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Prtexx
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Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:28 pm

Picked up a new project to replace my Beetle. A pretty solid 74 Bus bought it from an older guy that had it on his farm for 25 years. It had one small obvious rust spot and after a thorough inspection forund a couple of other places that needed attention, just one area left to repair below the left rear window. I replaced the front panel since it was in rough shape and had been hammered out by someone that didn't know what they were doing. It was a lot of work to replace but worth the effort, it's taking shape and looking much better.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
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Post by ajdenette » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:41 pm

Bus is looking very good cant wait to see the finished product!
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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:29 pm

Thanks, I did the last patch tuesday night the area below the left rear window. I happy with the results so far.
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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:28 pm

Making good progress should be able to start the 2.2 Subaru conversion shortly.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:54 am

Got back to my project since I had a deadline, the Texas VW classic. made it barely finished the night before the event and left the next morning on a 600 mile round trip with a just finished conversion. Other than a bad oil leak I thought was fixed the trip went well made it home on it;s own power.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:58 am

Since the last pictures were taken the firewall has been reinstalled.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:52 am

10 week build.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by ajdenette » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Wow that's some impressive work!
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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks I love the ride, still needs more work but now it's a work in progress while I drive it.
Steve
67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by heli-easy » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:25 am

Nice ride. I assume you have a radiator under the floor?

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Re: Bay window nose job.

Post by Prtexx » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:31 am

Yes the radiator is underneath and works very well. Made some
Changes to streamline the air flow and dropped the temps a little more. I have it up for sale now moving on to another project.
Steve
67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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