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1969 VW Beetle

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well, i no longer own a Ranger, which sucks... wifey and i needed a vehicle that was a little more fuel efficient... so we traded the ranger in for a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL... but i still wanted a project car... So, Lacy went and picked this up for me:


:yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:


it's a 1969 VW Beetle... currently, it's not running, but less than $200 will solve that problem... it's got a 1600cc dual-port engine with less than 1000 miles on it... new carb, new generator and regulator... problem is, it's been sitting for about 3 years... a fresh battery and a good tune up, and she should be running just fine! once i get home from Afghanistan, i'll get more pics and document the work i'm doing to her... btw, her name is Blue...
 


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sorry to hear that ya got rid of the Ranger.....

but nice score on the Beetle :icon_thumby:

you can still come over to Turkey Bay and ride around in an empty seat though....

l8r, John
 

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I wish cars from back then were in that good of condition up here. You can't go back more then 4 years and expect rust free around here.

>.<
 

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I wish cars from back then were in that good of condition up here. You can't go back more then 4 years and expect rust free around here.

>.<
You said it, I have seen 1 and 2 year old vehicles here with undercarriage rust. Stupid rock salt! Why can people learn to drive on snow? :icon_rofl:

Nice bug! My dad had a 72 Beetle when he was in the USMC :headbang: Drove it from PA to California and had to rebuild the engine before driving home. I have seen pictures and it was a pretty sweet little car! Best of luck on deployment! :icon_cheers:
 

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i bet the points are burnt out lol. or the carb is all gumed up.

i just got a 64 bug going and fixed the heater... i hope you don't live in a cold climate cause the heater is absolute crap.

the best thing you can do once you get that bug going is to either retrofit the fuse box to use blade fuses or to remove all the fuses and sand the contacts clean
 

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Railman: might take you up on that offer!

Koda: thankfully it doesn't snow too much in TN, and it doesn't get truly cold... i was stationed up at Fort Drum, in Northern NY... -30* not counting wind chill... there is some rust spots in typical places on this car, but overall, she's pretty straight...

whizkid: that's totally cool, and luckily, rebuilding the motor is an afternoon project on one of these cars, and something i can do myself, even with my basic tool set...

BRUTUS: thanks for the advice... i am not quite sure what kind of condition the electrical system is in. i am expecting to have to do some upgrades to the electrical in order to support a stereo system. that's one thing i've gotta have is a sick stereo! and as far as the heater goes, i'm not too worried about it, hopefully gas prices will drop by winter time, and the bug will end up being my summer car, and i'll drive the F150 of the Fusion during the winter...
 

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ii just got a 64 bug going and fixed the heater...
I have heard a lot of people try, but I have never heard of anyone truely "fix" the heating system on their VW.

Bro has a '68 with a 1600DP, back when it was in good health it would get about 40mpg. It probably still would but oil runs out the cylinder to block gaskets.

He put electric blower motors in the ducts under the rear seat which helped quite a bit, but the ductwork going to the defroster is plugged with what appears to be course steel wool (rather hard to get out)
 

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okay, so i'm about a month out from getting home from the sandbox, and i went ahead and started ordering parts for the car... here's a list of everything that i've ordered... cannot wait to tear into this thing!


Parts Purchased for Beetle

Part Number Item Description QTY Price EA. Tot. Price
111-COMP-1969 Complete VW Car Rubber Kit, Bug 1969, Cal Look Window Seals 1 $450.00 $450.00
9191VW Pulley, Alternator/Generator, 12V, Chrome1 1 $8.95 $8.95
113X912 Alternator Belt, 12 Volt 1 $9.95 $9.95
3245VW Carburetor Adapter For Alt Conversion 1 $11.95 $11.95
WK-113-68-69-ALT VW Wiring Loom Kit, VW Bug 1968-69, Alternator Version 1 $229.95 $229.95
113955113D Wiper Motor, Rebuilt, Bug 1968-69 1 $99.95 $99.95
111955215D Wiper Shaft, Bug 1968-69, Left, 2 Pin 1 $33.95 $33.95
111955216D Wiper Shaft, Bug 1968-69, Right, 1 Pin 1 $33.95 $33.95
111955408D Wiper Arm, Bug 1968-69, Right 1 $14.95 $14.95
111955407D Wiper Arm, Bug 1968-69, Left 1 $14.95 $14.95
111-261BW Wiper Shaft Grommets, Pair 1 $2.95 $2.95
VW_Tune_Up_Kit_2 Tune Up Kit 2 *(for use with 009 distributor) 1 $49.95 $49.95
3417GT GT Exhaust System, 2-Tip, Exits Thru Stock Holes 1 $71.95 $71.95
3175VW VW T-Bars, 1968-73 Bug, 1971-73 Super, Chrome, Front or Rear, Pair 2 $15.95 $31.90
111957801K VW Speedometer Cable, 1966-74 VW Bug 1 $9.95 $9.95
111-861 VW Speedo Cable Thru Body Seal 1 $1.95 $1.95
NTRB898-814A Billet Aluminum Running Boards, Satin Black, W/ Polished Ribs, Left & Right 1 $149.95 $149.95
NTSP837-4591 Sills, Billet Aluminum, Satin Black w/ Polished Ribs, Pair, Bug 1954-70 1 $39.95 $39.95
534-T1153-Colors VW Trunk Carpet Kit, Bug 1968-77 ColorCarpet: 801-BlackCutpile 1 $59.95 $59.95
21-2016-VELOUR VW Sunvisors, Bug/Super 1965-79, Pair, Choose Velour Color: 56-Grey 1 $54.95 $54.95
34-F1173-Color Prem. Frnt Carpet Kit, Bug 1969, W/out Footrest, Choose Color: Blk Cutpile 1 $139.95 $139.95
21-2019BK Sunvisor Clips, Black, Pair 1 $4.00 $4.00
34-M1022-701 Floor Mat, Bug Sedan 54-79, No Footrest, Black Carpet, Set Of 4 1 $49.95 $49.95
VWSeatBeltKit1 VW Seat Belt Kit 1, Belt Color: Black 1 $175.95 $175.95
UNK VW Rear Brake Shoes, Set Fits Both Wheels, No Core 1 $27.95 $27.95
17179 VW Rear Brake Hardware Kit 2 $9.95 $19.90
9444 VW Alternator Conversion Kit, with AL82 Alternator 1 $219.95 $219.95
111405615BI VW Brake Drum, VW Bug 68-78, Front, Italian, 4 Lug 2 $54.95 $109.90
17162 VW Front Brake Hardware Kit 2 $9.95 $19.90
UNK VW Front Brake Shoes, Set, Fits Both Wheels, No Core 1 $27.95 $27.95
113501615JI VW Rear Brake Drum, 4 Lug, Italian, Each 2 $59.95 $119.90
79-4640 Shift Pattern Gear Shift Knobs, Black Vinyl 1 $13.95 $13.95
6021 Pedal Pad Covers, Custom, Brake, Clutch & Accelerator 1 $9.95 $9.95
20-1103-Velour VW Headliner, 1968-77 VW Bug , Simple w/ Posts Velour Color: 56 Grey 1 $149.95 $149.95
113-649 *VW Headliner Bow Cap, All Years ** 1 $3.95 $3.95
20-2010 VW Headliner Bow For VW Bugs & *VW Karmann Ghia's* 6 $4.95 $29.70
562532 BLACK VINYL PRO 90-H INTERIOR KIT* 1 $1,007.99 $1,007.99
*iDA-X305 Alpine Digital Media Reciever, Full-DIN $269.99 $269.99
RFC1 Rockford Fosgate 1 Farad Capacitor 1 $63.39 $63.39
RFK4X Rockford Fosgate 4 AWG Complete Amplifier Install Kit 1 $84.99 $84.99
P1692 Rockford Fosgate Punch 6x9" Full Range Coaxial Speakers 1 $59.99 $59.99
8073-167 D51R Optima YellowTop Dual Purpose Battery 1 $159.95 $159.95
P1652-S Rockford Fosgate Punch 6.5" Component Speakers 1 $199.99 $199.99
P3D2-10 Rockford Fosgate Punch P3 DVC 2-Ohm Subwoofer 1 $144.29 $144.29
PEQ Rockford Fosgate Punch PEQ Equalization Remote 1 $29.99 $29.99
RattleTrap FatMat 100 Sq Ft sound Deadener W/ Install Kit 2 $99.99 $199.98
P500-1bd Rockford Fosgate Punch 500 Watt Class b/d Mono Amplifier 1 $220.39 $220.39

i know, LOTS of stuff... i've got my work cut out for me... nearly $5,000 worth of parts... she's gonna be NIIICE!!!
 

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man I'm sorry to hear about your ranger but it looks like you're gonna have one helluva bug
 

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hopefully I can swing by and see the bug gettin' built up in person:icon_thumby:

also, remember that the offer to go ride with us at TB is still open whenever ya feel like it....at least as a passenger....

l8r, John
 

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John: you're more than welcome... i'm actually gonna need some help with a few things for this car, if you or anyone you know knows how to work with fiberglass, teach me! i need to make some speaker kick panels for the car...
 

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no problem, I have a buddy who likes that nasty crap.....:D:icon_rofl::icon_rofl:

just gonna patiently wait for ya return from the big "litter box".....

l8r, John
 

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well, work on old Blue is soon to start... should be home from the "litter box" here in a few days... i'll make sure i keep you guys posted...
 

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glad ya on ya way home soon:icon_thumby::icon_thumby::icon_thumby:

after ya get back and settled we should set up a little g2g...

l8r, John
 

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sounds good John... as long as there's Guinness involved, i'm down! email me at buffster1980@gmail.com so i can get your contact info. we'll def. go get a beer!
 

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