I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

411 / 412 ~ 2-dr, 4-dr

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Post by vwlover77 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:38 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

You might enjoy this article, and maybe some of the California folk remember Julie and/or her beautiful 412 that was written up in VW Trends.

http://www.vwclub.org/autoist/autoist_0 ... toist.html
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Post by bottomend » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:28 pm

It was sad reading about that girl.... She sounded like a really cool person.

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Post by Sluggo » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:31 pm

That's a very sad but nice story.

On a happier note: I love this thing. It's so damn close to stock it's scary. I can get the repaint off very easily. It looks like a crappy Maaco job with no primer. It comes off when you rub it with a towel. Crawled underneath to look around and so much stuff looks untouched. The CV Boots are soft and pliable and still have the pinch clamps on. Some of the vacuum hose is original and has all the pinch clamps too. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the original engine and it had never been dropped. Found places to get most of the body parts I need. It will need to be re-sprayed with stock paint. But only on the outside. Expect to see me at the shows with this baby. I still need to think of a name.

The mechanic they had working on it was a monster. But luckily it looks like all he touched was hoses. The fuel lines are spliced together, leaking, crap and the fuel filter was barely together and leaking. Found a puddle of gas on the tin. The vacuum hoses to the auto tranny are spliced, leaky & old. Accuvance dizzy (cheap, Chinese version of the 009).

Man! I can't wait to get this going. My Bus is going to feel so neglected.
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Post by bottomend » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:45 pm

Looks like it's just you and me in here buddy... When the rain falls I'll be there, next to you with tears in my eyes.

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Post by zblair » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:29 pm

That's a cool looking car there. Yay for you and your family :king:
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Post by bottomend » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:26 am

Just dont ask him to explain the " logic " behind the color scheme on the bus.

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Post by Sean Gallagher » Sat May 19, 2007 4:52 pm

Any updates on the Type IV? Another thread somewhere?
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat May 19, 2007 5:17 pm

Sluggo wrote: On a happier note: I love this thing. It's so damn close to stock it's scary. Crawled underneath to look around and so much stuff looks untouched. Man! I can't wait to get this going. My Bus is going to feel so neglected.
I look forward to seeing it as well. Your 411 sounds like my Squareback, rough-looking on the outside and a gem underneath. . . like us.
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Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Post by Sluggo » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:55 am

Sold my 411. When I finally move I'll have no place to put it. I'll already have to park my Bus on the street and my other Bus will be in the garage while it's being built. If you live in L.A. you can imagine what parking is like around Olympic & Fairfax. It's a nightmare.

I figure I need to dedicate myself to one car at a time. When I'm done with the new Bus (almost done with the welding) I'll be looking for another VW. Maybe a Type 4 or Type 3. Maybe even a Bug. They're a dime a dozen out here.
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Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
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Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by DurocShark » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:17 am

Sluggo wrote:Sold my 411. When I finally move I'll have no place to put it. I'll already have to park my Bus on the street and my other Bus will be in the garage while it's being built. If you live in L.A. you can imagine what parking is like around Olympic & Fairfax. It's a nightmare.

I figure I need to dedicate myself to one car at a time. When I'm done with the new Bus (almost done with the welding) I'll be looking for another VW. Maybe a Type 4 or Type 3. Maybe even a Bug. They're a dime a dozen out here.
Dude! I would have "held onto it" for you!

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Post by justgimmecoffee » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:27 pm

Holy cow. like I said, you guys are eeeevil.

the notchback was a sleeper? now I know why I was always mysteriously attracted to that ugly duckling.

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Re: I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

Post by DurocShark » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:53 am

I just got a necro alert on this thread. huh.

Might as well resurrect it... :geek:

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Re: I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

Post by Sylvester » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:39 am

DurocShark wrote:I just got a necro alert on this thread. huh.

Might as well resurrect it... :geek:
You are still alive? What brings you to the five year old 411 Sluggo story?
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: I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

Post by DurocShark » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:42 am

That necro alert. :D

I still pop in here every now and again. heh

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Re: I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

Post by Sylvester » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:50 am

DurocShark wrote:That necro alert. :D

I still pop in here every now and again. heh

Well hell what have you been up to, and what are you driving these days?
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: I Just Gots Me a 411!!!

Post by DurocShark » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:52 am

A 1983 Class C RV and a 1999 Saab 9-3. Wife is doing a 2005 Subaru Forrester (ugh... Plastic piece of crap.)

No new bus since the Guac. Came close to picking up a 77 Westy but the guy couldn't get his paperwork together.

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