vintage volkswagens

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

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Don't remember any type 1 VW's without rear deck lid springs. ???:dunno
  2. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    I assumed he meant front hood, '62 is the first year the spring loaded front hinges appeared (the prop disappeared).
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  3. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Yes, sorry. Front!
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  4. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Ok, that makes sense. Lots of bent/creased hoods from those lift and release hood props.
  5. Berchunis

    Berchunis Been here awhile

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    Yes, many gas pump jockeys were clueless about the "Lift and hood, then close it" method. One guy bent mine on my '61.
  6. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll Supporter

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    Update from last year. This past summer we went back out to San Jose to help Jen with the new tires/wheels and 4 coil overs that she bought.

    Think it turned out well- she did most of the work with some hints/help from me. Woman is on a mission.

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    Oh and BTW she has no room to store the old wheels/tires and Jen says that she is going to drive this thing until it dies. But she says nobody wants the OEM wheels with newer tires at $400.
  7. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll Supporter

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  8. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Wow. Shame she's not out here. Those wheels/Tires wouldn't last long on our classifieds.

    Have her make a few 3X5 cards and put them on some bulletin boards at classic VW indie shops if they have them out there.
  9. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll Supporter

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    Where is "out here"?

    Her work hours make it hard to do anything beyond the internet.
  10. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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  11. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Probably little here you don't already know but it's got some pretty good archival footage to go with the story.

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  12. ded6080

    ded6080 Adventurer

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    Getting some air @ close to 12000' - 1967 VW Bus - watch the whole video here:

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    Trip video from the year before - parked in the field for 11 years - cut the trees - 1st test drive was heading out...

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  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Minus for the rack that's identical to my friends 67.

    I can't remember if I posted this one here but it's a pretty cool 55 Bus resurrection video!

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  14. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    It's been around but always worth a watch.
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    thumpism Between bikes

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  16. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    This one really stood out from the rest.
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I’d assume at some point the Beetle was also able to be hand cranked. At what year did that stop?
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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    56 or 58 iirc
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    thumpism Between bikes

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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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