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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

It's deja vu all over again LOL.

Good luck on the garage hunt. Or, I mean house hunt Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

So the whole selling our house and buying a new one with a bigger garage thing didnít work out. What can I say, we chose the wrong agent and she was just worthless. Either way, the Bug has been at a friends house for about a year now. This weekend Iím moving my Ghia to a friends garage to store it for the winter and the bug is coming back to be in the garage and worked on through the winter. Hopefully on Sunday Iíll have some pics of it in the garage to post.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

So while the Ghia is out of the garage and safe, and I was waiting for the Bug to come back, I decided the garage needed some upgrades. Itís much brighter and cleaner. It was quite cluttered. First 3 pics are before.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

It looks ready! I have wondered about this bug. Looking forward to the winter progress.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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Canít figure out how to make the pics not sideways, but the Bug is back. Iím going to start back on it in the morning.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

For the first time in forever, I finally worked on the Super. Started sanding it, cleaning it from it sitting outside, and making a plan for how to move forward. Iím going to have to take the body back off the pan, scuff it up, and repaint it. Also have a lot of welds to grind and clean up. Should be a lot better and easier to do with it now in the garage and not outside.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Been sick all week and not feeling well, so Iíve only done a bit of work on the car. Spent some time trying to get the rear apron to fit properly.


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Not sure how happy I am with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

I am way out of practice on welding.
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Have a lot of grinding and cleaning to do as I am slowly working towards epoxy primer and body work.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

The good news is that you are getting plenty of penetration! LOL I hate chasing holes too. My son says I spend more time grinding than welding but all is well that ends well.

I love the picture with the leaves. My work has been done mainly in the wild and that looks like home. Smile

Enjoy the garage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Well, after being sick most of December, and even spending 3 days in the hospital, Iíve finally got back to working on the Super. Been working on getting it in bare metal and cleaning up and finishing welds.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

More work tonight. Inching closer.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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This is my favorite view of a Super Beetle. That bulbous front end is automotive art for me.

Glad to hear you are feeling better! The car is looking fantastic. How motivating.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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Got some parts from a friend today for the Super. Good used apron, and cut the fender retaining nuts off of a front clip he had to replace the pulled out ones on my car. Hopefully Iíll have them both well on the way to welded on by the end of the day tomorrow. Iím also hoping to have a few things epoxy primered.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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Well, decided not to use the used apron. It had a lot of bondo and some deep dents in it. So I started cutting out the notches and filling them for the stock exhaust. Somehow I got sidetracked and started sanding the replacement drivers door. It had a lot more paint on it than I expected and took a lot more work than Iíd figured. However all the paint is off of it. Still have to strip the glass and mechanicals out of it. One night this week Iíll finish the apron and get it welded to the car.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

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Got a lot done in the last few days.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

You just went and bare metalled that bug. There is no other way.

I must protest the shaved trunk handle. Now I have to re-visit that whole debate in my head for my own build. Where is my therapist's number?

This is now a Game-On situation in your garage. When you walk out there tomorrow morning you are gonna crack a grin from ear to ear. Seems the office is going to get another sick day notice. How are you going to concentrate at work now? Especially on a Friday.

Applause
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Iíve always wanted a shaved trunk handle. Shaved the rear vents, antenna, and a few other things too. It feels good to see progress.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Thatís 2 fenders now that really should just be replaced.

Also started to weld on the apron and jus got frustrated because the welds werenít taking. Iíll revisit it another day when Iím not frustrated.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

A hammer and dolly set is dirt cheap and you can take those dents right out watching a couple of YouTube videos on the process. I'm with you, when its not fun take a break, this is a hobby after all. When it is fun, it flows like water. Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: My new 71 Super Reply with quote

Got that covered. Just donít want to spend a ton of time on it when I could replace it and move on.

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