After further looking its not beryl in color its panama beige. Still cool but was hoping it was beryl..
Drug home a 64 panama beige bug today. Paid $200 for it no motor with title and a bunch of extra parts I will be selling. First order is to get it more down and clean up the oxidation. The patina on it is so perfect IMO.
Last edited by LooseNuts; 04-16-2012 at 02:09 AM.
The plans are to get all the missing little pieces, get a motor, slam it, polish the patina and fix the rusty issues.
And yes I feel real good about the deal..
Spent the day removing the respray paint on the rear fender. Removed the old primer from a previous work down. Color sanded the whole thing and gonna let it sit outside for a week or so to rust up the sanded metal. Then gonna clear coat the fender.
ha ha i know the feeling!!!
cuz it ain't a shoot the s--t thread Loose it's an actual build thread!!!
diggin that pan cut...no you did this for the lean back and camber correct?...bitchin.
...whatcha gonna do with the interior?..is it toasty?...great find dude looks to be very solid too...that would be a 2k car out here for sure.
Yeah actual build threads are like seeing the sasquatch around here. Everyone looks but don't know what to say.
It has a couple rust issue but nothin huge. The pan head cut id for bringing the wheel back to center
When you slam a ACVW it pushes the front tires forward when they arms rotate up and are not centered in the wheel wells anymore and the tires hit the back of the light buckets. So by doing this you center the wheels back up with the fenders and no more rubbing light buckets..
no pan head shortened
What the wheels look like after its done
Last edited by LooseNuts; 04-25-2012 at 09:57 PM.
i heard that but mostly for the race scene as the frown on spacers behind your beams to get the correct caster .
i thought that's why you did it...i did many beams but never to low where they rubbed the buckets til i did my rat rod...then did the bucket mods but never though to pie cut the frame head on that too...
i raised the hot rods up 3" and leaned 4 degrees...made all the difference in the world
kinda crude but it was never meant to be a show car or even something as it is today!!!...this is a first mock up for the fuel cell and such after the beam was tacked in and the cage was set...
Last edited by Schell R32; 04-25-2012 at 10:11 PM.
Yeah I really like the look of the wheels in the center of the arch.
Seen people to the raise on the head almost did that too but decided not to..
$200? Are you kidding me? I would gladly give $300 for the next one you can scare up. I alway have my eyes open and all I can find around here are rusty ars fat chicks for a few grand that you are lucky if they start and smoke like cheech.
Order my beam adjusters and urethane bushings today. Got to get drop spindles and the trans raise stuff before I can get it on the ground...
Might be a while before its on the ground
im gettting my trans raise stuff from johnny. "Detroitjohnny" cause its easier than building my own anymore. Last trans lift it did was in my 67 fastback. Talk about a bitch of a job, try raising the motor/trans under the deck of a type 3. Fuk that wont do that again... the everything had to come up.
With the motor seal wings and package tray there 4 hours of work there.
It will be LOW but still drivable. I just don't want SO much neg camber that it fuks up the trans and I like the front wheels centered in the wheel arch.
ordering my trans raise kit today "cause it easier than making my own" and a bus nose cone and then drop spindles. hop to have it at least on the ground in a couple weeks.