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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 05:26 AM
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I need some advise or instructions on how to put on the one piece front end. i bought it without directions and im very confused
any imformation can help
and I WIll post pics of my 1969 soon its a beatifull car.
thanks for any instructions you can offer




the before engine pick has a rebuilt 1969 carberator I bought it for only 130 bucks so that was nice and the chrome pully the after pics were when I completed the chrome kit and of course worked on the engine it wasnt working when I got it. and I also bought a performance exhost system with a baffle. if im not mistaken a baffle reduces noise a little?
but its really comming together I have all the stuff I need for my interior even new seats so I cant wait till I get it all together im going to do the interior after getting it painted and im done with all the fiberglassing. and then i got to find someone or a company that I can buy a windshield from the other one was shattered.















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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:43 AM
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Man, i wish i could help you, but i havn't completed, or started that step yet...


someone will help you soon!

fairly new myself, but everyones full of info, and are more than happy to share it. Wink

Good lucK!

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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 05:07 PM
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Mine was already on the car, so I can't be of much help- sorry! Do you have some structure to support it up front? Mine has a couple of pins that poke through coming off of the front bumper setup (inside the front end).

I believe there's some trimming, etc. to do also. Have you cut any of your body off yet? I did take some pics of my currently-disassembled front end that I'll download from the camera and post maybe tonight that may be of some help.

Maybe post some pics of where you're at- might help get the ball rolling.


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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 05:21 AM
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-patzke thanks man yeah I hope I can figure this out I wanted to get it painted soon. ill gladely help you if you have any questions.

-az350x thank you for the reply yeah I have heard of the pins but I havent seen it so im kinda confused on how it works ive also heard that they stay on a tilt bar I havent purchased one yet becouse I Would like to see if there is anything even better. pictures would really help me out im a very visual kinda guy.
fiberglass can be a real pain.
same with wiring

heres some newer pics I got the doors on
and I placed the fiberglass on its not in tact its just on top so it doesnt look all that good

I also wanted to aske what color do you think is good I was going to name it grasshoper and paint it green but my original color would have been blue. im not sure how much it costs to do special paint effects but that would also be pretty cool.




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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 05:33 AM
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I haven't done any one piece fronts but from what I've seen on those with a 1-piece, YOU'VE GOT SOME CUTn' TO DO!
That's kinda why I went with a 7 piece kit. Plus I want to keep some sort of trunk.
Although the 1 piece kits look mucho better as far as smooth lines and such.
Where you at? Maybe some one can meet ya and help...

BTW. Looks solid. You've got a nice "block of stone" to work with.


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well yeah lol I was going to buy the 7 piece but i got a really good deal on the one piece ive already done all the front nose cuts but I think the side walls need to go then I gotta see how it gets locked in and how I get my gas in there and yeah I have alote to learn about the one piece I wish it came with instructions.
ive done alote to the bug i am really stuck in fiberglass I even have to patch up some holes but I know what im doing there.

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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
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Here's a couple pics of mine that will hopefully help you some.

Here's how the cut looks on mine.



Here's with the bumper on so you can see how the pins are set up. The two short stubs with a hole in the end that you can see is where the headlights each mount.



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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
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hmm

yeah theres some cutting to do with a 1 piece, isn't there... Wink

is there a way to reuse/still use the stock gas tank position when using a 1 piece front end, or is that really difficult...

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wow yeah that is alote of cutting lol but I really would like to know the same about that stock gas tank. do I need an off road tank or can I keep my tank where it is.

wow ur bugs front assembly look great

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I think I've seen pics of some with the stock tank still used. They just left some of the structure that goes around the front of the tank. I've also seen less cutting done on the body- more of the front fenders left in place and just bent in along the top so the one-piece would still fit over it. The upside to that trick was that the original "fender" (part of the body- not the actual bolt-on fenders) served as a deflector to keep your tires from throwing crap up underneath there. Hard to explain, but if you saw it, you'd understand.


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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
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Yeah, I'm sure if even you cut all the body away you could make yourself a little brace to hold the tank...

I'm sure it can be done, i just cant imagine a way to make it look nice, unless you cover it....

but with a one piece, that whole front section is basically open...

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Post Post subject: Re: having trouble installing one piece front end to my 69
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yeah man I think i know what you mean im pretty sure I can do it I am going to order the tilt bumper sorta like yours do you have any suggestions of where I should get it I think i might get one from chirco its different but it will work
thanks for the help man.

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Mine's not tilt- it pins on with those two pins through the hood, and the dzeus fasteners down the sides in the pic.


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oh really tilt bars are different huh? ill see where I Can purchase that

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I owned a tilt one-piece (never installed it). I didn't like the hinge mechanism, AND I didn't like the itty bitty "bumper" you had to use that it hinged to. It was pretty cheezy.


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