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  Topic: Square Headlight Fender / Trim
dubsteez79

Replies: 10
Views: 488

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Re: Square Headlight Fender / Trim
^That thing is gnarly!^ Very Happy Cool
  Topic: What's your age and occupation?
dubsteez79

Replies: 1277
Views: 159085

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:18 am   Subject: Re: What's your age and occupation?
30
Manufacturing Engineer, Entrepreneur
  Topic: Samba Book Club
dubsteez79

Replies: 460
Views: 46824

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:15 am   Subject: Re: Samba Book Club
Welcome to the universe" by Neil Degrasse Tyson

"The common good" by Robert Reich was good as well.
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:10 am   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
I havent started looking into the rear defroster system or those wires yet but i will be in the coming weeks while im waiting on parts. Ill update as I figure things out.

The trunk got shut before ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
dubsteez79

Replies: 1732
Views: 266094

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
I have one about using water to "burn" carbon off of the cylinders or valves. I've read that w/the engine running you can slowly pour water down the carb throat. Carbon will be busted or bu ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
dubsteez79

Replies: 1732
Views: 266094

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:29 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
I have one about using water to "burn" carbon off of the cylinders or valves. I've read that w/the engine running you can slowly pour water down the carb throat. Carbon will be busted or bu ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Still having a bit of hesitation if you open the throttle plate to quickly under load so I want to clean out and put a kit in the bocar 34pict3. Im thinking it may just be the accelerator pump but I f ...
  Topic: Would you Buy?
dubsteez79

Replies: 20
Views: 675

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am   Subject: Re: Would you Buy?
I wouldnt pay more than 300-400 for it if it came with a clean title. I paid 75$ for the shell I used and it only had the death foam rust to contend with. Only paid $200-300 for the complete car I pul ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Got a few little odds and ends changed. Went through the distributor, got it moving freely and replaced the points. Still have to retime it but it was close enough to crank right up and drive to the s ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 8000
Views: 953170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Today I installed a gas pedal repair kit. Pain in the butt to do it in the car. But it's done. The old pedal pin would slide all the way to the right, to rest against the tunnel. Pedal would immediate ...
  Topic: Who drove their bug today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 1376
Views: 110112

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Who drove their bug today?
Drove the creamsicle for about an hour and a half yesterday, with no problems to speak of. Finally getting nice fall weather in NC so I can actually enjoy my old cars again.
  Topic: Seeking VW mechanic recommendations in Raleigh/Durham NC
dubsteez79

Replies: 7
Views: 324

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Seeking VW mechanic recommendations in Raleigh/Durham NC
Lonnies university auto center in Durham. Has built/raced/fixed vw's the majority of his life.

http://www.lonniesauto.com/
  Topic: Body Repairs - Front Inner Wings and Front Valence
dubsteez79

Replies: 4
Views: 304

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:53 am   Subject: Re: Body Repairs - Front Inner Wings and Front Valence
Pics please. If it just needs patches then it should be easy for a newcomer-to-welding to accomplish. If its the whole front apron panel, it requires some more planning to do the right way. If you hav ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Thanks for the tips and encouragement guys. I will be purchasing the thermostat and flaps from awesomepowdercoat very soon. I plan on dropping the engine this weekend to inspect the clutch/pp/tob and ...
  Topic: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
dubsteez79

Replies: 588
Views: 44841

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:45 am   Subject: Re: Jeremy.G's 1973 Super Beetle restoration
If you didnt want to chance messing up the finish on everything else, You could weld a flat piece on the bottom of what you just made, and drill through it and the part of the frame, tap it and bolt t ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:38 am   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Went on vacation so havent worked on the bug in about a week. I did, however get it cleaned up as I enjoy working on clean vehicles more than messy ones.

I have a question about the clutch engagem ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
I'll be the first to comment "Take that fuel filter out now if not sooner" - move to the fuel line between the body line and the engine line near the transmission.
Dave

Thats definitely ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:59 am   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Photos as promised
https://i.imgur.com/7Wlunqy.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/eaUX07s.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/P4rNHd0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yAl020Y.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uyOQOXS.jpg
https://i.imgur ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
I tried to upload a bunch of pictures this weekend via my phone but it failed multiple times and I didnt have time to upload at a computer. I found that the main oil leak and light is definitely cause ...
  Topic: 72 super refresh
dubsteez79

Replies: 24
Views: 866

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: 72 super refresh
Awesome. I keep forgetting about utilizing the gallery but I will now. Thanks!
 
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