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VwfoolParticipantFebruary 19, 2019 at 11:15 amPost count: 927VwfoolParticipantFebruary 17, 2019 at 1:53 pmPost count: 927VwfoolParticipantFebruary 16, 2019 at 11:15 pmPost count: 927
Dumb question here. What year steering column and what type of steering wheel are you running in this car? I pulled the one out of my ‘73 and was hoping to just put in an early column to clean up the look of everything but the mounts are way different. Just curiousVwfoolParticipantFebruary 9, 2019 at 10:31 amPost count: 927
That’s what the mini single cab is for, a Christmas Tree farm write offVwfoolParticipantFebruary 8, 2019 at 10:59 amPost count: 927
Thanks guys for the input. I was worried about blasting it and rushing to get it home so it won’t rust plus the finger prints etc.
I am not worried about the rhino liner being heavy as my fat ass will keep this thing from ever being light.
I started thinking about sealing around windows, handles and the door hinges would make a rhino liner a pain in the ass.
Guess I will just sand it, paint it and see what happens.
Thanks for the info on the rack FranzVwfoolParticipantFebruary 7, 2019 at 8:48 pmPost count: 927
In between my recent farming ambitions and working a lot I have been chipping away at my Class 11 Poser. I have managed to strip most of the car (wiring, interior crap etc.). Now I am looking at a fairly straight, very little rust shell with what looks like 2 coats of paint over the original factory yellow. Here is my dilemma:
1. Just paint over the crap paint, fix what dings and dents my dumbass probably won’t fix but probably make worse, then just coat the whole thing in a single stage paint and call it good.
2. Strip it down via sand blasting or other media, do some shitty Scott body work and paint it
3. Strip it via media blasting, paint it and then use a tinted spray on bed liner like Raptor for the whole outside
I am currently leaning towards option #3. That way any crappy previous paint is gone so it won’t mess up whatever outstanding work I perform. Plus I think the bed liner might make things more durable in the long run as I plan to use this on forest roads etc around here. I am planning to pull the body off the pan to do it up too since this thing is getting at least a passenger side pan half done and lots of new parts.
Biggest hiccup I am currently having is finding a place near me that will blast it. Closest I have found is a couple hours drive one way. I saw somewhere that Franz or John mentioned the dustless blasting wasn’t that great.
I know some of you will probably think painting an offroad car is dumb. I just figure if I am sinking money into this many new parts and time I should make it look better than it does now.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
I also want to build a roof rack for this before it gets painted or otherwise. What kind of tubing bender and material do you use Franz for your custom rack builds I have seen in the past?VwfoolParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 9:54 pmPost count: 927VwfoolParticipantJanuary 28, 2019 at 8:16 amPost count: 927
My daughter is never getting this car. She has her 2001 Nissan my parents gave her that I have dubbed the shit box (3 of the 4 windows don’t roll down among other things 😂).
My brother was wanting to sell the last VW he owns. He has had it for over a decade and it hasn’t run in at least 8 or 9 years. Just sat in his garage. So we came to a deal on it. I honestly have no clue if I can fit in it. I have never sat in it. I have never owned a low light so I figured what the hell, worst case I can sell it. I really wanted the Randar wheels too.
Christmas tree farming is probably a dumb idea but if it cuts my property taxes down substantially and once they hit maturity I can make a couple thousand $’s a year for car parts, win win. The goal is to plant 100 trees a year. I love making more work for myselfVwfoolParticipantJanuary 27, 2019 at 9:32 pmPost count: 927
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.VwfoolParticipantJanuary 27, 2019 at 9:11 pmPost count: 927
I dropped the price to $3500.
Someone needs this more than I do.VwfoolParticipantJanuary 27, 2019 at 8:56 pmPost count: 927VwfoolParticipantJanuary 7, 2019 at 11:01 pmPost count: 927VwfoolParticipantDecember 29, 2018 at 7:34 pmPost count: 927
I am heading to Las Vegas for a family thing but can deliver it to southern Oregon, way Northern California, Reno or Las Vegas. I am making the trip Jan 11th if anyone is interested.VwfoolParticipantDecember 27, 2018 at 10:31 pmPost count: 927