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Post by tito on Wed May 13, 2009 12:19 pm

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Post by tito on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:39 pm

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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:24 pm

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Post by tito on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:43 am

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ill get some better photos. right now she's down 1 outer spline in the rear. the beam is a 5inch narrowed with the adjusters all the way up plus the 2.5inch drop spindles.
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Post by tito on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:57 am

as promised, better photos.

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and for reference, my bug behind James' 63

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ive got:
155/60/15 front
5inch narrowed
adjusted all the way up
no shocks
2.5 drop spindles

lowered one click in the rear
2 inch notch
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Post by 59suicide on Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:49 pm

Nice ride Cool
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Post by tito on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:26 pm

well, i finally had enough of the 59 body and sold it to a pal of mine. the suicide doors and crappy body modifications pissed me off to no end. he has more patience and vision than i do so.... time to look for a new body for Sophia. found the donor in Macon. a guy had bought his daughter a 66 bug for her first car. thinking he had purchased a easy project he towed it home w/o checking it out thoroughly. the previous owner had parked it under a tree when it started running poorly and left it there for 20 years. he left the passenger side window down, unfortunately. so the pans... well.... im sure you can guess. so russell finds this out and realizes that he is in a heap of shit. he doesn't have the know how nor the space to do a body off pan replacement so.... i gets me a new bug for $800. which is damn good for prices around here.

it appears like it will take a bit longer before people here in georgia begin to realize that a depressed market does not mean you can expect $5k+ for your hoopty vw. but hey, i knew there was a reason i went to school for econ.... so i could watch and giggle Laughing in good fun of course!!

anyhoo....


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as you can see, the floors are gone man. the package tray needs a replacement patch put in. the channels need to be surface patched. but other than that.... not nothing is wrong with it. a little grease on the window regulators and pop out latches and she is good to go.

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we had to clear out the fuel lines of all the varnished gasoline.

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its a beautiful patina isn't it?

we got the car home. replaced the crap 28pict with a 30. cleared out the fuel lines, replaced the rubber lines and put some fresh gas in.... she cranked right up. :rotflmao: a little smoke as the seafoam additive cleaned the valves and after a few moments my car was alive again. after 22 years baby! didn't even change the oil. it had no brakes whatsoever so we took it out for a cruise any way. my pal steve road shotgun with no seat and no floor. i never got about 40mph so he was perfectly safe..... Shocked he took it for a spin and did a few donuts until the dry rotted bias tires gave out. *POP* and the tire comes off the rim. the car spun completely around it was awesome!. the engine never overheated or anything. i suppose tomorrow ill change the oil, spark plugs, and start stripping the 59 chassis down.

since i sold the 59 body, ill put this body, tranny, and engine on that chassis. and i used the cash from the sale to buy another buddies patina red 66 shell. ill get photos of it tomorrow. it is so pretty man. ill toss that shell on the 66 chassis and weld some plate (once i get some) on the bottom of it. the front is chopped off the red 66 so ill do a vrod. 10in extender is in the works already. oh man, im pretty stoked. bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom No


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Post by 68buggirrl on Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:55 am

i would love a older style bug Smile ill just have to wait till i restore my 68.
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Post by Bugman114 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:52 am

oh wow, so did ya sell that big motor along with the body? or did that blow up or something?
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Post by tito on Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:53 am

Bugman114 wrote:oh wow, so did ya sell that big motor along with the body? or did that blow up or something?

nah, im keeping it. it'll go in the 66 vrod. i don't want that to be my daily engine. i figure that since it never ran for more than 10 days at a time since i got it from Joe that i can't really be sure it won't continue that trend. i can't risk that sort of hassle in my daily. im sure we got all the kinks worked out since we rebuilt it but.... gremlins are gremlins man. i KNOW that i got alot more life out of it than he would have. different styles of driving. Raby would say that i drive like a girl. and thats cool with me man. i do have a feather foot. the abuse that car took once we tore into it was simply amazing. the 2.2 will be back on the road soon but it needs a vacation first. ill get some photos of the bug its going in in a couple of hours. gotta run some errands first.
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Post by Bugman114 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:04 pm

sweet. sounds like a plan turbo that bitch
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:18 pm

Looks nice! Cool

I think you are better off with this one, instead of screwing around trying to fix all crap with the other one!! Twisted Evil

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Post by tito on Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:03 pm

]had a wonderful homemade breakfast, got laid but good, read half of my newest novel on economics (im a nerd, don't hate), let the girl get another 30 minutes of drive time in her bug (she's a new driver) by taking me over to the Weird-ohs Shop in Statham (thats our club shop) where my buddy and i transplanted the 66 body to the 59 chassis.


on to the pics!

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finished removing the chassis bolts from the 66

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removing the the chassis bolts from the 59. *snicker*, "tit"

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by by 59

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helllloooo nurse!!

all thats left is to bolt it all back up. clean it up. transplant the tranny and engine from the 66 chassis to the 59 chassis and replace the window seals. the rest is purely cosmetic. wetsanding, pinstriping, reupholstering, and cruising. hells yeah, gonna be done this week.
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Post by tito on Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:55 am

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Post by 39coupe on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:39 am

Nice! Looks good.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:09 pm

Nice work! Looks like it is sitting good.

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Post by 59suicide on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:32 pm

Man that 59/66 looks badass... I did give that engine hell, but never gave me a problem, it was my first intro into aircooled and engine build, I have learned a-lot since then... I'm lovin that patina! Cruzin my RHD '66 1300sp around Okinawa and its SWEET. no more big engines for me, my foot gets to heavy and shit starts falling apart. Low-n-slow is the way to go. I have a few traces on some split buses if i could get my hands on one then i could die a happy man. No more frankenbugs just og for me.
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Post by tito on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:42 pm

good choice joe! i still get a little heart ache whenever i watch a youtube vid of someone with their hot rod bug. but then my nostalgia is eclipsed by the fact that im just too laid back to drive that way. having the power at my fingertips is nice, but it aint my schtick. i can't wait to tear into Sophia tomorrow morning. i hope i feel up to it. had to leave work early today b/c my blood sugar plummeted to a scary low level. hypoglycemia sucks.
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Post by Bugman114 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:09 am

Whats with your avatar?, lol.

and joe, sweet. Lets see some pics dude. kewl to see that your still commin on the site, despite being half way around the world, lol. ya gotta meet me on the chatbox one day, just so i can say, i've chatted with someone half way around the world Laughing Cool
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Post by tito on Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:52 am

Bugman114 wrote:Whats with your avatar?, lol.

its techno viking!

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Post by 59suicide on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:36 am

Ill get some pics up once I can get my camera fixed, or a new one... we are just 5 weeks from haveing a big baby boy so all the funds are buying baby stuff.

Techno viking! lol I started laughing when i saw your avatar tito, I havent seen that in years.
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Post by tito on Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:00 pm

got the new rubbers on.

145/65 and 185/65

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Post by overspray on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:39 pm

looking good !
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm

Nice Cool
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Post by ASBug on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:10 pm

59suicide wrote:Man that 59/66 looks badass... I did give that engine hell, but never gave me a problem, it was my first intro into aircooled and engine build, I have learned a-lot since then... I'm lovin that patina! Cruzin my RHD '66 1300sp around Okinawa and its SWEET. no more big engines for me, my foot gets to heavy and shit starts falling apart. Low-n-slow is the way to go. I have a few traces on some split buses if i could get my hands on one then i could die a happy man. No more frankenbugs just og for me.
My RHD purrrs at 70mph on I-75. (2/3 gas)
Mine's a 1300 as well, just a DP!!!
I need an owner's manual for '71 beetles in Japanese, can ya help me out?
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