66beaterParticipantFebruary 14, 2018 at 1:21 amPost count: 64
I was driving home from work the other night on the freeway in the ‘58 bug and it started spudering and cutting in and out of power. I looked at my gas gauge and realized it was pegged on empty. Lucky for me, I was right at an exit near a gas station. I managed to make it, the engine cutting off as I rolled up to the pump. (Turned out to be a bad condenser)
While I was filling the tank, a car pulled up to me and the kid on the passenger side translated for his dad. He asked where I go for service and I told him I just work on it myself. He said that he has a bug just like mine, but the brakes need work and the engine doesn’t always start. I gave him my number and told him we can figure something out.
We figured a time and I came over one morning to look it over. We got it to start and pumped the brakes to find any leaks. I ended up replacing all 4 brake hoses and bled out the whole thing. Still need to remove all drums to unsieze the adjusters and replace at least one wheel cylinder. I’m stoked that we ran into each other! I need something to work on without spending my own money, and he’s saving big by having me Work in his driveway! Also I get to work on my Spanish, which I have been pretty passionate about lately anyway. Win win win??
us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”66beaterParticipantFebruary 14, 2018 at 1:46 amPost count: 64
Oh yeah, here is my old ‘66 next to my ‘58. The paint is rustoleum from Home Depot sprayed through a cheap HVLP gun. Looks pretty sweet from this distance! Lol
us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”RustabusParticipantFebruary 14, 2018 at 6:02 amPost count: 2077
Awesome!!!!! It’s getting harder and harder to find nice hidden VW projects!! Glad you are giving a helping hand! 😀 😀 😀John JonesKeymasterFebruary 14, 2018 at 9:32 pmPost count: 7352
Glad your helping out the local’s…. and helping keep em on the road! 😉
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