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old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:04
Well heres my GL project i think been doing it a couple of years now
started probably the wrong way round with the engine a 2007cc with porsche fan twinn 44's all the usual stuff

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture044.jpg~original
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture760-1.jpg~original

then got myself an 1303 pan and grafted a torsion bar framehead on it http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture018.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/100_0235.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture503.jpg~original

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:05
fitted up a porsche 901 5spd

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture010.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture023.jpg~original

Cleaned it all up give it a coat of paint then fitted up some old 944 brakes all round would like some brembos but cant afford them

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture508.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture517-1.jpg~original

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http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle099.jpg~original

floorpan just about finished got some cheap Boxster wheels for now until i can get something else not sure what though
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle098.jpg~original

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:07
got myself a donor car
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle019.jpg~original


did all the usual repairs heater chanels rear cross members etc also fitted som HIPACS for easy access to carbs and plugs
I must addd that agood mate of mine Paul did most of the welding


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http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle054-1.jpg~original

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:09
After all body work was sorted it was time for paint

so built myself a spray booth in back garden sorry bought a 6x3m gazebo and used that

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle159.jpg~original


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also fitted up Porsche style type dash

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture008-1.jpg~original


http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle022-5.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle039.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle037-1.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle002-14.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle005-6.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle006-8.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle010-4.jpg~original

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:11
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle008-7.jpg~original
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle003-11.jpg~original

and thats wher i am now just got to flat and polish shell and put it all back together

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 07:12
Here's my latest bit front bumper fitted up with LED indicators


http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle004-10.jpg~original

oasis
September 30th 2009, 09:06
Great work! :goodjob:

flat
September 30th 2009, 10:18
Killer ride. Black boxster wheels look great!

Lanner

NO_H2O
September 30th 2009, 10:45
Very nice. You have come a long way.

vdubzack
September 30th 2009, 12:24
Madnees Pure and Simple! I hope to get my baby painted soon. But have to sell my 914 Chalon first. To pay for the paint that I want. The law would decsend upon me if I even lifted my praint gun for primer?

tom'72
September 30th 2009, 14:31
That's a super nice job there. Those pics almost make it look easy. Lots of work must have gone into that.

Xellex
September 30th 2009, 15:06
wow you've got a nice project going on there! Keep the pics coming :D

vdubzack
September 30th 2009, 15:38
Sorry! Had to come back and look again. You paint in a gazebo is better than some of the so called high dollar ones I have seen. CHEERS!

Xellex
September 30th 2009, 17:41
just came to my mind: are you gonna use those led turn signals with the stock bug flasher relay? I don't think it's gonna work as it's supposed to.

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 17:43
Thanks all for kind remarks and support i am building this on a tight budget at the moment but have most bits to finish
i do have a scat interior to go in but i think i may change for something else

in total the paint job cost me about 250 including spray booth "Gazebo " which worked really well i did have a bit of help from my good friend Paul painting it well he did the roof and mixed the paint i did the rest as he is taller than me

I will update with pics when more progress is made
thanks Garry

Jim
September 30th 2009, 17:45
Fantastic Job!!!

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 17:47
just came to my mind: are you gonna use those led turn signals with the stock bug flasher relay? I don't think it's gonna work as it's supposed to.

Yes i was going to i think its got all the bits built in to work but not sure as i have not tried them yet they are for a Golf

whaat do yo think the problem would be not to good on electrics

old gh bug
September 30th 2009, 17:51
Fantastic Job!!!

Thanks I was in Athens 3 weeks ago with my business noticed a lot of old VW's there are they cheap to buy ??:)

Humble
September 30th 2009, 20:41
You've done a real kick ass job so far, those pictures spell out the hark work you've put into it for those who have done it themselves. I can't wait to see more progress!

As for the flasher relay, if you don't change out the stock relay the lights will blink very fast. What you need to get is a relay specifically for LED lights which can be found online fairly cheap.

johnnyvee
October 1st 2009, 00:34
the car painted in the gazebo thats dedication

Jim
October 1st 2009, 04:07
If you come by again to visit our country i will show you more beetles than the cheap ones!!!

volkdent
October 1st 2009, 15:43
Great job, looks like you've been really efficient too! Keep us updated please.

Jason

vdubzack
October 1st 2009, 17:49
Budgets are usually tight. But some thing usually eat up most of the cost. I have at least 6 (SIX) Grand already tied up in engine parts and work alone, and most done by me. http://www.germanlook.net/forums/album.php?albumid=22 Guess i will have to get a gazebo and learn how to paint. just so i can stay on whats left in my budget.

old gh bug
October 2nd 2009, 09:06
Budgets are usually tight. But some thing usually eat up most of the cost. I have at least 6 (SIX) Grand already tied up in engine parts and work alone, and most done by me. http://www.germanlook.net/forums/album.php?albumid=22 Guess i will have to get a gazebo and learn how to paint. just so i can stay on whats left in my budget.

Thats going to be one hell of a motor would love that

vdubzack
October 2nd 2009, 12:07
Thats going to be one hell of a motor would love that
Was going to turbo it but changed mind. Will go with 10:1 CR and 51mm throttle body fuel injection. Not a daily driver you see! :o There is a portion of fan that Porsche uses to route air over the cylinders more effectively, but is left out on most conversions. Will have to be trimmed and adujsted for type 1-4 use but well worth the effort. I will scan you a pic of the part so you will see what I am talking about.Part# 18 on the attached pic

old gh bug
October 3rd 2009, 04:23
Yes i know the bit that you mean

i have fitted an oil cooler in my fan housing type 1 remember without modding the fan housing
wher i live a guy near me flys vw powered planes and he use to make the adaptors which i managed to get one of him to retain std cooler also running thermostat and external cooler with mine just hope it will be ok i have ran it up on my test bed and did seem ok

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/100_0256.jpg~original


http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture763-1.jpg~original

owdlvr
October 3rd 2009, 12:44
That's a sweet test bed. Without any shrouding for the oil-cooler, I'd be concerned about airflow. Path of least resistance is around the oil-cooler, not through it.

-Dave

vdubzack
October 3rd 2009, 13:21
That's a sweet test bed. Without any shrouding for the oil-cooler, I'd be concerned about airflow. Path of least resistance is around the oil-cooler, not through it.

-Dave

AMEN Brother!

Steve C
October 5th 2009, 07:00
Hi

Nice looking motor.

I have about 2,000 ks on a motor in my daily driver/sons car. Its a 1904cc, stock valve heads, mild cam, twin 40 Dells etc.

I got rid of the stock cooler and fitted a cooler in the front of the car, doesn't overheat on 30 C plus days, highway or heavy peak hour traffic and warms up quick, I have a fan on it for insurance but its hardly ever needed.

Its fitted behind grille in the front apron, but the Kamei blocks it, I'm reluctant to cut the Kamei so the fan is sometimes needed at high speeds.

The point I'm trying to make is if your internal cooler doesn't work to well, make sure you fit the external one in a good place.

Steve

old gh bug
October 5th 2009, 10:11
Hi Steve thanks for advice i do also have an external one fitted with thermostat plumbed in but will be somewhere like above gearbox as dont have option of putting up front like on an 03 model so i hope it will run ok

speedy
October 10th 2009, 04:26
Hi Garry i live in Darlington ,and have a flatscreen Germanlooker , see pic below,http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/car%20pics/DSC_0146.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay034.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay027.jpg~original

vdubzack
October 10th 2009, 09:54
Is that one of the shifters from Gerd Weiser? It looks Mad!!

tom'72
October 10th 2009, 12:04
Hi Garry i live in Darlington ,and have a flatscreen Germanlooker , see pic below,http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/car%20pics/DSC_0146.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay034.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay027.jpg~original


That's pure car porn right there

vdubzack
October 10th 2009, 13:53
That's pure car porn right thereMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.................. Sorry! was drooling and my finger slipped.

old gh bug
October 12th 2009, 07:57
Hi Garry i live in Darlington ,and have a flatscreen Germanlooker , see pic below,http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/car%20pics/DSC_0146.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay034.jpg~original

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/spriggit/helensebay027.jpg~original

Hi speedy
i know your bug met you at Harewood a few years ago you live just down from Kev dont you

awesome motor

what brakes are you running

Any closer pics of your seat mountings

oasis
October 14th 2009, 10:43
Gorgeous bug, speedy. :notworthy:

NO_H2O
October 14th 2009, 15:00
Nice to see you speedy. How are things? Car looks great.

volkdent
October 14th 2009, 20:00
Yeah, where you at!? I miss seeing you on here. How's the bug? How's the house hunt?

Jason

old gh bug
October 27th 2009, 05:22
Well havn't done much to look at mainly polishing and trying to fit up the front end and work my way back over heres a couple of pics so far

Anyone got any info on different types of headlining i am looking to put something different in bearing in mind my bug is the standard basic 1200 type no headling covering the B and C posts etc

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle002-16.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle003-13.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle001-14.jpg~original


http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/1975beetle006-9.jpg~original

Panelfantastic
October 28th 2009, 09:48
Yeah, where you at!? I miss seeing you on here. How's the bug? How's the house hunt?

Jason

X2! What's up Jon?


Jeff-

old gh bug
February 21st 2010, 14:17
OK been a while on up dates been busy mainly doing electrics and tidying up bits etc so i thought it was time to try and put the motor in
had a problem with the lower engine studs as they appear to short to go through the Porsche box so need longer ones i think type 2 ones are longer but if anyone can put me right on this i would appreciate it :)

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture196.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture204.jpg~original

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m191/huntgs/Picture198.jpg~original

wrenchnride247
February 21st 2010, 22:43
Yes, you need the T2 stud's ;)

old gh bug
February 27th 2010, 18:04
Ok so got most of engine plumbed and wired up just need to make bracket for oil thermostat and throttle cable and then time to fire it up i hope !!


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