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hotsauce January 20th 2010 19:47

'65 bus GL prahjekt
 
Hey all, guess its time i show what im workin on....:D


its a 1965 "EZ Camper" going GL.

Heres the plan...
Power will be supplied by a torque monster 1915cc that my buddy is building. Specs on that later.
Full exterior repaint in the original velvet green.
'83 944 vented discs front and rear, with a 944 MC as well.
17" Porsche turbo twists 7" front 9" rear.
4" narrow beam and drop spindles from wagenswest and a steering box raise.
IRS conversion rear along with a narrowed torsion housing to fit those 9" wheels.
Built type 1 trans from AZ transaxle.
Safari windows from Wolfgang.
And i will be fixing the "jersey look" fenders also. Stay tuned for that.

Heres some pics of the bus:

This how she looked when i found her.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...4.jpg~original

Heres how she sits now.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...1.jpg~original

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...8.jpg~original

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...2.jpg~original

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...5.jpg~original

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...4.jpg~original

NO_H2O January 20th 2010 22:03

Sweet,,, a splitty bus GL project to watch.

Panelfantastic January 22nd 2010 18:44

Me likey.


Jeff-

hotsauce May 14th 2010 20:08

Havent seen much progress with this but i'll update what ive got so far.


Steering box raise in progress....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah010.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah009.jpg

Safaris partially installed, i still have to weld the tabs in. We quit workin cos it was late and we had already put away a case of Rolling Rock.

Oh yeah, and you may notice i shaved the "fried egg" turn signals.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah015.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah014.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah016.jpg


Put LED's in the stock taillights

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah008.jpg

Running light.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah006.jpg


And this is the brake light. i better not get rear ended when i get this thing rollin.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...deborah007.jpg[/

hotsauce May 16th 2010 18:29

i forgot to add one small detail. im not going to be building a type 1 based engine anymore. i recently acquired a 1.7L type IV from a friend for next to nothin. Cabt wait to stomp some ricers in a bus :lmao:

hotsauce September 5th 2010 01:32

Small update.....

It rolls!!!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...1.jpg~original

chug_A_bug September 5th 2010 12:25

looken Sweet man...

Chris.

volkdent September 10th 2010 11:04

Looking hot, great progress.

Jason

NO_H2O September 11th 2010 19:10

Looking nice. That should be a nice ride.

hotsauce September 11th 2010 21:35

Thanks guys, i cant wait to drive this beast!!!!

Cant work on it this weekend though, had to yank the engine out of my daily to figger out why its burning oil. booooo.

Hebster52 November 6th 2010 08:19

Looking great! You wouldn't have any How-to info on the LED taillight conversion? I would appreciate some info about that. ;)

DORIGTT November 6th 2010 12:29

How much did you have to narrow the IRS to get the wheels to tuck properly?

hotsauce November 8th 2010 20:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hebster52 (Post 78215)
Looking great! You wouldn't have any How-to info on the LED taillight conversion? I would appreciate some info about that. ;)

Basically i figured out how much room i had to play with inside the lens area, then found some "trailer" LED lights and retro-fitted them. A little cutting and fitting and they dont look half bad IMO....

hotsauce November 8th 2010 21:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by DORIGTT (Post 78220)
How much did you have to narrow the IRS to get the wheels to tuck properly?

i narrowed it 3" total. 1.5" per side. Heres a how to link:

http://vwrepublic.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.0

edit. Just re-read your question and realised i didnt answer properly. i didnt narrow the IRS, i narrowed the bus torsion to bug specs, and then it was a bolt on operation, except for having to recess the IRS pivots into the bus frame horns.

hotsauce November 8th 2010 21:06

Oh yeah, update. Got the brakes sorted and bled today. The pushrod needs adjusted because there is a bit of freeplay in the pedal....type 1 engine is also getting the top end freshened so i can drive it while i build the monster type 4.


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