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Jake Martinez
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this thing is sweet!
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10 inch narrowed beam

Congrats, that's going to look like shit.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to share few pictures took in that sunny sunday Smile :

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="grailoc"]Thanks Guys for the coments.
The car came with all of the original papers when delivered new in January 1956.
I will be the 3rd owner of that car.


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Shocked in 1956 Shocked 6271 deutsche marken that was i think 3500$ for a brand new oval vert wen you see the prizes now Laughing Twisted Evil Shocked Very Happy Wink Wink Cool Laughing Cool Shocked i love this story,keep her for life my friend and take care of this lovely baby Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys for the comment.

Today I went to the mechanical inspection for the Canadian registration and nothing to report Cool.
Then tomorrow the car will get its new license plates from Quebec Province. I will finally be able to enjoy it legally Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update since the past 6-8 months.
The car got its BC:

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The engine is confirmed to be the original one:
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and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also added few goodies here and there:

56 texas license plate + front toper plate, NOS beauty rings with X patern, right hand side albert mirror and original stone guard that came from a 356 speedster.
By the end of the month the split case transmission should also be restored and ready for many years of additional services.

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My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

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vespa 1961 Acma & spanish GT 160
2 Lambretta LI 150
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grailoc wrote:
I also added few goodies here and there:

56 texas license plate + front toper plate, NOS beauty rings with X patern, right hand side albert mirror and original stone guard that came from a 356 speedster.
By the end of the month the split case transmission should also be restored and ready for many years of additional services.

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ditch the headlight grills, the rest looks great on this car- just hard to see a truly original vintage car all blinged out tijuana style. keep it simple- thats the beauty of your car!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!!! This is a real dream coming true! Enjoy !!!!

But indeed .. ditch the headlight grills Very Happy simplicity = beauty! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me one of the great beauties of the pre-67 Beetles was the glass covers over the headlights. I think you want to call attention to those and not cover them up with the grills...but you also want to invest in a few spare headlight covers just in case some day a rock punches a hole in one of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where did you find the front plate frame? That's cool, very different...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having been on the receiving end of a great find I can say congatulations! Enjoy the car and make it your own. The fun part is going through it and finding out what was done and not done to it. NICE! Come on summer!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful!! You SCORED!! Your car goves me a "pop tent"....... Laughing
Style it your way,for only a fool lives to appease popular opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you able to run Texas plates in Canada? If not I can help you unload those for a reasonable price Laughing Did you get the plates from a guy in San Antonio. I got mine from him and lost his contact info. I need some more.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys for the comments.

About the grills I can admit that it is a mix in between styles, but I love it with them, and even more because these are OG grills with some light pitting due to the age which perfectly suits the car.

The topper plate I found it on ebay and it comes from Texas, the same as the license plate dated the same year as the car.

In Quebec province we only have 1 license plate on the rear so you can put what ever you want on the front.
The only thing to be carrefull of is to do not go in US like this otherwise the US border Guys will remove the US plate and destroy it.
That is what happened to me when I went US with my bus Smile
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My 56 beetle convertible: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7796259
My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are few pics of my vert in front of my rebuilt driveway.

It has been a long journey since the past years to come to that result.
Now that building work is complete, my neighborhood is starting to speak to me again Smile

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My 59 low light ghia: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7852268
My 56 beetle convertible: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7796259
My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

My other vehicles
KG 64
vespa 1961 Acma & spanish GT 160
2 Lambretta LI 150
2 1971 Honda CT70
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, the house looks amazing as the vert Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still great to drive the cabrio:

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My 59 low light ghia: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7852268
My 56 beetle convertible: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7796259
My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

My other vehicles
KG 64
vespa 1961 Acma & spanish GT 160
2 Lambretta LI 150
2 1971 Honda CT70
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my little kid is now part of the trips:

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My 59 low light ghia: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7852268
My 56 beetle convertible: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7796259
My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

My other vehicles
KG 64
vespa 1961 Acma & spanish GT 160
2 Lambretta LI 150
2 1971 Honda CT70
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was time to perform some maintenance on the cabrio.

1st thing prior the winter was to remove the engine:

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My 59 low light ghia: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7852268
My 56 beetle convertible: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7796259
My 60 SO23 westy: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341539
Check my blog: http://us-road-trip-vw-bus.skynetblogs.be/
and my garage build thread: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=199438

My other vehicles
KG 64
vespa 1961 Acma & spanish GT 160
2 Lambretta LI 150
2 1971 Honda CT70
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