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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #180 on: April 02, 2017, 04:40:58 AM »
The glove box in and Apoxid it in place a little to early went to test fir the Wiper motor afterwards and dang. Now creative solutions were required lol

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #181 on: April 02, 2017, 04:42:35 AM »
we found a casting flaw at the last min as well. CB Performance was good about it and sent me a replacement.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #182 on: April 02, 2017, 04:44:14 AM »
a few late night calling it quits for a day pictures.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #183 on: April 02, 2017, 04:45:46 AM »
wiring chaos still lots to clean up here

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #184 on: April 02, 2017, 04:47:49 AM »
We Rolled her out on my last day working on her before we had to make ourselves on our way. My Wife was not impressed but very patient and let me live. lol

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #185 on: April 02, 2017, 04:49:27 AM »
gotta get the fron down more or raise the rear preferably get the front down.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #186 on: April 02, 2017, 04:50:54 AM »
Dang wish she was done or could at least hear her run once.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #187 on: April 02, 2017, 07:22:15 AM »
Looks great! Really coming together
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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2017, 11:27:29 AM »
gotta get the fron down more or raise the rear preferably get the front down.
Once assembly is done and your tank is full, the front will be a lot lower than it is now.  I predict you will be raising it a bit.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #189 on: April 02, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
Thanks Bruce and Brian,

Bruce thats what we are hoping for that the front comes down when all the weight is finally in up front. Cause the rear hight is Perfect where it is at. Just has a counter Rake (right now) in the opposite direction it should be if raked lol.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2017, 05:23:58 PM »
looking good
when is the next trip out?
it's getting closer, exciting times

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #191 on: May 08, 2017, 12:24:50 PM »
Looks like i might be able to fly home for a week of turning wrenches at the end of this month beginning of June. I hope it works out and that i Get my goals checked off the list when I'm there.

Thanks for the encouragement

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #192 on: May 10, 2017, 08:13:38 AM »
Can someone help me. I googled my question already but haven't been lucky finding the answer. On the standard beetle can someone tell me the length of the 4 m10 bolts from the floor pan to the body. There are 4 right up front if I remember correctly the rest are all m8 running along the sides. They are Right under the front bulkhead. I'm guessing they are 60-80mm long?

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #193 on: May 10, 2017, 09:19:44 AM »
M10x50 if I remember correctly.

Pretty sure it's N0347784 for the part number.
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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #194 on: May 10, 2017, 10:01:08 AM »
Cool Thanks Dave!!

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #195 on: May 23, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
Flights are booked i'll be there on the first to start wrenching and finishing the wiring etc. Looking forward to a few days away with my youngest in tow. I hope I get as much done as i'd like.

Canada Here We come 1 - 15 of June

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #196 on: July 01, 2017, 04:31:06 PM »
Back home for Canada Day!!

Started bolting on the fenders dang fender beading is no fun. At least its a German kit. Working form one wheel well to the next finishing up all the details hidden under each one so i don't have to remove the Wheels hopefully this trip out. then onto the engine bay to get the TB's buttoned on again so everything is installed before i go crazy on finishing wiring. I want to hear her Prrrrr this time and drive her around the block at least once :-)
In about a week or so I hope to bring her to Geoff's shop again to work out the final issues that i need help with and check everything over. I'll try to keep the posts updated this time around.

Cheers everyone hope you have a great Canada Day

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #197 on: July 02, 2017, 08:17:35 PM »
Changed the front Wheelstuds so it would really be safe to drive. If I could drive her. :-)
- Headlights were a bit of a fight to get the H4 Halo's headlights to fit into the repop housings but got them to work. I will keep my original ones so i can rebuild them when i have time. As they seem to be a way better quality than the repop's that i just installed.
- I need to still change out the calliper bolts and paint the adapters. Then I can bolt the wheels up for the last time.
(Why is metric hardware so hard to get a hold of locally dang. )

I hope to finish up all the fenders tomorrow as well as the running boards, and get those bolts for the calipers.
While im working on the rear fenders get my Taillights installed.
Lots still to do. Wish I had my own shop to work in to do it all.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #198 on: July 02, 2017, 09:30:58 PM »
awesome keep the updates coming

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #199 on: July 04, 2017, 08:41:18 PM »
I'm missing a Gas tank mounting clamp. Three I have, I'm just short one. if someone has  a spare kicking around in their hardware collection and is going to be at Carbs and Coffee I'll buy you a coffee :-) lol and a big thanks.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #200 on: July 27, 2017, 12:02:46 AM »
Thanks Bruce for the Gas tank Clamp and a big thanks to Hans for the replacement Passenger window.

Thanks guys

Cheers Rene

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2017, 02:31:41 AM »
Some updates of the Progress durning my Visit home,

First few days were bolting up fenders and getting lights etc. installed. The H4 Halo headlights that we thought wouldn't work i was able to get installed. I just needed to bend out the spring adjusters on the housings a bit to make room for the headlights. (Aftermarket parts grrr) Quality of some of this knock off stuff is really questionable but the Headlights from Summit were good it was more the replacement housing that made problems.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2017, 06:08:34 AM »
clear signals with amber bulbs and smoked out tail lights. all installed not so impressed with the quality of those aftermarket taillight assemblies.

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Re: "Cutie" a 18 year old project and counting
« Reply #203 on: July 27, 2017, 06:19:24 AM »
My Son snuck out to visit me. Side note working in a parkade is a pain in the ass.

the red doors I won't go to far into detail here. other than to say were the fix on the passenger side to my door issue. the gaps are still tight but the line up 100000 times better. on the drivers side Geoff had to cut and weld the hinges to get it to work 95% better but now they close right. and we decided to stay with the vent windows now instead of converting again to one piece.

so to get that part wrapped up we'll need to repaint the doors to match and do some touch up work here and there.

 

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