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Old 08-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's the book that I bought!!!!! It's perfect and very helpful! Man, that engine is going to be easy to remove. hahaha. Heck ya!
LOL. I have two copies that book, despite the fact I've never owned a Volkswagen and have never ridden in an air-cooled. (I also have the same manual for the early CVCC Hondas, since I owned an '80 Accord at the time.) They're a fun read, even without the car in the driveway.

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Looks like I have about $225 invested.
Awesome! $225... Heck, a used 7-piece fiberglass kit goes for that price. Plus, it sounds like to got a bunch of new parts.

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Old 08-13-2010, 10:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Tomorrow I'm going to look at another Bug that someone told me about when he saw mine in the driveway. I think I might be the new VW Central....
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ok, now I have a 74 Super Beetle too....
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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So here is the car my girls have named Tangerine. I traded a fuel pump and a master cylinder I had in a box that came with my other bug for it.


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Old 08-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It's perfect!!! The body isn't bad at all. The super beetle can carry more weight than the regular beetle I think. My family used to go on vacations with 5 kids and 2 adults in one of those. It was even orange! We would all just be in a big pile in the back seat, sitting on top of the clothes. And we would dig under the front seats while my parents weren't paying attention, and throw dirty diapers out the window on the freeway. Your car sure brings back some fun memories.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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OMG! The day I have spent today! I was in Bug heaven. I really didn't know what I was going to do with "Tangerine". It needed so much work, most of the glass was bad, and the kicker was that most parts wouldn't interchange with the dune buggy. Since I basically got it for free, I was just going to rip parts off of it and send it to the junkyard. As it turns out, I went to the guy's house that traded it to me and visited his two other Bugs that he told me I could take whatever parts I wanted off of. I ended up with a rear window, a driver's side window, two backseats, two front seat, headlights and trim rings, turn signals, door panels, and a spare tire. Tomorrow I'm getting fiberglass front and rear fenders as well as a hood. I have enough spare parts to make both complete I think. I sure wish this all happened at the BEGINNING of summer. School (work) starts in 5 days and college starts on the 23rd-there's no way I can work on them then. So the plan is now: June Bug electric and Tangerine back to stock. Then I will sell Tangerine to fund the building of EV4 (I'm thinking pickup)....
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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OMG! The day I have spent today!
This must be the karmic payback for the stolen batteries. Can't wait to see the build.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This must be the karmic payback for the stolen batteries. Can't wait to see the build.
I think you're right- I thought that I got my payback when I found the dude that will sell me as many batteries as I need for $2, but if the universe has other plans I'm not going to complain. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the back glass has rear window defrost- I don't know why but I just get a kick out of that.....
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:07 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I think you're right- I thought that I got my payback when I found the dude that will sell me as many batteries as I need for $2, but if the universe has other plans I'm not going to complain. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the back glass has rear window defrost- I don't know why but I just get a kick out of that.....
LOL, that might be the only heat you get in that car.

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