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Phat BugParticipantApril 17, 2023 at 7:52 pmPost count: 51
G’day from Australia!
My 1st Beetle we built when I was 15 (1996)……..
1965 Bug, shaved trim and bumpers, 1 piece glass, wide fibreglass guards and bonnet, Parked beside my Mum’s superbug and my sisters ’64.
After a move out to the country and an incident with a tree, we rebuilt it into my first Baja in 1998….Phat BugParticipantMarch 10, 2022 at 12:58 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantAugust 9, 2021 at 2:03 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantAugust 4, 2021 at 3:27 pmPost count: 51
This one has a special place in my heart too, my Father is like a bloodhound when it comes to finding lost VW’s. This one is one of his favourites too…
I hope you’re doing well Rob, long time no chat.
Rhett.Phat BugParticipantJune 22, 2021 at 6:33 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 22, 2021 at 6:04 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 8, 2021 at 5:03 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 7, 2021 at 4:54 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantFebruary 7, 2021 at 1:10 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJanuary 3, 2021 at 4:19 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 10, 2020 at 4:37 pmPost count: 51
Man that’s incredible, very jealous!
Mine is about $700 ($460USD) per car, for the 2 daily drivers, to the state.
I also have 3 cars on “Club Permits” so have to be a member of a car club and car must be more than 25 years old, limited to 90 days use a year. $180ea ($127USD) per year.
Then each has to have private insurance, on top of that.Phat BugParticipantJune 10, 2020 at 2:39 pmPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 10, 2020 at 12:27 amPost count: 51Phat BugParticipantJune 9, 2020 at 12:54 amPost count: 51
Our planned 2020 desert trip should have been last weekend, but we are still in lock down due to COVID-19.
Whilst it sucks, I’ve spent nearly the whole of last year working away and we haven’t made much progress on any of the off-roaders anyway.
My buddy Micka, has been chipping away at the jobs remaining on his ghia…..
Country Buggy running gear is in, basically lifted spindles & bus brakes up front and big nut reduction box rear. It has a fresh 1700cc Stroker Type 1 to go in it.
Decent tires in the sizes we need are hard to come by in Aus and shipping from the states is $$, so we are running some 195/80r15 tire off the new Suzuki Jimny. they are cheap and plentiful out here, at low pressure should be ok in the sand.
Winter is just setting in, -3°C (26°F) this morning, so some long nights in the shed coming up so we can have some rides sorted once the good weather is back.