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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Well, its been almost a year so I thought I'd start on it. Don't want to rush into these things. Started the back window today. Have the top glued in..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Looking good! It's going to be ready for next weekend no problem 😅
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Lol..I'm shooting for August. Good luck next sunday, wish I was going
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Did a little more today. First time I did the headliner, I didn't do the rear window. I thought it was because the split was out of my comfort zone. Turns out the stock window isn't much easier for me. I have the top and both sides glued in. It's turning into damage control for the rest. It's going to have wrinkles, just trying to keep them to a minimum. Done for today, my back can't take it anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Well, I guess I can cross off upholstery shop worker as a job after I retire. This is the end result of much cursing and yelling. I obviously did not do it correctly, had to fold over that corner. I've got a parcel tray so I'll just throw a hat or a box of tissues in front of it. Badda bing, no more wrinkles.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Got one more piece in. This one came out a bit better, just have to trim it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Looks good! They make it look so easy in videos. I've tried 3 times now and seemed I got worse at it. It's gotta help that your doing this during warm weather.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Thanks Brent, but the back window looks like crap. I just don't have it in me to do it over. The rest shouldn't be too bad. I'll tinker some more tomorrow. Hope we can hook up at show this summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Rear glass installed today. Still have much of the headliner to do
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

More work today. Driver side is pretty much done and finished up the sound deadening.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

You could have done this to it Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Lol..probably would've been a lot cheaper
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

I actually really dig the idea of turning the rear window into an opening hatch, it'd be really handy. Too bad it's a faux split, if it kept a stock looking rear window it'd be great!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Finished the headliner. I'm disappointed with it. I really botched the sunroof section. I'm going to order another piece and I'll do it over the winter. Started the carpet as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: De-abortioning my bug Reply with quote

Just buttoned her up today. All that I need to do is give her a bath. Officially de-abortioned, although it still fits in the category. It's totally Frankensteined together. Doors, hood, and deck lid are all from different cars and the fenders are aftermarket.
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I do need to do something with the heater outlets up front. Sewfine just has you cut a hole in the carpet. Hoping I can find some kind of grommet or something.
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