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Post by vwjalani on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:38 am

this is my 70 beetle
this is what i started with
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this is what i got so far
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Post by vwjalani on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:39 am

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Post by fluxcap on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 am

Looking good, I like that style of seat covers. I imagine whoever sits in the back seat gets a nice back massage when the stereo is up!

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Post by zabo on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:54 am

he made those seat covers -cut down the highbacks- really nice work
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Post by vwjalani on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:25 pm

lol yea its pretty strong fi finally got it tuned right and now im gettin a good massage in the front seat.

thanks zabo lol i was nervous as hell when i cut those seats in half... no back up plan it had to work
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:34 am

i made some progress this month. I recovered my interior panels ant made a temporary center console. Next i will replace my headliner. .... any suggestions on an unusual headliner then the carpet and a paint job or floor pans... and i need some nice billet window cranks ... whatever comes first?
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Excuse the dirty ass floor my brothers driveway is non existant.... just dirt and rocks.
Il get some pics of the rear panels tomorrow
....... any thoughts or suggestions?
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Post by bakertim2 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:18 am

How's the weather at that altitude? Lower that thing already. LOL
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Post by 68beetlebug on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:51 pm

Looks great! You do some nice work!!!
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Post by pwmcguire on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:11 pm

What did you do with your head lights???
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Post by bakertim2 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:42 pm

I remember meeting you and seeing your car at Homegrown earlier this year. The upholstery looks nice. Job well done.
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:51 pm

bakertim2 wrote:How's the weather at that altitude? Lower that thing already. LOL
lol i really want to just havent had the money..
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:51 pm

68beetlebug wrote:Looks great! You do some nice work!!!

thanks.
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:55 pm

bakertim2 wrote:I remember meeting you and seeing your car at Homegrown earlier this year. The upholstery looks nice. Job well done.
yea i remember that you do everybody's beams right...
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:08 pm

pwmcguire wrote:What did you do with your head lights???
i ordered them on ebay they fit anything that has 7" beams
( http://www.ebay.com:80/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380386653226&fits=Year%3A1970%7CMake%3AVolkswagen%7CModel%3ABeetle&_trksid=p2042998.m1253 )
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:17 pm

these are the best pics of the lights i could get with my phone they look better in person
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Post by 68buggirrl on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:35 pm

I wanna get some bright lights on my bug. Was thinking about ebay for the ones with the running lights in the top. Where did you get yours?
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Post by vwjalani on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:10 am

i got them on ebay i posted the link on the previous page. if u look around on ebay theirs a few different setups and most are very affordable.
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Post by rpm750 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 pm

Go get some from "HERE", Bus Depot, like $45, they will work better. I got mine from a dealer on eBay and I got what I paid for!
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:51 pm

its ben a wile since my last post but a lot has happened. il start with tha bad news, i was coming home from work and caught some and water spun out. i hit a suburban and then tha wall. nuthing happened to me bet tha car was more work than i felt i had time to do. heres tha damage


busted!
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after looking around for tools and parts to fix the car and realizing it might be to much i looked around for a nother shell, and now i fiind my self back at the beginning.

heres my second chance.
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and the swap begins
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i started by switching out the front beam. this is the one it came with no problemsjust wasnt as good as the other one froom the wrecked car
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then i cleaned it up a little
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then i swaped the steering wheel
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then it was time to swap the motor didnt get a pic of it in the car
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installed the new exaust wile it was out
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next i installed the disc brake drop spindles in tha front
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i also found some old 60s fenders that were in pretty good condition and i got brand new headlights
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then i slaped tha hood and wheels on and it started to take shape
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i droped it off at advanced imports for the wiring and after restless waiting i got it back from bobby and continued the backyard transformation.
when you dont have a paint booth a sunny day works fine
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after a lot of me and my brother wet sanding priming and a variety of base coats it turned out like this
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i have better pics i will post when i get them off my brother's camera



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Post by zabo on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:10 pm

damn! looking great man- tht looked like a ton of work - cool seeing something a little different with the paint too. cant wait to check it out in person. Very Happy
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Post by Geib on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:01 pm

Lookin good, like the 2 tone
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:59 pm

zabo wrote:damn! looking great man- tht looked like a ton of work - cool seeing something a little different with the paint too. cant wait to check it out in person. Very Happy

Thanks man i cant wait to drive it and see tha resposce it gets
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Post by vwjalani on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:07 pm

Geib wrote:Lookin good, like the 2 tone
Yea i was really happy with tha match it went with the interior really well i should have taken some pics of tje inside before i sent it to get the wire harness Finished
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Post by pwmcguire on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:12 pm

very nice, can't wait to see it
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Post by ASBug on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:13 pm

Whatcha gonna do with the old shell?
Info?
Thanks...
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