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Post by callahan on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:26 pm

thanks thats kind of what i was thinking
i'll give it a shot tomorrow
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Post by zabo on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:54 pm

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Post by LB Bedwell on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:10 pm

use a hair dryer, gretchen had tint on it since February 1989 (found a receipt for the tint job in the pile of 30 years of receipts) it smelled very bad coming off but it did just that along with a bit of goo b gone.


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Post by callahan on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:16 pm

OMG that picture is great!!
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Post by callahan on Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:57 pm

got the skirts from tim all finished and installed at least until i can find some closer paint, and put my pea shooters back on
these skirts make me want to drop my car back down sooo bad!

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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:00 pm

Felicia said she doesn't like the skirts. I dig them.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:34 pm

I like them too, only certain cars they look good on though, I agree that it needs to come back down to top them off, I can't say much my carb gets nose bleeds the way Gretchen sits up back there.
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Post by callahan on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:08 pm

i'm going to lower it back down after i get some wheel spacers for the rear or some different tires, cause it will def look better all slammed out again
i found some 165/60s so i think i'm going to get some and drop her back down, as soon as it quits snowing that is lol
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:14 pm

callahan wrote:
i found some 165/60s so i think i'm going to get some and drop her back down

putting them on the back? If so are you just wanting to over rev your engine?

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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:34 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:
callahan wrote:
i found some 165/60s so i think i'm going to get some and drop her back down

putting them on the back? If so are you just wanting to over rev your engine?

i'm having no issues with my 185/60s
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:07 am

the 185/60s are 23.7"
the 165/60s are 22.8"
165/80 is close to the original size but still a little short at 25.7"

Top end will suffer or your rpms will be much higher but out of the hole you'll think you have a faster car.....

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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:34 pm

i understand what you're saying i know a shorter tire is going to bring the rpms up, and realistically im just thinking outloud here and thanks for the input i'm glad someone is saying something other than "oh cool car that looks good" lol

on the other hand though i've got 40hp i don't exactlly try to put my foot through the floor haha, i pay attention to what my engine is doing when i'm driving the last thing i want to do over rev it, and if that means i go a little slower idc at least i look good doing it lol
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:32 pm

If you are ok with going slower then that is cool.

I drive my cars hard. Highway and interstate miles. I need that 70-75 mph when I have to. With that said I cruise at 55-65

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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:54 pm

i'd drive mine hard if it went faster lol
but for now i just cruise Cool
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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:37 pm

finally got some more epoxy and filled in all the imperfections from first round. final sanding and paint tomorrow and should be all cured up and installed for carrollton cruise in on friday night

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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:17 pm

Now all you need is a Golden Lady horn button...like this one http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=886641
But, I don't think it will work on that model wheel. They were made for oval era wheels.
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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:22 pm

damn that is pricey, i've been trying to come up with something different for the horn button
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Post by fluxcap on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:27 pm

callahan wrote:damn that is pricey, i've been trying to come up with something different for the horn button

Mount a snowglobe in there and everytime you turn, it'll start snowing. Or one of those old ball maze games to keep you awake on long drives.
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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:57 pm

eureka! a snow globe why didn't i think of that lol
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:40 pm

Picture of a GFK car with skirts, for your enjoyment:

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Post by callahan on Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:25 pm

thinking about the 36er

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been slacking on the steering wheel its finally ready for paint

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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:55 pm

Don't keep us in suspense, what are the two notches for?
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Post by callahan on Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:29 pm

final paint in the morning when it warms up a bit

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cant decide if im willing to lose my heat yet for the 36hp shroud it just looks so darn cool
thoughts?
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Post by Cambur on Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:03 am

heat is for squares, just buy a heavy coat Laughing

that wheel is sick! Shocked
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Post by callahan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:23 am

thanks bro
yeah i'm leaning towards making the sacrifice and just looking cool lol
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