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68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:11 pm
by greasemonkey
Well we got a nice starter project thanks to Brad. So far we have cleared a space for it in the garage, removed all interior things including seats and headliner. We have started to remove the wiring harness and wire wheel all attachments between body and heater channels. After break the plan is to soak all body mounting bolts, finish removing harness, gas tank and motor. Then trying to unbolt the body. I Sam starting to accumulate parts that I will need for the build as I find them. So far I bought Dansk channels, ghia disc brake spindles and new seat covers from TMI. Good thing we are in no rush because this may take a while!! I will try to post some picks after the new year.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:23 am
by greasemonkey
Split the body from the pan today.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:00 am
by greasemonkey
Getting her all cleaned up. May bead blast or wire wheel trouble spots. Then it’s on to metal fab.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:02 am
by Raj
greasemonkey wrote:Getting her all cleaned up. May bead blast or wire wheel trouble spots. Then it’s on to metal fab.



lets see some pics!

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:06 pm
by greasemonkey
I have a good crew this year. Car is going to take all hands on deck to get it together.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:13 pm
by greasemonkey
Some pics of the chassis. Pans are nice. Have to graft a section of Napoleon hat.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:12 am
by ObnoxiousBlue
One day I'll figure out why the damn attachments feature never worked... :roll: :lol:

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:01 pm
by greasemonkey
Check out my instagram to see progress.
Libayrat.

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:19 pm
by BusBq Bill
NIce just added you to my instagram

Re: 68 beetle class project

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 am
by greasemonkey
I added a couple of more pics of the 68 on Instagram.
@libayrat just wrapping up the Napoleon hat repair. Using 1/8” hand bent plate for the bottom frame head plate. The Brazilian Napoleon hat is shit, 1/2 the thickness of og. Hopefully the 1/8” plate under it more than compensates for it.the kids liked the plasma cutter and I let them try to weld, although I had to take over the welding. I will leave them weld on scraps in future for now. Next up, building 2” narrowed front end.