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Old July 28th 2006, 22:51
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Another update. Oh yeah! It's starting to get to be a daily report.

I spent about 4 hours again today. I started on the right front fender. I'm happy to say, even though I cut a chunk out of it. It looks a lot better than the driver's side. I'm going to probably do the same to it. I think I tried to stretch the driver's side too much too fast. It got out of hand. I only took 1 picture. After being a Tim's shop for about 8 hours. I was ready to go home.

I started out like I did the driver's, I cut the seam. I found some rust and some brase. I hate both. Brasing just blows up when you try to weld it. So I had to cut a strip out of the fender. I cut it out and replaced it with new metal. I left it attached at the opening so it wouldn't change on me. It looks messed up. But it worked great. I know the seam will have some filler in it, but it's a lot closer than the driver's side.



Ricola, I snapped a few pictures and took a few measurements today. I hope they answer your question.

The ground to the left side of the exhaust- 5.75"
The ground to the oil filter - 6.125"
The ground to the front part of the exhust- 6.5
The ground to the oil pan - 6.75"
This first picture is from the driver's side, about the torsion cover pointing back.

The second is from the rear. I tried to get the camera level with the bottom of the engine to give an accurate perspective on the height.


I'm really excited about the passenger side fender. I'm also ready to get started on the rear fenders. That will be a while, but I have my motivation back now. I nearly beat myself to death with the hammer and dolly today. That's a lot of work. I'm gonna be back after it tomarrow.

I'm sure I'll have more pictures again.
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Old July 29th 2006, 09:28
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Old July 29th 2006, 19:52
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Thanks Ricola!

If persistance is half the battle. I'm winning that half. I'm at the shop right now. I love wireless internet. I thought about having a live webcam kinda thing like KCW. Although I have a $20 wal-mart special webcam. The picture isn't the greatest. I'm on webcam right now over msn though. It's working okay.

I almost find it hard to believe. My passenger side fender looks beautiful. I love it, and best of all.... It's 1-3/16" wider!!! I'm going to push it to see how far I can get, but I left it for now to see if I can get the driver's side to go my way. I'm going for at least an 1-1/2" If I can get more I'll try it. Best I can figure, about two rounds of streching with the palm nailer and smoothing with a hammer and dolly will give me 1/8". I'm sooo excited about my fenders. I have to get my brakes machined soon. If I didn't loan friends money they'd be finished. Oh well.

I'll post some pictures later tonight. I don't feel like doing it now since I'm in the middle of this fender.

If someone oh here wants to watch my webcam for whatever reason.
I'm on msn- tellevery1thissn @hotmail.com (no space) No sound but that's good, it's loud sometimes and I talk to myself.
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Old August 3rd 2006, 12:48
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great looking project! Looking at it sitting there in a garage that I've stood in many times is cool... My brother and I both used to live back there. We used to get parts through Tim, bought a car from him once. It's really cool to see a Subie swap going down in his garage. Especially so since my brother and I both are building subie swapped cars right now. I'm looking forward to checking back for your updates. :agree:
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Old August 3rd 2006, 18:06
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great looking project! Looking at it sitting there in a garage that I've stood in many times is cool... My brother and I both used to live back there. We used to get parts through Tim, bought a car from him once. It's really cool to see a Subie swap going down in his garage. Especially so since my brother and I both are building subie swapped cars right now. I'm looking forward to checking back for your updates. :agree:
That's cool. When did you move out there? I've been hanging around for about 2-1/2 years. I bought my Ghia from Tim. He was a little unsure about it at first, but I think he's come to like it. How are the projects coming? and pictures?

I would have added pictures but my camera didn't copy them like it should have.
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Old August 3rd 2006, 18:58
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I'm not going to hijack your thread with my pics... but I've got pics of your car i can share.



I think this was taken back in June... by a friend of mine, Dave, who is also interested in putting a subie lump in his beetle.
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Old August 3rd 2006, 21:57
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I'm not going to hijack your thread with my pics... but I've got pics of your car i can share.

I think this was taken back in June... by a friend of mine, Dave, who is also interested in putting a subie lump in his beetle.
Word, you have any more of my car? Email them to me. Also if you want email me some pics of your car. md2284@ yahoo.com

I was starting to think no one was watching this thread.
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Old August 3rd 2006, 22:59
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Word, you have any more of my car? Email them to me. Also if you want email me some pics of your car. md2284@ yahoo.com

I was starting to think no one was watching this thread.
I've only got a couple but I sent them out anyway. Dave could have more, I'll ask him.
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Old August 4th 2006, 04:45
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I've only got a couple but I sent them out anyway. Dave could have more, I'll ask him.
Thanks for the pictures. I forgot he said something about sending them to me. I havn't contacted him at all since he took them. I completely forgot. My bad.

Thanks Danny, I was almost thinking it was kinda just flying under the radar. I think it's cool someone else is getting motivated off my work. What really gets me going is seeing the picture of the dash full of gauges.

Of course I had to post it.
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Autometer Loves you Mikey. Nice setup. :agree:
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Old August 5th 2006, 02:38
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Danny, I already did that. The picture is easier to look at though.

Thanks Dave. They did get a fat chunk of change from me on this project.

Update... sorta, I still can't copy the pictures. And a friend barrowed the camera for a wedding he went to. I didn't go. Long story... I also havn't worked on the car cause it's been 105*+ every day.

I'll be kickin' it good once the weather cools down a bit. Like 40*.
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Mikey, I have been catching up on your progress. You are doing some cool stuff keep it up!!!!!
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