New to VW and STF

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TOOF
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New to VW and STF

Post by TOOF » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:56 pm

Howdy!

A few weeks ago I told my wife I was going to get some groceries and then came back with a truck and trailer full of parts and two 1970 beetle chassis's with a body that more or less has a baja conversion-ish.

The metal on chassis "A" is good but the suspensions components are old and worn with little evidence of maintenance. Chassis "B" looks like it was sitting in a salt water bath but it had a couple of new tie rods and the trailing arm bushings were new.

I decided to take everything off of B and put it on A and thats were I am right now. Slowly breaking stuff and adding to my list of parts to buy.

My plan is to build a baja bug this summer and then next summer set t up as a 5/1600 sportsman (meaning NOT pro).
I'm still figuring out what parts I have and what I don't.
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TOOF
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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by TOOF » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:07 pm

Got the body off, wasn't even bolted down.... wish I know that before I towed it 100 miles. Seriously the only thing keeping the body on was the two bolts at the steering coupler.
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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:43 pm

Was she surprised and pleased or is you sitter pretty well gnawed :shock: .

Welcome to STF and it sounds like you will fit in quite nicely.

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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by Mike T » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:55 pm

All I can say is, Good Job. Much fun awaits you.

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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by 5.0 Chero » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:57 am

Always easier to ask for Forgiveness than it is for Permission

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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:04 pm

5.0 Chero wrote:Always easier to ask for Forgiveness than it is for Permission
You must be very young! :twisted:

I've had over 100 cars and most of them were obtained similar to this one and forgiveness was never given even after i got rid of them in consiliation. Long time memories is the norm so protect your wedding tackle. :lol:

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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by 5.0 Chero » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:10 am

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
5.0 Chero wrote:Always easier to ask for Forgiveness than it is for Permission
You must be very young! :twisted:

I've had over 100 cars and most of them were obtained similar to this one and forgiveness was never given even after i got rid of them in consiliation. Long time memories is the norm so protect your wedding tackle. :lol:
54 years young and 34 years married to same woman we have ad close to the same total amount of cars with 14 being the most at one time she only knew about 1 of them ahead of time we fought about it and weer both pissed off for a couple of weeks. Most of the rest she would get pissed for a couple of days ad it would be over because i was not pissed and did not fight bask....after a while she just gave up

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Re: New to VW and STF

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:27 am

If she truly gave up then you have a very good wife. :wink:

So, what's the plan for the new car(s); stock/resto., Baja, race, Auto-X?

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