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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: diceman55 Reply with quote

The 55 made it home tonight from California to her new home in Texas. She runs great, stops great and is super solid. Just some few minor tweaks and she'll be road worthy. I'm going to enjoy this one!! I'll post pics as I have a chance to inspect her.......lots more to follow.

A couple from her first night at home.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Welcome to the Oval Club! Very Happy Very Happy
What are your plans for the car? Going to make the Classic?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx rustforlife...

Yes, Classic on the list...

Plans......drive just as she sits for now, repaint the wheels (red/light beige) maybe Fuchs?? clean her up a bit and enjoy!

The 55 is an excellent canidate for a restoration.....the only rust is a small area under the battery tray, the rest is dry. Still 6volts, semaphones need reworking and needs a new light switch. Besides these 3 issues, no other problems. I'm looking forward to getting her on the road and enjoying all 36horses.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 55 is an excellent canidate for a restoration.


I saw your other thread, and commented on it then also, but that is a sweet ride. X2 on restoring it, everyone is dumping cars on earlies right now.
Do it justice, restore it! Very Happy
Your a lucky man, I would love to have that car in my garage. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuch the fuchs!!! Laughing

That car is a gem dude, fix the small issues then polish it up and drive it! and I'm not a purist by any means but this is a unique, early '55 that deserves it.

Add some more pics too please...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weather was crap today in H-town but I did manage to get some cleaning chores taken care of......the 55 is so freek'n solid!

OG 53-55 4 Tab hood
OG 53-55 Big Spring W Deck Lid
OG Ribbed Doors including inner ribbed door and window winders
OG Big Logo Sekurit Glass (except for windshield)
OG Bat Wing and Horn Button (horn works)
OG Fenders (front and rear)
OG Egg Rear Lights
OG Semaphores
OG Front and Rear Aprons perfectly straight and never hit
OG Radio and Blaupunkt dash speaker
OG Front and Rear Seats
OG Rubber Floor Matts
OG rear view and visor with optional passenger visor
OG VW stamp headlights
Still running on 6 volts....Body and Chassis numbers match, 36hp not OG but is "big nut" with 4-tip Abarth Muffler.....Trans newer as well

I could go on and on.....so STOKED!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats Dennis!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drewgoin wrote:
congrats Dennis!


Thx Drew!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clean 55......
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Congrats on the new ride too
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Nice!

Congrats on the new ride too


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVE IT!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Dennis,

Congrats on the new ride. Looks great. Glad to see you back in the VW world.

Keith

Does this mean more picture show. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

19vw64 wrote:
Hey Dennis,

Congrats on the new ride. Looks great. Glad to see you back in the VW world.

Keith

Does this mean more picture show. Smile


LOL..Thx Keith..Laughing Laughing YES!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was that for sale on the samba Dennis ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich's 50 wrote:
Was that for sale on the samba Dennis ?


Rich....it was on thesamba for maybe 1 hour?, I was the lucky 1st caller Very Happy ....

The PO had it for 7yrs or so, He bought it from someone in SanFran area. The guy who sold it to him had a collection of 1950's VW's this one had to go and went to the person I bought it from.

The Odometer shows 90000+ miles that is believed to be the actual mileage. It's an early production February 1955 Euro Oval with Semaphores and "egg" tail lights. The OG motor was replaced at some point in its life, now running a December 1955 36hp motor...and it runs like a clock.

Sadly....I had to sell my 54 that I was working on, I just didn't have the time (nor the money) to complete it......then the 55 came around Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Was that for sale on the samba Dennis ?

It's an early production February 1955 Euro Oval with Semaphores and "egg" tail lights...


Congrats on the nice '55! Just FYI if indeed it was a euro '55 it should have hearts on it. Eggs were a US only tail light, your car is probably a early enough '55 to be equipped with semaphores and eggs! I could be wrong however, '55 was a transition year and has numerous changes!

Great score, look forward to seeing it in person!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joel55bug wrote:
54ovsemi wrote:
Rich's 50 wrote:
Was that for sale on the samba Dennis ?

It's an early production February 1955 Euro Oval with Semaphores and "egg" tail lights...


Congrats on the nice '55! Just FYI if indeed it was a euro '55 it should have hearts on it. Eggs were a US only tail light, your car is probably a early enough '55 to be equipped with semaphores and eggs! I could be wrong however, '55 was a transition year and has numerous changes!

Great score, look forward to seeing it in person!


joel55bug...thanks for the information.

This caulk mark may tell a story (see pic) anyone know what it means?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See you this Saturday diceman55 your new ride looks good.
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