Sunday, November 25, 2012

Transmission installation

Well, what a bitch! This was one tough task!? I've dropped in several transmissions, but in buses, but this one was chore. JODER!!!  But it looks really pretty sitting in there ......... all nice and powder coated with cad plated hardware. Mounted as well the new rubber pieces they came with back when they rolled off the assembly line. This mug should drive really nicely.

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Doesn't she look beautiful!!!!!  I mean, LOOK AT HER!!!!! 

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hardware nightmare!

Just got all this hardware cad plated for a 50 Split Window. What a mess!!!!


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

25 Horse power engine

Here is a shot of a 25 hsp engine getting the treatment at the Butcher Shop.



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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pedal assembly

After installing the main metal brake line, I had to install a new clutch cable. So this meant I had to remove the entire pedal assembly, and I did!! It was pretty beat up and dirty. But nothing I couldn't fix. Once taken apart I could see what I was working with and what needed to be done. It cleaned up pretty nicely.

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After I installed both the new clutch cable and throttle cable, I also went ahead and removed the emergency brake cables, cleaned them up nicely and reinstalled them. But I greased them up really nice as I slipped them back in. Did the same with the clutch and throttle cables.

Now I have to clean this area up nicely and fit in the other brake lines and set up the transmission mount before I mount the newly rebuilt transmission.


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

New brake lines.

After going back and forth if the entire brake lines should be ripped out and replaced????? This had to be done. Turns out the mine line from the back to the front was rusted pretty bad and showed traces of it leaking. So we pulled that mug out! And when we did .......... JUNK! ( should have taken pictures of that! PUTAIN! )  Any hoot, the first line of defense was to remove the rear "T" fitting as well and start from there. Once "T" fitting was mounted I went ahead and started the bending process. Kids, don't try this at home. It was a BIOTCH!! After the bending the line was screwed into fitting. Then strapped down all across. Now I had to mount and set up the master cylinder. That was easy. The hard part was bending the line without fucking it up! But the end results were good. Oh, I also installed a new throttle cable. Greased that bitch up really nicely and shoved it all the way in!!!! Surprised  Next I will clean up the pedal assembly, reinstall it and drop in a new clutch cable.

All brake parts were supplied by WAGEN WORKS ..........


This was the old "T" fitting with the old jacked up brake lines. 


Note the middle portion of the brake line. It looks like someone's booty I know! All torn up and beat up!



Here is the new "T" fitting with the new brake line installed. I also installed new rubber grommets to keep it in place. The way they came from the factory.


Here are shots of the main line inside the beetle. Both front and rear. Came out pretty chee chees.



I also semi installed the master cylinder. Just to mock up the front brake lines. It turned out really good. Those German master cylinders are the SHIT!! VERSTEHEN SIE MICH!!?? I have NO idea why people install junk in their rides?

Is this a BEAUTIFUL shot or what!!!??? 


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Monday, November 05, 2012

Bones' 1954 Barndoor Single Cab debut

Yup! After sitting for 18 years, it finally came out from hibernation. It's a dream come true ...............






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Sunday, November 04, 2012


Yet another P-Town gathering. Though this was was special. It was a celebration of Bones' debut of his 1954 Single Cab which he's been sitting on for the past 18 years!


Is this guy BAD O DEE or what!!??


Mr Goodies (  stash .......... heading over to Belgium!
















 This was the most beautiful ride at the show, and my favorite!!


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