- BBWBParticipantJune 19, 2019 at 7:35 pmPost count: 840
^^^Look at that! Could be a frame for one of those new Chinese bodies. That steering wheel will buff out!
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterJune 24, 2019 at 7:10 amPost count: 6735
SAND DUNES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!John JonesKeymasterJune 25, 2019 at 5:48 pmPost count: 6735
Watched more sand dunes video’s today… and it’s making me itch for a SAND SCORCHER II !!! This time, built solely for sand…. but same paint scheme and stickers like the OG one…. See if we can keep it on the wheels… 2 of them anyway…. I’ve been thinking of all kinds of ways to move weight back and loose weight…. It needs to be under 1000 pounds complete…. 😎 and turning brakes for steering…. 😎 😎
I’m thinking about sitting in the back seat, and “swiss cheeseing” the pan so you can see through it.. tunnel and all!!! and move the pedals and steering back…. 😎 aluminum beam, lighten everything, wheelie king… 😎 😎 for about nothing… and be able to pull wheelies with a small motor…. Sounds like fun, and something anyone could throw together with junk…. 😎 😎 CRAZY??? DRill out the torsion housing…. LIGHT LIGHT 😎RustabusParticipantJune 26, 2019 at 6:25 amPost count: 1971
I’ll donate an aluminum beam to the project, you already have a few bodies to choose from and I’ll introduce you to my Buddy in GJ that has an unbelievable VW shop that can do anything start to finish!!!! You’ll be throwing rooster tails of sand in no time!! Yeah!!!! 🙂 🙂John JonesKeymasterJune 26, 2019 at 7:03 amPost count: 6735
You have an aluminum beam laying around??? 😎
I almost pulled the trigger last night…. But my back was feeling better for a change last night… so I thought better of it… 😎 I told Corporate that.. and she asked.. “what constitutes trigger pulled?” I said when I drag it in the shop and start a thread…. then it’s on… 😎 and must be done! 😎
If I drill the holey shit out of everything… maybe I should call it “Holey Moly”8-) 😎 I think this 65 out back is about to give it’s life to my idea… 😎 I was thinking last night…. about drilling patterns into panels… or drill panels according to the body lines.. 3/4 holes everwhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BBWBParticipantJune 26, 2019 at 7:12 amPost count: 840
Carbon fiber door panels, and the regular baja panels in carbon fiber would be lighter than holes in steel. Like the idea of holes in the pan though. Would make sand removal much easier.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.AndymParticipantJune 26, 2019 at 7:48 amPost count: 935
Start with a sand rail and mount a fiberglass body on it?
Anyway a JJ personal project!!!!👍🏻👍🏻
Do somethingJohn JonesKeymasterJune 26, 2019 at 12:31 pmPost count: 6735
Start with a sand rail and mount a fiberglass body on it? Anyway a JJ personal project!!!!
Thought about that… that dumb blue thingy chris brought home would work… But I am going to rob parts from it.. and put the frame on the trailer till it’s valuable…. 😎
It is about time for a personal project around here…and something we have not done.. with out rules…… 😎 😎 Time for some sort of somthin somethin…. I wanna try and build something outta cheap extra stuff… 😎 I am going to be doing lots of cutting… so I think I will keep that nice 65 for a builder project and just rob some shit from out back and use the blue buggy for parts, and the old WAR PIG body…. 😎 …. all free shit… 😎 8-)… soooooooo…. Minus an engine, and sand tires, I think it will be a cheap project….. so when we roll em jumping them…. we won’t feel bad about it…. 😎 😎 cause you know that will happen!!!!!!!! 😎RustabusParticipantJune 26, 2019 at 10:04 pmPost count: 1971
No door panels!!! 🙂 Yeah John, got an aluminum beam from my Uncle like 10 years ago! Think I can track it down in the backyard treasure chest!! 🙂Pat KKeymasterJune 27, 2019 at 7:38 amPost count: 1428
Wheelies are cool!! Going to be fun watching this one come to life.
You should probably only listen to disco music while building a 70s tribute sand car.
We will build it if it comes.Baja MarkParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 12:08 pmPost count: 451
A few Ghia bodies sitting there ready for the sawzall…John JonesKeymasterJune 27, 2019 at 1:27 pmPost count: 6735
ghia’s only look good stock or even better, hammered.. 😎RustabusParticipantJune 28, 2019 at 7:46 amPost count: 1971
Just checked, Yup I’ve got an aluminum beam sitting in the bottom of that parts pile! All yours Buddy!!!! 🙂 Wheelie!!!!RustabusParticipantJune 28, 2019 at 8:14 amPost count: 1971
Dug it out! Wheelie!!!! It’s light as fuck!!!FranzKeymasterJune 28, 2019 at 10:28 amPost count: 3650
Put some shoes on hippie.
badass. chrome arms too.John JonesKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 7:51 amPost count: 6735
I like it Rusty!!!!! Well have to get some mounts for the pan cut out of aluminum I guess…. 😎
I’m still jonesin to hit the dunes.. but I realize it’s probably hotter than hell out there…. 😎
I decided to fix up my current cars before building another one… so I started taking the dually apart this weekend… It’s gonna get a Re-FRESH!!! I’m going to eliminate all the problem area’s…. and these problems came with the truck.. !!!!!! 8-( tailgate keeps cracking..who ever flipped the handle warped the holy hell outta the tail gate… and when it gets flexed by that big ass nitrogen bottle, is cracks… fuck it.. putting a stock tail gate with a regular handle on the outside!!! NO MUD!! Those front fenders… That were cut and this way when I got em.. I tried panel bonding the flares on.. it’s been a fiasco from the start with these fenders… Starting with NEW one’s!!!! and hoping for NO FILLER on em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The hood.. Im not sure what to do with it. but it’s pretty damn custom on the underside.. so I hate to have to do all that over… But I think the big block is making soo much heat, and the engine is right up against the hood…. and no inner insulation on that hood… no room for it!!! so,,,,, anyway.. 😎John JonesKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 11:12 amPost count: 6735
Thanks Andy… I love it… the tear down has slowly begun.. I need to order some parts from LMC.. NEW front fenders are only $80…. 😎 and a roll pan to get rid of the bumper, $90… 😎 I already have a perfect original tail gate I have been saving for this refresh.. I hope this is the last refresh!!!! I’m gonna paint it dove blue again…. Then decide from there.. but probably two tone the truck… I thought about having Ray Drake put me some Flames down it… 😎 I dunno…. 😎
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