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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:05 am

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by DjEep » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:47 am

ohhhh youuu........ I see what ya did there Colin McShamelessplug....
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Sub-plug, as I am already riding on the laurels of Colin's good willlllll. Man the bilge pumps! As we all go down, salty, together.
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:38 pm

DjEep wrote:ohhhh youuu........ I see what ya did there Colin McShamelessplug....
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:21 pm

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:28 am


We do not add up our labor hours, do we? Of course not. You can't put a price on love . . .
Colin :sunny:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:43 pm

Do it the best you can...but once you see that craft then you can't stop yourself.
It is amazing that "basket case" '60s VWs are still out there.
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Post by tristessa » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:11 pm

You gonna spray it yourself this time or farm it out like you did the Squareback?
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 pm

I am seriously considering it. Why not? I do need better lighting in there, it's still like a cave. Those Harbor Freight worklights would do.
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Post by tristessa » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:51 pm

More light is always good, let me know if you could use some help with that .. think we've got a couple 8' florescent fixtures at the MLK store we're not going to use and I can see about prying 'em loose. Same lights we've got up on the ceiling of the store.

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Yeah! The more light the better. Free is always good...
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Post by hambone » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:33 am

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 01, 2013 7:57 pm

hambone wrote:Still going, but getting there!
http://pdxvolksfolks.blogspot.com/2013/ ... grind.html
You gonna straighten out that lower valence on the front? It looks warpity a smidge.
Colin . . . because it matters

(that rear shot of the bug with no rear fenders brings me back to its very beginnings, it just shows the heritage of this amazing design)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Thu May 02, 2013 7:17 pm

Just a weird camera angle, it's not that warpy in real life. You shoulda seen it before...
Today I worked 9 hours, finish sanding and loose ends. Just a few hours away from paint-ready.
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Tue May 07, 2013 8:28 am

Bug is done and ready for paint, rolled her out of the garage for the first time yesterday. Today is the day to buy paint, but I'm still deciding if I should paint this thing....I'm getting a bit overwhelmed taking on so many new things. Every damned VW project I take on makes me feel like I'm 4 years old.
Maybe I'm just tired of working alone so much. Maybe the only person you can really depend on is yourself anyway. Does it all come out OK after the wash?
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Re: Blog Post - The Return of BUG

Post by hambone » Tue May 07, 2013 2:11 pm

A big box of L10B Texas Yeller and all the fixins' are now waiting in the garage...
The guy at the paint store was really helpful. I'm just going to pour it on like the Sherwin Williams logo.
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