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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by vw57drvr on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:49 am

My 2 cents from experience. The urethane tranny mounts are horrible. The dont last very long. They will crack, and the vibration they transfer is annoying. For the front beam, you dont have a lot of choice unless you narrow from the center. They arent too bad if you do it right. Drill a hole in them where the grease fitting is so you can get the grease is good. They will still stiffen the front end some. They just dont settle like the original bearings.
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:08 am

Not much progress tonight. Cleaned the shop, vacuumed and dusted. I like a clean work area. I did get the rear backing plates made up, shoes on, springs and e-brake lever.

Tomorrow will be a big day, I hope to get up early and get at it. Lot of stuff to paint and assemble. Wish me luck. I'll post more pics!
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:01 am

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Geek bug up and running. This is the second bug I've seen you put together and man I got a project I'm going to give you the job lol! lol! if your up for it. Just tell me how much.
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 pm

Well I'm beat, it's been a long day. I started around 8:30 this morning and I just got out of the shower.

I started assembly around 11:30 with this...




These 215/65R15's are close to the trailing arm. The Bump stop is not an issue yet, when I stand on the pan at the back this clearance actually gets larger.




I got all the tie rods cut and welded also. The front suspension went together nicely, I got lucky on the dipples in the torsion leafs. I put the leafs in and the arms and marked them. I set the alignment as close as I could for now.










I didn't get to the brake lines, I'm hoping to do that tomorrow. Maybe later I can sit the body on the pan and see how she looks.


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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by fluxcap on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:06 pm

Looking good man!

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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by zabo on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:17 pm

yes it does
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:05 pm

Your my HERO BROTHER lol! lol!
man your doing a great job. Can I help can I at least wash it when your done PLS!!!! I want to be part of the project can I lol!
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Post by 63buggin on Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:24 pm

bob looking great i may want to get with about the front end alignment on mine Ive got questions on the spacers keep up the work though looking great
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:50 pm

Thanks for all your kind words guys, I'm beat and I need a weekend to rest now!

Today I got the brake lines installed and I pumped fluid in them and then bled them all by myself. It was not easy but a bungee cord served as my person pumping. I adjusted the brakes and the brakes are finished. I didn't get the body on the pan I still have to install a fuel line. I'm going to try to push one through the manual choke tube that is empty!!

At least it is a roller now.
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Post by 63buggin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:28 pm

Bob if need need me i will help with the body to pan just let me know Randy
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by Bugman114 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:35 pm

Very awsome. looking good. i better get goin on that engine case. the cylinders have been soaking in a mixture of WD-40 and PB for several months so it better move, lol.
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:54 am

Damn Bob! How the hell do you get such quality work done so quick?
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:55 am

bumblebuggy wrote:Damn Bob! How the hell do you get such quality work done so quick?

Cause he's the ZIN MASTER BOB!!!!! He's my hero LOL!!!!
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:37 pm

Glenn, I don't take smoke breaks! Beer breaks every now and then! Laughing drunken

I noticed last night that I have a few bolts broken off in the heater channells so I'll have to drill and tap those suckers before droppin the body! Dang it!!!
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by fluxcap on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:18 pm

rpm750 wrote:
I noticed last night that I have a few bolts broken off in the heater channells so I'll have to drill and tap those suckers before droppin the body! Dang it!!!

I wouldn't waste my time doing that. I'd just put a drop of Mighty Putty in those places and consider it done. cheers

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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:01 pm

NOT THE MIGHTY PUTTY THING AGAIN lol!
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:01 pm

Body on Pan, this is not a Photoshop Pic...






A 215/65R15 will fit but I want to see where it will sit with an engine in it.


And the front is perfect, 2" narrowed each side. It will settle some and get that fender down on the tire.


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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by fluxcap on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:12 pm

Just a few more nights of work, and you'll have it ready to drive to Mcdonough this weekend! You should have told me you were setting the body on, I could have given you a hand.

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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:27 pm

fluxcap wrote:Just a few more nights of work, and you'll have it ready to drive to Mcdonough this weekend! You should have told me you were setting the body on, I could have given you a hand.

Last minute decision, if I drive it this weekend I'll need to pull the Engine out of O'Bugga, I don't want to do that. I'm going to call Jimmy and see if I can borrow a motor from him. I need a 6v Fly, Disk and PP. I'm running the 6v starter on 12v. I wont have it ready to drive to McDonough. BAP maybe. I think the Tow bar will fit.
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:30 pm

Hey bob I would have came down to help too. Great job tho. So do I still get to wash it lol!!!!
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:31 pm

What's up with the hood?
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by rpm750 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:37 pm

It never was painted, would loved to of seen this car with that patina on it. I've got to paint the inside as well. Once I get everything together I plan on rollin it this way for a while. I'll add stuff along and along, door panels, headliner, and seat covers. I've got enough stuff to piece it together mechanically for now.
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:43 pm

Hey ohbugga got a rack now SWEET DUDE. It really looks nice. I like the racks I never take it off. Good look
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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by fluxcap on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:03 am

rpm750 wrote: I need a 6v Fly, Disk and PP.

I believe I have all these. I'll check at my parents house Wednesday and see what shape they are in.

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Re: '64 Sunroof "Geek"

Post by ponycar25 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:03 pm

It's lookin good can't wait till you've got it running.
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