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    Thread: Do you have or know where a Orange 1973 Super Beetle is with VIN:1332148995 PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

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      02-18-2012 09:40 AM #71
      Good luck dude, I hope you find it!

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      02-18-2012 10:29 AM #72
      Thanks everyone for the support. Well I got in pretty late so I drove as close as I could to the address and stayed the night. Well it's 630AM and I'm out the door. Didn't sleep worth a crap and couldn't stop thinking about the car. Wondering what shape it will be in or of I'll even find it.

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      02-18-2012 11:07 AM #73
      Today's the day!!
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      02-18-2012 11:32 AM #74
      Man this is crazy. I think I may have found it. No one answers the door. Unless there another car that looks like a bug. I'm 95% sure it's a beetle under the tarp, but if it's my moms IDK.....



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      02-18-2012 11:57 AM #75
      False alarm. It's a 67 Beetle. Lol

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      02-18-2012 02:06 PM #76


      I'd be lying if I said I wasn't totally hoping you find this car bro, this is probably the fourth or fifth time I've checked in on this today.

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      02-19-2012 12:29 AM #77
      Well today wasn't the best day but progress was made. I really though that 67 beetle under the tarp was going to be it, but its never that easy. I didn't find the car, but got some info. After going from door to door (25+ houses) several people pointed me to the same place. Apparently a guy use to sale cars and a bunch of other stuff from his front yard. Well one guy I talked to knew the car like it was yesturday. He told me everything about it before I told him (It still had the Looney Tunes TAZ sticker on driver rear window!!!!! Lol). He said when it was for sale he though about buying it. Doesn't remember if the car ran or not but was in one piece and looked decent. Well the guy doesn't live there anymore. Neighbors said he went to Sacramento or something. So now the search takes a new turn. The car was sold again, but the location is unknown now. I'm tracking down the realtors that sold his house for him and seeing what they say. Also while I was there I hit every junkyards within 50miles and the car has never been there (So that's good!!). Also while at the junkyard the lady helped me out (Use to work at the DMV) and told me how to get updated info on the car (if there even is any). Well after finding all that I ended driving back to Lancaster (My hotel where my job is at), which is a 5hr drive (My butt just about fell off again!!...lol) for I didn't feel staying in Watsonville was worth it. I mean I could have drive everyday for a year around there and never find it. It may not even be there anymore. AbeR has helped me out tons and I owe my finding so far to him (Thanks man!!). Im goin to try the DMV this week and see what i can find, hopefully the address is within a weekend road trip distance and I'll be on the road next weekend!! So the road continues and with my head held high, I just keep marching forward. Again if you know where a 73 Beetle is let me know!!! Lol!!

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      02-19-2012 01:43 AM #78
      Add another person to the list who is hoping you find it!

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      02-19-2012 02:28 AM #79
      Well also noted is throughout this journey. I have met some really nice people. Alot of the people I have giving my phone number to have already called me back. They say "You have to call me back if you find it!!". I guess my mom is watching out for me.... Well guys I'll update as I get it. I know a lot of you are waiting. Hopefully after this thread, I'll start a new thread "How a little 73' Beetle changed my life forever!!! Plus FULL RESTORATION in progress!!" LOL!!!

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      02-19-2012 02:07 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonst04 View Post
      Well also noted is throughout this journey. I have met some really nice people. Alot of the people I have giving my phone number to have already called me back. They say "You have to call me back if you find it!!". I guess my mom is watching out for me.... Well guys I'll update as I get it. I know a lot of you are waiting. Hopefully after this thread, I'll start a new thread "How a little 73' Beetle changed my life forever!!! Plus FULL RESTORATION in progress!!" LOL!!!
      In for good news and a happy ending (not that kind). You deserve to find this car my man

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      02-20-2012 09:17 PM #81
      Just an idea, but did you also post on thesamba about this ? I know a few VW people in Sacramento area I'll link them here.

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      02-23-2012 10:38 PM #82
      Ok, so I don't know if this helps, because you said that it hasn't been registered, but I just saw an ORANGE 1973 beetle (not sure if it was a super) w/ licence plate #wb6yje, and it was driving arround in the torrance area, I know that's kinda far from you. Right when I saw it, the first thing i thought of was this post, I hope this helps you out a bit!

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      02-27-2012 06:43 PM #83
      Well I haven't made it to the DMV for my job has me working pass open hours. I also had to work this past Saturday. Hopefully I get off early today and can run to the DMV. The last time I checked the car was unregistered, but you never know. I don't care where the car is, If its the car I'm there. The search continues!!

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      03-04-2012 03:56 PM #84
      This sucks so far. I have been working 15hr days everyday (expect Sunday). I may have to take off a day just to make it to the DMV. Sometime soon.

    15. 03-05-2012 02:49 AM #85
      oh my goodness, i dont even have an air cooled vw and my gut is stirring up telling me to help out with this search! by far these posts are the most interesting read of the decade
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      03-05-2012 02:54 AM #86
      Well the only thing I need right now is to goto the DMV and act like the bug was abandoned on my property. I fill out a form and they give me the most up to date I do on the car so I can contact the owner "To tell him to get the car off my property", At least that's the story....lol. I dont want anyone to do this for its not really the correct way of doing things, but these dang privacy act make it really hard.

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      03-13-2012 08:27 PM #87
      Well I finally got a chance to goto the DMV today. I was told to file a lien of sale as if the car was abondoned on my property. When I got there they told me a different story then I was expecting. I was told I would get a print off of the last registered owner, but they told me the current owners information would never be released to me. I told them I just want to contact them to get the car off my property. So now I hit another wall and I was getting excited about going today. So it's another wall that I have to drive through and continue on. I'm reaching out more then ever to anyone that can help me. I'm in CA for another 3.5 weeks and time is ticking. You tell me where the car is, you get a reward $$$$!! As always, thanks to everyone for all the help, ideas and most import moral support!!

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      03-27-2012 10:25 AM #88
      Well things have turned right now. I was in CA for work, but my wife who is prego called me at the Hospital while going into labor so I'm back in TX right now. In the meantime, hopefully I can dig a little more for I only get one more shot in CA (Jun 18 - Aug 31) for work.

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      03-27-2012 09:16 PM #89
      congratulations and good luck with the search. this should be turned into a movie.

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      03-29-2012 10:42 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by emanDUBS View Post
      congratulations and good luck with the search. this should be turned into a movie.
      Thanks, but IDK about a movie. I honestly would hate to be in a movie or anything related. I couldn't stand everyone up my butt like the stars have. I live about 40min from work because I refuse to live close to the military post (The traffic and houses stacked on top of each other). I like to open my front door and not having to worry about my son run in the road, nor have to hear the neighbors yelling at each other (You know those one neighbors.....I don't have any neighbors, so I'm good....LOL!!) I live in a quiet little town on 7 acres (In Texas that's not a lot, so don't think I'm rich you city folks...LOL!!) on a dead end street, just the way I like it.

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      04-06-2012 05:08 AM #91
      This is AWESOME! I hope you find the car!!!

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      04-09-2012 11:34 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by philsburydonuts View Post
      This is AWESOME! I hope you find the car!!!
      Thanks man. I get to ge back Jun 18 - Aug 31. It's going to be the last chance I get and hopefully I can find her and bring her home to be my daily......The way cars are mean to be, I don't need no STINKIN TRAILER!!!

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      04-09-2012 11:40 AM #93
      - lets give this another shot mid may and see if anything comes up.

      I will be out of town for about 2 weeks, once I am back I can dig in.
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      04-09-2012 11:44 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      - lets give this another shot mid may and see if anything comes up.

      I will be out of town for about 2 weeks, once I am back I can dig in.
      Thanks man. I got time for now for I have togo to El Paso for a while, then as soon as I get back I'm headed back to CA again. Never had to travel this much before, but its giving me two FREE tripes to CA, so I can't complain too much!

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      04-10-2012 10:12 PM #95
      I'll be going (in my 74 standard!) and will keep an eye peeled for you. The meet is in Morgan Hill/South San Jose which is a stones throw from Watsonville. I'll have your VIN with me and can do casual checks. The group covers all the Bay Area. Bug-O-Rama is also coming up in Sacramento next month. You never know (and I love sleuthing).

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      04-11-2012 10:15 PM #96
      First time in the air-cooled section... I think ill be here for a while for this thread. For what its worth I hope you find this thing!!!

      Thanks for serving!
      Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 04-11-2012 at 10:29 PM.
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      04-12-2012 06:39 AM #97
      there is an orange beetle for sale near my house...i pass by it occasionally

      i can go check if its a 73

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      04-12-2012 10:03 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreA4 View Post
      I'll be going (in my 74 standard!) and will keep an eye peeled for you. The meet is in Morgan Hill/South San Jose which is a stones throw from Watsonville. I'll have your VIN with me and can do casual checks. The group covers all the Bay Area. Bug-O-Rama is also coming up in Sacramento next month. You never know (and I love sleuthing).

      http://www.ggcvvwca.org/flyers/KP12.pdf
      Thanks man!!! Just hard for me due to living in TX to find a car that's suppose to be in CA...

      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      First time in the air-cooled section... I think ill be here for a while for this thread. For what its worth I hope you find this thing!!!

      Thanks for serving!
      I've had a fair share of VW, but this one is going to be my "Golden Egg"!! Thanks, every bit helps with somehting like this. I'm saving my money up it's going to cost a little bit. Just to transport it, it's going to be about $1,100!!!! (Probably more then I'll pay for the car, for it's still not registered so it's most likely in bad shape sitting around somewhere.... ). No problem on the serving, I had a blast (most of the time...)


      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnothopper View Post
      there is an orange beetle for sale near my house...i pass by it occasionally

      i can go check if its a 73
      You in TX right?? Not saying to car is not in TX, but most likely in CA. Anything is possable, I mean the car did go from TX to CA right!! Either way that will be another Orange bettle checked off on the search!!! Thanks!!!

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      04-12-2012 10:24 AM #99
      Idk if you have used it at all but there is a website called searchtempest.com it lets you search all of craigslist at once based on zip code.

      Its a long shot that it is for sale on there though. But might be worth while
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      Quote Originally Posted by hyperlightboards48 View Post
      Idk if you have used it at all but there is a website called searchtempest.com it lets you search all of craigslist at once based on zip code.

      Its a long shot that it is for sale on there though. But might be worth while
      Thanks man. I never heard of that website, I just use the Craigslist App on phone and it lets you choice multiple cities or states (I wish the computer style would do this, but this works to).

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      04-13-2012 10:00 AM #101
      Don't get your hopes up. But I am on Fort Irwin and I see one in Barstow, CA all the time. Its a good looking Orange color. Last time I saw it, it was in front of a motel and I think the time before also. I will stop and check it out if I see it

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      04-13-2012 03:18 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Sku96 View Post
      Don't get your hopes up. But I am on Fort Irwin and I see one in Barstow, CA all the time. Its a good looking Orange color. Last time I saw it, it was in front of a motel and I think the time before also. I will stop and check it out if I see it
      Barstow... I still have guys from work up there and that's not too far from Lancaster when I go back up there in June. Only thing is, right now I don't think the car has been register in several years. If it is it, either the system isn't updated or he running illegal...LOL!!

      Thanks for looking out!!

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      04-30-2012 11:52 AM #103
      Well I'm still alive and kicking, but still haven't found the bug yet..... Can't wait to get back to CA again!! Again....Thanks guys for the help/support!!

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      04-30-2012 01:53 PM #104
      this is like reading a box but the author only prints a page at a time. cant wait for you to find it

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      04-30-2012 06:10 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by scoomscoom View Post
      this is like reading a box but the author only prints a page at a time. cant wait for you to find it
      LOL... Thanks!! Well I search everyday I think (For real, even on weekends). You never know when the car will come up for sale on Craigslist or something. Just sucks for I have to search the entire USA (mainly focus on the West coast). I have Craigslist PRO on my iPhone and when anything within my search criteria pops up I get a email and I check it out!! Yea I can't wait until I write the last page on the book, but time will come and there's no telling how many pages there's going to be......

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