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So I guess I am the only VW fan?

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by UseYourBlinker, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have a 58 microbus, that has been lowered and has 1776 motor with dual 40 carbs! I'm still working on the interior..

    <font color=blue> Yesterday was history,tomorrow is a mystery,and today is a gift. -Taproot- </font color=blue>
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    When I was younger a friend of mine had a 72 Custom Bug. He was a bug mechanic and got all the good prices on stuff for his. It was built with a 2180 that was barely streetable, a close ratio tranny, and a select-a-drop front end. I used to laugh at bugs until he took me for a ride. He could get the tires to break loose hitting fourth gear on dry pavement.
    He took it down to SIR for the hell of it and after a bit of tweaking pulled a 13.80....

    Rene

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  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    yeah, there is alot more VW's here in Cali than Blazer's. I get more looks in the bus than the Blazer. They are both alot of fun.

    <font color=blue> Yesterday was history,tomorrow is a mystery,and today is a gift. -Taproot- </font color=blue>
     
  4. lowlevell

    lowlevell 1/2 ton status

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    A neighbor of mine has a dune buggy that he got real cheap from ? I guess its worth alot of money because of who made the tub(cant remember name). He took me out in it once......it was the worst vehicle i have ever rode in. I got a mean headache from that ViBrAtInG thing. I thought it was going to shake itself apart on the rode:)

    Are you going to paint that thing some weird colors? All the twinkies i see are always painted like hippy buses.

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  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I had an 84 GTI which was a fun little car. Only problem I had with it is I was breaking tranny mounts all the time. I guess they did not like flat shifting at 6 grand.

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    I knew a guy in Massachusetts that had a hot little GTI. Then he decided to make it quicker in the 1/4 mile. He installed a nitrous kit and ended up melting the pistons on a run at Epping, NH. [​IMG] Damn thing went like mad, until it died....

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  7. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Pictures are coming soon...of my Bus

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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have a massive oil leak right now. I need to get new head cover's then I will post picture's...I'm sure nobody gives a crap anyway's.

    You can check out my rig right here <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  9. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    That's prety sweet. You know anybody that needs any engine parts? They were from a smaller engine, we pulled them to put bigger pistons and stuff on it. I need to make some room and no one here has owned a Bus since 1982!

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  10. Emmettology 101

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    We have a 69 Karmann Ghia with about 250,000+ miles on it. My aunt bought it brand new and has been in the family since and all over the country!

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    I've got a '72 Convertible Super beetle. Of course I wrecked the right side when i was 16. It's now been sitting for years. Hell of a fun ride...just don't stand up to accidents all that well. Anybody know of a good convertible tub for sale?[​IMG]


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    where are the pix? I wanna see the bus.

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    I'm an old time VW nut!! I've had buggies, bugs, 2 GTI's and they've all been fun.....This was my favorite though!
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Back in high school, my sister had a 65 bug. I was a freshman when we all piled into the car and dragged main. The big thing we did when we dragged main was...........14 people crammed into the little "pregnant rollerskate"!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Mike, Nice picture...I am going to get some pictures of the bus up tomorrow..stay tuned!



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    Had a black 65 Ghia w/2180 and 48 IDA's. Super diff transaxle and porsche alloys, the list goes on. Dropped way low but kept a mean rake. Ran High 14's consistantly. Kinda miss it but then I take the top of my Jimmy and all is forgotten. Ghia, what ghia.

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    Rail buggies rule:)

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    We have a 69 Karmann Ghia, My AUnt bought it brand new ad she gave it to my brother and I about 11 years ago. It is mostly original and has over 250,000 miles on it. It also has been across the country many times!

    It is sitting in the garage right now, but if i poured a little gas in the carb, it would fire right up and run like a champ!

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
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    Check out my other ride post!!



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