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posted on September 22nd, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Beetle budget build (Hopefully)


I did it again. I bought this 64 and I'm hoping to complete it on somewhat of a budget.

It needs an engine, pans, lower bulk head, napoleon hat, and a whole lot of other things...

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posted on September 22nd, 2017 at 06:06 PM



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posted on October 1st, 2017 at 09:58 PM



Body off, front beam removed and flipped to see the damage.

https://preview.ibb.co/jqTK3w/20171001_161900.jpg

Have the bulk head bottom and napoleon hat ready to be replaced.

https://preview.ibb.co/fWFcqb/20171001_161937.jpg

Reciprocating saws are great...

https://preview.ibb.co/mWGTwG/20171001_165602.jpg

Pans just resting in place, they are Brazilian and the body mounting holes line up ok. Only problem is some rippling but I can hammer it out

https://preview.ibb.co/fktfAb/20171001_165710.jpg
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posted on October 14th, 2017 at 10:29 PM



Finished up the bulk head and napoleon hat. The aftermarket repair panels really aren't the greatest quality but still work

https://preview.ibb.co/cgmrwG/20171014_190547.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/ev1PGG/20171014_190531.jpg

Next to weld up the floors, just need to buy more mig gas :no:
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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 08:01 PM



Budget build? Lots of serious builds dont go this far........ Nice start for sure.
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posted on October 17th, 2017 at 05:55 PM



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Budget build? Lots of serious builds don't go this far........ Nice start for sure.


Supposed to be, and so far things aren't too bad. Roughly $2500 into it.
But! I did get scammed, I bought an engine for $350 that was supposedly recently rebuilt and put in storage. The seller was a real ass, as soon as I got it home it was obvious that the valve cover was just washed off to look new. The fan shroud had a large wasps nest and thing didn't look any better inside. I did get a spare distributor, fuel pump and generator out of it tho so there is that.

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posted on October 17th, 2017 at 05:58 PM



Finished up the floor pans today.

Now to work on re-sealing the transmission, rear brakes and then the front beam and brakes.

I need to find a complete pedal assembly, it was missing from the car.

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posted on October 20th, 2017 at 05:19 PM



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Supposed to be, and so far things aren't too bad. Roughly $2500 into it.
But! I did get scammed, I bought an engine for $350 that was supposedly recently rebuilt and put in storage. The seller was a real ass, as soon as I got it home it was obvious that the valve cover was just washed off to look new. The fan shroud had a large wasps nest and thing didn't look any better inside. I did get a spare distributor, fuel pump and generator out of it tho so there is that.



Unfortunately this happens all too often
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posted on October 27th, 2017 at 08:15 AM



Seam sealed and stone guarded

https://preview.ibb.co/iBkQLm/20171024_122143.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/c8tjD6/20171024_130335.jpg

Got onto doing the link pins and drop spindles

The original link pin bushings were worn to an oval shape and had actually cracked.

https://preview.ibb.co/jvf9fm/20171026_185215.jpg

They pop out easy enough

https://preview.ibb.co/nGJqmR/20171026_185807.jpg

King pins are stubborn

https://preview.ibb.co/coNuD6/20171026_190723.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/nnH5Lm/20171026_192614.jpg

2.5" Drop Spindle, same as on my other Beetle

https://preview.ibb.co/mRvgt6/20171026_201011.jpg

New link pins and bushings

https://preview.ibb.co/hnRMt6/20171026_202735.jpg

Ready to be fitted

https://preview.ibb.co/fef0Lm/20171026_203640.jpg
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posted on October 29th, 2017 at 06:31 PM



Drums machined nice, were pretty rusty.

https://preview.ibb.co/jiq8am/20171028_154440.jpg

Beam assembled

https://preview.ibb.co/kB2oam/20171028_145607.jpg

New brakes

https://preview.ibb.co/cMCzgR/20171028_154110.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/eDYi86/20171028_165047.jpg

Back to a roller

https://preview.ibb.co/grrgvm/20171028_171916.jpg

I need to redo the link pin shims. I thought I could give it some negative camber up front from adjusting the shims but reading online it wont work.
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posted on November 11th, 2017 at 10:20 PM



Gearbox out

https://preview.ibb.co/f42q3G/20171104_135039.jpg

Cleaning, Re-sealing, bearings and seals.

https://preview.ibb.co/hdUyqw/20171104_180005.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/b8hjVw/20171105_163215.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/jevMAw/20171109_125819.jpg

Changed the nose cone as the original one had the busing and lever worn. As well as new mount, and two rear mounts.

https://preview.ibb.co/fkWBAw/20171105_174813.jpg

Brakes all ready

https://preview.ibb.co/n3F4Vw/20171104_160921.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gPiuxb/20171109_1258525_2.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/bSzgAw/20171109_125939.jpg

I need to do the brake lines, just waiting on some brake bending pliers I ordered.
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posted on November 12th, 2017 at 08:28 AM



Looking good



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posted on November 16th, 2017 at 06:32 PM



Re-fit the gearbox. Did the rear brake lines, no real point in using a brake line bender. It's way simpler to just bend them by hand, you need to be a real gorilla to make them kink.
I couldn't fit the front lines, the drop spindle casting is interfering with the brake hose so some grinding is in order soon.

Refilled the gearbox and no leaks! :no:

https://preview.ibb.co/iFmyDR/20171116_175757.jpg

Also changed the spring plate bushings and lowered one notch, pretty much the same setup as my other Beetle.

https://preview.ibb.co/kjJjnm/20171109_165841.jpg
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posted on November 17th, 2017 at 07:17 PM



Front brakes done, also semi assembled the pedals. They were really rusty but with a vinegar bath and a flap disc they should be usable. Just need an accelerator pedal now.

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posted on November 24th, 2017 at 09:35 PM



I'm going to try and rebuild the engine I purchased. It was water damaged but I'm hoping the bottom end is fine so I'll gamble and do a top end.

I purchased one new (used) head and one of the existing ones cleaned up ok. The other water damaged head was also cracked.

They cleaned up ok with a soft brass wire wheel on a Dremel.

https://preview.ibb.co/f9DpDR/20171124_182050.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/cgVrSm/20171124_182110.jpg

I've got new pistons, cylinders, valves, seal kit and push rod tubes on order. Fingers crossed it will work.
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posted on November 26th, 2017 at 05:52 AM



Wow you have done a great job there!
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posted on December 2nd, 2017 at 08:58 PM



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Wow you have done a great job there!


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posted on December 2nd, 2017 at 09:04 PM



Got some things done while I am still waiting on some valves to show up.

Sound deaden the pan and pan gasket

https://preview.ibb.co/enWe5G/20171129_202259.jpg

Cleaned up the engine

https://preview.ibb.co/k9cNsw/20171125_205746.jpg

New rear main

https://preview.ibb.co/cXNrKb/20171125_205438.jpg

Had a good flywheel and clutch laying around so installed them. The flywheel that came off this engine had teeth damaged. It also had an o-ring but this one did not. Form my research there are two types, I just used a paper gasket and some rtv. Hopefully it doesn't leak.

https://preview.ibb.co/h8fNQG/20171201_180622.jpg

Front tin and pulley back on

https://preview.ibb.co/kvsK5G/20171201_180607.jpg

Modified the fan shroud

https://preview.ibb.co/iMH2QG/20171128_162311.jpg

Pistons, J-tubes, pushrod tubes arrived and waiting

https://preview.ibb.co/cvnmkG/20171201_180551.jpg
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posted on December 5th, 2017 at 10:45 PM



Valves lapped

https://preview.ibb.co/d00Lzb/20171204_174544.jpg

Installed

https://preview.ibb.co/cMiOKb/20171204_203858.jpg

Pistons installed

https://preview.ibb.co/mRAEQG/20171204_223320.jpg

Heads

https://preview.ibb.co/e4ag5G/20171205_001607.jpg

Rockers fitted and gapped

https://preview.ibb.co/hEcTkG/20171205_181422.jpg

Few other bits and pieces back on so I don't lose them. Hopefully this thing runs.


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posted on December 9th, 2017 at 04:04 AM



It actually runs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=391Kw6GLIvI

Only issue is a leaking valve cover so I'm happy.
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posted on December 9th, 2017 at 07:56 AM



Sweet

cant wait for you to start the body




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posted on December 11th, 2017 at 02:34 PM



I have a fair bit of body work to do on it so I'm just slowly building the motivation to start. Rust repair and paint are my least favorite things to do.

I'm planning to start from the rear and slowly work toward the front.

https://preview.ibb.co/ekzGUb/20171211_132801.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/kwVUhw/20171211_132823.jpg

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https://preview.ibb.co/nDPuFG/20171211_133102.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/mrObUb/20171211_133052.jpg

This is the colour scheme I want to go with. I will use red oxide for the body and flat black for the fenders. I'm still going for a rat look as well.

https://preview.ibb.co/gLrPFG/beetle_colour_scheme.jpg
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posted on December 12th, 2017 at 07:22 PM



Great Job So Far. Looking forward to following the rest of your build.



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posted on December 18th, 2017 at 08:32 PM



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Great Job So Far. Looking forward to following the rest of your build.


Thanks


I did start with the rust repairs. I'm not being too fussy with this body, If I find a better one in the future I will swap it out.

https://preview.ibb.co/fRDaX6/20171217_135622.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/hHTW5R/20171217_180410.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/ePdykR/20171217_181125.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/cQGZQR/20171217_181113.jpg

I did purchase an expensive new mig welder setup recently but having to clean up the metal and use a lot of shielding gas got annoying quick. The old flux core doesn't care if there is rust or paint, just like a hot glue gun. But with metal.




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posted on December 24th, 2017 at 09:07 PM



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https://preview.ibb.co/iEYwvR/20171224_181619.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/dggzFR/20171224_181658.jpg

The amount of rat poo and rust that just falls out of this car is pretty amazing.

https://preview.ibb.co/e4dqN6/20171224_181809.jpg
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posted on April 1st, 2018 at 08:54 PM



Got the roof out of the way and primed, had some bare metal spots starting to rust so etch primed those spots and a coat of primer surfacer.

https://preview.ibb.co/b5xJaS/20180401_162900.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/fBY8aS/20180401_162839.jpg

Found an old can of spray putty that was a very close colour match too

https://preview.ibb.co/jD8Vpn/20180401_162816.jpg

After I removed the heater pipe going to the heater channel there was noticeably more flex in the body, so I cut a new piece of fence tube. I think it's overkill but I had quite a bit of it.

https://preview.ibb.co/jGTVpn/20180401_163155.jpg
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posted on May 28th, 2018 at 12:22 PM



Looks good..any updates??
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posted on June 3rd, 2018 at 12:47 PM



Thanks, not yet. I'm busy with work at the moment and it is too cold to work outside so I will get back into it when things warm up again.
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posted on October 31st, 2018 at 10:30 PM



Started some work on the hanging panels, going to be painting it in red oxide.

https://preview.ibb.co/kiv6k0/20181023-191202.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gmPJXf/20181028-172300-HDR.jpg

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posted on December 2nd, 2018 at 09:17 PM



Another fender done

https://i.ibb.co/bPr6X6R/20181126-181748.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/z60B73k/20181128-160715.jpg

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