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  • Franz
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    Hey Mike, we can do that Porsche look no problem. You’re cool with ditching the puma shroud then?

    I think we touched on mechanicals briefly, but lets make sure we’re all on the same page.

    -transaxle smelled like burned oil…we should probably go through it, and rebuild the RGB with new bearings…but what gear ratios? I like .089 beetle 4th gear better than over-driver bus .082 4th….but if we do that, the ring and pinion needs to go up to a 3.88 or a 3.44.

    – Engine, we would usually go with a “baby tractor” 1914cc, fully dressed with heater boxes, sidewinder, and dual IDF webers. Painter’s Grinding in Denver build’s the long block out of your core with orignal case, crank, rods, heads, rockers, and flywheel. They upgrade the rockers to solid shaft w/swivel feet. Engle 110 cam, 8 :1 compression, balance and full-flow…..good simple reliable power.

    Suspension fully rebuilt to stock height with disc brakes. We could install adjusters on the beam…but I don’t think they are necessary. Stock shocks or fancy bilstiens? Stock 15″ bus whees with 215/75 BFG all terrain tires?

    RSP3
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    That engine looks fantastic, great color combo.

    John Jones
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    Chris is getting down parts to blast… and a few parts we ordered came in too….  Getter done…. 😎 😎

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    JWDII
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    Hooray for all the progress!!

    Pat K
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    Started back on this yesterday afternoon.  Fit and burned in front center section.  Will have everything on bottom side done today. 3A4387F1-C509-4792-9B0F-9FC3EFBE85DF

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    I feel like its time to get the core engine and trans stripped down, loaded on a pallet, and on the way to Painter’s Grinding.

    John Jones
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    getting torn down to the tunnel on the tranny and long block to pallet and ship over to painters..  Pats getting the bottom side stuff in, center sections heat tube and any misc repairs that might be needed…. I forsee this heading to the blast booth soon… 😎  For it’s last bit of abrasive cleaning!!!

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    Pat K
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    Picked at the bottom side today. Random hacks fixed.83B061DC-5120-436E-B570-E450AF392F826B557B6A-0132-4109-9413-5F9E12FEEECB46706CA5-B717-4ED4-B25E-26E8A78B8294

    Driver jack points in.E5C3AF36-9C9B-4055-8B98-0295B4427AD8ECD6E7A6-46D6-48B9-820B-0DBE5E1D4AE0

    Frame was bent up in a few spots. This one was the worst.DBC4E67E-E8F0-422C-82AC-9D693ED2B61A0AD4DF8D-3AA3-4120-8428-2F522B5CCBF550584374-36CE-42E8-A6EF-FB4F9C9A9380

    Trans cradle needed a good bit of love.E263F7B7-7E6F-4F3F-8455-2D7891C8A0D53E0EC569-7238-48A2-8D98-6D362DD0EBE2

    Final repair to driver rear frame form accident damage.CE41ADDF-F37E-46D8-9F27-A706B3BBD97240069B7E-E0AB-4305-A201-ECD270426CAC

    One of a few random holes that had to be dealt with.D2BCBA9C-6263-42E3-B898-D2CDC3EDB4EB

    Heat tubes and rear center section all in. Bottom side done!!BF0B0A06-43DD-4B52-9A1E-75887048C1C888F2D1A5-CD13-4894-81EF-08723ED5970ECC7D93BD-0778-42F0-90AA-10EF955D95D029D86887-8260-4F26-8F63-55872508C8BB

    Back upright. Found a small section of driver a-pillar seal channel that had to be taken care of. B99BD0D0-8EEB-440A-BED9-D72DD9FB2E2A62DC27D3-0F76-4856-8127-5B334CCF2035

    Rear floor fits in the morning. Then out to the blast booth.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Really Good Job Pat!,.. 👏👏👏👍

    mdubg
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    Hey Mike, we can do that Porsche look no problem. You’re cool with ditching the puma shroud then? I think we touched on mechanicals briefly, but lets make sure we’re all on the same page. -transaxle smelled like burned oil…we should probably go through it, and rebuild the RGB with new bearings…but what gear ratios? I like .089 beetle 4th gear better than over-driver bus .082 4th….but if we do that, the ring and pinion needs to go up to a 3.88 or a 3.44. – Engine, we would usually go with a “baby tractor” 1914cc, fully dressed with heater boxes, sidewinder, and dual IDF webers. Painter’s Grinding in Denver build’s the long block out of your core with orignal case, crank, rods, heads, rockers, and flywheel. They upgrade the rockers to solid shaft w/swivel feet. Engle 110 cam, 8 :1 compression, balance and full-flow…..good simple reliable power. Suspension fully rebuilt to stock height with disc brakes. We could install adjusters on the beam…but I don’t think they are necessary. Stock shocks or fancy bilstiens? Stock 15″ bus whees with 215/75 BFG all terrain tires?

    Amazing progress gentlemen!

    Hey Franz, I’m ok with ditching the Puma.  John mentioned that you’d recommend losing my tins anyway.  I’m sure there is someone out there that needs a low profile shroud for a 356 replica, Bug, Ghia, or something else with a space challenges.  I might get a few dollars for it by selling it.  Just set it aside.

    Definitely looking for the RGB’s to be rebuilt.  The drivers side had a leak anyway.  As you think it would be a good idea to go through the transaxle, please do it.  I’m going to lean on your expertise for gearing.  This is going to be a flat-land truck (Texas) and will not likely haul anything heavy again., so I’ll go with your reco considering where it will be used.

    Reliable and simple power sounds perfect, so baby tractor is a go.  I noticed you guys typically go for the sidewinder exhaust, what do you think of the Vintage Speed exhausts that have more stock-ish dimensions?

    Suspension rebuilt at stock height (don’t need adjusters) with the front discs I sent sounds just right.  Stock shocks should be fine for where I plan to run the truck.  Assuming the 15’s I sent with the truck can be cleaned up and painted, I’d like to keep those.  BFG?  I like the look, but are they going to be too aggressive for a stock-ish looking rig?

    ColeB
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    Here is a DC with those BFG’s. I Love the look of them.558C666D-2489-45D2-A78C-762DD5665FFB

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 1958

    Cool. Thanks Cole. The BFG all terrains do have aggressive side wall…but the tread pattern is mild, no road noise.

    We can do regular street radial tires too if you’re worried about the look.

    The vintage speed exhausts are nice and quiet. I can install one no problem. You should order one and have it shipped here. We don’t have anything set-up with those guys.

    On the transaxle, I think we should go with the 3.44 ring and pinion with .89 4th. That should get you up to 65-70mph cruising speed.

     

    Pat K
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    Post count: 676

    Fit cargo floors this morning.10D08406-E0C9-4D46-84F3-CFAFC508E8384DE4D843-9190-4F1D-8C2F-C85AE9AC0B7F23AB8713-8D22-4BCA-8962-7183635F3BBF

    I wish Gerson offered a floor with all the plug welds pre punched. Drilling holes now. 88A96BAE-30B6-41FB-A5F8-528D2E5B5251

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Pats kicking ass on this rig…  He’s got almost all the big shit fit that needs to go in when it come in from blasting!!!!  😎

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 676

    Cargo floors, rear cab bulkhead and front bed sections are all ready to go in after blasting. 1B8CD45A-8947-42BF-9958-0C5E0F1E8209DB1183F5-8CCB-4E4D-89AC-78AA4330990F02B6A0E0-9DA9-43DB-BCE0-5AF00AE683B184B7D224-4FE1-45F6-A586-54598B5FD95E

    We will build it if it comes.

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