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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:08 pm 
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Big Mudder
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Hello all (now in the right section)

Im jim im from north yorkshire and im building my first baja im starting with this

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Ive got a bug eye kit ,twin tube front bumper and rear cage and a grinder :D

Dubbed project can 'o' worms


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:09 pm 
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I use my beetle all year round this is probs why its needing all this work (well and the usual previous owner repairs and neglect)

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All the work im doing on nights and satdays at work ,i work for a restoration place called rusty bug workshops we specalise in triumphs mainly but get alsorts of classics in , anyways hears the split of body and pan its had a resto in the 90s so you can gess the work im finding pans part welded to the channels

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Frame head was beyond repair so made a bit of a jig (my first framehead so dont shoot me ) cut out the pans and had the spine blasted in house

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New bits best i could aford but still crap . wish id got a good body cut but hayho

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Old one off and test fitting new

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gusseted shocktowers and seam welded (chassies had the same seam welding ) and lost of repairs

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Spine underside repaired with some thick plate steel and new floorpans only cheepys but its on a budget framehead on and napolians hat repair

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pedals mocked up and a heavy pedal suport plate welded in (bit belt and brace but dont trust the thin pans)

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Some of the body troubles im findeing filler and grot /rot :D grinders gona get some more work

Jim


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:28 pm 
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Gear box mid strap made just needs padding with rubber strip

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pan reblasted etch primed and seam sealed hung ready for paint

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pan all painted in gloss 2k black

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starting to go back togeather

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baja kit theres some 2inch oversize standard rear wings im goin to use and cut my own , fromt bumpas gona have the light pods trimmed off

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Wheels are 6 and 7 j but 14inch looks like tyres are going to be an issue but i have got some wider standard wheels so got some options


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:37 pm 
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Did some work last bank holiday on the shell, doors came off well(suprised me) rear window apiture needs a bit of work and the fire wall so il be adding that to the list .

already needs heater channels,door piller bottoms , front bulk head lower repair, wheel arch repairs ,gutter repairs near the engine vents ,so got a bit to do .

Jimbo ,


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Ive been doing the work on the beetle after work odd days for an hour hear and there and every saterday , haveing a young family means tight budget (time and money) my aim is to have it back on the road for christmas :shock: but well see .

Jim


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Doing a great job, a good build thread too ! 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:32 pm 
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Looks very good! Like seein these :-)


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:46 pm 
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You've made a lot of progress already! 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:19 pm 
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Thanks for the replys , the cars been off the road since summer last year i started striping the car then it stalled when we got buisy at work :lol: and its never droped off , i took quite a wile geting the frame head on and square ,then it started to fall in place. ive broken the back of the chassie work just rebuilding now .

.ive got a second gearbox and engine to build when the cars back on the road . and ive already cleared it with the wife that the engine case is going through the dishwasher for a propper deep clean :D its a 1500 single port case with 1600 barrels,pistons and twin port heads .it did shift on in the bug before so with a rebuild ballance and better oiling should move project can 'o' worms on well

Jim


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:15 am 
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looking good

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