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Old 04-17-2017, 08:25 AM
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Default Ray's CCC #S068 Build

This is the build of car #S068.
Builder ratrog64
Owner Ray G

First the back story.

On 12/04/16 frodoz737 posted a link to a Craigslist ad for a project car for sale in Virginia.
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I promptly called the owner and negotiated a deal. Why? I just don't know. That's the problem with this sickness.

On 12/09/16 I began the 1100 mile journey north from Florida to pick up the car. 4 days and 2200 miles later the car was in Florida.

With no idea why I bought another Sterling or what I was going to do with it, I unloaded it on the side yard of my shop/house (house next to my residence I bought to use as a garage).

On 2/26/17 letterman7 sent me a PM about a visitor to the site in my area who was looking to purchase a car.
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After an email exchange and a phone call I invited Ray over to check out my Sterlings. With the #114 car close to completion I figured he can at least sit in one to help decide if it were a car for him. I told him both the #114 and #068 cars were for sale.

A week or so later Ray and his lady came by to check them out.

to be continued....
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:01 AM
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Keeping us in suspense or just too tired to type more!


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Old 04-17-2017, 09:19 AM
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After a couple of hours of chatting and checking out the cars Ray and Renee decided on the #068 car project.

They also agreed to hire me to do a few things like relocate the shifter, build a few fiberglass parts etc. I would also store the car at my place while the work was being completed.

Ray is no stranger to VW's. Ray worked for VW back in the 70's as a mechanic and has owned a VW Dune Buggy for 30+ years.

Work on the chassis started the last weekend in March 2017 with Rays help at my shop in Holiday Florida.

This builders journal will highlight major progress during the build.
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Default Rolling Chassis

Over the past few weeks Ray and I have worked on the chassis getting it to roller status.

Relocated the shifter and shortened the shift rod. New bushing and coupler installed.

Shortened the ebrake handle and installed new cables.

All new Ghia spindles, bearings, rotors, calipers and front disc brakes. New stainless hoses and new hard lines. New master cylinder, reservoir and brake switches. Ball joints, tie rods and rod ends all new. New rag joint, steering stabilizer and shocks.

New rear bushings, adjustable spring plates and CV boots. All new rear brakes, springs, wheel cylinder, hard lines and stainless hoses.

New motor mounts front and rear and new ground strap. Clutch and accelerator cables are also new.

Throw out bearing, clutch and pressure plate are also new.

The motor is all new and was built for a buggy project that is still under way. We will switch out a few things on the motor and make it work for the Sterling (carb, exhaust etc.)

New BFG tires and American Racing wheels.

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