edwardh80 Reader
Aug. 8, 2016 7:10 p.m.

Picture linky dinky's no worky

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 8, 2016 8:17 p.m.

In reply to edwardh80:

sorry, the mandatory switch from picasa to google photos is causing problems for me. i will have to switch to another photo site and try again.

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 8, 2016 9:34 p.m.

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Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 8, 2016 9:57 p.m.

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I had this vehicle mostly assembled and fitted prior to shipping the body off for sandblasting. The project stalled for a couple of years and now it is back on track. This is a photo prior to sandblasting.

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While I had it apart, I swapped out the automatic trans for a 5 speed

<img src="20160719_172124" />

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The Build Videos are Here:

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 10, 2016 5:59 p.m.

<img src="20160810_172035

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 13, 2016 10:09 a.m.
Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 15, 2016 5:35 p.m.

Modified the Headers to fit the new engine position

<img src="20160811_102057" />

<img src="20160815_150754" />

<img src="20160815_150838" />

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My Build Videos on YouTube

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 24, 2016 6:44 p.m.

New driveshaft came in. Fits very well

<img src="20160819_140109" />

Started fitting the driveshaft tunnel made from repurposed vw parts. Had to drill and air hammer off some left overs

<img src="20160823_161531" />

Checking the bench seat for tunnel clearance

<img src="20160823_164337" />

Also cut out a large rust hole and welded in new metal

<img src="20160824_171433" />

<img src="20160824_171706" />

All of the Projects

Ben_Modified Reader
Aug. 25, 2016 10:18 p.m.
Ben_Modified Reader
Sept. 6, 2016 7:55 p.m.

Cut out rusted metal and fabricated and replaced the lower sections of the drivers door both inner and outer

<img src="20160831_150138" />

<img src="20160831_150243" />

Started with a paper template

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Bent up an outer panel and ran it thru the shrinker to give it the same curve as the door.

<img src="20160904_125434" />

Coming together

<img src="20160904_125321" />

This is the remains of the inner door with the new flat sheet metal and a section of rod to shape it around

<img src="20160906_093839" />

Working it around the rod

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Drove a piece of flat stock into the panel to make it more square like the original

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<img src="20160906_101229" />

New and old

<img src="20160906_101331" />

Inner section tacked in

<img src="20160906_112444" />

Welded in and primed

<img src="20160906_173834" />

Just needs a small skim coat of body filler over the seam and a few drain holes in the bottom

<img src="20160906_173923" />

My other Projects

Ben_Modified Reader
Sept. 7, 2016 9:26 p.m.

The door is done.

<img src="20160907_162707" />

My other Projects

Ben_Modified Reader
Sept. 11, 2016 1:04 p.m.

Rust repairs are done on both doors.

<img src="20160911_100341" />

Prior to removing the doors, I drilled a small hole thru the hinges, the body and the backing plates to make re-assembly and alignment easier. With the help of just a floor jack and a couple of drill bits, I was able to re-install and align the doors by myself. After tightening them down, both doors shut properly on the first try!

<img src="20160911_091623" />

<img src="20160911_120029" />

My other Projects

Ben_Modified Reader
Sept. 16, 2016 4:30 a.m.
Kia_Racer SuperDork
Sept. 16, 2016 6:25 a.m.


Ben_Modified Reader
Nov. 17, 2016 6:46 a.m.

Currently replacing all the brake lines and the master cylinder

<img src="20161116_154847" />

<img src="20161116_154905" />

My Project Videos

Ben_Modified Reader
Nov. 17, 2016 5:52 p.m.

Added another crossmember to the frame today

<img src="20161117_115715" />

<img src="20161117_164610" />


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