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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: 66 Squareback called Patches - Sea Sand L568 - Build Thr Reply with quote

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Yeah the used bumper I got has some damage.. bumpers rust pretty fast in San Francisco so I usually don't try to get really clean bumpers anyways.


You might want to look into the new T-3 stainless steel bumpers then. That was what I was going to do this past summer, but cash got short.

By the way, the car looks really good.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: 66 Squareback called Patches - Sea Sand L568 - Build Thr Reply with quote

Yeah the used bumper I got has some damage.. bumpers rust pretty fast in San Francisco so I usually don't try to get really clean bumpers anyways.. I'll take a look though.. and yes this totally was a moment where I lacked critical thinking.. it was like prison so I feel like I learned my lesson.. lol
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 Squareback called Patches - Sea Sand L568 - Build Thr Reply with quote

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So I'm going to do a brief update of patches.. she truely is a real patch work car now.. I did a burn out in front of some girls I thought were hot and lost control like an idiot and smashed the front end into a meter.. luckily I was able to get her home and save her from being a parts car.. I had to replace the front clip and the passenger fender. The whole process took me over a year to get her back.. now she is better than before with a new paint job inside and out with all new rubbers. I've spent the last few days redoing the entire wiring harness from ISP, and other little odds n ends.. here are a few more pics to check out.. I'll throw up the process photos at some point..


Sorry to hear. I did that back in my twenties, but in front of all my co-workers, not girls! When I was all sideways I went for the brakes real hard, and my foot slipped back on the go pedal.
I hit a retaining wall at the waters edge head on. It took about a half hour of cooling down the adrenaline to realize the windshield was gone. It had popped out in one piece and was laying on the ground in the water!

Anyway, the real reason I'm posting is because I saw what appeared to be a great shape front bumper in the want ads last night, and on the left coast. Take a look if you need it!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 Squareback called Patches - Sea Sand L568 - Build Thr Reply with quote

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I did a burn out in front of some girls I thought were hot and lost control like an idiot and smashed the front end into a meter.. luckily I was able to get her home and save her from being a parts car.. I had to replace the front clip and the passenger fender. The whole process took me over a year to get her back..


I laughed but that seriously sucks. Good you got it all fixed now
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: 66 Squareback called Patches - Sea Sand L568 - Build Thr Reply with quote

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So I'm going to do a brief update of patches.. she truely is a real patch work car now.. I did a burn out in front of some girls I thought were hot and lost control like an idiot and smashed the front end into a meter.. luckily I was able to get her home and save her from being a parts car.. I had to replace the front clip and the passenger fender. The whole process took me over a year to get her back.. now she is better than before with a new paint job inside and out with all new rubbers. I've spent the last few days redoing the entire wiring harness from ISP, and other little odds n ends.. here are a few more pics to check out.. I'll throw up the process photos at some point..



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After (99% complete just need the fuse box speed nuts)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cosmos look sick. I saw a render of someone who said they were going to mod the cosmos so they look more open. Basically getting rid of the round holes between the spokes.. looked sweet
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those wheels look awesome. I'm looking at the BRM 4x130's but not sure I like them as much as the 5's...maybe Cosmos will fit my build since I'm not doing any conversion to 5 lug. In any case I agree it's about making the car the way you want it, and yours looks great mate!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also to be in the present and rock wider tires like 215s you gotta roll the fenders a tiny bit..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saying its 2014 not 1994 anymore guys..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After my epic cruise today through the switchbacks of the santa cruz mountains I will never ever go back to 15" wheels again.. all you guys out there who think 17" wheels make the ride worse or look silly are on one.. the handling has improved so much I honestly feel like im driving an audi. Still bumpy but not even close to how unstable and bumpy the car felt with 15 inch wheels. I have had 15s with 195s and 205s out back but the car still felt all over the road. The 205/40/17 fronts and 215/45/17 rears grab the road and I can take corners so fast.. plus im running those cheap summuto hzr II tires..I can only imagine what some pilots would feel like.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty dope though want stay more stock.. love the lips on those wheels
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! that thing looks awesome.

Hard to believe such a machine existed and it was raced literately just down the road from here at my work.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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To late.. I like bigger wheels because it looks more sporty to me then smaller wheels. Im not going to slam it like most do with large wheels. Im going for more of a "track day" look for my car. Also the handling feels better to me with the wider tires and lower sidewalls. I def agree the smaller wheels are more period correct but the brms are period correct style with modern sizes. Not only did I do this for a modern take on a period correct look I did it for more tire choices that are under $90 a tire. For the money I spent I could of gotten one fender painted. Ill paint my car at a later date and I can never justify buying expensive tires.

Also only being into vws for about 20 years I have only seen this so called trend of large wheels grow steadily not in waves. It first started with larger modern porsche wheels and the "german look".. then larger period correct wheels were made back in thr late 90s early 2000s. If anything more people are switching over to the darkside. Wink so from my perspective its been a steady incline.. not that its right or wrong but for some they want that extra flash to soak panties or get a wider patch on the ground the ground with out losing rotational mass. I matched my height of tires to pretty much be 25" diameter with new setup so it stays as close to stock tire height. Again im not going for the slammed look tucking my wheels im going for a performance stance with a little flash. Wink


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Cip1! one of my favorite online shops due to their prices are spot on.. and they ship fast..
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The brms cost $100 each and tires were $67 each so I went over budget by $100 or so.. yeah if I had 5k id buy a motorcyle and a cheap paint job for my car.

Where did you buy those wheels?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To late.. I like bigger wheels because it looks more sporty to me then smaller wheels. Im not going to slam it like most do with large wheels. Im going for more of a "track day" look for my car. Also the handling feels better to me with the wider tires and lower sidewalls. I def agree the smaller wheels are more period correct but the brms are period correct style with modern sizes. Not only did I do this for a modern take on a period correct look I did it for more tire choices that are under $90 a tire. For the money I spent I could of gotten one fender painted. Ill paint my car at a later date and I can never justify buying expensive tires.

Also only being into vws for about 20 years I have only seen this so called trend of large wheels grow steadily not in waves. It first started with larger modern porsche wheels and the "german look".. then larger period correct wheels were made back in thr late 90s early 2000s. If anything more people are switching over to the darkside. Wink so from my perspective its been a steady incline.. not that its right or wrong but for some they want that extra flash to soak panties or get a wider patch on the ground the ground with out losing rotational mass. I matched my height of tires to pretty much be 25" diameter with new setup so it stays as close to stock tire height. Again im not going for the slammed look tucking my wheels im going for a performance stance with a little flash. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car. The colour is a favourite of mine.
The whole look of it really works including that rack and I don't think big diameter wheels are necessary or appropriate for this style of car. I just think bigger wheels are more like a fashion trend. I see the trend is started to creep back toward smaller wheel and taller rubber again which pleases me cause it's more period correct for that era of car. It seems to go in cycles. Certainly in terms of cost and reward it's better to save the dollars or repurpose the funds of those big dollar wheels toward mechanical or paint. (or hookers).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brms cost $100 each and tires were $67 each so I went over budget by $100 or so.. yeah if I had 5k id buy a motorcyle and a cheap paint job for my car.
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Are you nuts im not spending more then $500 on wheels.. $5000 is nuts.. they would have to be custom as all hell for that price


what did the brms and tires cost? More or less than $500 ?
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