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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:18 pm

Gary - that discussion we were having last week at the shop about the replica Rossi headlights. You said they were 100% plastic and I said - naw, the chrome at least has got to be metal. Well.... It turns out you were right. I received them yesterday. If I would have known, I wouldnít have ordered them. One of the pair had the plastic tabs that hold the driving light lens on broken off so the lens would not stay. Also, the lens does not fit the contour of the frame. I contacted CIP1 and explained how I received the assemblies and they refunded my money and told me to keep them.

Iíve got a broken adjuster in the left headlight so I have to order a new one. Iíll need new rigs as well as mine are rusted. Until then, I decided to make the Rossi headlights work Ė why not they are free. I plan to put the broken lens in boiling water for a few seconds so that I can bend it back into shape and then glue it to the housing.
To see how they are going to look, I put the good assembly together with the new eyelids and HID4 headlights that I purchased. It looks pretty good, I think. Pictures below:



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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 pm

Bryce, the inserts were $95 which included shipping from Europe. I purchased them here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=536080

I looked at the Portowall site you sent me and they were all out of stock on the smaller ones - which is what I wanted. So I looked on samba.com and found these. Price is a bit higher but included shipping and is what I want so to me it is worth it.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 pm

I thought they were all plastic. If you are real carefull with them and clean them with some chrome
polish every now and then they should hold up o.k.
The way you have the whole assembly set up looks real good. I think it is going to look great on the car. Be sure to post pictures once you put them on.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:36 pm

lights look good!

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Post by EngineerTEN on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:22 pm

I'm still waiting on my order from Discount Tires. Installed the Rossi style headlights today:



Also new H4 lamps with blue LED rings.





Dressed up the engine as well with some blue goodies.

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Post by vwovalchild on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:26 pm

LOOKS GREAT! Keep up the good work.
Did you get the leaks fixed?
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:10 am

The lights and engine look real good
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:38 am

That thing looks terrible. You really should consider taking it to the dump..........ya know what? I'll help you out and come get it for you. Just taking care of a fellow dubber. Wink
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:08 am

Those colored dizzy caps are junk. If you drive that car anywhere, make sure you keep a real cap somewhere handy. Other than that, car is lookin sweet.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:32 am

Thanks everyone! It looks like ti still has a small leak between the cylendars and the case. I heard that the colored distro caps are crap. I still have my original as I don't trust the blue one long term. Today is the first day driving the car into work after getting the larger tires in the rear. Really nice!!
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Post by Johnny on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:38 pm

I've got one of those colored distributor caps on my buggy(the 1 in my avatar)..been on there about 3 or 4 years....ain't had any problems out of it--I had heard they were no good also......Da Bug is lookin' good..love the headlights Cool
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:39 am

Looks close!



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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by Damn-it Don on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:29 am

I've got that one too- but in my red and black scheme. Too cool, huh?
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:12 am

I had that DUB at my desk at work for over a year. When I purchased the car, I gave it to the seller to remember it by.
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Post by Damn-it Don on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:29 pm

They come in several sizes......collect them all!
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:05 am

Got the new tires put on the font today. Here is the picture. Rides really smooth. With the lip of the front tires, it dosent look like I will be able to use the whitewall insterts so I may be putting them up for sale as soon as the package arrives.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:28 am

Look it up on the samba as someone has trimmed the lip or something and made them work.

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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:31 am

If you dont use the inserts let me know. I would love to buy them.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by racecar67 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:15 pm

EngineerTEN wrote:I'm still waiting on my order from Discount Tires. Installed the Rossi style headlights today:



Also new H4 lamps with blue LED rings.





Dressed up the engine as well with some blue goodies.




Those halos are crazy jocolor
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:57 pm

The baby is here and everything is perfect!
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Post by Johnny on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:16 am

Congratulations on the new addition to the family cheers ...Hope every one is doing well.....
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Post by dlandvw3 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:23 am

congrats...have fun with the baby.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:24 am

EngineerTEN wrote:The baby is here and everything is perfect!
Congratulations! cheers It's good to hear that she is finally here and everybody is doing well.
Be sure to post a picture when you get a chance but for now just enjoy that new blessing.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:10 am

Congrats!

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Post by Joe on Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:53 am

Congrats Cool

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