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Post by Rusty62 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:14 am

So whats up? My name is Josh and this is my first bug. I got her about a month ago. These pics are of the day I picked her up. Bought her from Tim's Vw Repair. I started working right away. So far I have most of the paint and primer gone. Want that true rust to shine thru! Next on the list is to teach her how to sit, tires and paint the wheels. Tell me what you think!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:29 am

Welcome to the site. It is nice to see another small window car!

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Post by fluxcap on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:29 am

Welcome to the site (and the 62 club!) Your's is sitting about as high as mine and lowering is also on my to do list. Be sure and post pics of your progress.

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Post by BUBBABEAR on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:43 am

Welcome to our little world of airheads. Please keep us up to date with your ride. You are off to a great start. affraid
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Post by Cambur on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:44 am

Welcome, Keep us updated on the progress!
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Post by Rusty62 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Ok so long storie short my apartment said if I did not paint the car I would have to move it. So let the painting begin. Its a flat tank brown with flat black trim. Tell me what you think! And yes lowering her is next on the list.
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Post by Cambur on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:20 am

usually im all for the lowering is first priority, but man you need to get those heater channels fixed, paint it so you can keep it and save up for some channels, you may look cool scrappin the ground, but no one looks cool 6 feet under, in a box. my 2 cents

Ps the paint looks good, keep us updated!
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Post by zabo on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:54 am

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Post by Rusty62 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:27 pm

Dude its all good this is Georgia and hopefully only got one more month of cold. I'll make it.
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Post by fearthefat138 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:31 pm

Rusty62 wrote:Dude its all good this is Georgia and hopefully only got one more month of cold. I'll make it.
dont worry about the heat worry about that thing falling apart Laughing
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Post by Cambur on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:01 am

yea the heater channels are not really all for heat, thats just the name for them since the heat travels through them, the heather channels hold the front and back half together and keeps it from collapsing, its the base of the exoskeleton frame design for the bug. any experienced vw guy/gal will tell you the heater channel MUST be solid, dude do yourself a favor and keep it safe, yea its expensive, but its pocket change compared to someone's life...
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Post by zabo on Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:43 am

what 59 Euro Rag said- plus it holds your floor pans in!

take a look at this heater channel replacement
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Post by bakertim2 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:08 am

Well, this beauty is now a part of the BKR household. Drew traded the Jetta for her last night. It was quite a chore loading and unloading on and off the trailer.
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Post by ping349n on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:13 am

Any current pictures?
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Post by zabo on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:16 am

ok tim -I need a list of all vw's currently in yalls possession.
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Post by bakertim2 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:54 am

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All I have right now is the 60 (Swampass) and Drew has the 61 (Betha) and the 62 (Blanche).
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Post by hly3rd on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:05 am

Is this the same one that got hung up on the man hole cover in front of my shop?
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Post by buggin70 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:08 pm

hly3rd wrote:Is this the same one that got hung up on the man hole cover in front of my shop?

yes it is lol
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Post by bakertim2 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:06 am

Well, Drew got run off the road yesterday. Messed Blanche up pretty bad. She is gonna have to go under the knife now. Pics coming soon
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Post by zabo on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:11 am

ah sorry to hear
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Post by bakertim2 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 pm

Hard to see in this picture, but, the bumper and front clip is pushed back in pretty bad.
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Post by Jon65 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:53 am

Dang, I can see it. Sorry to hear about that.

I'm sure you guys can get it fixed though.

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Post by fluxcap on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:16 am

Dang that sucks.

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Post by Hookdriver on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 am

Is everyone ok ?
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Post by bakertim2 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:28 pm

Yeah everyone is okay. Just messed up the frontend.
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