- FranzKeymasterNovember 19, 2018 at 9:00 amPost count: 3212
Perfect! late model off road builds are fun and easy.John JonesKeymasterNovember 20, 2018 at 7:29 amPost count: 6124
Awesome Scott!!! I should come out and help…. 😎
Life is complicated… Chin up big boy!!!!! 😎 Get your shit paid off so you can quit working so damned hard… 😎VwfoolParticipantNovember 20, 2018 at 7:58 amPost count: 266
It just takes time, effort and sacrifice. Doing all of that. Eventually I will get there.VwfoolParticipantNovember 26, 2018 at 9:37 pmPost count: 266
Finally got the 19 year old kid next door to drag the bug out of his mud pit of a front yard. I can’t wait to tear into this. The kid even gave me a running engine ( heads taken off to redo the rings), a single Weber 40 IDF too.Pat KKeymasterNovember 27, 2018 at 5:15 amPost count: 1211
Nice!! Looks like a clean car??
Still planing on using that other pan?
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 6:59 pmPost count: 1812
Score!!!!! Dig In!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂VwfoolParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 8:30 pmPost count: 266
It doesn’t appear to have any collision damage and is rust free from what I can see. It definitely needs the rear apron replaced. The pan is wasted floor wise. So the body is coming off eventually. I think I am going to build the other pan for it and leave the body on the original for now so it can be rolled around and worked on, maybe painted etc. Then transfer it over to the pretty rebuilt pan.
I am thinking about using the 8 spoke rims it has and have them powder coated black.
Is that a good idea or bad to run those 8 spokes for offroad?FranzKeymasterNovember 28, 2018 at 8:53 amPost count: 3212
8 spokes should be fine. We don’t drive that hard.
Steel wheels are better because the bend instead of breaking.VwfoolParticipantNovember 28, 2018 at 9:39 pmPost count: 266
Am I being picky or is it hard to find a straight front beam? I disassembled 5 bug beams (2 link pin and 3 ball joint) I had kicking around here and everyone of them was bent. Any ideas where I can find an original German ball joint beam that isn’t bent to hell? Or is it better to just get a new beam? Wasn’t sure if the new ones are very strongFranzKeymasterNovember 29, 2018 at 8:53 amPost count: 3212
The new puma beams are great. Especially because they are one piece. The tube is slotted for the adjuster rather than being cut/welded in.VwfoolParticipantNovember 29, 2018 at 9:28 pmPost count: 266
Who sells the new Puma beams? I have a guy locally that has a stock one I am going to look at this weekend. Hopefully it is straight.
Does anyone one have any experience using the radiused ball joints? I used a set many moons ago for a lowered street car but wasn’t sure how well they hold up offroad.John JonesKeymasterNovember 30, 2018 at 6:43 amPost count: 6124
Am I being picky or is it hard to find a straight front beam? I disassembled 5 bug beams (2 link pin and 3 ball joint) I had kicking around here and everyone of them was bent. Any ideas where I can find an original German ball joint beam that isn’t bent to hell? Or is it better to just get a new beam? Wasn’t sure if the new ones are very strong
damn son… all bent… bummer… 😎 Your not gonna do 12″ over beam?? 😎VwfoolParticipantNovember 30, 2018 at 7:38 pmPost count: 266
I am going with a class 11 style poser car. I am building it to run forest roads and such out here, and for the unsanctioned Franz Off-road Run. Just don’t want to be the guy that breaks down. Trying to build this once and build it well enough to take some beating without breaking the bank. All in fun.VwfoolParticipantJanuary 27, 2019 at 9:32 pmPost count: 266
Damn near two months since I posted last……frick. Family stuff, work and dumb entrepreneurial ideas have kept me busy with little time for my car stuff. 6 months ago I had an ingenious idea to attempt to be deemed a farm property (a huge break on my property taxes). I got a hair up my ass to plant apple trees, cherry bushes and start a Christmas tree farm. Like I know dick about any of the above. So I have been clearing the property of black berry bushes, crappy dying pine trees and misc bushes. I am nearly done prepping the ground, hopefully this week I will be ready to plant the 100 Noble Fir saplings I have coming. Anyone else on here grow Christmas trees? I have so much to learn.
I finally got the title for my ’73 bug build so I started ordering parts with what little cash I have.
Last week I made a quickly road trip to New Mexico to see my Grandpa turn 100. As a bonus I happened to be coming thru Las Vegas on my way home and brought my ’58 Ghia back that my brother has owned for the last 10-12 years. I bought it a while ago, just didn’t have the motivation to go get it until this great reason for a road trip. I believe it is numbers matching car. My brother got it from the original owners family years ago. It is lowered up front with one of Andy’s narrowed tax return special beams and original Randar’s that Randee did special for my brother in all black except the spokes. Of course it snowed like crazy from Reno and through Northern California but made it home in one piece.
Hopefully I can stay motivated and update my thread more than once every two months.cookiemonster131ParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 4:16 amPost count: 135
That low light is killervolksaddictParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:27 amPost count: 557
Nice! another lowlight in the gang. Bonus props for the 36er powerplant 🙂
I drove a flat black 58 ghia in high school… 36 years ago!alykatParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:55 amPost count: 404
Gotta love towing in the winter…..during storms.PeteParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 7:02 amPost count: 829
Nice LL, Scott! It’s got a killer look.
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