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Post by troyintahoe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:26 pm

I have a 71 Squareback I am working on. I live near Lake Tahoe/ Reno. I found this forum and thought I would post up. It's a little smaller than Samba. I kinda like that.

Looking for nice 68bumpers near me, white sun visors, exterior mirriors. I'll try and post a pic of my square now, and hello to all. Troy
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Post by Hippie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:52 pm

Nice!
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Post by Sylvester » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 pm

I would be the hippest person in my town in that ACVW! Very nice!
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Post by Velokid1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:17 pm

What a beauty! Welcome to IAC. :)

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:04 am

That is a pretty car, but why the earlier bumpers?
You get used to decent bumpers . . . :flower:

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Post by whc03grady » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:45 pm

Amskeptic wrote:We do D-Jet.
Indeed:
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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).
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Post by Bleyseng » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:50 am

whc03grady wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:We do D-Jet.
Indeed:
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Post by ruckman101 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:14 pm

Sweet. There's a square languishing inactive on the street at my work front. Making me crazy. Newer than '71 I think, it has vents on the very back window pillars.


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Post by whc03grady » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:30 pm

ruckman101 wrote:Sweet. There's a square languishing inactive on the street at my work front. Making me crazy. Newer than '71 I think, it has vents on the very back window pillars.


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Vents in D-pillar means 1971, 72, or 73, correct. Of these three, 1971 is the odd duck. A original '71 will have a horn ring (not a big plastic horn plate), and the middle windows will probably be popouts. (Of course, as you know, the 3rd digit of the VIN gives it all away, but where's the fun in that?)

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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:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Post by ruckman101 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:18 pm

lol, kaboshed by a saner head. So no square for me. Struggling to keep ghia and bus running, and the baja still sits sheesh, like a decade now.

I was excited when my co-worker expressed interest, so put a note on the dash. The owner gave me a call. The squareback is loved and he hopes to have it up and running daily driver soon. Looking forward to seeing it tool up and down the street.

Gonna put a second note on it, as he didn't leave me a number to call, expressing my joy and inviting him down to the lab and of course, the IAC. Unless he's already here. Jeff?


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