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  Topic: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
Probably because 1000s of people just like you slapped a shitload of bondo on their buses and sold them off to rot and become worthless in 10 years. Discarded and crushed.

Repeat the cycle over a ...
  Topic: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
63 vwnotch

Replies: 24
Views: 1101

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
It looks good in the pic Smile
I was looking at camping toilets over the winter, $40-60 all day long from 100 different sellers. Now?
$130-160 for the same damn thing.

bastids... thats down right p ...
  Topic: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
63 vwnotch

Replies: 24
Views: 1101

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:18 pm   Subject: Re: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
grant it, the bus was pretty much a bondo buggy and I used cheap Omni single stage for like $200 in materials, but still... was a decent bus all it needed was new interior and it was done..

probabl ...
  Topic: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
63 vwnotch

Replies: 24
Views: 1101

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:15 pm   Subject: Bay Window Blues... and crack prices
Yeah, if you've been around cars long enough we have that story, unfortunately I have several more than I want to tell..

What is the madness all about, we inflate gas, milk, even dirt and yet we yi ...
  Topic: Anyone use IAP cases??
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Replies: 5
Views: 488

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Anyone use IAP cases??
Found these guys in a random search.. $600 for an aluminum case, to good to be true?? what say you?

Looking to build a strong 1600, was looking local but pricing is nothing like the ole days and ca ...
  Topic: New Project
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Replies: 19
Views: 1397

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 am   Subject: Re: New Project
I never even knew there were sliding splits... of course i dont know much to begin with, that said.. I've learned something yet again😁
  Topic: How to find letter on faded signwriten panelvan ?
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Replies: 27
Views: 1470

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:20 am   Subject: Re: how to find letter on faded signwriten panelvan ?
if im reading right you want to uncover the logo underneath?

There are many ways to do this but each one is different application pending the condition of top layer, and also varies on how good the ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
which one of you reprobates bought that lowered and tubbed 13 window? 😁

Was next in line and missed it by that much, intended to hack grumpys kit into it😭now back to my corner to me ...
  Topic: Crank Shaft pulley rubbing on engine tin.
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Replies: 32
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: Crank Shaft pulley rubbing on engine tin.
I've been part of this community for a long time and then some, it bothers me that some vagrant here seizes the chance to take advantage of someone.. Even if its half your fault for whatever reason, y ...
  Topic: Accessory Tool Box (my never be without tools kit)
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Replies: 5
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PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: Accessory Tool Box (my never be without tools kit)
Fan belt, pulley, shims. Oh and small piece of 180 grit sandpaper
  Topic: New to Ghias and I'm very excited!
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Replies: 233
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: New to Ghias and I'm very excited!
well at least the writing on manual is nice clean print 😁
  Topic: VW Life - Youtube Channel
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Replies: 242
Views: 15435

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: VW Life - Youtube Channel
geeze, imagine the channel most of us would have here if we walked around with a go-pro on for the last few decades...
  Topic: HELP newbie. Choosing first Beetle. MOVED OVERSES
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:29 pm   Subject: Re: HELP newbie. Choosing first Beetle. MOVED OVERSES
Turkey is a scary place to be about now, stay safe and pick what best suits you and your budget.. Any of them can be modified but the layer beetles post 70 will give you more HP in stock format.
  Topic: Dont look in classifieds....
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Replies: 5
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Dont look in classifieds....
I've been guilty of browsing classifieds in the past and wind up with yet another project I wasnt even looking for...

I'm not grounded or anything, but I'm currently not allowed to peruse classifie ...
  Topic: Paint with fenders on or off?
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: Paint with fenders on or off?
Fenders off for sure, doors on if you arent doing a color change, even if not can be painted with them on just mask and spray jams when you do fenders..

With fenders off you can prep and paint insi ...
  Topic: Paint: Convertible Support Rails and Rear Tray
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Replies: 11
Views: 968

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Paint: Convertible Support Rails and Rear Tray
the support rails cant be seen as they are inside the rockers and heater channels..😁
  Topic: Which first, body or pan rust repair?
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Replies: 8
Views: 1130

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Which first, body or pan rust repair?
Pictures only go so far, but im in the camp of pan first.. patch panels are better if your application merits it, id screw a panel in place rather than tac welding until everything is lined up, and wo ...
  Topic: Kevlar or bondo?
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Views: 1181

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: Kevlar or bondo?
...Kevlar, lol

whats next??Space Age polymers and ball bearings.

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Emil

I think i have some of that sitting on the shelf somewhere...
  Topic: Would you repair or replace these panels? 71 Camper Restoration
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Replies: 3
Views: 416

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Would you repair or replace these panels? 71 Camper Restoration
I never replace anything that isnt necessary, made that mistake long ago.. That said, id do patch repair and try to cut out only the stuff that truly needs it.. Lots of just use Ospho rust treatment a ...
  Topic: People love Ghias even men
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Replies: 67
Views: 2992

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: People love Ghias even men
I'll disagree about the ghia market.. While it may not be a super rare car its market has risen a lot, like everything else vw related its about hype... otoh if its a rare item then supply/demand weig ...
 
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