Last edited by LooseNuts; 12-07-2011 at 11:21 PM.
champagne taste with a beer budget.
Smile it will get Worse!!
It's got a lot of miss matched parts but it seems like a solid base. I sometimes wish I went older....just glad I didn't go newer. Those giant windows look so strange to me haha. You get use to smaller windows.
Back to the trans discussion. I'm going to see if I can tell what case I have. That should at least help me identify what my gearing is. I'm sure it's been swapped out over the last 50 years at least once.
ok....long time fan of all things aircooled here...short time here on vortex, and I feel real n00bish for asking, but what exactly does being a 'fat chick' beetle coincide with? just being a super? or anything pretty much 68 and later?
aside from that, you guys are giving me waaaayyyyyy to many ideas for a new project, the builds going on up in here are sick...hopefully I'll be joining the aircooled ranks again sooner rather than later...got my eye on a few prospects including a 68 vert and a 64 ghia...both basketcases, but both run, the vert needing the brunt of the work between the two...
thanks for the inspiration, and keeping me from pulling the trigger on a MKIV Jetta to haul the kids with...I'd rather keep my van and build a summer toy for us to enjoy together...
It depends on who you ask. I think fat chicks are post 64. Most say 67. You start talking to guys that deal with early vw's they will say after 64.
I personly would not own a fatchick for myself. I would get one just to fix and sell..
well, consider me the former owner of a fatchick then...had a 73 standard that was my daily from the moment I turned 16 til i was 19. I had a lot of history with it...sold it, bought it back and started a major resto on it, had to sell it again when we fell on some hard times...I know right where it sits, and it's not much further along than when i sold it, but the guy who bought it chopped the top...i can't deal with that...
my name is Ted, btw...
Last edited by tmb077; 12-15-2011 at 11:23 AM.
here's some fun pics from today:
^home garage...buddy's ghia from last year i never got a chence to finish..she's done now!!
painting by Niah Haast....
Last edited by Schell R32; 12-15-2011 at 04:25 PM.
yep its the showrrom and the shop.
the ghiais at the house in my garage. it's pretty straight...you should look at the build thread pics on my web addy:
car got smoked by a chick heading to high school,after blassting..it was better than most but still super seedy!! and warped to hell from years of body work.
here's some side shots...still gotta wet sand it and such but just gonna let it chill for a while:
it's a black base that i started with...then added more flake and a transparent green tonor...this tonor will sit on the flake only and allow the metal flake to turn green only in the sun...out of the sun it looks like "carbon black"...shade side (pitch) it is solid black with a light hue of grey/green.
Last edited by Schell R32; 12-15-2011 at 05:14 PM.
You guys are making me wish I did more with my Ghia when I had it. Owned it for 4 years, drove it home, put it on stands, bought a bunch of parts, then sold it all