
      a teaser shot with the notched spring plates.


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      04-16-2012 02:38 AM #32
      well i will be pulling everything off of the pan this week to fix previous screw ups and build the rear setup. i give it a month or so and the pan will be done. i hope.

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      04-25-2012 09:32 PM #33
      Well my dad and I got more done to the pan. Cleaned it and the trans up. Also got the 2" trans raise done so now the fun begins with the rear air setup. Enjoy some pics.




      Nice to have a niece to help







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      04-25-2012 09:35 PM #34
      Trans all nice and some what clean with the new bus nose cone.







      Trans raise all done.






      More to come so stay tuned.

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      04-25-2012 10:31 PM #35
      Comin along nicd man. Love the trans raise..
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      04-26-2012 03:33 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Comin along nicd man. Love the trans raise..
      thanks loose. it started out us not doing a trans raise, then went to doing a 1" but ended up with a 2".

    12. 04-26-2012 05:50 PM #37
      bare with me i have some newbie questions.. as i havent done anything to the rear of my bug yet..

      the trans raise, do you do this to raise engine to clear the road?

      the bus nose cone whats the purpose of this? is it a direct swap?

      and finally where do you get the trans raise bracket?

      looks great, cant wait to do this on mine!

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      04-26-2012 06:38 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by enfamy View Post
      bare with me i have some newbie questions.. as i havent done anything to the rear of my bug yet..

      the trans raise, do you do this to raise engine to clear the road?

      the bus nose cone whats the purpose of this? is it a direct swap?

      and finally where do you get the trans raise bracket?

      looks great, cant wait to do this on mine!
      Hey enfamy. The point of the trans raise is to lessen the camber on the wheels when you go really low or in my case bagged and wanting to pretty much lay pan. Without the raise if you go more then 2 clicks in the rear you have massive camber and run the risk of damaging vital parts in the trans. With the raise you can go those 2-3 clicks and not be as cambered. I would recommend a 1" or a 2" raise. If you go 3 or 4 there is alot more work to be done.

      The purpose of the bus nose cone is to keep the shift rod in the shift tunnel. The bus nose drops the shift fork. It is a direct swap.

      I purchased my kit and bus nose cone from lowbugget.com It was a 1" kit but we modified it to a 2". There is a couple of other places to get the nose cone but i can not remember exactly where.


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      04-26-2012 07:58 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by enfamy View Post
      bare with me i have some newbie questions.. as i havent done anything to the rear of my bug yet..

      the trans raise, do you do this to raise engine to clear the road?

      the bus nose cone whats the purpose of this? is it a direct swap?

      and finally where do you get the trans raise bracket?

      looks great, cant wait to do this on mine!

      Get the brackets from Johnny he is the best.. tell him I sent you..

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1030023

      You can get the nose cone from any ACVW store. Its as direct fit, you use your hokey stick and redimple it to work.

      There are lots of mods to do this work. if your a beginner this is not recommended without extensive research and skills.
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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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      04-27-2012 05:02 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Get the brackets from Johnny he is the best.. tell him I sent you..

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1030023

      You can get the nose cone from any ACVW store. Its as direct fit, you use your hokey stick and redimple it to work.

      There are lots of mods to do this work. if your a beginner this is not recommended without extensive research and skills.

      damn i wish i would have known about that before we made mine. this is my first trans raise so i guess we are doing good so far.

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      04-27-2012 06:02 PM #41
      Couple of random pics i took last night.





      Mock up


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      04-27-2012 06:03 PM #42
      Here is a little guessing game I thought I would start to spice up this thread.

      What is this being made for?


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      04-27-2012 06:05 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by 1low65vw View Post
      damn i wish i would have known about that before we made mine. this is my first trans raise so i guess we are doing good so far.
      I learnded after I made my first one too.


      The progress looks good mang...
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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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      04-27-2012 06:27 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      I learnded after I made my first one too.


      The progress looks good mang...
      Thank ya there good sir. I'm ready to see some progress like this on the 64 buddy.

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      04-27-2012 07:05 PM #45
      its coming.
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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.
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      04-27-2012 07:06 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by 1low65vw View Post
      Here is a little guessing game I thought I would start to spice up this thread.

      What is this being made for?


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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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      04-27-2012 07:30 PM #47
      Progress as it happens.





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      04-27-2012 07:33 PM #48
      And another. Thanks pops!


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      04-27-2012 09:06 PM #49
      some more progress pics.





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      04-27-2012 09:48 PM #50
      Nice work mang.
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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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