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  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Trying to do something everyday while on vacation. Today we polished the hubcaps despite the rain.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1982219.jpg

Used the drill press as the polisher.

h ...
  Topic: Radio upgrades, let’s see ‘em!
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:14 am   Subject: Re: Radio upgrades, let’s see ‘em!
Here you go.

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  Topic: Radio upgrades, let’s see ‘em!
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: Radio upgrades, let’s see ‘em!
Installed a Bluetooth board in the glove box. Works great but does require 12v.

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  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Taking advantage of the time off for some little projects.

Deleted the radio and added a delete plate and painted it to “match”. The color the PO painted the car was not exactly Beryl Green. It w ...
  Topic: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
Also clean the fuse holder, and retension the fuse holder spring clips if need be. also clean the trunk side of the fuse panel, and the switch connections. You can check for voltage drop across ea ...
  Topic: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
Thanks, guys. I was hoping it was something simple. I can clean all the surfaces and make sure the grounds are good. I will report back. Based on your feedback, I think it is the ground of the buc ...
  Topic: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:50 pm   Subject: 1962 Tail / Brake light issue
My driver side tail light and brake light are very dim compared to the passenger side. Dim enough to get pulled over but no ticket, thankfully. I took the tail light apart, cleaned all the contacts, ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Does anyone have any recent experience with aftermarket pre 65 pop-out rear windows? I did a search and read some threads but they all seem to be dated. That is the project we want to handle next bu ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
You're gonna love his small hands when you get around to doing the spark plugs!

That one made me laugh. Thanks!!! I will mostly love having his company.

So far so good. When he was checking t ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:35 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Hello, top of Tampa Bay! Love the car; Beryl Green is awesome!! If I may be so bold, it looks SO much better without the skirts over the rear wheels! A simple note/suggestion, the bumper brackets and ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:28 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
The white walls really give it a new look. How are you liking the difference?

We are loving the look of the whitewalls and what a difference in the ride. The previous tires, from the PO, were 20 ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
This week we made some upgrades and changes.

First we took the skirts off.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1951252.jpg

Then we installed some new tires giving her a whole new lo ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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Replies: 38
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Check your bulbs.

Thanks, Sharp. That will be next. Did we diagnose the switch portion correctly? After bulb replacement, it should light up if grounded to the case?

Hopefully it is just a ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Today we took advantage of cooler weather thanks to the pending hurricane. We adjusted the valves with my chief QC technician.


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Checking t ...
  Topic: What's your favorite color on a beetle ?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:41 pm   Subject: Re: What's your favorite color on a beetle ?
Beryl Green of course. Grows on you like a fungus.


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  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:58 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
67 had one year only sloped towel bars to clear the deck lid. No one has reproduced the one year only bars. They are actually worth probably double what the regular ones are. I sold a set 2 years ago ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Very cool, I'm excited for you and your son! My dad picked up a 73 when I was 12 years old and fixed it up together. I'm 40 and I still have that same car, I still get the warm memories of us working ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Your car has a really sweet 67 rear bumper. If you want a period correct one for your 63. Keep an eye out for a 67 with an early rear bumper on it as nice as yours.
Maybe you can make a like conditio ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Just keep an eye out for a 40HP engine in your area. Get as close to your beetle month/year as you would like and the more complete the better. Then you can take your time to rebuild it at your leis ...
  Topic: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Beryl Green Father/Son project
Thanks Guys. Right now it is running goood (knock on wood) so we will stick to the current engine and maybe build from a long block over time. Funds aren’t really an issue but need to keep it under ...
 
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