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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

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Heres my 1st car in high school. 1968 Bug in L633 blue. Motor (1835) built by Gene Burg, tranny built by Gene Burg. Interior was rear decked and front low Caribou seats. You cant see it but had full Mulholland front and rear square lights by Creative Car. I so miss this thing.

So lets make it fun dig up them old pics.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

Burg huh? Lol. My first VW was a 74 back in 76 cameras hadn’t been invented so we couldn’t take pictures. Several years ago I bought another 74 but it’s yellow and my first car was marina blue.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

Went to Mexico in my camper in 1970.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

74 Beetle... bought it new.
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Still own it.
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2180, Berg 5 speed.
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ValleyVeeDub wrote:
Motor (1835) built by Gene Burg, tranny built by Gene Burg.

It's BERG.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

I learned to drive in a '62 but I didn't own it -- it was my dad's.

The first VW I owned was this '50, which I bought in late 1965:

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With new paint, bumpers, and some other parts, photographed in 1967:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

my ruby red 67 sparkafer in 1978. I saved up saturday job money to buy it and my dad paid to have it resprayed. drove it over to wolfsburg and stuttgart from derby in 1980
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

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first vw ,first car, first love
I still have the first love
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

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First VW back in 1981. Poor thing. I killed it but wasn't hurt thank goodness.



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I harvested all the usable parts off it and put it on my 2nd beetle. A 1971. My HS car that I had a blast in. I sold it to a co-worker around 1987.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

1964 with a Britax aftermarket ragtop. Dropped in a 1641cc GEX long block with dual Dellorto 36mm carbs and dual QP exhaust.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

The 1st was a early 70's green Formula Vee stickered bug that had an engine fire and was rusty. was told to let t die so for $650.00 I went out and bought this in 1989. Kept it til 2006 or so and probably should have kept it

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

My '74 that I got when I was in junior high (1989). I still have it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

57 oval, still have it
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

My 56 i bought in 1988 when i was 17,still own it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

1st car when it was finally done, it was in a front end collision before i got it, the fenders, hood and decklid were all missing so Baja. Car burned to the ground on the side of the highway in 1984, I used the the pan and everything else I could salvage on the oval, so according to the state of AZ these were both the same car.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

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1st Vw was the '59 Singlecab in pic, my 1st Car is the '69 Dodge Charger on the right. Pic was from 1981 or so, the '63 Doublecab and '73 Opel Gt I drove to VT. before selling them.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

My first VW was also my first car, a '66 13-window bus. Here I am as a proud 17 year old behind the wheel.

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My dad and I built and painted it in our driveway. It had a 8-track, a CB radio, and a transplanted Westie interior. Wheels were
Superior Thing wheels on front, and Appliance on rear. My CB handle was (drumnroll please), Blue Baron.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

'64 Sedan originally red.
Then white because the red faded so fast in South Florida.
Purchased from National Rental Car in '65 for $1,000.
There was a field of 30 to choose from.
Rolled it in '68.
Rebuilt motor 3 times over a period of years Oversized jugs and full flow oil system with remote cooler.
Rolled it again in '70' Replaced the whole body in '70.
Got body for free from guy building dune buggy.
Painted it orange with rust-o-leum and a brush. (college budget)
This picture taken in 1970.
Worked part time for an EMPI dealer installing exhaust systems after classes.
Autocrossed the car until 1973.
Converted it to a pickup in 1974.
In the '70s we had 14 VWs in the extended family. I stayed busy keeping them all running.
Consignedthe '64 to a landfill in 1978. Totally used up.
Kept the front end and trany to build mid-engine autocross special.
Somewhere over 250,000 miles.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

After I got it and immediately slammed it.
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Right after paint. Mercedes green and Mack truck white. I installed what I need to be able to drive it home. I have no other pics of it. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What was your 1st VW? Lets see um. Reply with quote

Sea Sand '67 we cut out of the blackberries for $300.
Cleaned up & ran good until my son rolled it on a curve!
I already had my 'new' diamond blue '69 when he wrecked the '67.

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