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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby scottsain » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:45 pm

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It's not the hair sir. It's that voice of an angel. And that face of a goddess.


Seriously though. Would he have done glass and doors and stuff if y'all had to lift it by hand?
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:05 am

Scott, I've done it all ways. If you have to lift the body with people...The more the better. 4 people can lift a car with fenders, glass, and headliner. As proof by Alan's 56 ragtop we did 10 years ago. Doors can add a lot of weight, but are crucial to bolting the body to the pan. You can distort the shape of the door opening by shimming the rubber pads on the beam and rear shock towers. I like to at least have the door bolted/adjusted to the body so that I can watch door gaps as its tightened to the pan.
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The main reason I like to build the entire shell and pan before combining them is for the ease of assembly. I'm not as young as I used to be. The less bending, twisting, and working on my knees, the better I am. The lifts are a game changer in this department. They make my job easier and faster.

Also, if you look at vintage VW factory pictures, you'll see that is how they did it too. I find myself trying to replicate VW procedures.

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:08 am

Combine the two parts, hook up some wires, a fuel line, install steering, carpet, panels, seats, and done.

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby German Krew » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:14 am

Sick build can't wait to see the stance with everything done.
Are you guys going to dyno this beast when finished?
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby GTV » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:36 am

Franz, when bolting the two together do you do all of the pan bolts first then tighten down the front and rear and watch the door gaps?
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:58 am

The opposite. I install and tighten all of the 10mm bolts first. Beam, heater channel fronts, torsion housing, and shock towers.

Then th 8mm bolts on the panhalfs after the body is bolted down and strait.

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby john jones » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:41 am

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby JWDII » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:46 am

that couple looks like they are made for each other! \:D/
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby andym » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Did they make it together today? Or still fighting it?
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 am

Nope.

I did paint touch up.

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:20 am

Pan gasket going down now.

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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby JWDII » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:33 am

Franz wrote:Pan gasket going down now.


Hell yea! We getting close to the money shot now! good work Franz!
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby Franz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:52 am

Down to one indoor space.
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Glued seams as per factory. Also notice that the wheel well side is left longer for cleaner appearance when assembled.
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby john jones » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:28 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Dans Boosted Oval Rag

Postby michaelth » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:40 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> \:D/
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