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Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:37 am
by sandfreaks
long time lurker first time poster.
Located in olympia wa
Love this site and the vast array of knowledge.
Currently working on a 69 volksrod with a 5 1/2 " fernon chop.
And a 69 baja.
Been into aircooled for about 18 years now.
This is my 5th baja.

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:48 am
by Ol'fogasaurus
Another PNW sand dood! Welcome. Where do you ride?

Lee

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:27 pm
by MaNiaCaL Z78
Decided to update my intro a little bit.

Here is a video series I have started to document my VW builds (and other) as I go.

https://youtu.be/tbkmu7QlTSo

Introduction of Xoloski

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:03 am
by Xoloski
Hi All,
My name is Steve, Username is Xoloski. The username comes from combining my dog's breed (Xoloitzcuintli) and the last three letters of my last name (Tyminski), thus Xoloski.

I live in southeast AZ, about 20 west of Tombstone. I am retired as a municipal employee. When I started working in 1980 I was a mechanic working on Police Moto Guzzi motorcycles. When I retired in 2011 I was a transportation superintendent overseeing the municipal airport and public transit system. Both were grant funded and thus the combination of activities.

At this time I have:
1) A 1970 VW Beetle that I bought two years ago from my neighbor, the original owner. I plan to restore this to showroom stock condition for my wife.

2) A 1972 Porsche 914 that I bought from the original owner with 30K miles (supposedly). I found this at an estate sale buried in the weeds in the guys back yard. I plan to sell this as a true barn find to someone who is into 914s.

3) A friend with two portable sawmills that have VW engines. One is located at Prince of Wales Island, AK. The other at Ft. Bragg, CA, soon to be relocated somewhere near me.

Thanks for accepting me to this site, I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions and hopefully some answers too.

Xoloski

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:35 am
by yudan
Hello everyone my name is Yudan from Indonesia I proudly ride '62 bug

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:56 am
by doc
Welcome all!!

doc

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:18 pm
by ridwaangallow
Hi, my name is Ridwaan Gallow

I own a 1991 T3 VW Transporter (or Kombi, as known in RSA).. its was originally a 2.1i but after blowing a whole in the engine block, the previous owner dropped a 2.2, 5 cylinder Passat engine into it.. so there are allot of things that i am scratching my head about & would appreciate any advice on such conversions..

I am self employed as a welder & love working with my hands. I try to fix things myself & do not like saying"i cant", or"i dont know"..

Thanks

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:07 pm
by Piledriver
Welcome to the STF!

An inline 5 was a SA only factory model upgrade (no idea of the years, 91 IIRC was last year for Vanagon in USA), hopefully PO also swapped in the larger brakes etc it came with, may have also had a taller transmission gearset and 16" wheels.

Folks here would absolutely love to have that setup, the SA Vanagon big brake kits and uprated front suspension bits are ~hot items. The inline 5 would be a great upgrade.

You might find more info in the type5 or Bus forum, (T5=WBX based, but most Vanagon folk are there)

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:48 pm
by jmcmahon24
Hello, New to VWs in general just got a 73 beetle project gonna be time consuming but looking forward to learning and building a baja look a like lol

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:11 pm
by Lobsterloaf
Hey, I'm Ben.

Live in Queensland, Australia. Im newish to the vw world, before I became the owner of my 72 squareback I had never researched or known anything about the wonderful world of vw. I've had cinnamon (my lobster coloured SB) for about 8 months now and it's my daily driver and driving her is such a joy. I know what I want to do with it (T4 Conversion) but I honestly have no clue how to get there.

Luckily for me all you dubbers are beyond helpful and have a genuine enthusiasm you cant help but catch.

My car and spotting yours on the road make me smile and my girlfriend thinks I'm a dork when I spot a beetle up the road and get ready to wave.

Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:58 pm
by JimB
Hello, Jim here, with my first Beetle. It's a 1965 Sedan that was purchased in 1974 by the father of my wife's high school friend. It stayed there, until 1983 when another friend of my wife bought it. Fast forward to last week, and now it's ours.

The car came with two motors, the one in the car is an early 1967, 1500cc and the other is a mid year 1964, 1200cc that was in the car when purchased in 1974. The consensus among those more knowledgeable​ than me, is that the early motor is not the factory motor. The car itself is an early 65 build.

I'm undecided as of yet whether go with the 64 or 67 motor or maybe get a 65 short block.

Anyway, here it is.
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