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Old August 31st 2009, 22:39
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Well here is the start of my build. I purchased this 1969 bug from the 2nd owner. It is a original black plate california car. My goal is to build a sweet little 1969 GL bug that handles, stops, and runs hard. Right now my priorities are to get it running well and reliable.

THis last sunday we were able to take off all the stock suspension in the front. We replaced it with a 2" narrowed beam, KYB GR2 shocks, drop spindles, and disk brakes.

I then replaced the rear drum brakes and put on some disk brakes and KYB GR2 shocks. Put on some new wheels and tires

Changes out the shift rod bushing, adjusted the shifter, and now we are getting ready to pull the motor and replace the clutch disk.

Before Bug O this weekend I would like to give the motor a tune up, change the fluids, replace most of the seals on the body with new ones, replace the headlights with new H$ lenses & install HID's, then give it a real nice detail job.


Here is how it sits right now and I will keep up the pics as I take more. ( sorry bought the quality of pics )








Thanks for taking a look.
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Old August 31st 2009, 23:51
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Very nice! What a great car!
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Old September 1st 2009, 08:39
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Great looking car, a daily driver too, cool.
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Nice looking car
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Old September 1st 2009, 11:52
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Wow, you're fast! Where do you do your work? Looking very nice. Are you going to drop it at all? I wish you'd let me know your going so fast, I've got Porsche drilled rotors for ya.

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Old September 1st 2009, 12:08
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We did put on porsche drilled rotors all the way arround. I would like to drop it a bit more and after we figure out the front we will go from there. A 7.5" wide rim in the front is a WIDE rim under a stock fender. I have some more spacers comming in hopes of getting it to turn some more !!!! I wish the rims were like 6" wide then it would be eaiser ! I will keep the updates coming and i hope to still have it at bug o.

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Looks nice.. good work!
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Looking much better now. You are well on your way.
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Quality of the pics are fine. Quality of what's in the pics are fine, too.
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Old September 4th 2009, 18:44
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Thanks for all the responses guys. I will not have the car ready for bug O. I will be there though, and I plan on working on the car all day on Monday. I will post up more pics as I get them.

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Old September 13th 2009, 13:12
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Well I finally got to finish the car so I can drive it this week. Sorry it took me so long to update the progress. We tore the body apart and changed all the seals except the turn signals but I will get to those !! I changed all the seals because back when the car was re sprayed they just painted over ALL the seals and I do not really like the look. We repainted the backs of all the bumpers, blasted and painted all the bumper brackets. Cleaned ALL fender wells and re undercoated all of them. Blasted the license plates and redid one of them for the time being. Also put in some H4 lenses with some HID's. Next I plan on doing some interior work. I will keep pics posted as I get it done. Here are some more pics.












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Looks really clean! Did you just use primer for the bumpers? Also, how did you repaint the plate, is it regular paint or is the yellow reflective?
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Old September 16th 2009, 09:23
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the back of the bumpers we used a grey hammertone paint. As far as the licence plate i blasted it and the it was re shot with gloss black. Then the numbers were painted with the same shade of yellow they used back in the day. The yellow is not reflective and i do not think it was ever reflective in its original state either.

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Old February 17th 2010, 22:58
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Just wanted to bring this back to the top. I have come to the conclusion that a 7.5" wide rim in the front sucks under a stock width fender.......

I am changing the rims with something new. I have not seen these on a german look bug yet. I have only seen then on a notch and a bus I think. The fronts are getting narrowed and I the were getting finished up today.

Also started to build another small motor for it and have been gathering other parts as well.

Here is how it sits right now. New rims and tires coming soon though !!

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