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My 64 bucket

Post by Attack chicken on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:59 pm

New here, just moved down from Chattanooga and this is my bucket. I got it in boxes and has been slowly going back together for the last 8 months or so. There is still a lot to do but time and money is tight right now.


The day it came home.


The OE engine was pulled apart and put together finger tight than sat for 14 years.


After cutting twisting and narrowing the beam 6in., dropped spindles, flipped tie rods, setting the frame head back a little over a inch, 4in. Dropped and extended spring plates, 3in. Trans raise, flat pan...and a bunch of other crap I can't remember right now lol...



The front fender trim is gone...ground it off pulling in and out of the driveway. Very Happy

Here is the engine now, I was making the air filter piping in this shot.

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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Sick! I like what you have done with it. Welcome to Ga. Dubs
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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:06 pm

And in Hiram even. A new neighbor.
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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by Jon65 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:10 pm

Very cool. Nice with the job that you have done to it. Cool

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Post by yayarudy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:14 pm

Cool ride.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:40 pm

looks good man
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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by Attack chicken on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:02 pm

Thanks guys! Looks like there is a good amount of aircooled people around here. The pictures are with 165's out back, went to 185/60's and mini tubs...resplined a little and much better ride at the same ride height.

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Post by bayboy87 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:04 pm

welcome, nice build! would love to see more pics
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Post by callahan on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 am

sweet car! welcome to the site. nice to see another real slammed car.

get some fat trim on those running boards it'll make you look lower lol
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Post by Attack chicken on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:08 pm

Made some trim for the running boards today from some crap laying around work.


Now I can see where the boards end and the ground begins... Very Happy
Some pics during the build

Narrowed,cut and twisted beam.

Down in back..self made drop and extended plates. Got camber?

Spindles on. Front tires pretty much sitting on headlight buckets. Also started on trans raise...camber is gone


Rear view, no way the air filter will clear the deck lid.

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Post by Attack chicken on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm

Here is some more.

Here is the exhaust getting extended.

Frame head off to trim it back.

Going back on.

Back on.

Fixed the front wheel location, well off the buckets now.

Flipped tie rods and you can see the trans nose cone above the tunnel. Running a external shift rod.

Building a raised shifter base from a junk tunnel. All the welding on the pans in this shot was done by the po and had to be redone.

Made a 2 piece shift rod so the shift rod bushing could be replaced without pulling the body. Also moved the park brake handle over a little to clear the shift rod.


Cut the floor out for the flat pan, made some cuts and flattened it right out.



Got the exhaust tucked up nice and tight,then bent the pinch welded seam over for added clearance.

Started the tub action, you can also see the raised package tray.
front beam

Torsion housing.

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Post by cjvan71 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:46 am

Man these pics are awesome. I had just asked someone the other day about what was needed to do a Trans raise and now here you come. Thanks for posting. Really great job. cheers
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Post by Jon65 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:50 pm

cjvan71 wrote:Thanks for posting. Really great job. cheers

X2 on that. That's one of the lowest bugs I have ever seen. Cool

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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by Attack chicken on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Thanks guys! There is a number of things you run into with a trans raise but it really depends on how much of a raise you want to do. For low vw's this is a great forum:
http://cultwagen.com/
Tons of info there and some pretty cool members! In the pictures of the build I have temp tires on the front, I do not run those, they were just for the build. I'm running 145/65's same diameter and much safer. Just wanted to get that out so nobody thought I was truckin around on temps. Very Happy

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Post by Attack chicken on Wed May 01, 2013 10:27 pm

Did some paint work today, also got my wipers working, but that was boring...the paint turned out pretty cool tho Very Happy

The rear deck lid. I just painted over the rust and all hahaha.


Here is the hood with the tape in place.


Finished.

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Post by DubDawg2579 on Thu May 02, 2013 8:34 am

sick paint! awesome bug
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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by fluxcap on Thu May 02, 2013 8:46 am

Tons of work you put into this, looks great!

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Post by Beetle Bailey on Thu May 02, 2013 8:52 pm

Freakin sweet ha
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Post by bayboy87 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:19 am

is that a wrap on the hood and trunk or stencil? looks great ! cant wait til i get the body doneon mine and get it dropped
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Post by Attack chicken on Fri May 03, 2013 8:43 am

bayboy87 wrote:is that a wrap on the hood and trunk or stencil? looks great ! cant wait til i get the body doneon mine and get it dropped

Thanks everyone! Its actually like a stencil you lay out some lace, in this case it was a table cloth, then you spray paint over it, the paint ends up being the reverse image of the lace. Its pretty easy to do especially when the most perfect result isnt required, the hardest part would be placing the lace straight and laying the paint down evenly. I guess that's just the hardest part about painting in general but with the fabric sucking up the paint it can be a little tough to tell when you have put enough on in some areas. I used a flat black so combined with the rust/rough surface and the flat paint it really looks like it has some type of texture to it.

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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by DubDawg2579 on Fri May 03, 2013 8:48 am

Attack chicken wrote:
bayboy87 wrote:is that a wrap on the hood and trunk or stencil? looks great ! cant wait til i get the body doneon mine and get it dropped

Thanks everyone! Its actually like a stencil you lay out some lace, in this case it was a table cloth, then you spray paint over it, the paint ends up being the reverse image of the lace. Its pretty easy to do especially when the most perfect result isnt required, the hardest part would be placing the lace straight and laying the paint down evenly. I guess that's just the hardest part about painting in general but with the fabric sucking up the paint it can be a little tough to tell when you have put enough on in some areas. I used a flat black so combined with the rust/rough surface and the flat paint it really looks like it has some type of texture to it.
Great job. Look forward to checking it out in person!
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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by ASBug on Fri May 03, 2013 11:15 am

You have a PM.
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Re: My 64 bucket

Post by Beetle Bailey on Mon May 06, 2013 10:16 am

There's a lot of local Cruize nites around here come out and check them out look forward to seeing this car
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Post by vw57drvr on Mon May 06, 2013 10:43 am

When are these cruise nights around Dallas? I am in Rome an never know when they are. We have nothing here.
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Post by DubDawg2579 on Mon May 06, 2013 10:48 am

vw57drvr wrote:When are these cruise nights around Dallas? I am in Rome an never know when they are. We have nothing here.
I sent Beetle a message asking if these dates were ever posted, lol I can vouch for there not being anything in Rome Very Happy I have noticed that there are at least 4 or 5 guys from GA Dubs in Rome, though cheers
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