1968 Volkswagen Beetle
Day 51 - August 29, 2008
Brakes were bled. Double 90 stainless steal scrap fuel line was fabricated and installed next to radiator to complete the coolant lines. Dave put in rear window glass. Gage holes were cut in dash. Sway bar and bushings were put under front end, but not connected. Temperature wiring and gages were mocked up to start car. Car first fired at 8:20pm. After replacing a bad transmission cooler line, the bug was refired, and car moved on its own for the first time at 8:33pm. (2 monthes to the day after starting the project)
Day 52 - August 31, 2008
Major set back. A lot of time and momentum were lost in finding a new radiator, because the old one was bad. A scirocco radiator was used from the $2005 Fiat. New mounts were made to install the radiator.
Day 53 - September 1, 2008
Paula and Calvin worked on the sunroof.
Day 54 - September 3, 2008
Column switch and NSS were worked on. Jason worked on the sway bar mounts.
Day 55 - September 4, 2008
Shifter cover/ Switch panel was made.
Day 56 - September 5,2008
Hood stiffener was installed.
Day 57 - September 6, 2008
ON/OFF switch, master disconnect were mounted. Switch panel wiring was begun.
Day 58 - September 7, 2008
Bernie worked on sway bar mounts. Tom made a spacer. Cameron mounted the overflow. Calvin worked on the filler panels. Andy and Paula worked on the wiring.
Day 59 - September 8, 2008
Wiring, wiring, and more wiring…
Day 60 (September 9, 2008)
Floor was completely painted.