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Old 08-11-2020, 05:55 PM
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Making a little progress?
Lots of thinking and little work. Still in the cut mode. no welding yet.
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:16 AM
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This is always the most frustrating time in the building process....moving stuff around...cutting, chopping, sitting back and looking at it...lots of chin scratching too...such tedious work but well worth it to get the right stance...

Love the color on the ole Beetle...

Keep up the good work...

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Old 08-12-2020, 06:38 AM
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Yup lots of hmmmm and chin scratching time👍👍
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:31 AM
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Whaddya know, it really IS the Luv Bug!

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Old 08-12-2020, 06:22 PM
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Yes and I'm thinking I want something along the lines of T-Bucket, that will make it a Bug-Bucket
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:20 PM
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Yes and I'm thinking I want something along the lines of T-Bucket, that will make it a Bug-Bucket
Or maybe a BUG-ET😁
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:54 PM
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Tried something with the rear suspension. Cut the back of the spring off, flipped it over so it curved more the right way. Using some air shocks I had on the shelf to get an idea of what might work, if it stays it will be coil overs.
Set the body it to see what more I'm going to need to do.
I want to take the door opening away to get the T-Bucket look. I will need to cut some of the floor out to get it channeled the way I want and to get the rear wheels where they need to be. That said I think I'll have to do one of two I'll have to think about that some more, I don't think I want the wheel base to be to short
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thanks for coming along
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Old 08-20-2020, 06:20 PM
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What’s the wheel base length you are going for, Soltz ?
My favorite T bucket is Ed Roth’s “Tweety Pie”
It has a short wheel base as well,
Of course I wouldn’t turn down the “ Kookie T” or Tommy Ivo’s T bucket either.😎😎😎
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:03 PM
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I don't have the foggiest idea where you're going with this, but I'll be watching and waiting all the same.

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I've thought about using a stiff leaf spring half for a trailing arm but never did it. Very interesting build.
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