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my 59 rebuild
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littleaircooledbro
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: my 59 rebuild Reply with quote

well I'm about 10% into my build so i figured i would start a build log. I started out this project for a daily driver for my daughter. I thought it was a great way to build something simple and slow and to get me back into vw's which i haven't owned since 98. My brother used to own california imports back in the day with Ben and i spent a bit of time in Vancouver at california imports myself.So thats where i cut my knuckles and teeth while working on my own bugs and bus back in the day(usually the rain with Geody laughing at me). I always wanted another bug so i thought it would be a good learning tool on doing some small stuff but i knew i would need to buy a partially finished project for my own car. Well we found a complete and running 59 that needed some rust repair and some love that we picked up for a grand so i thought we were getting off to a great start. Well we got her home ... took the body off and my daughter decided that she would rather have..... a bloody jeep!! ugh Girls. So against my better judgement i decided i would just build my dream car. I have met a few new friends and i still have some old contacts from back in the day, so with the help of triple J's, Mark, Hawthorne, Clay, Geoff, and my brother Geody I am going to rock this out. I feel like Trump in a way... the idiot surrounded by all the smart and talented people!!!! Wish me luck for staying on track and ill keep ya'll posted on whats happening.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what i was hoping to build .... clean and simple


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

work thats been done...


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done... i know it looks awesome right!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a parts car i ripped apart for some brakes


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

My first VW was a 59 bug. Love it!

Good luck on the build! let me know if you need anything.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About effin time Rolling Eyes all those pics are months/a year old....get to work!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason , nice to see the car and the progress you've gone through and what you're up against. Great way to document the project and also a way to see how much you haven't done from the initial goal. J/k. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya its a long hill... as josh keeps reminding me that I'm still in a ditch at the bottom lol.... we will get here though. got the pan painted with epoxy primer and marine enamel grey ... not bad for myself and buddy with a sand blaster and a shop space for a bit... not perfect but I'm certainly proud of doing it myself


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty awesome! You should be dang proud!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mostly just gathering parts right now .... got the rear suspension parts and striped and painted ... also the beam is off to franklins vw Werks to get the adjusters put in ... and the machining for all my 944 brakes.(thanks Marc for the direction on that one) and got my subi case split for the reverse gears and the gear set arrived as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rear arms rebuilt with 944 brakes and axles ... new bearings and seals .. almost ready for the car !!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that Subi transaxle looks like it would mount the engine quite a bit higher.

What sort of modifications are needed for the subi 5 speed? you using that reverse cut R&P from Australia (i think)?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup... I bought the reverse pinion from subarugears.com and the mounts to lower it in the car ... it should sit according to them a little higher but I don't have to cut much metal ... just for the clutch slave cylinder. ill know more when I actually get the trans and engine hung on the pan in a few months. and as far as mods go to car... its just mounts off the frame horns just like a type 1 engine so I don't really have to hack the car up as well ... the only mod to the entire body to run this will be the spare tire well will have to come out ... and its rusty anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you going to cut the trans case to fit the pinion yourself
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan to grind the case out to flip the pinion over as well as fit in a limited slip. I'm also going to cut down the nose cone and assemble the box. Then after she's all together I'll get a trans shop to check all the settings ... I wanted to get someone to do all the work .. a pro .. but I was unable to find such a person to help me out
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