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Old 26-02-2008, 08:38
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Default Type 1 -68: Old, Low & Damn Slow. Norwegian Project

Hi guys,

I wanted to share my project with you all
This is a short version of my ongoing project so far...

This is my second Air Ride project. I think you all remember my old project






So.. whats happening now?
Well early last year I came over a very good 1968. The only rust I found was around the jackmounts.
But the enginebay didnt look to good FIRE!




After some hours work the engine looked a bit better and it worked like a charm. This season I am going to use this engine but I have planned to build a new one next winter.




This is the car BEFORE I started my air ride project.



So.. whats the plan? Primer & Chrome!



I am going for a RESTO/ROD look. The body is going to be painted with gray primer. The wheels will be painted with red primer....and all the chrome --> Smoothie hubcabs, fender trim, mouldings, bumpers etc.

Wheels? 4,5" steel in front and 8" widen steel in the rear.
Tires? 135 in front and 185/60 in the rear.

Whats happend so far?

Two boxes with "joy" from Pete






Bodylift in November:













Then the fun started

Narrowing my beam 4":





Sandblasting:



Rear mounts:





Fixing the only rust



Thats the short version. Now I`ll keep this thread up to date
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Old 26-02-2008, 08:39
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Shaving

Tonight I started shaving the front fenders and doors.









Finished





I am going to install door poppers so let`s shave some more







It took some time to make the sheetmetal fit perfectly, but it turned out pretty good.



Welding finished. One door to go.

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Old 26-02-2008, 08:41
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More parts

This arrived from the states..






"Poppers" and remote



"Heavy duty" solenoids

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Old 26-02-2008, 08:43
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Saturday update

Finished sandblasting and primer today








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Old 26-02-2008, 08:45
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*Update* The wheels are back

I got my wheels back.. going wiiide
They are now 8x15"




125mm




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Old 26-02-2008, 08:58
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looks like that's going to be one hot ride.. the ingredients are good, so start cooking
if this thing is going to get as close to ultimate coolness as your cabbie, you'll beat Boy George in my list of favorite people.
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Old 26-02-2008, 10:13
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Flipped the pan and started working on this side. It's just brown not any bad rust.. but still a job to do.



My front and rear wheels... see any difference ?


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Old 26-02-2008, 10:30
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More parts arrived

Another big shippment from the states











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Old 26-02-2008, 10:30
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No rust at all


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Old 26-02-2008, 10:31
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Primer done Ready for paint


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Old 26-02-2008, 10:32
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First coate with paint


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Old 26-02-2008, 10:33
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Even more parts








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Old 26-02-2008, 10:35
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Started working on my transmission tonight.

This is what it looked like



After some hours with cleaning and grinding






Going to sandblast the rest
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Old 26-02-2008, 10:36
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Finished sandblasting all the parts






The wheels..



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Old 26-02-2008, 10:38
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First coate of primer




I got new ball joints so I'm going to change them after paint









Transmission and starter




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More primer

Ready for paint

















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Old 26-02-2008, 10:40
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Forgot some parts )



Last coat with primer on the wheels (they are going to look like this..)













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Old 26-02-2008, 10:41
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
















Woohoo

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Old 26-02-2008, 10:43
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Tonights update

Got the last parts for converting to shirt axels



Needs some blasting and paint

Last coat with black paint









FINALLY!!!!!!!!
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NOW.. we're up to date
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