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  • mtnbus
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    Cole

    I think you mentioned this while camping at South Fork?

    Getting a car you can cruise so you don’t need to put all the miles on the beauty (61DD)? Is that the idea here ? Or just for fun ? Either way its great.

    Thats kinda my idea with my squarebeater. But Im using the square so I don’t beat up my beat up pick up! Ha

    alykat
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    Hey Cole. Seems like some of the DMV offices are requiring a bill of sale along with the titles these days. Let me know if you need one.

    John Jones
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    Maybe over thanksgiving break.

    John Jones
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    Not that your in. School anymore😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    ColeB
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    That paint looks good Jeff!!

    alykat, Utah is usually pretty easy when it comes to new titles. I’ll let you know if I get any backlash! Thanks

     

    bubba,

    ya, we talked a bit at the campout. I had talked to JJ about hating parking my bus downtown here worrying about it getting slept in or something haha (lots of homeless people in Spokane and my doors don’t really lock on my bus…) and I hate putting a lot of commuting miles on my bus! I’d rather save the miles on road trips. But I hate driving a normal car to work everyday… sucks the soul out of me… so that’s how this whole conversation started! He said well a beetle would be good for all that. Good mpg, not as worried about it getting fucked up, save miles on my bus. That’s when we talked about the 65 at the compound.

    JJ,

    I was hoping to do it a bit earlier than thanksgiving… just so I don’t have to drive it home in a blizzard. Not that snow has stopped me on that drive before:) haha but it also depends how fast I can get the motor and trans done and finish my dads speedster. I could finish the speedster and haul it back to Utah and then fly to junction from there. Or have someone drop me off. I’ll know better the timeframe as we get a bit closer. Hopefully it all falls into place quickly.

    John Jones
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    I feel the same way about normal cars Cole….  No bueno.. can’t do it… don’t have to, not gonna!!!!!!!!!!

    So maybe in October then?  Or later this month…. although… I HAVE to go to Mitch’s BBQ this year…. I missed it last year and gave him a lot of grief about not inviting me last year!!!  😎

    Save some money between now and then… Thats going to be an expensive two weeks for ya… But you will have a new sweet ass 65 beetle in the end!!! 😎

    Franz
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    We’re installing these wheels on the red convertible…thought you like to see them since you’re considering the same 5.5” wheel. 185/70 vredestein are like $150 each.

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    ColeB
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    Ya! I’m actually going to steal the same ones off KB’s speedster since they won’t be able to handle the 2 liter twin plug motor 😁 hahaha I just need to order up some wheels. I’ll bring the rubber with me.

    hoping for late October! But we will see… have to get the motor and trans done. As well as finish the speedster before I haul it back to SLC.

    Pete
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    We’re installing these wheels on the red convertible…thought you like to see them since you’re considering the same 5.5” wheel. 185/70 vredestein are like $150 each. 95534181-A07A-42E3-81BD-20E53A09F2E3<noscript>95534181-A07A-42E3-81BD-20E53A09F2E3</noscript>

    Ugh…..I really like that look.  I might have to get serious about asking KCW to restore the 356B brakes I have.

    ColeB
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    Love the B brakes! They also stop like discs… so nice

    ColeB
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    HELP

    I know it’s a long shot, but does anyone want to part with a NOS FAG pinion bearing? 113311219A Type 1 swing axle gear box.

    Willing to pay for shipping from EU as well. Let me know!

    Mark? You have anyone in UK or eu that’s holding onto some?

    I thought I had one lined up, but it fell through. I’d like to put all new bearings in this thing if I can.

    😊 thanks

     

     

    Baja Mark
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    I don’t really know anyone who gets into gearbox rebuilds that seriously except for Daniel Artigas in Pahrump.

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    Try these guys:

     

    Jeff Huber: (828)302-9964

    Mike Gagnier: (704)528-4479

    Billy Feagan: (615)400-2059

     

    All very good east coast trans builders that may have what you need.

    Baja Mark
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    I spoke to Daniel; he’s going to look in his private stash.

    MikeK
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    Greg (Mr Gas) down in Florence may have the bearings.  He specializes in VW trans’.  Mainly Syncro, but he builds everything.

    http://www.mrgasrebuilds.com/parts-listings.html

    Good guy.

    ColeB
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    Thanks for the help! Still on the hunt… I even emailed SKF yesterday asking about reproducing them:) hahaha long shot, but thought I’d ask. Crazy to think that a bearing used in millions of vw trans would be unavailable…

     

    I’ll make the calls to those guys today. And Mark, let me know if he says anything. Tell him thanks for looking! I really appreciate all the help.

    Pete
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    Given the difficulty you’re having tracking it down I’m assuming this isn’t what you’re looking for but thought I’d share it just in case:

    https://www.busdepot.com/113311219a

    ColeB
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    That is it. But bus depot doesn’t show it out of stock… I tried to order it a couple weeks ago and then I called a week later after it still said processing and they said it’s “back ordered with no eta”. 🙄Seems a bit weird companies can take your money and then just not contact you saying it’s back ordered. Almost like they were hoping I’d forget and just keep my money when we all know they aren’t producing them anymore haha

    Pete
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    That sucks.

    I’m sure you’ve worked the Google and checked these other sites, probably with the same “haven’t updated our website” but thought I’d share anyway:

    http://rodpenroseracing.com.au/bearings-/1702-fag-early-pinion-bearing.html

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/c/518669448

    John Jones
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    Was thinking about this project….  going to be a thrash session and fun…. 😎  Were going to need to have as much “predone” as possible, AND knock out a body restoration in a week….  😎 😎  😎

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