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  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:14 am   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Hmm... there are still bleachers around but they are all empty by COVID regulation here. No games either...

YVWNT bleachers or bleachers in the background. Example: ball park, local park, high scho ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:56 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge

YVWNT a friend or strangers AIR COOLED VW or AIR COOLED PORSCHE. Doesn’t matter the type of VW you are driving.

My neighbor with a '53 Pre-A followed me in my '56 to the shop to see my '55.
ht ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge

YVWNT a friend or strangers AIR COOLED VW or AIR COOLED PORSCHE. Doesn’t matter the type of VW you are driving.

My neighbor with a '53 Pre-A followed me in my '56 to the shop to see my '55.
ht ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Mine, but from a few years ago. Just a little pic that Bob Ross would have been proud of. A little wave here, a happy sun ray there, an inquisitive palm tree, and a centered cloud keeping a watchful e ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
No. The point is to get you out driving your VW.
You can share if you like but it doesn’t count towards the challenge.

YVWNT some downtown art like a graffitied bridge or wall mural on a buildin ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2169338.jpg

I made it!

Next up:

YVWNT some downtown art like a graffitied bridge or wall mural on a building.

Bonus points if protest or COVID rela ...
  Topic: Chrome polishing help
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 8
Views: 361

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: Chrome polishing help
Although I've never tried it, I've read that wadding aluminum foil to use as an "abrasive" to remove surface rust works well, renewing the wad of aluminum foil frequently. Is this bunk or is ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 2265
Views: 153681

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
I've been trying to get to the store for the past few days. I actually went out in the '56 yesterday, but Publix at 5:30 PM was nucking futs! I puttered on... Maybe tomorrow.
  Topic: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
67 Florida Deluxe

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Views: 759090

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
I'm not seeing any value here. Eh?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2465290
  Topic: My single owner 1959 Ghia
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 55
Views: 1948

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: My single owner 1959 Ghia
I was going to say you should go buy a lottery ticket. But then again, you already won the friggin' lottery! Laughing Congrats, you are a lucky guy Cool! The only thing is, you can't flip it. Bad juju ...
  Topic: Florida history
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 5
Views: 350

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Florida history
Hi, anyone know if it's possible to get a historical title copy from FLHSMV to trace vehicle history? I am in the UK, tried myself but not got very far yet.

No. Privacy reasons, they say. Also, reg ...
  Topic: HOA sues classic car owner
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 20
Views: 869

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: HOA sues classic car owner
When you buy a house in a community governed by HOA rules you sign a document stating you understand the rules and agree to the bylaws of the HOA.

Don't want to do that? Then don't move there.

I ...
  Topic: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 11
Views: 243

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
Grub screws are an interesting idea. However whatever screw or tab that's used needs to fit between the gaps in the base (in other words, be only as wide as the detent plate) so the handle and detent ...
  Topic: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 258
Views: 8344

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"

x2! The top is not up a lot but when it is I hate the look of the handle just hanging down...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=752553
  Topic: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 11
Views: 243

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
Excellent picture and best off diagram. Thanks from all us members of the broken handle club.

Thanks. It's a labor of love. Since my handle is in such nice condition, I want to find a way to fix it ...
  Topic: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 11
Views: 243

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
I took the easy route and just snapped pics of my drawings.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2166755.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2166754.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gal ...
  Topic: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 11
Views: 243

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:06 pm   Subject: Karmann Ghia Top Crank Handle
This floppy handle in my '66 has baffled me a bit so I finally dedicated some time to trying to figure out how the handle is supposed to stay closed. I've always heard it was a spring that keeps it cl ...
  Topic: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 258
Views: 8344

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:41 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"

If you figure it out do a tutorial please.

I'll be posting it in a new thread momentarily
  Topic: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 258
Views: 8344

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:50 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Paprika Red Ghia in New Jersey "Schatze"
You'll note my top mechanism handle doesn't lock in place either! People tried to explain to me how it was supposed to work but I never was able to figure it out. Top up is over rated anyway!

I r ...
  Topic: 1955 Pre-A Headlights and Lenses
67 Florida Deluxe

Replies: 9
Views: 252

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: 1955 Pre-A Headlights and Lenses
Thanks for the replies. I got another call from the old gent who restored the car in the 80's tonight, asking if it had been delivered and how I liked it, yadda yadda. I told him about by desire to ge ...
 
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