'69 Deluxe Baywindow

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'69 Deluxe Baywindow

Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:49 pm

Picked up this '69 Deluxe last weekend.

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Made a jig and built a 6" Linkpin beam for it this week:

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Went and got my tires mounted yesterday

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Got it in the garage tonight and pulled the front end out. Jacked up one of the wheels to see how it's gonna look

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Needs a little bit of metal work: front floor, both short rockers, and a couple spots in the cargo floor. Nothing too horrible. Should get pretty much all of my parts in this week...

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Postby JL » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:21 pm

nice. love it.
nice welds on the beam.

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Postby baysarecool » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:56 pm

awsome stuff! looking cool as nails
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Postby Dan-o » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:27 pm

That's gonna be a bad ass bus. Your welds are awesome!

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Postby cookiemonster131 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:54 am

looks pretty cool for a bay
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Postby Glenn A » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:10 am

Great job on the beam . Whats the plan for paint ? Patina ? Are those porta walls they look awesome !
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Postby LOPHAT » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:03 am

Nice!
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Postby hitlersride » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:27 am

Who makes those tires???

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Postby mikejoe » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:06 am

Porta red walls?

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Postby Frankass » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:16 am

Those red lines are "Atlas Rim Rings" (free translation from the german name) and holded in position between the tire and the rim.

Looks totally cool with this wheels. Over here there are some people who think thats not that good for the tire with those rings rubbing on them. Never made any personaly experience with them.

Sick baywindow bus!!!

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Postby cookiemonster131 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:17 am

yeah they are atlas port a walls or rim rings which ever you want to call them. they dont hold up very well nor are they suggested for radials though. they are made for biasplys. they tend to rip at the bead when installed on a radial tire due to much flex.

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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:53 am

Thanks guys, and yes they're ports. I've put tons of miles on white wall ports on both my old 67 and vert and never had a problem with them ripping or putting grooves in the sidewalls. I know several people that have run them too with no problems.

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Postby cookiemonster131 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:25 am

just my experience but i was running them on much heavier cars also. maybe more sidewall flex while drive. either way it looks killer! you gonna take it to the show this weekend?
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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:32 am

Haha I wish, I still have to do all the brakes, pull the motor out, get it running, flush the gas tank and fix the rot...

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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:49 pm

Pulled off the rear bumper and realized the apron was pretty fucked

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So I drilled the spot welds out of the inner structure so I could get in there to beat it out


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Got it fairly decent, then welded the inside back together. It's a lot better now. Not perfect, but most of it's hidden by the bumper anyway

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