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Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:59 am
by andym
I like the headlights. Mine suck, I just drive with my high beams on. Still not as bright as some of the new cars!! I bet i have a shitty ground.

Kelley park we all can cruise over, I figure there will be a group of guys heading over with fuel injected cars so I'm gonna roll in that group.

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:41 am
by Franz
You can handle the doors. =D> I'm a whiner.

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:29 am
by Bret
andym wrote:I like the headlights. Mine suck, I just drive with my high beams on.

Haha. Nice! Smile

andym wrote:Kelley park we all can cruise over, I figure there will be a group of guys heading over with fuel injected cars so I'm gonna roll in that group.

I have a feeling its gonna be a cram session on the beetle to make it to KP if the interior shop doesn't make good time on getting it done.

Franz wrote:You can handle the doors. =D> I'm a whiner.

Haha good to know. We will see how I do on time. Who knows, might have to buy Andy and John a bunch wings/beer to get them to help me knock out the front door assemblies Thursday or Friday. Hmm. :-k :-k :-k :-k

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:37 am
by Critter1
Haha..you're welcome.. you'll be happy with this! Smile Smile Smile =D> =D> =D>
Bret wrote:...Justin convinced me to go tweed/vinyl. ...aiming for the seats to look something like this:
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Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:20 am
by Bret
Interior is done! Came out lighter than I anticipated, but Larry did a good job. I dig the lightness of the seats as it makes the inside look a little larger, but the contrast from the beige door to the door panel isn't really there, but the quality is top notch.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:38 am
by Bret
Had to add a quick story as well. Went to pick up the car last night with my parents (I was driving the car back so had to get out there), and being that my bugs tail lights are not currently working, they wanted to follow me so that I didnt get rear ended. They were in my Honda. This motor scoots. Its got pretty long gears so its not a rocket off the line, but man it scoots. I was rolling into the throttle going through the gears out in the country and I see the Honda disappearing behind me, so at the next stop sign I hang out and wait for them to catch me. I guess I rolled the bug to about 85-90 down a long straight and they had the Honda floored trying to catch up. Smile Smile Smile

This is my first big motor VW and man does it scoot. Even at that speed, this thing isn't even trying. 85 is 3700 RPM's in 4th. Haha.

Okay Andy, I think I am ready to keep up with your Subi Swaps! Wink

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:16 am
by andym
I hope your ready to roll! I'm all for air cooleds, but I'm after bang for the buck. Air cooled isn't bang for your buck.

Cars looking good man!

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm
by tlambert
Seats and door panels look great. Headliner too. It's all coming together nicely. =D>

Re: Bret's 65 #2 Build Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:01 pm
by Bret
Thanks Tim!

Show season is upon us. Crunch time!