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Old 06-02-2015, 11:28 PM   #51
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I've always wanted an early 53. The early 53's had a split window but the oval window dash, then mid 53 they went to the oval window. Never cared for the split dash but love the look.
If you can find one they are very expensive. I like splits too.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:32 PM   #52
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Thinking of trying to clean up the dash a little with CLR or something. Or should I just leave it well enough alone?
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:37 AM   #53
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I would drive it just the way it is!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:19 AM   #54
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Nice! Makes me miss my 58, 64, 67, 66 bus, 65 squareback... yeah I was a VW nut many years ago. However back when I was into bugs in the early 80's I use to pick them up for under 1000, fix them, and sell them for 2500 max.

Great find, please don't mess it up!
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:23 PM   #55
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I would drive it just the way it is!
I will. I just want to get the oil leaks taken care of.


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Nice! Makes me miss my 58, 64, 67, 66 bus, 65 squareback... yeah I was a VW nut many years ago. However back when I was into bugs in the early 80's I use to pick them up for under 1000, fix them, and sell them for 2500 max.

Great find, please don't mess it up!

I'll try not to. I have a rear main seal to put in just been busy. This my first so I am learning as I go. The starter was fun lol.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:27 PM   #56
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Some pics from this weekend
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:11 PM   #57
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Its been over a year since I've posted here but theres nothing new. I did tag it up and drive it around town some. I worked on the turn signals with no success yet. I'll drive it anyway.It cranked right up the other day tho. Still liking it.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:00 PM   #58
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Great looking bug. I have had a few and they are a blast to drive. Always a head turner.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:11 PM   #59
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Great looking bug. I have had a few and they are a blast to drive. Always a head turner.
Thanks Steve. Yeah it always draws attention when I fill up. Everybody knows someone that had one.
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I love the rake on your bug. Ive had a few of these myself. Fun little cars.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:45 PM   #61
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I love the rake on your bug. Ive had a few of these myself. Fun little cars.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:50 PM   #62
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Well its been a while I know. I've still been working 7 days a week so not much time to do anything on anything. I did manage to get a new dog Jack. He a 3 legged Jack Russell that is full of energy. He also likes the bug. Since I've been working so much I've decided to take the the bug to someone for some work. I know a lot of you guys watch pickers and have seen their bug/bus purchases. They have used J-3 for their stuff so I thought I'd try them. I took my bug to J-3 restorations for some work. I haven't heard anything yet so we'll see.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:53 PM   #63
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I ordered a new frontend kit.



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Old 08-30-2017, 02:14 PM   #64
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Hey Lonerlife

This is going to handle awesome when you get it all finished and back on the road again...

Congrats on the puppy dog too...they do become family quickly...

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Old 12-21-2017, 03:40 AM   #65
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I got my bug back from Rich at J-3. It got a rebuilt 1600 from Brothers in California. Been putting a few miles on it since then.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:56 PM   #66
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Pretty car, I always wanted a beetle. I still browse them on occasion
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:45 AM   #67
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Jack and I are enjoying the bug.
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Jack sure has grown from the last picture! Miracle grow..


Love the bug!
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:36 AM   #69
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LOL I don't know but he has gained two pounds since we got him a year ago. We're going kayaking as soon as it stops raining here.
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I've almost put 500 miles on it and then it'll go back to Rich at J-3 for a valve adjustment and oil change for his warranty purposes.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:48 AM   #71
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And for everybody asking ''when ya gonna paint it''
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:11 AM   #72
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I missd this thread until now. I love your '59 just the way you have it. I've had a few but it's been years. My first car and first restoration was a '56 I had from '71-'81. I gave it to my dad to use with the agreement that I got first dibs when he got rid of it. He let my sister start diving it, she meets a guy she marries, and he has her sell it because it wasn't safe. Put her in a lifted CJ5 . I think there was some macho BS going on there. Anyway, it was bought by someone who took it back to Germany. No chance of getting my 1st love back, but still pretty neat.

I hope you don't mind me showing a picture. This is straight out of the barn at my folks' where it was stored while I lived in CA. That's Mercedes Blue with 10 coats of barn dust
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:57 AM   #73
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I just found this and I'm subbed. Good looking bug......
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:02 AM   #74
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I missd this thread until now. I love your '59 just the way you have it. I've had a few but it's been years. My first car and first restoration was a '56 I had from '71-'81. I gave it to my dad to use with the agreement that I got first dibs when he got rid of it. He let my sister start diving it, she meets a guy she marries, and he has her sell it because it wasn't safe. Put her in a lifted CJ5 . I think there was some macho BS going on there. Anyway, it was bought by someone who took it back to Germany. No chance of getting my 1st love back, but still pretty neat.

I hope you don't mind me showing a picture. This is straight out of the barn at my folks' where it was stored while I lived in CA. That's Mercedes Blue with 10 coats of barn dust
Thats a great looking bug. I wish mine was older but I like it. Ovals are going for good money these days. Splits are way out of my reach.
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