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Author Topic: The reason I am not getting any further on my bike. 73 super beetle  (Read 1783 times)

Offline lingo

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So My money and time have been occupied by another project lately. I was given a super beetle by an older lady. It was her husband's car when he passed 6 years ago.





When I first saw it, it was covered in dust, had two flat tires, and a dead battery. So I put air in the tires and a battery and it wouldn't start. so the next step was a tune up and it back fired through the carb. I popped the hood and realized that #1 and #3 wires were switched on the cap. swapped them out and it fired right up. (Yes, I put the wires on the car but I swapped them one at a time so that wouldn't happen). I tried driving it around the block and it would achieve a top speed of a walking pace. I then rebuilt the brakes with all new hydraulics and drove the car home.


So now I am in the minor resto/ making it a DD phase.


I picked up a new set of tires for her and I really wanted to clean the wheels up and paint them before I mounted the new tires.


Before:



After:



I used the Rustoleum Hammertone Silver on them. They turned out pretty well. I am a novice painter at best.


More updates soon. I hope
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Offline phxtoad

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Ahhh... but will she do the ton, Squire?
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Offline Maritime

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Nice, I used the Duplicolor wheel paint on a set of steel wheels for my X-Trail.  I like the hammer finish.  Love the old beetles, hope you get her going without a lot of $$ invested.
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Offline Dale

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Thats a cool project lingo. My first build was a '57 oval. I was 17 years old. I loved that car.
« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2012, 08:57:37 by Dale »

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I can dig it!
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My first car was a '63.  Second car was a '71.
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Offline lingo

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I am about $700 into the car including tires. I should have it road worthy this week.
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Offline Big Rich

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Heck yes man. My first car was a 74 Super in neon orange. Looked good, ran ok, but the motor blew up and I couldn't afford to fix it.

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I had a 65 while stationed at 29 palms.
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Offline lingo

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Why is it that it seems all gear heads, at one time or another owned an air cooled VW?
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Offline Big Rich

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VonYinzer and I have had that same discussion. The sad (or good) part is: what are the next generation of gear heads working on?

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Why is it that it seems all gear heads, at one time or another owned an air cooled VW?

Because the gear heads are the only ones who can keep 'em running?
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The reason I am not getting any further on my bike. 73 super beetle
« Reply #12 on: Nov 21, 2012, 21:37:55 »
I've never had one. Does that make me not a gear head?
Although I did rebuild one from the ground up for a guy. So I guess that counts haha.

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I would sooooooo pimp a beetle in Herbie colors!

But... my Dad would roll over in his grave if I bought a Vdub.
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Offline lingo

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VonYinzer and I have had that same discussion. The sad (or good) part is: what are the next generation of gear heads working on?

I fear that there may not be a next generation. If we are lucky they will be keeping the same bikes that we are keeping out of the scrap heap now
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