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Forum: Project Builds March 20th 2018, 15:31
Replies: 484
Views: 62,848
Posted By Humble
Don't call it a come back...

I've been busy for the last couple years but still working on germanlook projects, if only in a consulting role.

I raced through 2014 in the bug, treating the rest of the year as development.
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Forum: Suspension February 4th 2015, 23:45
Replies: 55
Views: 9,972
Posted By Humble
I've got a set on the way and I'll test them on...

I've got a set on the way and I'll test them on my 73. I'll give a review once I have them in hand.
Forum: Body February 1st 2015, 15:16
Replies: 1
Views: 1,715
Posted By Humble
Looks cool, but it would need to sit at the top...

Looks cool, but it would need to sit at the top of the read window to have any effect.
Forum: Project Builds January 24th 2015, 14:08
Replies: 51
Views: 4,907
Posted By Humble
Finally got a chance to chime in here :) I...

Finally got a chance to chime in here :)

I love the rally build, and more than that I love that it's driven/raced. I think you're a meticulous builder, so whatever you put together will be worth...
Forum: Suspension October 12th 2014, 15:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Humble
Maybe its the camera angle but those look pretty...

Maybe its the camera angle but those look pretty low, how's the ground clearance?
Forum: Interior October 12th 2014, 15:45
Replies: 4
Views: 8,415
Posted By Humble
Well thanks for dredging it up at any rate, I...

Well thanks for dredging it up at any rate, I might grab one of these for the race bug.
Forum: Project Builds October 12th 2014, 15:37
Replies: 129
Views: 9,578
Posted By Humble
Beautiful... killer job man! Good incentive to...

Beautiful... killer job man! Good incentive to finish my GSR.
Forum: Project Builds October 7th 2014, 19:13
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Humble
I don't think I would have done it for a random...

I don't think I would have done it for a random stranger. They are friends of friends and part of the local vw family. She took great care of the bug and continues to do so with the new motor. I...
Forum: Project Builds September 25th 2014, 00:44
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Humble
New long block with warranty was sourced,...

New long block with warranty was sourced, $1800-ish shipped w/ 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty. Not too shabby. I footed the bill up front because mom/daughter don't have the cash, and they really...
Forum: Project Builds September 11th 2014, 00:56
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
the GSR or gelb schwartzer renner was a special...

the GSR or gelb schwartzer renner was a special edition super beetle in '73. In Germany it was saturn yellow or marathon blue metallic with a matte black hood and decklid, all black trim etc (until...
Forum: Project Builds September 9th 2014, 23:32
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
If it wasn't a GSR/Sports i would cut it up in a...

If it wasn't a GSR/Sports i would cut it up in a heartbeat (I'm not counting the racecar, even though she's a GSR/Sports too, shh!). I put a lot of money into the restoration of the GSR to be my...
Forum: Project Builds September 9th 2014, 10:23
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
Wally: Good eye! Actually the rods are also...

Wally: Good eye! Actually the rods are also new, cb 5.5" race rods. Corrected now :)

Effvee: just chop the the sides of the engine bay, and you'll have all the room in the world!
Forum: Project Builds September 9th 2014, 00:35
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
Progress on the car has been slow because work...

Progress on the car has been slow because work has been crazy. You'll find out why tomorrow at 10am PST ;)

I did have time to try and fit the old race motor... which was about way too wide to get...
Forum: Project Builds August 31st 2014, 20:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Humble
I thought I had updated this build, but doesn't...

I thought I had updated this build, but doesn't look that way... So here goes!

Here's the last time the car was in my posesion, that's right I had to sell Joy to make room for the GSR. She went...
Forum: Project Builds June 4th 2014, 22:08
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
Going with the Lemmertz sports rims that were...

Going with the Lemmertz sports rims that were stripped and freshly powder coated. They look great and should hold up very well now. The disks are dual drilled for 4x100 and 4x130 so I have options,...
Forum: Project Builds June 4th 2014, 02:07
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
But wait, there's more! Up on jack stands...

But wait, there's more!

Up on jack stands because I'm swapping the disks out soon, but before that I couldn't wait any longer and had to do the trim. The trim, wipers, headlight rings, and turn...
Forum: Project Builds June 4th 2014, 01:37
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
Now for the good parts :) I did finally get...

Now for the good parts :)

I did finally get the bug home on May 27th, and after the last trip with the Excursion this time felt like an eternity. I grabbed a pic that evening after we unloaded...
Forum: Project Builds June 3rd 2014, 00:52
Replies: 79
Views: 6,166
Posted By Humble
Big update time! But first an answer and a...

Big update time! But first an answer and a story...

Clatter, The shop I went to is called Prosport Auto Body at Stevens Creek and Bascom Ave. in San Jose. Jewel is an awesome old car guy from...
Forum: Project Builds May 28th 2014, 01:46
Replies: 88
Views: 12,480
Posted By Humble
That is a beautiful exhaust note... what I would...

That is a beautiful exhaust note... what I would give just to take that for a spin through the mountains here and record the sounds.
Forum: Project Builds May 24th 2014, 01:16
Replies: 484
Views: 62,848
Posted By Humble
Jason, Gotta skip bugorama so I can fix...

Jason,
Gotta skip bugorama so I can fix my tow rig and get a damage assessment for the truck and trailer. A story coming on that later.

Judgie,
I have trouble warming up certain...
Forum: Project Builds May 20th 2014, 01:02
Replies: 484
Views: 62,848
Posted By Humble
Not too much to report other than finally getting...

Not too much to report other than finally getting the rim parts I needed to rebuild the last set of race wheels. The rim is back together but I haven't put any sealing caulk on it yet. 17x10.5...
Forum: Wheels May 8th 2014, 00:33
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By Humble
I'm not going to go into what fits under what...

I'm not going to go into what fits under what fenders only the tire/wheel combos. I think I run some of the fattest/stickiest rubber and go through 4-6 sets of tires a year on my cars. Here's what...
Forum: Project Builds April 14th 2014, 11:26
Replies: 88
Views: 12,480
Posted By Humble
Man that sounds amazing, I can't wait to see it...

Man that sounds amazing, I can't wait to see it turn a wheel in anger.
Forum: Project Builds April 13th 2014, 23:59
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Humble
After a week off, I got Joy stripped down,...

After a week off, I got Joy stripped down, painted, and reassembled. I didn't get many pics because I was trying to make the most of the nice weather, and I got a bad enough sun burn to prove it.
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Forum: Project Builds April 13th 2014, 19:31
Replies: 484
Views: 62,848
Posted By Humble
Nice! I haven't been back to bugorama since then,...

Nice! I haven't been back to bugorama since then, but I'd like to get both GSR's side by side the next time I go. Probably won't happen in May but maybe by August.


Here's a shot of the CCW...
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