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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Still my daily. Shot of the little 40 horse stretching itís legs on the drive home.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

My daily driver, well at least 5 days of the week anyways. 64


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Drive my bus daily for the last 4 years now
Stock 1600 ,stock exahust and single carb
Flipped spindles. Front disk and its rear thing brakes


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

240 miles round trip to the Madera Spring Fling on a motor that someone Iíd never met before let me borrow just so I could make the show.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Ruby red ʻ63 Beetle, 1600 SP, completely stock otherwise. Totally ugly in and out but solid and reliable. Iʻve done a lot of drivetrain and chassis refurb since I bought it in 2013. 16 miles roundtrip nearly every day and itʻs never let me down.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

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All stock '67 Bug.

Heidi became my daily driver when I retired April 1. I've logged nearly 3,000 miles with her since acquiring her last fall. Shes perfect for everything from our daily morning cruises along the beach to running various errands in and around town. We've even put her roof rack to good use on several ocassions hauling bagged mulch and sod from the local nursery Very Happy


I've now logged just over 5,000 miles. The only mishap I encountered was running out of fuel one Sunday am this past summer when the fuel gauge wasn't reading correctly. Embarassed I love this little car!!!


8/2017 UPDATE...

Nearly 2 years have passed, and I've logged just over 12,000 miles of driving pleasure with Heidi. Most of these miles have been covered during early morning cruises along the beach before the SOFL heat kicks in mid morning. She always starts with the first turn of the key, and runs and drives perfectly.
Average mpg is 28, and average oil useage is 1/2 qt/1,500 miles. In addition to the pleasure of driving, I also enjoy tinkering with her every 3,000 miles...oil changes, valve adjusting, brake adjusting, front end greasing, tire pressure adjusting. Looking forward to doing her next service which will include a complete tune up.


5/14/18 UPDATE...

This little car is a gem! I drive her almost daily in/around town, averaging 125 miles/week of trouble free driving fun.

In the near future Iíll be dropping the engine to replace the transaxle mounts. And, as long as Iím in there...Iíll replace the clutch disc and cover, release bearing, and main oil seal.

I still love this little car!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

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Finished my 67 sunroof February 22nd and have put a bit over 3500 miles on it. I drive it to work nearly every day including some weeks of working out of town averaging 150 miles a day. Have been on one 600 mile round trip to the beach.

Fun to have a daily VW again, it's been 6 years since my 70 was a daily before it got turned into turbo street/strip car.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

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Still my daily driver
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

I've been daily driving mine in Vegas since I was 16 last year. Now she's getting a bigger motor over the summer to then become a really reliable daily Smile

1966/67 (67 pan with no vin on body but early style headlights)
1600 dp for now Wink
freeway flyer
worn tires is all I can say lol
Literally like 15 if I'm lucky, it was pretty bad
24,xxx maybe, if it read true
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1835 or 2 liter (in progress), deep wide 5 smoothie, white interior, and so many more Laughing

I'll post again with pictures when she's partially done at the end of summer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Cali_Army_Guy wrote:
240 miles round trip to the Madera Spring Fling on a motor that someone Iíd never met before let me borrow just so I could make the show.

-thatís the shi!
Awesome!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

My '57 Bug is the only car I've driven in the last 2 months. There doesn't seem to be a daily driver thread in the oval forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Drive my bug to work every day 1 hour each way and on the weekends when we are not camping. life taking the raft out this weekend.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

I mostly drive my 67 Beetle, Opal, about every day. If not I'm on my bike, which is still air-cooled. I don't live far from school, and don't really go anywhere else.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Not yet, but planning on doing my 70 mile L.A. traffic round trip in this
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=swharris
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Everyday
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Just picked up a 59 as my driver and I love it. Itís not perfect but itís all mine !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Daily driver, and also can carry children and kites in the field.(Notice solo cup and empty beer can)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: just another day on the job Reply with quote

my 74 enjoying the sun shine
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here and there and everywhere at 70

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

Going home from work.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone still driving their VW daily? Reply with quote

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Going home from work.
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That picture was taken just after you passed 01234 on the odometer
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