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PostSubject: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 4:36 pm

After a near-death experience on his big Kawasaki bike, my son has sold all three of his bikes now,
...including the Triumph Chopper he bought a couple of months ago.
In their place he has just brought home this '65 Beetle.
It's a California car, left hooker, ex-drag racer - but without the big engine.
I kinda wish I hadn't sold mine now.

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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 4:45 pm

That's a lovely old bug, timeless shape and sound, I've considered one often.

I like older "clasic" looking cars..... Hence why I'm driving a 15 year old Saab Griffin, having a 3.0 V6 turbo under the bonnet adds to the thrill though I must say.

It's quite spooky really as this is what I'm doing for the 60/70s drag build..... Same colour too
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 4:47 pm

Nice looking bug. Really looks good, stance, wheels, color. NICE!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 5:13 pm

What a looker! Great color too! I'm looking at resurrecting a VW Beetle that I just recently acquired that needs tons of work. Gonna tear mine down to the backbone and build'er back up. Keep us posted on what he does with it.
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 6:56 pm

Good looking Vee Dub Ron.

What's the lump and what's it putting out?

63/64 by the plate too.

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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 7:14 pm

Registered as a '65 Al, ...used to have a 2.3 motor,
but that was changed for a rebuilt 1600 to put it back on the road earlier in the year.
Alloy ERCO wheels are as light as a feather - so he's going to have to watch out for potholes !
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 7:58 pm

Great looking Bug, Ron.  I was into the Cali scene in the late sixties/early seventies.  Wish I still had mine now.  2 liter with 48IDA's.

Riding a m/c nowadays requires a sixth sense.

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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 9:03 pm

I could kick myself now for selling my pair 18 months ago....didn't need the money, just got bored with them at the time - regretting it now.
The guy that bought the '63 had it magazine featured - including a full cover and 3 page spread
- which kinda sucks when I did all the work!!


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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 9:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 10:27 pm

Thems two nice cars, my partner, Elaine, uttered "ooh nice, I'd have the one on the right" and I agree, it's very clean and tidy looking.
Bit cheeky of the buyer to take credit for your hard work though,, although now we all know where it came from and the truth is out... Maybe some of the magazine readers will see this and acknowledge credit to the real creator.
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Mon 07 Apr 2014, 11:50 pm

Old bugs...don't see 'em much anymore. Yes, the sound is as distinctive as any engine!
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Tue 08 Apr 2014, 4:42 am

Cool looking bug!!! Notice the similarity to my '59?
 

 
Obviously I love the sixty's California Look. Front dropped down, T-bar bumpers, big motor, Webers. And of course RED!!!
 
Very, very nice bug.
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Tue 08 Apr 2014, 10:04 am

I thought you would Pete.

I'll pop any new interesting photos on this thread when they come up.
It's good that my son's is a California car - with NO rust to deal with.
Although I miss my bugs, (I've had four) I don't miss the hours of welding in a cold garage that I had to do !
...now watch your shins on those T-bars !

- and thanks all for your comments !
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 2:56 am

Thats a BEAUTY !  I have had a number over the years myself, and would have another in a heartbeat. The last one was a '73 Ghia with a 1776, dual webers, cam, HD clutch pack, sub frame conectors and adj. gas shocks on all four corners. Loved how it picked up the left front when you dropped the clutch. I kick myself for getting rid of my '59 'vert and '56 pick up...
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 2:37 pm

Very nice! Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 3:07 pm

Hi Mr D,

First of all, I hope your son is ok and secondly, he has a great looking Bug...

I also agree with Colin, I hope someone who reads that magazine sees this and lets the VW world know who actually did all the hard work...

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PostSubject: Re: New/old car in the family!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 5:07 pm

Thanks Andy,
my son survived a bad 'tank-slapper' on his bike and thought a bug was the safer option.
(and so did his mum and dad)
..and my bug? Well I know who built it, and proud it was worth a mention in a magazine.

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