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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by fogcutter, May 30, 2015.
Don't remember any type 1 VW's without rear deck lid springs. ???
I assumed he meant front hood, '62 is the first year the spring loaded front hinges appeared (the prop disappeared).
Yes, sorry. Front!
Ok, that makes sense. Lots of bent/creased hoods from those lift and release hood props.
Yes, many gas pump jockeys were clueless about the "Lift and hood, then close it" method. One guy bent mine on my '61.
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.
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.
Where is "out here"?
Her work hours make it hard to do anything beyond the internet.
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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Getting some air @ close to 12000' - 1967 VW Bus - watch the whole video here:
Getting some air...
Trip video from the year before - parked in the field for 11 years - cut the trees - 1st test drive was heading out...
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!
It's been around but always worth a watch.
This one really stood out from the rest.
I’d assume at some point the Beetle was also able to be hand cranked. At what year did that stop?
56 or 58 iirc