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Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:03:56 PM »
Hi 78crew,

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Any cool projects on tap?  Prior experience?  

Do you have the winning lotto numbers?
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 03:22:51 PM »
Glad to be part of the group.  I love mechanics of all sorts.  I tend to have old things instead of new.  Maybe it is just that I have just convinced myself that I like old stuff because it is more affordable.  My truck is a '78 Crewcab K30 Chevrolet that I put a LQ4/4l80e into.  I also enjoy hot rods.  I have a '63 Chevy II that I have been working on for 20 some years.  It has a ls1/t56 in it.  My newest hobby has been Buggies.  I went out on a ride last year and got hooked.  I live near the sand dunes so it makes sense to have a sand buggy.  My buggy is sort of old school but still a lot of fun.  It is my first experience with VW stuff.  Currently it has a 2276 with a 091 transmission.  The suspension can get a bit rough in it so I recently ordered an A-arm kit.  That will be my next project.  I look forward to the the information that I can learn from everyone on this forum.           

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 04:22:25 PM »
WELCOME TO THE GROUP. WHERE IS THE SAND DUNE YOU PLAY ON.

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 05:21:44 PM »
I go to the Imperial Sand Dunes / Glamis in southeastern California.  I live just across the border in Yuma, AZ. 

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 05:36:00 PM »
Welcome to the asylum, Crew!
That would be sweet to have the dunes right out the back door!
Lots of help around this board if ya get a snag on the front end redesign....Wouldn't happen to be a DS front end kit would it?
Lots and lots of pictures please! We are visual creatures lol
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
....Wouldn't happen to be a DS front end kit would it?

I don't have the kit yet but I think it probably is a DS kit.  I ordered the kit from Sandparts.com but they won't tell me who makes it.  I have seen several pictures here that look to be the same kit.  This is old stuff for you all but new to me.  I am hoping I don't end up making the buggy heavy reinforcing the front end.  I would hate to fix the suspension only to want a bigger engine.           

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 05:44:13 AM »
Woohoo sand in ya backdoor.  Throw up some pics of your ride, and DS is great for help if ya need any.  Lots of his kits running around. 
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 05:56:10 AM »
I run a DS frontend. you will love it. this is a few years back at glamis. I was running a 2332 back then. it had no problem with the added weight.


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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 05:59:35 AM »
Ditto to all!
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 06:17:44 AM »
Welcome. We primarily ride in Glamis too, it is my favorite place to ride. Lets see some pics of your ride.
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 07:39:44 AM »
Welcome to the board 78crew. This one is the best to frequent for all the good information.  Like others have said there is a lot of good stuff to glean from all the good people on here.  By the way I think I know who you are, I won't give it up unless you are cool with it. :i the big give away was the front end and the hot rod.  We have a good friend in common, big tall guy that wears a number 15 shoe. Again welcome to the dark side. 

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 09:46:00 AM »
welcome to the site. post up some pics.......while you convert to a arm post some pics.......if you are buying these front ends   http://www.sandparts.com/A-Arm-Conversion-Kit-Long-Travel-Beam-Car-Conversion-or-Mini-Rail_p_72771.html    then your a lucky man and in for a real treat! i personally run one and wouldn't run anything else  ;) ;D
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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 12:44:31 PM »
By the way I think I know who you are, I won't give it up unless you are cool with it. :i the big give away was the front end and the hot rod.  We have a good friend in common, big tall guy that wears a number 15 shoe. Again welcome to the dark side.
Based on that, I am pretty sure you do know who I am.  I think I know who you are too but not 100 percent sure.   

......if you are buying these front ends   http://www.sandparts.com/A-Arm-Conversion-Kit-Long-Travel-Beam-Car-Conversion-or-Mini-Rail_p_72771.html    then your a lucky man and in for a real treat! i personally run one and wouldn't run anything else  ;) ;D

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Re: Welcome to our newest member 78crew
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 03:28:30 PM »
By the way I think I know who you are, I won't give it up unless you are cool with it. :i the big give away was the front end and the hot rod.  We have a good friend in common, big tall guy that wears a number 15 shoe. Again welcome to the dark side.
Based on that, I am pretty sure you do know who I am. I think I know who you are too but not 100 percent sure.   

......if you are buying these front ends   http://www.sandparts.com/A-Arm-Conversion-Kit-Long-Travel-Beam-Car-Conversion-or-Mini-Rail_p_72771.html    then your a lucky man and in for a real treat! i personally run one and wouldn't run anything else  ;) ;D

That's it.


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