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  • ColeB
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    Thanks to Ed Fall of Vintage Werks! Picked these up from him today. Going to make my motor a proper little putt putt motor. A5F91B40-67E0-404D-B444-07E267CCC2FD

    ColeB
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    Finally! Got my trans case back. Seeing it all shiny makes the wait worth it. Not only is it spotless, but the finish on it makes it kind of bead water off now…. super cool. Helps with corrosion. I’m excited to get this thing together!!!

     

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    Pat K
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    All the bits take forever to get…

    Should darn near be a big o’l LEGO beetle kit when you get down here again.

    Motor is coming along nicely!!!

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Looking good Cole!!!   Keep plugging along!!!!    KB was reassuring me how excited you are about this project… 😎  😎  😎

    Need Pat to stick them rear body mounts in this week…  I hope he has time..   Then look the rest of the shell over and make sure its ready for some body work…. 😎  I’m happy the time to work on this is drawing near…  😎  😎  😎  Kinda want to get on it and get over it… 😎  😎  I am sure those 2-3 weeks will be extra stressfull…… 😎  😎

    ColeB
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    With Emilee leaving tomorrow and the speedster I’ve been working on in final “tweak” phase I’ll be able to buckle down and finish this stuff! Been a lot of hurry up and wait… but that’s how it goes. Waiting on some heads and then I’ll have the green light! Wishing i was already down there, but that’s how it goes. Soon! I’m super excited for this build! New thing for me. Really haven’t worked on many beetles… so this will be good for me. Been a few too many sleepless nights building this thing in my head. So it’ll be good to get to KCW, party, work a shit ton, and have a GREAT time! Soon!!!

    nico is ready too. Haha

    Pat K
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    I hope you’re ready for some Friday night dirty shop lovin’….🤭🤭

    We will build it if it comes.

    JWDII
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    Vintage werks did the 28 pict on my split. They do excellent work. This 65 is coming together nicely. Great work Cole.

    John Jones
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    Sadie and Nico are going to have soooo much fun!!!!!!

    Still thinking Anthracite???  What color interior did you order?

    ColeB
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    Anthracite! Red weave! Grey carpet if I remember right

     

    nico is a biggggg bitch! She’s already 50 lbs…. 4 months younger than emilees dog Django and she’s 5 lbs heavier… she’s dense hahaha

    John Jones
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    Can’t wait to see Nico and Sadie playing again!!!!!  😎

    Pat is knocking out a body mount this morning…  😎  Hopefully we can have all the welding done this week…. 😎

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    Pat K
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    Fit and burned in pass side body mount section. Also had to fab a couple of small sections for this repair.DFC23F24-4049-41D7-9418-4438E00724D685FB24E5-3CC9-441C-BBA0-6BC5C22E82512B11559A-EA00-4863-B9F9-A7B9FD4307F5

    Cole, Good news…..we think all these weld will have had just enough cure time the day you get here…😁😁😁2C4E5BF8-EEB5-4216-8CC3-ADEEA59A182302A3F0B2-C9F6-45E3-9A57-1A691842877C

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    wooop woop!!!!    Cole… When do you “think” you will get here?

    I want to be done with metal work before you get here..  We need to start the very moment you get here.. and we are going to have to limit our mystic biscuit drinking for when we are done!!!! 😎  😎

    Pat K
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    Drivers side body mount/wheel well section fit and burned in.  02C78134-23FE-451F-9306-DCEF069FD6E1CB44EB10-3EB9-4309-B715-B9A7AB5FA58A0673DA71-6D8D-4682-B54F-0D1E0E0038F293FEF547-5A44-4131-BEE5-E963F7247CF2F2151348-13BB-454D-8205-690C6806283AD5846A51-AB8E-4A2C-8924-D58A82FFDFF7056EECDC-D303-49BF-89DC-DD4F80933F93

    Next up is to fab the rear parcel tray section to complete this area.560E93A1-E249-446E-A2C8-448DD9C2227D

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    HELLS YEAH!!!!!!  Almost there on the shell!!!!  I think the parts were decent.. ??  Decklid might have sucked…. 8-(

    John Jones
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    Pat K
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    Rear package tray repair done.B78C87EA-D2E1-4969-8005-756F86BB75AA1F64B964-152D-4F72-93E0-502A3ABC01FC

    Also knocked out drivers side heater channel end cap repairs. Two patches, outer one needed some bead rolling and hammer/dolly work to form the pressing. 1829C9B3-F73B-4F83-96F0-77A88F6CFEB38F9377B6-B6FA-4160-8E83-98CB8CC3AB1E1F5457DB-1640-4358-947C-5993E98ADDCC03E05EF2-7F25-4748-8F00-AD5A0DE663E4

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    woohoo…. Looking good!!!  The $2 beetle ended up having some rust in it… 😎  Pats knocking it out like usual…. 😎

    a few pics I took while taking Buddy’s beam apart.

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    ColeB
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    Haha 2$ can’t get you shit these days;) you guys are smashing this thing! I can’t wait to get down there. Sounds like I’ll be there by Sunday! I might come down with just a trans and a short block… the guy doing my heads has been ghosting me… hoping for a miracle that they will arrive this week. If not I’ll have them sent straight to KCW. Or I’ll just have to come up with another set of heads if he totally screws me… but the motor is about as close as it can be without heads. Have the rings all gapped, got end play done and the flywheel/pulley on. Have to mount my oil cooler, but that’ll just get done when I tin the thing. Pretty exciting😎

     

     

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    ColeB
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    78E5BFBC-B697-4840-A650-A8E21DC75DF782F163DA-1BD3-48E2-A889-39440824B1D8And some cute Nico pics because I know she’s excited to hit the road too.

    John Jones
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    Sunday Sunday!!!!  So the real push starts Monday morning…   We can relax and prep for this craziness next week, this coming weekend… 😎 😎  Pat and I have to get this welding done this week… which should be no problem..    First order of business needs to be getting the paint done!!!!  All souls involved need to be sanding and doing body work on Monday!!!!!  We better order some materials on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!   a bug “Straightening” kit. 😎  😎  😎  Too bad ol Wayner can’t come hang out and help us get this shit painted!!!!  😎  😎  😎

    I know most of you remember the 26 day wonder..   I have been considering trying to hype this up like we did that one, post on all social media we can post no less than twice a day and get people hooked on the project…. even samba and facebook???   That project changed my whole life and business… We could make all kinds of video’s…   Time lapse the while damn thing!!!!  ????   I dunno.. it would be a commitment… 😎  Currently more of a thought than anything…

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