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Old 06-18-2017, 03:13 PM   #101
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Re: 1963 VW Convertible Build

Sounds great , awesome build
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:30 PM   #102
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Re: 1963 VW Convertible Build

Thanks for the vid. Sounds great! Cool car.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:15 PM   #103
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Very nice and it sounds great too.
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Thanks dudes!! It's been raining non stop this week so I haven't been able to drive it yet. Hoping the rain holds off tomorrow so I can take it to the local McDonald's cruise in.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:02 PM   #104
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I've put about 450 miles on it so far. No suprises at the first oil change or valve adjustment, that's always a relief on a fresh engine build. It's a little too low for our roads (2.5 fingers at the convertible support rails) so it scrapes in and out of driveways but it's not undriveable. I just got a new phone with a better camera so I need to take better pics of it now that it's "finished". I still need to button up a few small details like paint matching the window handle buffers and dash grab handle, adjusting the ebrake handle, and swapping out the floor mat padding with something that doesn't allow the mats to slide as easily.




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Old 07-24-2017, 10:33 PM   #105
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Very nice .
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:37 AM   #106
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Re: 1963 VW Convertible Build

Very nice looking VW right there...we had one last summer and fall just to cruise around in...folks always told me about the VW's they had back in the day...

thanks for sharing...

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:43 AM   #107
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So cool, love convertibles on summer nights.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:13 AM   #108
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Beautifully done!
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:28 AM   #109
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I haven't been able to drive it this week with all the rain we've had, but I did drive it all last week and it's up to nearly 1,000 miles on the odometer. In true daily driver fashion, it's been to Walmart, Tractor Supply (100 pounds of horse feed in the back seat), fast food drive throughs (it's a bit loud for that ), and I haven't vacuumed it out since I started driving it. I did wash it to clean off the really excessive brake dust from the pads/rotors breaking in, but other than that it hasn't been pampered.








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