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the-jerm
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PostSubject: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 1:50 pm

A call to the TVW community,

Time is lacking at the moment and I need to live my life of wrenching vicariously through you guys. So lets hear what you did to your vdub today! Include pics if you got em.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 6:36 pm

no pics but i pulled my front fenders off and took out my gas tank
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 7:54 pm

Cool! What's the plan for them? Restoration or joining the "Dark Side" I mean rat rod look? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 8:25 pm

replaced my clutch cable and beefed up the pedal stop.
no pics, I don't own a camera, no even on my cell phone
I know, it's sad.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 9:43 pm

I Drove the convertible to the beach in Venice and cruised all over today. Oh yeah, I looked at the oval in the garage. It is still pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 11:10 pm

I'm hookimg up a new air drier on my comperssor so I can do some sand blasting on the bed of the double cab on friday!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/25/2011, 1:11 am

the-jerm wrote:
Cool! What's the plan for them? Restoration or joining the "Dark Side" I mean rat rod look? Laughing

No just pulling apart to do some restore, floor pans, heater channels, among other things
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/25/2011, 9:24 am

Very cool! Are you doing the entire job yourself?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/25/2011, 12:54 pm

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Very cool! Are you doing the entire job yourself?

Im going to try to do as much as i can by myself.. but need more tools .. lol
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/25/2011, 1:04 pm

According to the previous owner of my bug, all you need is some scrap metal, rivets, caulking, and bondo Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/25/2011, 1:05 pm

haha yeh one of my PO liked to do work with a sawzall its crazy what people will do.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/27/2011, 6:01 pm

Progress! Blasted, ospho, etching primer and a couple of coats of hi build primer!

I have to fix a few holes and I'll be ready for the color matched spray on bed liner!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/27/2011, 6:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/27/2011, 11:37 pm

That is coming out sweet. Once it's done like that, you'll only do it once.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/27/2011, 11:38 pm

even prined it looks nice. Graet job on the bed did you do it your self?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/27/2011, 11:54 pm

I put new woodslats on my roof rack. I also had to replace my gas cable. I never Knew it can unwind and snap.lol
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/28/2011, 12:12 am

They can get pretty nasty. The handle and end of the cable on my old '72 broke. I had a pair of vice grips that worked nicely Cool
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/28/2011, 12:29 am

lol
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   2/28/2011, 1:00 am

Chris P. wrote:
even prined it looks nice. Graet job on the bed did you do it your self?


yes!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/1/2011, 1:33 am

nice
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/1/2011, 7:14 pm

Today!
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Used a product called Raptor Nice Stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/2/2011, 5:49 pm

Finished!
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Overall not a bad job to do.

If I wouldn't of had to sandblast I could have done it in a day easy.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/2/2011, 6:16 pm

cheers Looks great! Congrats.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/2/2011, 8:45 pm

Nice job Tom! Looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/2/2011, 10:54 pm

That came out very nice. Professional-like. clap
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/2/2011, 11:52 pm

Great job Tom
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/3/2011, 2:01 am

I still say nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/7/2011, 8:43 pm

wow tom that looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/7/2011, 10:50 pm

thanks guys! I'm going to start on the doglegs after the Lakeland show
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 9:53 am

I was tinkering with some stuff on the oval yesterday. I got the keys made for the shifter lock, and put that all back together. Also put on the rims with the 135's, just to find out that they still rub with disc brakes and drop spindles. So that beam will be coming out next. I am debating on a 2" or 4" narrowed adjustable beam. This also means that I will likely have a full length adjustable (nearly new) beam for sale. So that is what I'm up to.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 4:42 pm

Glad you got some use out of that beam Laughing

How low do you plan on going?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 5:40 pm

Its not about low, its about width. It rubs right now with the beam adjusted all the way up.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 6:16 pm

U B BUGN wrote:
its about width.
That's what she said
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 6:25 pm

I also said:

U B BUGN wrote:
It rubs right now with the beam adjusted all the way up.

Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/9/2011, 7:08 pm

Whoa. Do you let you VWs share the same garage?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/10/2011, 9:36 am

Laughing

Love bugs and a man's fascination with them. I give you the UB BUGN story starring Charlie Sheen (I heard he was available).

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/10/2011, 1:47 pm

"WINNING!....Duh"
Opening Friday At A Theater Near You
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/10/2011, 5:41 pm

How bout Tiger blood DNA
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/13/2011, 11:26 pm

I can actually post something relevant to the topic!

Today, I changed an axle boot and adjusted the other.
I learned this can be done without draining the oil too!

Woot
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/18/2011, 10:48 pm

Here is what I've tinkering with today. Seems that I'm getting paid back for all the mischievous things I did as a kid. I have had to replace my mailbox five times in the last 11 years that I have been at this house. So here is what I came up with.
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Two mailboxes, 16' of re bar, 50lbs of concrete. BRING IT ON! DADDY HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/18/2011, 11:15 pm

I seen a guy do that on an episode of the "Ghost Whisperer". (my wife had it on t.v.). The kid hit the mailbox with the bat and it bounced back and hit his friend in the back seat and killed him.
Nice job on the mailbox though.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/18/2011, 11:22 pm

O M G that will teach them punks.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/18/2011, 11:56 pm

I got a 71 bus/camper. I will be posting som pics when I take them. soon
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/19/2011, 12:22 am

That's not a mail box, it's a medieval mail receptacle.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/19/2011, 9:14 am

I wonder what the mail man thought the first time he opened it?? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/19/2011, 10:29 am

Two mailboxes, $84.00
16' of re bar, $12.00
50lbs of concrete, $10.00....

Knowing that there is not a company out there, that makes a "Batting Glove" thick enough to stop that kind of vibration from shattering a FOREARM....PRICELESS!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/19/2011, 11:42 am

Lol
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/19/2011, 1:07 pm

Laughing

You should really set up a video cam on that mail box o doom!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/22/2011, 10:20 am

I tinkered with replacing my master cylinder so I could drive to the Lakeland show......unfortunately in the process I pressed down on the pedal stop so brake and clutch pedal fell backward onto the floor. This obviously made the clutch cable fall off in the tunnel UUUGGGGHHHHHHH! So Lisa and I were in the garage until 11:45pm playing with this nonsense. The cool part is I was able to grind off the bottom of the bolt for the pedal stop and replace it, thus making it possible to adjust my pedals back to where they should be. Then I found out that the M/C pushrod would need to be adjusted in, since the pedal was now more forward. But that was frozen in place too. Back out with this crap, got the clip off and soaked the brake rod, freed up the nuts and got it adjusted properly. Anyway fun night and lotsa learnin'.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/22/2011, 12:47 pm

Nice!

I actually got some more work done. Gertrude now sports a year correct four tab hood and reconditioned gas tank. Haven't finished mounting the tank yet. Painting the mounting thingies.

Pics soon to come
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