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  Topic: My First Beetle - How To Choose?
veedubfreak59

Replies: 25
Views: 795

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:50 am   Subject: Re: My First Beetle - How To Choose?
The earliest rust free car your pocketbook can absorb is what I'd recommend. Rust free is the operative word. Rust will eat your cash, time, and affinity to owning a vintage VW.

Don't be afraid to ...
  Topic: Converting a RHD chassis to LHD tips required.
veedubfreak59

Replies: 7
Views: 414

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:48 am   Subject: Re: Converting a RHD chassis to LHD tips required.
just curious, but why are you trying to convert a rhd pan. Seems like you would be better off just buying a proper lfd pan for you lfd shell, and selling the rhd drive pan to someone that wants to bu ...
  Topic: 58 antenna question
veedubfreak59

Replies: 5
Views: 385

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: 58 antenna question
https://i.imgur.com/xYWxh2Ql.jpg
Whats going on here? Which holes do i need to weld up. Why are there 3 holes here.
  Topic: Saved a 1959 beetle.. Farm find, resto project..
veedubfreak59

Replies: 31
Views: 2882

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Saved a 1958 beetle.. Farm find
Always good to see people saving old girls. This is how mine looked when I pulled it out of the field. http://i.imgur.com/rfh5qm.jpg

Good luck with it, just know, that you'll likely never recover ...
  Topic: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
veedubfreak59

Replies: 24
Views: 2295

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:59 pm   Subject: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
Closed loop only works for idle and cruise - but a properly set up EFI will compensate for changes in air pressure.

You do know that supercharging was originally invented for aircraft, as the air g ...
  Topic: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
veedubfreak59

Replies: 24
Views: 2295

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:35 am   Subject: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
Yes, I am in Denver. I do make at least a few trips up to blackhawk a year cause it's a really nice cruise up through the mountains. Took my 11 TDI up Pike's Peak last summer and by the time I was u ...
  Topic: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
veedubfreak59

Replies: 24
Views: 2295

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:52 am   Subject: Most efficient way to get 100hp at 5000 feet
Ok, so before I get started, let me first state my goals for the car.
It's a 58 ragtop that is going to be a weekend runner and my goal is to be able to scoot around town with minimal issues.
I li ...
  Topic: Replacing the steering column
veedubfreak59

Replies: 2
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:14 pm   Subject: Replacing the steering column
How difficult, if at all possible, is it to replace the steering column on a pre 68 with a collapsable column? Low backs don't scare me, but some idiot on a cell phone plowing in to me head on and ha ...
  Topic: Intentional Rust?
veedubfreak59

Replies: 7
Views: 3132

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:15 pm   Subject: Intentional Rust?
"Intentional Rust" sounds a lot like "Intentional Cancer".

Did you not hear? All the cool kids are getting cancer these days. Goes right along with their vintage clothes and P ...
  Topic: Best cheap welder
veedubfreak59

Replies: 22
Views: 5527

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:01 pm   Subject: Best cheap welder
Don't cheap out on a welder. Either buy a good one used, or buy a good one new and take care of it. A good welder will easily sell for 80% of it's value once you are done with it. I have about 1100 ...
  Topic: hood without vents
veedubfreak59

Replies: 5
Views: 870

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:58 pm   Subject: hood without vents
Seems like it would be cheaper and easier to just fill the vents.
  Topic: Can my hood be saved?
veedubfreak59

Replies: 37
Views: 6837

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:00 pm   Subject: Can my hood be saved?
Love the color. What is the actual code? That's close to what I'm going to do.
  Topic: Hydraulics
veedubfreak59

Replies: 25
Views: 3292

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:37 am   Subject: Hydraulics
Just be aware that hydros are going to make the car ride stiff as all hell.
  Topic: Lowering/narrowed beam questions
veedubfreak59

Replies: 8
Views: 3425

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:10 pm   Subject: Lowering/narrowed beam questions
I have read that you can go 4" and still have shock towers. These are usually fully custom built beams though. Not sure what adjusters are good these days, I'm only planning on going with 2.5&q ...
  Topic: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
veedubfreak59

Replies: 7633
Views: 739783

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:46 am   Subject: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
Just reading through the last 5-6 pages, I think the biggest issue with most of these classified ads is that almost every single one of them was written by someone who just moved to the country and is ...
  Topic: What year heater channel can I use for a 58?
veedubfreak59

Replies: 2
Views: 416

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:46 am   Subject: What year heater channel can I use for a 58?
Main issue is I'm not really looking for repros. There is a lot of extra rot in the b-pillar and lower quarter due to the car having no sunroof material for what I can only guess was a solid 20 years ...
  Topic: What year heater channel can I use for a 58?
veedubfreak59

Replies: 2
Views: 416

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:09 pm   Subject: What year heater channel can I use for a 58?
What year heater channels/rear quarter are going to fit properly on a 58? I tried asking in body but didn't get a solid answer. Figure I'd ask in here. The car isn't going to be a show car, I just ...
  Topic: Clutch cable breakage
veedubfreak59

Replies: 5
Views: 672

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:06 pm   Subject: Clutch cable breakage
I had issues back with my 68 where the bowden tube was too long and put too much bend in the cable. Made the pedal hard as hell to push and I actually broke at least 1 pedal along with a couple cable ...
  Topic: converting Baja back to standard beetle, how hard??
veedubfreak59

Replies: 15
Views: 3370

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:35 am   Subject: converting Baja back to standard beetle, how hard??
Hard to unring that bell.
Really!
If more people posted positive feedback about a project instead of whining about how difficult or hard its gonna be, these forums would be worth reading.
I hope ...
  Topic: Some questions in regards to body off/on pan..
veedubfreak59

Replies: 4
Views: 1062

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:29 am   Subject: Some questions in regards to body off/on pan..
Personally I'd pull the glass. The amount of twist the car is going to get without the pans is likely enough to break at least 1 window.
 
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