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      04-16-2012 01:01 AM #1
      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.




















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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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      04-16-2012 02:14 AM #2
      After further looking its not beryl in color its panama beige. Still cool but was hoping it was beryl..
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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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      04-16-2012 02:34 AM #3
      damn good starting point. what are your plans for it? and for $200 you stole that.

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      04-16-2012 09:02 AM #4
      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..
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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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      04-22-2012 10:03 PM #5
      Removed the beam this week, narrowed the beam 5" Cut the pan head back 1-1/4".




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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.
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      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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      04-22-2012 10:03 PM #6
      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.






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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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      04-25-2012 03:46 PM #7
      DON'T EVERYONE POST ALL AT ONCE NOW YOU DIKS









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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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      04-25-2012 08:41 PM #8
      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.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      04-25-2012 09:55 PM #9
      Yeah actual build threads are like seeing the sasquatch around here. Everyone looks but don't know what to say.


      Thank Schell.

      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.
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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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      04-25-2012 10:05 PM #10
      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...

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      04-25-2012 10:09 PM #11
      ...not to steal your thread but here's what poeple cant see in that pile....this is all under the sheet metal and carpet...never again.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      04-25-2012 10:25 PM #12
      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..
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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.

    13. 04-25-2012 10:33 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      DON'T EVERYONE POST ALL AT ONCE NOW YOU DIKS









      there's too much progress and not enough bitching

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      04-25-2012 10:48 PM #14
      Hahahaha..
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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.

    15. 04-25-2012 11:27 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Hahahaha..
      oh i drove something today. it was slow, had gear whine, and a gun rack. it was truly glorious



      keep up the good work, can't wait to see this beast on the ground driving around again

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      04-25-2012 11:43 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      oh i drove something today. it was slow, had gear whine, and a gun rack. it was truly glorious
      Sweet..



      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      keep up the good work, can't wait to see this beast on the ground driving around again
      Thank homie. I can't wait either..
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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.

    17. 04-26-2012 12:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      DON'T EVERYONE POST ALL AT ONCE NOW YOU DIKS









      Haha I know the feeling as well. Sometimes I wonder if anyone even care to read an update in my thread. I go in there and I dont even hear the crickets talking back at me! Then my mind starts making me crazy and I start thinking, maybe I am doing hack work here and everyone is just gawking to see how much worse it can get!

      $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.

    18. 04-26-2012 05:12 PM #18
      never knew thats why you cut the frame head.. wow. my 125s rub the headlight buckets even after some hammer treatment

      nice build man, keep on with the pics!

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      04-26-2012 05:20 PM #19
      good call on the shortened pan head loose. I did the same with mine. At my ride height my wheels are center but layed out they are just a little forward in the wheel well. now hurry up with some more pics. i want to see this bitch on the ground

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      04-26-2012 07:51 PM #20
      Thanks

      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
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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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      04-26-2012 11:50 PM #21
      the prob is there is too many who harp on the easy bolt on bs..


      no one understands what it takes to build it out of the box.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

    22. 04-27-2012 12:00 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      the prob is there is too many who harp on the easy bolt on bs..


      no one understands what it takes to build it out of the box.
      hey now, i bought my baywindow bus lowering kit from J.C Whitney and i busted it out in no time!!!

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      04-27-2012 12:14 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      the prob is there is too many who harp on the easy bolt on bs..


      no one understands what it takes to build it out of the box.
      That ain't no ****. Anyone can bitch about som EMPI bolt on crap. But get out the welder and cut off wheel and only a handful can comment..

      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      hey now, i bought my baywindow bus lowering kit from J.C Whitney and i busted it out in no time!!!

      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.
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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 01:29 AM #24
      damn how many build threads u gunna have(here,olydubs,?) j/k I like the progress. cant wait to see it in person. you going to spring meet?

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      04-27-2012 01:46 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TJ.16v View Post
      damn how many build threads u gunna have(here,olydubs,?) j/k I like the progress. cant wait to see it in person. you going to spring meet?


      Everyone knows im a forum whore.

      Yeah I will be there...

      No acvw this year just the slamwagon in tow

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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.

    26. 04-27-2012 07:19 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post

      no one understands what it takes to build it out of the box.
      My problem is I am trying to build it with the box but mine is rusty as hell!

      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      hey now, i bought my baywindow bus lowering kit from J.C Whitney and i busted it out in no time!!!
      I have been looking at the catalogue and cant find that steering box raise kit you mentioned a few months ago. Maybe its discontinued? If you can find a link, please send it over Im ready to get the wrench out tonight and get started.

    27. 04-27-2012 07:20 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Everyone knows im a forum whore.

      Yeah I will be there...

      No acvw this year just the slamwagon in tow

      specs on the beam? Looks like its only narrowed 2 inches. If you had gone with 6 or 7 you would have had a better chance of getting it to scrape up highway reflectors!

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      04-28-2012 05:00 PM #28
      got some progress today. removed the rear package tray to do the trans raise proper like.




















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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.

    29. 04-29-2012 10:41 PM #29
      progressing nicely

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      04-30-2012 12:24 AM #30
      Saw the slam wagon today. Hope u found some good parts at the swap

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      04-30-2012 12:36 AM #31
      sup TJ. good to finally meet you

      didnt find chit
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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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      04-30-2012 08:03 AM #32
      Doin work there scooter. Im ready to see it planted on the ground. How long did it take to remove the package tray? Thats alot of damn spot welds.

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      04-30-2012 10:42 AM #33
      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.
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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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      04-30-2012 11:40 AM #34
      looking good J.
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      04-30-2012 12:05 PM #35
      thanks guys.

      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.
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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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