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Beetle Project Update

By Rayman

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Well I have not been involved the project for a few weekends now as I have been pre occupied with other stuff, but the project has had some new developments.
First off all they discovered that the new chase is bend and that the gearbox that came with the chase and rebuilt SP1600 motor is not engaging 1St gear.
I have a strong feeling that the chase got bend when they but the body on to it as they have some weird way of doing it coz they had to find a away for only two people to do so coz the owner just could not wait but hay that is not my problem....lol
So now he has decided to use the old chase with the old gearbox and the rebuild 1600 motor.
They have started to cut most of the rust away but after my inspection of it on Saturday morning I can see there is still loads to be cut out and once that has been done I will give a hand to do the welding for them as they only have a MMA machine aka stick welding and you cant do thin body welding with MMA so I will do it with a MIG welder aka Co2 I will use 0.8mm ER70S-6 MIG wire.
I know at the moment it does not look like much but give it a few months and this project will take your breath away..... I hope....hehehehe

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chevy66babe
Jul 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm
Looks like a lot of hard work ahead but it'll be worth it in the end. I marvel at the restoration work some of you can do. I have a neighbor that's always tinkering with some car, he's not happy unless he has a project in works. Me-I just let someone else do the work and I drive.
 
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dragon_chick_99
Jul 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Good luck and continue to keep me posted, I'm lookin forward to seein the prrogress on this project smile image
 
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bencar
Jul 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm
It takes time and money to complete these things, and the less of one you have, the more of the other it takes.
 
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SPEEDDEMON
Jul 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm
KEEP US UPDATED
 
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BIGT1976
Jul 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm
HOLY S ! ! T YOU REALY GOTTA LIKE A BUG TO GO THROUGHT ALL THAT WORK . GOOD LUCK AND I'M SURE IT WILL TURN OUT GREAT.
 
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twhotrod1968
Jul 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm
have fun wtih it
 
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BugeyeRX
Jul 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I'm just in the twilight of my project, 2-1/2 year. Good luck and keep an eye on your wallet!
 
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MEANlowGREEN
Jul 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm
Looks like a great project! Beetles are great to work on. Have fun!
 
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rhonda
Jul 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Wow, that's a lot of work. good luck with that.
 
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lil_paul
Jul 19, 2010 at 9:35 am
I hope I could do it myself like you do. I'm no mechanic.LOL Have fun brah!
 

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