Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Here's the place to start. Introduce yourself and your ride.
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Ol'fogasaurus
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Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:55 am

mlhill527 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:58 am
Hi all, I just found this group. I’m Mike and live in Houston. I have a ‘73 412 Wagon I bought new in San Diego. I also have a ‘68 Beetle I bought in ‘71. Both of them need some work, and now that I am retired, hopefully I can get to them.
Welcome to STF and retirement. Both are good places to but the car part can drive you broke (pun intended) and to drink.

Lee

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

Post by Chgrec » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:43 am

mlhill527 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:58 am
Hi all, I just found this group. I’m Mike and live in Houston. I have a ‘73 412 Wagon I bought new in San Diego. I also have a ‘68 Beetle I bought in ‘71. Both of them need some work, and now that I am retired, hopefully I can get to them.
Welcome! Of course, without photos it doesn't exist....
Enjoy your retirement!
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

mlhill527
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Re: Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

Post by mlhill527 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:19 am

Right now, it is waiting for me to finish some other projects.
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Mike
Houston, TX
‘68 Beetle, had it since ‘71
‘73 412 Wagon, had it since new

mlhill527
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Post by mlhill527 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:42 pm

And, my other project, ‘68 Beetle
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Mike
Houston, TX
‘68 Beetle, had it since ‘71
‘73 412 Wagon, had it since new

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

Post by Chgrec » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:49 pm

they do exist! Fun, be sure you post about your projects once they get moving......
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

Ol'fogasaurus
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:35 pm

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Voskhod02
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Post by Voskhod02 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:13 am

Hello everyone!

I'm Olivier from France and I'm soon picing up a VW Beetle when I come back home at the end of my 5-year contract abroad in a couple months. It used to be my grandfather's, but he sadly left us last month and I inherited his old car, which I really want to bring back to driving condition. Unfortunately, I have limited experience with that kind of project (I did work on repairing a colleague's UAZ-469, but my role was minor, I mainly sanded and painted, and changed a couple joints there and there), and that's why I'm now here.

I'll provide pictures as soon as I'm home, and hope I'll learn from all of you and that I'll be able to join the club!

See you soon on the forums.

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

Post by Chgrec » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:55 am

Welcome and sorry for your loss....cars can provide a great connection to our loved ones so I am sure you will cherish your time spent working on and driving the vw....lots of great resources here and since these are very simple cars, they are a great option for your first real adventure into the hobby.

Of course without photos, it doesn’t exist! :wink:

Chris
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

Voskhod02
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Post by Voskhod02 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:28 am

Thanks! Unfortunately, the last pictures that were taken of that car are yellowing photos that were taken with a disposable camera in the early 2000s, somewhere in an album at my parents' house. However, I'm soon coming back home, in early May, and will photograph the car to my heart's content by then.

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