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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by TheDudeAbides, Nov 16, 2012.
Do it. That car is totally you.
It does make me miss my '67 (which I never should have sold)
That one started out like this:
And ended up like this:
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.
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.
Nice Ben, I redid a 67 convertable once. HMM. Nope no room.
$1000?! Oh crap.......I might have to talk to you about that.
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
Nice work, Ben. A while back I inherited a Columbia Twosome circa 1950 from my aunt. It was a wreck.
My son and I tore it down and had the parts powder coated.
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.
It's a fun bike and was a great project.
Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the results.
Dude, nice job on the bike, I really like seeing someone take the time to restore something.
Those are some sweet VWs, I like that Ghia! Obviously you're a VW affectionado, I'm with ya.
This was the start of my downfall, circa 1973
Then came a '73 Formula Vee, sorry for the crappy scan.
It died by fire, crashed into by an airplane, no shit!
Later came the '66, sweet ride
It's was a little down on HP, needed some help
2110 stroker, all the bells & whistles, hauled ass till it went swimming in Katrina. The '66 drowned in 5' of saltwater, check the line out on the garage door
Swapped out the motor, all electrical and the 66 lives on! It will never be the same though
Got a 59 after that.
Headed west, got a waterboxer
Hit the Dez
After rolling it twice something a little more serious was needed.
2110, 6 rib, 12" travel, yada yada
Sorry for the Hijack
I dig VWs too
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.
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.
Hell, all you needed to do to get that Bug back into shape was alittle of this.....
Sorry, couldn't resist. That sucks tho, you lost 2 really nice riders. Good thing you were able to save the flooded Bug.
Thanks, The crash was a wierd one, the Katrina problem worked out ok, ended up out west
Time for some updates.
The birthday is less than a week away, and the bike is finished.
Presenting the refurbished 1957 Hawthorne Ladies Cruiser
And for some before and after shots...
Ben, That is awesome. Great Dad you are, I know.
Looks great Ben!