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    1. Member LooseNuts's Avatar
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      05-10-2012 11:09 PM #71


      Been spending the last couple days stripping down the donor car. I did sawp out the transmission axle tubes and backing plate today.

      Here's what's left of it.




      Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-10-2012 at 11:17 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.

    2. 05-11-2012 12:08 AM #72
      it's funny and sad that you cut up a perfectly restore-able car by midwest/east coast standards


      i'm hoping to bug you when the time comes to go bus shopping

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      05-11-2012 12:15 AM #73
      Lol. Everything is restorable. Its just money and time brutha.

      Pan head turned out to be fooked up to. The whole rear quarter had something wrong going on for real. Found some rivets behind the fender attachment section.
      pretty much whole passangers side was fixed at somepoint. And not done the nest..


      Let me know mang I will check some stuff out for you. The biggest PNW ACVW show is coming up in 3 weeks. Sure to be some good chit there..
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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.

    4. 05-11-2012 12:24 AM #74
      when i finally jump into my oval you're gonna be shaking your head

      3 weeks? i don't even think i'll be fully recovered by then. i played some Wii for a little bit tonight and now i hurt like a mofo recovery will be very long, which will draw out the baywindow build and thus the split window upgrade.

      your progress is coming along nicely however and it's nice to see that the homeowners associations out west appear quite lax in their rules

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      05-11-2012 12:57 AM #75
      Thanks mang.

      Lol. I talked with the neighbors when I brought it home and told them it would only be there for 2 weeks. And it gone now.
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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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      05-11-2012 10:55 AM #76
      Damn slapnuts. Prime candidate for a baja. looks like i have some work to keep up with you.

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      05-11-2012 02:25 PM #77
      The han head was bent and had some welding to it..
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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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      05-11-2012 05:12 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      The han head was bent and had some welding to it..
      ^&%#!! DEM $#@% HAN HEADS WHEN THEY BUCKING FENT!! BON OF A SITCH!!!

      WHAT IT SCRAP FOR? WHAT THEY PAYIN ON THE OTHER COAST?
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      05-12-2012 10:31 PM #79
      Spent the doin work

      Cut the spring packs down
      finished the beam and get it in
      Built my drop spindles
      Welded both patch panles in finished installing all the dash peices


      still gat to do body filler to them. They are ground down and flush now tho




      And my thumb met the cutoff wheel today




      Yesterday I installed the window regs and door mechanisms and finished up all the dash items today

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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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      05-13-2012 01:03 PM #80
      Getting work done i see. Cut off wheels are a bitch. Especially when they explode or meet a thumb.

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      05-14-2012 02:49 PM #81
      Yesturady I welded in the trans raise stuff. Started flattening the passangers side rear pan. Instlled the streering box. Shortend the steering shaft




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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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      05-16-2012 10:30 AM #82
      This week so far I finished-

      narrowed the tierods and installed them
      finished the passangerss side pan flatting
      installed both seats
      installed the turnsignal lever
      ordered my T2 nose cone and some gaskets
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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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      05-18-2012 07:37 AM #83
      pics or it didnt happen!
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      static is for laundry.

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      05-18-2012 12:16 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by DIE TRYING View Post
      pics or it didnt happen!



      i think this thread speaks volumes on my ability to have done what i say i have done so far

      i will get some for you tonight...
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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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      05-18-2012 01:31 PM #85
      hey man, maybe you're just trying to keep your thread near the top but didnt really do anything... you know, for all the fame and fortune that vortex gets you!
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      05-18-2012 03:30 PM #86






      Bump!!
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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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      05-19-2012 01:06 AM #87
      2" trans raise done and motor back in. Got to dial in the ride height. Its to high now yet low and no neg camber. Love it... still got a ton of work before its on the road but getting closer..




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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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      05-19-2012 08:45 PM #88
      Finished up the package tray and motor seal wings




      Still gotta trim out the breat plate


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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.

    19. 05-19-2012 11:12 PM #89
      damn shame my package tray in the rear of the oval isn't rusty enough for me to justify hacking into it for a trans raise

      that whole setup really came out proper ...when it's all smoothed down you'd never be able to tell it was modded. i can't wait to see what you're gonna do with the engine tin

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      05-19-2012 11:23 PM #90
      Only gotta do the breast plate. I moved the side engine wings up to match the tins.

      Here what it will look like. This is my frinds breat plate.

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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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      05-20-2012 01:57 AM #91
      cool
      progress

      i think your nuts rusted and fell off.

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      05-21-2012 01:08 AM #92
      Spent the straightening out all the wire after the PO cut and robbed some of it. Got everything working now

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      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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      05-21-2012 08:44 AM #93
      looking good J, really like how you raised the whole rear deck, and the breast plate filler piece is a nice touch as well.
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      05-21-2012 06:32 PM #94
      Had most of the day off so i worked on the car

      Installed the master cylider and brake lines
      set the king and links
      did a "bench test" on the 6v generator

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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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      05-28-2012 12:58 AM #95
      She's alive after more than 20 years of sitting



      Drove the bug around the block a couple times. Got some fuel pump issues
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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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      05-28-2012 10:44 PM #96
      great progress brother!!!!
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      05-29-2012 06:59 AM #97
      hell yeah! you going to get a new mechanical fuel pump or go electric?
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      05-29-2012 09:25 AM #98
      Got a new elect one. Purrs like a kitten now.

      Got to get the soft break lines up front as I found they are garbage. And got to order some smart car tires for the front.
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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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      05-30-2012 07:46 AM #99
      nice! i love elec fuel pumps! just get some 15" donuts off a domestic car in the junkyard. lol
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      05-30-2012 11:26 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by DIE TRYING View Post
      just get some 15" donuts off a domestic car in the junkyard. lol

      now that is some old school chit
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      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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      05-30-2012 02:09 PM #101
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      05-30-2012 02:28 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      now that is some old school chit

      not that old. my slotted wheels have spares mounted for fronts
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      05-30-2012 03:32 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by DIE TRYING View Post
      not that old. my slotted wheels have spares mounted for fronts
      yeah but your old. so it works.
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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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      05-31-2012 04:55 PM #104
      Ordered my 145/65/15 from tirerack.com today.

      $155.58 shipped to my door

      here's a couple comparison pics of 135/15 on the left and 145/65/15 on the right




      much better tread patch

      Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-31-2012 at 04:57 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.

    35. 05-31-2012 06:27 PM #105
      Hmm I am trying to make this decision on my 64 right now. Is it about a 2 inch overall diameter difference?

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