1968 VW Squareback Next project

Well, I have started another VW project. This time I will be using a 68 VW Squareback. Kinda like a Vega Wagon, of that era. It has a 3" chopped top. The side quarter windows had been filled in, but done very badly. Someone had used about 2 gallons of bondo on each side of the car. I have since removed all of that. It will have suicide doors, and frenched headlight. I have taken the drivetrain and VW pan out from under it. I will be replacing it with a tube chassis like I did for the beetle. The engine will be a 1953  331 Chrysler Hemi. It will have a 6-71 blower as well. Trans will be a Chrysler 727. Rearend will be a 9" Ford, narrowed with 31 spline axles, and a set of 31 Mickeys. It will be sick, at best.

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DRC's picture

Sounds like another cool build

 

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Right in the middle of all the fun and excitement

grantb's picture

love it!!!!!!

grant b

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks alot Grant. I can't wait.

moparmad's picture

This will be awesome!  Your gonna have a monster on your hands.

T. C.

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks T.C.  It will definately be different as hell, and one of a kind.

TimeTraveller's picture

Blown Hemi Squareback? I love the idea!

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Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks alot......... It will be wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Powell's picture

I can not wait to see it.  Please keep us posted on your progress.

 

So many cars, So little time.

Jimbobjoe57's picture

I will keep everyone posted. It a chore, making everything fit, and work

Trapper's picture

Gonna b BAD!! 

Trapper

Jimbobjoe57's picture

To say the least. Thanks Trapper

leonardgilar's picture

I like your new project. Very different, good choice. Can't wait to see up dates.

Lenny

Jimbobjoe57's picture

I just have to be different. Don't get me wrong, I love anything with wheel. Your project is wicked looking. Really fantastic job!!

chargerc1500's picture

killer project

Jimbobjoe57's picture

It will be sick, at best

chargerc1500's picture

sweet

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks alot!!!!!!!!! It will be hell on wheels

chargerc1500's picture

keep up the good work

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Pretty well, doing as much as I have time to. Want to see it roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chargerc1500's picture

awsome

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!It will be fun

chargerc1500's picture

your welcome

fredwade's picture

that's gonna be a beast!

Fred Wade

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks Fred.........Wish it would just come along a little quicker!!!!!!!!!

autowayne's picture

I can see your vision of what you want it to look like, it's going to look good. What color are you going to paint it, maybe a black and copper two tone.

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks alot on the comment.......You are close on the two tone. Black and Surf Blue......Dodge Caliber Surf Blue Pearlcoat..........

autowayne's picture

That wiil be a good color choice i like it.

Jimbobjoe57's picture

I can't wait to get it to that point!!!!!!!!!!!!! Workin on the hemi.........

autowayne's picture

It can't come soon enough!!!!

Jimbobjoe57's picture

They never seem to be soon enough!!!!!!!!!!

AmishCrackDealer's picture

that sounds awesome! My next project is to take the drivetrain out of a classic beetle and build an Amish buggy on top of it. Then I can have a VW powered Amish buggy (no horses). I think that'll get a ton of looks as I cruise around town :)

My wife thinks Im insane - this place is the only place I fit in!

Jimbobjoe57's picture

That will be wild..............Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!

Trapper's picture

Can't wait to see the squareback finished...really looking forward to it!

Trapper

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Thanks Trapper........Not coming along as I would like. It will fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trapper's picture

Be patient...It'll come in due time. My Dad used to say(when I would try to rush something,)

 "people never seem to have time to do things right, but they always have time to do it twice."

 

No reflection on your work intended.

Trapper

Trapper

Jimbobjoe57's picture

Patients and perseverance.............I still want it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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madjay73's picture

i am doing a 68 squareback also i was wondering if you would tell me the measurement of your 9 inch ford rear end i have one i need to have narrowed i would like just the measurement from bearing flange to bearing flange please.