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job
Aug 30, 2002, 06:59 PM
i decided to throw this in here, just because i thought it was a worthy project even if it is not mac related...

so yea....

the fuel line was just cleaned after 6 years of storage.

i need to purchase a new (rebuilt) fuel pump. price : $250

next on the list is a new rearview mirror and new 3-point seatbelts for the front seat.

once it has been certified, i'll probably get new wheels and tires. the old wheels are rusted!!

Durandal7
Aug 30, 2002, 07:01 PM
The crop circle project isn't mac related either so I'm guessing this is OK.

What year Beetle is it?

Mr. Anderson
Aug 30, 2002, 07:02 PM
ha, interesting take on a work in progress!!!

well, you should post some pics too.

and how is the used parts situation with old beetles?

D

job
Aug 30, 2002, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by asurace

What year Beetle is it?

it's a 1974 red whitetop 'vert.

duke : there is a parts company up in colorado. it specialises in rebuilt, new-old stock, oem, and vintage parts.

they even sell reproduction parts from the old beetle plant in mexico.

it's called rocky mountain motorworks.

http://www.motorworks.com

Mr. Anderson
Aug 30, 2002, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by asurace
The crop circle project isn't mac related either so I'm guessing this is OK.

What year Beetle is it?

as long as he puts an apple sticker in the window it'll be fine... ;)

Durandal7
Aug 30, 2002, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by hitman

duke : there is a parts company up in colorado. it specialises in rebuilt, new-old stock, oem, and vintage parts.


Hey, they're only about 20 miles away from me...

One of my friends has a Beetle around the same age. It looks pretty slick, gloss black w/ deep purple flame job.

bombensington
Aug 30, 2002, 07:57 PM
my first car was a 73 baby blue beetle. i loved it! i wish i still had it, too, it was invincible.

we ordered quite a bit from rocky mountain motorworks, with no trouble.

parts are very easy to find for old beetles...in iowa there is a junkyard devoted to beetle parts, it's huge. i dont know if there's anything like that where you live.

iGav
Aug 31, 2002, 01:19 PM
Ah...... VW's finest.......

I'd love another Beetle....... it'd have to be an early 60's slopey........ with stock wheels, in a deep navy blue, with chrome........ and an Arnie levics special in the back.... don't wanna lose out to any Ferrari's or Porsche's on the hunt now do I.... heh heh...... I'd also love a 356 Speedster........ but practicality dictates that I must buy an Audi TT....... :)

Hey hitman post some pictures of your ride........ :)

The only surviving picture of my Bug....... metallic green, 73' 1300 flatscreen...... I know you can't see much of it..... but it was such a smooth car......

job
Aug 31, 2002, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by iGAV

Hey hitman post some pictures of your ride........ :)


i'll try to take some pictures when it returns from the shop. :)

we had to get the fuel system cleaned out and the electrical system checked.

it's not in very good condition now, but i'm working on it.

my first goal is to get it running. ;)

job
Sep 3, 2002, 12:08 AM
alright, a small update :

i just ordered a new fuel pump and a new fuel line. the parts should arrive within a few days.

i have also been reading up on the electrical systems of the beetle. my dad and i are going to rewire the entire beetle. we will need to purchase a new wireing harness.

also, my dad and i are planning on repacking the ball bearings at the end of the month when the beetle returns from the shop.

repacking the bearings should help in the driving of the car.

some pictures of when we first got it out of storage after 6 years will be posted soon. :)

oh yeah, i found an apple sticker that i'll be sure to stick in the back window. ;)

job
Oct 28, 2002, 05:00 PM
Just thought I'd update this dormant thread..

The Bettle has been in the shop now for little over a month as they literally replace the entire fuel line.

Currently we are waiting on a fuel regulator...

After that, it's drivable... :D

We have ordered new wheels and seats and are currently looking for a good body shop.

I'll be able to post some pictures soon..

I put an Apple sticker in the window btw.. ;)

wdlove
Oct 28, 2002, 05:10 PM
I've had a beetle X2, the 1st a 1965 model cream color. For the price it was the roomiest car I've ever driven, I'm 80" tall! The 2nd was a 1973 black & had original artwork done at the dealership! Was a good car in the snow storms of NE! Anxiously awaiting your photo's! :)

Spock
Oct 29, 2002, 01:39 PM
I Like the VW I had 2 fully restored once but I traded them for 2 1970 Opel GT's even better.

job
Feb 22, 2003, 03:09 PM
I haven't said much about this "Mac Project" in a while, but the the project still lives! :D

After much cleaning, scraping, tweaking, and other major and minor repairs, I am finally able to legally drive the Beetle.

I got it into 4th gear yesterday, going roughly 40~50 mph. Not bad for a car that sat outside of 6 years and would would not even idle 2 weeks ago.

However there are a lot of cosmetic repairs that need to be finished. The entire interior still needs a complete overhaul. And a new paint job is still a must.

Moxiemike
Feb 22, 2003, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by hitman
I haven't said much about this "Mac Project" in a while, but the the project still lives! :D

After much cleaning, scraping, tweaking, and other major and minor repairs, I am finally able to legally drive the Beetle.

I got it into 4th gear yesterday, going roughly 40~50 mph. Not bad for a car that sat outside of 6 years and would would not even idle 2 weeks ago.

However there are a lot of cosmetic repairs that need to be finished. The entire interior still needs a complete overhaul. And a new paint job is still a must.

I have, somewhere, a set of 4 stock tires fro, the 70's era Beetles. They were sandblasted and repainted, so they look BRAND new. I also have 4 of the hubcabs.

If any of that is of use to you, lemme know.

job
Feb 22, 2003, 04:15 PM
are you serious?!! :eek: :eek: :)

i'm in desperate need of a set of wheels!

my current (original '74!) ones are about to rust through, so i can't really drive on them a lot.