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Post by buggin70 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:56 pm

make sure u brace that body up before you cut that heater channel off
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks. I'm picking up some angle iron on the way home from work tomorrow.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by Grifspop on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:27 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Picked up Judy's new heater channel and got to work cleaning off all the body sealant. Hopefully this weekend I'll be welding it in and putting the body back on the pan.

Looks like it should just jump right into place- Hope there's not a lot of adjusting and fitting on this one
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:50 pm

It doesn't look too complicated. Just time consuming.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by sploval53 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:12 am

is that a top and bottom together ?
if so i would try and get some rust prevention or por15 on the inside
the paint thats on um doesnt really hold up well by its self
i had a customer car that had both sides done and in two years it rusted through in a couple of spots from the inside out
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:19 am

sploval53 wrote:is that a top and bottom together ?
if so i would try and get some rust prevention or por15 on the inside
Good call. I hadn't thought of that. I've got a quart of POR15 already. I'll pour some down there and slosh it around before I install it.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by fluxcap on Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:29 am

Good luck with the heater channel install. Looks like it'll be up and driving pretty soon!

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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:09 am

fluxcap wrote:Good luck with the heater channel install. Looks like it'll be up and driving pretty soon!
Thanks. That's my goal. I'd really like to drive her to the Sugar Hill show.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:55 pm

Cut the heater channels out today.Didn't come out in one piece like the video but hey, they're out. hopefully gonna install the new ones tomorrow and drop the body back on the pan.
Anybody wanna come help?
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by Grifspop on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:25 pm

I might try and stop by, got a little work to do on the Dart and the '67

What time are you attacking it?
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:33 pm

Probably start around 10:00 or so. Just give me a call tomorrow.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:36 pm

Got her put back together. Now to just get everything reconnected and hopefully drving her by the weekend.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:58 pm

tried to bleed the brakes but I couldn't get any fluid to the front wheels. The back circuit worked just fine. Master cylinder?
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by Knumb Knucks on Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:26 pm

Most likely. Are soft lines to wheel cylinders old or new? Could be those or wheel cylinder. Most likely master cylinder though. Check see if fluid is in soft lines.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:41 am

Soft lines are new, wheel cylinders are new. To took the hard line for the fornt circuit off at the master and could get it to pumpanything through the master. I'm going to check to see if the input nozzle for the front circuit is clogged. if not I'll replace the master.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:33 pm

Steering question; So when I put the body back on all of the bolt holes seem to line up just fine. However the steering column seems to be about an inch shorter than it was before. I was just going to buy a couple longer bolts to connect it to the steering box but wanted to make sure this wasn't a symptom of a bigger issue.

Brake question: I was online shopping for new master cylinders. i found them anywhere from $120, $95, $49 down to $14. I'd like to be as frugal as possible with this build but what am I sacrificing if I get the $14 one from O'Reileys verses the $120 OG version?

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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by fluxcap on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Did you remove the steering column or the outer column cover tube when you removed the body?

I've always just used the middle of the line $40-50 dollar master cylinders and never had any troubles. Never have used the really cheap ones from the local auto parts place, so I can't speak from experience, but if they are selling it for $14, I can't imagine it would have much quality control built into the price. I'd be a little nervous driving around with one that cheap.

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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Iinstalled and bled 3 of the $14 mastercylinders before I gave up and bought a $50 and no problem since
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:03 am

Thanks guys. You've echoed my suspicions about the $14 models. I'll pick up the $49 one on th eway home today.

Eric, didn't remove the shaft or tube. I just slid the whole thing up a bit.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by fluxcap on Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:11 am

Well, if you have enough room, you can always just slide the outer tube towards the front of the car another inch or so. that should allow the steering column to also move forward an extra inch. Just need to make sure you leave enough room for the turn signal switch and steering wheel to fully seat without bottoming out on the dash.

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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:01 am

fluxcap wrote:Well, if you have enough room, you can always just slide the outer tube towards the front of the car another inch or so. that should allow the steering column to also move forward an extra inch. Just need to make sure you leave enough room for the turn signal switch and steering wheel to fully seat without bottoming out on the dash.
I'll check that out tonight. I didn't intentionally move it but I could have pushed it up when we were putting the body back on. Thanks.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:35 am

Got the clutch adjusted pretty well. Had to run to Lowes and buy a few washers.
Found out my braking problem. The only wheel cylinder that I didn't replaces was leaking. picking up a new one and putting it back together this evening.
Probably gonna have to rebuild the carb. My accelerator pump doesn't seem to be working.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by peregrine67 on Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:55 am

New wheel cylinder installed. now to work on the carb. maybe next week I'll be putting a tag on her and driving her to work.
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by 68beetlebug on Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:22 pm

peregrine67 wrote:New wheel cylinder installed. now to work on the carb. maybe next week I'll be putting a tag on her and driving her to work.
YAY! Your hard work WILL pay off!
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Re: '67 Beetle "Judy"

Post by tronview on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:12 pm

Sweet. Can,t wait to see her on the road.
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