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Post by buggin70 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:39 am

but i have a white door lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by vwovalchild on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:59 am

First thing is you need to come get these dollies out of my driveway.
LOL
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:39 pm

im trying eric we just got the ragtop home today

grandpa is super swamped at the shop right now. ill have to rally the troops so we can pick that pan up also lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by vwovalchild on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Just giving you a hard time Kyle. Lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by callahan on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:40 pm

buggin70 wrote:but i have a white door lol

thats what they make paint for
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Post by drewBAKER on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:50 pm

smart ass.
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:01 pm

i dont wanna paint that door

also i found out that my rear wheels are 6.5 inches wide lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:26 am

i took the doors off so i could work on them easier and they were even bolted to the car lol

i need to find the screws for them

i found out my pass side window regulator and outside door handle are toast so now i need to decide if i want to buy new correct door handles with keys or if i want to buy new ice picks and weld up the other small hole
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:14 am

buggin70 wrote:i took the doors off so i could work on them easier and they were even bolted to the car lol

i need to find the screws for them

i found out my pass side window regulator and outside door handle are toast so now i need to decide if i want to buy new correct door handles with keys or if i want to buy new ice picks and weld up the other small hole

IMO keep it with original/period correct handles (but of course that's just how I feel...it's your ride:-)
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Post by zabo on Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:01 am

thos are cool handles on the 60- keep it orig.
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 pm

decided to keep the og style handles

and im going to keep it on the bj/swingaxle pan since it has good pan halfs on it.

so now my next question is should i just keep all drum brakes or should i get a 4 lug drop spindle disk brake kit and just get adapters cause thats cheeper.

the bj dropped disk brake 5 lug kit is about 100 bucks more

discuss! lol
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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:42 pm

My opinion would be spend the extra ben for the wide 5 discs. You'll be a lot happier in the long run.
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:50 pm

buggin70 wrote:decided to keep the og style handles

and im going to keep it on the bj/swingaxle pan since it has good pan halfs on it.

so now my next question is should i just keep all drum brakes or should i get a 4 lug drop spindle disk brake kit and just get adapters cause thats cheeper.

the bj dropped disk brake 5 lug kit is about 100 bucks more

discuss! lol

The 4 lug discs plus the adapters are going to make it wider, I'd go 5 lug discs
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:51 pm

also where is the best place for a wiring harness?
should i get a diff year? for a diff fuse box?

i don't have a fuse box
or any wiring for that matter whats the best route?
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:11 am

Wiring Works looks to be the best, but they're not cheap
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:22 am

buggin70 wrote:also where is the best place for a wiring harness?
should i get a diff year? for a diff fuse box?

i don't have a fuse box
or any wiring for that matter whats the best route?

http://www.kustom1warehouse.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=WIRINGHARNESS%20Bug ($209) plus free shipping!!

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C17-WK-113-1960 ($246)

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=113971011B ($234)
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by johnvalkennedy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:59 am

buggin70 wrote:decided to keep the og style handles

and im going to keep it on the bj/swingaxle pan since it has good pan halfs on it.

so now my next question is should i just keep all drum brakes or should i get a 4 lug drop spindle disk brake kit and just get adapters cause thats cheeper.

the bj dropped disk brake 5 lug kit is about 100 bucks more

discuss! lol

http://carcraftstore.com/dropspindleftdiscbrakekitforwide5205.aspx
$350
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:31 am

i think im going to go with the one from kustom1warehouse

unless someone has a quality one thats complete around here
ill prob have to go to lindys and see
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by Knumb Knucks on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Make sure you paint all the glass black too.
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by Knumb Knucks on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:32 pm

You should name it Kingsford too if your goin all black Razz
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:13 pm

ran the pan vin and fount out its a 66 pan.

so now i know what to order for brake parts.

im doing little odds and ends untill christmas when i get some stuff for it.

and hopefully i can move it back to the shop soon so ill have every tool ever needed lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:36 am

does anyone know what the hole in the middle is? this car has the accessory washer squirters so was that the control for it? or just a whole in my dash i need to weld up now
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by zabo on Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:39 am

usually was for lighter
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by buggin70 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:37 am

I was going to put a lighter so ill see if it fits there lol
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Re: Gertrude the 1960 ragtop

Post by Bugman114 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:18 pm

Any auto parts store sells almost the exact same lighter outlet as the origional. the little cheap one that has the chrome L bracket. Of course the aftermarket one isn't as heavy or well constructed, but it workes better then my old shorted out one, lol. just unscrew the outside of the lighter, remove the bracket, and put it thru the hole. I'm running a 200W heater and GPS from it at the same time, so they can take a good bit of current.
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