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  Topic: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
mikec4193

Replies: 57
Views: 2563

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:34 am   Subject: Re: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
I almost forgot to share...I picked this pile of rust up in May of 2019...still tinkering with it in Dec of 2020

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2124282.jpg

It last ran in New Jersey in ...
  Topic: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
mikec4193

Replies: 57
Views: 2563

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2119246.jpg


Been air cooled since 1969, wanted to do something different:

Love these model T's...looks like a fun ride too....
  Topic: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
mikec4193

Replies: 57
Views: 2563

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:35 am   Subject: What other vehicles do you tinker with?
HI Samba

I come and go with the Volkswagen stuff....I would get my first one from my sister in 1978 that was a 1971 Super...my son would get his first one in 2000 that was a 1974 Super...I would en ...
  Topic: What car were you driving at age 16?
mikec4193

Replies: 474
Views: 41824

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:26 am   Subject: Re: What car were you driving at age 16?
Wow...16 years old...I had to think...I had been driving in the back 40 since I was 10 or 11 years old...my dad was into German cars...we had 1960's Mercedes Benz's forever...So I was driving one of t ...
  Topic: DAILY DRIVER - VS - Weekend Only Driver?
mikec4193

Replies: 66
Views: 2744

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: DAILY DRIVER - VS - Weekend Only Driver?
Old thread...yes but when I had my first air-cooled in 36 years (back in the fall of 2017) and I had my daily driver (S10 truck) was in the garage getting some serious work down at the shop...the 1968 ...
  Topic: FrankenBeetle?? '62/67 Not sure what to tell Peaple?
mikec4193

Replies: 27
Views: 612

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:33 am   Subject: Re: FrankenBeetle?? '62/67 Not sure what to tell Peaple?
Most folks (me included) couldn't tell the difference...looks like a pretty cool little driver to me...enjoy the old franken bug...

IMHO

MikeC
  Topic: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
mikec4193

Replies: 39
Views: 1662

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:47 pm   Subject: Re: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
So I have not picked up a project yet as I am still tinkering with a 1940 Ford Jalopy (old sportsman race car)...my retirement is getting closer and I am planning a move NE Kansas so maybe going out t ...
  Topic: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
mikec4193

Replies: 39
Views: 1662

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 am   Subject: Re: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
I'm a retired old guy now and just picked up my bug a few weeks ago for this purpose. Its funny, I can't fit in a new Vette but fit in my new 74 bug just fine. I've had plenty of go-fast cars but I ...
  Topic: Sold my last remaining VW.
mikec4193

Replies: 11
Views: 560

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:17 am   Subject: Re: Sold my last remaining VW.
I get that feeling a lot..too much stuff running around in my head with different projects...sometimes the best thing is to get rid of everything and take a breath and see what happens...

I sleep b ...
  Topic: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
mikec4193

Replies: 39
Views: 1662

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:37 am   Subject: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
Hi Samba folks

I am getting to that part in my life where I might be able to stop working 1 1/2 jobs and only work 1 part time job...I have had several of these old VW's over the years...(nothing c ...
  Topic: Auto Transport/Shipping Information
mikec4193

Replies: 536
Views: 419133

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:58 am   Subject: Costs to ship a vehicle from the West Coast to the East ??
HI Samba folks

I had a 1970 VW Beetle maybe 2 years ago shipped from San Diego CA to Mechanicville NY for like $1500 to $1800 dollars...I just recently in the last couple of weeks, found an off top ...
  Topic: Project 66 Daily Driver.
mikec4193

Replies: 516
Views: 100386

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Project 66 Daily Driver.
Love that patina red Beetle in the last picture...that crusty white is pretty cool too...

thanks for sharing...

MikeC
  Topic: Iím not 18 anymore.. a thread for Felix a 69 Beetle
mikec4193

Replies: 29
Views: 1108

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:46 am   Subject: Re: Iím not 18 anymore.. a thread for Felix a 69 Beetle
Looks like you got yourself a low rider...very cool looking car...I love the crusty ones best...

Thanks for sharing your journey...

MikeC
  Topic: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
mikec4193

Replies: 29
Views: 1188

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:07 am   Subject: Re: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
Wow...lots of great replies

Now that I have this information I can make a lot better decision on a future purchase...

I often thought about how most all little SUV's every body has these days ar ...
  Topic: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
mikec4193

Replies: 29
Views: 1188

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:16 pm   Subject: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
Hi Samba folks

Been away from the air cooled stuff for a while but I keep seeing a bright Orange VW Super running around my town...looks fairly stock but the fellow seems to be having fun driving i ...
  Topic: Harsh ride
mikec4193

Replies: 10
Views: 585

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:06 am   Subject: Re: Harsh ride
Hi 74 Standard

I have found with the daily drivers that we currently run around town in...they ride so much better than anything older ever dreamed of driving like...my 13 year old Chevy rides bett ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle build thread (pic heavy)
mikec4193

Replies: 35
Views: 1585

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle build thread (pic heavy)
Awesome job...keep up the good work...

MikeC
  Topic: New to the Beetle life.
mikec4193

Replies: 30
Views: 1030

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: New to the Beetle life.
Love seeing you young guys getting into the whole vintage VW world....it gives me hope that there cars won't fade away anytime soon...thanks for posting your thread on here...

MikeC
  Topic: MAKE AMERICA BEAUTIFUL AGAIN! Challenge
mikec4193

Replies: 145
Views: 9919

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:20 am   Subject: Re: MAKE AMERICA BEAUTIFUL AGAIN! Challenge
I work for the local DPW at the county I live in and every spring they (the road crews) spend weeks picking trash up along side the roadways...I get it totally...

I live on a state road and every S ...
  Topic: I am just sick...
mikec4193

Replies: 122
Views: 10172

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:48 am   Subject: Re: I am just sick...
Love love love seeing the late model stuff getting saved and rebuilt...had a family member drove an orange one and a family friend too that had a orange one as well...this is going be something to be ...
 
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