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  • Mark
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    Love them headlights… Your blowing my mind with this self healing surface coating shit… I have much Empathy for the back bending over pain… 😎 😎

    John, I’ve casually followed your back injury journey (I have probably caught a small percentage of what you’ve gone through) .  I’ve tried all the usual stuff – opioids to the point of addiction, gabapentin, radio frequency denervation surgeries until muscle atrophy caused further destabilization, and finally the spinal cord stimulator.  This is the most relief I’ve had in 15 years and I’ve managed to put off the multi-level fusion a bit longer.  The stimulator implant is what convinced me to voluntarily retire from the military.

    The latest paint protection films are really astonishing in terms of what they can do!  The film is 8 mils thick and very forgiving to apply. You can wrap just about any curve if you work it carefully with a heat gun.  I will wrap the front edge of the hood as well, then I’ll ceramic coat over the whole car, film and all. Because this car will not ever be kept outdoors for long periods of time, I anticipate the film lasting at least 10 years  with minimal yellowing.

    Mark
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    We’ve got a driver!  I won the engine and transaxle lottery with this one.  I’m definitely happy about that!

    I love my buggy!  It’s a fun car for sure.

    On the to-do list is finish up tail light wiring and get the turn signal switch working.  CFE50973-829C-434F-A364-B67AD29BFB79

     

    Franz
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    Heh. That does look like fun.

    tlambert
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    That is going to be a blast.

    Tim

    alykat
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    Looks great !

    Rustabus
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    That Buggy looks like WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Mark
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    We’re off to a hotrod show this weekend… It will be the first “public” appearance my buggy has made. Minnesota weather is not cooperating, so I don’t get to do any real test and tune before heading out.

    I got the drawthrough turbo running decent just a couple days ago. I used a Chinese GT28 turbo with a 390 CFM Holley and a CB Performance Black Box ignition. There’s very little available for turbo headers at the moment, so I used my baja header with a little adapter pipe to transition to the turbo.

    I fought and fought that Holley carburetor.  It was flooding just horribly at idle. The second time I tore the carburetor down, I found the previous owner had installed the throttle plates upside down. Man that will really screw up a carburetor.

    I suppose I need to get back on the rust repair on the ’60 Beetle now!  I’m still searching for some 3″ or 5″ narrowed axles for it. Sway A Way has been out of stock for like 2 years.

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    DaKine
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    Such a badass buggy!  Keep us updated on your trip & show 👍

    alykat
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    WOW ! Looking pretty splendifferace !  th (8)

    Mark
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    So we did the car show thing…  This was a muscle car show at a hockey arena in North Dakota. It went as expected – they didn’t really know what to do with me!

    I am glad we had other agendas – we picked out new quartz countertops and kitchen cabinets. Bought 3 more apple trees to continue growing the home orchard. The show was as boring as expected and I was reminded why I don’t really do car shows.

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    Minnesota weather still refuses to cooperate. We got another 6 inches of snow over the weekend.  Lots of deer on the move – I’d hate to hit one in the buggy!

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