John JonesKeymasterNovember 20, 2018 at 7:29 amPost count: 3653
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: 184
It just takes time, effort and sacrifice. Doing all of that. Eventually I will get there.VwfoolParticipantNovember 26, 2018 at 9:37 pmPost count: 184
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: 519
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: 937
Score!!!!! Dig In!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂VwfoolParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 8:30 pmPost count: 184
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: 1714
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: 184
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: 1714
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: 184
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: 3653
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: 184
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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