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Old 06-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #211
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I basically spent every penny I made from 15-18.[/I]
Let's see...for me that would total about $63.19
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:21 PM   #212
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Ha! for me it was around 20k.

The car is amazing, just really dusty and getting a new front beam once the garage is done.

Spent the day taking the top of my 4.3 GMC Vortec apart. Damned intake manifold gasket. quite a job. Saved a cool grand doing it myself though. Hope to have it put back together and hauling junk in a couple days.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:04 AM   #213
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Hey EastCoast, not only do we live somewhat close to each other (I'm just north of Tampa) but I'm also big into VW's. I wish I had the 66 beetle I had in high school, but unfortunately sold it right after school. I now have a 72 standard beetle that I want to build into a retro 80's/90's looker, we have a 78 Westy for camping at VW shows, and a rail buggy. In fact, I'm strongly considering a skoolie with a ramp in the back to tow our buggy to Ocala for riding weekends.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:47 AM   #214
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Nice!
Well- we should get together sometime.
I live in Eustis and my bus is fifteen minutes away in Sorrento/Apopka.

I have a lot of parts to track down to complete the VW. Many parts have been lost in the decade or so its been sitting.
I need a master cyl, the mounting hardware for it, I have to figure out how to get the tie rods figured out...
Someone stole my wheels (empi 5 spokes polished) and some other stuff.
The damned shift linkage needs to be re-brazed to the tunnel and I need to find a fuel tank for it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:51 AM   #215
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I'm familiar with Eustis. We go through there every year on our way to our favorite VW show (No Dough VW Show in Port Orange). We also have a buggy friend that lives in Eustis. We also go that way to the Ocala Forest, over 50 to 19, then up to Altoona where we camp.

If your bus is in camping shape by November, you can come over and park in our yard for Bug Jam in Dade City. I'm sure you can find your parts there.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:12 PM   #216
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I used to be a regular fixture at that vw show and flapjack fest!
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:48 AM   #217
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Jeez- GM sure didn't make some of the stuff on this truck very much fun to fix.
This intake manifold job has been pretty laborious. I've got about 8 hours in it. Putting it all back together today. Just got the distributor back on and the back side of the engine all hooked back up.
Knuckles busted multiple times. Too hot to enjoy beer...
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:34 PM   #218
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Ha! for me it was around 20k.

The car is amazing, just really dusty and getting a new front beam once the garage is done.
8inch wider with some 2x3 arms? And maybe some 3x3's out back with IRS conversion????

Yes I am bad....
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:27 PM   #219
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Bansil- check out what followed me home a few weeks ago-

I used to borrow it, now its mine!
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I had a long-bed version of that a while back. 390 gasser. 5 mpg... Sold it to a farmer six moths after getting it running and street legal. Made a bit of money too.....
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