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jack the beetle

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by gsa2at, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    TJ cuts the wheels and re welds the centre with a new offset
    please note the firebird in the background which is being neglected whilst the dub gets some attention

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    more welds than stock

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    the left is the OG wheel the right is the "new" offset wheel
    fingers crossed the tyres don;t rub when reapplied

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  2. KellieBee

    KellieBee New Member

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  3. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    Tim J welded the other front wheel with new offset then painted all the wheels with a gun metal grey followed by clear coat
    he took the front wheels back to bare metal and etch primed before painting
    the rear wheels were given a quick clean up then painted as they are later to be replaced with 6 inch wheels we hope


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  4. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    the finished product is sweet !!\


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  5. chris smart

    chris smart Member

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    rims look awesome mate
     
  6. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    my good mate Tim J got the tyres refitted to the welded wheels and they balanced well

    the back wheels will be wider later

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    mmmmm pattina

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  7. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    the battery tray floor had been repaired poorly on several occasions

    this time Tim J fixed it properly

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  8. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    i slipped up to add some old school domed hub caps (thanks Don) to jack

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    Tim J worked on making the floor a little less flinstones

    this is the front passenger quarter

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  9. gsa2at

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    the bumper holes at the back needed mending too

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  10. dbs

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    looks fantastic!

    just out of curiosity, with the rims offset that way... do not you find the tyres rub on the king pins on full lock?
     
  11. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

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    we are having trouble with Eva's rims & tyres now...
    as she has a type 4 in the back & a lowered beam & disc brakes in the front she now can't have the wider rims on....too wide & rub...so to get through rego we will put original standard rims& tyres on... then later will decide what we want to replace that with....... :umm:
     
  12. gsa2at

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    tis a 68 german semi auto - ball joint front end and IRS rear

    when adding drop spindles they add approx 13mm of extra track - so we have really just adjusted the offset to fix this problem - with a couple of extra mm for good measure
     
  13. gsa2at

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    one of the finishing touches to the body work was the early roof rack "donated" by a fella called Jeff from Aussie Vee Dubbers
    tim fabricated a clamp system to hold this sucker on the roof without cumbersome suckers
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    do not worry
    these brackets are made of steel and will soon get some nice surface rust to blend in with their environment
     
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  14. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    my good friend Tim of J's Customs has done yet another fine job on one of my dubs
    he is a V8 and hot rod man from way back - yet i think he has a secret soft spot for the dubs now - judging by the look on his face

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  15. Mister Manstein

    Mister Manstein New Member

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    Geeez Glen, that Tim J looks like a total idiot. Are you sure you want people like that working on your cars?
     
  16. gsa2at

    gsa2at New Member

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    i wouldn't have anyone but an idiot working on my cars or else i wouldn't be able to do it either

    Lindsay however is the exception to the rule
     
  17. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I think the look of glee on T's face is anticipation. Having cut the brake lines, he recons he will soon be rid of the offending peice of kraut crap and its owner all in one go.

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  18. gsa2at

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    well Jack finally had a roady worthy
    after we had replace the entire front end and 1/2 the floor and all the original guards with older school ones
    the only thing he got pulled up on was lack of one wiper on the wind screen and cracked front indicators
    these are fixed - now he just needs plates - oh the fun of taking a number in qld transport!
     

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