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  • It looks like the spare tire holder was hacked/damaged by someone. On mine, the spare tire holder fits into the opening of the engine cover from the inside and then bolted in place. And like Roy said “Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as hard as most would have you believe.”

  • newkitman replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Schu,

    Do you by chance remember what type of SUV you got the heat shield from.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Schu,

    Do you by chance remember what type of SUV you got the heat shield from. We have a pick and pull that I can peruse to find one.

  • Don’t forget that when you get the new or rebuilt generator installed you will have to “flash” the generator to set up its magnetic properties in the windings. Simple job that some folks forget about.

  • Thanks for the good info. Toller, I like the idea of that checklist. Perhaps you can dig it out and post it here on the forum. It definitely sounds like something we can all use.

    As for bleeding the brakes, this is the second time in a year I’ve had to do this. Air appears to be seating into the closed system. With all the bleeders and metal…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the good info. Toller, I like the idea of that checklist. Perhaps you can dig it out and post it here on the forum. It definitely sounds like something we can all use.

    As for bleeding the brakes, this is the second time in a year I’ve had to do this. Air appears to be seeping into the closed system. With all the bleeders and metal…[Read more]

  • I was going to bleed my breaks and the bleeder fittings are seriously tight. I’ve sprayed PB Blaster on them to loosen them up but was wondering if I can remove the bleeder, put a light coat of anti-seize compound on the threads. Then install the bleeder and bleed the brakes.

  • I’d first check the ground wire. Could be loose. Pull the headlight and check the headlight connector. The ground wire (if VW color coding is used will be BROWN.) If not VW wiring it’ll be black and probably will NOT run all the way to the dash. Most likely it’ll run to the chassis somewhere near the headlight area. My TD is a Fiberfab and is…[Read more]

  • A couple of other things.

    The new alternators come internally regulated therefore the current external voltage regulator is no longer required. You may find some outfit selling externally regulated alternators but there are not many.  The external voltage regulator can be removed but I’d save it.

    You’ll have to change the fuel pump and fuel…[Read more]

  • Okay. I had some damage to my passenger door due to the severe storms. I removed the door, made the repairs and am currently painting. I have some photos to post which leads to these questions.

    (1) When I first add a photo, I go to my gallery and add the photos; then in the topic post, I select the photos I want to add and cut and paste.…[Read more]

  • newkitman replied to the topic Fender stretching in the forum Fender stretching 4 months ago

    Daniel san. Wax on!  Drive on! So speaks Miagi!

  • newkitman replied to the topic valve cover gasget in the forum General Discussion 4 months ago

    I tend to get my cork valve cover gaskets from a vendor at VW shows. I manage to keep a dozen on hand as spares and when I get down to four gaskets, I pick up some more at the next VW show. I usually get them cheaper there.

  • Greg. ALWAYS go with the cork gaskets. Even VW at the Chattanooga car plant says to stick with the cork gaskets.

  • No update. Decided to worry about that after I get the car on the road. Perhaps I’ll consider it sometime next year. Once I drive her around I’ll know if I really want to go that route.

  • Beal. Pillnparts has a ford based kit and knows that configuration pretty well. Mine is a VW based kit so I’m not all that certain about the other non-VW kits. I’d follow the pinto based assembly manual and if that bracket is left over, then use it as in the VW  manual fir you want.

  • Beal. Billnparts has a ford based kit and knows that configuration pretty well. Mine is a VW based kit so I’m not all that certain about the other non-VW kits. I’d follow the pinto based assembly manual and if that bracket is left over, then use it as in the VW  manual if you want.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Bug-a-paluza in the forum Clubs and Show 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Linda and I went to the Bug-A-Paluza in Chattanooga today. Had great weather and other than getting the truck bogged down in some mud, we had a fun time. Plus I scored not one but two rims with tires. And both for only $20. They’re in good shape and all they need is a little bit of cleanup. The tires are 215R15s. A little worn but that’ll give me…[Read more]

  • No problem. I have a few ideas. Raising the tank about 1/2 inch around the edges and adding some fiberglass to force any leak down into the front area since my battery is under the passenger seat.

  • Bill. Is your kit a VW based kit? I just enlarged the photo you posted. I believe those two square 4 x 4 plates are for mounting the seat back. They connect to the wood piece for the seat back and then the top part of the hinge fits into the slots in the square adapters. Check the VW Assembly manual, page 44 for the 15-inch angle piece and page 63…[Read more]

  • Bill. I don’t have a CMC Chevy/Ford kit I have a CMC/Fiberfab VW kit I’ve been building and the lower bar appears similar to the bar in my kit. Mine goes underneath the front fenders where they come together. It is extra support for the front of the fenders and keeps them aligned with each other. It also is used to mount the fog lights. As for the…[Read more]

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