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Vintagespeed
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: My 62 rag (Belgium) Reply with quote

Hi all

Saw a pretty nice 62 rag for sale in Holland en deceided to buy it, but as it was a 3 hour drive, actually bought it without seeing it! Shocked

The nice gulf blue and rag top just screamed 'buy me' Laughing

Usually a dumb thing to do with a bug, but luckily this time I was pleased with my blind purchase and the work remains within my capebility.

Here's how I got her last week :

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meanwhile I've put on some Ravus white walls :

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I'm not convinced on the chrome ring of Ravus needed to keep the white walls up, I think I'm going to paint them white.

Furthermore I've got a chrome roof rack ready to be mounted, and some accesoiries.

TMI covers are ordered, the original derby grey cloth is hard to come by and not supported by TMI, so I'm going for slip ons and keep the og upholstery underneath.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: my 62 rag (Belgium) Reply with quote

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Hi all

but luckily this time I was pleased with my blind purchase and the work remains within my capebility.
Here's how I got her last week :

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What work????
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice looking car! What are you plans for it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: my 62 rag (Belgium) Reply with quote

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I'm not convinced on the chrome ring of Ravus needed to keep the white walls up, I think I'm going to paint them white.



Don't do it. Those chrome trim rings look nice. They sandwich and accent the rim color. If you paint them white, they will make the wheel look too white, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Ragtop Reply with quote

A ragtop wind deflector would really make your ragtop sweeter!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What work????


well the vent window latch needs replacement Laughing

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That's a nice looking car! What are you plans for it?


well TMI slip ons (ordered) and then I need to put on the stainless roof rack, which I already have, and some options (cheese grater, drink tray, stainless tips, etc.) which arrived also.

I'll put up some new pics when I've put them on.

The main thing is I love the old style 'slammed on earlies' look, so I'm not sure things will stay as is. Then again with two kids a stocklooker isn't to bad either ander easer to use.

Not sure about this...

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A ragtop wind deflector would really make your ragtop sweeter!


you mean a plastic cap in front of the rag top? I'm not a real fan of those, I prefer the old style look.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much did a beetle of that caliber set you back in Belgium?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How much did a beetle of that caliber set you back in Belgium?


well, I believe I paid a fair price for it, I bought it for the amount of 4800 (=$5800).

The car has zero rust, chassis is all clean and everything works as should..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great find, beautiful car!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice car, might be looking for an original rear bumper. The front looks og, but the rear isn't. great find, maybe a parcel tray would be nice
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes a parcel tray certainly is something that will follow.

I love accessoires on old bugs Very Happy

Just not sure about making it a stocklooker of going for the resto-cal treatment...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wouldn't go resto-cal with that car, but as long as you aren't cutting it up, it can all be undone. A little lowered might be cool, don't slam that car, it's too darn nice like it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the stainless pipes on with cheese grater.

I was a bit lucky in negociating the motorcycle license plate format, they're not easy to obtain by our technical inspectors Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the rear

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TMI slip-on's are okay. I need to close the velcro's tho so it's more snug

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next to my other baby Very Happy

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I got some polished empi 5's (fiste gen) laying around for next year. So I'll be going for a mild lowering job. No slamming this time like I did with my 59.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bus doesn't live outside does it?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The bus doesn't live outside does it?


no no don't worry Laughing both sleep in a an insultated garage
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a shot of how I'm rolling it now. it's got lowered spindels and no lowering up front, so there's a little rake.

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The roof rack above the ragtop makes one hell of a whistling noise, I think I better get rid of it Confused
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