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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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Old 08-23-2016, 11:53 PM   #60
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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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