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A nice Springtime pleasure drive along the CT Shoreline
Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:47 am
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A nice Springtime pleasure drive along the CT Shoreline
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Had the '70 Bug out on a little pleasure drive over to Guilford, CT and back, along the CT Shoreline scenic Route 146 yesterday, Monday, April 5th, 2021. Nice day to get out and about for a little bit of air cooled exercise.


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This was the second of the two Air George '66 low backs as-rec'd
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:28 am
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This was the second of the two Air George '66 low backs as-rec'd
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I tried to document with cell phone photos the way the old upholstery came off in the process of re-covering the nice pair of '66 low-back front seats that I bought from Samba seller Air George last month. Most of the shots are super-boring, nitty-gritty detail close-ups, but here's one overall shot of the second of the two seats, sitting on our workbench, just prior to digging in to disassemble the backrest from the base, and then removing the old original '66 upholstery.


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'66 low-backs from Air George finally re-covered...
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:23 am
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'66 low-backs from Air George finally re-covered...
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I bought some nice restorable low-back '66 front seats from Samba seller Air George back in mid-February, very pleasant experience, nice trip to a beautiful part of New Jersey, and a real pleasure meeting Air George. I am definitely "amateur hacker" level when it comes to reupholstering seats, but I managed to get both of 'em done with TMI seat covers and got them installed into the '70 Bug this past Monday. No installed pictures yet, but here are the two seats right after I finished the second one (only a couple of stab wounds from those metal spikes that hold the upholstery on, ha ha!).


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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:22 am
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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
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Took these pictures back a couple of weekends ago, when I had just enough time to bolt the new sneaks onto the Bug, on Sunday evening, March 7th, 2021, and then take a swing down to the Stony Creek waterfront for a couple of quick pictures as the sun was setting. Wheels are 14x6 "US Mags," and tires are 205/70R14.


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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:22 am
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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
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Took these pictures back a couple of weekends ago, when I had just enough time to bolt the new sneaks onto the Bug, on Sunday evening, March 7th, 2021, and then take a swing down to the Stony Creek waterfront for a couple of quick pictures as the sun was setting. Wheels are 14x6 "US Mags," and tires are 205/70R14.


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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:22 am
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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
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Took these pictures back a couple of weekends ago, when I had just enough time to bolt the new sneaks onto the Bug, on Sunday evening, March 7th, 2021, and then take a swing down to the Stony Creek waterfront for a couple of quick pictures as the sun was setting. Wheels are 14x6 "US Mags," and tires are 205/70R14.


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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:22 am
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14" refinished 5-slots and RWLs onto the '70 Bug
Stock Steve
Took these pictures back a couple of weekends ago, when I had just enough time to bolt the new sneaks onto the Bug, on Sunday evening, March 7th, 2021, and then take a swing down to the Stony Creek waterfront for a couple of quick pictures as the sun was setting. Wheels are 14x6 "US Mags," and tires are 205/70R14.


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My former red CIP-1 China smoothies now with a new owner!
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:16 am
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My former red CIP-1 China smoothies now with a new owner!
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Photo by the new owner of my former 15x5.5" red smoothie wheels, with 195/60R15 BF Goodrich RWL's, following the sale this past Monday, 3/15/2021, and mounted onto their beautiful '73 Bug. I had never tried fitting hubcaps, but they do look sharp!


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My and my first car, '71 Super, August '76
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:58 am
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My and my first car, '71 Super, August '76
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Had my McDonalds smock on too--getting ready to head to work--at the West Side Meriden, CT McD's--right across the street from the historic Davella Volkswagen dealership.


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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:15 am
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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
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Took off the 15" red steelies this past Sunday, and bolted up the newly-completed set of 14" 5-slot mags with 205/70R14 ebay raised white letter tires. Couple of outdoor photos from a very brief test drive later that day will be following, next chance I get...


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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 am
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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
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Took off the 15" red steelies this past Sunday, and bolted up the newly-completed set of 14" 5-slot mags with 205/70R14 ebay raised white letter tires. Couple of outdoor photos from a very brief test drive later that day will be following, next chance I get...


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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 am
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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
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Took off the 15" red steelies this past Sunday, and bolted up the newly-completed set of 14" 5-slot mags with 205/70R14 ebay raised white letter tires. Couple of outdoor photos from a very brief test drive later that day will be following, next chance I get...


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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 am
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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
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Took off the 15" red steelies this past Sunday, and bolted up the newly-completed set of 14" 5-slot mags with 205/70R14 ebay raised white letter tires. Couple of outdoor photos from a very brief test drive later that day will be following, next chance I get...


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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 am
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Getting the refinished 14" 5-slots onto the Bug...
Stock Steve
Took off the 15" red steelies this past Sunday, and bolted up the newly-completed set of 14" 5-slot mags with 205/70R14 ebay raised white letter tires. Couple of outdoor photos from a very brief test drive later that day will be following, next chance I get...


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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:33 am
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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
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Finally got the ebay-sourced (China mfg'd) raised white letter tires mounted onto the refinished 5-slot mags. I also have some new repro center caps, and new center cap attachment screws ready to go. Looking forward to mounting them up on the '70 Bug next chance I get...


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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:33 am
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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Stock Steve
Finally got the ebay-sourced (China mfg'd) raised white letter tires mounted onto the refinished 5-slot mags. I also have some new repro center caps, and new center cap attachment screws ready to go. Looking forward to mounting them up on the '70 Bug next chance I get...


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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:33 am
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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Stock Steve
Finally got the ebay-sourced (China mfg'd) raised white letter tires mounted onto the refinished 5-slot mags. I also have some new repro center caps, and new center cap attachment screws ready to go. Looking forward to mounting them up on the '70 Bug next chance I get...


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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:33 am
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Finally got tires mounted on the 14" 5-slot mags...
Stock Steve
Finally got the ebay-sourced (China mfg'd) raised white letter tires mounted onto the refinished 5-slot mags. I also have some new repro center caps, and new center cap attachment screws ready to go. Looking forward to mounting them up on the '70 Bug next chance I get...


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"Attack on Fear" TV movie Ghia
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:47 am
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"Attack on Fear" TV movie Ghia
Stock Steve
A Facebook friend posted a small clip from a 1984 made-for-TV movie "Attack On Fear," that showed actor Paul Michael Glaser (of Starsky & Hutch fame) driving a Karmann Ghia of unknown year. I do not know how or where they came across the film clip, but here's a screen shot that I made.


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Thanks Air George!
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:10 pm
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Thanks Air George!
Stock Steve
I had been running a "Low Back Bug Front Seats Wanted" ad on TheSamba for a bit, looking for some '66-'67 style to fix up and use in my '70 Bug. Air George responded to my ad and sent some pictures of some very decent used '66 seats that he had. A deal on price was struck, and then I arranged to drive down to pay him and pick up the seats--which I just accomplished today (Saturday, February 13th, 2021). Air George is a super-nice, and super-helpful guy, and I very much appreciated working with him on this seat deal! He graciously posed for a photo with the seats loaded up in the back of my dirty Subie for the ride back up to Connecticut. It was an all-around fun & satisfying adventure to The Garden State, and a real pleasure meeting & doing some business with Air George!


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14-inch diameter Dan Gurney style wheels
Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:59 am
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14-inch diameter Dan Gurney style wheels
Stock Steve
Just acquired this nice set of five. They use the four-ear, screw-attached type center caps. No manufacturer markings visible on preliminary review, but came with four "P/S" center caps, so assuming "Per-Spec" industries,


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Legacy tribute "CREEKY" plate in honor of my former '69 Bug
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:26 am
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Legacy tribute "CREEKY" plate in honor of my former '69 Bug
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I sold my trusty "Creeky" '69 Bug last year, on which I used to run a Connecticut "Early American" vanity plate, "CREEKY." I don't have an antique car available now to put it on (and it wouldn't seem right actually to put that actual plate onto another car). Did realize, however, that I could request a vanity "regular" Connecticut passenger plate (on "Save The Sound" base, which I think is really attractive) with the same inscription, and did so just recently. So, now, "CREEKY" lives on, as a tribute, on my '05 Outback.


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Legacy tribute "CREEKY" plate in honor of my former '69 Bug
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Legacy tribute "CREEKY" plate in honor of my former '69 Bug
Stock Steve
I sold my trusty "Creeky" '69 Bug last year, on which I used to run a Connecticut "Early American" vanity plate, "CREEKY." I don't have an antique car available now to put it on (and it wouldn't seem right actually to put that actual plate onto another car). Did realize, however, that I could request a vanity "regular" Connecticut passenger plate (on "Save The Sound" base, which I think is really attractive) with the same inscription, and did so just recently. So, now, "CREEKY" lives on, as a tribute, on my '05 Outback.


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New Year's Day 2021 Meet-Up for CVAers & friends, Madison, CT
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:10 pm
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New Year's Day 2021 Meet-Up for CVAers & friends, Madison, CT
Stock Steve
Clear, dry roads, and not-uncomfortable temperatures allowed an & informal little get-together, Friday, January 1, 2021, at a Dunkin Donuts in Madison, CT, not far from Hammonasset State Park. Great opportunity to exercise the oldies. Thanks Bill A. and Jeff M. from CVA (Connecticut Volkswagen Association) for setting it up and getting the word out via Facebook. I was glad to make it there with my '70 Bug. Here are a couple of panorama pictures I attempted with my I-Phone.


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New Year's Day 2021 Meet-Up for CVAers & friends, Madison, CT
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New Year's Day 2021 Meet-Up for CVAers & friends, Madison, CT
Stock Steve
Clear, dry roads, and not-uncomfortable temperatures allowed an & informal little get-together, Friday, January 1, 2021, at a Dunkin Donuts in Madison, CT, not far from Hammonasset State Park. Great opportunity to exercise the oldies. Thanks Bill A. and Jeff M. from CVA (Connecticut Volkswagen Association) for setting it up and getting the word out via Facebook. I was glad to make it there with my '70 Bug. Here are a couple of panorama pictures I attempted with my I-Phone.


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Mild & clear late January pleasure drive to Guilford, CT
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Mild & clear late January pleasure drive to Guilford, CT
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Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2021. A beautiful day with clear and salt-free roads (thanks to some preceding non-freezing days with some rain, that washed the salt off, and staved off the salt trucks from adding more, at least for a bit) to drive my '70 Bug up to my brother-in-law's place, out in the woods of Guilford, CT.


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Mild & clear late January pleasure drive to Guilford, CT
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Mild & clear late January pleasure drive to Guilford, CT
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Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2021. A beautiful day with clear and salt-free roads (thanks to some preceding non-freezing days with some rain, that washed the salt off, and staved off the salt trucks from adding more, at least for a bit) to drive my '70 Bug up to my brother-in-law's place, out in the woods of Guilford, CT.


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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:31 pm
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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
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As-purchased (from a reputable Samba seller) and as-refinished (a nice sliver powdercoat; just picked 'em up from Shoreline Coatings LLC in North Branford, CT today). Will be getting some ebay-sourced budget white letter tires, 205/70R14 mounted up on them, and then try 'em out on my '70 Bug...


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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
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As-purchased (from a reputable Samba seller) and as-refinished (a nice sliver powdercoat; just picked 'em up from Shoreline Coatings LLC in North Branford, CT today). Will be getting some ebay-sourced budget white letter tires, 205/70R14 mounted up on them, and then try 'em out on my '70 Bug...


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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
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4x130, 14x6 US Mag 5-slots
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As-purchased (from a reputable Samba seller) and as-refinished (a nice sliver powdercoat; just picked 'em up from Shoreline Coatings LLC in North Branford, CT today). Will be getting some ebay-sourced budget white letter tires, 205/70R14 mounted up on them, and then try 'em out on my '70 Bug...


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A little post-Christmas pleasure drive to Guilford, CT, 12/27/2020
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A little post-Christmas pleasure drive to Guilford, CT, 12/27/2020
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Nice afternoon for a short air cooled drive with the '70 Bug yesterday. Roads pretty clean and dry. Felt good! This picture is at "Trav's Mobil" on Route 1, where I always seem to get some good lighting for a picture--here's one from a couple years ago: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1613170.jpg


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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:54 am
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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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The date was this past Saturday, November 14th, 2020--a nice clear & mild day in Connecticut. Got a couple of old VWs (my '70 Convertible, with our puppy riding along with me, and Moogie32's '63 Ghia), plus a first-gen Miata (belonging to Moogie32's sister), out to Branford Town Hall, in Branford, CT, to hand in our donation to The Christmas Caddy (https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy), to help brighten kids' and families' Christmas once again this year.


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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:54 am
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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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The date was this past Saturday, November 14th, 2020--a nice clear & mild day in Connecticut. Got a couple of old VWs (my '70 Convertible, with our puppy riding along with me, and Moogie32's '63 Ghia), plus a first-gen Miata (belonging to Moogie32's sister), out to Branford Town Hall, in Branford, CT, to hand in our donation to The Christmas Caddy (https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy), to help brighten kids' and families' Christmas once again this year.


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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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The date was this past Saturday, November 14th, 2020--a nice clear & mild day in Connecticut. Got a couple of old VWs (my '70 Convertible, with our puppy riding along with me, and Moogie32's '63 Ghia), plus a first-gen Miata (belonging to Moogie32's sister), out to Branford Town Hall, in Branford, CT, to hand in our donation to The Christmas Caddy (https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy), to help brighten kids' and families' Christmas once again this year.


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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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Old VWs supported "The Christmas Caddy" in Branford, CT
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The date was this past Saturday, November 14th, 2020--a nice clear & mild day in Connecticut. Got a couple of old VWs (my '70 Convertible, with our puppy riding along with me, and Moogie32's '63 Ghia), plus a first-gen Miata (belonging to Moogie32's sister), out to Branford Town Hall, in Branford, CT, to hand in our donation to The Christmas Caddy (https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy), to help brighten kids' and families' Christmas once again this year.


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Trying out CIP-1's China-repro 4-bolt 5.5" smoothie wheels
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:53 am
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Trying out CIP-1's China-repro 4-bolt 5.5" smoothie wheels
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You can purchase them in this right red finish, which is what I did (I think white and silver are also choices). Tires are 195/60R15 Goodich's. I had some chrome center bullets on my shelf, and also some chromed plastic lug bolt head covers. Not quite visible are some chrome bullet valve caps also.


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Trying out CIP-1's China-repro 4-bolt 5.5" smoothie wheels
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Trying out CIP-1's China-repro 4-bolt 5.5" smoothie wheels
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You can purchase them in this right red finish, which is what I did (I think white and silver are also choices). Tires are 195/60R15 Goodich's. I had some chrome center bullets on my shelf, and also some chromed plastic lug bolt head covers. Not quite visible are some chrome bullet valve caps also.


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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:07 am
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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
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I had bought a set of those inexpensive repro 5.5" wide 5-bolt smoothie wheels from CIP-1 last year, but have NOT had good luck with the hub cap clips they came with... Old-style Volkswagen wheel hub cap clips kits (http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm) came in from WW yesterday. They look decent and pretty much "factory style." I ordered 5 kits, and just opened up one of them here to look at. One of the clips is slightly "squished" relative to the others (red arrows), not cool, since I'm gonna want to reshape it slightly (maybe use some propane torch heat?)... In addition to the clips being the nice "tall" style, they also have that nice little crease at the tip end (green arrows) that should make them work with hub caps as they should... So, the plan now is to wire brush the wheels locally where the clips mate up, buck the rivets, and then bring the fully-clipped wheels over to my local powdercoater for stripping & re-coating.


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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
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I had bought a set of those inexpensive repro 5.5" wide 5-bolt smoothie wheels from CIP-1 last year, but have NOT had good luck with the hub cap clips they came with... Old-style Volkswagen wheel hub cap clips kits (http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm) came in from WW yesterday. They look decent and pretty much "factory style." I ordered 5 kits, and just opened up one of them here to look at. One of the clips is slightly "squished" relative to the others (red arrows), not cool, since I'm gonna want to reshape it slightly (maybe use some propane torch heat?)... In addition to the clips being the nice "tall" style, they also have that nice little crease at the tip end (green arrows) that should make them work with hub caps as they should... So, the plan now is to wire brush the wheels locally where the clips mate up, buck the rivets, and then bring the fully-clipped wheels over to my local powdercoater for stripping & re-coating.


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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:07 am
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WW repro clip kits purchased July 2020
Stock Steve
I had bought a set of those inexpensive repro 5.5" wide 5-bolt smoothie wheels from CIP-1 last year, but have NOT had good luck with the hub cap clips they came with... Old-style Volkswagen wheel hub cap clips kits (http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm) came in from WW yesterday. They look decent and pretty much "factory style." I ordered 5 kits, and just opened up one of them here to look at. One of the clips is slightly "squished" relative to the others (red arrows), not cool, since I'm gonna want to reshape it slightly (maybe use some propane torch heat?)... In addition to the clips being the nice "tall" style, they also have that nice little crease at the tip end (green arrows) that should make them work with hub caps as they should... So, the plan now is to wire brush the wheels locally where the clips mate up, buck the rivets, and then bring the fully-clipped wheels over to my local powdercoater for stripping & re-coating.


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70 Convertible front trunk latch area
Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:49 am
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70 Convertible front trunk latch area
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Info for bnam


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My '70 Bug at a local informal gear head gathering, May 2020, Guilford, CT
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My '70 Bug at a local informal gear head gathering, May 2020, Guilford, CT
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Nice day for an informal gathering of gear heads in the "age of lockdowns." Wheels are the repro 5.5" 5-bolt smoothies from CIP-1, and using 4-to-5 adapters. Tires are 195/60R15 BF Goodrich.


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Doug the '60 Bug in some light snow from a few years back...
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Doug the '60 Bug in some light snow from a few years back...
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Not sure of the year on this shot, but maybe around 2010 or so.


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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Sold the Creeky Bug, but kept the set of knobbies that I put together for it a short time ago. These are the China-repro "Pre-A" wheels, 16"x3.25", and the tires are some super-knobby "Deka" brand tires that Coker sells, that require tubes. I forget the size designation right now--will try to come back and note it. And four-to-five adapters too, of course, No rubbing, but I still think I may put some KYB gas-charged shocks on the back, just to correct that tiny bit of rear end sag. Anyway, fun stuff!


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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Sold the Creeky Bug, but kept the set of knobbies that I put together for it a short time ago. These are the China-repro "Pre-A" wheels, 16"x3.25", and the tires are some super-knobby "Deka" brand tires that Coker sells, that require tubes. I forget the size designation right now--will try to come back and note it. And four-to-five adapters too, of course, No rubbing, but I still think I may put some KYB gas-charged shocks on the back, just to correct that tiny bit of rear end sag. Anyway, fun stuff!


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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Trying out the old Creeky Bug's knobbies on my '70...
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Sold the Creeky Bug, but kept the set of knobbies that I put together for it a short time ago. These are the China-repro "Pre-A" wheels, 16"x3.25", and the tires are some super-knobby "Deka" brand tires that Coker sells, that require tubes. I forget the size designation right now--will try to come back and note it. And four-to-five adapters too, of course, No rubbing, but I still think I may put some KYB gas-charged shocks on the back, just to correct that tiny bit of rear end sag. Anyway, fun stuff!


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Picture of inside of 1970 Bug Convertible header trim piece for jimhens714
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Picture of inside of 1970 Bug Convertible header trim piece for jimhens714
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What it looks like in my '70 Bug Convertible--picture for Jim.


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Creeky at new owner's home, 10/20/2019
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Creeky at new owner's home, 10/20/2019
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I delivered the car to the new owner's home, a few towns away in Connecticut, on Sunday morning, October 20th, 2019. It had become clear that it was time to pass the car along to another enthusiast, who may have some vision for it and energy to pursue that vision. End of the story for now, but we are friends with the new owner, and will be eager to see what develops in the future. It was a fun nine or so years! Onward and upward!


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Great pleasure meeting Richie from RichiesGarage at Hershey!
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Great pleasure meeting Richie from RichiesGarage at Hershey!
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I've had very satisfying Samba transactions with Richie from Riche's Garage in New Jersey over the years, but this was my first time meeting him in person! A real pleasure! Richie is a very nice guy and very knowledgeable. This photo was taken last week at the big AACA meet at Hershey, PA (October 9-12, 2019), at Richie's flea market space. That's Samba member "moogie32" in the nice posed photo with Richie. Thanks again for everything, Richie, and looking forward to doing more business with you again in the future!


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Nitty-gritty Creeky Buggin' once again, early July 2019...
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:48 am
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Nitty-gritty Creeky Buggin' once again, early July 2019...
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The '03 LeSabre that my daughter drives had to go into the shop unexpectedly--thankfully Sarah knows how to drive manual, so she was able to jump into my Subaru, to get to all her jobs. That means that Creeky Bug once again becomes *my* go-to! I was out and about to New Haven and back with it yesterday (7/5/2019), and then a gas-up stop at the Branford (CT) Leetes Island Road Mobil station by the highway. Out and about getting some stuff done today as well. Running good! Happy Saturday...


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