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« on: September 13, 2008, 17:43:42 pm »

we've all bought things and fitted them on our cars , but how many have actually made there own parts ?
list them !!!  and post pics Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 09:26:10 am »

If you are talking about making stuff from scratch, the only thing I can think of is my Gearbox girdle. And the rollbar...
Mid fabrication of the girdle:
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 09:41:45 am »

cool !!!
got any pics of it finished and on the car ??
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 10:02:23 am »

No, not here at work anyway. I will soon take it out of the car so I can snap a few then.
Here is another (bad) picture... still unfinished:
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 00:09:44 am »

This is my tach that I built from a Talbot mirror and a VDO gauge. I put blue leds in it for illumination.I am kind of proud of it!My friend Dan Green spun the custom front bezel for me, so it wasn't completely done by me I guess..  :
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 00:13:03 am »

I made this little puppy  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 01:17:32 am »

looking good guys !!!

i like to see unique features on a car .
can't get better than a one-off made by yourself Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 04:14:15 am »

Nice stuff guys. Its cool to see stuff that people dream up, Old sckool.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008, 04:16:09 am »

Shown in this image are my alternator mount and fill tower and center pivot throttle linkage (barely visible), my custom 4 1/2" crank pulley and my breather box.


In these images, chrome moly front beam (link pin on a ball joint pan) and custom lite weight front brakes





There's a bunch of odd bits, but I don't have photos of everything. That's one of the more enjoyable aspects of the VW thing. Building my own stuff.....just because I can
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008, 07:00:07 am »

This is my tach that I built from a Talbot mirror and a VDO gauge. I put blue leds in it for illumination.I am kind of proud of it!My friend Dan Green spun the custom front bezel for me, so it wasn't completely done by me I guess..  :
                                                               That is one cool tach mount! Has a very rally car, or even aircraft feel to it. Would go real well with a steering wheel that had some satin stainless on it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008, 10:17:25 am »

This is my tach that I built from a Talbot mirror and a VDO gauge. I put blue leds in it for illumination.I am kind of proud of it!My friend Dan Green spun the custom front bezel for me, so it wasn't completely done by me I guess.. 

Wow that's nice !
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008, 10:30:04 am »

I made a gearbox mid mount and rear engine support, mainly to save money, why pay 70 when I can make it for 20 Cool



Does sheet metal count?





Again, I made it to save money as it was a budget Ghia resto.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2008, 11:33:12 am »

looking good guys !!!

i like to see unique features on a car .
can get better than a one-off made by yourself Wink


Where's your "one off" - "custom made" bits then dude  Huh Wink Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2008, 12:09:33 pm »

what , on my type one ??
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2008, 12:22:31 pm »

what , on my type one ??

Type 1, Type 2 whatever, you are asking about " custom" parts so i thought you might have some cool items yourself Huh Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2008, 12:23:55 pm »

Phew,my only part i made for my beetle years ago was a pro wing copied from a pro stocker i saw once running in california while on vacation there.
This was in 1989 or so Cool

Sorry no pics of it Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2008, 12:27:46 pm »

brace bars , traction bar , intermediate mount , fuel and brake lines , breather box , breather lines , seat rails , tacho mount , header , wiring conduits , and inlet manifolds are all on my "to-do" list .....  god knows when tho  Roll Eyes
nothing really out of the ordinary . (and the list will no doubt change as i go along)
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2008, 17:49:42 pm »

exhaust, t-bars, crossbar linkage with SKF sealed bearings....the list goes on but i can't post pictures- i don't know why Huh Huh
only one time i could post a picture in the" sarge when did transaxels...tread"- on more home made item.

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2008, 17:56:58 pm »



with the web address for your picture in between Wink
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2008, 18:02:15 pm »

I made my 67 one off 3 vent deck lid and am working on my 58 Dash Grin  http://shubee2.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!A428D22F7763625B!481/?startingImageIndex=1&commentsExpand=0&addCommentExpand=0&addCommentFocus=0&pauseSlideshow=0
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2008, 19:59:39 pm »

picture from the linkage, sorry about the chrom-engine, car was build in 1991.
and the exhaust.

i hope it works, can't see the pictures in the preview

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2008, 23:46:53 pm »

This is my tach that I built from a Talbot mirror and a VDO gauge. I put blue leds in it for illumination.I am kind of proud of it!My friend Dan Green spun the custom front bezel for me, so it wasn't completely done by me I guess.. 
                                                               That is one cool tach mount! Has a very rally car, or even aircraft feel to it. Would go real well with a steering wheel that had some satin stainless on it.
[/quoteThanks guys! I have a real EMPI wheel with the satin stainless that goes along with it,I tried to keep a theme going . Here are my rear jump seats loosely based on early Porsche rears, I fabbed the brackets from angled aluminum with quick release pins.
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 00:06:08 am »

I modified a Berg wide merge exhaust into this...
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2008, 10:07:59 am »

that is a quality job!
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 16:03:39 pm »

I modified a Berg wide merge exhaust into this...
So you have heat in your car? That must be nice!
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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 16:59:42 pm »

Yes, I have heat in my car.  I only need it when I travel out of state.  It usually doesn't get very cold in Phoenix. I did use it the last time I drove to Colorado.
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2008, 17:12:07 pm »

G-dog, super stuff there, it was featured in Hot VW's right ? Love the fabrication stuff.
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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2008, 19:07:24 pm »

Some sheetmetal I reworked a little. Its bare metal with transparent toners,I did not paint its. Its terrible
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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2008, 19:19:03 pm »

stuff I did to roger crawfords pan
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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2008, 21:22:12 pm »

i thought that pan was for your new car danny ??
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