Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

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buggin68hippi
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Post by buggin68hippi » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:52 pm

hey guys hows it going! my names matt im from southern california, 30 years old and im a glass blower by trade and everyone just calls me hippi its also my artist name i go by.. ive always loved vws my pops bought one when i was like 12 for a project car.. and hes still working on it haha.. hasnt gone to far with it but it drives so thats a plus.. i recently got bit by the bug again and started searching for one for sale.. i found a 1968 for 2k that already had 90% of the body work done, had a 6" narrowed beam, drop spindles, air ride, heimed steering, 1600 dp ect.. still needs a lil work and my custom touches to it but its gonna be one awesome ride when im done with it. im building a custom shifter for it right now.. going to re-do the rear suspension with a airkewld kit and some other stuff as well.. TURBO gotta have a turbo lol.. any where i hope to learn from people on here and see your rides and share with the community as well here are some pix from when i brought it home

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Post by doc » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:40 am

Welcome to STF!

I like the stance already!!

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Post by buggin68hippi » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:38 pm

thanks! i have all the part for it to off to the side in bins.. the guy said it pretty much just needed to be put together.. him and his son were workin on it but his son wanted a 67 and brought one home so they needed the space.. i dont want to put the foam dash over the metal on so i already cut out templates and welded them in the vents on the dash so it already lookin smooth and pretty... going to weld up the ash tray slot to and the switch hole to the right of the tray and put the controls for the air ride their.. and going to relocated the ignition to the left side of the ash tray

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Post by Straven » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Hello proud new owner of a 74 beetle stock planning on building in the future but have to fix the little things first hope you all can help me. I'm 37 live in KY and a diesel mechanic by trade. I passed up a muscle car to buy two bugs one is a 74 and other is a 71 convertible. I want to bring them back to life and better..

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Post by blue72beetle » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:33 pm

Hello, new to STF, been playing with VW's in one form or another since 1999.
Found STF looking for info on Fuel Injecting an air cooled engine. I think I'm ready to step into that world.
The VW's I currently have...

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Post by SoEssential » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:48 pm

Hey
I've been lurking hear for quite awhile reading posts and finding out interesting info about the cars we love. I've been playing with aircooled vdubs since I was 15 started with railbuggies, I'm just over 30 now. Bought my first aircooled 1956 oval off of my stepfather and restored it when I was 19, it is a Canadian car, needed heater channels, floor pans, aprons, upholstery(lucky it was a "Canadian Standard" just headliner and wheelwell carpet), put it on a 68 irs chassis(56 chassis was stolen), paint body work everything done by myself(12 years later paint is still sticking haha who woulda thought ;-) ). Started out with dual carbs and have since dumped those for a newer 2.9 motronic oem vw injection system as well have added a turbo, currently it all fits under the stock apron and hood. Still have the car and drive/try new things on it, currently I would like to install some different rims but having a hard time finding a shop that can drill a custom bolt pattern in the drums/rotors. I'm in southern Ontario close to Toronto, not sure where to post on here but if anybody know of where I can take the drums/rotors to be drilled at a competent shop I would be greatly appreciated?? There was a guy here that did it, but it seems he has moved to the other side of the country. Anyways if anyone could dirrect me to where I could find that info would be great! I'll just say thanks for the years of great info that is available here, as well as the vast ocean of knowledge, I'll say it's come in handy.

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Post by Pinch » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:39 am

Thanks for acceptance My nickname is Pinch, (long story) Im from Mossel Bay South Africa and proud owner of a Kango Beach Buggy.
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:31 am

Welcome! A very cool buggy for sure.

Around the "states" you would find that a "glass bodied buggy" (not including "kit Cars" which are a bit different in concept) has several names. On the left coast you might hear used; "Manx" or "dune buggy" then as you move to the center of the country a "tub buggy" might be heard. On the right coast and off-shore then "beach buggy" is more commonly used but they all mean the same thing... fun!

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Post by Fiatdude » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:37 am

We always called them 'Glassers' -- cause they were made out of fiberglass

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Post by joelzy » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:45 am

Missed this thread when i joined, been hanging out in the conversion perversions area.
My name is Joel, I'm from Dallas, TX and i have a 69 standard bug that is getting an EJ18. Traded into the bug and never could get it running right(it also lost more oil than it kept) so instead of building another aircooled i thought i'd give the swap a shot.
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Welcome to STF Joelzy. I wouldn't worry about the leaking as VWs always mark their spots. Besideds, being a Texas guy you are just returing some of the native liquid to the ground for future residents to use. :wink:

Nice looking buggy too.

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Post by joelzy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:57 pm

Hahahaha thanks fogasaurus
I didnt mind a small leak but when i did everything short of splitting the block and i was still losing a ton of oil with every drive i decided it was time to move on. It was also missing a lot of tins and never ran all that great so ditching the motor didnt take a ton of motivation.

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Post by nelson845 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:15 am

Hi everyone! New to the site. Trying to learn as much as I can about the T4 engine before deciding if it's the way to go with my '70 bug proyect. Nelson in Washingtonville NY
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Post by Leo » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:38 am

Hello my name is leo.

I grew up in southern California so I have always loved the VW scene there. I helped my brother build a bug.

I have always liked the ghia. So now I am in the market and I want to learn as much as I can. I also want to probably do the WRX engine swap.

I learned about this site from a guy in you tube who did a wrx swap.

I am 33 and I live in mount vernon wa.

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:18 am

Welcome Leo. There are a couple VW guys who post here that aren't too far from you.

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