Did you do anything to reinforce the frame rails after cutting out the structural pinch weld?
Why didn't you cover up the subframe, steering column, and take out your suspension? It would have taken another half an hour. I just hate seeing people spend all this time to make their bay "nice", yet take so many shortcuts. It's the little things like that that stick out and just ruin it.
You're making good progress though, keep it up.
I put a really hot weld down both sides then jumped on the frame rails and they did not crack so I think it's good
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I'm ok with your project except for that. You jumped on the frame to decide if it was strong enough? What about the load of the motor? Or the load of the motor and suspension as the car bounces up and down on a bumpy road...or WHENEVER?
just got done spraying the bay turned out ok
I think everyone should consider this is a back yard build. Taking this into consideration its 10x better than most the crap builds on here. OP great job for working with what you have
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So i pulled my trans off my motor to find that my throw out bearing was not what went bad it was the shift fork that snapped in half
Last edited by Louie Bricants; 04-30-2012 at 07:11 PM.
Yeah, this is in no way comparable to "Shadows" jbweld and turd brown monstrosity.
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got some work done today ran wires put bolts back in fire wall, painted and installed break booster and clutch masters painted subframe, ran hood latch release and throttle cable
nice n clean
I think it will be ok I was looking at my gfs car today there is only one spot weld every 6 inches or so that hold that pinch weld together so I think a solid weld will hold up fine
well, looks like im taking the 6 spoke 16" wheels i have lying around and paint the inside black and sand the outside.. i really like it with the green. everyone has their own preference, keep up the work
The out side edge is the silver that rims came from vw if that helps u at all
damn, shiz is lookin perty.