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DISASSEMBLY – Part 5

Disassembled the fenders today.

I broke a piece on one of the tail lights where the stud is mounted. The nut underneath was a little too rusty – I probably should have Kroil’ed it first. Also found a huge wasp nest condominium inside one of the headlights.

Work time: 45 minutes. Photos following:

 

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Disassembly

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PARTS – Kick Panels

Received a couple of kick panels that go under the rear seats. These were from 1963 Bug, and look to be in good condition. Purchased from a member of TheSamba.com website.

Kick panels for the back seat.

Add $40.00 to the Beevis Bill(tm).

 

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Bug Story, Parts, Resources, WebSites

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DISASSEMBLY – Part 4

More disassembly.

Work time: 30 minutes. Photos following:

 

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Disassembly

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HISTORY – Bug Invasion

Here’s an interesting photo, from the Port of Everett (Washington). It’s a bunch (gaggle? flock? covey? plague?) of beetles coming in the country in 1963. I wish the photo were in color. And notice how the cars have been stripped of their hubcaps? Kind of like taking off your shoes to board a plane, nowadays, I guess. I wonder if there’s a box of hubcaps inside each of these VWs?

 

Posted by on May 24, 2010 in Bug Story, history

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DISASSEMBLY – Part 3

Today I removed some more pieces. The front bumper (what was left of it), the rear bumper, and the horn. It’s amazing how much more rust is shown in the photos than what you see with your own eyes. I find myself taking a photo and loading it on the computer saying “Wow, that looks bad!”. I guess I could stop taking photos and the rust would just go away.

Work time: about 20 minutes.

 

Posted by on May 22, 2010 in Disassembly

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