1972 Squareback Restoration

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

hambone wrote:Finally got the bill of sale. Gladys can go and I can relax my tookus.
..... until the next adventure.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:07 pm

42 years, in over my head. Better than bored I guess.
And thanks to all of you of course.
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Sylvester » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:02 am

If you could, would you own a small shop and restore VW's such as this?

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Like if Colin could own a brick and mortar shop, would he do VW's and Porsche?
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 am

Yes! That garage back there has birthed many a project. I like it in there. The only thing slowing me down is finances.
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:32 pm

Gladys is gone! First time out in the weather since '96. As Neil would say, "long may you run".

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And I am done. Time to find a new project.
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:47 pm

hambone wrote:Gladys is gone! Time to find a new project.
Congratulations, buddy. Did your heart feel a pang?
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:06 pm

It did...
The most heartbreaking was seeing my first Beetle get towed away to new owners, a very tired '66 with horrible floor pans and a billion miles on the rest. But it was still sad to see it go. Way back in '93, that's a long time ago.
Gladys is going to good people, and I've instilled the notion of classic vehicle value appreciation. She will get good care.
Today was really the first time I've seen it fully assembled and ready, outside of the close confines of my tiny garage. It looked eager to get on with it.
All I've got to say is - it takes a village to help an idiot mechannicckkk. Thanks guys, a ton.
The true test of friendship will be to see who shows up during my NEXT project.....man it's gonna be like an empty cave around here....
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:53 pm

hambone wrote: The true test of friendship will be to see who shows up during my NEXT project.....man it's gonna be like an empty cave around here....
"HI! It's me again."
"Uh, oh, hi! Colin."
"BOB HERE?"
"Uh, no, no, he had to go ... do an errand."
"Just wanted to see if he needed any HELP."
"Oh, he always appreciates it, no really."
"Well, let him know I stopped BY."
"Sure Colin, thanks, you know, he could call you if he needs any help."
"Man, I thought he'd be here, I just called about ten minutes ago."
"Yeah, he had to do an errand."
"Bob? What are you doing under the table?"
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Yeah, AS IF. You're scattered to the 4 winds. OH, wait you mean when your senile. (when) Well, just replace "Colin" in the above story with "Bob" and we're pretty much equal.
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:54 pm

DMV is giving my brother trouble because the guy's WIFE is mentioned (though not signed) on the title...on we go. Hope we get this mess done with!
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by whc03grady » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:58 am

Nice work, very sharp car. Where's the front emblem?
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:55 pm

Missing, lost thru time along with the back script. He's going to order a new one.
Bill of sale heading thru the mail again...
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Sylvester » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:20 pm

hambone wrote:Missing, lost thru time along with the back script. He's going to order a new one.
Bill of sale heading thru the mail again...
Funny of all things I have, I have an emblem for a Squareback.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by hambone » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:30 pm

I still owe you hubcaps! They're in a box since I promised you them 200 months ago.
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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Sylvester » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:10 pm

hambone wrote:I still owe you hubcaps! They're in a box since I promised you them 200 months ago.

Gad zooms I owe you shipping! PM me and I can send money your way. I am out of caps to paint.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Re: 1972 Squareback Restoration

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:03 pm

Sylvester wrote:
hambone wrote:I still owe you hubcaps! They're in a box since I promised you them 200 months ago.

Gad zooms I owe you shipping! PM me and I can send money your way. I am out of caps to paint.
Biffth dtang! Let's tighten it up around here!
Colin

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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