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  Topic: Stock wheel size 73 vs 73
KAmes

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Yesterday 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: Stock wheel size 73 vs 73
My 73 had 14 inch wheels when I got it, until I put on 15s Smile.
  Topic: Windshield Wipers
KAmes

Replies: 1
Views: 91

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Windshield Wipers
I had to take out the glove box (easy) and the dash defrost duct above it (harder) in order to get mine out. One screw for the glove box. For the defrost duct pry up the vent from inside the car, don' ...
  Topic: '74 Thing Side Mirrors
KAmes

Replies: 13
Views: 407

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: '74 Thing Side Mirrors
I bought a stainless steel one from The thing Shop, I only have one on the driver's side. It's been problem free for several years now.
  Topic: Shaving the front fender bumper clips
KAmes

Replies: 3
Views: 126

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Shaving the front fender bumper clips
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1927177.jpg
Not a stock bumper though.
  Topic: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
KAmes

Replies: 15
Views: 299

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:43 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
Cip1 has them in stock.

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-113-129-701-M
  Topic: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
KAmes

Replies: 15
Views: 299

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
That hole looks familiar, that's what happened to my original one also. It doesn't come with any sealant. I trimmed mine to size and installed it without any, doesn't seem to leak any noticeable amoun ...
  Topic: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
KAmes

Replies: 15
Views: 299

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket 3 piece intake - trimmable is the solution?
Do you mean this one?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2162738.jpg

I'm using one of those in my '74, haven't had any problems with it. The plating quickly burned off of the left heat rise ...
  Topic: Can anyone recommend a long shifter than is comfortable to use?
KAmes

Replies: 5
Views: 207

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:25 pm   Subject: Re: Can anyone recommend a long shifter than is comfortable to use?
You may not wish to spend this much but these guys make fantastic products.
https://store.vintagespeed.com.tw/CUSTOM-Classic-Shifter-with-Extra-Bend-p132902462
They are also great for extremely fast ...
  Topic: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
KAmes

Replies: 35
Views: 881

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:53 pm   Subject: Re: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
KAmes - there is a great thread on Samba somewhere that shows how to fix your little thermostat in the 71 only oil bath air cleaner. It involves banging a little dent in it to make it a little smalle ...
  Topic: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
KAmes

Replies: 35
Views: 881

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:59 pm   Subject: Re: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
Mine looks worse the closer you get to it, there's some hidden rust and a so so paint job but I'm having a lot of fun with it. By all means just hook up the stove pipe with the third hose, after all i ...
  Topic: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
KAmes

Replies: 35
Views: 881

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: JSwindoll's 1974 Marina Blue thread
I'm using an earlier air cleaner in my marina blue '74 also, just because I like it. It's a good enough reason for me. Your car looks really nice, much better than mine, enjoy!

https://www.thesamba ...
  Topic: Tril Mil vs EMPI vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
KAmes

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: Tril Mil vs EMPI vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
I had the Empi Tri Mil copy version and found it louder than I like. I then used the Thing Shop split system for a long time, it was much better, before ultimately buying the Vintage Speed unit. I rea ...
  Topic: Bus Taillight Conversion
KAmes

Replies: 7
Views: 320

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Taillight Conversion
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1994396.jpg

I used some generic two bulb lights from an ebay seller, they came from Brazil or Mexico if I remember. The seal goes/comes with the bulb holder ...
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
KAmes

Replies: 85
Views: 4680

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:33 pm   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
Congrats! We went for a motorcycle ride yesterday, it was too cold for that also. But hey, you got to run your heater too!
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
KAmes

Replies: 85
Views: 4680

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
Lovin' the gas burners! Cool
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
KAmes

Replies: 85
Views: 4680

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
Ha! I didn't think about it being a beetle part, I've never replaced one. I wouldn't want the job of welding around those tubes in situ. It looks good though.
  Topic: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
KAmes

Replies: 85
Views: 4680

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: Mondshine, how is the new Thing coming along?
That makes me think about looking for parts before the internet. Who knows for years that grommet may have been effectively unobtainable so the owner made do. I remember finally locating a door hinge ...
  Topic: 1972 Super Beetle “adventure beetle” summer project thread
KAmes

Replies: 57
Views: 3132

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Super Beetle “adventure beetle” summer project thread
VWs and snow are one of the great joys of life. Very Happy
  Topic: '74 standard beetle barn find
KAmes

Replies: 113
Views: 10404

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: '74 standard beetle barn find
While I have cleared space in the garage I decided to fix my summer only windshield wipers. They work great in warm weather but in the winter they operate in another slower plane of existence that can ...
  Topic: VW front end 1964
KAmes

Replies: 16
Views: 473

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: VW front end 1964
I have an image of opening your bonnet to find a wooden milk box with moonshine jugs in it filled with lead shot. Lead shot in soft bags is popular with sidecar motorcyclists, who have a vested inte ...
 
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