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  • Vwfool
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    Still on the fence as to what direction I will go with the buggy.  I still like the idea of link pin and reduction boxes on the full length ’61 pan.  I am picking up a drum to drum link pin this afternoon from a local guy who is throwing in a full length IRS pan with rear arms and brakes for $50. Couldn’t pass that up.

    Rusty if you decide to not butcher the no hop let me know.

     

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    in reply to: all things JJJ’s #3521

    That is a beautiful weld on that rocker.

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: Ben's '58 DD Panel #3515

    It’s amazing what you have done with that bus.  I forgot how damn ugly it was and all the bullet holes.

     

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #3509

    Well it is a lot cheaper than a race car

    Vwfool
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    Yeah I have been researching these Sportsters. Pretty interesting cars overall and so many variations from the plans. I actually got a set of plans with mine.

    In my research the no hop kit helps (but doesn’t completely rid it) keep things from jumping up on hard acceleration. I am not an off-road Kamikaze. Just want low gearing and ground clearance. I have thousands of my miles of forest roads right behind my house to explore, some maintained some not with lots of creeks to cross.   Plus the coastal sand dunes are 40 minutes south of my house.

    I am also probably just going to run one of the two single port motors it came with.

    Rusty, if you’re not wanting to keep your no hop kit let me know

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: 54 camping box #3462

    Damn Franz.  Is there anything you are just shitty at?  Pin striping now.  You are one talented mofo.

    Very nice work on the bus fixes and pin stripe.

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: My 66 Doublecab #3454

    Damn nice metal work.

    Vwfool
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    John, you say you might have some of those Johnson no hops laying around?

     

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: The big GAY bitch #3451

    Let’s not forget, as ugly as it is, it does run.  No brakes outside of the emergency brake but it still goes.

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    Vwfool
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    in reply to: Bikes #3391

    Nice work Holden!

     

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    in reply to: The big GAY bitch #3390

    Hahaha. I just started busting up at the table.  The wife and daughter are wondering why I am giggling.

    Vwfool
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    So after researching these odd little buggies I have found that most were done prior to IRS and some had bus reduction box trans in them. While I was out picking up the car in Washington I found a guy with a stripped, gutted, pan halves removed, backbone of a pan from a ’61 bug with the original bug body tag and matching title.  So I drug it home too.  The reason being this thing is mounted on a shortened ’71 pan which mean I would never fit in it.  These bodies are crazy how everything either rivets or bolts together, no welds.  So all I have to do is unbolt the rocker panels, set the front and rear halves of the body on the new pan and make a new longer rocker that bolts in.  Instant leg room.

    So I figure I will put the word out.  I am looking for whatever adapters they used back in the day to mount a bus reduction box trans in a bug torsion housing.  I know there are Johnson no hop kits that were made but I am having limited luck finding any.  I am sure creative old school off road guys made something.  Franz you always seem to have weird quirky crap laying around or know where to find it.  Got anything?

    This is my inspiration of what I hope to do with mine minus the rake, I want it to sit level

     

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    in reply to: The big GAY bitch #3322

    I think Andy is tired of staring at Subaru motors with all the conversions he is doing and needs a completely ridiculous distraction.  Lucky he has my bus for that.

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: The big GAY bitch #3310

    I just wanted them where they would be if stock. That way when this bitch is done unknowing people will shit talk me for cutting up a 23 window. ?

    Vwfool
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    in reply to: Pauls 60 Single cab #3306

    Looks like a shit ton of work, at least it will have a new lease on life when it leaves KCW

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