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RE: how many bits in a volkswagen?

progress?!?! how much is one boy supposed to do in a day?!

running the wiring through that damned heater channel in the floor was progress enough for me!

tomorrow i endeavor to bolt up(temporatily) the drivers floor pan, install the steering shaft/coupler, pedal cluster and finally the steering wheel.

the wiring i will remove(again!) and temporarily build a 'just make it run' harness for pulling it in and out of the garage.

thats the plan right now-- to get it putting along under its own power. ill take it to my grandmothers house(she has a 10 acre trailer estate with guinea fowl and goats and cows a lake and even a rooster!) so i can get my cousin chigger(yes, chigger) to weld the pans in for me permanantly.

it hasnt run in 18 months or so, i took the oil out of it and mr wasabi has been sharpening his claws on the back tire, so i dont know how well itll do, but the tires have all held air the last few years=)

ive rotated the engine by hand(with the alt belt) whenever ive thought about it--it still spins ok, so im thinking itll start fine after the fuel system gets its prime back[:)]

youre impressed that a froot can work on an automobile? the only reason i ever learned is because the car is my familys bread an butter. if youre going to use one, i think it only right that one has a strong knowledge about them! at least to be able to fully service one if you HAVE to.

how *anyone* can trust(or properly use) a machine they know nothing about is way beyond the scope of my comprehention! its the exact reason why i wont fly. you just cant pull over and fix it when it dies. at least i can swim and walk[:D]

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RE: how many bits in a volkswagen?

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i can get my cousin chigger(yes, chigger) to weld the pans in for me permanantly.
Ah.... Alabama...

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ive rotated the engine by hand(with the alt belt) whenever ive thought about it--
Give up that habit sometime before you get the ignition working..


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how long does it take a froot to remove a vw engine?

1.5 hours!

i was astounded at how easy it was! it litterally jus fell out onto a padded bed of used college texts(theyre worth more for table leg holder uppers and pads for heavy objects than they are as reading material at this point)

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RE: how many bits in a volkswagen?

I have a friend who used to rebuild the things in his spare time on the weekends, in his living room. Amazingly simple beasts.

By comparison, a Boeing 747 has about 6 MILLION parts, of which about 1/2 are fasteners of one kind or another, and about 1/2 of those (1.5 Million) are rivets. Where's Rosie when you need her? In Everett, Washington.
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RE: how many bits in a volkswagen?

all the parts[:)]

arent they wonderful?

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these interior bits i pulled out oh the box today, it was like christmas over again!

i think i may do the upholstery while the floors are being put in. cover them with plastic and let em sit. i also think the door panels need to be a little better, they seem so plain. maybe ill get ones that have the tweed insert as well.

the seats have tweed places where you sit. the carpets match that-- im thinking about a two tone exterior as well. ruby red/ivory white, eggshell blue and classic white or pea green with an oatmeal tuxedo stripe.

whattya think?
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