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ConductorX April 6th, 2005 06:52 PM

On another forum where I hang out we have a running post on some activity we did the day before related to our VW hobby. The idea is to inspire each other to do some small amount of work related our Volkswaqens... it could be just washing it taking a drive some where or some actual work you did. The intention is to only post VW related activities if you didn't do anything VW related then don't post.

Last Friday I installed the engine into the autostick. After installing it I found I had the wrong nut on the flex plate. The engine came back out and the nut replaced. The engine went back in. I bolted the flex plate to the torque converter and when I was tightening the last bolt the nut broke off the flex plate.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif[/img]

The engine had to come back out. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif[/img]

Tonight I got the bolt out of the broken nut and then removed the other three bolts. I pulled the engine out once again. Tomorrow I'll weld the nut back onto the flex plate.

Before anyone asks, Bentley says "Unbolt the flexplate from the torque converter or seal damage will occur when pulling the torque converter with the engine." Since there are no more seals in captivity I unbolted the flex plate.


You can see the torque converter and the flexplate in this photo, the bolt is already removed.

FlatBlacker April 6th, 2005 07:33 PM

I crushed a VW seat with a bobcat, does that count?

Griznant April 6th, 2005 08:22 PM

I can honestly say that I have been working on my rod for the last 5 days straight and almost have it ready to go back on wheels again. A major re-loop for the whole project made me de-construct everything I had previously done, and re-work it.

The chassis should be back on wheels by the weekend with the body re-work to follow after that and my new-and improved chop and sectioning.

It'll be cool. Trust me. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

FONZY April 6th, 2005 08:58 PM

yesterday I transplanted a new rear apron on to the roadster project... got it all tacked up... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]

then this morning whilest not shaving and smokin a cigarette [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smokin.gif[/img] I looked and realized the damn thig was crooked... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/imwithstupid.gif[/img] as well as the rain gutter area I put in last weekend for the extended 'hebmuller' decklid surround... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]

So today I cut all off again and started from scratch..
I actually figured out a neat way to do it this time using parts of an old set of rear fenders ... will post up the picks later when It's gettin finished.

Double Trouble April 6th, 2005 09:28 PM

i painted sum flames on my truck. Looks pretty good for my first attempt but nowhere near perfect. if i can get sum pics on my dumbputer ill post them

hotrodheb April 6th, 2005 09:41 PM

I walked past the truck in the garage tonight! (Had a fucking meeting that started at 5:30 and I didn't get home until 8:30! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img]

whitelightning April 6th, 2005 10:01 PM

looked at the car.thats about it.too damn hot to work outside

walt April 6th, 2005 10:08 PM

I built the frame-work to support the rear trailing arms on the 34.

ThrasherBill April 6th, 2005 10:10 PM

I drove my bug to work today. Oh wait, I do that everyday [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]


Scott H April 7th, 2005 04:43 AM


Originally posted by ThrasherBill@Apr 7 2005, 12:10 AM
I drove my bug to work today. Oh wait, I do that everyday [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]
Hey, me too!

vwfanatic April 7th, 2005 04:44 AM

i did some cleanup on the chassis to prepare for paint, also trial fitted the rear springplates and then decided to wait till i paint the stuff before i assemble it, also began disassembling the front beam to fit the dropped beam, and began removing the wiring harness from the '60 body as well as marking for some of the patch panels that need to be installed.....shoot, when you type it all out, it actually looks like i did something.....and no steve we wont talk about hitting myself in the head with the claw hammer [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]

jaransonT3 April 7th, 2005 05:42 AM

I worked on getting the motor and rear subframe/trans for my Squareback back together so I can get her in the road and then get working on my Type 3 Lead Sled project.

NICKSTER April 7th, 2005 06:19 AM

I went to Bingo with my nurse and her cousin, we all lost!

flatfourrodder April 7th, 2005 07:21 AM

I didnt do any work on my Rod. But my wife worked on my rod instead. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]
Oh ya didnt work on the VW, the other offer was too good! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

discoloredcurrency April 7th, 2005 07:29 AM


Originally posted by jaransonT3@Apr 7 2005, 06:42 AM
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the background in that picture is out of..........................focus? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]

sorry i'm a retard!

looks good! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

i spent yesterday working on a mf'n fi 1600 fastback! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]

god, we need to convert it to carbs!!!!

hotrodheb April 7th, 2005 07:43 AM


Originally posted by walt@Apr 6 2005, 09:08 PM
I built the frame-work to support the rear trailing arms on the 34.
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Uh Walt,..... PICTURES!?!?!?! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]


Originally posted by discoloredcurrency@Apr 7 2005, 06:29 AM
the background in that picture is out of..........................focus? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]
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No, that would be the beginnings of a rusty focus! (look at the plate area)

btrghia April 7th, 2005 07:55 AM

got my sewing machine out and started sewing the binding on my carpet.

TeamEvil/TC April 7th, 2005 07:56 AM

Went to a candle-light vigil for our recently departed Pope, drove the Ghia to and from.

jaransonT3 April 7th, 2005 08:03 AM


Originally posted by discoloredcurrency@Apr 7 2005, 10:29 AM

i spent yesterday working on a mf'n fi 1600 fastback! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]

god, we need to convert it to carbs!!!!
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Hey Andy -

If you decide to convert to carbs, (I don't recommend it, btw. The Type 3 FI system is simple and reliable and usually pretty easy and cheap to get running right. For the best help with the Type 3 FI, go to please remove all the FI stuff carefully. There are lots of Type 3 people that will gladly buy them from you.

RATRODVW April 7th, 2005 08:14 AM


Originally posted by hotrodheb@Apr 7 2005, 07:43 AM
No, that would be the beginnings of a rusty focus! (look at the plate area)
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That's patina... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

I helped a fellow volksrodder work on their wrecked car... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

1slo3 April 7th, 2005 08:19 AM

i drove my 67 square to work and hauled stuff in it to the dump, drove the 71 square to the store, drove the 64 notch to rehearsal and then checked out the new patina it is getting on the bare metal that has been exposed front the fender bender on the front apron... ahhhh.... patina

alltypesvw April 7th, 2005 08:27 AM

I swept the silt out of my workshop. got the last two 17" tires on the corrado, and recharged a battery.

vwfanatic April 7th, 2005 09:06 AM

great news heidi [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]

way to go

kustomdlux April 7th, 2005 04:43 PM

I shaved the trim holes on my glove box door. Not much but it looks a lot better.

daveyj April 7th, 2005 05:53 PM

got my canvas for my roll top, sewed it up
i'm a much better welder than sewer (is that a word? sewing guy anyways)
almost got the motor to fire, gonna liquid fire that sucker soon [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img]

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