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  • John Jones
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    thennow I tried getting the exact placement from the previous 25 year old picture. I love before and after pictures! You can see by my smile that i’m much happier with the blue than the pink! The bug is doing great…awesome job KCW crew! Franz, Pat, John and everyone else who helped…you guys are awesome!

     

    Awesome pic Omar!  Hope your enjoying your new rig!!!!

    Franz
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    Working on semaphores today. Omar ordered some rebuild pieces from Kafer Nostalgie. I had to refit/profile the bent arms to the lenses.

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    Welded cracks, sandblasted, and prepped for new paint.
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    Franz
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    Painted.

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    Omar
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    Representing at the North avenue fight like a fisher car show today!E2CEEBEF-A68E-4B59-9044-CD01C23A313DB8754CEF-ED74-415C-994C-D478DACAA4A8

    tlambert
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    Nice! Best looking car there.

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    Franz
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    Looking good! Lets do the semaphores next week.

    Lowbus
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    Cool pics!

    Franz
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    Semaphore rebuild today. The cloth covered wire has failed. I drilled/made new 5/32” brass tube rivets to fully replace the wire at the soldered junction.

    Then fit Kafer Nostaglie lenses and bulb contacts.

    Fully functional for about 5 seconds on 12 volt. Haha 😆 I’m going to wire in a voltage dropper or two to prevent them from melting down.

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    John Jones
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    semi’s!!!!   Glad Omar is out enjoying his ride!!!! Thanks for the pic Omar!! and lets get that ride in here and let Franz get the semi’s in!

    Audrey Jones
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    Omar brought his car in today for his semiphores! Franz has been working on those today 👍🏻
    Omar told me he’s been driving it as a daily since getting in a little accident in his new car!! sure Omar… we know what you really did there 😉😉

    Franz
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    They are in and functioning. Also doing a suspension adjustment…it was a little tall on the rear.
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    I dabbled some paint in the semaphore pockets along with the inside of the driver door.

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    Hinge pin pressing and reaming is stressful on a painted car.

    Franz
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    Had some issues with the brakes. Leaking front wheel cylinder. I honed the bore and replaced the rubber cups.

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    The rear brakes had a large shoulder from old machine jobs that was catching the drum.

    John Jones
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    👍👍👍👍 Franz is the detail man!!  Dialing in all the little stuff that make a restored car a pleasure to drive!!!!!!

    Ragtop Ron
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    Any VW Franz touches is a pleasure to drive!

    Omar
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    I got the cip1 flashing semaphore bulbs in today, it should help with modern traffic.  Thanks Franz for the tips! ( I didn’t know they had polarity ).  The negative end goes to the arm and the positive end goes to the lens contact.

     

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