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Post by bumblebuggy Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:51 am

Don Hall wrote:
Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:
DOODLE BUGG wrote:Bryce that one pic looks like your peeing behind your car
You got me....I was topping off the coolant reservoir.....

affraid Thats not for coolant, thats the window washing fluid! affraid

Pee contains ammonia. It'll work as glass cleaner! Laughing
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Post by adams77 Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:00 pm

Not too shabby for a backyard paintjob. Next step is color sanding to remove all the skeeter legs!

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Post by 68beetlebug Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:31 pm

[quote="adams77"]Not too shabby for a backyard paintjob. Next step is color sanding to remove all the skeeter legs!

Looks NICE!
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Post by 68beetlebug Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:08 pm

Drove down to Columbus for a day trip. Visited the National Civil War Naval Museum....it was pretty cool. Stopped by the covered bridge on the way home. Not nearly as nice as NC! Smile What did you do to your volkswagen today? - Page 39 Willytripmuseum2-1What did you do to your volkswagen today? - Page 39 Willytripcovbridge-2
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:13 pm

Nice where is that bridge?

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Post by 68beetlebug Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:13 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Nice where is that bridge?
This bridge is south of Gay, off of 85 on Covered Bridge Rd. The other end of the bridge has a long wooden ramp that leads off to a dirt road. Think it is one of the longest bridges in the state.
We have heard that there is another covered bridge south of Thomaston but have not searched that one out yet. Anybody know of that one?
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Post by adams77 Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:40 pm

68beetlebug wrote:
Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Nice where is that bridge?
This bridge is south of Gay,

I think I would avoid anywhere "south of gay" Very Happy

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Post by peregrine67 Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:05 pm

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:14 pm

Changed the oil in Java and fixed the erratic idle or at least I think I did....Also installed the dealer badge on the decklid...Thanks again Eric!

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Post by 57RTOval Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:24 pm

Spent some time grinding welds and hammered the towbar angles off the Type 181 front bumper. Looks much better smoothed out and now it's time to attach the new Thing Shop push bar.
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Post by fried_chicken Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:03 am

Almost traded her off for a cool kg till I tried to put car seats I'n it affraid
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Post by DOODLE BUGG Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:45 am

fried_chicken wrote:Almost traded her off for a cool kg till I tried to put car seats I'n it affraid
the ghia i had i felt bad puting my 8 pound dog in the back seat
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Post by fried_chicken Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:15 am

lol i can really see why.... never realized how much room you dont have.
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Post by zabo Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:58 am

replaced turn signal switch- got blinkers again cheers
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Post by fluxcap Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:43 am

zabo wrote:replaced turn signal switch- got blinkers again cheers
You get a used one or by one of the new repros?

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:16 pm

Picked up some early pop outs from Tim last night.....need a couple of latches and some seals and then on Pat and Java they go
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Post by zabo Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:27 pm

fluxcap wrote:
zabo wrote:replaced turn signal switch- got blinkers again cheers
You get a used one or by one of the new repros?


got a repro- looks great tho- just wrapped the black wire cover with my old biege one. Now you cant tell a difference.

I am amazed at how much brighter my signals are now- I never knew the contacts were that bad in my old one.



Those pop outs are going to look great bryce.
I need to start looking for some of those Very Happy
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Post by bakertim2 Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:05 pm

I swapped out the generator on Bonnie tonight and to my disappointment, it doesn't work.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:07 pm

bakertim2 wrote:I swapped out the generator on Bonnie tonight and to my disappointment, it doesn't work.

did you polarize it too?

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Post by fluxcap Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:34 am

Finally quit being lazy and put the new shift coupler in under the back seat. Trying to see if that would fix the grind I get when shifting into 2nd gear. Old one did have some slop in it, so I was optimistic the new coupler would do the trick. It's better, and the shifter is super tight with no side to side wobble. Unfortunately, it still grinds when downshifting to 2nd. Guess it's just the syncro going out. Also rechecked the shift rod bushing and it still looked brand new so at least I didn't have to replace that!

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Post by peregrine67 Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:31 pm

Pulled out the battery tray that I had just screwed in and did it right. Took half a day to get it pounded into the right shape and welded in. Had to make a few other patches to fix holes in the pans. Took the motor out and flipped the pan up on it's side to finish welding the underside. While its' up on it's side I was thinking about putting an undercoating on it. Any suggestions for a cheap undercoating? I was just gonna put a layer of POR-15 and then a rattle can undercoating.
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Post by vwtattooed Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:01 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Pulled out the battery tray that I had just screwed in and did it right. Took half a day to get it pounded into the right shape and welded in. Had to make a few other patches to fix holes in the pans. Took the motor out and flipped the pan up on it's side to finish welding the underside. While its' up on it's side I was thinking about putting an undercoating on it. Any suggestions for a cheap undercoating? I was just gonna put a layer of POR-15 and then a rattle can undercoating.
Dupli-Color bedliner.
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Post by PeeWeeMan91 Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:02 pm

I found out about that awesome cool vw bus tent.
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Post by peregrine67 Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:14 pm

vwtattooed wrote: Dupli-Color bedliner.
Cool. Thanks. I went ahead and put a coat of Rustoleam on it. I'll pick up some Duplicolor bedliner and put a layer over it tomorrow.
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Post by pwmcguire Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:07 pm

I fixed the shifter coupler that left me stranded going to work on Saturday. the bolt fell out of it, I stopped at the red light at jiles and 41 in Kennesaw and could not find first or second, second was reverse, I found third and moved the mistress enough to get into Walgreens parking lot Sad

Easy fix.
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