62 Beetle "Gretchen"

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Post by Muffler Bearing on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:31 pm

LB Bedwell wrote:no problem, when you gonna pleasure us with some VW porn of that ol white girl 66





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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:24 pm

good to see it


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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Muffler Bearing on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:37 pm

It leaks a little too.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:40 pm

here's a few i've been with holding and now for the new owner to add his opinions, can't wait to see her progress, she deserves it and has been a real good car to me, enojoy!

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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Well guys I haven't done anything to Gretchen since I got her except drive it everyday. Love driving it and the responses I get from people. I do have Jerry building me a roof rack for her. I'll be picking it up Sunday. My question is what color should I paint the rack? The car has the faded (patina a little) look to it so I don't want the rack all shiny. I want the rack to match the look of the car. Plus I need some really cool stuff to go on top as well. Any ideas?

Oh and I'd like another inch lower out of the front end if possible, actually the whole car down another inch. How would I go about doing that.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by zabo on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:41 pm

id go for silver
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Muffler Bearing on Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:19 pm

I like em black, but there is chrome down below so silver would bring some of the shiny up on her. It all depends if you want it to stand out or kinda blend in.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by LB Bedwell on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:09 am

I was thinking about doing one in "rhino lining" seems like it would durable enough, but I've never had anything with that spray, maybe someone who has can chime in.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by bakertim2 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:25 pm

I have a couple of trinkets to put on the roof rack when you get it. And I can help you out on getting that lower stance as well.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:52 pm

Awesome Tim! I've been looking all over everyday for some trinkets to put on it. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:13 am

Just a few pics, and the new roof rack. I gave it a few coats of flat black for a base coat.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:51 pm

Well it's been long overdue for some tinkering. Ha! So my plans were for a lower stance, quieter exhaust (only for more ground clearence and because I leave my neighborhood at 6am) and some different color wheels. Everything I touch usually tears up so the whole process took forever. I picked up a used factory exhaust for cheap and bought some drop spindles hoping that would satisfy me. After figuring out I couldn't do the drop spindles myself, thank you Jesus Tim Baker was to the rescue. And a quick turn around too. BKR is where it's at. Finally after getting home from Tim's I had to throw them on.

The first pic on the ground. Plasti Dip Blaze orange wheels as well. Don't worry peeps it pulls off when I get tired of them.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:02 pm

then I had a oh crap moment , that's not gonna work so I yanked the sway bar off.
then I backed her out and snapped a pic in the dark.
And then the next morning.
I'm gonna finally get her back on the road again and save some fuel back and forth to work.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Brooks424 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:25 pm

Almost forgot, huge thanks to Nick Brooks aka Brooks829 and Tim at BKR. Thank you guys for the help.
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Grifspop on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:26 pm

I always like the dechromed look on her- nice ride!
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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Attack chicken on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Gettin lower and lower cheers You may as well pull that lower adjuster bolt off now, or smack it off in the near future Laughing looking good!

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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Jon65 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:08 am

Looks great. One of the lowest bugs I have seen. Cool

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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by webb83 on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:53 pm

Sup guys, I bought Gretchen from Brooks424 in August '14 as my daily driver and have been enjoying her ever since.. It's really cool to see the pics! I'll have to post some soon as she looks a little different now...as for now there are pics on instagram @#gretchenbug or just google #gretchenbug and click images


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Re: 62 Beetle "Gretchen"

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:55 pm

Good you found the thread! I could not find it the other night at Summit

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