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    1. 07-13-2016 08:44 PM #1
      I started this project a couple of years ago. The body got stuck at the sandblaster for about a year, but I am finally back on it. Most of the hard work has been done, so at this point it is a reassembly with some rust repair.

      Today I finished up some welding and cut out the swiss cheese.

      [IMG]20160713_165219 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160713_165239 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160713_165543 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      This is how it looked prior to the trip to the sandblaster

      [IMG]IMAG0541 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      The build, to date, is documented here:

      https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists
      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 07:35 PM.

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    3. Member Atl-Atl's Avatar
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      07-13-2016 08:48 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben Modified View Post
      I started this project a couple of years ago. The body got stuck at the sandblaster for about a year
      How does this happen?

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      07-13-2016 09:05 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      How does this happen?
      Beetles sit around, eat Doritos and get too large to exit the door they entered in through.

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      07-13-2016 09:58 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Beetles sit around, eat Doritos and get too large to exit the door they entered in through.
      That is funny! Props to you!

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      07-17-2016 10:23 PM #7
      OP, your projects rock.

    8. 07-18-2016 03:25 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      OP, your projects rock.
      Thanks!

      Some random photos so far

      [IMG]IMAG0497 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]IMAG0544 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20141216_164959 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160114_171717 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160114_172120 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160114_174332 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]IMAG0591 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]IMAG0592 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]IMAG0594 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160713_164753 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160713_164823 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]




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      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 07:48 PM.

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      07-19-2016 12:57 AM #9
      nice!

      whats the plan for the radiator? will it be able to fit somehow behind a stock looking front lid?

    10. 07-19-2016 07:34 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      nice!

      whats the plan for the radiator? will it be able to fit somehow behind a stock looking front lid?
      I have had the hood on with the radiator in place with room to spare. Even with the sides of the engine compartment open, airflow may be a problem so it may require an opening in the hood.

    11. 07-19-2016 07:18 PM #11
      While the body was laid up at the sandblasters, I found a really nice borg warner 5 speed to replace the automatic. Installed the flywheel clutch and trans today.

      [IMG]20160719_172124 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]


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      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 07:49 PM.


    12. 07-28-2016 04:47 PM #13
      Hit a snag with the motor install just as I was getting ready to weld the transmission crossmember in its new location. The tired 307 2bbl that came with the frame that I am using was already a tight fit near the steering box. I just noticed that the previous owner had removed the outer ring on the harmonic balancer to allow clearance.....so when its time for a new better motor...it will not fit. Also, as it turns out, the hydraulic slave cylinder will not fit within the frame. That said, I have cut off the motor mounts and am making new ones for a proper overall fit.

      [IMG]20160726_111747 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160729_133205 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 09:08 PM.

    13. 07-29-2016 05:43 PM #14
      Made good progress today on the new motor mounts!

      [IMG]20160802_115050 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160802_115103 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 09:10 PM.

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      08-02-2016 04:43 PM #15
      As always, incredible work, sir!

    15. 08-02-2016 09:28 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by IwannaGTI View Post
      As always, incredible work, sir!
      Thanks!

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      08-02-2016 10:14 PM #17
      Obviously your frame and mechanical work is looking great again as always, but what's impressing me on this build is that you've somehow made the proportions really work. I can't wait to see it assembled and outside for some additional perspective, but keep up the great work, this is a cool rod!
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    17. 08-03-2016 07:23 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ArmenB View Post
      Obviously your frame and mechanical work is looking great again as always, but what's impressing me on this build is that you've somehow made the proportions really work. I can't wait to see it assembled and outside for some additional perspective, but keep up the great work, this is a cool rod!
      Thanks! I can't wait to get it on the road.

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      08-04-2016 09:13 AM #19
      Got here thinking "Wow a v8 bug, thats cool but a tad too eccentric for me, I would be more conservative building one", then I visited your youtube channel and saw what you did to the Daihatsu and finally realised I was witnessing the work of a madman subscribed

    19. 08-04-2016 05:53 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Churras View Post
      Got here thinking "Wow a v8 bug, thats cool but a tad too eccentric for me, I would be more conservative building one", then I visited your youtube channel and saw what you did to the Daihatsu and finally realised I was witnessing the work of a madman subscribed
      Thanks!



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    20. 08-05-2016 04:07 PM #21
      Been working on the clutch pedal and hydraulic system. The master cylinder is installed

      [IMG]20160803_125259 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_125555 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_125806 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_125842 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_131556 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_125328 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160803_134204 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160804_110137 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160808_124338 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160810_113703 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      Also re-installed the steering column.


      [IMG]20160805_135846 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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      Last edited by Ben Modified; 08-10-2016 at 09:20 PM.

    21. 08-05-2016 04:15 PM #22


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      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

    22. 08-10-2016 09:23 PM #23
      Finished up the clutch pedal.

      [IMG]20160810_171833 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160810_172035 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160810_172133 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    23. 08-11-2016 04:03 PM #24
      Fought with the clutch slave cylinder today, but finally got it in. The cylinder is off a jeep cj5. It fit nicely next to the oil filter on the chevy V8 but the filter must be removed to get the bolts in. Bolted it up only to find that the filter was making contact with the bolt heads and would not screw on. Solved the problem with these button head bolts.

      [IMG]20160811_101808 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]20160811_101921 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      Prior to installing the hydraulic line to the clutch, I sleeved it with some heat shield.

      [IMG]20160811_110427 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

      I am re-purposed the back bone from the original vw pan. The section was originally fully enclosed but I have cut out the bottom panel and am using it as a driveshaft tunnel.

      [IMG]20160811_105725 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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      08-11-2016 04:39 PM #25
      I hate you and your fabrication skills.



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