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Ben Modified
10-04-2015, 23:30
I purchased the rotten cab and bed gates and added the rest. It uses a 400 Hp GM crate engine with a custom made frame and street rod suspension.

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My Build Blog with all Projects (http://www.itsbenmodified.blogspot.com)

YouTube videos of the Build (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8xzCtTkH46avFAEsFkL1x2-tW1IROfZw)

Tjaap
11-04-2015, 00:12
Amazing. Keep us updated!

Van Limburg
11-04-2015, 02:33
Fun build! :thumbup:

Tjaap
11-04-2015, 02:40
I just wasted two hours on your blog.

You are an amazing engineer and extremely creative!!

Love the cushman and Toyota van!

Ben Modified
11-04-2015, 02:53
Thanks! Did you check out the Pedal Motorcycle?

Pro FM
11-04-2015, 09:54
same here...:) i really like the electric VW bus because the fact it looks totally original. But i also like the other ones which are very creative.
Keep up the good work!

Ben Modified
21-07-2015, 20:45
Custom floor going in

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Pedaalemmer
22-07-2015, 07:09
Holy smoke, that is going to be insane!. Love your projects on the blog, it really shows your are extremly creative :D

Ben Modified
22-07-2015, 19:35
Holy smoke, that is going to be insane!. Love your projects on the blog, it really shows your are extremly creative :D

Thanks so much!

hajee
22-07-2015, 21:38
amazing!

Ben Modified
28-07-2015, 00:11
The floor is finished and have started on filler panels for the old highlight bucket area.

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Videos of the Build: (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

My Build Blog with all Projects (http://www.itsbenmodified.blogspot.com)

Ben Modified
30-07-2015, 15:11
I have had a few requests for more information on the shop/projects. If you are interested, here is the link.
Shop Tour (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw_oqIIHn6Y)


My YouTube Home Page (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW?feature=mhee)

Ben Modified
05-08-2015, 01:12
Still need to smooth and finish

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YouTube link to my Build Videos: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Tjaap
05-08-2015, 01:50
Still love everything about this!!

Sjeesbeest
05-08-2015, 06:08
Insane! Love it!

Your lucky there are no speedbumps on the road. O:-)

Ben Modified
07-08-2015, 02:41
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Ben Modified
08-08-2015, 02:22
I used these small Monroe golf cart shocks. They were a perfect fit. The piece of tubing will be removed.

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YouTube link to build videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists

Ben Modified
11-08-2015, 00:44
I decided to try and use the factory headlights and buckets on the single cab. I installed one today. It moves with the steering.


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YouTube link to my Build Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Pedaalemmer
11-08-2015, 07:21
Nice!

Ben Modified
12-08-2015, 00:40
I went ahead and mounted the other headlight, although I may not keep them. Also added the other shock tower bracing. Still need to finish the welding and smooth.

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Trimmed off the bottom of the door and started making a template for a rocker panel.

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My Build Videos: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Ben Modified
14-08-2015, 00:09
Made a steering wheel today

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Tjaap
14-08-2015, 04:08
That steeringwheel is wild (a bit Citroën like) not sure about the headlights though

Ben Modified
14-08-2015, 11:12
That steeringwheel is wild (a bit Citroën like) not sure about the headlights though

I am not sure about the headlights either, but they easily unbolt, so they can stay for now.

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Tjaap
15-08-2015, 04:14
this is the Citroën wheel i meant:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/1974_Citroen_D-Special_dashboard.jpg

Ben Modified
15-08-2015, 14:42
Just posted Part 7 of the Build on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfpMvLPHCko

chrisjuh
16-08-2015, 12:12
I wonder what it would look like with the original headlights at the original spots. Like it is now it's a bit odd.
Further i have no words; wot a project!! :thumbup:

Ben Modified
16-08-2015, 12:30
Thanks! I would have left them in the original location, but they would be to low to meet the legal requirement (61 cm). Also, the light would be obstructed by the front axle. I have to say that the headlight set up looks better in person than in 2 dimension photos, but I am still not sure that I will keep them. I really like the way it looks without lights, so I have ordered a set of very small HID lights to experiment with. I hope that I can position them in a way that they are not noticeable when turned off. I may also try to make a hidden headlight compartment. The lights that are on the truck right now are simple to remove, so they will stay until I come up with something better. Thanks for your feedback!

Pedaalemmer
16-08-2015, 13:46
I love the steering wheel, are you going to get it with leather?
The headlights are cool but are a little bit "in the face"

Ben Modified
17-08-2015, 00:29
I love the steering wheel, are you going to get it with leather?
The headlights are cool but are a little bit "in the face"

I was just going to powder coat it, but I like your leather idea better. I am working on a couple of other headlight ideas. These will have to do for now.

Ben Modified
17-08-2015, 23:56
Started framing a bed today. The 3" tubing used as a top rail, closely replicates the body line on the cab.

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Video Build Thread:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8xzCtTkH46avFAEsFkL1x2-tW1IROfZw

Ben Modified
19-08-2015, 00:30
The basic structure of the bed is finished and welded in. I mocked up one of the four rear fenders to mark the upper bed rail for trimming as the fender will fully penetrate the upper rail.

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My Build Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Tjaap
19-08-2015, 01:03
How will you incorporate the bedsides you have?

Ben Modified
19-08-2015, 01:20
After I had them sand blasted, it was clear that the lower 1/3 was useless, so I trimmed off what was left. I am thinking of mounting them upside down, without any latches etc. welding the cut edge to the lower edge of the top rail tubing. Positioned so that the sheet metal lines up with metal of the cab and maintain the "reveal" that is created by the bed rail profile. If this does not come together, I will have to make up some new panels.

Tjaap
19-08-2015, 01:25
sounds good.

Ben Modified
22-08-2015, 00:23
Made 2 wide fenders from 4 narrow ones. Lined up each pair, back to back, and clamped them together. Tack welded the inner seams and then fully welded the outside. To remove the sharp edge on the inside of the fenders, I used a reciprocating saw with a long blade to then cut out the inner seam, ground smooth and weld inside edges together.

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Build Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW?feature=mhee)

Tjaap
22-08-2015, 04:38
How much time do you get to spend on your projects? you move so fast!

Pedaalemmer
22-08-2015, 07:55
Love those fenders! Did you shape them yourself?

Ben Modified
22-08-2015, 09:19
How much time do you get to spend on your projects? you move so fast!

My workshop and my job are in the same building, so at least a couple of hours per day.

Ben Modified
22-08-2015, 09:22
Love those fenders! Did you shape them yourself?

Thanks! No, I bought 4 trailer fenders from a local farm supply store. They are reasonably priced and the metal is thick.

Ben Modified
22-08-2015, 20:53
More Bed framing and fender mounting

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Mounting bargain priced led brake lights in the ends of the upper bed rails

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chris
23-08-2015, 08:43
Just like de Dutch designed VANMOOF bike :)

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/RV-AJ401_CREATI_DV_20130118004314.jpg

Ben Modified
25-08-2015, 01:29
Finished framing in the bed, welding in the fenders and installed tail lights.

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Build Videos are here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists

Van Limburg
25-08-2015, 07:38
Looking good!

Ben Modified
25-08-2015, 23:54
Looking good!

Thanks! Here is todays progress.

Started making paper templates for the bed sides, Welded in one of the lower bed rocker panels and incorporated a lower radiator mount.

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Build Videos: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

knarfmk1
26-08-2015, 07:34
This moves fast!
Some really nice fabrication going on here! :thumbup:

Ben Modified
27-08-2015, 00:18
Installed the radiator today with a fabricated upper brace. Went to the parts store and got a handful of hoses that might work. All I had to do was bend up some 1 3/4" aluminized exhaust tubing to run from the water pump and under the engine to the radiator.

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This bed side will need to be louvered are punched. There are two electric fans yet to be installed along with the a/c condenser.

Build Videos: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Ben Modified
27-08-2015, 20:27
Right side rocker and battery mount.

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My Other Builds (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Ben Modified
30-08-2015, 12:15
Posted Part 8 of the Build on Youtube. Click Below:


Part 8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mme0anIyqVQ)





All the Builds (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Ben Modified
10-09-2015, 00:33
Installed two transmission coolers. One is a heatsink and the other is fan cooled. I plan to tow with it and the transbrake also creates a lot of heat when you launch with it.

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Also got a lot done on the exhaust system.

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Build Videos are here: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Pedaalemmer
10-09-2015, 13:41
Progress is looking good! love the build sofar. Are you going to install a side airscoop to allow direct airflow to the radiator?

Something like the Espace F1 station? :D:D

http://ariesontour.com/races/afbeeldingen/espace-f1.jpg

Tjaap
10-09-2015, 15:02
Love it

Ben Modified
10-09-2015, 18:32
Progress is looking good! love the build sofar. Are you going to install a side airscoop to allow direct airflow to the radiator?

Something like the Espace F1 station? :D:D

http://ariesontour.com/races/afbeeldingen/espace-f1.jpg

Thanks! I am trying to source some used factory vw bus engine vents. The engine compartment will also have a suction fan to draw the heat out.

Ben Modified
16-09-2015, 00:11
Made a fan shroud out of some left over stainless steel flashing

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The Build Videos: (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Pedaalemmer
16-09-2015, 09:30
The fans will blow air through the Radiators, or will the suck air through them?

Ben Modified
16-09-2015, 10:45
They will suck air through. There is also a fan for the engine compartment itself, which will pull hot air out

Barn171
16-09-2015, 15:25
Man, your ingenuity is absolutely stunning! Love the project! :thumbup:

Ben Modified
16-09-2015, 18:15
Man, your ingenuity is absolutely stunning! Love the project! :thumbup:

Thanks so much!

Ben Modified
26-09-2015, 15:06
Thanks! I am trying to source some used factory vw bus engine vents. The engine compartment will also have a suction fan to draw the heat out.

Got them.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2hMIYl4av9o/VftG1vjTLBI/AAAAAAAAB0w/ApWrEL6kByg/s640-Ic42/20150917_184850.jpg

Ben Modified
26-09-2015, 15:15
Finished relocating the seat mounting points to maximize cabin leg room

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GgO3eYFcyns/VgagFGZ2pEI/AAAAAAAACAs/6NKb2pH_LpI/s800-Ic42/20150926_070936.jpg

Also making good progress on the dash mounted shifter.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DmQvuz7KvrE/Vf4D8p_aeyI/AAAAAAAAB4g/FyZRH9G74ao/s800-Ic42/20150919_190955_resized.jpg

I am utilizing the radio opening in the dash to mount the shifter and avoid any cutting, as the dash is the only really nice piece of sheet metal on the truck!

My YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreenVW/playlists)

Ben Modified
29-09-2015, 01:51
Shifter progress.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3-_2HEFSlwo/VgmsSeva8OI/AAAAAAAACBY/gyhl6oLo8dA/s800-Ic42/20150928_125856.jpg

Rallyegolf20vt
29-09-2015, 05:50
Nice :thumbup:

Tjaap
01-10-2015, 09:11
Awesome

Ben Modified
03-10-2015, 22:25
Awesome

Thanks!

I just posted Part 9 of the Video Series

Part 9 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1rTVq4Pwk)



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Ben Modified
25-10-2015, 23:46
Sorry for the lack of updates. I have taken a bit of time to get the good V8 swapped into my Daihatsu Hijet Micro Truck so that I can keep it on the road.

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Back to the normal pace soon!

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Rallyegolf20vt
26-10-2015, 07:19
:cool: :thumbup:
Also a nice project :D

Pedaalemmer
26-10-2015, 09:37
Wow! nice one!

Ben Modified
03-11-2015, 23:40
Wow! nice one!

:cool: :thumbup:
Also a nice project :D

Thanks. Here is a link of the engine starting up for the first time. This is the same type crate motor that is going into the Single Cab if you want to hear what it will sound like.

Start Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO8PpCu-a9k)


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Ben Modified
03-11-2015, 23:43
I managed to get some work done on the Single Cab. I pulled the distributor and spun the oil pump to prime the engine. Also started installing the carburetor but had to order a few parts to finish it up.

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Ben Modified
05-11-2015, 23:28
Carburetor is installed and plumbed as is the fuel filler neck and charcoal fume canister is also plumbed. Started on a wiring harness today.

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Ben Modified
15-11-2015, 12:52
Making a wiring harness is slow tedious work, but I have managed to make some progress. I started at the back of the truck and have worked my way to the back of the cab.

Wired so far:
tail lights, reverse lamp, tag light, back up camera, trailer connection, gas tank sending unit, radiator and transcooler fans, trans brake, distributor 12v and tach, electric choke, all gauge leads, alternator, starter and thru bulkhead connections on the rear cab wall

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The harness is made using diy plug connectors and wiring looming. The harness disconnects in key locations as well as from the back of the cab for easy removal.

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Ben Modified
18-11-2015, 01:32
Took a break from the wiring today to work on frame work to support quick release rear body panels

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Ben Modified
25-11-2015, 23:59
The wiring is nearly done!

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Pedaalemmer
26-11-2015, 08:08
Holy Cow! nice going. Are you going to remove the wires for paint or how do you have that planned?

PS: Nice dog LOL.

Ben Modified
26-11-2015, 13:18
Holy Cow! nice going. Are you going to remove the wires for paint or how do you have that planned?

PS: Nice dog LOL.

Thanks! Yes, the harness is assembled and routed in such a way that it can be easily removed without cutting any wires.

Ben Modified
28-11-2015, 19:11
Got something done on several things today.

Routed the negative battery cable in conduit under the cab, but ran out of clamps

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Stripped the original seat frames of what was left of seat covers. Went over everything with a wire wheel on an angle grinder and sprayed them with some rusty metal primer.

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Rough cut some sheet metal to fill in the inside of the rear fenders. Going to roll some beads into them and then weld in. This is the last of the welding that needs to be done before I can put gas in the tank.

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Ben Modified
09-12-2015, 01:25
The wiring harness is finished and installed.
The steering wheel is finished up. I called the local upholstery shops, so far one returned call out of 3. My one response will wrap it in leather for $120. It is a lot of work, but not sure how good that price is. Waiting to hear from the other two. I removed the quick release hub, as it was way too sloppy. Also welded in a mounting plate to bolt on a spinner and avoid the typical lousy fit.

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Also finished up the rear sway bar install. I was having a bit of a clearance issue with the bar and the gas tank but solved it by modifying some factory sway bar link bolts. They have a very thin but wide head but had to machine off a large shoulder to fit my application.

Original on the left, modified on the right.

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In place

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Pedaalemmer
09-12-2015, 09:20
Nice work, love how you need to do modifications which are needed to make it all fit:D
The steering is really cool, did you decide on what you are going to with it? Leather, paint?

Or something like the old trucks had:
http://www.truckgadgets.nl/uploads/product/groot/wit-stuur-3-spaaks-incl-naaf_1411570814.jpg

Ben Modified
09-12-2015, 11:48
Nice work, love how you need to do modifications which are needed to make it all fit:D
The steering is really cool, did you decide on what you are going to with it? Leather, paint?

Or something like the old trucks had:
http://www.truckgadgets.nl/uploads/product/groot/wit-stuur-3-spaaks-incl-naaf_1411570814.jpg


Thats a nice wheel! Going to have mine wrapped in leather.

Ben Modified
10-12-2015, 02:04
Reinstalled the steering wheel w/spinner.

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Tested the wiring harness. Couple of small glitches, nothing major.

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Ben Modified
15-12-2015, 00:52
Started on the Rear Inner fenders today
One side welded in

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Ben Modified
16-12-2015, 01:57
Finished up the inner fenders

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Working on completing the front sides of the fenders

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Cutting up and using another trailer fender

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Used the planishing hammer to round off the cut edge to match the rest of the fender

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Going to use some metal mesh to make some compartments in the corners of the bed which will be covered by the bed sides.

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Pedaalemmer
16-12-2015, 14:08
Wow nice work on that fender, that is some oldskool metal work:D

Ben Modified
17-12-2015, 01:32
Wow nice work on that fender, that is some oldskool metal work:D

Thanks! Here is todays progress.
Engine compartment venting to the Bed

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Pocket in corner of the bed for venting and hauling greasy items or just things that I don't want sliding around, chain etc.
This will be hidden by the Bed Sides

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Ben Modified
22-12-2015, 01:15
The passenger side is done!

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Pocket behind the right rear wheel

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Welded on some Dzus fasteners for a removable cover over the charcoal canister behind the left rear wheel.

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Took the measurements for an Aluminum Treadplate bed floor. Going to the big city soon to pick it up. They have a huge shear so I can get the size I want and nice smooth lines.

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Audilimburg
23-12-2015, 11:28
Seriously impressive.
It's a great thread to read through and the craftmanship is amazing.
Can't wait to see the endproduct on the road

Ben Modified
24-12-2015, 03:46
Seriously impressive.
It's a great thread to read through and the craftmanship is amazing.
Can't wait to see the endproduct on the road

Thanks! Got it running today, trying to post the video now but will likely take hours to load. 1080p

Ben Modified
24-12-2015, 12:26
It's Running!

Part 10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly4ttC0rLQ8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly4ttC0rLQ8

Ben Modified
31-12-2015, 02:27
Sprayed the frame rails under the bed floor with some aerosol bed liner. Also drilled and tapped all the bed floor mounting points and bought some nylon washers to place between the bed floor and frame rails to allow air floor and prevent moisture accumulation.

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1/4" Aluminum Bed Floor

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Started playing around with an idea for the headlights. I made up a reversible locking spring loaded headlight mount to secure some polished bullet headlights. When rotated back, they resemble the dagmar bumperettes.

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And started making up the under the cab lower rails.

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Ben Modified
03-01-2016, 13:03
Finally get to Drive It! Wow, so much fun!

Test Drive Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEGZlY4InaQ)

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Sjeesbeest
03-01-2016, 15:35
Long testdrive :)

Nice work !! :thumbup:

Tjaap
03-01-2016, 15:57
Was that a cop car during the testdrive?

Ben Modified
04-01-2016, 00:44
Long testdrive :)

Nice work !! :thumbup:

Thanks! I will post more after I get the through the break in period!

Ben Modified
04-01-2016, 00:47
Was that a cop car during the testdrive?

Yes, but I am legal even without the glass as long as I am wearing eye protection. Seat belts are not required as the VW did not have them from the factory.

Ben Modified
04-01-2016, 00:50
Started on a cage for the cab today. When finished, it will have 3 sets of 3 point seat belts!

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Ben Modified
09-01-2016, 01:42
The cage is done and the seat belts are in.

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Ben Modified
10-01-2016, 01:03
Installed the Safari Windshields today.

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Fabricated a couple of outboard mounts and welded to the roll cage. Much stronger than stock.

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Sjeesbeest
10-01-2016, 03:39
Looks very nice !

Pedaalemmer
10-01-2016, 18:45
Wow nice progress, the welding looks very good. The sound is nice are you mounting any other pipes to boost the noise :D

Ben Modified
11-01-2016, 01:23
Wow nice progress, the welding looks very good. The sound is nice are you mounting any other pipes to boost the noise :D

No, the noise is already sufficiently boosted! The camera just doesn't do a good job of recording it.

Ben Modified
11-01-2016, 01:24
I finally got around to re-covering the seat frame for the truck. Got tired of riding around on a piece of cardboard! I went ahead and installed seat heaters while I was at it.

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Ben Modified
19-01-2016, 02:08
Well after trying to tune out an "off idle" stumble, I was able to determine that the accelerator pump only delivers fuel sporadically. The electric choke hangs up a lot also. Looks like the carb will be replaced under the crate engine warranty in a week or so. In the meantime, here is short acceleration video from 1500 rpm to 5000. Off idle enough that it doesn't fall on its face.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5o48NsSbA"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5o48NsSbA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5o48NsSbA]Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5o48NsSbA")

Ben Modified
05-02-2016, 13:51
The new carb is installed. Huge difference! No stumble, very responsive. No video yet, I have been busy pulling cars out of the woods.

29 Ford Model AA Truck
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28 Model A Truck...or whats left of one!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SV30VCGxFNQ/Vq1QpSioErI/AAAAAAAACws/aI8NX4vUXg0/s800-Ic42/20160130_164017.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MvfnyQonY0M/VrMM8Tz3HTI/AAAAAAAACx0/7rLpKvVcbqY/s800-Ic42/20160202_153328.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-idfeySxSoFE/VrMH7WiQstI/AAAAAAAACxg/4Xi7DvyZOe8/s800-Ic42/20160202_171342.jpg

30 Model A Tudor

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CkdGmxuXb7I/VqqsFzXiXzI/AAAAAAAACu0/8paXskznSxk/s800-Ic42/20160128_144020.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YlhPWtiqGHY/VqqsHh71uqI/AAAAAAAACvk/2qKni8K0Ucc/s800-Ic42/20160128_152607.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6oEnaLdzuVM/VqwKsCEOijI/AAAAAAAACv8/pV554QHd5p4/s800-Ic42/20160129_171004.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
05-02-2016, 14:06
Nice find, but they all look beyond repair.

Ben Modified
05-02-2016, 19:57
Nice find, but they all look beyond repair.

Its a good challenge

chrisjuh
06-02-2016, 11:55
Its a good challenge
:thumbup:

Ben Modified
14-02-2016, 00:51
Installed the rear safari window in the Single Cab

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Kpi68YLJwro/Vr-T-HvK2CI/AAAAAAAACyk/_78vnmSAHLA/s800-Ic42/20160213_152701.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FpBU3CBIpBc/Vr-T-GksDFI/AAAAAAAACyk/DKIvumaXxD0/s800-Ic42/20160213_152713.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LaxMy43YNgI/Vr-T-pR3pEI/AAAAAAAACyo/34ivc2Mtc7s/s800-Ic42/20160213_152737.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
14-02-2016, 14:37
I took the truck on its first road trip yesterday! Round trip was about 150 miles. There was no shortage of camera phones and thumbs up, which is always nice. One guy was gawking so hard he nearly hit the center divider. I drove it to Cars and Coffee in Jacksonville FL. I had never attended before and was expecting 50 cars. It was so big that the police were directing traffic for the 500 or so cars that were there! Also stopped off at an Autocross on Amelia Island, just to watch.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MFYvNPEZyIs/Vr-T-BeOQ3I/AAAAAAAACyk/49SA0ZTYSY8/s800-Ic42/20160213_093139.jpg

The truck drove great with no issues other than the lack of side glass and heat

Van Limburg
15-02-2016, 08:45
Nice job! Looks great!

chrisjuh
15-02-2016, 09:05
Nice!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

Ben Modified
21-02-2016, 00:11
Nice!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

Thanks!

I started working on the bed sides. Using 20ga. steel and grafting in two VW bus engine vent louvers on the drivers side and a solid panel on the passenger side.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V7mU-q0113Y/VsjvamBV0-I/AAAAAAAACzE/1gBPDota6U0/s512-Ic42/20160220_111736.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D7D8SygGyI0/VsjvayEbX3I/AAAAAAAACzI/3FOz4dqKp8w/s800-Ic42/20160219_155243.jpg

My Build Videos (http://www.BenModified.com)

Ben Modified
25-02-2016, 03:05
Started the sheet metal work under the doors on the cab. The tubing will serve as the bottom of the rocker panel.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YGDhj1-L7wc/Vs49qd6kfUI/AAAAAAAAC0s/ud0S3YabgGA/s800-Ic42/20160224_172941.jpg

Also going to rebuild the cab corners.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uVV3huW7WDw/Vs49qrLZgXI/AAAAAAAAC0w/Q3h0GSSKT8Q/s512-Ic42/20160224_172953.jpg

Temporarily held in place with a piece of angle iron.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-009C_gvArmI/Vsz3UwUv-yI/AAAAAAAACzo/fNkLqgQ0zo4/s800-Ic42/20160223_164406.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2XlaukghLpc/Vs49mWKvYkI/AAAAAAAACzw/2qa3tVyDYOs/s800-Ic42/20160224_120338.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O9RlxVHALpY/Vs49mWFGk1I/AAAAAAAACz8/-3GQl0juX38/s800-Ic42/20160224_120349.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OCTF6O2Xv_s/Vs49mWFgu-I/AAAAAAAACz0/8rsefyU1DQU/s512-Ic42/20160224_140929.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2UPtWNJuozY/Vs49nASAW4I/AAAAAAAAC00/z7wS45vWd0Y/s512-Ic42/20160224_140938.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6ErQFe_0aiE/Vs49nseuRKI/AAAAAAAAC00/oqoQJ8kbjb4/s512-Ic42/20160224_142430.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GpxiWduwr6M/Vs49n9YUjuI/AAAAAAAAC00/S2RNYmkGh8E/s512-Ic42/20160224_152059.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KZCL6yrAHts/Vs49oIiR7MI/AAAAAAAAC00/ny7xI3t0bSI/s512-Ic42/20160224_160428.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gZvSqkIBSi8/Vs49oe6K_HI/AAAAAAAAC00/MYZ9fGN6kok/s512-Ic42/20160224_162801.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QkbKE06pYz4/Vs49o1yXKAI/AAAAAAAAC00/ctYqbCcnrbQ/s512-Ic42/20160224_162831.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eEruZ6C_Brc/Vs49pOK9s9I/AAAAAAAAC00/h8LCXF1yk2g/s512-Ic42/20160224_163242.jpg

Ran out of time, just need to smooth off the tack welds tomorrow

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RJkRCjoh6-I/Vs49pJNs34I/AAAAAAAAC00/ZcnYUDq0IG8/s512-Ic42/20160224_172722.jpg

Everything is painted inside and out

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
25-02-2016, 16:17
Holy smoke, that looks great nice welding!

Ben Modified
27-02-2016, 01:39
Holy smoke, that looks great nice welding!

Thanks! I started mounting the bed side today. Welded in some brackets and did some grinding. Still need to fill in the bottom of the door and fold the forward bottom edge

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hVnKpsnn7aQ/VtDaDLfQJ5I/AAAAAAAAC1Q/j33iNuJqd7I/s800-Ic42/20160226_170441.jpg

My Build Videos (http://www.BenModified.com)

Ben Modified
27-02-2016, 19:23
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qpN3ON9YaR8/VtHnBL6FGSI/AAAAAAAAC1w/DBwaY9ZDkxY/s800-Ic42/20160227_111149.jpg

The V8 Volksrod Bug waiting its turn

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fcDFaLgwsIA/VtHnA1URufI/AAAAAAAAC1o/oSoIKCz5JkY/s512-Ic42/20160227_083610.jpg

Build videos on the Truck and the Bug are here:
http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
29-02-2016, 00:16
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HycngSCQaho/VtN7hbKxImI/AAAAAAAAC2U/pI6h_BpZE-k/s512-Ic42/20160228_151110.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yHi9O3Ip_OA/VtN7hVML1YI/AAAAAAAAC2U/TRq9CCyF1kY/s800-Ic42/20160228_154251.jpg

Ben Modified
03-03-2016, 02:45
Just posted Part 11 of the Build
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTCsLwM-9dY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTCsLwM-9dY

Also, the alarm system is working flawlessly!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IHmSh1SDUT4/VtYuo1-HpxI/AAAAAAAAC2g/TYaC0i-9itg/s512-Ic42/20160301_145359%252520%2525281%252529.jpg

DenJenMel
05-03-2016, 15:27
Gotta love all the work and effort going into it! :rock:

Ben Modified
07-03-2016, 02:20
Gotta love all the work and effort going into it! :rock:

Thank You!

A few photos with the good camera

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UR5T--Zu69g/Vty8yiUFufI/AAAAAAAAC3M/-zdpyXEi3xA/s500-Ic42/DSC_0414.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lqJkzCXVU7A/Vty8ygn7UZI/AAAAAAAAC3M/h8CJseRDqhg/s500-Ic42/DSC_0397.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MCNV73vHl-k/Vty8yiQMp-I/AAAAAAAAC3M/eCC9mlWAjpY/s500-Ic42/DSC_0429.jpg

Rallyegolf20vt
07-03-2016, 04:03
Love your alarm system :D

Ben Modified
07-03-2016, 04:52
Love your alarm system :D

Compact and effective!

knarfmk1
07-03-2016, 09:15
Thank You!

A few photos with the good camera

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UR5T--Zu69g/Vty8yiUFufI/AAAAAAAAC3M/-zdpyXEi3xA/s500-Ic42/DSC_0414.jpg


Great pic and a very nice project! :thumbup:

Pedaalemmer
07-03-2016, 12:40
Love the rear with those fat tires!

Ben Modified
09-03-2016, 02:12
While building this truck, I wanted to make sure that I could park it inside my security fence and close the gate

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U0CgZYcMalg/Vt9zHke8zfI/AAAAAAAAC3c/b_LXk2DloQY/s800-Ic42/20160307_103844.jpg

Thats got to be at least a 1/4" to spare!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-teXNnxCCRkc/Vt9zHu_1x2I/AAAAAAAAC3k/H3D9-TDq2Xg/s512-Ic42/20160307_103855.jpg

Also got some work done on the drivers side

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2WrTIOvTUZo/Vt9zHcgkXkI/AAAAAAAAC3o/tsVdLyh3Cbs/s800-Ic42/20160308_172216.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L6jX6tj5spY/Vt9zIHSDccI/AAAAAAAAC3o/sX9lKAksZjg/s800-Ic42/20160308_174707.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
17-03-2016, 00:42
Finished the drivers side cab corner and under cab area
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F5nNMSFGg6c/VuDFq0RQyeI/AAAAAAAAC38/GUpDU7Dk1rMpQJU67J4KyqF_haFNrTuNgCCo/s912-Ic42/20160309_140552.jpg

Started smoothing off the hundreds of tack welds on the headlight filler panels.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UdLMPPUa5ac/Vunsa0KPuHI/AAAAAAAAC4M/IFvZp06eApoPRsjvfaUBpHTlOhDLJY9PwCCo/s912-Ic42/20160316_173344.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bns8s3SAWjw/VunsawDWotI/AAAAAAAAC4I/ZYMTAITXfr0-hKsu3BR2Y_i1DKyTFd8VgCCo/s912-Ic42/20160316_173351.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
02-04-2016, 19:35
Progress. Welded up the cut in the door and removed the alignment clamps

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bns8s3SAWjw/VunsawDWotI/AAAAAAAAC4Q/XYw3f6lDFhgdWBYKuj50ZqcOtWvihwajgCCo/s912-Ic42/20160316_173351.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ffl7z_UOmz0/VvLZo616enI/AAAAAAAAC4s/yIpHt-MfbA0Aj77OpVZUDveeLF-EX4hxwCCo/s912-Ic42/20160323_115146.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T6krpbxnHu0/VvLZo1ID7VI/AAAAAAAAC4s/nbyvKSAsemQGfLQfR5mn7TXXeKGy20wXACCo/s912-Ic42/20160323_123846.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q21e5NbVNxA/VvMsay68EKI/AAAAAAAAC5M/KajMBTEBSl89a9Cfb_t17SApzBfPR78UwCCo/s912-Ic42/20160323_141239.jpg

Also made some progress on the drivers side bed side and engine vents. Welded in the mounting strips and grafted in the vents but still have lots of tack welds and grinding to go.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IQvMhyBaHBg/Vv8DvSg9nAI/AAAAAAAAC54/oXdWncWPteAwa75c--UGv9Za_ATqUVS5wCCo/s912-Ic42/20160401_163711.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Yi97mIHiwLg/Vv8DvlxN0XI/AAAAAAAAC54/LWB9cGg5F-kXTm7M4rrE4JooOZQejb7hACCo/s912-Ic42/20160401_180657.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UauwzSOvXUg/VwALHyRvQWI/AAAAAAAAC6Y/eUStsnAr9dY78zFfE7kjRFZCbNLQsQpZQCCo/s912-Ic42/20160402_085856.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IzhcaHzIieQ/VwALHwU5CCI/AAAAAAAAC6Y/PcG-Ng48picxeB1itNbRl3Kch03Fe9sdQCCo/s912-Ic42/20160402_090606.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X-dl8cSudi4/VwALH3pch0I/AAAAAAAAC6Y/ruiR79d392IExEtLMeYcV1ibO164K7rAQCCo/s912-Ic42/20160402_112607.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZE2pccrllt8/VwALId0HFCI/AAAAAAAAC6Y/2T7i2_4ISbsaFSj00EFGSIGeqRAMBZ0pwCCo/s912-Ic42/20160402_112623.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
14-04-2016, 22:15
Finished up the front turn signals

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jnSHNgf4FP0/VxAGA8t6SsI/AAAAAAAAC8s/f5DVSzJKpLMJRULUUsepvO3nhvyJVqApwCCo/s912-Ic42/20160414_111508.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C-tZpw7iqgk/VxAGA2jld9I/AAAAAAAAC8o/YGxkvFAy6RQDTkVTS8j5Uh8jZCFu8xbYQCCo/s912-Ic42/20160414_111524.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
15-04-2016, 08:32
hahaha that is really awesome!

Ben Modified
16-04-2016, 00:08
hahaha that is really awesome!

Thanks!

I am not completely happy with the engine venting so I am trying something that looks a bit more aggressive. I split a piece of 3" exhaust tubing and starting building a scoop for each side. The front section will be permanently mounted and the rear section will be mounted with dzus fasteners for access.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KMaXoJk1KUE/VxFt1t3_lgI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/YhXGXL2aENAl4xu2wx0gam6jzk214dgCACCo/s512-Ic42/20160415_132938.jpg

The flat panels are butt welded in...took forever

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C_WCsvHcuMI/VxFt1sARU7I/AAAAAAAAC9Y/YnHSaYTSWn0rRhck0txvWrmxYI5Fv1rjgCCo/s512-Ic42/20160415_151152.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ALcxhW0W5Ro/VxFt19DXGJI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/zEzs0ZcI0eoxbB-Liez_0H__1QU_03jPgCCo/s912-Ic42/20160415_163717.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XRaO8iQtQBg/VxFt2nNz7TI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/o0WhMC5MLNMFeJsIFysqmCLDtUsQKyCuACCo/s912-Ic42/20160415_174704.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iGGBX8LitSk/VxFt3oMfzWI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/wiI0Av8gR3YFlOZzppYaT_4vuT1KHwDFgCCo/s512-Ic42/20160415_174719.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

DenJenMel
16-04-2016, 08:39
The turnlights :eek: Are they even legal?

Ben Modified
16-04-2016, 11:54
The turnlights :eek: Are they even legal?

They sure are!

Ben Modified
21-04-2016, 22:31
Part 12 of the Build on YouTube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_a4wMibd6c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_a4wMibd6c

Ben Modified
25-04-2016, 00:16
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HtXVAQLlm-A/Vx1BJTGvUXI/AAAAAAAAC_g/qpNwg3kpMKs_lmM_WKf_MBxV9J5zpsv6QCCo/s912/20160424_165402.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xJmRLfosKjc/Vx1BJfxoKJI/AAAAAAAAC_g/-pEV8d12JGUDcu6R6qNOpiufr3_fxwLHgCCo/s912/20160424_165351.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Tjaap
25-04-2016, 07:37
Great workmanship on the scoop, but not sure about the look.

knarfmk1
25-04-2016, 08:20
I like it, it flows well with al the other curves

Pedaalemmer
25-04-2016, 13:07
Nice upgrade, put some nice flames on the side :D

Ben Modified
28-04-2016, 00:36
Got started on the Engine Cover/Hood today. The plan is to make it look very similar to the roof on the cab

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--hRW2Mn8FS8/VyFHXNET75I/AAAAAAAADAI/1M2R3l7jeiImE-wihZY7fNIZIfIc-UTVgCCo/s912/20160427_133338.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rx2iSJYC3Is/VyFHW7cO3KI/AAAAAAAAC_8/gFwHNejmA70EEAohm5C8-0xto7oJo7HPQCCo/s512/20160427_141021.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lypOn2uAJvY/VyFHXUo2uqI/AAAAAAAADAg/qDy_OwulIEsWs1Dvw3vhejAl1QXrI93agCCo/s912/20160427_144042.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vwZeD3PnnWk/VyFHXv2fp6I/AAAAAAAADAg/DI3SYwLHTOEesnj1TH-6IY9zr23AgUFjgCCo/s912/20160427_160313.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cmh4xcNo21M/VyFHXyLRWMI/AAAAAAAADAg/T6K_0Aozsk4AJ8cN9ZIOK0XdPijEd-hpACCo/s912/20160427_170308.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Neet0SymURA/VyFHX5t4YOI/AAAAAAAADAg/9sTYAwYFoDISDFM5roR-4ETwqxJSQF2zwCCo/s912/20160427_170317.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
28-04-2016, 09:44
looks already really good, the bending you did is amazing! What did you use to get the nice curves in the metal, a steel pipe?

Ben Modified
28-04-2016, 10:35
looks already really good, the bending you did is amazing! What did you use to get the nice curves in the metal, a steel pipe?

Thanks! The rough curves in the center section were made with a piece of 3" exhaust tubing. The rear section was shaped with a round plastic hammer and sand bag and then run thru an english wheel to make the compound curve. Once the rear section is completely welded in I will use the english wheel on the center section to smooth the rough bends and tighten up the large expanse by giving it the same slight egg shape that the roof has for strength.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MziEnYGfLiU/VyIRH6Stl8I/AAAAAAAADA8/e6hVDsX67bQPpVeAyaIwvIHZMWh2H0RzACCo/s912/20160428_081332.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nn62fJnDe6U/VyIRIdtqOJI/AAAAAAAADBM/83YczKzMajokDqrnzMcOT17s1sqJN7UlQCCo/s912/20160428_081350.jpg

Welded up most of the rear section but still need to fill the corners, weld the underside and smooth

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y0EMu8CDmN4/VyIRH5Rb5HI/AAAAAAAADBA/56jVRN6ndkQbkHWjLQiDUKr8mb6l9qwswCCo/s512/20160428_080743.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4vuiQGRsp_A/VyIRH8Lx6DI/AAAAAAAADBE/A0WLVgtzHxgJfAsZduLicaMfOzJnVqjTACCo/s512/20160428_080804.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4Nnfa-DfcyI/VyIRIfJytFI/AAAAAAAADBQ/jkB2BWpUlEsgaJdTxdXZwzf2XWadiYP6gCCo/s512/20160428_082439.jpg

Tjaap
29-04-2016, 23:43
NICE!, i wasn't expecting an enginecover at all

Ben Modified
30-04-2016, 03:09
NICE!, i wasn't expecting an enginecover at all

Thanks, its coming along!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o1F014xXbSc/VyN-ywIWwDI/AAAAAAAADBk/Dxxq7X7OjuAnmrf2bNJtjqSs4L8QELZIwCCo/s512/20160429_103249.jpg

Ben Modified
30-04-2016, 20:44
Made some more progress on the hood today. Got both of the rear corners welded in, just need smoothing.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p61eHTxYcJU/VyUIb3ljudI/AAAAAAAADB8/JFt9KZa_Wc0hXjIpnv4ohdJSTsVVwRjjQCCo/s512/20160430_141738.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AVkyOjFPo5k/VyUIcIXETyI/AAAAAAAADCE/DmhWJ2VNGy8IJ6jzALICJCqgKEXiyR2RwCCo/s512/20160430_141804.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
01-05-2016, 16:18
Tack welds are ground smooth.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Uy7qagrUkuU/VyYbErxuojI/AAAAAAAADDE/5sCkUC0Yl40a43X3xnBmRXROF3xw3JYKwCCo/s512/20160501_082547.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GwUJHivouig/VyYbGIJM4nI/AAAAAAAADDE/aiKjDcBuYZ433jQH5BVXOzeG3XnPLgPfQCCo/s912/20160501_095803.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6WXrtM0wZV0/VyYbFhsmShI/AAAAAAAADDE/86pvCyL1Ris26sI_na-u3B52WRwCTlKrQCCo/s912/20160501_095306.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
02-05-2016, 09:29
Wow nice equipment! That certainly helps getting the bends in correctly.
Are you going to make it possible to open the hood?

Ben Modified
02-05-2016, 11:16
Wow nice equipment! That certainly helps getting the bends in correctly.
Are you going to make it possible to open the hood?

Yes, it will be hinged at the rear with simple hydraulic lifts to hold it open

Ben Modified
02-05-2016, 23:38
Progress on the other end cap

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CqQmeTe6qRw/VyfVZK0bDvI/AAAAAAAADDU/bAFbu3tXOXEZU3KxHhRnJnNIW-jmLgFSQCCo/s912/20160502_173914.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UmGTDhXaK_0/VyfVZMnnDSI/AAAAAAAADDY/t4p85i2rY0gEi35z_PSozGz4CDKUO3G6ACCo/s912/20160502_173922.jpg

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
05-05-2016, 12:40
The hood is mostly done. Still need to run it thru the english wheel to smooth and crown.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HyxYlUcyt_s/VyqH9LLbQwI/AAAAAAAADEQ/uTqGOgO3TSMFjuarCs3RQ1wdqCh2NLZZQCCo/s912/20160504_172000.jpg

Found these intricate bmw hood hinges at the self serve salvage yard for $5!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7tc1xYAYre8/VykucoBCW5I/AAAAAAAADDw/kCHxBk5BQmMNRuA6LRDUi9Qn43K5biBiQCCo/s512/20160503_170527.jpg

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Ben Modified
05-05-2016, 23:10
Started setting up the bmw hinges. I should be able to hinge the hood at the front.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m_EHF3GgVQo/VyuoqwbRtnI/AAAAAAAADFE/LHP9bov-LSYSUKKKsvsvDeCIKuAifxdOwCCo/s912/20160505_125317.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gk2DRYeSHPk/Vyuoq4_mBhI/AAAAAAAADE8/Gu_tKHecgtEqubloKCdZeRHx02-u8jGbwCCo/s912/20160505_124034.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Yyhcy33_OVI/VyuorX1VH5I/AAAAAAAADE8/bsqvtXXSe5k0OQfG2P6qw7AE2ZfJ5uSWACCo/s912/20160505_134208.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tmhcyXusTyA/Vyuort0-QsI/AAAAAAAADE8/amwLrMmcIdoTDeVzn2Mi2xHVnCJAFCSzACCo/s512/20160505_145641.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j42Q7hw0-ec/VyuorvyLAZI/AAAAAAAADE8/yRErH5OXOVsw4AWnZjIYdMxSEXwNzVpEgCCo/s512/20160505_145649.jpg

Full open position still leaves enough room for the height of the hood

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ziIy2D2GBR0/VyuorivgS9I/AAAAAAAADE8/NQs_ox89jgUoxX26mBBc9FseXYQUp5ACwCCo/s512/20160505_145703.jpg

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Ben Modified
07-05-2016, 02:03
Completely installed the hood hinges and fabricated a framework to sandwich between the hinges and hood for strength.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AYO6PxnUGqk/Vy09A9i3RMI/AAAAAAAADFM/MEVzD-McUE4WICQ9gA2ZRdd00cHRc4d2ACCo/s512/20160506_115423.jpg
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fbn399fpcEk/Vy09BGB_x-I/AAAAAAAADFk/IeHTFyroKy0LGd9PaU7g91tAK9UkdMVHACCo/s912/20160506_172911.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VmXMXW9wQwQ/Vy09BUaLcvI/AAAAAAAADFk/hK8ziDXqFpsgqFHxea9J9r3ahbB3cQlQgCCo/s912/20160506_181612.jpg

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Ben Modified
07-05-2016, 22:06
Started priming the framework and underside of the hood. While that was drying, I began installing the lift struts on the hinges when I noticed coolant leaking out from between the intake manifold and the head on my crate motor. Of the two intake manifold bolts on the right rear of the motor, the far rear one was not even finger tight. The other was not much tighter. I torqued all of them. The ones on the front of the motor were fine, but one on the left rear was also under torqued. The leak stopped, so I went ahead and changed the oil as a precaution. Not happy. It is still in warranty, so we will see.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6h7xCR6pZmM/Vy4dRQhh7rI/AAAAAAAADGs/HwywylEIrFE9owwCz3kMg9l0GIpmRbffACCo/s512/20160507_100552.jpg

I got the last two throttle balls from the local parts store to use as lower strut mounts. Turns out one of them was left hand threaded, so waiting for another to come in on Monday

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kFP26LR6Beg/Vy5SmeDHA7I/AAAAAAAADHE/Z4oiICKAqosM-kLvJvsKqKEiwYm_mV2WgCCo/s912/20160507_153703.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RoEOQOSVjEc/Vy5SmY_6xxI/AAAAAAAADHE/8-FFf-kIVcQm8Mm9xcYMS2_hsGrZsun4wCCo/s912/20160507_153627.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O9pcWqJf0bo/Vy5Smfth87I/AAAAAAAADHE/iFmqtcPEMh0Es52VRSp01sJv7SIosVXiwCCo/s912/20160507_153822.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_iMYb1uu8yw/Vy5V3xlLU-I/AAAAAAAADHM/64jxN_4hSxch5nBfZ8F6Y0XNfxy2Uj0ZQCCo/s640/20160507_153846%2B%25281%2529.jpg

The latch is next.

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Ben Modified
09-05-2016, 03:47
Part 13 is on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJUf91MInU

Pedaalemmer
09-05-2016, 12:38
That looks good, when opened leave plenty of space to reach the engine properly.

Ben Modified
11-05-2016, 00:32
That looks good, when opened leave plenty of space to reach the engine properly.

Thanks, I am very happy with it.

The hood is mostly done as is the remote latch

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fBN9ZIi5QDE/VzJq6uBBFHI/AAAAAAAADH4/RQMT6w8k3tsB7-_FqrpA0PPuCIeU2FSNACCo/s912/20160510_123215.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rLf3mOz-ISI/VzJq6gkzZTI/AAAAAAAADHw/AHxxhFxVz5kdSG0qQAMB51QiaeFzCnJEACCo/s912/20160510_123343.jpg
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Pedaalemmer
11-05-2016, 07:16
Looks good when closed or opened, amazing how you got it to fit so nicely!

Tjaap
11-05-2016, 09:56
Craftmanship. !!

Ben Modified
12-05-2016, 00:33
Looks good when closed or opened, amazing how you got it to fit so nicely!

Thanks!

Ben Modified
12-05-2016, 00:34
Craftmanship. !!

Thanks!

Started building the passenger side scoop today.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KMaXoJk1KUE/VxFt1t3_lgI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/YhXGXL2aENAl4xu2wx0gam6jzk214dgCACCo/s512/20160415_132938.jpg
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Ben Modified
14-05-2016, 01:06
Scoop progress

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RjhppV7pSp4/VzXVqdOGl3I/AAAAAAAADIs/wu95G-pp3I4l4Slb7XuD-BFOZWZ0D_HIwCCo/s912/20160513_091839.jpg
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Ben Modified
18-05-2016, 22:19
Finished up the passenger side scoop

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8VO2Kt7mX7s/VzzaPv-tA_I/AAAAAAAADJ8/zVgi9AY6GLc-Nyx4CmBt7aoCG-cOwoLQQCCo/s800/20160518_121157.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LE31pe2i0U0/VzzaPtUshXI/AAAAAAAADKA/daPXz8q76ggcNO1NhmmB_CFYe5168rSlQCCo/s800/20160518_141905.jpg

And got started on filling the gap under the doors.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A4DjaIyiwDI/VzzaQfWhO7I/AAAAAAAADKI/MJg6j8A5ilsxRsrm928XVAkPf8iNFvleACCo/s800/20160518_153605.jpg

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mL4zFtMqoJ8/VzzaRMb-DKI/AAAAAAAADKQ/GIQzLQqGBaQXejISRtDGbAY7aS03vtp8wCCo/s800/20160518_161024.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7_2qoUouFKk/VzzaRpWTAeI/AAAAAAAADKY/xLx-dOcf37AJmWLvRKizwHYuO-YCZUSIwCCo/s512/20160518_161528.jpg

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Ben Modified
19-05-2016, 05:12
Part 14 of the Build is on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shN-Qcv2xvI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shN-Qcv2xvI

Ben Modified
22-05-2016, 00:05
I spent some time yesterday applying a little body filler on the rear fenders. Today I sprayed them and the bed tubing with some rustoleum prof grade bed liner. I like the way it turned out.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yUrgOf6MNKg/V0DmmNzNjLI/AAAAAAAADLo/yqoGXCBdzy4xMY2cvi4rD3CmeMYJbZyDwCCo/s800/20160521_181917.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YVZrBWun6T8/V0DmmE9waBI/AAAAAAAADLs/_RfJqHBEZaMtQzGyVyEfo6_7XYw-Kcp3wCCo/s800/20160521_181922.jpg

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Ben Modified
22-05-2016, 18:21
Part 15 of the Build is on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jjf1oh9yaY)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8s79sGmVHYA/V0Hqd0WZlnI/AAAAAAAADMA/ckzhQrqBLk4FC1IM3C91IxPgQJAGGqj0ACCo/s800/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-05-22%2Bat%2B10.17.08%2BAM.png

Sjeesbeest
22-05-2016, 18:38
Nice work! What will be the color when it't completely ready?

Ben Modified
25-05-2016, 00:15
Nice work! What will be the color when it't completely ready?

All black to contrast the chrome

Ben Modified
25-05-2016, 00:16
Closed up the gap under both doors. Some light sanding still to come.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Mrpt5Oqt49I/V0N8KZRwkXI/AAAAAAAADMc/pBcN2dgaDqcyTH8JoIEVqo9MSz8vEd6ngCCo/s800/20160523_151847.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OsS0rLWJ79w/V0Tc2f0o6VI/AAAAAAAADM0/y5daISWWtd078HVXISy5h1fagfrsBL9kQCCo/s800/20160524_165926.jpg

Also posted Part 16 on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIeS9brt95g

Ben Modified
16-06-2016, 00:08
Apparently Block Hugger headers and urethane engine mounts do not play well together!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9vU9MZriDuc/V2CLshM4liI/AAAAAAAADP8/cMMBgm3CeDcg3GrjdaU4aL_0ernJuuLawCCo/s912/20160611_123639.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X60UU_kMknw/V2CLsncXCAI/AAAAAAAADP8/MiQx_0tjvK0T6IYHbwniguhOf8sr0hlxgCCo/s912/20160611_123538.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oR6lTwsmu3Q/V2CLs3Vpz5I/AAAAAAAADP8/vDtQlxIXfSk1_bpLpMRFbC0NpuGgha6wwCCo/s912/20160614_150249.jpg

Wrapped the headers where they immediately surround the motor mounts. If the mounts do not melt any further, then I will install new ones.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ahDBUYQsHEA/V2HWov_KzcI/AAAAAAAADQU/Ik-PtN3eTQ8TT9ILOpz73y8Al45IvG2BACCo/s912/20160615_124731.jpg

Also boxed in the area between the front of the radiator and the back of the side air scoop to keep hot engine compartment air away from the front of the radiator.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nw9cAz6036I/V2HWoixvsaI/AAAAAAAADQU/QFc7fbzSV78cEZpSua2bQAknay6GnwrrACCo/s912/20160615_124803.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dwk2Ro8_muU/V2HWosQLwqI/AAAAAAAADQU/CTH4ln9hotoZeL1RJ-h07tJslLmkdzItwCCo/s912/20160615_124810.jpg

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Tjaap
21-07-2016, 09:07
any updates?

Ben Modified
21-07-2016, 19:09
any updates?

I do! We have had many 100f / 38c days in a row so I added some supplemental cooling in anticipation of the additional heat created by the air conditioner (to be installed). Located in the right side scoop.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ulNCxIWzWfA/V2nI0r7tLLI/AAAAAAAADR4/Y69bT3tnKQQpeE3VKSC5g_cg4DQz09u_ACCo/s512/20160621_162342.jpg
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-00tYX3PHSPI/V2sUEjIKoPI/AAAAAAAADSo/X5oop6ZmSbsEMGVL9nDLuYVKplU4zcpSQCCo/s912/20160622_110324.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j9E2f-VwvBY/V2sUEkkjdOI/AAAAAAAADSo/_bgSZqEcoHEFz0-ZmYLc5hdERqpS5XDTACCo/s912/20160622_165050.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VZkO2rcq2O0/V2sUEiUGYtI/AAAAAAAADSo/07ZZ_SymDPA4NLhhGYjzUuV7xvu1HKOJQCCo/s912/20160622_170431.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VZkO2rcq2O0/V2sUEiUGYtI/AAAAAAAADSo/07ZZ_SymDPA4NLhhGYjzUuV7xvu1HKOJQCCo/s912/20160622_170431.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RRr40Bq4M6s/V2sUExkhaoI/AAAAAAAADSo/C5LGihog28A7tV2uKAWNpPHN6mt33YoRQCCo/s912/20160622_170452.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jFpthLlrK_g/V2sUFA-txvI/AAAAAAAADSo/IUEWd99BD1EM7eNbQIIqWUFuUC5WnIMKQCCo/s912/20160622_174106.jpg

Also working on some Mud Flaps

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jWLxb1KtrlU/V3kg2BNdzcI/AAAAAAAADS0/LZHgUARODWoOXzPejs-JW-qORSIkQiQwgCCo/s912/20160703_083310.jpg

Been spending a bit of time finishing up a stalled project from a few years back.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8378/28785531601_c2b02464b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KRFnEZ)IMAG0541 (https://flic.kr/p/KRFnEZ) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr


The body got stuck at the Sandblasters shop for about a year....but finally going back together.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7575/28784855951_264f5ee88d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KRBUPR)20160114_174332 (https://flic.kr/p/KRBUPR) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Many rust repair spots

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8183/28576313940_63d1fcf375_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kxc5xW)20160713_165219 (https://flic.kr/p/Kxc5xW) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Swapped out the Automatic for a 5 Speed

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7780/28784862751_50c40ffc90_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KRBWR6)20160719_172124 (https://flic.kr/p/KRBWR6) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8404/28576314710_67fd6f8b15_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kxc5Md)20160720_150055 (https://flic.kr/p/Kxc5Md) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr


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chrisjuh
22-07-2016, 12:37
Oeh thats even better then the Cab! Nice! :thumbup:

Tjaap
03-08-2016, 03:52
what color will you paint that?

Ben Modified
04-08-2016, 00:49
what color will you paint that?

I am thinking about a high impact green, similar to the late model camaro green.

Ben Modified
16-08-2016, 00:25
]I had to reposition the engine mounts on the Bug (long story involving the harmonic balancer) which meant that I also had to rework the headers[/SIZE]

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8605/28918505315_93054cf65f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L4qU8e)20160811_102057 (https://flic.kr/p/L4qU8e) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8614/28931299541_4c198ef690_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L5ytpk)20160815_150838 (https://flic.kr/p/L5ytpk) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8572/28974700386_595d2baf8a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L9oUXL)20160815_150850 (https://flic.kr/p/L9oUXL) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Also adapted a clutch pedal and hydraulic system to the previous automatic setup

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8197/28245782143_5807673cc0_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z1XR)20160803_125259 (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z1XR) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8758/28829496806_c2ca3cfc29_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KVyGZL)20160803_125328 (https://flic.kr/p/KVyGZL) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8827/28245782443_8195360e98_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z242)20160803_125555 (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z242) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8697/28829497256_00c06898f8_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KVyH8w)20160803_125806 (https://flic.kr/p/KVyH8w) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8663/28285245263_7c70c4edc6_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K6tgYt)20160810_172035 (https://flic.kr/p/K6tgYt) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8479/28245785293_7860eb92c1_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z2Ua)20160808_124338 (https://flic.kr/p/K2Z2Ua) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Ben Modified
16-08-2016, 00:29
The Build Videos for the Bug are on my YouTube page....14 so far. CLICK HERE for the Videos (http://www.BenModified.com)

Ben Modified
20-08-2016, 17:26
Went to a small local car show today!

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8088/28822944050_6d76eebd04_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KUZ86d)20160820_073522 (https://flic.kr/p/KUZ86d) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8086/29077105296_78d6a49666_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LirLnE)20160820_092322 (https://flic.kr/p/LirLnE) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

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jones
20-08-2016, 17:56
so cool next to the lambo :D

Ben Modified
14-09-2016, 00:58
I am making a big push to get this truck finished up. I have it up on the lift to cross things off a long list of minor items. I am also going to pull the cab off to finish up some welding on the underside.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8547/29553587282_a009a7a0f3_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M2xRSj)20160913_172307 (https://flic.kr/p/M2xRSj) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

First on the list is sectioning out a 4" section of the under seat A/C compartment. It is deeper than I need and cuts into my ground clearance.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8393/29373753080_bb920b25b4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LKEaqC)20160913_172112 (https://flic.kr/p/LKEaqC) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8262/29553589222_be17586563_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M2xSrL)20160913_172123 (https://flic.kr/p/M2xSrL) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Also, finally getting around to finishing the bottom of the doors and moving the lower hinge up a few inches. Can't wait to trim off all that extra metal.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8099/29553588712_daa67fd9d5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M2xShY)20160913_172223 (https://flic.kr/p/M2xShY) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Here are a few shots of the underside.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8506/29373754750_d4b1e9f420_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LKEaVq)20160913_104525 (https://flic.kr/p/LKEaVq) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8121/29553592092_63f4ca1e04_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M2xTif)20160913_104514 (https://flic.kr/p/M2xTif) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

While I am at it, I will check that every nut and bolt is tight.

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Ben Modified
15-09-2016, 00:36
Todays progress. I was able to finish sectioning the A/C Compartment. The front and back are welded in. I am going to wait to get the cab off before welding the sides.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8224/29059599804_40fa6c93e4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LgU3AQ)20160914_162149 (https://flic.kr/p/LgU3AQ) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

The vents will eventually go out the front of the compartment and up thru the floor

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8032/29061255983_6424ca099c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lh3wVD)20160914_163958 (https://flic.kr/p/Lh3wVD) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Made the final rough cut on the bottom of the door

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8020/29059598484_7c269cc175_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LgU3d5)20160914_174639 (https://flic.kr/p/LgU3d5) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Also cut out the lower hinge. Tomorrow I will clean up the metal around it and relocate it up a couple of inches.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8244/29395138900_14e7198643_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LMxLFE)20160914_174650 (https://flic.kr/p/LMxLFE) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

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Ben Modified
16-09-2016, 00:45
Spent the entire day moving the lower hinge on the passenger door, as well as capping off the lower section of the door.

First, I had to modify the mounting pad to angle the hinge

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8152/29415754080_973f84f99b_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqRN)20160915_093612 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqRN) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Cut a piece of 3/16" flat bar to weld to the new mount area. Tapped the holes to accept the stock screws.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8028/29415756030_c74133d081_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnrrq)20160915_150019 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnrrq) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Then trim up the door to accept the original hinge mount section from the further down door.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8292/29415756490_fbfb36af03_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnrzm)20160915_102203 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnrzm) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

The hinge is in place

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8136/29625536771_ada0ac8e4f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8UBWK)20160915_150033 (https://flic.kr/p/M8UBWK) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Cut out a piece of metal to cap off the bottom of the door

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8049/29706579315_d4e7ef70c9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mg4Z4Z)20160915_154705 (https://flic.kr/p/Mg4Z4Z) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Welded in along with a piece of small round bar to give it a blunt edge

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8297/29415753570_4961e79669_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqH1)20160915_171104 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqH1) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Just need to finish off the bottom of the nose where it meets the door and fab a channel on the inside of the door to accept weather strip along the bottom

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8194/29415754470_0e429ab27e_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqYw)20160915_173703 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqYw) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8530/29415753300_ec3314c395_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqCm)20160915_173914 (https://flic.kr/p/LPnqCm) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

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knarfmk1
16-09-2016, 07:35
Looks cleaner now!

Ben Modified
24-09-2016, 20:00
Drivers door is done

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8279/29900643645_50d89a477d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MydBCH)20160924_123643 (https://flic.kr/p/MydBCH) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8129/29900643475_6eba57af7f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MydBzM)20160924_123814 (https://flic.kr/p/MydBzM) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8113/29900643175_11aad7643c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MydBuB)20160924_130208 (https://flic.kr/p/MydBuB) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
29-09-2016, 00:22
Putting everything back together. Road trip on Saturday.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8732/29941770246_a37bdbbba3_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MBRp93)20160927_172622 (https://flic.kr/p/MBRp93) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5441/29367389963_98aa864807_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LK6xTH)20160928_160251 (https://flic.kr/p/LK6xTH) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5504/29880474162_8bdf5a28ab_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MwreX1)20160928_161540 (https://flic.kr/p/MwreX1) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

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Ben Modified
30-09-2016, 03:36
The suspension is back on and the brakes are bled.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5071/29388561553_140bf42ac1_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LLY4t8)20160929_185357 (https://flic.kr/p/LLY4t8) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Also made an addtional support for the exhaust system

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8543/29387373134_eb895e52fd_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LLRYc9)20160929_185500 (https://flic.kr/p/LLRYc9) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Re-installed the doors along with the windows and frames

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5761/29387373274_7d67cb9d45_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LLRYey)20160929_185334 (https://flic.kr/p/LLRYey) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

And wrapped the exhaust more completely, near the engine mounts.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5787/30015122915_4b79a4cf5d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MJkmke)20160929_174459 (https://flic.kr/p/MJkmke) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Changed the oil in the rear axle
Repacked the wheel bearing grease up front
Repaired a few pin holes in the sheet metal under the windshields
Added a scoop on the underside to direct additional air to the engine
Installed several rubber coated clamps on the brake lines and shifter cable

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knarfmk1
30-09-2016, 07:50
Front axle looks good now in chrome and black

Ben Modified
01-10-2016, 00:10
Front axle looks good now in chrome and black

Thanks!

Ready to hit the road

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8377/29404136694_f91a915a75_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LNkTq3)20160930_174001 (https://flic.kr/p/LNkTq3) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
03-11-2016, 23:42
Some footage from my Road Trip to Cruisin the Coast in the VW Single Cab Street Rod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KBWW5JzVC8


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Pedaalemmer
04-11-2016, 08:49
Holy smoke, looking gooooood!

Ben Modified
23-11-2016, 00:24
Holy smoke, looking gooooood!

Thanks!

I have never been completely happy with the headlights on the truck and decided to try out a different set. They are Model A reproductions and will be mounted near the wheels and will turn with the steering. They will also be positioned near the trucks original location when pointed straight ahead. Made the mounting brackets today.

Started with a paper template.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5678/30376843643_99b6e2c3e0_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nhigiv)20161122_111058 (https://flic.kr/p/Nhigiv) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Then cut the brackets out of a piece of scrap

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5687/30376843273_c8b4354776_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nhigc8)20161122_111136 (https://flic.kr/p/Nhigc8) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5545/31069625701_dd4f871b23_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PkvXgK)20161122_123855 (https://flic.kr/p/PkvXgK) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5793/30362690974_7d321ab245_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ng3JcY)20161122_125929 (https://flic.kr/p/Ng3JcY) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Painted the brackets and will install with the headlights tomorrow.

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Ben Modified
24-11-2016, 00:58
I mounted the headlights today but am not happy with the way they look. Too far apart and too conservative.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5784/30835873240_b9eea99813_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUNU)20161123_084012 (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUNU) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Decided to play around with the original headlights again

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5648/30835872950_2c2b297409_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUHU)20161123_143014 (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUHU) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5635/30835872670_c99738a1ef_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUD5)20161123_144118 (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUD5) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5533/30835872240_edf014b578_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUvE)20161123_153718 (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUvE) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Also experimented with some motorcycle lights

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5826/31203128625_b858485dfe_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pxjc3i)20161123_164014 (https://flic.kr/p/Pxjc3i) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Possibly recessed into the nose at an angle following the body line

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5763/31203128505_16f2008fbc_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pxjc1e)20161123_164503 (https://flic.kr/p/Pxjc1e) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Any suggestions?

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5529/31203128205_a66d79522c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PxjbV4)20161123_165046 (https://flic.kr/p/PxjbV4) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

http://www.BenModified.com

Pedaalemmer
24-11-2016, 09:13
Can't you embed them in the chasis like the Original Transport van has?

http://www.startpagina.nl/athene/dochters/volkswagen-transporter/images/vw-t1.jpg

Ben Modified
24-11-2016, 11:16
Can't you embed them in the chasis like the Original Transport van has?

http://www.startpagina.nl/athene/dochters/volkswagen-transporter/images/vw-t1.jpg

Unfortunately, there are clearance issues on the inside of the cab and the steering arm would cross the path of the light as would the wheels when turning.

Tjaap
25-11-2016, 17:24
[SIZE=5]I mounted the headlights today but am not happy with the way they look. Too far apart and too conservative.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5784/30835873240_b9eea99813_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUNU)20161123_084012 (https://flic.kr/p/NYRUNU) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr



This looks best though, and maybe the look is conservative but it's the ONLY conservative thing on this whole project.

Ben Modified
29-11-2016, 02:38
For a variety of reasons, I went with the repurposed vw lights and the spindle mounted single motorcycle lights

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5515/31240003755_ea2db29020_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PAzbJp)20161125_165147 (https://flic.kr/p/PAzbJp) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Finished the wiring on the headlights today. The first photo is just the LEDs, second dims and third brights with the spindle mounted lights also.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5505/30498980803_4fb4cc3cf3_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6fqB)20161128_172257 (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6fqB) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5764/31306826765_79d5569bc8_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PGtETg)20161128_172313 (https://flic.kr/p/PGtETg) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5586/30498980653_982bfe7d90_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6fo2)20161128_172327 (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6fo2) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

http://www.BenModified.com

Ben Modified
11-02-2017, 19:50
This made my day

http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/builder-spotlight-its-ben-modified-videos/

Ben Modified
15-03-2017, 01:58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-AL-yxoS04

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/581/33291210952_206593fd7e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SHQaaJ)Part 18 (https://flic.kr/p/SHQaaJ) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

Ben Modified
20-03-2017, 12:27
I took the Single Cab to a 3 day Caffeine and Octane car show on Jekyll Island GA. Video link below

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3698/32704972214_442d86b66a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RQ2wPh)20170317_101512_resized (https://flic.kr/p/RQ2wPh) by Ben Modified (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453834@N06/), on Flickr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDval6_uaxw&t=25s

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