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Old 09-19-2020, 08:52 AM   #1241
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wow, looks fantastic.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:09 AM   #1242
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...Yes, 4 bolts, and a few cable and fuel line disconnects, and the engine comes out. Takes me about 15 minutes to get it out. Engine weighs about 200 lbs. In the pics I posted it is on a homemade wooden enigne stand that I made. Allows you to rotate the engine 360 degrees if you want to get at various sides.
Yes, you can get Bug engines out in little time. This made me think of when I was about 22 and removed the engine out of the '56 Bug I was restoring. It was sitting in a barn when I bought it, not run for years. I towed it home, got it running, but the clutch would not disengage (gears clashed when attempting to put in gear).

I wanted to see how fast I could pull the engine. I had all my tools laid out and went at it. It took me many hours! The engine refused to separate from the transaxle. Honest to God I ended up using two steel wood splitting wedges placed at the engine-transaxle interface and a sledge hammer and drove the two apart. The clutch disc was seized against the flywheel and pressure plate and the transaxle input shaft splines were seized into the clutch disc splines. The clutch disc was the weakest link and split in a circular manner just inbound of the asbestos friction lining! The transaxle was not damaged from this violent separation!
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:21 AM   #1243
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Nope staying 6 volts. I'm a hardcore "original" enthusiast. Here's a couple pics of the car. Yes, the paint color is original also.
Wow, just gorgeous! Wonderful work. I admire quality work, very well done.

My views too. Keep them 100% stock. I don't like Beetles with incorrect year parts installed, or chopped, or lowered.

There are not many vintage Beetles left due to their propensity to rust and being customized. Did you have to do a lot of welding? That is something I would like to learn to do.

It is amazing the prices vintage Beetle quality restorations bring, $40 to $50 k now. Who would have ever invisioned this?
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Since no good deed goes unpunished, once DW saw the planter I made my sister upthread she wanted planters for her beloved fall mums too (we got married in the fall and mums were the flowers).

I did not have the patience to make another one so instead I quickly banged together 4 little ones out of scrap wood and bead board. Painted bright colors they seem more impressive than they are.

"Quantity and paint make me the carpenter I ain't". Ha 😄
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Nice.
Love the colors. They will go well with mums.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #1246
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Nice car and work, doneat54!

I've probably had a dozen early VW's through the years including a 1973 Bus. My earliest one was a 1957 Beetle.

This was my last one to restore, a nothing special 1971 Super Beetle with the flat windshield. I had just finished replacing the brake system (master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes, etc) when we took this photo. Right after that I went through the engine and interior replacement.

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Some dabble in oils. I dabble in concrete

Formed up and then poured a board-formed concrete retaining wall last week. Today stripped the forms and cut off the form ties. The forming was definitely old-school, rough-sawn lumber, plywood and 2x4 wallers but also used a new type of threaded fiberglass form-tie that won't rust and virtually disappears.


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That looks great!
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Thanks! What was especially satisfying was to have worked on it with my teenage grandson.
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Zedd that would be even more rewarding doing a project with a grandson. You are very fortunate to have that opportunity.
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Shelves for basement bath...not done yet...can be configured many ways.

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Finished solar system at the mancave. Well, at least until I get more bright ideas.
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Whipped up a couple of hiking sticks for an 84 year old hiker IMG_8025.JPG
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:04 PM   #1254
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Needed another camera tripod that I can also use for binoculars for bird watching.

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Nice tripod. What kind of wood did you use?
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:44 PM   #1256
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Thanks. African mahogany with osmo oil/wax finish
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Thanks. African mahogany with osmo oil/wax finish
How are you liking that ? It's relatively pricey stuff but people do seem to rave about it.

Which flavor exactly do you use ? They seem to have several different formulations.
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I built a monopod for my monocular a few years ago. Unfinished for that rustic look. Furring strip and scraps. I love those giant twist ties.
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:48 AM   #1259
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That is beautiful Ronstar. Did you draw up that construction or build from a designed plan?
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How are you liking that ? It's relatively pricey stuff but people do seem to rave about it.

Which flavor exactly do you use ? They seem to have several different formulations.
I use the Osmo Polyx-oil satin. I saw a few YouTube videos where they applied it using a scotchbrite pad. Then rub in with a cleaner pad. Then rub down with a rag. I tried it on this project and it worked great. The rubbing kind of burnishes the finish into the wood and creates a nice sheen.
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