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  Topic: Purpose of these holes in rear corners under tail lights? FAQ
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 51
Views: 11291

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Purpose of these holes in rear corners under tail lights? FAQ
I was at the Terryville CT. show and I met a guy with an all original 1970 Singlecab Pickup. It had 4 of those holes. 2 per side, up and down and he didn't know what they were for. I have a 1971 Sin ...
  Topic: Bekowa Roof Rack
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 26
Views: 8009

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:02 am   Subject: Re: Bekowa Roof Rack
Hey Guys,

I just re-restored my 9-Slat Bekowa Roof Rack that I keep on my 1950 Standard Split.

I just used Rust-O-Leum spray aluminum. The side bolt and wing nuts on these early racks are mad ...
  Topic: Bob Cropsey - [email protected]
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 19
Views: 5220

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Bob Cropsey - [email protected]
Hello everyone.

First Wow I didn't even know there was a topic of me on the Forum. I actually just found it by accident. Shocked

First let me thank everyone for all the great comments posted a ...
  Topic: Old wood Slat Roof Rack ID
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 6
Views: 2333

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Old wood Slat Roof Rack ID
Yes that is a Bekowa roof rack.

I have the same one on my split.
  Topic: HOFFMAN Registry.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 16
Views: 3522

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: HOFFMAN Registry.
Hey everybody,

The Hoffman page of my website is back. I needed a break from all the bullshit I was getting for starting another Hoffman Registry.

The site is back if you want to look at it o ...
  Topic: HOFFMAN Registry.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 16
Views: 3522

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:31 am   Subject: Re: HOFFMAN Registry.
If you haven't already, check out my new revised Hoffman Registry.

http://www.jerseyclassic.com/hoffman-vw-registry.html

The new Hoffman Dealership Badges have come in. Beautiful quality. I co ...
  Topic: HOFFMAN Registry.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 16
Views: 3522

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: HOFFMAN Registry.
I have been trying to contact Kevin to have him work with me on this.

The samba list is great and there is no reason that we cannot have 2 lists. Don't make it sound like I am under cutting Kevin.
  Topic: HOFFMAN Registry.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 16
Views: 3522

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:41 pm   Subject: Re: HOFFMAN Registry.
Wait until you see the HOFFMAN badges I'm having made. Very Happy

They will look like they were made in 1950 but sharper. Everybody will want one. True to the original Hoffman showroom logo.

HOFFMAN ...
  Topic: HOFFMAN Registry.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 16
Views: 3522

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:48 pm   Subject: HOFFMAN Registry.
The new HOFFMAN Registry” Very Happy

Bob Cropsey, Author of the “Volkswagen History to Hobby” book series. I have a 1950 Hoffman Standard Split. And like all of you have been disappointed that there is ...
  Topic: Split M Codes..
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 3
Views: 1217

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Re: Split M Codes..
I have a 1950 Hoffman Standard Split. When I got the car from Chuck Pisconski in CT. he gave me the birth certificate.

It shows no M-Codes. Maybe it was done before yours and now they print the ...
  Topic: Clear "Made in Germany" Tag
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 26
Views: 3730

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:18 am   Subject: Re: Clear "Made in Germany" Tag
I thought I had the only one.

I have a 1950 Hoffman Standard Split and this was the tag behind the spare tire. I took it off and put a metal one on , now I'm hearing other Standards had this type ...
  Topic: Hoffman Split - Oldest engine
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 7
Views: 2657

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:05 am   Subject: Re: Hoffman Split - Oldest engine
Man I would love to be able to find the original engine from my 1950 Hoffman.

Have any 25HP you want to look through for mine ?

Engine # 1-227942

Bob Cropsey
www.JerseyClassic.com
  Topic: Litchfield and Terryville NO MORE - ITS BACK.
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 79
Views: 14430

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:01 pm   Subject: Re: Litchfield and Terryville NO MORE
Thanks Chuck for all the great memories and rides to CT. From the original location you shaped the VW hobby.

Bob Cropsey Cool
  Topic: Dubs in the Shrubs 2016 April 16th-17th Trenton NJ
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 48
Views: 5844

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:49 pm   Subject: Re: Dubs in the Shrubs 2016 April 16th-17th Trenton NJ
I heard alot of good things about this show. I am planning on being there this year with my 1950 Standard Split. Cool
  Topic: Terry Shuler
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 2
Views: 1072

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:06 pm   Subject: Tell Terry Shuler to contact me.
Yea I've known Terry for about 90 years. Next time you talk to him tell him I was asking about him and for him to contact me.

Give him my website: www.JerseyClassic.com

Thanks, Bob Cropsey
  Topic: Lever shocks - educate me!
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 17
Views: 5976

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:59 pm   Subject: My 1950 Lever Shocks Rebuilt
These are the double action lever shocks off my 1950 Standard Split. They were leaking and I had them fully rebuilt by Apple Hydraulics in Calverton, NY. They cleaned, rebuilt, and painted them.
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  Topic: Terry Shuler
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 2
Views: 1072

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:57 pm   Subject: Terry Shuler
Has anybody seen or heard from Terry Shuler lately? He was the East Coast president of the VVWCA long ago and VW author of many books. Just like to know if he is still alive.

If you know anythin ...
  Topic: Brake Shoes Relined
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 4
Views: 2386

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:03 pm   Subject: Complete price of Brake Shoe Job
The complete price to have the 4 drums cut and for all 8 shoes relined and matched to the drums plus return shipping was $209. Plus you have to pay to send yours. The cheapest way was to go to the ...
  Topic: Brake Shoes Relined
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 4
Views: 2386

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:57 pm   Subject: Brake Shoes Relined
I have a 1950 Standard Split Window Beetle with Cable Brakes. New shoes are impossable to find so I wanted to get mine relined and the drums cut. I had them done by a place in Indiana called ( Brake ...
  Topic: Split shock absorbers question
Bob Cropsey

Replies: 25
Views: 8550

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:58 am   Subject: 1950 Front Shocks
I just finished restoring a 1950 Standard Split Window Beetle. I didn't want to pay crazy prices for original front shocks. I followed an earlier post, did a little research to be sure on the length ...
 
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