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Old 01-05-2014, 09:03 AM
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Firstly..Thanks to Bullitt, I'm finally going to have an SRB/SS. We worked out a deal on a trade.
Secondly..Thanks for the Inspiration from your SS build Tomsloat. It really appeals to me, the time, efforts and craftsmanship you have put into your build.

So after tons of hours of research I believe I have a plan..Ok lots of plans..lol. I will be incorporating Ideas from..FLB, Tomsloat, topolino, and Reddevildemo on my first build. Hoping to combine all their attention to details and characteristics i so enjoy on their builds. All advice and comments will and would be greatly appreciated on this thread. Feel free to post pics or any thing up. Whats cool about this rig is the countless ways to change the appearance... by just changing the body...I don't think their has been nothing attempted on these to personalize them. Bang for the buck for sure and right up my alley...The only problem now is I want more of them..LOL..I will have my first SS Body kit tomorrow and I can't wait to get started. This will be an ongoing thread of all the changes and different body configuration builds I have planed. Now where is my styrene..? Starting with a simple detailed motor...Hope to do it justice....Now being a VW owner of a couple of super beetles back in the day.....You can't live with out one of these....Great pictures too...I like pictures.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:04 AM
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OMG! There is a "How to Keep Your Subaru Alive" out there as well - Same publisher! Too Cool!
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Thanks heartless..A Funny and a must have, As I'm sure with the suuby family. Really should be a great reference book. Well since Im not quite ready to start on a scratch motor, (I'm missing some key peaces still. Like the chassis that should be here this week I hope) I'm going to get started on A body. For my first attempt, I'm going for a some what stock looking shell. With a few tweaks though. I really like the slightly weathered and used look Tomslaot Bug has. So we will see what transpires.
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Why I was cleaning the factory joints up..Did a lot of studying on this lil bugger. I want to give the hints of being a 1974 supper beetle. While it wont have struts or such....I'm not that big of a purist. I think I wiil incorperate the back yard bolt on looks. So on the to do list.........

Make large rear body moon looking vents.
Add rear fender rock guards
Open Hood, doors and rear lid.
Add small styrene around fenders and nose to simulate rubber body grommets.


I want to keep the white look of the add on baja kit with a steal body look of a different color slight weathering.
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Looking good.....Been busy will stick the window in the post tomorrow morning.
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Rear deck removed nice and clean. Now I want to go ahead and open the vents. Using my pen drill and the string method. This is going take take a while...lol..Just the hint of awesomeness I'm going to try and achieve.. Thanks for looking.
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Looking good.....Been busy will stick the window in the post tomorrow morning.
Thanks Tom much appreciated...I have big plans for the older style looking body too..That peace will help immensely.
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Oh I got one of these shells. Just waiting cor the right time. So go ahead..... inspire me
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I'm going to try anyways..thank 8ball....their are tons of beatifull builds..i'm just going to combine all the parts of many to this one . Very excited to get going on it...can't tell can you?
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Nice work man! Love the ol beetle! Thought about doing a subaru swapped project one before, but probably never going to happen.

I've come across this in my searches before, if you're thinking about a different beetle after this one, maybe this could be your ticket!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Kamtec-M-Chas...9cffe33&_uhb=1

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yup, opening the rear vents is gonna be time consuming, but should look great when done - guess that explains where you have been hiding. lol
thinking about doing the same with the grill on the Brat...
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Nice work man! Love the ol beetle! Thought about doing a subaru swapped project one before, but probably never going to happen.

I've come across this in my searches before, if you're thinking about a different beetle after this one, maybe this could be your ticket!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Kamtec-M-Chas...9cffe33&_uhb=1

Ah, thank you...I found that while researching also. I did hours looking and researching different bug body's. I will most likely pick one up. Thank you MrRcfan. I think it would be a great start for a Volks rod. I always wanted to do one for real.
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yup, opening the rear vents is gonna be time consuming, but should look great when done - guess that explains where you have been hiding. lol
thinking about doing the same with the grill on the Brat...
Thanks heartless. It was an other experiment I had not tried, I still need a Little more practice at cutting with the string and I do believe I'm going to get it on all them lil vents slots ha. ( another great tip picked up from our forum.) Can't wait to see you update the progress on the Subaru. I believe we are both headed in the same direction. Cool huh? ha.
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yupper - the thread cutting technique is pretty neet once you get the hang of it - time consuming, but works well.

interested to see where you go with this one - should be great! The old Bugs always fascinated me.

The Brat is kind of on hold at the moment - waiting for pics of the correct radiator support (single headlight vs dual headlight) - plus been pretty swamped at work - end of year stuff as well as the regular stuff...worn out by the time I get home at night. hopefully get some work done this weekend.



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