OmarParticipantJuly 21, 2021 at 10:18 pmPost count: 63
I saw it cruising around town this afternoon, looks great!FranzModeratorJuly 23, 2021 at 10:40 amPost count: 4939
Working on a survivor 65 Fontana grey beetle today. Broken clutch fork spring, slipping og clutch, rusted muffler, and a bunch of other stuff. I just finished power washing the former grease-ball transaxle for the second time.
Perfect zero dent original pan half’s on this one.
FranzModeratorJuly 24, 2021 at 8:49 amPost count: 4939
Installed new motor mounts, clutch fork spring, and input shaft seal. Noticed the bumper mounts were almost non-existent. Called the owner Eric and asked if he wanted to do them while the engine was out. He agreed. So I took the fenders off to prep for some dirty shop rust repair work. Next week.
Also ordered a new tar board kit. I accidentally damaged the original while I was power washing.
The original axle boots are holding. So I left them alone.ColeBModeratorJuly 24, 2021 at 8:59 amPost count: 2612
Cool to see that color on a car! That’s what color my beetle originally was.tlambertParticipantJuly 24, 2021 at 12:32 pmPost count: 510
Wow pretty nice OG car. Pans look super nice.
TimRustabusParticipantJuly 25, 2021 at 9:04 pmPost count: 2628
Yeah, gotta say that Beetle isn’t the oldest or most eye catching of the bunch but really so unique and Awesome!!!! Stuff a 2 liter in it and have the ultimate Sleeper!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍FranzModeratorJuly 26, 2021 at 9:30 amPost count: 4939
Working on a late red Baja today. It’s been sitting for two years. …Probably because the transaxle mounts are blown out.
This is why we don’t like the red urethane mounts. A couple of the nuts were rubbing the flywheel too.John JonesModeratorJuly 26, 2021 at 9:40 pmPost count: 9941
Parkway projects…. Franz is the drive in mechanic master technician!!! 😎 😎
Looks like some parkway worked slipped it’s way into the dirty shop….. 😎FranzModeratorJuly 27, 2021 at 8:47 amPost count: 4939
Yeah, it’s kind of fun figuring out random problems. Good skill honing.
And I like that I can help keep our local scene rolling.FranzModeratorJuly 27, 2021 at 9:07 amPost count: 4939
76 convertible not running due to fuel supply…. Because of a incorrect reading fuel gauge.
I found a mud dobber nest on the backside of the speedometer. The electrical connections became corroded, and made for more resistance in the circuit. Easy fix with a wire brush.
I did the full tune-up oil change too.
RustabusParticipantJuly 28, 2021 at 5:24 pmPost count: 2628
Lots of Verts showing up at the shop lately!!!!!!!!!tlambertParticipantJuly 28, 2021 at 7:18 pmPost count: 510
Woah. I’ve seen those nests on outside of cars but never inside on a speedo.
TimvolksaddictParticipantJuly 28, 2021 at 7:34 pmPost count: 761
Those mud daubers had me pull the heads off a 400 sbc this spring 🙁 !Pat KModeratorJuly 29, 2021 at 6:36 pmPost count: 2634
Started on the passenger side rear bumper/fender well repair yesterday afternoon for this OG paint Fontana Grey 65.
Finished that one up this morning.
Same thing on the driver side this afternoon. Spread sealer on the backsides. Ready for a bit of paint on Monday.
We will build it if it comes.
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