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BrownBUGUK October 11th, 2011 11:19 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Ahhh, now I get what you mean CM, thanx for the compliment :wink:, I enjoyed it although it was hard work at times, so what started out a a quick fix n go turned into a full on proper job - check the resto here: http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=682286

Should be :driving: pretty soon.

BrownBUGUK November 18th, 2011 05:38 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Been a while guys, but here is the bug MOT'd (UK Ministry of Transport vehicle roadworthiness cert), Taxed and driving....jeez I'm pleased with it.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...4102011009.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...4102011008.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...4112011003.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...4112011001.jpg

Back home :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...0112011003.jpg

BrownBUGUK November 18th, 2011 05:48 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
BTW - still got phase 2 to start ove rthe winter:

Drop out engine - check n test everything, clean and dress up with maybe remote filter, large sump, 30hp fan housing, alternator etc. Also sort n tidy the engine bay, HiPacs and stainless liner.
Tidy up rear drive shafts/suspension and modify where I can. Looking to short shaft it so I can stick wider wheels under stock arches.

If anyone out there can advise on how to do this I would appreciate any help :wink:

May also upgrade front beam with stainless custom made job?

So I'm enjoying driving it for now, no heater and it's gettin colder.

Reaper November 18th, 2011 10:43 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Get yourself an Eberspacher, or a Stewart-Warner. You'll have plenty of heat then. Great car all around though, she's a beaut!

BrownBUGUK November 18th, 2011 11:43 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Thank you reaper, it's on the road and driving after almost exactly 1 year. It's not perfect but it was always meant to be a slam door driver and that's just what it is :grin:

Heaters are for girls :licklips:

Reaper November 18th, 2011 12:09 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Yup, same here, just a daily driver for my ride. I got 98% of the worst cancer removed, bodyworked, and then painted her. With preventive maintenance, she should be around for my grand kids to enjoy.

fungus November 20th, 2011 02:38 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Beautiful work! And I like the machine tag on the back bumper. :wink: I think they were only overseas, as I've been looking for a tag on this side of the pond for a while...

BrownBUGUK December 22nd, 2011 11:48 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
hey everyone looking in........update on the Bug...

Moved into the garage for the winter:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...3122011005.jpg

Fitted one of these from VintageSpeed so I don't have to drill holes in my genuine blade.....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...6122011003.jpg

Now the plate rides just where I want it (the angle make it looked a bit pissed but it's square) :smile:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...6122011005.jpg

Oh yeah and me got pinstripes :dancing:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011009.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011011.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011013.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011015.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011004.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...2122011001.jpg

Hope you all likey ???

1jarhead2 December 22nd, 2011 08:31 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Me likey a whole bunch. Very nice VDub

BrownBUGUK December 8th, 2013 12:15 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Well, has it really been 2 years !!!! A quick update you might be interested in.

After a very good Summer running around in the but a lot, I dropped the engine out to clean it up as it had become very grubby.

Since then, I was reluctant to hang it on a very dirty gearbox and back end. So, after missing out this summer, I thought I'd do it how I wanted it.

Here's the plan:

I wanted to run alloys not very many Vdubbers have in the UK, ie Halibrands on the rear and Rocket Launchers on the front as I like the gasser style but lowered in teh vdub stylee....my hotrod influences coming through me think!

To accommodate the 7x15 rears I need early short shafts with late brakes allowing a 1.25" extra clearance with stock wings. So a re-drilled Ford 4.5"x5 PCD drum, hanging on adjustable springplates and a few shiny bits.
Up front I want 4.5"x15 cast spoke alloys on my drilled discs and dropped spindles and Protech alloy billet shockers as I'm trying to find a good ride quality with a narrowed n lowered beam front end - hopefully I'll achieve what I want.

Here's a few images of what I've been up to:

These are the wheels and tuck I want

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psa2f38f46.jpg

Rear wheels

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps74cb809a.jpg

Got these exported to the UK from a stateside dealer.

Couldn't help mocking it all up

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps89919f53.jpg

Currently getting the disc/hubs redrilled as well as brake drums. Early shortshafts will allow more tuckage for the wider wheels and adjustable to get the ride height spot on. Front beam will ahev to be narrowed 4" to get the front wheels where I want them under the wings (had the wing edges rolled which gained me 11mm each side). Dropped spindles will allow a softer ride.

Beam will be my own brand BEAM!==!TECH custom made with early shock towers and powdered.

The trouble I'm going to just to roll the wheels I want :wink:

I'm cleaning and painting everything and sorting the body/chassis so it's clean n tidy. This bug will not be a trailer queen showboat, but a slamdoor driver.

Thanks for looking, hope you like? I'll be on here more often....promise :smile:

V8Transporter December 8th, 2013 05:45 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Usually a 'Gasser' look, wheel wise, but should look clean and different on your ride.:thumbsup::thumbsup: Looking forward to more pics.:grin:

BrownBUGUK December 10th, 2013 01:36 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
More old skool stuff which I like, such as this firewall

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pse382fb82.jpg

Access panels cut in

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psee0e1755.jpg

Don't see much of Claude's Buggie stuff about anymore...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psfb17432f.jpg


Shiny stuff

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps7ce2be3d.jpg

Thanks for looking and commenting......:smile:

65volkswagen December 10th, 2013 04:45 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Wow that was a lot of rust, but the end result is awesome. This makes me feel like a slacker and also gives me motivated to finish mine. Keep up the great work.:thumbsup:

mkparker December 10th, 2013 07:34 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Can't wait to see the new look!! Nice work!

BrownBUGUK May 24th, 2014 01:20 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Sorry guys, not been on her for a good while. Stuff's been happening on my old bug. Quick update:

Front bulkhead welded, beam stripped and new 4" narrowed being built now. Gearbox out for a good clean, but more importantly fitted early short shafts with late brake backplates. Late drums require modifying and fitting 5x studs (instead of bolts) to accommodate the Halibrands and Rocket wheels.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psc9342d54.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psd69a0b72.jpg

Gearbox back in now with a few minor mods/dress up items.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps8608f43d.jpg

Engine now back in as well, fettling take an age, but well worth it.

HiPAC access panels make fitting the carbs a synch...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps725ecff8.jpg

I hope to attempt a fire up soon. Awaiting the beam back and get the dropped spindles/discs/wheels on, then should be ready for the UK MOT test. Aiming for on the road by end of June'14 :grin:

Thanks for looking.

V8Transporter May 25th, 2014 09:42 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
'Lots of nice details and, She's Beautiful! :clapping::thumbsup::clapping: Can't wait to see her back on her wheels.

DrHax May 25th, 2014 11:55 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I really like the idea of access ports.. would make changing the plugs a hell of alot easier.. :hmm:

BrownBUGUK May 26th, 2014 11:55 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 574726)
'Lots of nice details and, She's Beautiful! :clapping::thumbsup::clapping: Can't wait to see her back on her wheels.

Why thang you V8tranny :grin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrHax (Post 574732)
I really like the idea of access ports.. would make changing the plugs a hell of alot easier.. :hmm:

I agree Dr, They are so useful especially for twin carb engines. You can make your own or get them here: http://www.hookyspanelshop.com/our-panels/hipacs.html

Cheers :smile:

Chip May 29th, 2014 05:19 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
:bow:Great job! Nice save!

BrownBUGUK May 30th, 2014 02:05 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chip (Post 574905)
:bow:Great job! Nice save!

Thank you Chip.....save is about right, it was very bad.

Beam is being built and completed this weekend I hope, I'll have to have it powdercoated before installing it....can't wait. Hope to have it fired up within the next week or so, front end bolted up and drums/discs redrilled for the wheels :smile:

BrownBUGUK May 31st, 2014 01:26 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
4" narrowed BEAM!==!TECH beam built today. :dancing:

Sway-Away adjusters, damper mount, TIG welded CNC plate work and CDS tube. Soon to be powdered.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps02d6d4e2.jpg

Paperweightnate May 31st, 2014 04:58 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
nice work

BrownBUGUK June 1st, 2014 12:55 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paperweightnate (Post 574939)
nice work

Thank you papernate, Craig my mate does all the skilful work, I cut, fettle n dress the metal.

BrownBUGUK June 13th, 2014 01:32 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Beam is getting powdery as we speak, engine fire up (attempt) this weekend. Need to sort wheel studs before having drums/discs drilled for Ford 5x4.5"PCD.

List of jobs is getting smaller, thanks for checking in....

BrownBUGUK June 17th, 2014 03:07 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 574938)
4" narrowed BEAM!==!TECH beam built today. :dancing:

Sway-Away adjusters, damper mount, TIG welded CNC plate work and CDS tube. Soon to be powdered.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps02d6d4e2.jpg

This ^^^ now looks like this....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps1d9162fc.jpg

...now the build up can begin :smile:

Thanks for checking in people.


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