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  Topic: 56' Build - Melinda
tmb077

Replies: 63
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:27 am   Subject: Re: 56' Build - Melinda
Nice work!! Prairie beige is a giant pain in the ass to find a good formula for! It's a very nice color though, it's what my brother's 56 is and I had a hell of a time tinting 'close match' formulas ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:06 am   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
You and your brother sure did a cram session to get the car running for the June show! Did you drive it there, or trailer/tow it? How's it been running since then? Did you polish the outer edge of the ...
  Topic: The Samba Youth
tmb077

Replies: 569
Views: 130983

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:32 am   Subject: Re: The Samba Youth
This is my 7 year old helping out on my brother's 56. He doesn't have his own yet, but wants one. He started helping out with my brother's 68 vert when he was 5. getting him addicted early Wink ...
  Topic: When you give TRP a show car and a ragtop clip
tmb077

Replies: 105
Views: 39972

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:25 am   Subject: Re: When you give TRP a show car and a ragtop clip
The copper absorbs heat and prevents panel warpage, also reduces grinding the backside of the weld by having a positive stop under the two panels acting as a 'bridge' of sorts.
  Topic: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em.....
tmb077

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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:34 am   Subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em.....
If you feel the need to put a plate on the car that asks people to stop laughing at it, you may want to rethink things a bit...

The ad description is classic though...seats from a Chrysler Cordoba ...
  Topic: Volkswagen Smell
tmb077

Replies: 61
Views: 39260

PostForum: Stories   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:30 am   Subject: Re: Volkswagen Smell

Even the new ones have a funky smell..


My 03 Jetta smells like crayons. So odd.

Helping my brother work on his 56 the past couple of months, especially recovering his seats with the origina ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
On the show field!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1513165.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1513163.jpg

Paydirt! Sam and I shaking hands while he holds his Top 20 trophy
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  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
We made it! Runs, moves, stops like it should. There are several things that need to be done before it's 100% but that'll all come in time. We busted our butts on evenings and weekends to get it good ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:52 am   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Fuel line finished, oil filter adaptor mounted and plumbed, coil mounted and wired.

Short list is now down to pedal assembly installation and clutch adjustment, starter and battery cables, bumpers, ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:46 am   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
It's lookin' good! Very Happy

Thanks!

We have three days to get it done before the show. Today, tomorrow, and saturday with show being sunday. The short list includes starter and battery cables, mount ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Oh wow, it's like a 1980's barnfind!!

Laughing

I dig it man! Cool

Yeah man, he's been dying to put that firewall and chrome tin in a beetle for years now, lol! I would have gone with more subt ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:48 am   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1511168.jpg
  Topic: Original Paint and Patina Extravaganza
tmb077

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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:43 am   Subject: Re: Original Paint and Patina Extravaganza
Hood and fenders aside, the main body of my brother's 56 is what's left of original prairie beige after removing two shitty repaints. Still a work in progress...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Getting there... don't mind the poor fender to apron alignment, they are just hanging there until we get the beading installed. We needed some motivation so we slapped them up there quick.

https:// ...
  Topic: Bob's 55 Cal Look Oval project
tmb077

Replies: 32
Views: 5192

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Bob's 55 Cal Look Oval project
Looks great Bob, I've always been a fan of that ultraviolet color. Such a solid platform to start from, I'm envious!
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Headlights are done

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1509335.jpg

I also managed to finish up the hood tonight. Next I travel to Sam's shop and start blending paint in areas in need of att ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
no pictures yet, but a small update nonetheless. Sam's order of trim and fender beading arrived yesterday, and he has the trans all buttoned up and fully installed. Engine is all put together and r ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Sam also dug this out today. His original Berg shifter our Dad bought him for his first beetle (a 73 super). This has jumped to and from each aircooled car he's owned, including drag bugs, since the ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
I finished the seats this afternoon. Double layered burlap over the factory horsehair pads. Nothin fancy.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1507908.jpg

I have the fenders back in my garage ...
  Topic: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
tmb077

Replies: 41
Views: 9623

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: The Beige Bomb. 56 oval resurrection
Getting closer, pushed it out for some sun today, need to readjust the front altitude a bit, but things are coming together quick now.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1507564.jpg
 
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