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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: New to the forum with my 1958 Beetle Reply with quote

I am new to the forum. I also wanted to get hooked up with the local VW scene.

Here are a couple pics of my Beetle. I picked it up last month for $1700.






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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and wow, looks like a nice score. Check the calendar, there is a cruise up to the orchards in greenbluff coming up this weekend.
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mhm...I saw the car listed and would have been all over it if I were not in living in Flagstaff, AZ for the year.
I know where those pictures were taken...are you up on 5 mile?
In Spokane I live on the north part of Indian Trail.

Deffinatly a nice score Exclamation
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a very nice Beetle! We looked at it when the guy had a bunch of parts for sale. It has an early version of the 'Idiots Manual' by John Muir with it, take care of that.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smithe wrote:
Welcome and wow, looks like a nice score. Check the calendar, there is a cruise up to the orchards in greenbluff coming up this weekend.


I couldn't find when and where the cruise was. I am thinking I might be able to go.

SprÝ Norsk wrote:
mhm...I saw the car listed and would have been all over it if I were not in living in Flagstaff, AZ for the year.
I know where those pictures were taken...are you up on 5 mile?
In Spokane I live on the north part of Indian Trail.

Deffinatly a nice score .


Pics were taken on 5-mile.

I half expected a POS when I got to the guys house. When he opened up the garage I thought, "the body looks ok, but how is the RUST." I looked all over the car and no rust!! I was pretty excited about the whole deal. I was bummed at first about not having the OG smoothies, then he told me that he had the OG wheels in the back and they go with the car. Once I get them sandblasted and painted, I am going to throw them on the Beetle.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-roofs wrote:
That is a very nice Beetle! We looked at it when the guy had a bunch of parts for sale. It has an early version of the 'Idiots Manual' by John Muir with it, take care of that.


Yep, I got that, too. The guy I bought it from was a really nice guy!
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dukebradbury wrote:
Long-roofs wrote:
That is a very nice Beetle! We looked at it when the guy had a bunch of parts for sale. It has an early version of the 'Idiots Manual' by John Muir with it, take care of that.


Yep, I got that, too. The guy I bought it from was a really nice guy!


Real nice guy, was having problems with the engine in the '58 at the time, turned out to be something simple.

Yes, back to original rims, maybe even two-tone paint would look good.

Click on Calendar up above, then go to Pumpkin Run on Oct. 17th, click on that, it will give the details of the cruise this coming Saturday. Hope to see you there.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-roofs wrote:

Real nice guy, was having problems with the engine in the '58 at the time, turned out to be something simple.

Yes, back to original rims, maybe even two-tone paint would look good.

Click on Calendar up above, then go to Pumpkin Run on Oct. 17th, click on that, it will give the details of the cruise this coming Saturday. Hope to see you there.


I will try to get out there. Pretty busy this weekend.

When did you see the Beetle?
I just replaced the cap, rotor, plugs, wires, points. Set the points and valve lash. Rebuilt the carb. Replaced the rear shoes, rear brake hoses, performed brake fluid flush. Runs great now. Got a couple of oil leaks now, though. I am going to make sure that it is in good mechanical condition before I pull the motor and rebuild it.
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the Beetle in early July, ended up buying a bunch of parts from the guy.
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really nice! Will definately look better when you get those rims on it! No rust in itself is a definate score for you! Congrats! Looks like steering wheel might be mounted 180deg off??

Scott
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

motofly196 wrote:
Looks really nice! Will definately look better when you get those rims on it! No rust in itself is a definate score for you! Congrats! Looks like steering wheel might be mounted 180deg off??

Scott


Scott,
Thanks for the compliment! The steering wheel was just turned in that photo. It is actually mounted like it is supposed to be!

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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgious.
Is the og paint under that weak respray? If it were me I would hunt around and see if I could strip it back to the original paint. The Samba has great information on the practice under body and paint in the stickies.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SprÝ Norsk wrote:
Gorgious.
Is the og paint under that weak respray? If it were me I would hunt around and see if I could strip it back to the original paint. The Samba has great information on the practice under body and paint in the stickies.


Well, I went to Samba and checked out the "stripping" forum. I am going to give it a try tomorrow!! Wink I will keep you posted on the progress, or lack there of!
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need paint stripping advice...Eric (Long-Roofs) is your local point of contact!!!!

Scott
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dukebradbury wrote:
Well, I went to Samba and checked out the "stripping" forum. I am going to give it a try tomorrow!! Wink I will keep you posted on the progress


Sweet! I look forward to seeing the progress.
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