Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby cookiemonster131 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 pm

subaru and get the man with the SUPER plan to come help
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Matt Faulkner » Mon May 25, 2015 8:17 pm

That is a definite plus toward going the Subaru route. Our very own Andy has mad skillz and experience in that dept!!!
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby andym » Mon May 25, 2015 8:23 pm

Very nice Matt!!!!!! The lower arms look great, your building a pretty nice super!

Pick whatever motor you want, but we all know my personal choice!!! I'd be happy to come out and help with the subi swap. Take the car to KCW, then it can get tag teamed, some body and paint, subi. Plus they have all the tools we need! I'll drive my super anywhere!

I'm unemployed so it's a perfect time for me!!!
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby dirie1 » Mon May 25, 2015 9:03 pm

andym wrote:Very nice Matt!!!!!! The lower arms look great, your building a pretty nice super!

Pick whatever motor you want, but we all know my personal choice!!! I'd be happy to come out and help with the subi swap. Take the car to KCW, then it can get tag teamed, some body and paint, subi. Plus they have all the tools we need! I'll drive my super anywhere!

I'm unemployed so it's a perfect time for me!!!


Hell yah Matt.....you know 1st hand that shit gets done there Wink

Andy, bummer that you are unemployed now......you hits talents bro
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Pat K » Tue May 26, 2015 4:28 am

Looking good Matt... =D> =D> =D> ...Subi... :-$ :-$ :-$ Smile Smile Smile

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby michaelth » Tue May 26, 2015 11:01 am

=D> Subaru engine and transmission!! \:D/
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Matt Faulkner » Wed May 27, 2015 7:40 pm

Wow overwhelming subi support here! There is definitely a lot of appeal to that. I love how Andy can drive his at 90mph for as long as he feels like. Sorry to hear you're unemployed Andy. I wish ya luck on a speedy job hunt!

I still gotta think of a certain plan for this thing. I think I'm gonna jump over to the Porsche for a while and progress on that!
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby andym » Wed May 27, 2015 8:00 pm

Spill the beans man!!! Don't hold out, let's hear it and let us/everyone else tell you how to build it!!!

I got a job again, only jobless for 2 days. I went to a machine/fab/balancing shop next town over... I haven't missed a step. Now I have access to a car lift, and a bunch of different new tools, badass lathes, welder, 10' brake... Life's good!!!! If your good at a certin job, you'll be picked up somewhere else!

Sorry for the high jack Matt!
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby andym » Wed May 27, 2015 8:05 pm

How much does a set of your lower arms cost?
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Matt Faulkner » Thu May 28, 2015 5:31 am

Glad ya found a job so quick Andy, and with good side benefits too!

I'm honestly not sure on the control arms...they took way more time to make than I would've ever thought. Every part was turned on a manual lathe, so I've got to figure out how to make them more economically if I'm gonna sell them. I'd love to help ya out though. I'll post drawings if you've got access to a lathe, and would like to make some. Also, maybe if one of you guys has access to an NC lathe, we could run a few sets of them, and they'd be way cheaper. I'm open to ideas!
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby andym » Thu May 28, 2015 6:28 am

My only question is that stud for the spindle.. How's that held in place to the heim joint? Rest of the arm isn't rocket science, just that stud is my question.. Threaded/bolted on the backside with a flat washer holding it in that heim joint?
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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Matt Faulkner » Thu May 28, 2015 9:32 pm

No prob Andy...I gotcha covered! 3/4" ID Heim with a 3/8-24 bolt. I machined a stepped bushing/washer to go under the ball joint.

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby john jones » Fri May 29, 2015 6:53 am

it is soooooo not fair the technology Matt has to play with... I got a stick and hammer.. he has autocad.. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
I feel like a campfire in the rain.. :-&

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby rustabus » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:49 pm

Is this all back burner cuz you are a fancy Porcha guy?????!!!!!! :-$ Wink Smile

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Re: Matt's '71 SuperBeetle

Postby Matt Faulkner » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:39 am

Yeah Rusty total back burner style these days. She's looking good chillin out in front of my house though!!!

John I know it's not fair. Technology is really cool no doubt, as long as it doesn't take away ones creativity or ability to make something without it. It seems that is too often the case these days. You guys never cease to impress me with the things you create with the tools you have. That's way more impressive than anything made by a $1,000,000 machine. =D>
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