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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/11/16 7:13 p.m.

Ha! Love it.

Ben_Modified
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4/13/16 6:36 p.m.

Made up a couple of Stainless caps out old band clamps

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Ben_Modified
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4/14/16 4:18 p.m.

Finished up the front turn signals

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brad131a4
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4/14/16 6:11 p.m.

OHOHOH jesus we have crossed over into crazy town now and I LIKE it.

Ben_Modified
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4/16/16 11:59 a.m.
brad131a4 wrote: OHOHOH jesus we have crossed over into crazy town now and I LIKE it.

Ha, thanks!

Started building a couple of side scoops. Split a piece of 3" exhaust tubing and went from there.

The back half will quick release for engine compartment access

Rear section is still rough

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4/24/16 6:05 p.m.

Dusterbd13
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4/24/16 8:00 p.m.

I think the side scoops would also be an awesome hood scoop on something.

Ben_Modified
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4/26/16 5:34 p.m.

I blocked off the gap along the top of the radiator to prevent hot engine air from getting drawn into the front side of the radiator. Along with the side scoop and swapping the 190 degree thermostat for a 160 my highway operating temp has gone down from 210 to 175.

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jmc14
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4/26/16 9:42 p.m.

This build is fantastic. Your creativity and fab skills are inspiring.

Ben_Modified
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4/27/16 6:58 p.m.
jmc14 wrote: This build is fantastic. Your creativity and fab skills are inspiring.

Thanks so much!

Got started on the Engine Cover/Hood today. The plan is to make it look very similar to the roof on the cab

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NOHOME
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4/27/16 9:32 p.m.

You need to go into a bit more detail into how you got the shape into the closing panel.

Please.

Ben_Modified
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4/28/16 9:06 a.m.
NOHOME wrote: You need to go into a bit more detail into how you got the shape into the closing panel. Please.

I have been videoing the process. I will post it once the hood is mostly done.

Did some more work on it this morning. Still need to weld in the corner patches, the underside and smooth.

Ben_Modified
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4/30/16 2:49 p.m.

Made some more progress on the hood today. Got both of the rear corners welded in, just need smoothing.

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Ben_Modified
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5/1/16 10:30 a.m.

Tack welds are ground smooth

Clearance for the rear window

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YoloRX7
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5/1/16 12:31 p.m.

Wow! I just found this thread. I am not really much of a old school VW fan but this thing is wicked awesome. I'll be following the rest of this build for sure. Good job Ben.

Ben_Modified
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5/2/16 6:02 p.m.
YoloRX7 wrote: Wow! I just found this thread. I am not really much of a old school VW fan but this thing is wicked awesome. I'll be following the rest of this build for sure. Good job Ben.

Great, glad you like it.

Wheeled the other end cap today

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Ben_Modified
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5/5/16 5:43 a.m.

Hood is nearly done. Still need to run thru the english wheel to smooth and crown

Found these intricate bmw hood hinges at the self serve salvage yard for $5

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Ben_Modified
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5/5/16 5:22 p.m.

Setting up the hinges. This should allow the hood to hinge at the front and open fully without hitting the back of the cab

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brad131a4
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5/6/16 11:28 a.m.

Sweet!! got to love repurposing good designed parts from other makes to accomplice things you need.

Ben_Modified
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5/6/16 8:13 p.m.
brad131a4 wrote: Sweet!! got to love repurposing good designed parts from other makes to accomplice things you need.

Absolutely!

Todays progress.....Completely installed the hood hinges and fabricated a framework to sandwich between the hinges and hood for strength.

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Ben_Modified
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5/7/16 6:12 p.m.

Ben_Modified
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5/8/16 9:39 p.m.
NOHOME wrote: You need to go into a bit more detail into how you got the shape into the closing panel. Please.

Here you go!

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Ben_Modified
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5/10/16 6:38 p.m.

The hood and the remote latch are mostly done.

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