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    Thread: My 1963 Ratlook Beetle

    1. Semi-n00b iVolkswagen's Avatar
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      05-11-2012 03:17 AM #1
      Just an introduction thread, showing you guys on here my 63.

      Dipped in clear. Running dropped spindles on a 4in. narrowed adjustable beam and 2 clicks down in the rear. Boring 1600DP power plant.

      My baby!




























      View all the pics Here

      Last edited by iVolkswagen; 05-11-2012 at 03:32 AM.
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      05-11-2012 03:36 AM #2
      Car looks good cleared. I have quite a few friends in bama in the aircooled scene. Hope you didnt spend too much at Spook's place.
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      05-11-2012 03:40 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Kuncle20 View Post
      Car looks good cleared. I have quite a few friends in bama in the aircooled scene. Hope you didnt spend too much at Spook's place.
      Thanks And I wish I could say I didn't!!
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      05-11-2012 03:51 AM #4
      car looks like crap

      i would totally roll in it......

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      05-11-2012 05:58 AM #5
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    6. 05-11-2012 10:13 AM #6
      Hotness!
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      05-11-2012 10:48 AM #7
      FUKIN SICK
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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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      05-11-2012 11:03 AM #8
      I remember seeing pics of this on the samba from the fire. Looks damn good in clear now.

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      05-11-2012 11:33 PM #9
      That's awsome

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      05-12-2012 09:41 AM #10
      LOVE the look of clear over patina. Even the fire damage looks cool... I ran those same caps for a while before I switched to the teledials. Gives it a different look f'sho.

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      05-12-2012 09:34 PM #11
      What kind of prep did you do before clearing?

    12. 05-12-2012 09:41 PM #12
      i like the car. always nice to see ones come back from the dead.

      don't like the wannabe surfer crap that's adorning the roof rack

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      05-12-2012 10:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i like the car. always nice to see ones come back from the dead.

      don't like the wannabe surfer crap that's adorning the roof rack
      Hey when I lived in Long Beach my surfboard was always on my rack.
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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
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    14. 05-12-2012 11:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Hey when I lived in Long Beach my surfboard was always on my rack.
      yes but it was probably on the correct way.

      i currently live in BFE middle of nowhere and i still have my surf board from my days of ripping at capitola and half moon bay but i'll be damned if i toss that board on my roof rack and drive around here with it on...let alone toss it on the wrong way.

      i'm no fan of scenster trends and i have no problem saying as much. this is an open opinion forum and not everyone will agree on something
      Last edited by A1steaksauce; 05-13-2012 at 01:18 AM.

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      05-12-2012 11:28 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      yes but it was probably on the correct way.
      Lmao. I see where you where going, Yes it was. Lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
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      05-13-2012 10:44 PM #16
      Thanks guys


      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i like the car. always nice to see ones come back from the dead.

      don't like the wannabe surfer crap that's adorning the roof rack
      Haha thanks man.
      Yeah its just all for looks anyways. Don't really care if its on wrong or not...
      I live in north alabama and haven't surfed a day in my life but I thought it would look neat so when I was in the Gulf, I went to a surf shop and bought that junked board for about $80.
      People get a kick out of it and I've had a few people say it reminds them of where they used to live (cali, panama, etc).
      All for fun, anyways. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth the time.
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      05-13-2012 10:51 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SidVicious View Post
      LOVE the look of clear over patina. Even the fire damage looks cool... I ran those same caps for a while before I switched to the teledials. Gives it a different look f'sho.
      Thanks! Yeah I love the caps! Saw a ride on here with em and just had to try it. I'd love some Rader (or Radar...either would work ) wheels though...

      Quote Originally Posted by cdub58 View Post
      What kind of prep did you do before clearing?
      For most the body, just cut it enough to smooth out the paint. For the front driver fender, it required a little more work cause of all the bondo thats on it. Also the hood needed more work and was cut down a couple re-sprays to the OG grey (which i was stoked to see underneath all the respray crap).
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    18. 05-13-2012 11:07 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by iVolkswagen View Post
      Haha thanks man.
      Yeah its just all for looks anyways. Don't really care if its on wrong or not...
      I live in north alabama and haven't surfed a day in my life but I thought it would look neat so when I was in the Gulf, I went to a surf shop and bought that junked board for about $80.
      People get a kick out of it and I've had a few people say it reminds them of where they used to live (cali, panama, etc).
      All for fun, anyways. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth the time.
      turn it the right way and those people will get more of a kick out of it

      guess i'm just getting cynical from seeing all the MK1 kiddies toss an empty keg and surfboard on their roof racks along with clapped out old luggage...and then there's ones that go with the white wall inserts on their MK1's yeah i'm turning into an old fart, or the meds are kicking in strong

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      05-13-2012 11:18 PM #19
      no worries... to each their own!

      But I bet they don't have a built in trash shoot / urinal / etc



      And to who are concerned, its all good....I throw a couple license plates over it and put the carpet back on it... good as new!
      Last edited by iVolkswagen; 05-13-2012 at 11:21 PM.
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      05-13-2012 11:41 PM #20
      That may be the best piece of film I've ever seen! HaHhaHHAHahahHAhAHHAHaaa

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      05-14-2012 07:59 AM #21
      and for a nice bug!
      love the rusty decklid. what did you use to spray over the rust? does this really work or does it rust underneith.

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      05-14-2012 10:05 AM #22
      Love it, and anybody who doesn't is just plain from the wrong side of the tracks!

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      05-14-2012 12:12 PM #23
      Lovin' the "paint". I saw a VW like this at the Kelley Park show a few weeks ago and it really looks great on the early Dubs.
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      05-16-2012 03:26 PM #24
      car looks great man! really like the way the clear coat looks
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      05-17-2012 04:15 PM #25
      Looks great. I like your suspension set up.

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      05-17-2012 05:57 PM #26
      Love the car!!!! I can't get over how cool it looks cleared like that!!!!

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