vintage volkswagens

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by fogcutter, May 30, 2015.

  1. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    I dig the top, but I think this is a perfect example of how it's hard to get the proportions of a full length pan buggy right.
  2. AceE

    AceE supermoco

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    appears to be solid mahogany? and top heavy.

    on that subject.. check this out:

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    Hank22 Been here awhile

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    Roqon Been here awhile

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    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    This build is on the "Motor Trend" channel on cable TV today at 4"00 pm (in my area).
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    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    lighthorse n00b

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    rixcafe Been here awhile

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    At VIR yesterday.

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    AceE supermoco

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    Super!
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  11. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Nope, you can tell by the flat windshield that it's not.

    That was a joke, son.
  12. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    ‘71 and ‘72 Super’s had flat windshields.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    can tell by the grille in the apron that its a super.
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    Berchunis Been here awhile

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    lighthorse n00b

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    Berchunis Been here awhile

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    Series one (Beetle) 113 was VW's export model to USA. Had hydraulic brakes and chrome trim on body sides and windows. Cheaper 111 model had mechanical brakes and no chrome trim. Was popular in Germany and not legal for use in USA.

    BTW, 1962 was last year for the Wolfsburg crest on front hood.

    I owned a '61 with 1500cc large port truck motor and fuel tap (reserve). I miss that car.
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    '62 was also the last year for the pope nose license light, and the first year to come standard with the gas gauge and rear hood spring if I remember correctly.
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    BEC93445-5439-47E8-ADC2-C8B845D73383.jpeg 2CF45D03-6DD9-4EA4-9318-DAA984EE56B9.jpeg At a local show
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  19. dlearl476

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    I’m having an aluminum tank made for my Beck Spyder. I looked everywhere for a male thread M12x1.0 bung to have them weld onto it.

    Finally found an HD Petcock that has 3/8”NPT on it to match up to their standard 3/8”NPT Bungs.

    So, I’ve got to figure out how I can Rube Goldberg a lever from inside the cockpit to make use of the reserve. :clap

    IIRC, our ‘61 Kombi had a reserve lever, too.
  20. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    One thing that is for sure with early Volkswagens is that just about anything was possible. The license plate light you're referencing was used right up to '64 in Canada. We had a "Canadian Custom" that was essentially a standard, with no chrome on the window trim or dash, black knobs for the winders and dash. The deluxe bug got the new flat, wide version of the lamp that year.