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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:57 pm

just got home with this 62 that has the one piece window, the PO has adapted down to rivieras(gottogo), drove home smooth as can be, will get some better shots in the day light
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:32 pm

Can't wait to see this car. I didn't know your were looking to buy another car.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Yeah I was trying to trade the Malibu I had and just got home with it , down in the garage going through it now
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Cave Man on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:25 pm

True Cal Look car with schaved trim and front turn signals too. It is as solid a 62 as you are gonna come by without doing the work yourself.

I found a fuel guage for it. Now for the hunt for the grill for it and a 62 speedo.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:46 pm

went through it with stadium lights and up enough to get me under there and still hold true the beam is adjusted all the way up to be able to fit those Rivieras on there, with the adapetrs and the offstets on those wheels it must add 5" scratch :
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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:58 pm

got tolove arguing with the insurance company. "sir all VIN #s have letters in them"
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:47 pm

LB Bedwell wrote:got tolove arguing with the insurance company. "sir all VIN #s have letters in them"

hahaha kids these days

thats funny cause i am only 18 hahah
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:52 am

buggin70 wrote:
LB Bedwell wrote:got tolove arguing with the insurance company. "sir all VIN #s have letters in them"

hahaha kids these days

thats funny cause i am only 18 hahah
Well its not that its just that the computers that they are reading do not reconize the VIN when its just #s same thing at the tag office, matter of the fact the lady at the insurance company made a comment that she remembered when the beetles came out lol!
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Grifspop on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:44 am

Old School California Look with one piece windows, and dechromed, cool
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by buggin70 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:20 pm

yea but i love opening my trunk to show them my engine and saying someone stole it haha

or asking for radiator hoses at parts stores haha

edit: i cant spell haha
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:15 pm

re-wired as much as I could see that she needed, got all the speakers, lights signals working etc...http://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/15/62/57/91/02310.jpg
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:38 pm

detailed all through out the bottom side and sanded and painted the 66 wheels; detailed and polished the OE bumpers and grounded it in the front, now i'm trying to find some caps and some new tires
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by fried_chicken on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:21 pm

looks good!
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:55 pm

Gretchen was the name we had picked out for the 58. I guess we'll have to come up with something else.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Muffler Bearing on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:03 pm

tires should not be a problem.....
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by callahan on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:09 pm

looks sweet with the black wheels
you should slam it and roll it just like that
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:16 pm

bakertim2 wrote:Gretchen was the name we had picked out for the 58. I guess we'll have to come up with something else.
My bad dude, I had no idea, you had the 58 first, I had some other names in mind and wasnt dead set on it. Let me know what u think Idea
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:26 pm

callahan wrote:looks sweet with the black wheels
you should slam it and roll it just like that
Thanks man I adjusted it all the way down now, but its stock spindles and stock width (32", I think thats stock) and I'm on the fence about the rear, because the 74 (seen here at BAP 10) I did two clicks on I wasnt happy with the ride, but Tim was telling me that short throw shocks would help me there, but I think I'll end up doing the 4" beam with spindles and ride the smoothies, is my idea for now


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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:31 pm

Muffler Bearing wrote:tires should not be a problem.....
I tried to text you today about the tires, the allowance lady is allowin me to get the two front ones.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by callahan on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:34 pm

yeah the right shocks will def help

lower is always better lol
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by buggin70 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:39 pm

haha what will no shocks on my car do?

rabbit

hahaha dont answer that
i allready know Mad
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by callahan on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:11 pm

buggin70 wrote:haha what will no shocks on my car do?

rabbit

hahaha dont answer that
i allready know Mad

yeah it will make your rear end bounce as much as your front does now lol
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by drewBAKER on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:16 pm

those front wheels look like they need a nice tuck job via a BKR narrowed beam.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Cave Man on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:53 pm

Much better! Those 185s fit under the front fenders better than I thought they would.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:19 am

I'm trying to figure out what tire size to run on the front; i'm planning on doing spindles too
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