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Looks like he cut out the wrinkles in the right front too. Good deal. He seems to be moving right along with the patches as well. Is he going to paint it ?

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Yes. This is the same person that did my Chevelle. Right now the color will be Subaru Dark Gray Metallic


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Started assembling the motor



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Don't look like VW parts tsktsk

1600cc? thumbsup



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hkgmillette wrote:

Yes. This is the same person that did my Chevelle. Right now the color will be Subaru Dark Gray Metallic


 Sounds like a nice color, how is your guy on getting things done per plan?



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Bobs_Place wrote:

Don't look like VW parts tsktsk

1600cc? thumbsup


 Yeah, what are you thinking ? 4 bolt main block, 10.5/1 compression, rectangle port heads and a 390 Holley...headscratch



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Grenades on the track...



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Bruce – Per plan. As you are aware of, as you get into doing a project, you find unexpected things that need to be corrected. So the plan can quickly get changed. I like the job he does, because he approaches the job that it is his name on it. He generally has a couple of projects going at the same time. One will be in the final stage, on in the middle and one just starting. The Beetle currently is a filler project. I am not expecting the beetle back until fall. FYI – He had the Chevelle for 5 months.

Bob - The engine is from EMPI. It has a number of improvements over the stock engine, including Hi – Perf quality rods, ARP Bolts and bronze bushings. The rods were balanced within 2 grams of one another (330, 330, 331, 332), ring gap was already set and the pistons come in the cylinders. It is basically a long block where I re-use the exhaust manifold, intake (if I had a dual port intake) and the air cooling shields. When I started to price out the replacement parts and the machining of the block, the cost difference made it a no brainner for me on which direction to go.

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Thanks for the update on the plan, its good you have a understanding with the painter and know what to expect.thumbsup



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Rims and engine tin are back from powder coating.  Going to be ordering tires next week.



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Indulge me in a story here...

From the early '60s to 1970 my dad was the Sales Manager for a big Chicago area V-dub dealership. He related a story one time that your last post shot to the forefront of memory.

There was a short period of time that VW had a problem with the wheels coming loose, and potentially falling off the cars! It was eventually traced back to the wheels themselves. During production, there what was deemed to be an excessive amount of paint applied to the steel wheels. The workers would mount the wheel/tire assembly, torque to proper spec, and send the car down the line. It'd get loaded and shipped to the US, out to the dealer, sold to Mr/Mrs John Q. Public, and after 100 or so miles the wheels were loose!

The paint would eventually fracture/crumble under load & stress, effectively de-torquing the wheel bolts! 

The fix was a tech bulletin to the dealers to sand down the tapered area of the wheel bolt holes to the primer and retorque.

(something to keep in mind...)



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thanks for the story (and picture) John!

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Awesome picture and story

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I love stories!

This car will be Special.

Enjoy all updates and comments.

Thanks,
Karl

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Some updated pics of the front/rear of the Bug.  Plus they installed the heater channels



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Bought a seat of VW high back buckets a couple weeks ago.  Just want to get some better protection in case of a rear collision.  Got the new tires and mounted on the rims (love the white walls).  Just waiting for the VW baby moon hub caps and slowly assembling the motor.



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Karen is ging to be sooooo happy with that. She might even let you drive it.

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Nice work.
Remembering the old heater channels and winter in a VW, mostly pumping exhaust in to the cabin and doing little to clear the windshield.rolleyes



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Working is happening on the Beetle.  The guy working on it was hospitalized with COVID, so that stall the work for a bit.  He is hoping to have it painted shortly after the first of the year



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Looking good Hank, it will be nice to see it painted and out of 'Paint Jail"!

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That is a lot of cutting and welding. Looks like it is done right. Did you see the Bitchin' Rides episode where they restored a rare VW Hebmüller?

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I have nothing but respect for bodyguys who work on 'Dubs... there is not a straight/flat panel on the entire car!

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Though I have not posted recently, there has been work on the Bug.  The majority of the body is in a primer/guide coat.



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Here is some recent pics of the motor



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Purty!!
We have another automotive Artist among us!

 

notworthytiphat

 

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Looking good!

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Thanks to Bill L. and Chris S. for helping with the engine.   Chris and I broke it in today

 



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Looking and sounding good Hank!

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Such nice details!

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Latest pics of the body. They are planning on it going to paint next week



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I can just about hear that humming down the street. Looks great.

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A lot of hours invested getting it to this point.
An awful lot of style lines.
No small thing.

Glad to see things are progressing.

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Just received these pics.  It will be wet sanded tomorrow.



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REAL PAINT !!! Congrats

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Real paint, and beautiful! Such quality workmanship.

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I bet somebody is getting anxious.

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Will be picking it up next Saturday.  Woohoo!  

nana

 

 



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Looks great !

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