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Post by danoxford on Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:50 pm

hey guys and girls...my name is danny and i'm from valdosta. this is my '61...
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i found it locally about a year ago and thrash built it with my buddy ray to make it to bug jam. i've done a crap load of work to it in the past year...here is some of the particulars...

engine is a 1776...as41 case, forged counterbalanced crank, scat cam (dont remember the #), new mexican dual port heads, dual kads, full flow w/big sump (1.5qt.???)...i used to run a mallory unilite but i hated it so im back to the good 'ole 019.

the tranny is the old short axle thats original to the car but it's about to die so that will hopefully change soon. its been lowered in front with a drophaus 5" narrowed beam w/cb drop spindles and empi adjusters...the back is just two outers down.

phone dials at the corners w/175/55 continentals in front and 205/50 michelins in back...wide 5 to porsche pattern adapters.

the interior is stripped in preparation for rust repair and prevention and the outside is spray bombed OD green cause i hate red...(the original color...ruby red)

ummm...the roof rack is a repop but is surprisingly sturdy, and i need new window seals both static and door.

hopefully i will run into some of you guys in the future or maybe i already have and i'm just retarded.

cheers

danny


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Post by DiscoSquirrel on Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:56 pm

I like your ride, the black dials rock Cool
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:20 pm

Good looking ride. Be sure to post more pictures and keep us up to date.


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:39 pm

Sweet ride! I hope to see it. Will you be going to reynolds in a couple of weeks?

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Post by danoxford on Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:48 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys...I'm glad I finally found the site. I've been wanting to be a part of a more local forum. I'll post up some more pics when I get a little down time from work.

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Sweet ride! I hope to see it. Will you be going to reynolds in a couple of weeks?

Unfortunately not. My current financial situation will not allow me to go. I REALLY need a new tranny and I'm saving every dollar...literally.
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Post by danoxford on Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:49 pm

here's my beetle when i first brought it home...my buddy ray found it in an old man's back yard in morven, ga. and i bought it for a grand and drove it on the trailer.
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i had a month before bug jam to get it road worthy...this was the first step.
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secong step. freshen up the old engine and convert it to 12v.
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final step. low. very low.
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new to me 1776. put it in before charlotte show this past year.
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at the annual hahira, ga. get together this summer.
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thanks for lookin'


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Post by danoxford on Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:57 pm

Thinkin' about running this vert decklid instead of the stand-offs...
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:09 pm

Yeah I would put the vert decklid on. Less water and debris will get in.

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Post by tito on Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:10 am

or you could sell it to me? Twisted Evil
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Post by danoxford on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:49 pm

sure. anything is for sale...besides i need a tranny... bad.
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Post by tito on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:29 pm

a tranny huh? lemme see what magic i can work up.
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Post by vwfanatic67 on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:36 am

that bug is killer. I'm glad it worked out for you. Maybe I will get mine done for Bug Jam and we can both roll a bug.
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Post by danoxford on Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:17 pm

my sh!@# aint nothin' compared to the euro. btw...hurry up we only got a month. sounds familiar huh?
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Post by danoxford on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:48 pm

I bought this 7" stop light from a guy in texas a few months ago. At first I couldn't figure out how to mount it so it sat there...taunting me. Fortunately my creativity woke up recently...here are the results.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:24 am

Cool.
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Post by tito on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:59 pm

i like that!
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