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

    1. Member basti-FSI's Avatar
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      05-19-2011 11:00 AM #176
      thanks

      installed my fire extinguisher today. That's why : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwrXckpv17o



      and a hidden lightter/ 12V Socket under the dashboard to load cell-phones, i-pods, navigation systems or just light up a cigarette (though i'm not smokin anymore since one year )



      You can also see my new key fob with "LUFTWAFFE" on it. Luftwaffe has the same meaning than airforce in the us. If you translate it word by word it means airweapon. I'm using it because my car is aircooled... got it?
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      05-21-2011 02:01 PM #177
      It is Clean! Finally!
      First time in like 2 months its been washed...
      Quote Originally Posted by SiDGh2 View Post
      ""I've never been to the junkyard just to look if they got anything new this week"
      Un-rusting my 99.
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      05-22-2011 03:32 AM #178
      Bought mine and ripped it apart haha just picked up a 1970 bus it orig came from oregon so it's mostly surface rust on it but it is very solid picked it up for 350 me and 2 of my friends split it so we can restore it together hopefully it works out it came with 3 buses worth of parts!

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      05-22-2011 08:29 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by ItsWop View Post
      Bought mine and ripped it apart haha just picked up a 1970 bus it orig came from oregon so it's mostly surface rust on it but it is very solid picked it up for 350 me and 2 of my friends split it so we can restore it together hopefully it works out it came with 3 buses worth of parts!
      Sweet deal! You can never find buses in this area for that cheap.

      Today, I removed the tub from the pan on my dune buggy project. I didn't do anything to the Beetle.
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      05-23-2011 04:21 AM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      Sweet deal! You can never find buses in this area for that cheap.

      Today, I removed the tub from the pan on my dune buggy project. I didn't do anything to the Beetle.
      Yea it took us about a year to find this bus we looked at a couple but this is by far the best one we saw hence us buying it haha hopefully this week we will get it started up we don't have the key for it so we are going to do a push button start and a kill switch for now

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      05-23-2011 10:02 AM #181
      started messing with my coolin system. Oil temp fan switch fell apart when I took it off, so I orderd one. Will put it on when it gets here.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      05-23-2011 05:54 PM #182
      ..supposed to get my motor bit back from the machine shop by then end of the week...

      layed everything out for inspection and cleaning,installed the new Westmorland box and nose cone from MSE,filled the oil and detailed the suspension and such.

      cut the car tomorrow and detail the exterior in hopes the motor stuff will be ready...if so i wanna get the motor buttoned up and try and take her out this week end!!!





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      05-23-2011 10:07 PM #183
      Black is so purty
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      05-26-2011 12:48 AM #184
      Got it startd today first time in 20yrs it's been started but the carb needs to be rebuilt but it ran that's half the battle

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      05-26-2011 05:46 AM #185


      holy smoke! that makes my lil homie shiver in my pants...
      fantastic looking car. 100/100 points*

      *I'm able to say that as a german citizen...
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      05-26-2011 09:49 AM #186
      ^^ thanks man!!..german decent too! though born here,pop and grandparents were German and Irish!

      can't wait to get the motor together ,hopefully my boy Russ will get the internals buttoned up the fri/sat.
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    12. 05-26-2011 12:11 PM #187
      Is this Heep going to make it to the show this year?

      Looks good buddy!
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      05-26-2011 08:40 PM #188
      ..Litchfield for sure!! not driving it on the street before that!!

      the last time i did...the trans flange let go,wiped out a fender,oiler cooler,bumper and a bunch of other s--t!!!

      hopefully he'll be done with the machine work on the internals tomorrow or sat. then i'm throwing it together and breaking the motor in. after which I have to do a camaro and I'll put the beetle in the trailer and the camaro in the garage and wait til Litch'
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      05-27-2011 02:34 AM #189
      thats awesome man anyways... where can i get wheels like that? they look pretty good. acutually i'm not thinking i'm allowed to drive them on german roads, but who cares

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      05-27-2011 06:43 AM #190
      the ones on mine are "cookie" cutter weld drag lites....in Chevy bolt pattern,nearly on all drag and street muscle cars


      you won't be able to put the rears on though, in those sizes i have...as my rear (trans) is raised 5" and the axle assembly is shortened another 5" as well,the axles are a Folt's config with Dana 60 universals and NOT CV stle....allowing a 10.5 rim and a 12" wide tire in the rear UNDER the stock fender size.

      here's a better pic of their size:
      Last edited by Schell R32; 05-27-2011 at 06:45 AM.
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      05-27-2011 04:56 PM #191
      that thing is so ill!

    17. 05-27-2011 09:13 PM #192
      Towed my 74 home!

    18. 05-28-2011 05:24 PM #193
      Installed a new shifter and drove my 74 for the first time in about 10 years! It was MY first time driving it ever!

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      06-05-2011 08:17 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by Apache64d View Post
      Towed my 74 home!
      Bringing it home is always so exciting!

      Today I worked a little bit on my buggy project and started up the Beetle for the first time in a couple weeks. Started right up no problem, and the dog jumped in to go for a ride but my girlfriend's car was blocking us from leaving and I didn't have the keys.
      -Bryan

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      06-06-2011 03:32 PM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      the ones on mine are "cookie" cutter weld drag lites....in Chevy bolt pattern,nearly on all drag and street muscle cars


      you won't be able to put the rears on though, in those sizes i have...as my rear (trans) is raised 5" and the axle assembly is shortened another 5" as well,the axles are a Folt's config with Dana 60 universals and NOT CV stle....allowing a 10.5 rim and a 12" wide tire in the rear UNDER the stock fender size.

      here's a better pic of their size:
      this thing looks like a pile of $hit and is slow as fook and bet runs like A$$
















































































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      You should drop it off at my house.



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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.
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      06-06-2011 07:05 PM #196
      ..sure you want it next week!!
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      06-08-2011 09:20 PM #197
      Installed the new Wal-Mart $30.00 roof rack.

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      06-08-2011 11:40 PM #198
      I sanded down the bonnet until it was bare metal. That was difficult. Lots of paint on it. Took 8 hours just for the bonnet with two people. And realized if we soak it in acetone is goes by a lot quicker.
      '69 bug.

    24. 06-09-2011 12:07 AM #199
      Some sweet AC's here!

      After 19 years of sitting, I got her to run and even idle semi decent...


      The next day I finished putting the new wheel studs in and put on my Mercedes wheels -

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      06-09-2011 09:04 PM #200
      cool ride dude...just got a 78 and a 79 roll back steel roof the other day...ones an auto and one a stick
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      06-10-2011 12:01 AM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      ..sure you want it next week!!
      Eehhh. I might be able to find room behind the hous. Let me know when your on your way I will stew up some road kill.

      Damn thing is so sick man.
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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.
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      06-10-2011 10:52 AM #202
      Cleaned out my '64. Going to Vee Dub Parts Unlimited's open house BBQ today and Nick's Burgers GTG for the VW CLASSIC this weekend!
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      06-10-2011 07:22 PM #203
      BBQ


      Meet



      Lot of eye candy! Makes me want to go low!
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      06-10-2011 09:39 PM #204
      i wanna go to the classic soooo bad....maybe next year
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      06-11-2011 02:00 PM #205
      i didn't do anything.....don't currently own one

      but i did some cleaning around the house and found some goodies i thought i'd share

      paperwork for some long gone friends



      48 yr old paint in the garage




      shiney brand new pic to whore




      and if i still had one, i'd be washing it today like my baby bro did back then





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      06-12-2011 02:56 PM #206
      Tried to go to the beach for a small show yesterday. I got an hour into the hour and 5 min ride, and then the car just shut off when getting onto route 1.
      The entire electrical system just went dead. No nothing, zip, zilch, nada.
      Waited way too long for AAA to tow me to the show (luckily at a great garage, Cardone and Daughters on route 1 in Westbrook, CT)

      The connection from the battery/alternator to the car main harness ( the big spafe connectors where the voltage regulator usually is) had come loose. Go figure, after 33 years and a 1 hour trip it decided it was going to come loose!
      Tighten with a set of pliers and push back on and taa daa.
      Made the hour and 5 min ride home, in the rain, no problems

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      06-12-2011 06:48 PM #207
      cool Chris she had a early vw problem an not a late beetle prob!!

      if that was a late beetle prob your harness would have blazed up and the you would have had on the side of the road s-mores!!!!

      see you at Litch!!!
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      06-26-2011 11:35 PM #208
      Finally stopped raining so I cleaned up the beetle real nice.

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      06-26-2011 11:38 PM #209


      Any suggestions on where to find some wide stock style wheels?

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      I drove the piss out of it.

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