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  Topic: Dealer Window Sticker
bobnorman

Replies: 66
Views: 6876

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:45 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer Window Sticker
Here it is without aging.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1971688.jpg
Doesnt riviera have an "i" in there?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=552998
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  Topic: Garage Fest - post recent pics of your garage
bobnorman

Replies: 2055
Views: 638290

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: Garage Fest - post recent pics of your garage
Luxury. We got evicted from our street, had to go work in a lake.
  Topic: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
bobnorman

Replies: 106
Views: 16030

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:20 pm   Subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
What a great idea! I havenít been very active on The Samba (this wonderful thing of ours) lately, as thereís lots of life stuff going on, but used to be here daily. I have to say, itís really nice ( ...
  Topic: Vlad's 72 Ghia (Once in a Lifetime Restoration topic)
bobnorman

Replies: 69
Views: 4202

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Vlad's 72 Ghia (Once in a Lifetime Restoration topic)
Hey. Congratulations! Nice to see it start. My build has been stalled for a while, but reading yours has certainly been inspiring. Good luck with it all, can't wait to see the first ride, which wil ...
  Topic: Surprised to find the Karmann is 150lbs heavier than the Beetle!
bobnorman

Replies: 21
Views: 504

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Surprised to find the Karmann is 150lbs heavier than the Beetle!
Yes, it was pewter they used. And 20kg (44lbs) seems excessive.
  Topic: Surprised to find the Karmann is 150lbs heavier than the Beetle!
bobnorman

Replies: 21
Views: 504

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:25 am   Subject: Re: Surprised to find the Karmann is 150lbs heavier than the Beetle!
I believe they used pewter not lead.
  Topic: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
bobnorman

Replies: 5918
Views: 907853

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 am   Subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
Spencer Davis! Drag.

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/spencer-davis-gimme-some-lovin-dead-dies-1234810794/
  Topic: VWs preserving history
bobnorman

Replies: 350
Views: 21650

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:36 am   Subject: Re: VWs preserving history
Cabot Tower, Signal Hill. The location of the receipt of the first transatlantic wireless signal. On Dec 12 1901 Marconi heard his assistant 3000 kms away in England send the letter S, and long dist ...
  Topic: Is there a hat in your wardrobe for driving your ghia?
bobnorman

Replies: 14
Views: 481

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Is there a hat in your wardrobe for driving your ghia?
Brian wore his hat when he drove my Ghia Laughing

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1778780.jpg

Whoa. Thatís pretty cool! I donít rec ...
  Topic: Quick jack and a type 1?
bobnorman

Replies: 31
Views: 2618

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Quick jack and a type 1?
5000. As mentioned, with the inclusion of a 2x8 up front to distribute the load from the A pillar, it works great with a type 1 or type 3.
  Topic: First Ghia!!!!
bobnorman

Replies: 64
Views: 9262

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:50 am   Subject: Re: First Ghia!!!!
Now that is starting to smell like fresh metal Very Happy

For the pan: I think the one from thailand or from Klassic FAB are way better but more expensive Embarassed Wink they werenĎt available when I did ...
  Topic: Canadian parts suppliers?
bobnorman

Replies: 14
Views: 397

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm   Subject: Re: Canadian parts suppliers?
Read this thread. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=556140&highlight=canada
  Topic: Quick jack and a type 1?
bobnorman

Replies: 31
Views: 2618

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: Quick jack and a type 1?
I ended up using a 2X8 across the front, with two short rubber blocks under each side for stability. That works great. In the back right now I have two tall blocks, running front to back up under t ...
  Topic: Official 1960-1961 registry and restoration guide thread.
bobnorman

Replies: 530
Views: 190809

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: Official 1960-1961 registry and restoration guide thread.
Probably a cigarette lighter that someone added?
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
bobnorman

Replies: 1972
Views: 142912

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:04 am   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Not a challenge winner but... Hereís a shot from yesterday of my kids graduating from kindergartenÖ Because of Covid we had a parade around the school twice, followed by them popping out of the vehicl ...
  Topic: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958
bobnorman

Replies: 721
Views: 110760

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:24 am   Subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958
Me either. Youíve made some great photos as usual John!
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
bobnorman

Replies: 1972
Views: 142912

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:39 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
New challenge, your VW next to a dam Not any in my area though please Laughing

Um. I think thatís up to Hopkin. Although, Iíd say the beef jerky-store clerk should qualify for meeting the current ch ...
  Topic: My 1964 Birch Green Canadian Squareback
bobnorman

Replies: 277
Views: 36945

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: My 1964 Birch Green Canadian Squareback
Not much new to report. Pulled the car out of the garage a few weeks back, and have been out for a few short cruises. I managed to complete a VW Fun Challenge by posing next to a purple building (fun ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
bobnorman

Replies: 4147
Views: 109270

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2025101.jpg
Vroom, vroom!


... or, more correctly Fweem, fweem!

Was the deck lid latch originally coated with something - cadmium plated, perhaps?
If s ...
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
bobnorman

Replies: 1972
Views: 142912

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:00 am   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
This is an old pic, posted only for fun. Very Happy

This was the first start of my Thing back in 2015, after it had sat for 25 years. I'd dumped a good bit of Marvel Mystery Oil down the intake in an a ...
 
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