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Post by bakertim2 on Sun May 22, 2011 9:20 am

I picked this 67 beetle up a couple of weeks ago. It's been stored at my dad's since then. I'm going to pick it up and bring it home in a little while. I'll be posting pics this afternoon.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by LB Bedwell on Sun May 22, 2011 11:11 am

I think you got a keeper.........
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Sun May 22, 2011 6:00 pm






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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by 68beetlebug on Sun May 22, 2011 6:20 pm

NICE bug!
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun May 22, 2011 7:44 pm

man i love me a 67
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Post by 56rag on Sun May 22, 2011 9:06 pm

its a keeper........for a little while Smile
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Sun May 22, 2011 11:34 pm

That's right Jeff. As soon as I get it running, somebody's gonna want it. I just got it to have something to drive til I get Mabeline done.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Grifspop on Mon May 23, 2011 12:50 am

Looks pretty solid, Tim
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Post by zabo on Mon May 23, 2011 6:45 am

nice tim - it would look great with some flowers painted on it flower
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Mon May 23, 2011 8:59 am

It is fairly solid. It needs passenger side floor pan, some spots on the heater channels, spare tire tray, and rear parcel tray repaired. Other than those few items, it's pretty solid. The cool thing about it is, it's unmolested and all original. All the fenders, doors, decklid and front hood are original to the car and it looks as if the bumpers and engine are too. Plans are to lower it with dropped spindles and discs up front and one click in the rear. Do the rust repairs and drive it.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Grifspop on Mon May 23, 2011 10:38 am

Those '67 front fenders are hard to find in good shape, there are a lot of junk copies out there. Plus with all the other '67 only parts, you got a nice unmolested driver there
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Wed May 25, 2011 11:32 pm

Well, I cranked the old girl up this evening. She was pouring gas out of the fuel line below the tank and out the carb. She was also pouring oil out from under the shroud. Looks like I'll be pulling the engine this weekend.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Evilrduck on Thu May 26, 2011 10:22 am

sweet ride Tim! i might know some that would buy it from you when its done lol
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by rpm750 on Thu May 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Tim do you have your own AirCooled to drive?
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Fri May 27, 2011 11:21 am

Yeah Bob, Hopefully I can get it finished before Y U Buggin weekend. I have to pull the top side of the engine apart to find the oil leak and get new bearings for the disc brakes and get the battery tray, at the very least patched up enough to take it down there.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Sat May 28, 2011 11:58 pm

I had a little help tonight and got the top side of the engine torn down. What we found was the oil cooler only had 1 nut on it and the wrong seals in place. I got it all stuck back together. So, maybe tomorrow I can get some gas back in it and crank it again. Drew got the spindles and disc setup put on, also. I can't wait to have my own VW running and driving again.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by LB Bedwell on Sun May 29, 2011 10:13 am

wow you guys are making moves!
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Major62 on Tue May 31, 2011 11:12 pm

Look forward to seeing it rolling Tim.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:01 am

Me too. I cranked it up again last night and got the same oil pumping out from under the shroud problem. So back to the drawing board. Got to pull the shroud back off and change the cooler back out.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:34 pm

After replacing the brake line today (big thanks to Clyde for the part and to all that helped me out getting it in). I got to get Bonnie out on the track. But, when I got off the track I had spun my generator and shorted out the hot wire to the gen. The fan apparently is bad causing a bad vibration which loosened the bolts holding the backing plate to the shroud allowing it to spin. The wire shorting out got my battery hot enough to melt the negative post in the battery (that I just bought yesterday). When I tried to pull the cable loose, the post pulled up through the top of the battery. But, even with all the trouble I had fun today getting to drive my OWN VW to an event, in over a year.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Major62 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:51 pm

Tim I have to hand it to you, you stayed cool in that kind of heat glad you got to take it around the track. ( well pretty cool Smile ) Glad you got one rolling. Got a good shot of your car will post it later didnt get many at the track.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by 67Dubbn on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Nice man, I swear this guy around the corner from me had that car in his back yard for a while!! I had wanted to stop for a while but didn't have the time and then it was gone!! I have a 67 myself great ride!!
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:51 pm

I picked it up From Shawn in Iron Gate off 19/41 about 10-15 miles from AMS.
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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by Major62 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:13 am

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Re: Bonnie, my blue 67 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:33 am

Thanks Randy.

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