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    1. Member phill0046's Avatar
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      07-30-2012 09:35 PM #1471
      Man, you have awsome skill in the paint booth schell! That van looks great! How long have you been doing paint work?
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      07-30-2012 10:06 PM #1472
      this will be my 16th (maybe longer?) year!!! 13yrs in the collision world with being a combination body guy for 8 yrs then a painter/body man for the other 5yrs.

      then opened my own shop in '07...then got wadded up in a car accident in '10 for a year off...back in the saddle in '11 with the new shop and a way nicer place too.

      if the web addy was so f--ked up you can see i do more than just our little vw's...these are my "collision" now cuz ive done em for so long...but the real money and big time jobs are actually the pro touring and hot rods we end up getting every once and a while.

      but these cars are part of me and what i'm known for out here i guess...sometimes they kick my ass then there are jobs like the bus here and a few others that make me smile.
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      07-30-2012 10:10 PM #1473
      here's the real deal:



      the paint:
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      07-30-2012 10:13 PM #1474
      ...this is the "other" spectrum..i would love to get a vw guy who wants this kinda stuff:
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      07-31-2012 06:44 AM #1475
      Wow. That reflection is killer. That looks a lot more rewarding then late model collision repair!
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      07-31-2012 06:54 AM #1476
      Yeah...the collision pays more and is quicker but there is no reward. You can get more done in the collision world for the profit as opposed to resto. The vw's I have are quick and easy too so I treat that as the collision mentality,even though they still come out killer,vie done so many it's like doing a bumper cover on a Honda!!

      Unlike the camaros and pro street car...where customer will drop an easy 10-20k for the paint alone...where as the vw owner has a hard time dropping 10-15 k TURN KEY!!!!
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      08-08-2012 02:49 PM #1478
      Alright I've hit a roadblock with the 70. I can't seem to sell it. So I have a few questions.

      Can I run a single carb setup on a 1914cc engine?

      If not, do you think I'd be able to sell a freshly rebuilt 1914 with brand new heads relatively quickly?

      At this point I'm ready to forego the dual carbs and go fast engine just to have a car as easy to play with and reliable as my Baja.
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    9. 08-08-2012 10:38 PM #1479
      Quote Originally Posted by Antihero983 View Post
      Alright I've hit a roadblock with the 70. I can't seem to sell it. So I have a few questions.

      Can I run a single carb setup on a 1914cc engine?

      If not, do you think I'd be able to sell a freshly rebuilt 1914 with brand new heads relatively quickly?

      At this point I'm ready to forego the dual carbs and go fast engine just to have a car as easy to play with and reliable as my Baja.
      like a single dual carb? yes.

      possibly. depends on how much you're asking and how much is done to the motor.

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      08-09-2012 09:33 AM #1480
      :ts got brand new big valve FoMoCo heads, a pretty good crank, lightened flywheel, deep sump oil pan, dual kadron carbs, fireball dizzy.

      I don't remember what it has for cams though. I have no idea what to ask either, its got maybe 1k miles since the rebuild.

      Hell I'm almost tempted to put the car on eBay.
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      08-09-2012 09:23 PM #1481
      ...vw motors are hard to sell...people don't understand what they really cost to build...keep it and store it for a rainy day,throw a stock dp in there and let it go down the road...I have a near new 1600,1300 and a 2180 (turn key pretty much) and I cant get these out the door to save my life...so they just sit under my bench.


      Air cooled hobby...people want the biggest,baddest cars..with all the goodies but have a ickle dime budget..It ain't the 70's anymore...they are the same as a chevelle or a mustang these days to build...and that ain't no s--t!!!
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      08-09-2012 11:10 PM #1482
      I'm in the process of rebuilding my 75 bug motor so I'm guessing that would be the 1600 and I'm looking at getting some what larger pistons and jugs. whats a good size ? I'm not wanting to go crazy with it but lets say a size or two bigger or is it even worth it? thanks

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      08-09-2012 11:39 PM #1483
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      ...vw motors are hard to sell...people don't understand what they really cost to build...keep it and store it for a rainy day,throw a stock dp in there and let it go down the road...I have a near new 1600,1300 and a 2180 (turn key pretty much) and I cant get these out the door to save my life...so they just sit under my bench.


      Air cooled hobby...people want the biggest,baddest cars..with all the goodies but have a ickle dime budget..It ain't the 70's anymore...they are the same as a chevelle or a mustang these days to build...and that ain't no s--t!!!
      That's pretty much the plan at this point. Ah well. Thanks for the help!
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      08-10-2012 10:24 AM #1484
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      ...vw motors are hard to sell...people don't understand what they really cost to build...keep it and store it for a rainy day,throw a stock dp in there and let it go down the road...I have a near new 1600,1300 and a 2180 (turn key pretty much) and I cant get these out the door to save my life...so they just sit under my bench.


      Air cooled hobby...people want the biggest,baddest cars..with all the goodies but have a ickle dime budget..It ain't the 70's anymore...they are the same as a chevelle or a mustang these days to build...and that ain't no s--t!!!
      WERD!!

      i love when people ask me to build stuff for them and want the stuff for nothing.
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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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      08-10-2012 07:58 PM #1485
      He he Loose..you should try restoring them for a living!!! This is why you gotta mix it up.


      Not easy getting a guy to pony up the real money needed to get a Cover car,mag feature or a "Classic" winner...when you can build a real nice muscle car for the same price!!!
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      09-15-2012 10:29 PM #1486
      Hi guys!
      My uncle picked this up last month, just got it on the road. 75 bradley GT, 6k mile original vw replacement 1600 dual port, OG pleated leather interior, metal flake to hell.

      IMG_1189 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

      IMG_1187 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

      IMG_1188 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr
      And baja is still doing great, as is the water sucker. Havent done much with dads ghia lately, but going to start back into it this winter.

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      ""I've never been to the junkyard just to look if they got anything new this week"
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      09-20-2012 01:23 PM #1487
      Found this last night. Now she is purring again. I went ahead and cleaned all four while I had her opened up.

      Smile it will get Worse!!

    18. 09-21-2012 09:34 AM #1488
      There is some AWESOME stuff going on in this forum lately! I feel that this place is being invaded LOL!

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      09-21-2012 10:01 AM #1489
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      There is some AWESOME stuff going on in this forum lately! I feel that this place is being invaded LOL!
      YEP, seems to be a strong WC/neewbie presence lately. I think most of the normal AC guys are working to get ready for all the great shows nation wide during this time of year. In the sotheast fall is the best time of year to be in an ACVW in my OP.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    20. 09-23-2012 07:14 PM #1490
      oh goody lets get all the watercooled idiots over here

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      09-23-2012 07:26 PM #1491
      ^^ yeah pretty much has been that way for years...we have a cool bunch of regulars as well but like JD said...got too much to do,to many project and like you...have to much work!!!


      hail the "Thing" !!!!
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      09-23-2012 07:40 PM #1492
      some crazy s--t i had to do over the week....like fixing my buddys deck lid and shroud after his master blew out while backing it up to the front of my trailer...caved the thing right into the trailer hitch....

      shroud:


      hammered and dolly and metal stretched:


      and the final after removing the old paint and primed:


      and this stupid section of frame rail on a '69 gt 500 i'm workin on:

      after welding the section in and grinding:

      then the final burred in spot welds:
      Last edited by Schell R32; 09-23-2012 at 07:43 PM.
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    23. 09-23-2012 08:17 PM #1493
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      you...have to much work!!!



      hail the "Thing" !!!!


      dam you caught me goofin' off

    24. 09-25-2012 01:06 AM #1494
      You can see http://www.allaircooled.com/ site.

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    26. 10-06-2012 07:57 PM #1496
      Last edited by ShaggyMutt1; 10-08-2012 at 11:51 AM.

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      10-08-2012 11:31 AM #1497
      Does anyone know if the type 3 squareback front fenders will fit the type 3 fast back front end? Are the fenders the same?

      Thanks

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      10-08-2012 11:36 AM #1498
      Quote Originally Posted by rednecksavage View Post
      Does anyone know if the type 3 squareback front fenders will fit the type 3 fast back front end? Are the fenders the same?

      Thanks
      notch, square and fasty are the same from year to year as far as fitments.
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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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      10-15-2012 05:52 PM #1499


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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.

    30. 10-16-2012 09:09 PM #1500
      So i'm a total noob. Just got my first bug pretty stoked. So i got alot of probably dumb questions - so i'll just start. What is the lug pattern for a 1972 Beetle? Its air cooled (apparently that makes a difference) In my lil research it seems to be either 4x100 or 4x130. which is it for sure? Any help really appreciated

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      10-16-2012 09:11 PM #1501
      it's 4x130

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      10-16-2012 10:40 PM #1502
      Quote Originally Posted by Donkeyboy007 View Post
      So i'm a total noob. Just got my first bug pretty stoked. So i got alot of probably dumb questions - so i'll just start. What is the lug pattern for a 1972 Beetle? Its air cooled (apparently that makes a difference) In my lil research it seems to be either 4x100 or 4x130. which is it for sure? Any help really appreciated
      Welcome mang. As said 4x130
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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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      11-29-2012 11:06 AM #1503
      just throwing it out there for aircooled discussions.

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1392336






      edit:

      wanted


      Last edited by LooseNuts; 11-29-2012 at 11:17 AM.
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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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      11-29-2012 12:10 PM #1504
      fastys are stupid

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      11-29-2012 12:16 PM #1505
      Quote Originally Posted by RafCarre12 View Post
      fastys are stupid
      ^

      i know right. had 2 in the past and want another one.
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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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