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    Thread: Project pile o crap

    1. Moderator cfvwtuner's Avatar
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      04-03-2012 08:17 PM #1
      You know how it is once you get into it, these things follow you home.
      This followed me home a couple weeks ago.

      An unmolested 74 Autostick, I know hold back your jealousy at this highly desireable car.





      Plans are heater channels to make the body "safe" fix the pan to make it "safe", slam the snot out of it and drive it as a "patina" car. Oh yea, ditch the autostick.

      Updates will be s l o w as I mostly plan to fiddle with it over the winter.

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      04-03-2012 08:32 PM #2
      chris...let me know if you need any parts for it as in trans etc...i just cleaned out the tent in the yard and found a ton of newer stuff.

      iu can bring it to dust off if you want.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      04-11-2012 07:09 PM #3
      After checking out the car a little more, the pan and tunnel is toast.
      The whole lower pan head is totally gone, the lower half of the beam mounting stuff is full of holes and shot.
      Luckily I was able to pick up a repair panel.

      Also grabbed a set of heater channels.



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      04-11-2012 10:05 PM #4
      coolness!



      let me know if you them other bits later too..Bill stopped by the other day while we were moelsting the camaro!
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      04-11-2012 10:10 PM #5
      QUOTE: "...I know hold back your jealousy at this highly desireable car."

      I like how you even put a fence around it to keep the thieves away.

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      04-11-2012 10:22 PM #6
      The fence isnt to keep the tweekers out, it's to stop the rust from blowing too far away.

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      04-12-2012 02:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by cfvwtuner View Post
      The fence isnt to keep the tweekers out, it's to stop the rust from blowing too far away.
      Is that a guard-reindeer in the background?

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      04-14-2012 06:46 PM #8
      Got the junker off the trailer, freed up the one stuck brake and it rolled right off.

      The new pan is sleeping soundly in the garage, the new heater channels are bolted in place.

      Fenders are off the orange crap, and not one of the fender bolts broke!

      Tommorw is e-town and parts shopping for some small bits

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      04-15-2012 07:27 PM #9
      E-town was a bust for me, didnt find anything.

      Aircooled cars had a decent attendence. Watercooled car owners drove like complete friggin A-holes on the way out..


      I did come hope to a great set of pop out windows for the project. The old man found em at the everything swap in Stafford springs.

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      04-18-2012 07:00 PM #10
      Thank god for air tools.

      I dont think this car has ever been apart, at all.
      The rear suspension is almost all off. The IRS arms came right off, The shock bolts look like they have never been off the car.
      Hopefully I can get the spring plates off next and trim them up.

      Next is paint everything and get onto the new chassis.

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      04-21-2012 02:11 PM #11
      All rear suspension parts have been wire brushed and painted black.
      Spring plates have been notched, rear bump stops have been removed from the suspension arms.

      Backing plates have been painted.

      Soon Reassembly!

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      04-22-2012 10:17 AM #12
      Some updates,
      All suspension bits have been cleaned repainted and slightly modded.

      Removed rear bump stops off the trailing arms, notched the spring plates.

      Planning on lowering one inner notch and adding adjusters to the beam and maybe spindles too.

      I welded a brace in the pass side door to get ready for body removal and heater channel replacement

      The paint kinda looks hammertone, but it is just the pitting on everything





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      04-22-2012 11:24 AM #13
      holy pitting!!!

      found using a lower gloss finish hides em better.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      04-30-2012 08:05 PM #14
      So, the day started just cleaning things up and ended up like this
      [IMG][/IMG]


      One step closer.....

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      04-30-2012 08:12 PM #15
      dude nice use of the engine hoist!!! hows that pass door doin!!

      you can lift that body up with two guys and set it on saw horses...hell my wife and i did it in thee "cover it" tent with the '59!!


      but then again what do i know i'm just a second rate hack!! as i have been told!!!
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      04-30-2012 09:48 PM #16
      The pass door is actually fine. It poped right out. There is just a slight sheetmetal depression that was there previously, and a slightly larger scratch than was already in the exact same spot in the door.
      This aint no split or oval, it's a 74 autostick, and I was home alone at the time

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      05-01-2012 06:41 PM #17
      like an oval or a split is something here. it's still a vw and not a muscle car you know that!!!

      home alone sucks ey? been workin alone for 6yrs....feel ya.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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