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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found out that the OG satin blue running boards are still on the vert and were dyed black. Gotta thank my wife for stripping them while I was at work!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Joe nice bug! Are you military or contract worker overseas?


Im prior service but now I contract overseas. I'm about to leave to go back to Afghanistan in September, so i'm trying to get my vert done so I can take it to Bugout 70 before I leave.


I figured so! LoL I got some friend there that are firefighters
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting on my exhaust. Mr. Wob made me one for this motor. Shipped last week DHL, so it should be here this week sometime.

Still have a bunch of little loose ends to tie up and should have the interior done tonight or tomorrow :thumb:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Joe, how are you? You want to install the Titanio Venus wheels in the convertible? I'm anxious to see the outcome, your beetle is a show!

Follow link for an article produced by a friend of the Brazilian version of Jalopnik

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Big hugs from Brazil!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got the valve seat re ground replaced all the exhaust valves and springs. Replaced the cracked piston and rod also. Finally got to drive this pile today and it was great! Been a long time !!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That rite there is the perfect stance. and it being rhd just makes it better. i may have to take a drive to richmond to see this for myself. awsome car bro, im keeping an eye on this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking good Joe. Cool
Glad to see you tracked down the correct top. Makes a world of difference. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motor running with the Abarth installed:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video rolling down the street:




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good! Cool fumagalis look killer on that thing
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the birth certificate for the vert. Found out it was part of the "tourist delivery program" The car was ordered from a US VW dealer, built at the factory then sent somewhere in England for the owner to drive while visiting there. Once their vacation was over the car was shipped back to the states by VW! This was a hustle by VW so that they could exceed the amount of cars they could legally import each year!

Cool

Wonder how many rhd verts came through as special tourist ordered cars? I still can't find anyone that knows how many rhd verts were even produced.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the vert featured in Volksworld Magazine (September issue) Chadd (ratlookvw) you were mentioned in the article for building the wheels, Aaron @ wide five.net was mentioned for the spindles, and Womack was mentioned for the spring plates. Also Glenn Hicks for welding the support rails and Jerry Hundley for getting the pans welded up. Thanks to all who helped throughout the quick build up!!!

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Got a bunch of trinkets stashed at home to go on the vert when I get back. OG front and rear Empi license plate frames, OG Empi radio, NOS Empi glove box pull, NOS Perohause long turn signals, NOS Rabambus vert only parcel tray, set of OG Empi racing gauges with the brass sender! Gonna have to make the gauge panels out of real wood since the vert is rhd, can't wait to get home!!!! Tired of Afghanistan!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool Joe!

What type of wood are you going to use for the dash??
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Did u contact them to run it? I want to run mine in there one day
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got the vert featured in Volksworld Magazine (September issue) Chadd (ratlookvw) you were mentioned in the article for building the wheels, Aaron @ wide five.net was mentioned for the spindles, and Womack was mentioned for the spring plates. Also Glenn Hicks for welding the support rails and Jerry Hundley for getting the pans welded up. Thanks to all who helped throughout the quick build up!!!

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Got a bunch of trinkets stashed at home to go on the vert when I get back. OG front and rear Empi license plate frames, OG Empi radio, NOS Empi glove box pull, NOS Perohause long turn signals, NOS Rabambus vert only parcel tray, set of OG Empi racing gauges with the brass sender! Gonna have to make the gauge panels out of real wood since the vert is rhd, can't wait to get home!!!! Tired of Afghanistan!


I bet but the $$$ is so great over there and its tax free Smile I wish I could have gone over there myself then I would of bought up several vw's Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice car! love it..
are you rear wheels 4.5" or 5.5"? what about tires?
I have some fumi's on my 49 split... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vintagevolks wrote:
Cool! Did u contact them to run it? I want to run mine in there one day


Yeah I just emailed them all the info. You can email Ivan, one of the publishers. His info should be on their website.

davebuckholts wrote:
That's cool Joe!

What type of wood are you going to use for the dash??


Dave, I'm thinking about using a mahogany or whatever I can find that matches the original painted panels texture.

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Very nice car! love it..
are you rear wheels 4.5" or 5.5"? what about tires?
I have some fumi's on my 49 split... Wink


They are 15X7's in the rear and 15X5.5's in the front to include the spare. Chadd rehooped them for me and they were then sent to Cali. for chroming
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I want to run mine in there one day



I think you actually have to build something first
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joebug1956 wrote:
vintagevolks wrote:
Cool! Did u contact them to run it? I want to run mine in there one day


Yeah I just emailed them all the info. You can email Ivan, one of the publishers. His info should be on their website.

davebuckholts wrote:
That's cool Joe!

What type of wood are you going to use for the dash??


Dave, I'm thinking about using a mahogany or whatever I can find that matches the original painted panels texture.

OvalTeenAZ wrote:
Very nice car! love it..
are you rear wheels 4.5" or 5.5"? what about tires?
I have some fumi's on my 49 split... Wink


They are 15X7's in the rear and 15X5.5's in the front to include the spare. Chadd rehooped them for me and they were then sent to Cali. for chroming



Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWsArent4Hippies wrote:
vintagevolks wrote:
I want to run mine in there one day



I think you actually have to build something first


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