#outlawbeetle

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Anyone have a DIY chrome removal technique? Want to maintain the details, so abrasives are out of the question. 🧐
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Anyone have a DIY chrome removal technique? Want to maintain the details, so abrasives are out of the question. 🧐 . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 3 days ago

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Save this for when you need it.
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Save this for when you need it. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 3 days ago

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Work continues to prepare the chassis and body to mate. Question for those with experience... easier to completely wire the body prior to mating to chassis? I’m thinking it would be. #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Work continues to prepare the chassis and body to mate. Question for those with experience... easier to completely wire the body prior to mating to chassis? I’m thinking it would be. #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 4 days ago

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No fancy stuff here, simply a garage. You can do this. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

No fancy stuff here, simply a garage. You can do this. . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 5 days ago

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A closer look at the body for @the_grey_bug . It was pretty clean & straight to begin with. During disassembly, I began to find all of the well hidden and not so well hidden bodywork. Mike and Team at @montoya_kustom addressed it and took care of some rot inside the trunk and dash. Replaced the engine lid with a rust free and straight lid from a ‘57 beetle. All solid metal now. It’s sprayed in Anthracite Grey and buried in clear. Wheel wells were undercoated by previous owner, so Mike blasted a fresh layer on. It’s cut and buffed, will get another touch after assembly. Engine bay and trunk were also finished to a high quality. Excited to begin putting this part of the puzzle together.
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

A closer look at the body for @the_grey_bug . It was pretty clean & straight to begin with. During disassembly, I began to find all of the well hidden and not so well hidden bodywork. Mike and Team at @montoya_kustom addressed it and took care of some rot inside the trunk and dash. Replaced the engine lid with a rust free and straight lid from a ‘57 beetle. All solid metal now. It’s sprayed in Anthracite Grey and buried in clear. Wheel wells were undercoated by previous owner, so Mike blasted a fresh layer on. It’s cut and buffed, will get another touch after assembly. Engine bay and trunk were also finished to a high quality. Excited to begin putting this part of the puzzle together. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 10 days ago

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@montoya_kustom rolling up with the freshly painted body. ✨ #socialdistancing .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

@montoya_kustom rolling up with the freshly painted body. ✨ #socialdistancing . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 12 days ago

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Really excited to push the chassis outside for the first time. A quick walk around to commemorate the moment. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Really excited to push the chassis outside for the first time. A quick walk around to commemorate the moment. . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 12 days ago

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Happy Place in a time of uncertainty. Stay Safe! Follow along for the build.
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Happy Place in a time of uncertainty. Stay Safe! Follow along for the build. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 12 days ago

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It’s a roller!
If it wasn’t raining you’d be looking at a photo of it on the street. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

It’s a roller! If it wasn’t raining you’d be looking at a photo of it on the street. . . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 14 days ago

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Follow up from previous post. Attempt at detailing the Fuchs myself. Used the wheel destined to be the spare as a test. Figure if I screw it up too bad, it’s easy enough to media blast and have recoated. The wheels were all media blasted and powder coated Moss Grey with a matte clear coat by Coating Specialties. The rest of the painting I did in the garage using Duplicolor paints engineered for wheel applications. The paint is marketed as being more resilient to brake dust and such.. fingers crossed. Anyway. Lots of masking, lots of patience. Overall happy with the results. Learned a couple lessons about which tapes work and which don’t. Also got to try out the waterline technique to ensure the pedals were all masked to the same depth. Here’s the process shots in reverse order. This was done over several days to allow drying/cure time. Humidity definitely played a factor in the finish of the Silver... don’t paint when it’s raining. I will tackle the other 4 wheels and center caps at a later date. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Follow up from previous post. Attempt at detailing the Fuchs myself. Used the wheel destined to be the spare as a test. Figure if I screw it up too bad, it’s easy enough to media blast and have recoated. The wheels were all media blasted and powder coated Moss Grey with a matte clear coat by Coating Specialties. The rest of the painting I did in the garage using Duplicolor paints engineered for wheel applications. The paint is marketed as being more resilient to brake dust and such.. fingers crossed. Anyway. Lots of masking, lots of patience. Overall happy with the results. Learned a couple lessons about which tapes work and which don’t. Also got to try out the waterline technique to ensure the pedals were all masked to the same depth. Here’s the process shots in reverse order. This was done over several days to allow drying/cure time. Humidity definitely played a factor in the finish of the Silver... don’t paint when it’s raining. I will tackle the other 4 wheels and center caps at a later date. . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 16 days ago

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Experimenting. If successful, it will be a different take on detailed Fuchs. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Experimenting. If successful, it will be a different take on detailed Fuchs. . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 17 days ago

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Cleaning up seat components today. Paint stripper followed by wire wheel. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Cleaning up seat components today. Paint stripper followed by wire wheel. . . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 18 days ago

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Little sneak peek of @the_grey_bug body being cut & buffed by Mike and the team at @montoya_kustom . Won’t be long now! .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself
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Little sneak peek of @the_grey_bug body being cut & buffed by Mike and the team at @montoya_kustom . Won’t be long now! . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself 🎥 @montoya_kustom - 18 days ago

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Really cleaned up the garage to find more work space... space to set up a desk. Due to the corona virus, I will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Like much of America, my employer has requested we stay home and isolated. The kids’ school has been closed, all restaurants closed for dine-in service state-wide, and everyone is seriously hunkered down. With the kids home, it’s difficult for me to take calls, find quiet to focus and work in the house. The garage will do just fine.
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Really cleaned up the garage to find more work space... space to set up a desk. Due to the corona virus, I will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Like much of America, my employer has requested we stay home and isolated. The kids’ school has been closed, all restaurants closed for dine-in service state-wide, and everyone is seriously hunkered down. With the kids home, it’s difficult for me to take calls, find quiet to focus and work in the house. The garage will do just fine. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 18 days ago

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Ripped into the rear seat today. It’s been a gigantic mouse nest for quite some time. Surprisingly, the frames are in fantastic original shape. A little scrubbing, some touch-up paint and they will be ready for upholstery.
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Ripped into the rear seat today. It’s been a gigantic mouse nest for quite some time. Surprisingly, the frames are in fantastic original shape. A little scrubbing, some touch-up paint and they will be ready for upholstery. . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 18 days ago

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The biggest downside to buying a car which a big part of came in baskets and bags is that you don’t know what is what and if what is there is correct. Case in point, this brake pushrod. No idea what make it’s for, but it’s def not going to work for this application. Thankfully Scott at  @pedalwerksdotcom makes some custom rods. Once it arrives I can bleed the brakes. The brakes will have to be bled again once I have the remote reservoirs installed, but really want to ensure the system is working as anticipated and leak free before the body is back on. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

The biggest downside to buying a car which a big part of came in baskets and bags is that you don’t know what is what and if what is there is correct. Case in point, this brake pushrod. No idea what make it’s for, but it’s def not going to work for this application. Thankfully Scott at @pedalwerksdotcom makes some custom rods. Once it arrives I can bleed the brakes. The brakes will have to be bled again once I have the remote reservoirs installed, but really want to ensure the system is working as anticipated and leak free before the body is back on. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 18 days ago

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Not the most interesting post... However, it’s  another piece to the puzzle. A fresh Bosch 12v starter arrived today. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Not the most interesting post... However, it’s another piece to the puzzle. A fresh Bosch 12v starter arrived today. . . . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 20 days ago

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Using button head bolts is a simple way to increase the level of detail and present a more finished look throughout the build. I’m using them in places where an onlooker might see a bolt or screw head. They require a bit more work in finding them in the needed threading and length. Local hardware stores big and small do not carry them in stock. I’ve been measuring the factory bolts and acquiring the stainless steel button head bolts online.  The smart thing to do would be buying a bulk of 8m and 10m at a long length and cutting them down to suit. Not sure why I didn’t think of that sooner.  Here you see them in action while mocking up the brake booster and pedal assembly. .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself

Using button head bolts is a simple way to increase the level of detail and present a more finished look throughout the build. I’m using them in places where an onlooker might see a bolt or screw head. They require a bit more work in finding them in the needed threading and length. Local hardware stores big and small do not carry them in stock. I’ve been measuring the factory bolts and acquiring the stainless steel button head bolts online. The smart thing to do would be buying a bulk of 8m and 10m at a long length and cutting them down to suit. Not sure why I didn’t think of that sooner. Here you see them in action while mocking up the brake booster and pedal assembly. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 21 days ago

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Installed Koni adjustable shocks. Really tempted to pull them off to paint them black or imitation chrome. Bothers me they are bright red while every other component is subtle in color. I set them at 1/4 off of their most ridged rebound setting. Set like this, with the torsion bars set one outer spline lower, and rather firm trans mounts should give the car a very direct feel in the rear. What do you think?... keep them red or paint them? .
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#vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself #konishocks

Installed Koni adjustable shocks. Really tempted to pull them off to paint them black or imitation chrome. Bothers me they are bright red while every other component is subtle in color. I set them at 1/4 off of their most ridged rebound setting. Set like this, with the torsion bars set one outer spline lower, and rather firm trans mounts should give the car a very direct feel in the rear. What do you think?... keep them red or paint them? . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself #konishocks - 23 days ago

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Let’s install a clutch cable.
Grease it, slide it in and through the clutch cable tube in the tunnel. You need to finger around in the tunnel to find the tube. Really grease the cable eye and your cable hook. Hard to see in these pics, but the @pedalwerksdotcom clutch hook is beefed up in the common wear point. This little extra touch and material will literally add years (decades?) to the life of the hook. As you push the cable through... Don’t forget the bowman tube and the throttle/clutch boot at the rear of the chassis. I found it impossible to feed the cable through without first uninstalling the bowman tube and inserting the cable by hand before reinstalling the tube. I used an early clutch cable nut. A quick wire brushing removed 60 years of bullshit and cleaned it up decent. Nobody will ever see it, but that does not mean it needs to look like crap. At this point the pedal cluster can be bolted down snug. Note the zip ties holding the clutch pedal back. Because the throw-out bearing is not installed the pedal is pulling forward. If the pedal falls all the way forward, the cable eye unseats from the hook and you get to start all over again. Ask me how I know. .
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Let’s install a clutch cable. Grease it, slide it in and through the clutch cable tube in the tunnel. You need to finger around in the tunnel to find the tube. Really grease the cable eye and your cable hook. Hard to see in these pics, but the @pedalwerksdotcom clutch hook is beefed up in the common wear point. This little extra touch and material will literally add years (decades?) to the life of the hook. As you push the cable through... Don’t forget the bowman tube and the throttle/clutch boot at the rear of the chassis. I found it impossible to feed the cable through without first uninstalling the bowman tube and inserting the cable by hand before reinstalling the tube. I used an early clutch cable nut. A quick wire brushing removed 60 years of bullshit and cleaned it up decent. Nobody will ever see it, but that does not mean it needs to look like crap. At this point the pedal cluster can be bolted down snug. Note the zip ties holding the clutch pedal back. Because the throw-out bearing is not installed the pedal is pulling forward. If the pedal falls all the way forward, the cable eye unseats from the hook and you get to start all over again. Ask me how I know. . . . . #vw #volkswagen #type1 #beetle #bug #1964beetle #1964bug #1964vw #barnfind #restoration #bugrestoration #vwrestoration #aircooled #anthracite #hayburner #outlawbeetle #narrowedbeam #flat4 #pedalwerks #vintagespeed #greybug #thegreybug #volksworld #callook #callookbug #californialook #fuchs #hotvw #doityourself - 23 days ago

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