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  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
MACJELLY58

Replies: 206
Views: 11000

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 1:11 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
Hey Mr."G"

You probably found them already, but the spot welds for the Front Apron are located inside the trunk where the Spare tire well connects to the apron. They were a PINA to get t ...
  Topic: Is jbugs worth ordering from?
MACJELLY58

Replies: 22
Views: 736

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:34 am   Subject: Re: Is jbugs worth ordering from?
Living in Hawaii, literally in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I hit up Jbugs for items that are similar in quality to other sites. Mainly, because they will utilize USPS for shipping. A lot of oth ...
  Topic: Jimmy Vís 54 Oval Project
MACJELLY58

Replies: 138
Views: 9310

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:21 am   Subject: Re: Jimmy Vís 54 Oval Project
Jimbo,

REALLY feeling your pain with the sloppy bends in the Quarter replacement Panel.
I would sooOO pay a few more bucks for quality made parts. It shouldn't be so hard for us to locate the goo ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:05 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
I had a short weekend, but I was able to squeeze in a few hours on the car. Hopefully when I retire, I can have some non-rushed free time. Then, I can truly enjoy playing around in the garage. Unti ...
  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
MACJELLY58

Replies: 206
Views: 11000

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:10 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
Another WOW!! from me.
You make it look like Magic or Cloning!


Sooo, super cool Cool
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
71VERT,

Thanks for the support! It's nice to see that there are more SuperVerts on the island. Not many of us out there. The Rustmonster seems to work overtime in the islands.

If needed, I go ...
  Topic: Rear Toe question
MACJELLY58

Replies: 12
Views: 429

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:26 am   Subject: Re: Rear Toe question
I was wondering the same thing about the rear Toe. I had recently rebuilt my rear end and I measured and marked the the Spring Plate and stuff like I had read about. Then I got the tires on and the ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
Hey Epilog,

Thanks for the good words. I just figured no one gave an opinion on an option because, THE OPTIONS ALL SUCKED!
I was hoping that someone would post a link on where to find a Magic Wan ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:26 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
THE FOLLOWING POST IS RATED NC17

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  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
MACJELLY58

Replies: 206
Views: 11000

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:34 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
Mr. "G"

You still beat my, "One step forward and three GIANT leaps back!". It hurts more when I know it's my fault. But, like JIMBO says, It's all good. Otherwise we'd all jus ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:35 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
At this point I had come up with my options for the driver's side door rub.

Option#1
Don't do anything and live with the paint rubbing off the 1/2"
section on the door jam ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:08 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
Sorry, I got called away and could not continue yesterday's post...............

After firming up the reinforcements and filling the hinge holes, I was feeling good. Now I could fit the driver's ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:10 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
Aloha all,

Work continued during the later part of August. However, I ran into a bit of a snag toward the end of the month. More on that later.

I didn't have much time to post, so I'll just pi ...
  Topic: Rebel Wire Questions and Pictures
MACJELLY58

Replies: 26
Views: 1387

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:39 am   Subject: Re: Rebel Wire Questions and Pictures
Thank you very much for all the information. I'm not quite there yet, but getting to the point of thinking about what I was gonna do about my wiring situation. The late model Supers are outta luck w ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
Well, I did not have a lot of time this week. As you may recall, I took some vacation time this month and the wife ACTUALLY wanted some kind of vacation!

We settled for a stay-cation. I'm in Hawa ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:55 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
I also repaired the little triangle piece that goes at the bottom of the convertibles rear door jam. It attaches to the rear reinforcement "Elbow" and rear seat cross piece. As you might r ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
I've been trying to keep things linear for the viewer's benefit but, I seem to work better in my usual A.D.H.D. manner. So, please excuse the jumping around in my progress. I also have problems with ...
  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
MACJELLY58

Replies: 206
Views: 11000

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:03 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
"And, painted. Not the most exciting bit of progress, but it feels good nonetheless."



Mr. "G",

Are you kidding, It looks Perfect!
MOST EXCITING! And such quick progress ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
With the right fenders prepped, I went back to the door and the rear quarter panel. I went to fill the old door hinge mounting hole and clean up the poorly made repair panel (it never ends with this ...
  Topic: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
MACJELLY58

Replies: 109
Views: 4482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:12 am   Subject: Re: 1975 Beetle Convertible Resto/Mod Build-Chop,Dash,Suicide,Shave.
The rear fender wasn't as bad. There was a dent/rip down at the bottom as is apt to happen with Bugs.

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