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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 05:48 PM
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I am starting the build on my 1970 bug.

Here is what it looked like when I brought it home. Pretty stock with a built 1776.



Here is where I am at right now.



I will be adding more pics as I go.


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Looks like a bad case of VW metal worms. Smile Nice work.

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Nice start keep us posted

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I got the body cut and back on the pan this weekend.



I will be working on the cage this week. I will post more pics soon.


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What bender are you using to bend the cage?

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Pro Tools 105 hd with a hydro conversion. The tubing is 1.75".120 wall.


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Looks like a full blow out build.


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Not sure if it will be considered a full blow out build but probably pretty close.

Build Plan. (I have 90% of the parts sitting in my Garage)

Front:
Woods top mount 4 over arms
Woods combo spindles
Building an 10 over big beam.
10" coilovers and Bypasses on the front.

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3x3's with 14" inch 2.5 reservoir shocks and 2.0 coilovers.

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Built 1776 for now. Want to convert to an ecotec in a couple years.

I have a set of beard seats and a fuel safe fuel cell that will be going in between there some how.


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I see the front bulkhead gone...To me that looks like the start of somthing...:)


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I got all of the sheet metal support cut out above the doors and windows. This is just my mock up tube so I could get the length and angle for the last bend hitting the firewall. Hope to have a good portion of the cage knocked out on Saturday.



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Got a good portion of the cage done yesterday. Got to try out my tubing roller.



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what tubing roller do you have? i've been looking into getting one but not sure what to get. looks like it worked pretty well.


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I have a harbor freight roller with the Swag offroad extension wings and 1.75 rollers and shaft upgrades.


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