50 years, 2 wheels, 1 goal

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by TheDudeAbides, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. TinkerinWstuff

    TinkerinWstuff Take it apart

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    Do it. That car is totally you.
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  2. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    It does make me miss my '67 (which I never should have sold)
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    That one started out like this:
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    And ended up like this:
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  3. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    Speaking of which....

    This one ('68) is now for sale.
    Running condition, $1,000. Lowered, Porsche discs and drums, Porsche cookie cutter wheels, new tires. I guess I should do a flea market ad for it.

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  4. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    IMHO '67 was (is) the BEST YEAR for the Beetle. Old style with 12V and 1500cc. Pop-out rear side windows were a nice touch.

    That '68 Ghia is tempting. Had a '59 decades ago. Was moving and had to let it go. :cry
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  5. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Nice Ben, I redid a 67 convertable once. HMM. :lol3 Nope no room.

    Marc
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  6. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    $1000?! Oh crap.......I might have to talk to you about that.
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  7. bobfab

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    haha i did a 67 coupe too!! Also had my heart going for a second then i looked back in the garage at all the unfinished mess.

    Great deal and uber jealous... just not enough to get into aircooled vw's again
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  8. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Nice work, Ben. A while back I inherited a Columbia Twosome circa 1950 from my aunt. It was a wreck.

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    My son and I tore it down and had the parts powder coated.

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    Remember those internal hub three-speed bikes? Well now they make 7 and 15 speed internal hubs also. I knew my kids and I wouldn't be able to ride a single speed tandem around Woodland Park easily so we fitted a 7 speed hub to it (the 15 speed is stupid-expensive). The hub is very easy to fit to a single speed frame, but it makes changing the back tire more complicated.

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    It's a fun bike and was a great project.

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    Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the results.
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  9. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Dude, nice job on the bike, I really like seeing someone take the time to restore something.

    Those are some sweet VWs, :thumb I like that Ghia! Obviously you're a VW affectionado, I'm with ya.

    This was the start of my downfall, circa 1973 :lol3
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    Then came a '73 Formula Vee, sorry for the crappy scan.
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    It died by fire, crashed into by an airplane, no shit!
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    Later came the '66, sweet ride
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    It's was a little down on HP, needed some help :D
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    2110 stroker, all the bells & whistles, hauled ass :nod till it went swimming in Katrina. The '66 drowned in 5' of saltwater, check the line out on the garage door :cry
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    Swapped out the motor, all electrical and the 66 lives on! It will never be the same though :cry

    Got a 59 after that.
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    Headed west, got a waterboxer :clap
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    Hit the Dez
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    After rolling it twice something a little more serious was needed.

    2110, 6 rib, 12" travel, yada yada :lol3
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    Does ok
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    Sorry for the Hijack
    I dig VWs too :evil
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  10. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    ^^^

    That '66 was sweet! I like the interior set up too, with the bamboo parcel tray and the Scat (maybe Empi) shifter!

    The Ghia is now sold. It got taken to a new home yesterday.
    I'll do another VW someday. Either a '62 finally, or another '67.
    Before then though, I might help my g/f find a bus for her teenage daughter. I got a line on a straight looking good running bay window in Ft. Collins.
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  11. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Slight hijack:
    I've had better luck using a digital camera in macro mode rather than scanning.

    VW nut since '71 but presently VeeDubLess. Just sold my '65 DoubleCab.

    Detour over. :D
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  12. RalphyDo

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    Hell, all you needed to do to get that Bug back into shape was alittle of this.....

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    Sorry, couldn't resist. That sucks tho, you lost 2 really nice riders. Good thing you were able to save the flooded Bug.
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  13. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Thanks, The crash was a wierd one, the Katrina problem worked out ok, ended up out west :clap
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  14. TheDudeAbides

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    Time for some updates.

    The birthday is less than a week away, and the bike is finished.

    Presenting the refurbished 1957 Hawthorne Ladies Cruiser

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    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    And for some before and after shots...

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  17. TheDudeAbides

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  18. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Ben, That is awesome. :clap:clap Great Dad you are, I know.

    Marc
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  20. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    Looks great Ben! :clap
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