Class 11 style 70 Bug

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby Shanman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:54 pm

Looks Awesome!!!

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby xsocalpbx » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:54 pm

What a cool bug, congrats on the build!

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun May 29, 2016 7:43 pm

I scored a set of discs yesterday for $100 off a wrecked Ghia. Got them all cleaned up, painted, and greased. I just finished adjusting the camber and toe in. \:D/ Next I want to add some T3 rear brakes.

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby vwfool » Sun May 29, 2016 8:40 pm

I like what you are doing on this. Simple and fun. Makes me want to do that someday.

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby Pat K » Mon May 30, 2016 11:56 am

Nice score on the brakes...still on daily status?....how often do u strip drums with this set up..... :^o :^o

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Tue May 31, 2016 6:29 am

Pat K wrote:Nice score on the brakes...still on daily status?....how often do u strip drums with this set up..... :^o :^o


Still my daily for the most part unless I have a chore that involves the truck and we are getting into motorcycle weather. Never stripped a drum, I have only seen that on slammed swingaxle cars. Is there something I don't know about?

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:10 am

I scored a great running DP1600 AH longblock today. A buddy at my work pulled it out when he bought a bigger displacement one. It dose not burn oil and not too much end play. I had been bugging him to sell it to me on and off for over a year now with no luck until he saw my run stand. Just a bus bellhousing with a good starter and some old battery cables. I have had it for 15 years or so and the only money I had in it was the starter button I bought at NAPA. He had to have it and offered the longblock to me. I pretty much have everything to make it a turnkey spare or maybe the 1600 single I have in the bug now will be the spare. I'm kind of partial to single ports. \:D/

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby turner-vw » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:26 pm

KILLER RIDE!!! =D> =D> =D>

So the front is cut and turned, what about the rear? Did you just reindex the spring plates? Did you need to do anything else to get the 235's to fit?

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:21 pm

turner-vw wrote:KILLER RIDE!!! =D> =D> =D>

So the front is cut and turned, what about the rear? Did you just reindex the spring plates? Did you need to do anything else to get the 235's to fit?

I notched the spring plates about a 1/4" in then put it up a notch on the inner splines. I also removed the "c" clip on the outer cv joint for added length. In the right rear I removed the charcoal canister, not sure if it would have hit the tire though. On the front I had to beat the pan lip up where the rear edges of the tires touch when fully turned. It also barley rubs the shocks at full turn. I'm going to space the wheels out a tad.

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Got my type 3 brakes cleaned up and painted. I have new shoes, wheel cylinders, and spring hardware coming. I'm taking the drums to work tomorrow and sneak them in the machine shop for a light turning.

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:47 am

The wheel cylinders finally showed up along with the seal kits. Everything is back together and the stance is only about a 1/2" wider on each side. It's back on daily driver status, I was getting spoiled driving the newer F150. [-X

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby GTV » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:11 am

Looks tough! How much room do you have between the tire and spring plate?
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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:57 am

GTV wrote:Looks tough! How much room do you have between the tire and spring plate?


I can go measure it for you but it's not an issue.

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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby GTV » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:03 am

sixfootdan wrote:
GTV wrote:Looks tough! How much room do you have between the tire and spring plate?


I can go measure it for you but it's not an issue.


If/when you get around to it, I was just curious.
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Re: Class 11 style 70 Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:11 am

Started a spare tire mount for the roof with some 3/16"x2" flatbar.

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I made some side mirror mounts that I ended up scrapping so I cut some 1/4" roundbar from them for gutter mounts. The fwd mount attaches with a U bolt to the roof rack.

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Made some clamps.

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I don't have the right size spare yet but I did leave space for a tire up to a 7.00-15 which I may run someday.

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Still have to weld up some bolts the hold the tire down. I'm also thinking about cutting up a 4 way and welding a big nut in the middle that would spin down on to the tire. More to come \:D/


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