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      07-26-2011 08:05 PM #71
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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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      07-26-2011 11:21 PM #72
      My brother and I purchased a new toy tonight, should be tons of fun......100% original, I will be the 3rd owner, 1st owner owned it up until 2003, guy moved from New Mexico to Pittsburgh and drove this bus the whole way 2000 miles in 3 days, 1600 SP. The thing is virtually rust free, absolutely no rot anywhere, just some light surface rust.

      Bringing it home tomorrow, more pics up later this weekend!





      This is the direction....


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      07-26-2011 11:33 PM #73
      Sweet ! What year is it ?

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      07-26-2011 11:56 PM #74
      Sweet man. looks like a 68 or 69
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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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      07-27-2011 10:01 AM #75
      yea, its a 69

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      07-27-2011 10:42 AM #76
      very nice... your growing on me so your new nickname will be Bino instead of gaybino... although the cabby still makes you suspect..
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-27-2011 10:59 AM #77
      One thing I noticed, which I like, is that you guys don't reject late models ..... driving a fat chick (well, at least she's athletic) I get a lot of people hating on me lol They just don't get it. Don't get me wrong, I love early models (I miss all my early Bugs) but for a daily driver, 71 super (maybe 72 too) and you can't go wrong

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      07-27-2011 11:28 AM #78
      Im a guy that does not really dig fatties or supers but air is air so I dont hate. Just not my cup of tea.. I can appreciate them when they look good and are done right..
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-27-2011 12:00 PM #79




      Quote Originally Posted by 71sbeetle View Post
      One thing I noticed, which I like, is that you guys don't reject late models ..... driving a fat chick (well, at least she's athletic) I get a lot of people hating on me lol They just don't get it. Don't get me wrong, I love early models (I miss all my early Bugs) but for a daily driver, 71 super (maybe 72 too) and you can't go wrong

      I would never own a fatchick.



      i dislike some of my family members and but there are still family members.
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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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      07-27-2011 12:04 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0 View Post
      My brother and I purchased a new toy tonight, should be tons of fun......100% original, I will be the 3rd owner, 1st owner owned it up until 2003, guy moved from New Mexico to Pittsburgh and drove this bus the whole way 2000 miles in 3 days, 1600 SP. The thing is virtually rust free, absolutely no rot anywhere, just some light surface rust.

      Bringing it home tomorrow, more pics up later this weekend!





      This is the direction....

      Thats gonna be a sick project!!

      I really want a camper bus but holy hell they cost alot!

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      07-27-2011 12:50 PM #81
      I love my fat chick lol !

      Daytona WinterJam 2010 011

      I've owned as early as a 54, a few 58s and 59s, a 61 rag, a 63, a couple 65s, a 66 and a couple 67 (one was a Euro 67) and then for the late models I had a 68, 4 71 Supers (one that I still own) a couple 72 Supers, and a 73 and 74 super (which I did not like as much as the 71 or 72).
      I'd say the most "curb appeal" was from my 54 and one of my 58 (not counting my 65 Herbie replica) but the most fun to drive is still my 71 Super, and actually a lot of people that hate on my car come to like it after they drive it for a few miles (or a few laps around a track). I've also owned a few Type 3s and busses, always wanted a Notchback, never got one. And I miss my busses (60 panel and 60 SC). I owned a 71 bus camper for a whole 3 days lol, sold it the same day I got it home and it got picked up 3 days later by it's new owner (bought for $100, sold for $450 to a guy that needed a lot of parts off of it, I think he ended up cutting it up)

      If I had the money, I'd buy another oval or a split ..... but who wouldn't

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      07-27-2011 03:00 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      very nice... your growing on me so your new nickname will be Bino instead of gaybino... although the cabby still makes you suspect..
      LMAO, thanks pad....anyone ever told you that you're a fuchin instigator? It's cool tho, I was born that way too.


      Quote Originally Posted by LowclassKc View Post
      Thats gonna be a sick project!!

      I really want a camper bus but holy hell they cost alot!
      Couldn't pass it up man, condition was too good for the price. Plus whats more fun than a brotherly project?

      I like the Westys too, but Im still partial to the bays and splits now.

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      07-27-2011 03:28 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      very nice... your growing on me so your new nickname will be Bino instead of gaybino... although the cabby still makes you suspect..
      how can there be bino without gay.... it just dont have the same ring to it

      besides I have to still call him gay because he got his project before I got mine.... It was so close and now the three women have got to sign the bill of sales and get replacement titles.... I have'nt heard from them in two weeks... I will have them soon enough and then I can post my pics.

      And where is dan???
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      07-27-2011 04:14 PM #84
      ??? Where is Dan?????
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-27-2011 04:51 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      ??? Where is Dan?????
      I seen he was online earlier and PM'ed him. I got no response maybe he passed out tired from all the work on the bus
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      07-28-2011 11:07 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post

      this thing ain't fun anymore...i think it's time to unload it.
      how is it no fun anymore??? if i owned that thing i would never get out of it!
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 11:18 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      Im a guy that does not really dig fatties or supers but air is air so I dont hate. Just not my cup of tea.. I can appreciate them when they look good and are done right..
      it really depends on how you do them. i dont like most of them too (i own one too!) it really depends on how they are done.

      this is boring


      this is bada$$




      honestly, i think it's the ride height and wheels that make or break the look of a superbeetle. they have to look just right or have the right stance on the car or it just looks ****ty
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 01:58 PM #88
      Yeah those supers are good looking, they are hybrids between air and water to me..
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-28-2011 02:46 PM #89
      well the german look is bringing a modern look into an old bug, but i guess it's all just taste.
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 03:01 PM #90
      on a completely seperate note, i was messing around in my super today when i looked under the dash... right above the fuses, i found a little black switch that i have never seen before... what does it do?
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 03:12 PM #91
      started on some scrubbin today..







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      07-28-2011 03:16 PM #92
      damn, started all the fun while I was at work, d ick!

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      07-28-2011 03:19 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0 View Post
      damn, started all the fun while I was at work, d ick!


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      07-28-2011 03:47 PM #94
      How bad is that rot around the windshield? That can turn into a B itch
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-28-2011 04:18 PM #95
      No holes at all.. Just surface rust.. It does need some attention but overall its in great shape for being all original

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      07-28-2011 04:19 PM #96
      ^^haha beat me to it.

      Pad, one of the first things I was concerned with when I saw the pics before going to check it out. turned out its only surface. If this bus was in the east all its life the spots around the window would be , but its really not bad at all, more character than anything. I was totally shocked with the condition of it when I got there. The rust on the front is really all there is, every other panel, wheelwell, floor, corners are spotless with original paint. Now I know what you San Diegoins and others from the west are accustomed to. For this lone reason is why I question why I reside in the east.

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      07-28-2011 06:06 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by justing1234 View Post
      on a completely seperate note, i was messing around in my super today when i looked under the dash... right above the fuses, i found a little black switch that i have never seen before... what does it do?
      Rear window defroster

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      07-28-2011 06:25 PM #98
      i figuired it did that haha...

      alright so i decided to make use of my time and started working on body work until i can get my motor done up some more... the previous owners aparently have no clue how to do body work. it was obviously hit on the driver's side, not enough to damage the frame, but enough to screw up the metal. so, instead of getting a new pannel, they decided to cut up a door or something, i have no clue and cover it, let it rot for a few years until i uncovered their hackjob. there is almost nothing left under the pieced they welded on, so i need a whole new section.

      but knowing the flaws in the common spots it is rotted in ( fenders, lower rear quarters front apron etc etc etc .. i think it is my best option to get a parts car. does anyone in the new england area know where i can find a '72 super for cheap?
      Last edited by justing1234; 07-28-2011 at 06:57 PM.
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 07:02 PM #99
      lol, reminds me of my 66 I bought for $600. After I drove it home I decided to clean it up in the driveway. When I got to the back seat, the door panel was bulging a little towards the center ...... hmmmm ..... weird ! So I took the panel off and just behind it was .... the side of the car, pushed in ! So I went back outside, and it was a tiny tiny bit wavy, but not pushed in several inches like on the inside (almost looks like someone threw a bowling ball right in the middle of the 1/4 panel at 60mph lol).
      So I went back in and pushed the panel out, that's when I heard a loud thug noise, went out, and right there, on the floor, was a block of bondo ! I weighed it at the time but I can't remember what it weighed, something around 20lbs or so (it was pretty heavy I remember that) ....
      I guess bondo-ing it was easier huh

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      07-28-2011 08:25 PM #100
      not even any bondo! i knew it was there when i bought it, i just didnt know what was behind it. luckily, the other side isn't trashed so i lucked out there
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      07-28-2011 09:18 PM #101
      Whats up guys? I just started browsing the air cooled forums. I've been into watercooled vw's for the last 15 years and as I get older I feel I'm out growing the "scene". I'm considering a move to air cooled. Anyway, I just thought I'd post up and introduce myself because as my search for a bug begins I may have some questions of what to look out for.

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      07-28-2011 09:54 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0 View Post
      ^^haha beat me to it.

      Pad, one of the first things I was concerned with when I saw the pics before going to check it out. turned out its only surface. If this bus was in the east all its life the spots around the window would be , but its really not bad at all, more character than anything. I was totally shocked with the condition of it when I got there. The rust on the front is really all there is, every other panel, wheelwell, floor, corners are spotless with original paint. Now I know what you San Diegoins and others from the west are accustomed to. For this lone reason is why I question why I reside in the east.
      its good its only surface, i always get nervous when i see rust anywhere near the windshield.. it can turn a restorable car into a donor car quick if its bad..
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

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      07-28-2011 10:28 PM #103
      ^^^thanks the f'in truth!

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      07-28-2011 10:48 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      ??? Where is Dan?????
      Still alive and kicking.I was off on vaca. for a bit, checking in on the Blackberry (typing sucks on that thing) , but back on the lap top now.

      So let me see if I have this all straight.

      Mod (why do we need 1) goes off locking threads

      Daft is still Daft

      Batman has left the building,but Pad gave Robin a shoulder to cry on and he isn't gay anymore (what he sell the cabby?).

      JD is still just JD and his car gives me wood

      Schell's gonna sell that sled (again)

      Buggyman still takes the trophy for above and beyond helping everyone and anyone with the links.

      And Garey climbed out from under w/e he was hiding under.

      oh..And Gaybino now has a bus trying to be as cool as myself

      Did I miss anything?

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      07-28-2011 10:54 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      Still alive and kicking.I was off on vaca. for a bit, checking in on the Blackberry (typing sucks on that thing) , but back on the lap top now.

      So let me see if I have this all straight.

      Mod (why do we need 1) goes off locking threads

      Daft is still Daft

      Batman has left the building,but Pad gave Robin a shoulder to cry on and he isn't gay anymore (what he sell the cabby?).

      JD is still just JD and his car gives me wood

      Schell's gonna sell that sled (again)

      Buggyman still takes the trophy for above and beyond helping everyone and anyone with the links.

      And Garey climbed out from under w/e he was hiding under.

      oh..And Gaybino now has a bus trying to be as cool as myself

      Did I miss anything?
      yeah, and justin is still as clueless on what to do with his car as ever.
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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