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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Funny thing.. life is.. Laughing

So.. bought a windshield last year... had it cut .. it cracked at the top center during cutting.. but it was under the seal so.. didnt bother me...

Had to tend to the home longer than expected.. to get some things semi completed.. still have more to go..

I actually started to put the windshield in in a few weeks ago.. and it cracked further .. right down the middle Confused #2gunfire

Plans are.. get another soon .. and try again...

My job is in the middle of a major change.. .. basically.. after 17 years .. with my current employer.. they have suddenly ( like in the last week) decided not to continue to sell GM vehicles.. Which basically means to me.. .,.. no support from GM on the service side anymore and that also means all the free warranty stuff will go elsewhere.. It will cut my pay by 3/4 .. not good.
After 25 years of practicing auto mechanics with one manufacturer it has put a little tilt in my mental system.. I have offers coming in left and right as good seasoned trained techs are not easy to find.. So that simply means... the brown car is not top priority..

If I happen to call it quits... Ill have some down time to regroup.. Wink

All is good.. I am actually quite calm about the whole thing.... it is out of my hands.. I feel my calmness rather than the typical panic mode means.. something brighter awaits me in the future..

Plus.. in the middle of every thing else.. I've been working on this in my spare time, what little there is, with my Pop Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Have you just laid down, given all care to the wind, and started watching the clouds roll by? 😀
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Hmmm 😒
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

sigh... Happy Friday 13th..

Shit.. nuff said..



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Hmmmm.. they have a nice variety. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:

I'll have to mix my own blend of color.


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Maybe not, check out "dipyourcar.com"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

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VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Im looking into plastidip for Operation X.. maybe put a fresh bowtie on an old turd... Laughing

Plastidip is the temporary tattoo of the automotive world Laughing ,.


Yep... Perfect... and .. its cheap.. Wink

I'll have to mix my own blend of color.. but.. it's doable..


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Im looking into plastidip for Operation X.. maybe put a fresh bowtie on an old turd... Laughing

Plastidip is the temporary tattoo of the automotive world Laughing , it works great, if you get bored of it, just peel it off. Just like regular paint, the brighter colors will tend to fade quicker, the neon colors & reds are especially guilty of this.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Im looking into plastidip for Operation X.. maybe put a fresh bowtie on an old turd... Laughing

vaughn bros. wrote:
The Vaughn's are Still watching.


Thanks guys... ..


I sure love where yours is headed... Wink
Stick to it.. .



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

I hear ya brother. We cleaned house a few times thru the years. The spring farm sometimes sets things straight whether it's a move away or a move closer to the endless VW $ pit.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

vaughn bros. wrote:
What the hell. You just gonna sit this year out? Laughing


Well.. in the shadows ... .. while you've picked up the VW mojo... Applause ... I think... can see the light at the end of the tunnel on our.. Speak to the hand my hands on year long kitchen remodel... wait... that's no light... it s steam train headed straight for me... Shocked Like living in a live demolition and construction zone..

Plus.. too cold to drive the man made hacked up wind tunnel... Laughing
Op X isnt going anywhere... cant really ever sell it if I wanted to.. Shhh

Life sometimes takes priority too... Last year was a whirlwind.. and NOT any time at all for any sit snoozer car shows and hobby fun in general..

Trying to get it done .. well... together.. .. sigh.... so I can move towards the sale of at least 2 of my VW's..

I've made the decision I will keep one (really 3) .... but only "do" ONE more VW.. my 61 Convertible.
Sad to let two other solid cars go... but... just want to move forward rather than being bogged down with car projects and a fleet of tin cans..

Im a little burnt out on VWs again at the moment..

Plan to try to hit the Spring Farm show... with a trailer load of VW parts..

So sit out?? .. ha.. never... but man... I need a break...
Just hope its not my arm... or neck..

Thanks for checking in..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

What the hell. You just gonna sit this year out? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

^... .. maybe will come West again .. but cant make the next one.. Confused

Has been a whirlwind summer with personal and home priorities.. ...and its surely continuing at least until the end of the year.... (sigh)...



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Nice shot. Cruized Bettie through the mountains today for a few hours. Wasn't such a loong trip, you could drive to the CWY show next weekend. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Man.. it's been waaaaytoo long.. .. Confused

Pop talked me into following him and the Gray Ghost ...so...
after tweaking the carb, cleaning the points...killing the spiders and stink bugs.. . fired up the ole half breed and rolled it to a local cars and coffee.. .. (first one for me... ever)
Only on on my 5th cupppp.pp.p..ppp.... Laughing

Nice to see the crowd and lurkers still form around it..
Just something about it I guess. Anxious ..

Felt good..




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

Update.....
Found and put on.. some 3 inch deep stainless trim rings for the deep rear wheels..

Laughing

Looks much better sitting in the cellar garage.. .. Confused

Hope to get a fresh battery .... and move some of those fluids soon..



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
We've... Speak to the hand hold that.. I've been doing some home renovations and repairs and it has taken up a serious majority of my time this year..

I have to go to work.. to rest ... Laughing

Sadly.. no news.. for Operation X....
Spiders have once again attached it to the floor.. and a oil slick has formed from the oil drain back.. and engine seeps.. Confused

I've been in a VW.. slump.. in all honesty.. loosing some passion for the tin cans.. but have still been driving them..

I currently have .. 5 Vw's.. 3 road ready.. 2 awaiting their turn..
Its overwhelming what I've stashed away..

Current plans.. sell off some of the fleet (2).. but the real decision is which of the two last ones to keep.. a 62 Ragtop or a 61 Convertible..

Most likely..the Ragtop will go..
No rush .. nothing is eating me to sell quick.. .. but they sure take up the space.. which is my main problem.. the lack of..

In addition.. I bought a BIG truck.. 1977 Chevy HV70... with a Screamin' Detroit Diesel 6V53 Two stroke.. so in what spare time I've had.... has been on ..and all over it..
Old Detroits are what I cut my teeth on..... so instead of a red sports car... as a mid life crisis.... the gear head, old semi truck loving, gear jammer in me.. buys that.. Laughing
Wife says Im nuts.. .. yep and???? Anxious

No crisis.. just cant pass up a good deal.. Buy it when you find it.. cause ya may not have another shot at it..

Operation X will stay..it's all me.. top to bottom.. and I'll get it back out .. in time...

Thanks for the check in.. and bump.. Wink


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whats the ragtop look like condition wise?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:19 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

We've... Speak to the hand hold that.. I've been doing some home renovations and repairs and it has taken up a serious majority of my time this year..

I have to go to work.. to rest ... Laughing

Sadly.. no news.. for Operation X....
Spiders have once again attached it to the floor.. and a oil slick has formed from the oil drain back.. and engine seeps.. Confused

I've been in a VW.. slump.. in all honesty.. loosing some passion for the tin cans.. but have still been driving them..

I currently have .. 5 Vw's.. 3 road ready.. 2 awaiting their turn..
Its overwhelming what I've stashed away..

Current plans.. sell off some of the fleet (2).. but the real decision is which of the two last ones to keep.. a 62 Ragtop or a 61 Convertible..

Most likely..the Ragtop will go..
No rush .. nothing is eating me to sell quick.. .. but they sure take up the space.. which is my main problem.. the lack of..

In addition.. I bought a BIG truck.. 1977 Chevy HV70... with a Screamin' Detroit Diesel 6V53 Two stroke.. so in what spare time I've had.... has been on ..and all over it..
Old Detroits are what I cut my teeth on..... so instead of a red sports car... as a mid life crisis.... the gear head, old semi truck loving, gear jammer in me.. buys that.. Laughing
Wife says Im nuts.. .. yep and???? Anxious

No crisis.. just cant pass up a good deal.. Buy it when you find it.. cause ya may not have another shot at it..

Operation X will stay..it's all me.. top to bottom.. and I'll get it back out .. in time...

Thanks for the check in.. and bump.. Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:18 am    Post subject: Re: Operation X Volksrod Reply with quote

NICE. Still upset that we couldnt make it.
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