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Old March 15th 2012, 16:11
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I decide its time to start my own thread of my bug.my name is rigas from greece and
this is how my vw use to be 1 1/2 year ago.

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and a then "bad luck"

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after this i decide that is time to bring my bug up to life again and:

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Old March 16th 2012, 07:59
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Welcome. The "Bad Luck" picture is depressing but the pan is looking good now. Keep the pix coming.
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Old March 16th 2012, 12:17
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I'm spending to much time detailing as much as i can but i'm skiping pictures to the most interesting.I've used special primer and colour for the pan.
next i've painted everything under the body

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i also modify the pedals to look a litle racing.

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Old March 16th 2012, 20:22
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Looking good. Must have been heartbreaking to see your bug like that.

Can't wait to see more pics :-)
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Old March 17th 2012, 14:23
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one of the worst times of my life.Althought the insident gave me the oportunity to do all the work i'm doing now.And now the body:

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I took the body to a friend of a friend who owns a body shop to measure everything and do the job as a profesional knows,but no one can do the work better than yourself.The measurment was right but the welding was
So back to work to do better everything the profesional couldn't.(or didn't want to).
And some aerodynamic tuning:

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I also gave 6cm extra to my rear fenders.I'm using 1303 rear fenders and 65' front.

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Old March 20th 2012, 13:53
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Interesting mods, I like the front fender vents a lot, keep up the great work.

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Old March 22nd 2012, 02:52
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Hello from here Rigas, I am Stavros from Thessaloniki nice ride. What engine will you use?
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Old March 22nd 2012, 15:18
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hey stavros.how you'doin?how's the engine going?I'm using my old one.A 1600 with W110 camshaft,chromoly pushrods,cb 044 heads,30mm oil pump,external oil cooler,dual webber 36 with bigger venturis and jetting and 1 1/2 header.i will use this one till i have the budget to built another.
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Old March 27th 2012, 15:01
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i also made a custom dash.I've tried to make it a litle modern.I'm using the stock tach,an autometer gauge with rpm,oil temp,oil press,and water temp (not needed),all in one.beside those i'm using and a/f meter and an external temp gauge.
how it use to be

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to be continued...

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Old April 15th 2012, 13:01
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i've primed the car in black primer and starting sanding for paint.I've painted the engine bay red and i hope till the end of the week to start spraying colour on the car.


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Old April 15th 2012, 15:29
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Modifying the stock pedal cluster is a cool idea. Looks good.

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Old April 16th 2012, 20:35
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I MUST have more information about the pedals!! What gauge metal is that? What else, if anything, did you do to stiffen them?
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Old April 17th 2012, 13:13
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The metal is 1mm steel.I made them with wood first and then cut the steel.Ibent them a litlle and weld some metal from behind for strength.I will use a roller pedal for the acceleration.


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Next step wet sanding and polishing.
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Looking good.
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