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Post by Unholy68 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:02 am

Hello All,

Just purchased my first Bug...Always been a Pontiac guy, but wanted to mess with a dub. Nice site!
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Post by fluxcap on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:33 am

Welcome to the site! Lots of folks down your way in Fayetteville, Newnan, Mcdonough. Hope to see you around soon. Post up some pics of your dub.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:46 am

Congrats on the new dub and welcome to the site!

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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:00 am

Welcome to the sickness. Twisted Evil
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Post by Unholy68 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:05 am

Thanks...Here she is...Just torn the motor apart on Friday, complete rebuild in the worx...will have running again next weekend.

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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:06 am

Looks really solid.
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Post by Unholy68 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:10 am

only rust is a dime sized hole under the batt. Will be fixed soon. Interior is all original and no tears, even has the factory spare tire. rebuilding due to lack of #3 rod bearing...the seem to run smoother with the bearing still in place...Car is a Sept '67 build and really great condition. Already been offered more than I payed, but I'm gonna keep her awhile and play.
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Post by drewBAKER on Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:26 pm

please let us lower it!!! it would look sweet!
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Post by sploval53 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Good looking car I live in Fayette. Ill pm u my number if u need anything. U can call
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Post by Unholy68 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks guys...I am planning to lower it...just gonna research the correct method first...new to these things. After building 17 Trans Am and their corresponding drivetrains, the bugs appear to be a breeze to work on. Can't wait to put my case back together and see how she runs next week. Any suggestions on the lowering option. Drop spindles? What about the rear?
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Post by DiggerD on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:42 pm

Nice looking bug!!

Welcome to the forums!! cheers
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Post by Grifspop on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:01 pm

Good lookin' 68- Welcome to Georgia Dubs!
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:12 pm

Narrowed adjustable beam, drop spindles, and reindex the rear spring plates 1 or 2 notches. Dropping the rear just takes tools. The front is a little more involved but there are plenty of "bolt on" options.
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Post by Grifspop on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:55 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Narrowed adjustable beam, drop spindles, and reindex the rear spring plates 1 or 2 notches. Dropping the rear just takes tools. The front is a little more involved but there are plenty of "bolt on" options.

X2 what Glenn said, and when you change to dropped spindles, that's a good time to upgrade to front disc brakes
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Post by Unholy68 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:46 am

Only going with bolt on stuff, do not want to cut my beam or have any neg camber at the rear...just looks bad to me. Will go with spindles. Not too worries about the breaks, as long as they stop. I've got my go-fast hotrod for performance, just want this to be slow and low. Cool
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Post by BKiller on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:41 am

Pics of Trans Ams?
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Post by Unholy68 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:09 am

My other babe....All updated and an original t-top, 5spd car...one of 262 in 1989

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Post by DiggerD on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:01 pm

Here's some pics I found of my old red 84 T/A. Bought it new when they first came out. It was a 5 speed H.O. car. Cool
(its not all scratched up, that's just the old photos)

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Only things I still have from it is the tag and the original window sticker....... Crying or Very sad
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Post by Unholy68 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:43 pm

Nice stuff...This is #18 for me, all t-top, manuals... Have done 9 of the 77-78 Bandit clones...Wouldn't mind having another if I ran across the right deal..Nothing like the sound and feel of a big block...
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Post by vwtattooed on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:41 pm

DiggerD wrote:Here's some pics I found of my old red 84 T/A. Bought it new when they first came out. It was a 5 speed H.O. car. Cool
(its not all scratched up, that's just the old photos)

New 68 Bug in Fayette GA Ta1b

New 68 Bug in Fayette GA Ta3d

New 68 Bug in Fayette GA Ta2v

Only things I still have from it is the tag and the original window sticker....... Crying or Very sad
too bad you don't still have that mullet Digger!! Twisted Evil Laughing i kid..i kid!!
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Hey!!

In Alabama around the early to mid 80's, if you don't have a mullet and some type of third gen F body to cruise around in you ain't $hit! rabbit
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Post by Grifspop on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:08 pm

DiggerD wrote:Hey!!

In Alabama around the early to mid 80's, if you don't have a mullet and some type of third gen F body to cruise around in you ain't $hit! rabbit


The 80's ?!!!

How about "Now" cheers



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Post by Unholy68 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:53 am

I graduated high school in '89, had a bunch of friends with TA's and IROC's, those were the cars to have. A few years back we actually drove the GTA 10 hours to my 20yr reunion. Stopped by Party City on the way and bought the mullet wig. Pulled into the party with the wig, t-tops out and rocking Whitesnake. That alone was worth the costs of the car. Great conversation piece. The 80's were so much more fun than now...and had the best tunes...I still blame Pearl Jam and Nirvana for killing my big hair rock....bastards!
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:51 pm

So, check out the next to the last line in this guy's C.L. ad:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/2633852013.html
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Post by hly3rd on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:45 pm

I still blame Pearl Jam and Nirvana for killing my big hair rock....bastards![/quote]

AMEN !
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