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  Topic: Which Headliner Adhesive? Contact Cement, Spray Glue, etc
vamram

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 6:16 am   Subject: Re: Which Headliner Adhesive? Contact Cement, Spray Glue, etc
I know this is an old thread, but I'm at the start of a new headliner installation and thought I'd add my 2-cents.

My experience so far is that the Permatex spray on headliner is the best, better ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:45 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Hey Tim - thanks. Unfortunately, I haven't budgeted to pay someone to install the headliner for me. Hopefully I won't screw it up. I've done them 2x before - the one for my '64 using the multi-piece ...
  Topic: 71 Super Semi-Automatic Refresh Thread
vamram

Replies: 59
Views: 2480

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:03 am   Subject: Re: 71 Super Semi-Automatic Refresh Thread
Great work Tom! I've never owned or driven an autostick but this would be one of the go-to threads if I ever do. I think your section about its components would be great as its own , or even a sticky ...
  Topic: Original Bug Interiors. Id like to see them.
vamram

Replies: 23
Views: 972

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: Original Bug Interiors. Id like to see them.
Wow this is funny. Check out this thread for the fate of my original-ish interior. I also document the padding.
This are factory original seat upholstery and door cards. Pretty boring black, but w ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:33 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
I'm using TX-73's thread as my guide.
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Can't avoid the headliner anymore. A couple of rants. I ordered bright white, WW sent off white. I'm sticking with it because it will actually look good with the saddle seats. 2nd rant - I don't see ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Yeah, this one's for the smaller 24-mm nut column.

I decided to tackle the "refresh" of the beat up wheel that came w/this car. I used the loctite putty Jimbo recommended. Took about ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
vamram

Replies: 1409
Views: 205533

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:55 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: 73 Super Beetle Steering column bushing
vamram

Replies: 12
Views: 220

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:40 am   Subject: Re: 73 Super Beetle Steering column bushing
Hi, thanks, for the info. Found the bushing/tention spacer on the 3D website: Shapeways.com Printed it for 5.99 have it in a few days. I'll post some pics if anyone wants to see it ? Thanx, Ron

Ron ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:25 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Progress! Looking good, Victor.

Looking at your steering wheel: I've been looking for one of those for my own SB. I'd offer to buy yours, but I think I'd have the same fitment problem you are se ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Hey Buggee long time no-see! Yeah puttsin' along here, at what seems like a nut and washer a day. Lot's more attention to detail than I had anticipated, that's for damn sure! Shocked Very Happy

Speakin ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:59 am   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Fortunately, I remembered that I have a spare MC in my parts stash as a parts donor, for a standard, which I bought back when I still had my '64. That car had been converted to a later dual-circuit M ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:55 am   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Tim, I will likely sell it, although I may keep the "fancy" horn button for this car. We'll see...

Small progress today. Steps forward, steps backward. First I removed and cleaned and ...
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:06 am   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Thanks Jimbo and Brian. I'm humbled you and others are still following along! Very Happy
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Did a bit of heat exchanger "repair" today. I'd like to use original German ones rather than the cheap aftermarket ones that the car came with. As usual...not pretty welds by any means but ...
  Topic: Quality spark plug wires
vamram

Replies: 24
Views: 1008

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: Quality spark plug wires
Where can you get them ?
From us:

I just installed these on a motor I rebuilt for my '73 Super. We'll see how they do. Can't beat the price!
  Topic: '73 Super Salvage Project
vamram

Replies: 448
Views: 23417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: '73 Super Salvage Project
Engine is ready to go into the car. Just need to finish cleaning up the heat exchangers. Shroud is on, flaps operating freely. I did have to remove the alternator after installing it because the fa ...
  Topic: First Bug I saw in Italy today,
vamram

Replies: 22
Views: 721

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: First Bug I saw in Italy today,
Tim, what a great trip to take! Our older son did I his freshman year NYU at the campus in Fiesole up the hill from Florence. Honestly, I Loved driving in italy. We rented a car after dropping him off ...
  Topic: 2 abandoned 73's
vamram

Replies: 22
Views: 1062

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: 2 abandoned 73's
Luckily, thats Virginia Creeper, not poison ivy! Laughing


Hilarious Laughing
Virginia creeper is a real thing. Looks like poison ivy or choke vines to those unfamiliar with plants here, but is ne ...
  Topic: Think I have a 73 Super Beetle but the pans don't look right?
vamram

Replies: 81
Views: 2341

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:27 am   Subject: Re: Think I have a 73 Super Beetle but tthe pans don't look right?
Based on my experience doing this and putting the covers back on, I have to start the first two bolts diagonally to each other, not on the same side. Once they're started in, then I start the other t ...
 
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