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That is awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product!


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nice to see that you got some time to work on your own project for a change! been too long. we need to have a photoshoot of our themed vw's when they're ready Cool can't wait to roll alongside dirt-e-deeds! LOOKIN GOOD Daryl!


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Well the body its back on the pan and bolted down. It shouldnt have to come back off again. I hope to get started on the cage tomorrow sometime if I get done with all my other stuff.



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that thing is going to be bad ass


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Got a little done the last few days. I used an early bug steering colunm and lengthened it to fit the t3. Then I welded on a column mounting bracket that I had laying around on an old super beetle column, fits just right on the fasty. I used an old neoprene beam bushing where the column goes through the body and turned it down on the lathe until it fit nice and tight. Then on the outside I used the splined end off of the super column and the steering u-joints, the shaft will have to be lengthened later once the beam is in position. Also got the main hoop fabbed and tacked in the car. More to come soon. Cool

P.S. The steering wheel is temporary.




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Looking good.

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Well,is it ready for me to drive yet ? I ask because it's been a few hours since your last post and you seem to work really fast.....

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I really like the white paint. I wanted to paint mine white but the wifey said no Rolling Eyes . I'm really looking forward to watching this build progress.

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The 2 main hoops are in and welded. I have been painting the bars before I put them in and all I have to do is go back and touch up the weld joints later. Makes for a lot easier time painting the cage and getting full coverage. Cool



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your not grinding the paint away before welding??? thats a big no no


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I always weld over paint, it makes it stick better. Rolling Eyes


Im not painting the ends of the tubes, I have been welding long enough (only about 15 years+) to know the basics.


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Mocking up a pattern for the rear fenders, they will be made from sheet metal and welded to the factory fender for better rigidity.



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sheet metal?!? C'mon, where's the aluminum at? Laughing


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wasnt trying to offend you darryl.....just looked like it in the pics...ive beenaround welding and fabrication all my life so just makin sure


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Are you going to "Roll the Edge" of the fenders? and how will they transition (for lack of a better word) onto the vented side panel?

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