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New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:32 pm

Hello - I am new to the forum - have posted a couple concerning items I am looking for, etc. I just purchased a 74 Sunbug. It is a daily driver and looks okay going down the road. The interior needs complete restoration however. My goal is all original - or like the original. If there are any other women out there who are doing this themselves, let me know! At 53, my kids (and grandkids) think I am crazy.

Perhaps I am.

I am, of course, looking for the coveted Sunbug emblem and shifter. I have an early 70s Hurst shifter if anyone is interested in a trade.


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Post by DiggerD on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Welcome to the forums!! cheers

Seems like I remember seeing a place that had reproduction Sunbug stuff. I will see if I can dig it up........
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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:06 pm


Awesome! Thank you -

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:13 pm

Welcome to the site! If you aren't busy this weekend come out with us we are cruising to Atlanta to the Waffle House Museum or we usually get together every 2nd Saturday in McDonough.

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:38 pm

I would LOVE to! However, I want to wait until I can drive my Sunbug - which will probably be in 2 or 3 months. Thank you - I can't wait!

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by fluxcap on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:46 pm

Welcome to the site! Sunbug in PTC sounded familiar. I'm guessing you probably bought this car from this person???
http://forum.georgiadubs.com/t4985-hi-from-peachtree-city

She was looking for the rare sunbug items as well!

Hopefully we'll see you out and about soon. I'm just up the road in Newnan.

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Yep - the one in the same. She purchased a late 70s convertible. I am glad she decided to sell. Very nice people. I hope to have it on the street within 2 to 3 months - and hopefully, will run into you guys!

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:21 pm

By the Way - just wondering why are these 74 Sunbugs referred to as "Fatty" or "Fat Chick"?

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by rpm750 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:20 pm

Welcome, couple of us are just down the street in Newnan. I'll try and answer the "Fat Chic" question.

The Super Beetles came from the factory with McPherson Strut front suspension. B/C of this the front fenders and hood were re-designed in a way that made the nose of the car look fatter/wider/thicker, thus the "Fat Chic" was born. I have heard folks call all the late Bugs, '68 on, all Fat Chics but the term really refers to Supers.

I have a "Fatty" side.....


This is my goal some day...

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by jerryg66 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:57 pm

Welcome.
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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:11 pm

Welcome!!! alien
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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by Mfisher21 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:21 pm

Welcome to the site!
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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by Grifspop on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Welcome to Georgia Dubs!!
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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:00 am

Hi guys - Thank you! I can not wait to actually get my Sunbug on the road -

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by tamoshay on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 am

Good morning - first of all, let me say "thank you" to all of you who have been so extremely helpful and welcoming. Even though I had given the people I was buying the Sunbug from a deposit plus we had a signed contract - in that they were to let me make payments for 2 months, I just found out that they sold it to someone else. They did give me the deposit back - I am just surprised that someone would so blatantly go back on their word. Sad that some "words" just aren't what they used to be.

I still hope to find a 70s or even 60s Beetle someday and if so - I'll be sure to let you guys know.

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Re: New Gal in Peachtree City

Post by rpm750 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:39 am

Well that is just not right, folks are crazy these days. If you are interested I would consider selling the Red Super Beetle pictured above.
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