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New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:21 am

I'm new to vw scene, but I'm looking to buy a vw beetle for a project car. I've always wanted one ever since I was little and I'm finally at a point in my life where I can afford it. I've been constatly looking at craigslist and other websites, but they either don't have what I'm looking for or don't respond to me. I would prefer it be a 1960-1974 hardtop. I need it to be able to run because I live in the dorms on Tinker AFB and I really have no way to tow it around. The price range I'm looking would be around 3,500 or less. Anyway, hopefully I can find a car and come out to some meets.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:31 am

Didn't realize there was a wanted section sorry.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vdubjim » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:16 pm

Welcome! im in awacs
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:19 pm

Do you drive an orange super beetle? I saw one today going down Air Depot
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vdubjim » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:46 pm

no way, cant be seen driving those ;)

Green notchback, been a few months though
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Haha guess not everyone likes bugs. Well I found my project car. It's a 72 super beetle with a 73 motor. It has a recently rebuilt motor, new heads, clutch, brakes, and a few other new things. It has ran great so far and eveything works. Here's a crappy cell phone pic next to my other car.

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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vdubjim » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Hope it works out......
Around here rebuilt means new rings and spray painted tins.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby 66vwkafer » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:20 am

Welcome and congrats on finding your 72 super! I believe Jim loves bugs..just not supers so much :lol: Hey any air cooled VW is cool 8-)
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:29 pm

Thanks. I'll probably need some advice later on as I build on this. For now I just want to replace the trunk lid and hood and do some minor engine things like sparks plugs, wires, filters, ect. I think the first big thing I want to do is find a shop that can weld in some new floor pans. The car's body only has some minor surface rust, but the pans definately need to be replaced at some point.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vdubjim » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:12 pm

around here pans will cost upwards of 1200 :(
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vwlimoguy » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:41 pm

If your front hood is straight don't gret rid of it. You'll find that '71-72 super hoods are hard to find and overpriced. Just repaint it. If its in too bad of shape, I've got one that we could haggle over ;)
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 pm

The hood is straight, but for whatever reason the last owner pretty much coated it in bondo and it's all starting to chip and a chunk is missing in the front. I may take you up on that hood if it's in good condition.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby vwlimoguy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:21 pm

Send me a PM when you want to take a look at it. Its in great shape, an aftermarket hood that I had on a car for a while, but replaced with an original one I ran across.
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Re: New Guy looking to buy vw project.

Postby bloodbath » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:04 pm

I'll let you know if I want it soon. I'm doing some body work and repainting the car so I'll let you know if I can't get my hood to look right.
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