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Old 02-24-2013, 08:25 PM
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Got a VW bus today

Yup...

It's red and its a splitty

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:26 PM
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:05 PM
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:42 PM
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Congrats!


What year?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:50 PM
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Yup...

It's red and its a splitty
Cool! My friend and I drove one all through the mtns of northern Mexico in the '70's. It was a lot of fun. But don't get in a hurry.

Split windscreen stopped in the early 1960's? Round glass in back?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:18 PM
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I drove one as a company service vehicle during part of the early 60s. An experience I could not forget. Easy on fuel and quality built for the times. Go almost anywhere with it's good road clearance and skinny tires plus the weight on the back end.

Even then when the speed limit was lower it was about all I could get out of it speedwise. Probably fifty miles an hour on the flat but I do not remember. Visability when driving was good too I remember. Crosswinds sailing was just something you got used to. A good headwind was also interesting. It is safe to say that when in that vehicle you knew where the wind was blowing from. That feature was a no cost option.

The vehicle gave little trouble. Looking back in those days the volkswagon service departments for their product where cheap, fast and good. Perhaps over the years the best service I ever got on vehicles. Had a couple of volkswagon bugs in that period of my own as well.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:24 PM
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I'm not going to pull a hatty and not show a pic



.. Gift from my wonderful girlfriend.I can't afford a real split, yet.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:31 PM
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I'm not going to pull a hatty and not show a pic



.. Gift from my wonderful girlfriend.I can't afford a real split, yet.
Are you sure that the kit is at your age level?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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I did this



So, I think I wont have an issue.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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I did this

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So, I think I wont have an issue.
OK, you win. I'm impressed.

How does your girlfriend like her 300D?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:36 PM
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She likes it. I'm still working out the small issues.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:57 PM
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Happy birthday Joe!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 AM
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I had a 59 splitty in college. Paid three hundred dollars for it. The rear compartment had been gutted to use it for hauling stuff. No worries, we put in lawn chairs. The passenger side door had the hilarious habit of flying open if you took a left turn too fast. Mine went to MX a lot too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:55 AM
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Had a '67. King pins were stiff as can be when I got it. Lots of grease later, they were nice and loose, then too loose! Loads of fun to drive, but eventually dtropped a valve in #3. Swapped in an engine from a '69 bug. Loads of fun driving that beast. The parts guy at VW was abler to get all kinds of crazy parts for me for it. Side door hinges, windshield wiper bushings, wierd stuff. Same parts guy is now parts manahger at my local MB dealership. He can still get all kinds of wierd parts for me.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:03 AM
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I'm not going to pull a hatty and not show a pic



.. Gift from my wonderful girlfriend.I can't afford a real split, yet.
Nice! Those higher end lego kits are really well thought out and look great. Happy birthday!

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