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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:58 pm 
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it's a 1966. lots of work to be done, but i hope to drive it to the HRHH. it may not look like much by then, but i hope to be driving it with some decent wheels and slammed to the ground...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Bitchin cool!!

Don't forget to grease the king pins and torsion bushings at every oil change.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Personal Statement: Kungaloosh!
Condolences! Er, congratulations! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Are you going to paint it "Moai Blue"?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:57 am 
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ohhh, bug!! I would love to own a vintage one someday... :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:47 am 
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not sure what i'm gonna do on paint. i'll worry about that when i get to the point i feel like i can drive it without having to worry about it breaking down....THEN it will get painted...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Holy cow, you are a brave man.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 pm 
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SufferinSimon wrote:
Holy cow, you are a brave man.


either that, or stupid....if you ask my wife, it would be the latter of the two...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:41 pm 
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looks like this thing is going up on the auction block. too much work for me, when i have so many house projects on the table. ugh.....one of these days i'll get another one...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:32 am 
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Damn. That sucks - definitely loads of work there, but also lots of potential!

It must just mean that there's a better one out there for you somewhere :D

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:02 am 
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That stinks, but it was a wise choice. I'm all about the 75% discount 75%-finished Craigslist project. They are out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I'd stuff a fresh crate motor in and drive it on nice days. (and flat roads until the brake hoses got swapped out.)

It's only original once. You can't restore patina.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:52 pm 
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30 years ago, sure! But have you seen the price of a crate VW motor lately? Agree with you about the patina though.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Professor Pineapple wrote:
30 years ago, sure! But have you seen the price of a crate VW motor lately? Agree with you about the patina though.


You mean you can't get type 1 long blocks at the swap meet for $200 any more?

Change the oil, soak the carb, file the points, weave on some new spark plug wires, and go

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Good luck with that!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:00 am 
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it's gone....i have both happy and sad feelings about it. there'll be another one come along sometime...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:41 am 
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Can't see the images, by I see "VW", "too work much right now" and "mixed feelings". I think those come standard with each one! :pieface:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Can't see the images, by I see "VW", "too work much right now" and "mixed feelings". I think those come standard with each one! :pieface:


yeah, pretty much. :lol:

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