Scott's collection of oddball crap and current projects

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  • John Jones
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    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… 😎

    Vwfool
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    It just takes time, effort and sacrifice.  Doing all of that. Eventually I will get there.

    Vwfool
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    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.

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    Pat K
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    Nice!! Looks like a clean car??

    Still planing on using that other pan?

    We will build it if it comes.

    Rustabus
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    Score!!!!! Dig In!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Vwfool
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    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?

     

    Franz
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    8 spokes should be fine. We don’t drive that hard.

    Steel wheels are better because the bend instead of breaking.

    Vwfool
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    Good point

    Vwfool
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    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

    Franz
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    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.

    Vwfool
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    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 Jones
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    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??  😎

    Vwfool
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    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.

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