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    Thread: What Did You Do To Your Air-Cooled Today?

    1. Member justing1234's Avatar
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      10-29-2011 11:12 AM #281
      sold my bike so i can send my heads out to be rebuilt today, then having my buddy sandblast and paint my tins. my motor is coming close to completion
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      10-29-2011 12:20 PM #282
      Sweet mang.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      12-30-2011 12:50 PM #283
      Put my New wheels on today Love the Way it looks



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      12-30-2011 01:30 PM #284
      Took the sunroof apart and replaced all the cables and such. Opens and closes like a charm now. Plus in the last week or so did an oil change, messed around with the clutch and installed 3 point harness belts.


      Sent from my magic 8 ball.

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      12-31-2011 12:58 PM #285
      Today took it to the paint shop. See ya next year beetle.


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      12-31-2011 01:17 PM #286
      i hit it with a hammer

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      01-01-2012 06:09 PM #287
      Installed my Christmas present, a pair or Swan neck mirrors


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      01-01-2012 11:20 PM #288
      Nice alberts man. Loveum..
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      01-02-2012 09:14 PM #289
      Took a pic of some snow on ol' green bean.

      Should have moved the goal, but it was just a snap and go


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      01-03-2012 02:40 PM #290
      Got the tag and insurance on my '75 Transporter!
      Whahoo, back in an aircooled again!
      KC

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      01-03-2012 08:10 PM #291
      Cleaned out the bus today some more,installed some sound deadening over the weekend. The new wheels are in and gotta pic em up
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      01-05-2012 10:32 PM #292
      Started to take off the house paint the previous owner painted it with. Oh how i hate my life.

    13. 01-06-2012 04:11 PM #293
      Fixed an electrical issue.

      Mike

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      01-07-2012 04:42 AM #294
      I used a low pressure tip on my pressure washer and peeled the house paint off a bus I had like that.
      Ususally the type of people who paint with a brush do not prep the under paint, so it peels off.
      KC

    15. 01-09-2012 02:05 PM #295
      Worked on front A arm suspension parts.

      Mike

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      01-09-2012 02:07 PM #296
      picked up a few body panels, doors and wheels... started shinning up the paint.

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      01-13-2012 04:04 PM #297
      Broke the hinge on the '75 bus' gas pedal. Not all the way, just enough that it will not press down.
      PAIN.
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      01-13-2012 06:08 PM #298
      New in here but i pulled mine off the stands.



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      1971 super beetle convertible,daily driver & 1971 super beetle auto shift just bought, in shambles
      01-30-2012 10:19 AM #299
      I drove 50 miles to haul this 1971 superbeetle auto shift home...not sure if she runs, but under carriage and seat are in great shape. All windows, felt, & rubber are off except rear window. Headliner is trashed, and engine turns with a wrench but is a jumble of pulled off hoses and wires.
      Spent most of the weekend reading up on the theory of the auto shift, trying to get my head around reassembly......

      I might try pulling everything away and just turning the motor over to see if she runs?

      I broke the low/high turn switch on my 71 vert trying to get it to work....now I am waiting to get a new one. Got the horn to work...beep beep! Next is trying to fix the gas gauge or the sending nit. Sigh.

      So how do you put your pics into the posts? I am a newbie to vortex, oldie to bugs and busses, but just back into them, as daily drivers.

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      01-30-2012 01:50 PM #300
      at the paint shop.




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      01-30-2012 01:54 PM #301
      And now the finished product.










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      01-31-2012 01:53 PM #302
      SUNDAY I PUT IN THE REAR SEAT BELT FINALLY, FIXED THE LOCK ON THE PASSANGER DOOR, AND PUT A NEW C-CLIP ON THE RIGHT REAR POP OUT. 65 HEAR TODAY SO I GOT HER OUT AND DROVE HER TO WORK. NOW I HAVE TO PUT IT UP ON STANDS AND ADJ MY VALVES AND PUT MY NEW VALVE COVERS ON. HOPE TO DO THAT THIS SUN.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      02-01-2012 01:57 AM #303
      i was workin on my website and looking for some gtgs and shows to attempt this year
      this is just awesome cause it'll be the 1st year with my bug, tha's now ready for some shows.

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      02-02-2012 10:07 PM #304
      Drove out to the local race shop and picked up some parts to reseal the headlamps
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      1971 super beetle convertible,daily driver & 1971 super beetle auto shift just bought, in shambles
      02-06-2012 02:34 PM #305
      At last a sunny day 60 degrees. Popped the 71's top back and went for a spin with a friend. the heater was even working enough to make it tolerable!

      Pulled the mice nests and leaves out of the 71 auto-shift donor car that came with all the windows out and seals off. sorted through the crap inside and tossed the junk out, piled rusty bolts and clips into a can of deisel fuel for a soak. Seats look perfect but dirty and stiff. Pan has one small hole under the battery, else is all good. Hmmmm, might be able to try getting this one back on the street! Autoshift......still thinking on it.

      Oh, best find was an intact fibreboard trunk liner in this 71 superbeetle! I can use this one as a pattern for my other car...this one is a bit beat up but it is all there! Anyone else need the pattern?
      Plus the dashboard is perfect, not a single crack!


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      02-06-2012 02:46 PM #306
      I finally got my 65 running, hopefully this weekend I will tie up all the loose ends and get it off the jackstands

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      02-21-2012 11:37 PM #307
      Tore apart the fresh air fan on the 71 convertible, which I had to take out anyway to debug switches for the lights.......motor is shot as the bushings are all worn......poked around in the donor car and pulled the fresh air assembly out of her, clean out the wasp nests and mouse poo, broke it down to the fan motor, added a little oil And, yes, it works without squealing! Putting it back together tonite on the kitchen table, as it is cold and damp in the shop....

      Drove it to pick the grandkids up after school. cold as heck with the radio out And the fresh air fanbox out too, big blasts of wind blowing thru....but kids still tickled to be picked up in Buttercup!

      Ranchwoman

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      02-24-2012 02:08 AM #308
      I Done Droved it.

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      02-26-2012 11:25 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by Ranchwoman View Post

      Ranchwoman
      You need to check out the www.vwar.org web site.
      It is specific to autosticks.
      The ASBug = Autostick Bug. Was my 1st VW.
      KC

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      03-04-2012 05:01 PM #310
      I started installing my bolt on valve covers today. One went on great but the second one did not. I had my torque wrench set to 18 ft lbs and the rocker stud snapped before it ever got tight

      I ordered new rocker studs from chirco and get to enjoy installing them when they get here.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    31. 03-05-2012 04:41 AM #311
      New to the air cooled fam. I finally picked up my 75" 1600 turbo bug and I love it.

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      04-16-2012 06:03 PM #312
      Been a while since I've been on this forum or even done anything to my ACVW

      Today, I ordered and received some 165/r15 tires for the stock wheels. Sold my stock wheels and tires a couple years ago and now I'm kicking myself Last week I picked up a reasonably clean set of used steel wheels with hubcaps.
      Gonna go stock again for awhile. I'll post up some pics when mounted and everything.

      -Bryan

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      04-16-2012 10:43 PM #313
      Removed the beam today after work. Gonna narrow it 4". Cut the pan head back 1-1/4". Welded it up and now just have to weld some flat stock over the welded splice.




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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 05:49 AM #314
      lookin good. gotta like you on facebook this evening

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      04-19-2012 09:12 AM #315
      Still need to paint the deck lid because the blasters closed early the day we were set to shoot everything. Its a lil rough and is taking some to to get straight.
      Looking forward to install of all the fun parts... I'm so sick of sanding isht.




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