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    Thread: Air cooled chit-chat thread!!!

    1. Moderator 71sbeetle's Avatar
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      12-07-2011 10:53 PM #951
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      .nuff said right there!!!!


      found this pic yesterday:




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      12-07-2011 11:19 PM #952
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i thought the late 50's and early 60's bugs had something like a 4.85 or 4.88rp?

      i've spent too much time in watercooledland and forgot all my detailed aircooled info
      Pretty cool web site.
      http://members.home.nl/pj.kansen/vwbz/Gears.html#top
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 12-07-2011 at 11:21 PM.
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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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      12-08-2011 12:08 AM #953
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      .nuff said right there!!!!


      found this pic yesterday:

      This^ is epic. I love it
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      12-08-2011 09:23 AM #954
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      12-08-2011 10:09 AM #955
      Quote Originally Posted by justing1234 View Post
      how bout this one?
      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1229686
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      12-08-2011 06:42 PM #956
      same car

      it's even in the town i live in... s'cuse me while i go and steal this thing
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      12-08-2011 09:09 PM #957
      Quote Originally Posted by justing1234 View Post
      same car

      it's even in the town i live in... s'cuse me while i go and steal this thing
      I thought there were only 2 towns in RI, Quahog and yours...


      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.
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      12-08-2011 09:11 PM #958
      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.
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      12-09-2011 02:11 PM #959
      i dont like the big windows either, which is (among other reasons) why i'm getting rid of the super...

      speaking of which, who wants to buy a superbeetle
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      12-09-2011 05:22 PM #960
      Big window supers look cool too, you just have to German Look them. That wide front end just doesnt seem right without 17's under the fenders

    11. 12-11-2011 06:59 PM #961
      havent been on this site in ages.. seems like some interesting stuff has gone down!

      cf, you're dead on. I used to strongly dislike SB's in general until i discovered GL.. Now every time i see one for sale, I envision my version of a German Look.

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      12-14-2011 02:27 PM #962
      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...

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      12-14-2011 02:41 PM #963
      Quote Originally Posted by justing1234 View Post
      i dont like the big windows either, which is (among other reasons) why i'm getting rid of the super...

      speaking of which, who wants to buy a superbeetle
      When are you looking to sell it? I may be looking for a Super come Springtime.

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      12-14-2011 06:52 PM #964
      ^^ yeahJustin and he's not to far away!!!
      www.401restos.com

      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      12-14-2011 07:52 PM #965
      Quote Originally Posted by tmb077 View Post
      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?
      Yup, 67 and later. (debatable tho bc 67 is a "special" yr) also can include sb's.

      I like fat chicks too, thats why I slammed one.

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      12-14-2011 09:05 PM #966
      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..
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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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      12-14-2011 10:36 PM #967
      Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Matthew View Post
      When are you looking to sell it? I may be looking for a Super come Springtime.


      like asap haha send me a pm
      champagne taste with a beer budget.

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      12-15-2011 08:57 AM #968
      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...
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      12-15-2011 04:21 PM #969
      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.
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      12-15-2011 04:35 PM #970
      that ghia has me drooling...hard to tell from a pc terminal screen, is it charcoal grey? gotta be one of the straightest ghia's i've ever seen...

      is that your shop/showroom Schell?

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      12-15-2011 05:10 PM #971
      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:

      http://401restos.com/NewRobs69Ghia.aspx

      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.
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      12-15-2011 05:14 PM #972
      LMAO Tim.... i was just looking at these on the samba account. hahahahah.
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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.

    23. 12-15-2011 06:13 PM #973
      Chit chats are always came with fun so how can i join such a chit chat.

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      12-15-2011 06:14 PM #974
      you just did. get involved and check in
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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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      12-15-2011 08:32 PM #975
      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
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