- John JonesKeymasterOctober 4, 2019 at 4:25 pmPost count: 6423JbParticipantOctober 4, 2019 at 5:02 pmPost count: 614
Those small balls are a bitch hahaha I don’t know what you dealing with there but….We been adding some material to top of cup on shift rod with TIG and then profiling it down…only need like 1/8” and keeps all in there good!Pat KKeymasterOctober 7, 2019 at 7:47 amPost count: 1301
Came in Saturday morning and finished up the shifter install. Total pain, but small balls need lots of love.
Parts have been stacking up for this one.
Going to finish the brake system today. Unstuck, blasted and rattle can painted some OG brake hardware. Fresh German rear drums epoxy sealed, paint when dry. Assembling front wheel cylinders now.
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterOctober 15, 2019 at 2:09 pmPost count: 3451
Some re-chromed trinkets arrived this morning.Pat KKeymasterOctober 16, 2019 at 8:57 amPost count: 1301
Patient is on the table. Franz was rounding up engine tin for this yesterday.
Sorry for the delayed post. Update of last weeks progress.
I noticed link pins were missing grease seals. Pulled spindles, checked shims for correct camber, reinstalled and greased.
Front and rear brakes together. Axle boot clamps installed.
Tested and assembled horn.
Bulbs in. Semaphores and headlights in.
Front wheel bearings and drums packed, new seals in.
Starter, bowden tubes, clutch and throttle cables in and lubed.
Ebrake handle was missing the catch pawl. Harvested one from the parts stash. Franz tigged it in. We’re waiting on ebrake cables to arrive for install
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterOctober 19, 2019 at 4:49 pmPost count: 3451
The heart of the engine. vj4br8 55-57 bus distributor…same as a 019. We’re going for a vintage look 1914cc doghouse w/heat. Concept 1 fan shroud with velocity ring and type IV cooler.
Epoxy sealer on the housing and clamp. OG screws.
Original cylinder tins always fit the best.John JonesKeymasterOctober 21, 2019 at 8:24 amPost count: 6423
Cool stuff!!!! I think the engine is all that is left on this rig!!!! And Dr. Franz has it in motion!!!! 😎cookiemonster131ParticipantNovember 6, 2019 at 12:31 pmPost count: 135
I know Cole disappeared it seems but whats the progress on this one that was flying to the finish line?FranzKeymasterNovember 6, 2019 at 8:20 pmPost count: 3451
Yeah speaking of this truck, I got back on the engine today. Cole is a Porsche guy or something now.
I installed a fancy fuel pump, and modified a 6volt backing plate for 12 volt. Going for vintage look.RustabusParticipantNovember 6, 2019 at 9:49 pmPost count: 1893
I’m pretty much all Porch nowadays!!!
Uugh!John JonesKeymasterNovember 7, 2019 at 6:32 amPost count: 6423
I know Cole disappeared it seems but whats the progress on this one that was flying to the finish line?
whats up with ol Cole???? Probably some vagina has him distracted…. The box of power has no limits… 😎 Be strong Cole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had to finish up Tom’s shit and get it outta here… Thats what happened… 😎 Franz is going to be all over it now…. 😎PeteParticipantNovember 7, 2019 at 7:10 amPost count: 880FranzKeymasterNovember 7, 2019 at 7:05 pmPost count: 3451
More engine tin fits and repair. Original lower cyl tin. Empi breast plate and front tin trimmed to 25hp engine bay. Generator big nut from Stoddard. Modified pulleys to look thin lip. Regulator modified to mount on the generator. Double barrel draft tube.
Heater box and exhaust fitment to go.John JonesKeymasterNovember 8, 2019 at 6:16 amPost count: 6423
Getting the old school mods… 😎 By Dr Franz… 😎 Super glad to see Franz back on this one… This is such a cool truck!!!FranzKeymasterNovember 9, 2019 at 7:48 amPost count: 3451
Original heater boxes with big elements always work the best. Cleaned the insides, straitened dents, welded flanges, and modified the outlets to snake around the Wolfsburg (tube type) transaxle cradle.FranzKeymasterNovember 11, 2019 at 8:24 pmPost count: 3451
The tin is looking good. Finalized, blasted, & ready to prep for paint.John JonesKeymasterNovember 13, 2019 at 6:53 amPost count: 6423
Franz was here LATE painting your tin last night!! Dr Franz… The clean shop surgeon!!!! Thanks for being awesome Franz!!! Thanks for always getting it done!!! Thanks for 15 years of dedicated service to the VW industry!!!!! 😎 😎
Random fact for the KCW forums…. Threads were the owner doesn’t post up … are boring 😎
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