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Posted: 2/11/2006 6:36:20 AM EDT
anyone here into them?I currently have a "61 Bug and a "70 Bug Vert.(cal looker)
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:02:57 AM EDT
My better half is. She has a 69 we are currently in process of redoing. Going for semi Cal look. Basically minus the one piece windows.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:22:07 AM EDT
'71 Bus - "kombi" had it for about 12 years. Spent way to much on it over the years.

It's a driver, eventually I'd like an early 60's to do a full restore on...safari camper.

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:24:43 AM EDT
Had a 69 beetle. Loved it. Got a 4 seater EMPI Sporster rusting at a friends place that needs a donor car. Had a Porsche 914 2.0 too. Love em!!!!
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:38:21 AM EDT
Dad and I had a '74 Thing that was kinda cool, but I'm not missing it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:52:16 AM EDT
i had a 73 thing for 10 years

awesome machine
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:12:57 AM EDT
I have a 63 Karmann Ghia that I am restoring to as original as possible.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:14:31 AM EDT
I've had a few. 59' and 72' beetles. Currenty have a 69' in baja style with fiberglass front end and roll cage that I picked up for $200.
The guy I bought it from said the transmission was out when he bought it and he never got around to fixing it. As soon as I got it home, I pulled the motor and found that there was no clutch disk installed! I threw one in and got it running and it shifts nice and tight.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 2:07:33 PM EDT
Always wanted one but the prices around here are crazy. Wanted a 1972 Super Beetle and an old (not sure of year anymore) 23-window bus.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:14:53 PM EDT
I liked the pre 68 bugs, I always hated the looks of the Super beetles with their round bumpers. My dad had a 63, and a 67. I learned to drive a stick on the 67. It was tan with a black interior. I always liked the black bugs with the red interiors....
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:34:34 PM EDT
Currently a '64 baja with a little bit hotter than stock engine. Hopefully soon that will be traded for a notch and a street bug(still working out the deal, not sure on years but the bug will be pre-66). After that I've got a 2L type IV I'm going to drop into that notch, with either high compression or a turbo setup if I can fit it under the decklid. Hoping to push at least 130 without the turbo, maybe 160 with. Found a company that sells alot of fiberglass panels, and another company with air ride kits to get her down lown. Narrow the beam 4", drop spindles, maybe some Empi 8 spokes with lo pro's, and a nice big sticker of the bubble head guy pissing on a Honda symbol on both rear windows.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:03:42 AM EDT
Bugs; '60, '61, '66, (1st one I drove and only one I wish I still had) and a '72 Super Beetle.
If I had the '66 now, I'd have more $ in my pocket. Stay safe
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:26:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 1:26:27 PM EDT by olds442tyguy]
How about a 200hp N/A motor we built for a customer's buggy?

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:30:58 PM EDT
had an orange '73 Thing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:50:36 AM EDT
I had a 73 bug, Loved that thing, Had a souped up DP 1800cc motor. I use to race it around. If the mexician ones werent so expensive, id have a new one (have to have old chasis to retro fit the body and running gear from mexico onto.etc etc).
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:44:12 AM EDT
Nice motor work olds442tyguy

I don't own one myself but we have a few that we take care of for customers. Here's one that's really nice.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:42:43 PM EDT
my son has one.

I hate working on it

just rember, right next to Germany is Poland!
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