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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:59 am

New start for me with a new car, so I guess I get a new name too. I picked a 62 ragtop recently and hope to have it rolling soon. Until then, I'll be asking questions and hopefully hit a show or two. Here are a few pics...

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Re: Gordon's 1962 Gulf Blue Ragtop

Post by The blue dunebuggy on Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Heck Yeah thats not bad at all, good luck with the project keep us posted
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Post by fluxcap on Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:11 pm

Hadn't you found a 62 rag a long time ago before you got your old bug? I thought I remember you having a lead on a ragtop and a type34 ghia way back then.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:01 pm

Same car Eric

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:22 pm

Yep, same one Eric...he heck, we could just swap... 😀

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Post by fluxcap on Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:07 pm

Haha, I can't swap now, may be putting mine on the market soon to fund another project.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:39 pm

fluxcap wrote:Haha, I can't swap now, may be putting mine on the market soon to fund another project.
Boo!

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Post by ping349n on Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:46 pm

fluxcap wrote:Haha, I can't swap now, may be putting mine on the market soon to fund another project.

What affraid

Can't say much, I'm going to be doing the same soon. Except mine is a much smaller budget. Haha.
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Post by fluxcap on Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:10 pm

You can't be completely dubless Brian! You'll have to find another project.
we sealed a deal on something else today, so yeah, I'll be parting with mine before too long. Gordon it'll be up to you and Joel to be the airhead's ragtop representatives. (It's a tough job, lol).

And I've always loved the word raggamuffin!  Awesome name.

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Post by ping349n on Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Don't worry eric, I have one in the works. I'm not going dubless for long. Just long enough to get the new one going. Wil just say I'm going to have some "pride" soon!
Gordon, can't wait to see this one going.
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Post by The blue dunebuggy on Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:11 pm

So Eric you wont have a VW anymore ??
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Post by fluxcap on Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:30 pm

No worries, I'm a vw fool for life. I'll still have my bus, it isn't going anywhere!!!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:14 am

It looks better already just being at Bryce's...and rolling!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:54 pm

I have already gotten busy on it! After making it a roller with some good tires and removing the brakes off the passenger rear I rolled it down to the garage and started pulling it apart.  The body is now off and I have removed the engine, both front fenders, the running boards and the old hood.  Here within the next week or so I hope to put a front clip on to repair the rust of the drivers side and strip the chassis and install new Wolfsburg West pans.  



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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:58 pm

Looking great Bryce. Thank you! cheers

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Post by fluxcap on Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:49 am

Looking like good progress!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:07 pm

Chassis is out and on the saw horses!  I got most of it pulled apart today along with removing the old pans and all the tar board off the tunnel.  I also removed the flat tires from the smoothies and knocked all the hubcap clips off in prep for powder coating. The spare in the car was completely shot and one of the four rims off the car is questionable on one lip.










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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:25 pm

HOLY SMOKES!!! Amazing progress Bryce. I can't thank you enough. It looks great!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:00 pm

Wolfsburg West pans came in today!  They are nice and twice as heavy as the zito pans I have used in the past.  I hope to get them welded up Sunday if the weather is clear and then to the blaster this week.  



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Post by ping349n on Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:49 pm

Good work Bryce! I agree. Those WW pans are definitely the best to work with. That's what I had in my old 63.
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Post by edwvil on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:44 pm

Wow! You are doing a great job with your 61 vw. Thanks for your reply, I have also a 61 blue vw that needs resto. Body , pans and heaters in good shape , looking for a motor for it. Not sure if its gulf blue or pastel blue, but it looks just like yours.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:50 pm

This car is Gordon's and is a 62 but I am having a good time fixing it for him! I hope to have more progress tomorrow and Monday! Both of our cars are gulf blue only difference is mine is a 61 and his a 62. Post some pictures of your cars if you get a chance.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:40 pm

I got the pans all welded in today.  I spot welded them in every inch and a half.  Now it is off to the sand blaster tomorrow!




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Post by edwvil on Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:30 am

Clean, good looking job. Wow, you are going really fast with this resto. What motor is Gordon planning to put in? Did you had to do any repairs to heater channels? Have you done any heater channel work? I have a 62 that don't know what to do with, because needs heater channel replaced, I don't weld so its very costly to get it done... Hope to meet you guys soon, blessings!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:42 am

It is looking GREAT Bryce! As long as the original 40 horse engine is in good running order I will probably keep it in there. If it needs to be rebuilt then a 1600 will go in its place.

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