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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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Old 03-18-2017, 09:25 AM
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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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Old 03-19-2017, 09:34 PM
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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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