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Old 22-05-2016, 19:21
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Old 22-05-2016, 19:38
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Nice work! What will be the color when it't completely ready?
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Old 25-05-2016, 01:15
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Nice work! What will be the color when it't completely ready?


All black to contrast the chrome
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Old 25-05-2016, 01:16
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Closed up the gap under both doors. Some light sanding still to come.






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Old 16-06-2016, 01:08
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Apparently Block Hugger headers and urethane engine mounts do not play well together!










Wrapped the headers where they immediately surround the motor mounts. If the mounts do not melt any further, then I will install new ones.




Also boxed in the area between the front of the radiator and the back of the side air scoop to keep hot engine compartment air away from the front of the radiator.







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Old 21-07-2016, 10:07
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any updates?
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Old 21-07-2016, 20:09
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I do! We have had many 100f / 38c days in a row so I added some supplemental cooling in anticipation of the additional heat created by the air conditioner (to be installed). Located in the right side scoop.


















Also working on some Mud Flaps




Been spending a bit of time finishing up a stalled project from a few years back.

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IMAG0541 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]


The body got stuck at the Sandblasters shop for about a year....but finally going back together.

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20160114_174332 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Many rust repair spots

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20160713_165219 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Swapped out the Automatic for a 5 Speed


20160719_172124 by Ben Modified, on Flickr

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Old 22-07-2016, 13:37
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Oeh thats even better then the Cab! Nice!
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:52
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what color will you paint that?
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:49
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what color will you paint that?


I am thinking about a high impact green, similar to the late model camaro green.
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Old 16-08-2016, 01:25
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[COLOR=Sienna]I had to reposition the engine mounts on the Bug (long story involving the harmonic balancer) which meant that I also had to rework the headers [/COLOR]

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Also adapted a clutch pedal and hydraulic system to the previous automatic setup

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Old 20-08-2016, 18:26
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Went to a small local car show today!

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Old 20-08-2016, 18:56
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so cool next to the lambo
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Old 14-09-2016, 01:58
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I am making a big push to get this truck finished up. I have it up on the lift to cross things off a long list of minor items. I am also going to pull the cab off to finish up some welding on the underside.

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20160913_172307 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

First on the list is sectioning out a 4" section of the under seat A/C compartment. It is deeper than I need and cuts into my ground clearance.

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Also, finally getting around to finishing the bottom of the doors and moving the lower hinge up a few inches. Can't wait to trim off all that extra metal.

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20160913_172223 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Here are a few shots of the underside.

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While I am at it, I will check that every nut and bolt is tight.

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Old 15-09-2016, 01:36
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Todays progress. I was able to finish sectioning the A/C Compartment. The front and back are welded in. I am going to wait to get the cab off before welding the sides.

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20160914_162149 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

The vents will eventually go out the front of the compartment and up thru the floor

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20160914_163958 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Made the final rough cut on the bottom of the door

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20160914_174639 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Also cut out the lower hinge. Tomorrow I will clean up the metal around it and relocate it up a couple of inches.


20160914_174650 by Ben Modified, on Flickr

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Old 16-09-2016, 01:45
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Spent the entire day moving the lower hinge on the passenger door, as well as capping off the lower section of the door.

First, I had to modify the mounting pad to angle the hinge

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20160915_093612 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cut a piece of 3/16" flat bar to weld to the new mount area. Tapped the holes to accept the stock screws.

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20160915_150019 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Then trim up the door to accept the original hinge mount section from the further down door.

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20160915_102203 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

The hinge is in place

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20160915_150033 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cut out a piece of metal to cap off the bottom of the door

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20160915_154705 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Welded in along with a piece of small round bar to give it a blunt edge

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20160915_171104 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

Just need to finish off the bottom of the nose where it meets the door and fab a channel on the inside of the door to accept weather strip along the bottom

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Old 16-09-2016, 08:35
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Looks cleaner now!
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Old 24-09-2016, 21:00
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Drivers door is done

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Old 29-09-2016, 01:22
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Putting everything back together. Road trip on Saturday.

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