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RareAir Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:06 pm

What the heck is this?

Ellectronico Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:28 pm

wow is that a hack? Looks cool though!

warcrocop Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:59 pm

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=483549

lol at usuing bible passages in the add. I'll bet if Jesus found out he was usuing his word to sell cars he would be mad. Hopefully Jesus doesn't read The Samba.

johnshenry Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:45 pm

RareAir wrote: What the heck is this?


Its a hack, but a pretty damn cool one....

detroitjohnny Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:33 pm

johnshenry wrote: RareAir wrote: What the heck is this?


Its a hack, but a pretty damn cool one....


ha ha ha!!!

I really have a dilemma, 'cause I bought the car......

I think it would be kind of cool to clean up the install and some how figure out how to leave it, but I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. You know, it is part of the cars history and all.


From what I have been able to gather the radio is from an old Plymouth or Chrysler, late 40's early 50's. 6 volt, and VERY cool..... Not super desirable or anything, just cool.


I also really like the 4 Stewart Warner period gauges. I am almost 100% that they will stay. I have another set of OG old school SW gauges. If anyone has an old OG 2" SW tach, I WANT it!!!!

I pick up the car in a couple of weeks. Deposit was sent. Seller is a SUPER cool guy, held it for me to make a decision even though he had a local buyer on his doorstep. Not many like him anymore.

If you read this Josh, you rule. And thanks again.

dtroitj

ssx Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:43 pm

This has got to be the most overpriced VW part in the history of the hobby.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=480244
Problem is I want one, maybe he could drop a zero from the price?

ovalmark Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:27 am

???????

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=462217

Nice interior.

L378 Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:01 am

I thought I'd chip in with a peeve when it comes to oval parts
Steering wheels. I believe that there is a conspiracy afoot. Why no repro steering wheels for ovals & early square windows. You can find them for other beetles and for Type IIs as well as optional wheels (banjos and the like) but not ovals? Come on what gives a conspiracy between the repro people and the wheel restorers?

Yeah, I can restore mine or have it restored, but you know what I'd pay for a good quality repro - save time and effort (ormoney if I paid to have mine restored) and would most likely hold up better as well.

Just felt like sounding off!

Dunebubby Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:33 am

warcrocop wrote: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=483549
Hopefully Jesus doesn't read The Samba.

warcrocop That's the funniest thing I've read all day! Had to grab it for my sig ... I think Jesus DOES read The Samba,but he stays out of the rants.... :twisted:

EverettB Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:52 pm

L378 wrote: I thought I'd chip in with a peeve when it comes to oval parts
Steering wheels. I believe that there is a conspiracy afoot. Why no repro steering wheels for ovals & early square windows. You can find them for other beetles and for Type IIs as well as optional wheels (banjos and the like) but not ovals? Come on what gives a conspiracy between the repro people and the wheel restorers?
The Type III/Beetle/Bus repro steering wheels are garbage from what I have seen.

L378 Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:52 pm

Ok, than the conspiracy still exists but on a bigger scale - there is no QUALITY reproduction VW wheels in existence! (restos have there on potential problems - recracking).

Corwin Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:46 pm

Dunebubby wrote:
I think Jesus DOES read The Samba,but he stays out of the rants.... :twisted:

L378 wrote: Ok, than the conspiracy still exists but on a bigger scale - there is no QUALITY reproduction VW wheels in existence! (restos have there on potential problems - recracking).

Holy crap (so to speak). Apparently he not only reads thesamba, he answers your prayers too! :shock: :lol:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=490761

Cannot vouch for the quality, but at that price hopefully it's decent...

Dunebubby Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:03 pm

L378 wrote: Ok, than the conspiracy still exists but on a bigger scale - there is no QUALITY reproduction VW wheels in existence! (restos have there on potential problems - recracking).

Holy crap (so to speak). Apparently he not only reads thesamba, he answers your prayers too! :shock: :lol:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=490761

Cannot vouch for the quality, but at that price hopefully it's decent...[/quote]

Reggie White wrote:
Thank You Jesuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssssssss

L378 Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:28 pm

ummm, that's not a stock wheel which is what I originally posted about. If I wanted a non-stock, I could have had a banjo style a few years ago.

Corwin Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:11 pm

Jesus does not always answer your prayers in the way you might first understand. :lol: Just thought it was funny that those popped up the same day you made that post.

Although I know a guy who does resto work who can do a wheel for fairly cheap if you're interested. He did the wheel in my '55 and it looks great.

L378 Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:02 pm

Corwin,

Thanks. My only problem with the restored wheels is that my restored wheel developed a crack. Coulda just been mine. But most cases restored wheels are not inexpensive. I'll PM you about it. Thanks.

Skim Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:53 pm

ssx wrote: This has got to be the most overpriced VW part in the history of the hobby.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=480244
Problem is I want one, maybe he could drop a zero from the price?

naw try $19,000


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=499413

johnshenry Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:19 pm

Try this one:

[url]
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=499413 [/url]

Friggin thing went from $19.995K to $22K since I posted it in thesplit "whine list"!!!!!!!!!!!

53 0val Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:34 pm

johnshenry wrote: Try this one:

[url]
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=499413 [/url]

Friggin thing went from $19.995K to $22K since I posted it in thesplit "whine list"!!!!!!!!!!!

We all know a guy who "fakes" them for the same price. :oops: At least this set is real.

dinsdale Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:31 am

53 0val wrote: johnshenry wrote: Try this one:

[url]
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=499413 [/url]

Friggin thing went from $19.995K to $22K since I posted it in thesplit "whine list"!!!!!!!!!!!

We all know a guy who "fakes" them for the same price. :oops: At least this set is real.

How much do you prize originality I guess. For mechanical parts, It's less important to me than if it works correctly. I'd be happy if somebody would reproduce Okrasa 36hp counterweighted crankshafts and I'd have no problem putting one in an engine.

I have an Okrasa kit in my engine. Some of it is genuine and some repro. I'm really not that bothered providing it give me extra power and looks reasonably period.

I'd be surprised if this kit could sell for half the asking price.

Pete



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