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  • Jeremy
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    I’ve been working on this ’59 Single cab for the last few years but been hesitant to post up. Might not be everyone’s flavor but thought someone might find it interesting and I like to watch other peoples projects. Here are a couple of pics of it when I bought it from Greg and Clara in Olympia, WA. After I finished the ’59 beetle I swore I would never buy a rusty car again so what do I do but buy one of the rustiest cars I have ever seen. The lower valance is gone. The floor is gone along with the doglegs, bed, treasure chest, battery box lower rear corners, hacked in vents etc.

    Plan is to fix the rust, lower it and maybe (oh no here we go) Subaru power.

     

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    Jeremy
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    The bulkhead was pretty beat up so I just cut it off to straighten it and will weld it back on later.IMG_20150909_154854IMG_20150909_161609

    Jeremy
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    More shitty phone pics to come later.

    Rustabus
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    Think everyone is scared to comment!!! GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!! Ya only live once!!!:)

    WAY2COOL
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    Nice tyres though !!

     

    KIM
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    John Jones
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    Cool truck…. they are all worth fixing…   But that subi power thing???  not my cup of tea… 😎

    Willy
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    Where is Andy to chime in!?!

    Wren
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    Will be worth it in the end! Must be friends with Craig…..Eh

    volksaddict
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    Looks like my 60 pos. Needs a new everything bodywise.

    Pat K
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    Looks like a very involved project. Stay focused, couple hours a night and weekends youll be done with all that metal work sooner then you think, then it just hours of body work and sanding.

    Plan is to fix the rust, lower it and maybe (oh no here we go) Subaru power.

    Glad to hear you havent dedicated your self to subaru. Theres still hope for you..lol

    We will build it if it comes.

    Jeremy
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    Your right Pat. Couple hours a night.

    Found some more pics.

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    Jeremy
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    My original plan was to go with a 3″ narrowed axles, a 2″ trans raise and a 6″ narrowed beetle torsion housing but after some mach up I realized it was going to be a lot of work and actually tucked the wheels in more than I was hoping. Here’s some more below average quality pic’s.

    Modified a solid mount trans cradle for a 2″ raise. This is just for mach up. Going to run hd rubber mounts when finished.

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    Here’s how close the rim comes to the frame with the narrow axles and beetle torsion tube. 16X8 Fuchs fakes.

     

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    Dropped the box back on to see what it would look like. It’s hard to tell in these pictures but the rim is about 4″ in from the wheel well.

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    So going to go with a short/short pre ’66 axle/tube.

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    Jeremy
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    I had the transmission out one day so I decided to move it outside to clean the garage.  With all the weight in the front end, I was able to pick it up like a wheelbarrow and wheel it outside.

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