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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:01 pm

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Post by Grifspop on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:58 pm

Knocked out a couple of things under the hood- Replaced the blue brake fluid hoses, replaced the steering damper, and the steering coupling bushing- (Thanks to Clyde, Athens German Aircooled).

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The steering coupler bushing had a Volkswagen part number and VW symbol on it- I'm betting it was the original one

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Broke out all the tools


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Post by Grifspop on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:30 pm

Replaced the rusty front bumper today

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New used bumper, but I re-used the original bumper guards and brackets

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Step back, and enjoy

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Post by DiggerD on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:42 pm

Bumper looks nice!!

Cool
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:56 pm

DiggerD wrote:Bumper looks nice!!

Cool

Thanks, I just want to clean up the paint, and the trim pieces, and roll this one- no major restoration planned
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Post by Cave Man on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:33 am

Thought you might have used some RUST EZE Medacated Bumper Ointment on that thing there for a minute. Looks good.
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:33 am

Cave Man wrote:Thought you might have used some RUST EZE Medacated Bumper Ointment on that thing there for a minute. Looks good.


Wasn't that from the movie "Cars"? Smile
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:02 pm

I still think you should call this car Gorbachev.
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:19 pm

peregrine67 wrote:I still think you should call this car Gorbachev.

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Post by Grifspop on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:29 pm

DiggerD wrote:
peregrine67 wrote:I still think you should call this car Gorbachev.

Razz


"Crusty Gorbachev" it is!! cheers
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:15 pm

Did you get that tag at BAP?
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:09 pm

DiggerD wrote:Did you get that tag at BAP?

Found it in Asheville, N.C. cheers Thought it matched the patina on the car, kind of like your Kentucky tag
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Post by DiggerD on Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Grifspop wrote:
DiggerD wrote:Did you get that tag at BAP?

Found it in Asheville, N.C. cheers Thought it matched the patina on the car, kind of like your Kentucky tag

Oh ok, saw the Chattanooga on it and thought it might have came from BAP. It fits the look of the car good!
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Post by Grifspop on Wed May 16, 2012 10:17 pm

Test fitting the wheels, now I've got an idea how much I need to lower the Squareback

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Post by DiggerD on Wed May 16, 2012 10:44 pm

Looks good!!
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Post by Grifspop on Wed May 16, 2012 10:51 pm

DiggerD wrote:Looks good!!

Thanks!
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Post by tronview on Thu May 17, 2012 11:30 am

Nice Job. When will we see it on the road?
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Post by type901 on Thu May 17, 2012 1:19 pm

Does look good. Nice job.

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Post by Grifspop on Thu May 17, 2012 2:07 pm

tronview wrote:Nice Job. When will we see it on the road?

Real soon, I hope
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:50 pm

Haven't updated anything on Crusty for a while

Picture with 2 splines down in front

[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7606061822_c36801b5bd_b Crusty by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:56 pm

Today, I wrestled the muffler off and swapped the highback seats for lowbacks- couldn't get the seat bases to move, so I just took off the seatbacks and combined 3 sets to make one patina set

[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7947185098_5f3bf0b116_b Crusty seats1 by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]


[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7947187618_18cf37d624_b Crusty seats2 by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]


[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7947192336_c123c8d082_b Crusty seats3 by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]


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[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7947199718_6b1572fb8a_b Crusty seats5 by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]

The car just looked so wrong with highback seats- I'm sure that someone considered that an upgrade back in the day- but I couldn't wait to reverse it- Very Happy
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:12 pm

Yup they look right at home in there.....I am glad that Chris put low backs in Jenny or I would have

So when is this thing coming out? And is that an indy shifter in there?

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Post by Grifspop on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:24 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Yup they look right at home in there.....I am glad that Chris put low backs in Jenny or I would have

So when is this thing coming out? And is that an indy shifter in there?

I've got a few loose ends to chase down, then it'll be a driver-

Picked up the Indy shifter at Y U Buggin- the Beetle that my brother and I shared with my dad had one in it- adjusted right, it's a great shifter! Very Happy
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:29 am

Crusty's got the obligatory amber fog light- I think it's off an old tractor or something

[img]Crusty, my '67 Squareback - Page 3 7947599754_a2d2e6d6ec_b Crusty amber fog by grifspop, on Flickr[/img]

Plus, the roof's all shiny, too

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Post by tronview on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:05 am

Looking good Pete
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