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mackay



Joined: 19 Oct 2011
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Location: North High Shoals, GA


PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can borrow my trailer. JM
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Gabass



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Very Happy
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borrowed a pressure washer to clean my tranny with. Rear brakes have been assembled and are waiting to be put on at Volkstock.

I replaced the rear brake shoes and am getting disc brakes on the front. I still have the old brake shoes that are useable. If anyone wants them they can have them.
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheel cylinders I put on yesterday are new but I found I nice set of NOS ones in a box of stuff my dad has been saving for my car for 15 years. It was a simple swap and now we have 2 more cylinders in stock. This box contained so many goodies I'll be surprised if next Christmas is this good Laughing . Just restored an old Carter fuel filter that was in that box. It'll look nice on the engine. Now we just gotta hope the rain stays away this week so we can get the chassis painted.
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom of chassis is sand blasted and first coat of silver rust protectant stuff is on. Top of tranny has been pressure washed and mostly shined with a wire brush. Completely forgot to wash the underside of the tranny so I'll be doing that tomorrow. Rolling Eyes Looks like the chassis will be ready in time for Volkstock Head Bang
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Ken



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Bethlehem, Ga.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Way to go. Reply with quote

Great job Wilson....Wish I had your motivation!!
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73' Standard Beetle - ("TWEETY")
74' Standard Beetle - ("ALBERTA")
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Gabass



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Way to go. Reply with quote

Ken wrote:
Great job Wilson....Wish I had your motivation!!

Thanks, my motivation is having it ready in time to bring it to your house to work on it but seeing as you live in your house and you can work on your car anytime there I can see how you would be lacking in motivation. My motivation will probably be gone in about a week.
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disc brakes came in the mail today!
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Ken



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Bethlehem, Ga.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: YEAH!! Reply with quote

.....the stars appears to be aligning!!
Rain has stopped.....disc brakes came in.
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Ken



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Location: Bethlehem, Ga.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Don't stop now... Reply with quote

Nice work this past weekend Wilson. It almost looked like a car when you left.

Keep the thread going!
Besides, Clyde isn't busy this time of year anyway - Twisted Evil

Keep workin' on your beetle project and keep us all posted.
Very Happy
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All new brake lines are in except for two on the rear driver's side. The metal brake line kits we sell are meant for 67 and later bugs so some of the lines were to long, some were missing, and some were in there but don't go on the car. Rolling Eyes
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some pictures of the progress we made at Volkstock.













I've been working on some stuff so when we go to build the engine it'll just be an assembly and not much busy work getting parts ready. Here's a restored ZV/PAU 4R 5 distributor to replace the type 3 version that was on it, a vintage fuel filter made in U.S.A (better looking than those cheap plastic ones made in India), and the fuel pump I just finished restoring.






Also just installed a new clutch cable, bowden tube, late model pedal assembly with my early model pedals, master cylinder pushrod, and all brake parts (only missing the fluid).
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Ken



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Bethlehem, Ga.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: NICE!! Reply with quote

Glad to see you are staying motivated....Be careful with that missing BRAKE FLUID!! (I hear that can make in difference in your ability to stop the car)

Twisted Evil
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Bruce Jacobs



Joined: 29 Jan 2009
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Location: Athens, GA


PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was paying a visit this evening to see about some machine work and various options for my engine build, and got to check out the great work on that '63 pan. I especially like the disc setup in front. I've gone with drums for now on my car, but since some beam work may be in order down the road (maybe next winter's project) I may switch to discs in front.

Who made yours? Are the spindles dropped? Was it difficult to set up? Anyhow, it looks great and tidy, and inspiring!
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Gabass



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. My kit is made by AC. I got it from SoCal. It is not dropped spindles, it's stock height but I'd suggest getting the dropped kit, it'll save you about $100. The instructions that came with it were no help at all but I installed it at Volkstock so the necessary knowledge was present.
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