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  Topic: Making good paint better
Westy Steve

Replies: 2
Views: 371

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 pm   Subject: Re: Making good paint better
That's a scary thought. I think the car was painted at least 6 months ago, so hopefully the paint is stable. I'll try to take a close up picture of it, but I think it's just minor orange peel.
  Topic: Making good paint better
Westy Steve

Replies: 2
Views: 371

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:07 am   Subject: Making good paint better
Hello Paint Experts!

Below is a picture of my new toy. You can see the reflection of a tree in the front trunk of this car. The paint is nicer than anything I've ever had. Yet despite that, when ...
  Topic: What did YOU get pulled over for?
Westy Steve

Replies: 67
Views: 36600

PostForum: Stories   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:01 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU get pulled over for?
I once got pulled over in my work truck for speeding. It was a speed trap, but I was speeding so I was guilty as sin. Getting a speeding ticket in your work truck is a big no-no where I work so I wa ...
  Topic: Are you welcomed at VW shows?
Westy Steve

Replies: 15
Views: 1960

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:49 am   Subject: Re: Are you welcomed at VW shows?
Well, the actual gears are inside a 5-speed Porsche 901 transmission...same as the 911s from the same era. It's definitely a hybrid.
  Topic: Are you welcomed at VW shows?
Westy Steve

Replies: 15
Views: 1960

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:42 am   Subject: Are you welcomed at VW shows?
This question is more for the 914 owners, but I'm also curious about responses from the other air cooled Porsche owners.

Do you hang out with the VW crowd? How well do you fit in? Can you enter y ...
  Topic: Need to ride in a 914 in Tallahassee
Westy Steve

Replies: 3
Views: 1036

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:04 pm   Subject: Need to ride in a 914 in Tallahassee
So I'm seriously considering trading my '55 Oval for a Porsche 914. Problem is, I've never been in one. Anyone around Tallahassee, FL want to give me a ride? I'll buy you lunch!
  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Westy Steve

Replies: 2748
Views: 395952

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
The price of Ovals are being pushed and pulled. You can't buy any other kind of german steel (like Porsches) for anything near a reasonable price, so the Ovals are a nice substitute. At the same tim ...
  Topic: Anyone have a photo of rust on a 914?
Westy Steve

Replies: 6
Views: 1769

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:24 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone have a photo of rust on a 914?
Not being a porsche guy at all, I had to google what the F a hell hole and longitudinal actually were.
So after that quick education, I found this:
http://motorsport.zyyz.com/project_914_03_06.htm
...
  Topic: Anyone have a photo of rust on a 914?
Westy Steve

Replies: 6
Views: 1769

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:14 pm   Subject: Anyone have a photo of rust on a 914?
Hey guys,

I've researched this, but I can't seem to find a photo that shows me exactly where to look for rust in the Hell Hole and the Longitudinals (sp?) on a Porsche 914. I've found pictures sho ...
  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Westy Steve

Replies: 2748
Views: 395952

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
You sir, are a master of sarcasm:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1886820
  Topic: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Westy Steve

Replies: 19
Views: 1351

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Thanks! Very Happy That's a brilliant reply (and thanks to everyone else too). Looks like they are later doors then so that answers that question. Yes, possibility it could have had a conversion at some poin ...
  Topic: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Westy Steve

Replies: 19
Views: 1351

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Elvis: Here is a photo of my door handle. Pretty sure I only have a key entry on my driver's side. You lock the passenger door from inside the car, and then lock the door when you get out, which m ...
  Topic: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Westy Steve

Replies: 19
Views: 1351

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:28 pm   Subject: Re: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
My May '55 Oval has an inside lock on both doors. I believe they are original. And to lock the door, you push it forward. (That took some getting used to!)

You have 1956-later model door lock me ...
  Topic: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
Westy Steve

Replies: 19
Views: 1351

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Correct outer and inner '55 oval handles...
My May '55 Oval has an inside lock on both doors. I believe they are original. And to lock the door, you push it forward. (That took some getting used to!)
  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Westy Steve

Replies: 2748
Views: 395952

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:02 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Some of you guys are funny. So quick to judge. I've been in the VW game for a long time. So just because my username reflects one of my passions I'm all of the sudden a one trick pony? I've owned many ...
  Topic: A few Porsche 912 questions:
Westy Steve

Replies: 5
Views: 1417

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 pm   Subject: A few Porsche 912 questions:
Hey all,

Just curious. Did the Porsche 912 come with Tartan (plaid) seats? Was that an option on any of them?

Also, were all of the 912s 4-speed transmissions? 5-speed?

Thanks,

Steve
  Topic: How do you restore the inside of this vent?
Westy Steve

Replies: 5
Views: 1080

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:53 pm   Subject: Re: How do you restore the inside of this vent?
Sounds like it's air brush for the win!

I was toying with the idea of getting one anyway to do spot painting of the interior, so this should work well. Wish I had thought of it as the solution for ...
  Topic: HalfA$$ paint job....
Westy Steve

Replies: 2
Views: 792

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:33 am   Subject: Re: HalfA$$ paint job....
Make it two tone. One of the colors should be white. Then paint some of the easily accessible portions of the interior the other color (green). Could look pretty good.
  Topic: How do you restore the inside of this vent?
Westy Steve

Replies: 5
Views: 1080

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:01 am   Subject: How do you restore the inside of this vent?
Hey guys,

I've got rust inside the air vent above my decklid. You know, the vent between the rear window and the decklid shown below.

I think I can figure out how to get the rust out. But how ...
  Topic: Please help me identify an oval body shell
Westy Steve

Replies: 7
Views: 675

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:25 pm   Subject: Re: Please help me identify an oval body shell
yeah correct.

Can you give more pictures of the car? I know that the heater vents were moved up in late 1955, but your body number implies an early shell. Back in the old days, people used to rem ...
 
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