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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: 1960 RHD rural mail car Reply with quote

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Picked this up north of Bismarck, ND last March. Super nice shape. No rottingin the body anywhere. More pix to come. This is just the conversation starter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude nice! RHD+Patina=Sweetness! What are the plans for it? that would look sweet slammed Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great find! Is it wrong to say it'd look nice with a cleanup, paint job and new tires?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean like this??

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find...I always get a kick out of the posters when they say Slamm it.
Well golly if you are using it for a rural mail carrier that would make if rather difficult when delivering to rural mail boxes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoelH wrote:
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Not exactly.. but it does look nice! Can barely tell the new paint job from the old one! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It did, however, clean up nicely when i got it home
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an excellent car for sure! I wish it were mine. I'd rig up a dummy steering wheel and column on the left side with a chain and sprocket setup so it turned when the other wheel was turned. Then get a dummy of Superman or a zombie or something and put it in the left seat and drive around like that. Idea
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Badass Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Marc at shoptalkforums actually is a rural mail carrier and did the opposite, turning a normal bug into a RHD. He might know how reverse the process in your car.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanInMass54 wrote:
I'd rig up a dummy steering wheel and column on the left side with a chain and sprocket setup so it turned when the other wheel was turned. Then get a dummy of Superman or a zombie or something and put it in the left seat and drive around like that. Idea

That'd be a good April Fools prank for this year. Laughing



Nice car. Looks sweet with the BRM's. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice find
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perfect stance in my opinion. love it in every way. RHD is super cool too. I'd roll the hell out of that
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! What year were the plates on the car when you got it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing that it is so solid. How did you find out about the car? Does the engine run? Do you know what town used it for their mail deliveries?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you do to the rear to get it at that height? I like it, just curious because I'm about to tackle mine.

Thanks in advance, great looking beetle.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, now that's a find! RHD and no body rot? You did exactly what I would have done with that car. Got it running, slammed it. I know there are two schools of thought and I'm of the 'if it's a volkswagen, slam it' school. Great car!
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