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

    1. 07-11-2012 04:12 PM #126
      ... so I wrote this post to get the word out:

      http://jalopnik.com/5925129/help-thi...d-super-beetle

      Good luck!

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      07-11-2012 04:24 PM #127
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      07-11-2012 08:18 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by JasonTorch View Post
      ... so I wrote this post to get the word out:

      http://jalopnik.com/5925129/help-thi...d-super-beetle

      Good luck!
      Was that from the message I sent Jalopnik on Facebook?
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      07-11-2012 09:27 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by -teknien- View Post
      did you post this on The Samba?
      I posted it up there, I don't update it as much as vortex though.

      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      still nothing on my end. VIN search ends in TX

      sorry man
      Don't be sorry man, thanks for the help

      Quote Originally Posted by Tkaczuk View Post
      Sweet story, if it ends up in PA or surrounding area I will be more then happy to help. I hope all works out.
      I'll drive any where to pick the car!! Thanks for looking out!!

      Quote Originally Posted by JasonTorch View Post
      ... so I wrote this post to get the word out:

      http://jalopnik.com/5925129/help-thi...d-super-beetle

      Good luck!
      I read this today for the first time and I think my heart just sank into my chest. Words can't describe how thankful I am to have a VW member like you. I like how you did the "Things to look for" I don't know if I said this but the car didn't have bumpers on it (Just had the two little push guard/brackets for the bumpers. I'm pretty sure it had the front vents below the hood. It also had these type of rims on it when my brother sold it:



      Quote Originally Posted by -teknien- View Post
      Was that from the message I sent Jalopnik on Facebook?
      Thanks, I didn't even know this was happening, but you guys are awesome and doing stuff everywhere to help me!!

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      07-11-2012 09:55 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by JasonTorch View Post
      ... so I wrote this post to get the word out:

      http://jalopnik.com/5925129/help-thi...d-super-beetle

      Good luck!
      Also the floor pan behind the driver seat was rusted pretty good and on the rear seat kick panel (right behind the drivers seat) was a push button to start the car. My brother rigged it up one day after the ignition switch died.

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      07-12-2012 07:55 PM #131
      I'll keep an eye out here in the bay area.

      I would appreciate other folks doing the same for me! I'm looking for my 73 Super Beetle as well, though mine was last known to be in NY.

      http://www.projectvw.com/


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      07-16-2012 06:28 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by christoc View Post
      I'll keep an eye out here in the bay area.

      I would appreciate other folks doing the same for me! I'm looking for my 73 Super Beetle as well, though mine was last known to be in NY.

      http://www.projectvw.com/

      Got a VIN on it?

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      07-18-2012 03:01 AM #133
      Oh, so I got some help today. I posted a craigslist ad in the Watsonville area. Turns out a guy (Rarafel) a couple houses down the street calls me where the car was last seen. He remembers the car. Well anyways Rarafel said the guy that had the beetle use to have a weird rare car, called a Reliant Super Robin (Crazy little 3 wheeled car) and he has been trying to sell it for the longest time. Turns out he had it for sale on a website. If you look you can see a beetle in the background. Rarafel says it use to have the TAZ sticker on the back window, so what are the odds. If it is the car they have done some stuff to it. The car is now a red orange not the light orange, has bumpers on it and stock bug wheels again. Rarafel has also tracked the guys name down William Wallace that use to be a Math teacher at Cabrillo College and moved to Oregon. I'm searching now to hopfully get some info from him. I hope this is my moms, it could be just another beetle around the same spot and I could be chasing a lost cause. Either way it's worth the risk. Man I can't thank you people enough for all your help so far!!
      Last edited by watsonst04; 07-19-2012 at 12:27 AM.

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      07-18-2012 09:26 AM #134
      I cant find a William L Wallace in watsonville.. but his email was listed on his math website - however the info is from 2005. The college is in Aptos, CA and I located one william L wallace there - chances are its him .

      I shot you the #




      willwallace@charter.net

      http://www.cabrillo.edu/~wwallace/



      Last edited by abeR; 07-18-2012 at 09:45 AM.
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      07-18-2012 04:41 PM #135
      It seems pretty far fetched that it would be changed between two different oranges, but here's to hoping. Maybe the lighting in the picture is off and it looks darker than it is, or better yet, maybe that orange one is a parts car for yours that is still in running condition!

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      07-18-2012 11:35 PM #136
      I emailed that address, but it's dead. They normally kill stuff like that after being transfered. I'm going to wait until tommorow and call the college and see if they can help. You never know what they will give up until you call. Hopfully Rarafel's neighbor will come up with William's cell phone number.

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      07-19-2012 08:28 AM #137
      I sent you a number yesterday
      No dice?
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      07-19-2012 10:26 AM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      I sent you a number yesterday
      No dice?
      Email and number were no good.....

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      07-21-2012 01:56 AM #139
      that picture with the reliant looks like the lighting is messing with the color of the beetle like someone else said. Hope you find out soon

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      07-23-2012 04:24 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonst04 View Post
      Rarafel has also tracked the guys name down William Wallace that use to be a Math teacher at Cabrillo College and moved to Oregon.
      Maybe? Can't be that many William Wallace's teaching math in OR

      http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Show...sp?tid=1657772

      wwallace@clackamas.edu
      Last edited by prasina2; 07-23-2012 at 04:27 PM.

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      07-30-2012 01:55 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by prasina2 View Post
      Maybe? Can't be that many William Wallace's teaching math in OR

      http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Show...sp?tid=1657772

      wwallace@clackamas.edu
      Funny, I should have read further down to your post. I read math oregon teacher and math and found this too and emailed him about the car.

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      08-01-2012 01:18 AM #142
      I saw an orange SB going down Del Mar in the opposite direction in San Diego. I don't know if it's any help. I busted a U, but I lost it.
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      08-01-2012 09:06 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by Scirocco View Post
      Funny, I should have read further down to your post. I read math oregon teacher and math and found this too and emailed him about the car.
      I know it's a long story and if you don't read it all, you'll miss something...lol!! Thanks for looking out and the help!

      Quote Originally Posted by 6603 View Post
      I saw an orange SB going down Del Mar in the opposite direction in San Diego. I don't know if it's any help. I busted a U, but I lost it.
      I can only pray the thing is still on the road!! Thanks for the "U turn"...How do you lose a slow bug?? LOL!! JK. Thanks for thinking about my beetle!!

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      08-01-2012 11:04 AM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by prasina2 View Post
      Maybe? Can't be that many William Wallace's teaching math in OR

      http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Show...sp?tid=1657772

      wwallace@clackamas.edu
      Did you try this ^ info yet?

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      08-03-2012 10:32 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonst04 View Post
      I know it's a long story and if you don't read it all, you'll miss something...lol!! Thanks for looking out and the help!



      I can only pray the thing is still on the road!! Thanks for the "U turn"...How do you lose a slow bug?? LOL!! JK. Thanks for thinking about my beetle!!
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      08-03-2012 10:38 PM #146
      Couldn't find the owner. But it's minutes away.
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      08-28-2012 09:17 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by 6603 View Post
      Couldn't find the owner. But it's minutes away.
      There's no telling, I seen a beetle the last day I was in CA. I just jumped out and ran over and seen the VIN, Next thing I know the owner comes running out screaming thinking I was a Repo man...LOL!! Thanks for looking out!!

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      09-04-2012 01:38 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by volkswagenr View Post
      What condition was your beetle in? i know a guy here in Ohio that recently bought a nice looking 73 super that is orange and it came from Georgia.
      The paint on mine was in great condition. It had an aftermarket glass pop-up sunroof.
      No other modifications when I had it. This is the VIN I pulled from an old insurance card I FINALLY found:
      1332606730
      Sold in summer of 1994 in North Georgia. Can't find the bill of sale
      Would love to see it again and have a shot at getting it back depending on condition.
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      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      09-06-2012 08:50 AM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by ZachSav View Post
      I looked at the one in LA when I was in CA, not it. I'm trying to talk to the SF, but IDK if my TX phone number scares him away..

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