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Post by Gypsie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:38 am

I just bought this little super:
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/1017441408.html

gonna start the Gypsie lovin' this weekend. I will post some pix after I git all up in her bid'ness.
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Post by dtrumbo » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:48 am

Woo hoo! Very nice!

Two questions, though.

What's up with the exhaust?

Is the sunroof factory or aftermarket?

Regardless, it's a sweet little ride. Congrats! :cheers:
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Post by hambone » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:50 am

Congrats. Hope this doesn't cut into engine-rebuild-help! :blackeye:
Sunroof is aftermarket. Stock was metal. Maybe a stinger exhaust?
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Post by zblair » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:14 pm

:cheers: YAY! for the Gypsie fleet!
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Post by IFBwax » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:41 pm

Wow.. nice bug. Can I drive it????
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Post by Oregon72 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:47 pm

Did you say '72???? We're family now!!!! :cheers: and brother don't shake hands - brothers gotta hug!! (a brake pad salesman from Sandusky once told me that).
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Post by justgimmecoffee » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:25 pm

sweet, what a nice find!

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Post by Westy78 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:28 pm

Not bad at all. How's the body?
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Post by Vdubtech » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:01 pm

The exhaust is a single quiet pack, a stinger comes straight out the middle. Pretty common aftermarket cheap replacement muffler. The sunroof is deifnitely aftermarket, no Bug ever came with a glass sunroof.

Nice lookin Bug!! My search continues here in the salty Northeast for a decent Bug to rip around in.

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Post by Bookwus » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:03 pm

Hiya Gypsy,

Way to go!

Speaking as a Bugowner myself, welcome to this particular corner of the fraternity. Nothing like having a Type 2 and a Type 1 cluttering up the driveway. You and VWB can share notes on your 1302s. We ought to get the PDX Bugs together sometime.
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Post by hambone » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:21 am

Was lucky enuff to drive it yesterday, ya got a good solid foundation. Remember the Gee Bee Super Sportster?
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Post by Bookwus » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:10 pm

Hiya Bob,
hambone wrote:...... Remember the Gee Bee Super Sportster?
Shades of Jimmy Doolittle! The flying engine that killed a number of its pilots. Fast (very fast) but super dangerous.
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Post by tristessa » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:06 pm

.. there's pikshurz? I didn't see any on that CL ad .. in fact it went to a listing for a Baja project, so the link is obviously farked.

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Post by Westy78 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:16 pm

tristessa wrote:.. there's pikshurz? I didn't see any on that CL ad .. in fact it went to a listing for a Baja project, so the link is obviously farked.
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Post by spiffy » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:42 pm

NICE!!!!!

Gypsie and LiveonJG are the only two folks that can keep their excitement in and not spill the beans on a new find.

Congrats buddy! Now ya wont have to futz with yer AFM as much for better mileage :geek:

Need more pics.
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