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Got the rest of the wheel well filled in. Did a little painting as well (satin rustoleum). The gloss will go away as it dries.

Definitely makes for a nice finished look.

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What's with the chain on the suspension?


Yes matt black looks so much better under the arches, did something similar on mine and it makes all the photos look better
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:29 PM
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What's with the chain on the suspension?


Yes matt black looks so much better under the arches, did something similar on mine and it makes all the photos look better
The chain is to keep the suspension compressed during the mock up / build so I know how the car will sit once the motor is in. Nothing looks worse then the ass of the car sitting way up and the wheels turned under when the motor is out. I wouldn't even want to work on the car looking like that!
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Passenger side wheel well glassed in.

I also trimmed up the front of the engine compartment.

I still need to decide what I want to do at the front of the engine compartment. I need to put the motor in before I do any thing to be sure how far to go.

I know it doesn't look like much at this point, but I am very happy I made the decision to do this. I think it is going to really frame out the motor and add to the finished look of the car. Especially since I have the rear grills that you will be able to see into the engine compartment.

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I scrubbed the tires again and gave the car a good wipe down after a productive day. Then I sat and stared for about an hour!
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Just did a test fit today to make sure everything was going to work since the new wheel wells.

I installed a louvered rear stainless firewall. Trimmed it up a bit and it worked out real nice. Think I have had it since the early 80's from a 64 bug. Good to put it to some use. I also mounted a remote oil filter on the drivers side below the oil cooler (not pictured).

Everything seemed to fit ok. The top of the fan shroud just about touches the engine cover. I'd also like to be able to use bigger air filters on the carbs, not possible currently. I think I'll start working on my redesign sooner then later.

I don't think the photos do it justice, the motor looked pretty awesome in there. I think the average Joe (none VW Joe) will have no idea what kind of motor it is. The AC compressor really adds something to the look!

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I kind of forgot to take many photos today while I was working.
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Put a little time in on my car on Sunday. Been focused on Ray's car and house projects the past few weekends.

Finally got my carbon fiber lift arms put together. Maybe I'll get my top mounted in the next few days.

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Carbon fibre dip, or real carbon fibre rods?
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Did I say carbon fiber?

I meant to say carbon fiber wrap

I didn't know what else to do, they had been previously sprayed with chrome in a can. Since I have a few other carbon fiber wrapped do dads in the car, It will kind of work together.

They actually turned out pretty good. I'd do it again.
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Been a long time coming!

I had some extra help today so I was able to get the canopy attached to the opener arms.
One side was a perfect fit and the other took some adjusting. This is the first time this canopy has been attached to these arms. If you remember, this canopy was from a different car.

Now I can start tying up the remaining interior and wiring! Feels like I'm getting close, and getting the canopy installed is a milestone.

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All my time lately on this car has been spent making all the electrical work before I get into the final assemble. Lights, camera, switches etc..... just about finished and all doing what the should be. It continues to blow my mind just how many hours go into the wiring of a car project. I'll have 60 ++ hours in the wiring alone on this car by the time I am done. Now granted, some of it has been spent just trying to figure out what I want and how I want it to work. Most of that will go quicker the next time around. I think I have final placement of everything now so I should be able to wrap up the last test or 2 this week. My turn signal circuit is the next important test. Once the dash and console is in I don't want to have to go down under for any reason!

The canopy is working again. I got a chance to test it on Friday past. The driver side ram was seeping oil when I had the top up and supported with a 2x4. I wanted to get the pump running again before I took the ram off to be rebuilt. Just as I suspected, the cause of the seeping was air in the line. Once I ran the top up and down the ram stopped seeping. You forget just how freaking cool the canopy operation is until you experience it again.
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