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Post by Grifspop on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:18 am

Thought I'd try and post a picture of my Oval window Ragtop Bug

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:05 am

Nice. Cool
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Cambur on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:08 am

looks awesome dude, I wish mine was all clean n' glossy...
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by fluxcap on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:12 am

Very nice indeed. Is this a current pic? How long till the glass is back in and hitting the street?

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by 39coupe on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:14 pm

very nice I like it.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by fearthefat138 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:37 pm

why is it four lug Suspect
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by 57RTOval on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:33 pm

Looks great! Are you putting vent windows back in or going with one-piece windows?
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:29 pm

fearthefat138 wrote:why is it four lug Suspect
Only four holes in the rims.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by fearthefat138 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:05 pm

71_georgia_beetle wrote:
fearthefat138 wrote:why is it four lug Suspect
Only four holes in the rims.
why do you post such stupid comments Question
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by 59suicide on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:15 pm

sweet ride Cool
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by DiggerD on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:41 pm

Looking good!! You need to hurry up and finish it. Then you won't have to tow it to Starbucks the next time........ Twisted Evil

Its four lug because it is on a later pan. It was more common to do that conversion in the 80's - early 90's. That way you get the styling of the older bug without the crappy ride!! Cool
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by fearthefat138 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:10 pm

DiggerD wrote:Looking good!! You need to hurry up and finish it. Then you won't have to tow it to Starbucks the next time........ Twisted Evil

Its four lug because it is on a later pan. It was more common to do that conversion in the 80's - early 90's. That way you get the styling of the older bug without the crappy ride!! Cool
thank you thats what i wanted to know.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:13 pm

DiggerD wrote:
Its four lug because it is on a later pan. It was more common to do that conversion in the 80's - early 90's. That way you get the styling of the older bug without the crappy ride!! Cool

Gearing yes but ride that is debatable....

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:52 pm

Thanks, everyone, it's 4 lug because it's on a '68 pan. Going from a '57 pan to a '68 pan allowed me to go to a synchronized transaxle, dual circuit master cylinder, Ghia discs with drop spindles, and Type 3 rear brakes. Also picked up a steering damper, the '57's didn't come with one. The Bug has an 1850 motor, Transform freeway flier transaxle, and a camber compensator with KYB gas shocks all the way around so it rides and handles and stops.

I'm building an Old School California Look Bug, dechromed, one piece windows, solid color paint, and euro blade bumpers. It's got real 2.0 litre Porsche alloys that have ben chromed running real Michelin 135's in front and real Michelin 165's in the rear.

What's holding me up is that I need to get the ragtop headliner installed before I can pull all the glass back in, and then tend to a few mechanical isues (like geting my 40 Delloroto's rebuilt and getting an A-1 sidewinder exhaust). But I may throw my attention towards my '67 Bug, it's been off the road since 1995.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:26 pm

fearthefat138 wrote:
71_georgia_beetle wrote:
fearthefat138 wrote:why is it four lug Suspect
Only four holes in the rims.
Dude, I just love your awesome comments
Seemed like a straight forward answer to me.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:14 pm

And, for some reason 4 bolts hold on each wheel

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:26 am

Here's another picture with the parking lights on





Actually, I posted a bunch of pictures on my photobucket account, check out the latest pictures here:

http://photobucket.com/Grifspop


Last edited by Grifspop on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : picture moved)
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by jshmnghm on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:18 pm

I like the smoothed hood with the crest. Haven't seen that before.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:49 pm

Thanks, when I was dechroming the hood I came down to the Wolfsburg crest, pulled it out of the trim bezel that starts the vertical trim on the hood, made a gasket for it and stuck it back on. VW quit using the crest in the early 60's, but I thought it added the right jewelry to the front of the car.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:51 pm

Did anyone notice the bumper over rider holes are gone? I'm going to run the euro blade bumpers, and I welded plates in to the upper bumper bracket holes to get rid of them too.
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:54 pm

I cant wait to see it!

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by BKiller on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:54 pm

Very nice ride. Very clean but not boring OEM, good mix.
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57 Beetle video

Post by Grifspop on Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:22 pm

It was such a nice day that I took a quick video of my Oval Ragtop and stuck it on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSTvnmj8rQ0
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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:55 pm

Got my '57 Georgia tag registered to the car today, now it's legal

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Re: Posting a picture of my '57 Ragtop

Post by sploval53 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:03 pm

good looking car nice job
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