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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:15 pm

Looking good keep up the work!

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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:23 pm

Thanks the farther along I get the more excited I get to see it finished. bounce
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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:42 pm

Looking good. I want to try my hand at chopping a roof some day.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by ASBug on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:14 am

Do Work 93YJ wrote:ASBug I did have to get into the second roll a little to finish.
I did mine over the weekend, I got it all wrapped, with a 50' roll with lotsa planning and cutting carefully.
I literally have 3 pieces left that measure out at about 4" total.
Note to anyone reading this, this is a BIG pain to do in the car.
Seems to be helping though, I could grab and hold the exhaust for like 1.5 seconds after a 40 minute drive this morning.
It was too hot to hold onto for long, but no burns or blisters.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by BKiller on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:33 am

Chop looks good.
You should just cut out the B Pillars and do one huge opening with no side glass like your avatar!
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:58 am

BKiller wrote:Chop looks good.
You should just cut out the B Pillars and do one huge opening with no side glass like your avatar!
That is what I'm going to do. We just left the B pillar for now to support the middle section until we get it all welded back together.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:02 am

bakertim2 wrote:Looking good. I want to try my hand at chopping a roof some day.
Its not as bad as I thought it would just a lot slower and more tendency then planned.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by BKiller on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:01 pm

Do Work 93YJ wrote:
BKiller wrote:Chop looks good.
You should just cut out the B Pillars and do one huge opening with no side glass like your avatar!
That is what I'm going to do. We just left the B pillar for now to support the middle section until we get it all welded back together.

Awesome!
Can't wait to see it.
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:52 pm

Not much of an update but my ADD kicked in this weekend and I tackled the haunting task of stripping the under coating and grinding down the fender bolt lugs. Glad that's over and ready to start smoothing up.

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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by ASBug on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:01 am

How did you work the area around the beam extension @ the front 1/2 of the gas tank?
Is it open or closed in...
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:20 pm

ASBug wrote:How did you work the area around the beam extension @ the front 1/2 of the gas tank?
Is it open or closed in...
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Its still just open right now. Going to close it in with a removable sheetmetal like platform with sides so I can have a place to hold things. If that makes sense. I have the design in my head just have to put it to metal. Laughing
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by ASBug on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:49 pm

Still Watching your thread for when the Ghia is done....
I am interested in how you will seal up the area under the hood.

Can you take a photo of the beam extender area as is now?
I am interested how you jumped the steering over to the relocated steering box...

Are you going for an airtight seal to keep H2o and air from being forced into the cabin around the gauges and such...
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:47 pm


Yeah I'll get you some pictures this weekend headed to the beach tomorrow. Haven't finished steering yet its getting close had to use 2 steering joints and cut a section of the tank support out.

On this car I'm not to concerned with having it airtight since it want see an awlful lot of driving I'm going to drive it some while in primer and if it acts like a problem I fix it.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:53 pm

My front wheels finally showed up so now I can get the rest of the tires mounted up and thrown on to see how it's going to look.

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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by ASBug on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:21 pm

This guy has filled in around his beam extension.
Looks alot like what your shooting for...
The only problem I have with it is he left the cresents in, shoulda welded them up.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1317522
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:25 pm

Yeah I hope to start on the front sheet metal work soon. Hadn't been able to do anything to it in the last 2 weeks since I went to the beach last week and then got sent out of town this week for work. Hope to put some hours in on it this weekend.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:00 am

With work and vacation I haven't made much progress but I did get the rest of my wheels and tires mounted today and I had to test them out.


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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Grifspop on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Looks good- are you going to cut the post and make one big opening where the windows go?
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Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:37 pm

Grifspop wrote:Looks good- are you going to cut the post and make one big opening where the windows go?
Yes I'm also lengthening the rear window opening to make it flow with the front so it should have a unique look.
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Post by Grifspop on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:43 pm

Do Work 93YJ wrote:
Grifspop wrote:Looks good- are you going to cut the post and make one big opening where the windows go?
Yes I'm also lengthening the rear window opening to make it flow with the front so it should have a unique look.

That's cool- these guys also went pillarless, but didn't chop the top http://retroscenemag.com/post/Billabug-a-Great-UK-Car.aspx
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:23 am

Thats a cool lookin car. I've thought about shaving my drip rails too just not sure if I like the look yet. Kinda looks like a bald guy without them. Very Happy
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by macollins105 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 am

How is the Mutt Bug going? Haven't seen any pictures in awhile.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:28 am

macollins105 wrote:How is the Mutt Bug going? Haven't seen any pictures in awhile.
Slow lately nothing really worthy of posting. Between the heat over the summer and work didn't get that much done. About to start hitting it hard hopefully this weekend since the weather has been so nice. Plan is to have it done by spring got a big show I wanna make in April.
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Re: The Mutt Bug

Post by Do Work 93YJ on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 am

Well finally got back to working on the Mutt. First got the steering mocked up so we could see how everything was going to lay out. Should workout great and even give me my clearance for my fuel cell.


After getting the steering mocked up I pulled all the body bolts and seperated the body from the chassis. I left the body at my Unlces to start metal and body work and took the chassis back to my shop to get the old pans out and start replumbing everything.



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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:48 pm

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