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That1970VwBeetle
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: For all The 1970 Beetle owners 1970 beetle thread Reply with quote

All right, so I did a fairly extensive search and was amazed that there is no existing thread of 1970 beetles. If there is, I apologies, but I search back years due to the vague terms it could have been under and found nothing. Wink
Please Post a picture of your 1970 beetle..Lets talk about 70's beetles ONLY Very Happy
Im a pround owner of a 1970 vw beetle since 1993 its ben sitting since 2002 Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have one but cannot post any pics right now, and yours is in a lot better shape than mine body wise (mines all rusty) lol but nice start on your project
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh well hope you can post pics later Very Happy
Good luck with the 1970 beetle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks and you to
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 70 had a tree growing out of it when i got it. i did convert it into a baja and have built another 70 baja since. of all the year cars i have worked on, the 70 seems to be the most straight forward car (wiring, suspension, etc...) that i have worked with (not alot of bells and whistles). my 70 baja has dual rear spring plates so i dont know if mine is a early 70 or PO doings.

the only problem spot i have found is the bottom of the A post rusting and the front fender wells.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is my '70 Very Happy
I got her just over a year ago. She's my first beetle, and my daily driver. The only car I now own. She's been pretty reliable... aside from dying the night I bought her of course...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was mine when I first got a few years back. bought it to restore for step daughter but long story short it got sold after a lot of work went it into it. guy that bought it let it sit in storage for a few years, piling up storage fees, they got ahold of him and he said he didn't want it. they contacted DMV, found prior owner, contacted me and made me an offer, I countered low and picked it back up cheap, still with all the new parts I bought for it in the car in the same boxes they came in.

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body work done, six years ago

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painted six years ago

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after buying it back, already did dropped spindles, disc and then cut and narrowed the beam 4", added adjusters, EMPI Sprintstars and new treads. PLan to finish it up when I transfer back home in a few months and make it my daily driver.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the way mine looked the day I picked her up:

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A year later and it's got Briz Bumper style bumpers on it, no eyebrows, and original hubcaps. Don't know if it will be mine for long though, I was just offered stupid money for her yesterday and I'm still thinking it over.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is fritz he was a cheap xmas gift to the wifey last year and the best thing i ever bought her she says.
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no more diamonds for her,from now on i'm getting her beat up classic cars!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's a 70. Had it about 9 months. Added 8 spokes but didn't really like the look
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick shot took with a shitty camera last year.
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Purchased in late '01 and hasn't been on the road in a few years. Last ran back in '07. Was painted a sissy girly light purple by the PO for
his daughter, but she did not like manual shift cars. It now needs complete restoration.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Added early fenders from Glass-Action
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'70's are the best!
"Elsie" has been trouble-free since last summer's fix-ups. Drove my daughter to school thru sun & snow without a problem. Will take her to college next week! I feel like I'm sending two daughters off to school. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my '70 in November 1972, the newest vehicle I've ever had. Still have it. It was in Hot VWs in April 1979 in Pride & Joys section.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does a 69 on 70 pans count Very Happy?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the '70 Beetle. It's the last year (in the U.S.) you don't have to specify "super" or "standard." They also don't have those vents by the back window that tend to rust out in my neck of the woods.
I also like the extra reflectors on the sides of the tail lights and off the rear bumper...
It's one of those one-off years that even a novice Beetle enthusiast can tell a '70 from any other year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BStuck wrote:
does a 69 on 70 pans count Very Happy?


sure, come on in.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've owned two buses, but this 70 is my first T1 and I love it. Spent the summer putting it together cuz it was in pieces when I got. But hey, now I know how everything works.
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