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  • Franz
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    Gonna be a great little car. Detailed fuchs, painted Porsche crests, dropped spindles, 2″ narrowed beam.

    How about tire size?? Traditional cal-look would run something like 145 on the front and 195/70 on the rear. That would be a raked look, like drag car style. Lower in the front. We can set the ride height anywhere from 1″ to 4″ with that look.

    Remember Drew’s “blackie” It had 195/65/15 tires all around on a slight lowering job…it had more of a level Porsche road race look.

    John Jones
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    Zack mentioned to me he liked the raked cal look look….ย  ย As far as tires… 145’s up front.. and There are 4 brand new 165’s on the herbie beetle..ย  Maybe we can just run them.. and then he has an extra set of rears too…ย  If we hate the look.. we can change it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see ol Zack cruise down kimball in his 66!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ย I think we should order a stock interior from WW too…ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

    JWDII
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    Zack
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    Every thing sounds good, detailed Fuchs stock interior, I like the way your bug sits Franz… But I don’t want to go quite that lowย  ๐Ÿ™„

     

    unk
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    Every thing sounds good, detailed Fuchs stock interior, I like the way your bug sits Franzโ€ฆ But I donโ€™t want to go quite that low ?

    I drove Franz’s bug last time I was out there and hit the beam on a street valve cover.ย  Almost broke my teeth on the steering wheel.ย ย  That thing is LOW.ย ย  Good call not going that low…..but it does look cool.

    Kid 63
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    yeah! another kcw bug build, alright alright alright!

    John Jones
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    nothing too great to update…. But I did get a few more broken bolts out and tapped… Need to work in front apron area next… all but one bumper bracket bolt hole is fuckered up.. ๐Ÿ™„ย  ๐Ÿ™„ย  ๐Ÿ™„ย  ย and were gonna have full american spec bumpers!

    Kleake
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    ???

    John Jones
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    Spent some time blasting your tin yesterday…ย  it is sooooooooooooooooooooooo greasey….. it’s like blasting mud sometimes..ย  we shoulda cleaned it before I blasted it.. but it’s working out ok..ย  ย after I do some paying work.. I’m gonna finish your tin….ย  Corporate, aka MOM, is degreasing that dirty ass engine… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    I need to get real freakin serious about getting this done… Zack’s gonna be home in like 2 weeks or so.. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ย I’m excited to see his face when he gets here.. ๐Ÿ˜€

     

    John Jones
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    I think she likes to wear my clothes when she gets dirty… :mrgreen:ย  :mrgreen:ย  ๐Ÿ˜ˆย  ๐Ÿ˜ˆย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Corporate
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    Turned out pretty well, for a first timer?????????

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Zack
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    There was an engine under all that grease????

    Lookin’ good, super exited!???

    John Jones
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    Good luck on final zack.. You keep your head in the books.. I’ll keep my head into your project!

    Franz is gonna order your parts this week…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I got all your tin blasted and cleaned up… I also got the battery section of your pan repaired,, I think the welding is done.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rustabus
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    With this Baja talk around the website is this rig still gonna be able to be a nice street cruiser??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

    John Jones
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    With this Baja talk around the website is this rig still gonna be able to be a nice street cruiser??? ? ? ?

    YES!!!!ย  plans have been made… This will be Zacks street cruiser / highway rig….ย  Going to switch his tin to all doghouse.. and heat ofcourse!!!!ย  I want his heat to fucking crank!!!ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ย  If Zacks wants a baja… we’ll just have to build him one.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I guess it’s time to decide what I am gonna do with the outside finish… Buff it up…. or sand and clear?ย  It seems like if I a gonna sand and clear.. I might as well just paint it ruby red and patina it… or spend a few extra hours on it and paint it nice???ย  I didn’t want to do that… we only have about 20 days left to finish this rig..ย  and yes.. I want to be done in 20 days!!! Thats not an option.. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  I have a Vert I need to paint also… ๐Ÿ™„ย  ๐Ÿ™„ย  ๐Ÿ™„ย  ๐Ÿ™„ย  ย so…. I think a buffaroo is probably in the future.. hell Corporate could handle that… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Andym
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    Pretty cool, whole family doing work.

    Do something

    Franz
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    Ordered up a whole pallet of Empi goodness. Fuchs, tires, lug nuts, 2″ beam, tie rods,ย  brakes, headliner, visors, running boards, body rubber.

    John Jones
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    OH man… I gotta dig deep and man up and get this rig doneย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Pile o tin

    Zack
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    Awesome!!! Super excited to drive it!ย ????

    68tintop
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    This is going to be sweet to watch ย this one transfer from a beater backyard bug forgotten for the last 25 years to a kustom built cruiser. Zach the girlz are going to be all over this rig!!

    John Jones
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    I power washed this baby again yesterday… She’s as clean as the power washer can do…ย  ย I think I am done welding.. time to start polishing….ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

    I bet your parts show up today…ย  Chrome fuch’s!ย  and I’ll get em detailed up this weekend.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    John Jones
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    I am impressed with how solid this car is… I don’t see any rust on it… ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    random..ย  My first beetle was a 66 baja….. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ย Thats when corporate and I met… about 31 years or so ago… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    68tintop
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    Yep a solid bug for sure. Nice score but u can’t keep them all?

    John Jones
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    Got it shined up yesterday… and all the fenders back on and shined up also… I’m gonna start in the engine tin today… after my logs, payroll and checkbook… My thursday duties…ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ย Maybe… If I have a stelar day… I can paint it later….ย  I hope.. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    I bet the parts show today.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Zack.. is it kinda fun being a “customer”.. Being able to check in on the progress of your rig…??ย  You can see how the web site keeps the customer informed… first hand.. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Zack
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    It is really interesting being a ‘customer’, makes me think about how up to date customers always are with their builds without any hassle. They don’t have to call you for information or updates. You guys update the site so often they can just check in on the daily and know what is happening. It also is a nice showcase of how well KCW gets shit done!ย  You must have pioneered this concept when KCW and its website first came about in the early 2000’s right?

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