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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Replaced the rear body mount pads. Didnʻt cure the clunk, though- guess the spring plate bushings are next.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

My daughter and I had a great weekend for Vdubin. We put all new brake hoses, and a new master cylinder in the 67, vacuumed out the nasty in the floor, and rebuilt the carb. Now she runs, and stops. She is super excited to learn to drive in an acvw.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Installed deck lid standoffís after work

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:04 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

This weekend I removed my 1962 bug front bumper for some TLC.

Painted the all the brackets, replaced the four rubber grommets, sanded and then treated (rearside/inside?) of the bumper, replaced all nuts, bolts and washers.

One of the uprights chrome was peeling bad, and I had a better one from a swap meet, so I swapped those guys around.

Glad I took photos before hand, made reassembly easy.

I also Took the opportunity of straightening the RHS as the bumper was almost touching the guard. I moved it out about half an inch so now when I wash it my fingers wont get jammed.

Front looks fresh again!

While doing this work, the horn keep peeping at me through its cage, so I gave it some TLC too.

Next weekend, the rear!
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

I finished the build and installation of my new engine and did the cam break in.

Drove the car to work three days this week.
It needs some tuning. But is very powerful. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Added some color on the 67
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Nice, what color is it?
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Nice, what color is it?


Thanks it's actually a bright white. Not sure of the name off hand. Both photo of throwing the color off. But live it looks light the white in this sites back ground in typing on. Will work on the cleaning up the paint today.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

I'm wondering if I can get some help on a question I'm sure has been asked, and after a search I still haven't found it, but I have my 67 Beetle, and I need new headlight buckets, retainers, and such hardware. I also have a 74 super that will not need them, so can I take the components from the super and install them onto the 67?
Otherwise I also need a new headlight switch, and front turn signals. That's all we've done for Opal the last few days, just make her more road worthy. She'll really need new tires before driving more than just around the block.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:39 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Nice, what color is it?


Here is a more true color out of the booth.



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

^^^ Sharp!!! That bright white pops. Looks slicker than frozen owl snot. What color interior you going with???
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

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^^^ Sharp!!! That bright white pops. Looks slicker than frozen owl snot. What color interior you going with???


Thanks, guess a panda theme lol. Black and white.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Got it back from the paint and body shop and put the 010 on the engine.

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Here's what the car looked like when I got it back but, with the knock off 009 on it.

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This fall, all stock tinware will be going on it complete with flaps and thermostat. Collecting the parts for that now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Started some metal repair to Opal today. Right front wheel well near the rear and bottom was rusted through pretty bad. Or thing was sitting since 74 in Utah winters, so rust is a thing. But the slow process is bringing to get her all fixed up.

This was the damage after cutting all the bad metal out.
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Here I shaped a new piece of sheet metal.
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And after some welding, but not cleaning up, I got the patch in and some protection from the road so to prevent further rust.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Found and ordered a busted speedo for the 64 so I can get the stupid VIN verification done (needs an odometer.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

I swapped the 2180 engine for the 1679 when the oil pressure light came on and would not go away in my 67.

Changed a broken throttle cable Thursday evening. Shocked
The hits just keep coming.

Put new tar boards in my buddies 66. The engine compartment looks nice and clean now. Also cleaned up some PO hack wiring jobs while the engine is out. Today I'll be changing the trans mounts for some nice new WW HD mounts.
After that, it's time for new compartment seals.

Tomorrow the 66 gets a new clutch PP and TO. Then the engine goes back in. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Dismantled the 59, door hinges are soaking but body is ready to come off
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Took my 58 and 64 to the Stevenson Bug Blast


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About a 220 mile round trip, both cars did really well. Itís the first time Iíve actually got to take both to a show at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

After over 3 years my Oct 58 Euro Sunroof is nearly complete. Today I installed the seats, worked on the carburetors, put the floor mats and just stood back and admired how far the car has come. Now a quick trip back to the body shop to fix a few small items then to the alignment shop and finally I will be able to drive my VW!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week? Reply with quote

Seats are beautiful!
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