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

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      04-29-2012 08:47 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Nice work mang.


      Some more progress pics with the bags.












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      04-29-2012 10:54 PM #52
      sick progress mang...



      one constructive opinion. i would weld some square stock from the third side round to the frame horn for a three point connection. the way you have it now it going to flex when airing up
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      04-29-2012 11:43 PM #53
      Thats our plan. After that i will be ordering some shocks from airkewld, getting some fittings and running the air line.

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      04-30-2012 12:10 AM #54
      airkweld? i like Peter and all but dang you gotta spending money there




      have you researched what you need to save some money?
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      04-30-2012 08:01 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      airkweld? i like Peter and all but dang you gotta spending money there




      have you researched what you need to save some money?
      im still going to look around but so far i just thought of them first since they have the exact sizes i need.

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      04-30-2012 10:44 AM #56
      Do a search on thesamba under monro shocks. There has been hours of talk about the sizing. And you will get them for half what airkweld sells them for.
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      04-30-2012 04:18 PM #57
      I will certainly look into that. Any money saved will help due to a new baby on the way. Should be finishing up the fab work this week so i will try to get some vids of the suspension in action.

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      05-05-2012 04:49 PM #58
      A little bit more progress so far.








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      05-13-2012 11:26 PM #59
      Been a little bit since I updated this. Haven't taken any pics of the progress but here is what I have done so far.

      The pan is now painted.
      Painted and installed the spring plates.
      Rebuilt and detailed the pedal assembly.
      Detailed ye' old empi shifter.
      Welded lower shock mounts on and repainted the beam.
      New shift rob bushing installed.

      Next on the list is to put new seals on the trans and detail it. New brakes front and rear. Run the new brake lines and install new m/c. Run all air lines and finally make it a rolling chassis.

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      07-12-2012 07:54 PM #60
      Damn it's been a while since I updated this. Got some things done. I would have more done but I have been buying baby stuff for the little one on the way. Anyway's, here are some pics.




















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      07-13-2012 02:48 AM #61
      bad assssss love it!!!!!!!

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      07-13-2012 09:34 AM #62
      WOW!! Just read your thread, nice work man - you and your dad have some serious skill.

      After seeing where you've taken the Ugly Duck, I for one am glad you had your little "fender bender". Thanks for sharing the progress. Inspirational!

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      07-15-2012 10:53 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by D-Gti vr6 View Post
      bad assssss love it!!!!!!!
      Thank you good sir.


      Quote Originally Posted by barryf1fan View Post
      WOW!! Just read your thread, nice work man - you and your dad have some serious skill.

      After seeing where you've taken the Ugly Duck, I for one am glad you had your little "fender bender". Thanks for sharing the progress. Inspirational!

      Thanks barry. That means alot. Now that I think back I am kind of glad it got wrecked. The front clip that was on it was done incorrectly along with having 2 different fenders. It gave me the chance to correct all of that and to tend to the rust in the firewall from the poorly done pan half.

      I am trying to get some more things done this week before the baby is born. Stay tuned.

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      08-05-2012 02:51 PM #64
      Its been almost a month since I have updated this. Not much has gone on since the baby arrived but I have got some things done.Got the front backing plates apart and detailed with new brake shoes and hardware. New steel braided brake lines. Finally got the trans tore some what down to replace a couple of seals.















      Damn, looks like a need a new axle.

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      08-06-2012 04:27 AM #65
      If u don't mind me asking how much do u have invested in the air I'm this bug cuz I'm looking and from what I can see its a simple setup that seams like its more dedication then money

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      08-06-2012 01:11 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by dunkelxson View Post
      If u don't mind me asking how much do u have invested in the air I'm this bug cuz I'm looking and from what I can see its a simple setup that seams like its more dedication then money
      I really don't have that much into the suspension itself. Maybe $400. The front beam took about 2 months from start to finish and the rear maybe a month. So yea more dedication then money.

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      08-06-2012 01:34 PM #67
      Did u Use plans for this or what

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      08-06-2012 04:39 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by dunkelxson View Post
      Did u Use plans for this or what
      I seen the front setup on a type 3 beam so we figured we would try that. The lower bars or the rear setup are some what based of the bars from airkewld. The upper brakets were inspired by minitruck setups.

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      08-14-2012 03:23 AM #69
      nice im trying to design a set up for my super but its hard

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      08-14-2012 06:53 AM #70
      diggin the process. kep it up. nice work

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      08-14-2012 09:27 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by dunkelxson View Post
      nice im trying to design a set up for my super but its hard
      Thanks. It shouldn't be to hard on a super. You have a trailing arm to work with.

      Quote Originally Posted by basti-FSI View Post
      diggin the process. kep it up. nice work
      Thank ya sir. Hopefully will have more progress this weekend.

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      08-31-2012 07:37 AM #72
      Got the body back on. Had to cut the luggage tray out but we will make a new one.






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      09-18-2012 04:33 PM #73
      Just for ****s and giggles.




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      09-28-2012 07:47 AM #74
      My build!
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      10-11-2012 07:06 PM #75
      Well if all goes to plan the 65 body will be ditched in favor for a 62 body.

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