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  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
This past weekend has been some steady progress on the other project (Ď71 Convertible), but seeing how things are progressing each weekend, I figure it wonít be long before the Ghia can be getting rea ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
That's gonna need more than support rails, the heater channels that they're attached to are gone too.
Yeah, I was hoping the heater channels could be saved but BIL said to play it safe and order thos ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
BTW that's quite a case of treasures to be sure...lots of little interesting trinkets in there. That round, plastic piece with the Wolfsburg Castle logo on it is the centerpiece to what would be your ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:02 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
Looking for other avenues to take my attention as I canít keep crying each time I watch the local news (itís inescapable)....

Thanks to everyone for the information, This has been a great in helpin ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
Today I started off early and BIL and I were able to work a few more pieces off the car and i was able to inspect some of the damaged areas more closely so as to get an idea of how much metal Iíll be ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
FYI there is no such thing as "factory air" in a VW Beetle; A/C systems were never ever fitted from the factory....

Sjbartnik, Thank You Very Much for this information. In tandem thinkin ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?

I'm curious about the vents and knobs under the dash in this pic:

It looks like the aftermarket A/C vents (or maybe the aftermarket vents were made to look like factory ones?). The engine shot di ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
FLIP!! Smile

I am also working on a '71 SB Convertible...one of my two favorite years for SBs for sure ('71 and '72).
Ö.
You will want to check around for other suppliers as quality of sheet metal f ...
  Topic: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
StinkyCat

Replies: 26
Views: 913

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:47 pm   Subject: 1971 Convertible Bug - Flip or Flop?
Greetings and Salutations to all.

Iím starting a second thread on another build Iím attempting with my brother-in-law (BIL). Some quick background; Iím no gearhead by any stretch of the imaginatio ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
Known to poke things with a stick or best not well left alone, I had a pair of rough looking dual port head BIL provided to me previously a few months back ago and informed me I could try my luck at g ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
Received the new joint axle beam, but quickly realized that I had made a mistake as I did not get a complete set with torsion arms. I went ahead and returned the axle beam, knowing that my priorities ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
A few weeks have passed since I have not kept up with my duties of posting updates to the Ghia weekly as intended. To be honest, I believe the weekend prior to the Independence Day national celebrati ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
BIL hasnít been able to join me the past couple of weekends now as he too has the pesky thing of Ďa real jobí getting in the way of doing what he would prefer doing.

I did order the alternator fuel ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
I thought Texans knew how to dissuade trespassers.

The neighbors, one shop owner, another unknown gentleman and Mommy, collaborated together and assessed that I was indeed the problem here to the p ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
I placed both the new rod and the old parts side by side for comparison:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1917489.jpg

Everything appears to be the same.
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
Having some side-work tending to the house and other upkeep (The nextdoor neighbors kid trespassing in my backyard). The first signs of Ďthis is going to be a bad weekí vibe is when I found the Time M ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
When compressed air fails to clear the blockage, some have reported success using a thin cable (such as may be found on bicycles) spun with a drill to "rod out" the metal fuel line.
The end ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
@TDCTDI, Oh Your right about that! Didnít take me long sloshing that solution around to know that evil still lurked there and that the grounds would remain descreated until the proper officials were c ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
@c21darrel - Youíre correct. I did indeed take your advice when working with the back bumper initially (TheSamba: https://tinyurl.com/y32p4dsu) where youíall directed me to figure it all out. I start ...
  Topic: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
StinkyCat

Replies: 27
Views: 1656

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: Time Masheen Ghia - Old West Tale of Restoration and Redemption
The first week would have been the initial purchase and some light work to get this ready. The idea is/was, if she can run on her own, we need to be sure she can stop! Taking a bit of focus on not o ...
 
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