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Old March 20th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #426
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Old March 20th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #427
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Thanks for the good 'ol ribbing...appreciate it. I've never heard back from Polo, Hanes or Chucky Cheese so I guess I'll stick with my day job?

Thanks for the offer Wraithblade...I replaced the entire rear air line and the rear bags still have a slooooow leak. I don't know if that's common with bags or what, but if I do another, I will let you know.

Thanks Steve...I'll get some high res shots before it's all said and gone. Still need to get the top done. Plus right now, 3/4 of the car is color sanded awaiting to be buffed so no photos for a while.

And what I have in mind next?

Either:

1) A chopped '32 era 5-window coupe with the correct rear deck. An upright type 1 motor tucked in (someone said it couldn't be done) high-boy style with a '32 front grill, hood and side panels. Big-n-littles with white walls.
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2) A high-boy styled early Carson top convertible type 1 front end with a super beetle front clip flipped over the ass end with finished inner fenderwells. Same wheel/tire combo.

Feeling a little more traditional.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #428
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Smokin' rad dude, wowowowowowowow
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Old March 20th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #429
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What is the final weight? Heavier than a stock bug?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 05:20 AM   #430
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Congrats on the award and a beautiful car. I cant wait to see the next build. Air bags should not leak down. Soapy water in a bottle will help you find your leak.Normally if there is a leak it is the fitting or the hose didnt get cut straight.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 05:40 AM   #431
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Congrats Mark! Just knew it would get one!
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Old March 21st, 2012, 07:19 AM   #432
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How about one of these next? I know you've done the Model A fenders before, but the roofline is killer.



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Old March 21st, 2012, 02:53 PM   #433
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It is amazing to see the finished product from where it was when I last saw it.

It had so many little jagged and sharp points in the engine compartment....
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Old March 21st, 2012, 02:59 PM   #434
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Build both and put Type 4 power in them!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #435
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Peter, Peter, Peter...tisk tisk...I gaurantee you will not get a nick on your finger next time.

I like the roof line of the 30 style 3-window. Imagine that on a fenderless volksrod with a same year grill and hood...hmm.

Here is a shot of the car with the top up.


Couple of questions:

1) When the fuel gauge is wired up (and I've verified it's wired properly) the gauge goes all the way to full. ('68 gauge and sending unit.) Well, it stays there but is soon followed by a puff of smoke. A liitle cloud is seen in the speedo... Wild guess here but...that can't be good?

2) Ok the Air ride...The pressure switch does not interupt/turn off the compressor. It will run to 160+PSI and keep going if I don't turn it off at the switch. I hear these 100psi (ON)-150PSI (OFF) pressure switches go bad..could this be my problem? Where can I get a good one?

3) Question about my clutch....Going from 1st to 2nd, it acts as if the clutch is not pressed in far enough. Goes in to third just fine. But down shifting....not fun from third. It will grind a little from 3rd to 2nd and nearly impossible to get in to 1st even at a 10 mph roll. Do I need to adjust my clutch a little more? There is no free play at the pedal and the cable feels tight at the wing nut. HELP!

Took it out on the open road for a short drive...Got it to about 40mph for a couple of minutes but seemed to run and ride pretty good. Still need to dial in the airride to ride height sweet spot but I think it's going to be a fun cruizer!!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #436
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Sounds like the clutch needs to be adjusted at the Back of the tunnel
were the cover plate is (cant remember if you even still have that). There is not allot of adjustment there but some.
I'll bet 4th will be hard to get in also. You may have to adjust the
shifter. I would try moving it towards back first.
At the pedal you want between .4 to .8 of an inch
10 to 20 mm. before it start to engage.

Fuel gauge sounds like it is grounding internally.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #437
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I agree with trying a shifter adjustment.....also make sure the shift coupler is in good shape and the grub screws are tight. Bad or worn trans mounts will affect shifting as well.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 12:40 AM   #438
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"Make sure you have 1 inch of sag in you bowden tube" if thats your clutch issue...just throwing that out there.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #439
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car turned out awesome!
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #440
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I want to build the red one,can I build it ,can I, pretty please?lol
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #441
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Build this one then sell it to me. lol. This was an idea in my head and drawn by john jaranson.
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front frame design as well.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #443
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How long before the car gets shipped to hawaii.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #444
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Oh I like that!
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #445
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Like the gray one a lot!

Oh....it was a shifter adjustment. Works fine so long I shift normally and not like I'm running a quarter mile.

It might be Aug/Sept before my buddy in Oahu will see it. Have some NW events to attend before she leaves.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #446
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front frame design as well.
There's actually room to run the frame underneath. Depending on how far forward the axle actually is and how wide it is and how much rubber is being run on what size wheels, the exhaust may need to run differently than shown in the illustration. If the configuration is anything like mine, the exhaust will need to tuck under the head as the tires come within an inch of touching the forward outside corners of the valve covers. Leg room is an issue, but as illustrated it looks like the seats might be far enough back that it could work. It also depends a lot on how low the seats are, actually. Just sayin'.
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Still like the rear engine placement. Close up the front end and I think you have a winner.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #448
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Love the lines with the top up. Thank for that pic!
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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #449
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I saw that little cloud of smoke in a speedometer as I was hooking up a fuel gauge one time. I took the fuel gauge out of the speedometer and it was toast. I didnít know what caused it. The wiring was correct, that was the first thing I checked. I started looking for another fuel gauge; I ended up buying a complete speedometer off eBay with a working fuel gauge and fuel gauge vibrator cheaper than I could buy just the parts I needed from a supply house. It was for a í72, donít know if í68 uses a vibrator or not. I put the good fuel gauge and vibrator in my speedometer and itís still working today, about 4 years later. All I did was change the parts. I still donít know what caused the first one to burn up. Hope this helps.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #450
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Build this one then sell it to me. lol. This was an idea in my head and drawn by john jaranson.

be cool if someone made those rims to fit the 4 lug vw bolt pattern.

would be a nice car seen made either with the engine in the front or rear. not sure about the long shifter.
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