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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by buggin70 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:11 pm

drewBAKER wrote:got the brakes done on Bertha.
workin on gettin the vent glass in.
tomo is a work day. hopefully we can get the body off the pan and get the spring plates notched. the brake lines run. the fuel line, that doesnt exist, run. then the tie rods cut and put back on. steering box hooked up. then we can get the engine put in. and get her running!!!

cheers

i should be there tomarrow after lunch and ill stay all weekend
i got yall a stainless body to pan kit
happy late birthday

im waiting on gramps to do my balljoints he says hes doing them tomarrow
but im sorry i wasnt there today
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:14 pm

its fine. and thanks for the belated b day present. Very Happy
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 67vdub on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:21 pm

Drew thanks for the rack. It looks good on my 67. Your VW is looking good keep up the good work. Tell your dad I said thanks. Vernon
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by buggin70 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:22 pm

drewBAKER wrote:its fine. and thanks for the belated b day present. Very Happy

if yall need anything else gramps might have let me know tomarrow while im there
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:24 pm

your welcome mann!

i agree it looks sweet up there!

now all you need is a bunch of luggage and a cooler to go up there!!
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:25 pm

ok then. just let us know when. txt me or somethin!
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:11 am

today we got the body off the pan and got all the brakes done. there are a few things that we are picking up from lindy's shop tomorrow. then hopefully we will get the engine mounted. What a Face i can't wait to get her done. i think i should be able to drive it in the next couple days!! cant wait!!
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:33 pm

im really bummed out! today was a really frustrating day. we almost got the engine cranked tonight it has a bad fuel pump. im getting fed up with it. i think i need to get some sleep. and take a break. i have literally stayed up until 2:00 every night for the past week. we need to get a brake reservoir, a throttle cable and tube. and a brake pedal stop. it should be on the road by late next week.
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 67vdub on Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:11 pm

sounds great man. get the VW on the road. get some rest.

Sleep
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 56HAVOC on Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:13 am

drewBAKER wrote:im really bummed out! today was a really frustrating day. we almost got the engine cranked tonight it has a bad fuel pump. im getting fed up with it. i think i need to get some sleep. and take a break. i have literally stayed up until 2:00 every night for the past week. we need to get a brake reservoir, a throttle cable and tube. and a brake pedal stop. it should be on the road by late next week.

you'll hve it up and running in know time just be easy its coming along nice,cant wait to see that 5inch beam. sweet Laughing
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by buggin70 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:25 pm

56HAVOC wrote:
drewBAKER wrote:im really bummed out! today was a really frustrating day. we almost got the engine cranked tonight it has a bad fuel pump. im getting fed up with it. i think i need to get some sleep. and take a break. i have literally stayed up until 2:00 every night for the past week. we need to get a brake reservoir, a throttle cable and tube. and a brake pedal stop. it should be on the road by late next week.

you'll hve it up and running in know time just be easy its coming along nice,cant wait to see that 5inch beam. sweet Laughing

hes got a six i got a five
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:10 pm

this week im goin to lindys to get a throttle cable and tube. a brake pedal stop. and a brake fluid resevoir. then electrical work like lights and the battery. and it should be running! gettin close guys! Very Happy
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by fluxcap on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:01 pm

drewBAKER wrote:
also i need some snowflake taillights.

You still need these?
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/1690837908.html

Doesn't appear to have the bulb holders though. Crying or Very sad

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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:13 pm

lol naw. we got some at lindy's when we went last.
thanks for lookin out for me though! Wink

all she needs is a few odds and ends and she should be drivin soon. Very Happy

epic win What a Face
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by buggin70 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:17 pm

drewBAKER wrote:lol naw. we got some at lindy's when we went last.
thanks for lookin out for me though! Wink

all she needs is a few odds and ends and she should be drivin soon. Very Happy

epic win What a Face

heck yea i wanna see her maiden voyage tell me when
i have to do somethings to my car before friday

but ill help when i can
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm

aight dawg! ill def let you know.
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by buggin70 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:22 pm

drewBAKER wrote:aight dawg! ill def let you know.

ok man
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:17 pm

im bummed. today i had to run all over the place doin stuff for prom tomorrow night. and i didnt get my car running. im so upset. it feels like its one thing after another is going wrong with this car. i just cant get it done! Sad
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 68buggirrl on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:50 pm

Man, well prom is fun.. This your last yr?
Im sure you will get her up and running soon. Always best to take your time with something you care about rather than cheat your way up fast.
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by bakertim2 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:27 pm

Always best to take your time with something you care about rather than cheat your way up fast.
True dat
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by Cambur on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:06 am

yea dude, enjoy the prom you'll have plenty of time to work on Bertha later
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 56HAVOC on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:19 am

59 Euro Rag wrote:yea dude, enjoy the prom you'll have plenty of time to work on Bertha later

yeah BAPS is every year,but the prom your senior year it only comes once so enjoy bro and brtha can roll t the ATL WAGENS SHOW(PEACE LOVE AND BUGS)next weekend, but you still got im to get bertha running so get to work lol!
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:14 am

yea so i decided that im not going to school tomo. since no one is because of prom. and imma work on my car in the morning then get cleaned up and go to prom. so hopefully in that allotted amount of time i can drive her! we got the throttle tube installed and the throttle cable. all that we need is fuel and a battery. its gonna be pushin it
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by drewBAKER on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Today i got the generator swapped for an alternator. I think she should be running soon. all she needs is a battery and a positive cable. and i need a piece of hose to hook up the fuel line.

hopefully she can make it to peace love and bugs. i cant wait to drive it. What a Face
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Re: 61 bug (Bertha)

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:47 pm

Well I'm glad to see your working on it. You got enough time so you will be riding Bertha to the show. Can't wait to see it. Good luck
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