1971 Baywindow school project (TDI conversion)

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Postby slammed and shiny » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:51 pm

i wish i had that class. that looks fun!
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Postby ShopTeacher » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:22 am

Thanks guys, I try to let the students have as much to say as I do about what we do. Really I have as much fun going to those classes as they do. \:D/
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Fixing the Floor!!!!

Postby ShopTeacher » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:15 pm

The van had a bad front floor so we had taken it out early in the project. We later found out that no one made a complete replacement floor pan. We were beginning to think we would have to fabricate it from scratch. One day I was reading through a forum and found a guy in Columbia, South American making VW parts, and amazingly he makes a complete floor pan. We ordered one and got it pretty fast. It fits perfect! These pictures are a dry fit, not welded yet, but I'll post some more pictures when it done. We also got our front beam from Nate (looks and fits great). Hopefully our wheels will fit better now!

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Custom Electrical Compartment

Postby ShopTeacher » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:23 pm

We need a location to house the ECU, Fuse Panel and Electronic Ignition System so we decided to make use of the hole left by removing the spare tire pit. We started by making a cardboard model them build it out 8th inch aluminum. We just need to trim the top and add the hinges.

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Help Flipping the Van!!!!

Postby ShopTeacher » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:52 pm

In the first stages we flipped the van onto some large tires to do some work on the bottom. Now we don't have the beam and rear-end under it and would like to finish and paint the underside. We are adding a plate under the whole van to increase airflow so we need to access the whole thing uninhibited. We're looking for some ideas on how to turn the whole thing on its side. We like the KCW rack but it does allow us to work on the whole bottom. The other rack is nice but how to attach it.

Any great ideas???????

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simple rack

Postby hubcap » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:16 pm

Hi,

excellent work, and no doubt inspirational to the kids.

A friend of mine has a rack based around JJ's one but it doesn't have the front to rear sections on the base, rather 2 separate units. making it much easier to access the underside.

He has used it quite a lot with good results no bending etc

good luck
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Re: simple rack

Postby ShopTeacher » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:13 pm

hubcap wrote:Hi,

excellent work, and no doubt inspirational to the kids.

A friend of mine has a rack based around JJ's one but it doesn't have the front to rear sections on the base, rather 2 separate units. making it much easier to access the underside.

He has used it quite a lot with good results no bending etc

good luck


Hey Hub Cap, where does he attach his rack to the rig?? Do you think you could get some pictures??
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Engine is Mounted!!!!

Postby ShopTeacher » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:19 pm

Getting the engine mounts just right was a little difficult but it is in and as perfect as it going to get. The hard part was building a mount that would clear the turbo intake but still be robust enough to take the weight. Jay did a great job of building this thing!!!!! =D>

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Postby Tuned Perfection » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Nice to see this thing coming together. Good job! =D>
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Postby slammed and shiny » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:01 pm

lay it down on an old mattress.
Franz wrote:.that late model shit is for late models.
Broken glass and a broken jaw.

Lies are told in a southern drawl.

Poor-house poverty's your schtick.

The real thing would kill you quick.


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