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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I guess they'll go, I didn't even think about the legality of it!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after another scary windy day on the interstate, look what popped up! As if a machine giving a ticket. This time I grabbed it and put it under my leg, Is this something VW?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

didget69 wrote:
Yep - illegal. Like the fake "blue-HID" lights - for Show or Off-Road use only.

Most police will simply give a fixit ticket or warning -

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They aren't giving enough of those tickets! I can not stand to drive at night because if these illegal (and legal) HID lights. When the lights are so bright that I see my own car's shadow in front of me, those lights are too damn bright! I hate them!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 14-662, please collect your shirts from the laundry.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...half of a winning lottery ticket? Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol point received Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, forgot to include a pic with the bumpers on, looks more like a complete car with them.
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Tomorrow I have to repair my tag light wires - and then i'll do some cleaning. After that its time to wait for something else mess up!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I got to work on lights! in case I've got to run around at night, don't want to get in any trouble.

so replaced one headlight with White/clear - the other side had a stripped screw so i'll have to drill it out tomorrow. and I guess find some replacements.
Visibility much better!
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Also wired up the tag light, Soldered them up for good! so now I should be all legal for night driving.

Still want to hook up the original front turn signals though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always fun bringing them back to life! Mine had been sitting for almost 12 years when I got it over a year ago and got put on the back burner till now.

That new light is ALOT brighter.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good fun! I'm going to need another Vw Shocked

Also got my front and rear windows sealed up with some vulkem - thanks to zenvwdriver - it just rained rained today and I didn't cover up the car Confused Moment of truth! I've got more seals to replace too - then it should be alright to drive in the rain.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well kinda did something for the ghia - got a part time job! Finally.. Think of all the Vw parts I can get Shocked went and bought wiper blades today, got the fuel hose coming in, next is a clutch cable, accelerator cable. put a big box of tools in the trunk. Should only be driving it three times a week, and a car show this Friday afterwords - fun fun,!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the new blades on. got the cheap Duralast ones over at autozone , Super easy install -and they work really well

here they are next to the ones that were on there, I don't think they were originals
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If you cant see in the pic, there is loads of pollen on the car, just washed it Friday too. welcome to spring in FL, 80 degrees this week.. who needs A/C anyways ?!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last bit of carpet cut, ran out of carpet to have the lines running from front to back, but I don't think anyone will know Cool
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spruced up the interior in prep for car show, got all of the dirt and crud out
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then a friend gave me this massive set of tools for free, so I keep them where the spare tire would be - Sweet deal.. Now I can help the stranded Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I keep them where the spair tire would be - Sweet deal.. Now I can help the stranded Razz


unless you get a flat..... Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so I keep them where the spair tire would be - Sweet deal.. Now I can help the stranded Razz


unless you get a flat..... Shocked


I'm Going to go look at a steel rim this weekend Wink, next is to redo all my tires, and put the spare in. I just don't want the tools sliding around.

thanks for reminding me about this - I need to get a jack too Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me that I need to get my spare back in. It was a snow tire but it's bead broke leaving me with a flat spare Laughing . The socket set that I have is not one but about 3 different ones. They were made in the 1960s..... They have so much play in them that it has become a problem Razz . Time to get a set like yours zodiac
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sloppy tools are no good Wink before this Had second hand stuff too, stuff from here and there, junkyards, flea markets and all that good stuff! worst part is keeping them organized/ finding what you need lol. new tools can be pricey, though I did buy a cheap "craftsman evolv" set from sears for a bargain
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've come to the conclusion that having a horn while driving is a good thing, but mine seems to have some problems. First being that there isn't power at the wires, second is that I can't get the horn cover off - any tips? I tried pulling at the corners and didn't want to break it, also tried a screwdriver.

For the time being I just wired it to a toggle switch. 12v off the fuse box with ignition on - not shotty stuff, it'll last for a while Wink

Got to fill up a whole at least!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! I put a switch in my dash in the same place because I could not stand it being there. Now to hook my horn through there. My horn ring only works when I pull on the bottom half Laughing

Also... you have 666 post Shocked *disappears*
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shhhhh don't tell anyone!!

Also the horn job is an easy one - afew minutes and I've got a working horn Razz
I know you don't like wiring, if you want I can show you how I did mine.
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