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  • Avatarruss
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    i was thinking the same thing, in a garage for a couple years trying to find time to finish it, as opposed to this. drop it off and it will be a driver in no time

    John JonesJohn Jones
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    We make it look easy…  I honestly don’t think there is a more capable shop for doing any and all VW work…  I know maybe we are grumpy to talk to on the phone…. but if you can break through that barrier… it’s all good stuff…. 😎

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    We make it look easy… I honestly don’t think there is a more capable shop for doing any and all VW work… I know maybe we are grumpy to talk to on the phone…. but if you can break through that barrier… it’s all good stuff…. 😎

    You guys sure do.  I wish y’all weren’t $2,000 in car shipping charges (each way) away.

    Ragtop RonRagtop Ron
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    Omar stopped by to check things out

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    volksaddictvolksaddict
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    Oval looks nice in Zenith Blue!

    AvatarPat K
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    It was cool to have Omar drop in. He’s had this oval for years, gifted from his uncle who even painted it for him!!

    Trans was a dirty pig. Scraped and chiseled 50 years of gunk off. Wrapped up and ready for pickup this morning. 31C2E1BF-FC72-44AB-83CF-F0D22743F5F9C2EF4184-D2A2-49FB-B3C8-DABC21774FE090A4218E-519E-4A0A-9DB2-D57934E5A626

    Franz ran the torch to heat up the center section of the torsion housing, I made sure the fire didn’t get out of control. 59176B85-5C08-4CE7-96F3-5D2C0EC7A1FD01435826-52F1-4604-8EB1-17D200AD775E

    Most stuck torsions we’ve ever had to remove! Lots of prying and hammering. I think Zack snapped a couple action shots. End result, we win!!!! Look at that surface rust!E3D09CC7-91D7-4C75-B9E4-7E62B48FFDA9

    Clutch cable tube felt like it was flexing a lot when I pulled the old cable out. Opened up the tunnel, the front mount had broken loose. E5E78CB4-79BE-45DC-A9D0-CB07BF44ED7C

    Opened up the middle to add support so the clutch tube cant flex and brake again. Found this big old pile of greasy goodness that had to be cleaned out first.5712E5A1-BE03-4FE3-BCBE-51BFD7772F3AB3BA9492-F681-42BD-AF08-5A904D0C4462

    Support bracket bent up, weld prepped, ready to burn in this morning. Back to it. 294D1975-CB9E-456D-B514-DFE32CD2C445

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarAudrey Jones
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    Here’s those pictures from Zack yesterday 👍🏻

    Awesome Omar stopped by! I bet he’s glad KCW is the one dealing with torches on his oval – these guys always make that kinda shit look like no big deal 😎👍🏻

    John JonesJohn Jones
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    Gotta tear it down and get the very innards cleaned up and tidy before getting to the assembly process…

    Omar…. Moab this weekend. You should stop by.

    OmarOmar
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    Thank you so much for the invitation, but I have too much going on this weekend.  The progress is amazing!  I know I finally made the right decision to leave it with you guys, you’re finding things that I wouldn’t have even known to look for that could have been serious issues.  Have a fun weekend!

    OmarOmar
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    pink bug

    Here’s a picture of 19-year-old me with the blue ’56 in 1996.  It was fresh off the boat from Lebanon back then.  The car was a gift from my uncle.  When he told me over the phone that he got VW-obsessed-me a “buggie” I didn’t believe him.  He asked me what color I wanted it pained.  Not believing him I said “paint it whatever color you want!”  His reply was “ok, I’ll paint it purple.”  Just in case he was telling me the truth, I said “ok, anything but purple.”  That summer when we went to Lebanon to visit family, he took me to show me the surprise…sitting in an empty lot was this.

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