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#31 StefC OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Hi from South Africa. Part of what we have, my son and I is a 1960 Karmann Ghia. The change over from the low light and a 1975 Fleetline split window Bus.

The Ghia is under serious restoration. Will take a year or so to complete.

The Bus is an unrestored original in near complete condition. Fleetlines were build in South Africa from the last parts before the jigs were shipped to Brazil. Some, like my sons' have some Brazilian dials which were build here in the last days but for that market.

I will get him to post a few pics. The one I have is only a side-ish view taken last Sunday at a car show. My focus was on my Unimog RV :)

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Found a front view pic of the Bus ...ImageUploadedByTapatalk1407428914.102649.jpg
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Posted August 08, 2014 - 07:24 AM

That is a really nice looking bus!

I wish mine was that nice after I restore it! lol.

I'd love to see pictures of your Karmann Ghia and hear about the restoration of it.

Thanks for the pictures and info! :wave:



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Posted August 17, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Well..... I have a extra pair of rear fenders that are in great shape, the ones on the bug now are pretty dented up.

Also had a extra drivers door so I cleaned all of the paint off of it too.

The drivers door on the bug has a little dent and since I'm replacing all of the window seals anyway, I might as well start with a different door.

Anyway, hoping to start painting this week, I don't know if I will or not, but that's the plan.

I'll keep posting updated pictures when I can.

Thanks for looking

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 04:20 PM

Do you happen to need one hubcap?
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10" across.
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Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Word of advice from an old Bug Buster. Set the valves on #3 cylinder .002 looser than the other three cylinders. This is because the oil cooler sets between the fan and the head on #3. I was able to pickup a 1970 Van for real cheap because the owner didn't know this and he took out #3 on a new rebuild. Just wanted to bail out after spending the money on an overhaul.

Do you know how to tell the owner of a bug?    The knees are worn out on his pants.  :smilewink:


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Do you happen to need one hubcap?
Yours for shipping if you do?attachicon.gifimage.jpg

10" across.

 

I will definitely keep you in mind for if I loose one, I have a full set on my bus and just got a full set for my bug a month ago.

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Word of advice from an old Bug Buster. Set the valves on #3 cylinder .002 looser than the other three cylinders. This is because the oil cooler sets between the fan and the head on #3. I was able to pickup a 1970 Van for real cheap because the owner didn't know this and he took out #3 on a new rebuild. Just wanted to bail out after spending the money on an overhaul.

Do you know how to tell the owner of a bug?    The knees are worn out on his pants.  :smilewink:

 

Thank you for the advice, I did not know that!

I haven't set the valves yet on that engine, I'm getting ready to paint the engine compartment and then I can stick the engine in it.

I am still hoping that this engine runs good, since it has good compression I'm hoping it's going to hold out long enough to get the original engine rebuilt!.

 

Oh, and I use a small stool to sit on while I work on my VW's so my knees on my jeans don't wear! :thumbs:


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Since I have no place to paint this bug out of the weather, I'm building a "painting garage", I've already built a wood frame, I'm going to bend PVC pipe in a arch and then put plastic over it.

We have built several greenhouses this way and it works great!.

Once the painting is done, the structure will be moved around back and it will be used as another greenhouse.

Here is a picture of the wood frame, hoping to have the PVC pipes in place Monday!.

Will post more pictures when I get further along.
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Posted August 17, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Nice way to get the wife to approve of building a paint booth.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 01:53 AM

Do you happen to need one hubcap?
Yours for shipping if you do?attachicon.gifimage.jpg

10" across.

I saw one on the rim at the Buckley Old Engine Show flea market on Saturday.  There was only one and I though having just one didn't make much sense.  Back in the day kids would only have a pair of good wheels and would mount them on the good side of the can and always drive by the school in the direction the wheels could be seen by the kids.


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Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Got the hoops up, now I just need to get the plastic on!

 

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Taking a short break, my sister came down from OK to visit for the weekend and while she was down she was nice enough to give me a nasty cold.

So now it's 100 degrees out, I don't have a AC and my head is about to explode :wallbanging:    :flamethrower:



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:21 PM

Who needs enemies when you have family.....   :poke:


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:59 AM

   Just spotted this thread, I have a few old air cooled vw engines and some day I am going to build my vw fiberfab car.  If I were you I would invest in a  very good vw book, there are two I would not go without.  One is - how to keep a vw alive -  Worth the $20 all day every day.  The other is -how to hot rod your vw engine-  I have both and would not attempt a build without them.  Good luck, I would love to have a good cond vw here but int he northeast there is no such thing as a good cond vw.

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