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Old March 27th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #76
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hey zim,
I'm going with "speed freaks'" design for the fact that it's clean looking and strong. I believe jaransonT3 helped him out with the design. check out his thread on it.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #77
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will do DoubleD....have a fine evening!!!
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 08:42 PM   #78
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Got my beam extender Doug thanks, it sure looks like a quality built piece. Customs had a little trouble with not knowing what it was, or should I say not knowing how much duty to charge me, but it's finally in Canada.

OH yes I plan on bracing.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #79
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Well good on ya' Chugger. I'm still waiting for mine. (hint hint Doug).

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Old April 10th, 2010, 01:29 PM   #80
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WHOOHOOOO Got my beam extender today!!!! Thanks Doug it looks like a damn fine quality peice and can't wait to get it installed. It's cool to have a tracking number from Fedex also, I knew when it got to Orlando complex at 9:40 last night, and it was on my doorstep at 12 noon. The box was solid, well packed and marked "FRAGILE" even though its a solid artistic chunk of steel. The extender will be painted red, along with the better beam I'm getting from a local volksrod brotha.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #81
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Ok stupid question #147.....whats the diameter of the Grade 8 bolts that I need to buy for mounting my extender? Will be going to Lowes this weekend and thought I'd buy those too while Im there.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #82
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I know we don't have them at my Home Depot... I'd send you over to Fastenal
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Lowes carries them.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #84
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Our Lowes does but they're way at the end of the aisle, I saw them last time I was there and had very little cash. Thanks whozawhat.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 04:04 PM   #85
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got my steering hooked up today , used a 1960? shaft and a short universal shaft out of a super beetle. fit great . no welding with an 8 inch extender.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #86
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Good to hear Larry.... I bought a super beetle shaft too. Hopefully not too much longer and I'll start tearing into mine.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:47 AM   #87
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I had to cut 1/2 inch off the steering box shaft, the universals were binding on it. I'll try to get some photos .
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #88
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Cool.....photos of other peoples work help SO much.
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Dbug, I put your extender that I bought last month on my sale table in lakeland and alot of those folks were very impressed by your welding skills. I'd be surprised if you don't get some more emails and calls from new fans / customers. I sold the surf bug project after tha e salt life folks backed out, so I figured you would not be open to gining me my money back, so I'm trying to sell it. But wanted you to know that ALOT of racers were very impressed with your production and welding skills
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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #90
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What can I use to brace the frame head if I do not have access to a welding machine?
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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #91
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I have no idea man ya got me on that one
what is the limiting factor to you obtaining a welder?
be open to the possibility of renting one

I know for a fact with a 12-pack you can go to the bar and pull an old welder out of there for awhile

Palepainters is removabe but its a welded structure
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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #92
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One of the main issues is that I rent a townhouse and the garage is not wired for 220, If I get a welding machine I'd rather it be a good one.

Any idea if it will hold for a 8 mi drive? I have a friend who has one but it is not portable...
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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #93
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I bought a tap and ran the threads on thru the frame head.
I got my grade 8 bolts long enough to also double nut each one.
Figured that would add a little extra strength.
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One of the main issues is that I rent a townhouse and the garage is not wired for 220, If I get a welding machine I'd rather it be a good one.

Any idea if it will hold for a 8 mi drive? I have a friend who has one but it is not portable...
that would be fine once or twice should be no problem there
i'm using an old snap on 110 welder i picked up for $200 it works fantastic for this stuff it welds 1/4 great
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got my steering hooked up today , used a 1960? shaft and a short universal shaft out of a super beetle. fit great . no welding with an 8 inch extender.

Can you post a pic? Thanks!
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may have been covered but I cant find it....what about extending brake lines??
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on my 1994 mexi-bug the right line was OK , i just rerouted it . i did get a new line for the left (drivers) side about 8 inch's longer ($4 ) at auto zone.
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may have been covered but I cant find it....what about extending brake lines??
All you really have to do is move the mounts were the hardline and rubber meet forward about 3'' I just used some 1/4 rod and remounted the tabs 3'' forward.
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All you really have to do is move the mounts were the hardline and rubber meet forward about 3'' I just used some 1/4 rod and remounted the tabs 3'' forward.
that works
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Old May 26th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #100
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Anyone have a before and after pic under the hood,im tying to make sure that when I cut I do it right the first time.Thanx
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