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Old April 1st 2008, 09:56
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Down and out in 2008

Hi Guys,

Looks like I will not be able to make any 2008 dates for shows / meets with the beetle

I've been meaning to replace the floor pans and heater channels as the rust has been getting worse every year. My motor build is behind schedule so I've made the decision to pull the insurance for a year and get this fixed properly.

I've got the tools and will be doing the work myself, I've ordered the Bug-Me DVD's to help so hopefully I can get it right the first time.

I'll try to make some shows with the Honda and show some support ... its looking like 2008 is THE YEAR to be rolling (Thanks to Lanner) as there are many VW related activities planned.

Maybe we can have a meet at my place ... a "raise the body off the pan" meet ... I've got a BBQ and a patio in the back .... Would be cool to have the front yard covered in VW's ...

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Old April 1st 2008, 15:31
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Sandeep,

Sounds like a plan! Floors and channels aren't too bad if you take your time. I've done em both! if you need a hand just holler! and if you need any tools just let me know, I got 'em all!

Let's get Sandeep rollin!

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Old April 1st 2008, 15:48
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hey Sandeep that's To bad but like Alex Said it's that that hard of a Job to do the Floors and channels I have a 110 welder if ya Need and other Fab and Body Tools too. I'm Down for A BBQ and pullen a body off the pan lol

I know you Said you were Behide but have you gotten a Chance to take Some pics and Measurements for that 901 I'm ready to pull the motor and tran this Weekend coming,

Soo Common guys Lets help him out

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Old April 1st 2008, 16:38
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Too bad bro, we'll miss the yellow monster.

Fire up the grill, burn some meat and I'm there. But that theory can turn on you.... I had a BBQ/pond digging party a few years back. I have nasty clay in the backyard, and digging is a killer. Well, all the boys and girls showed up, had a good meal, a few drinks...a good time all around. BUT, the festivities monopolized the schedule, and one (yes one) guy actually grabbed a shovel..... Still was fun though

BTW: Anyone need any pond goldfish? These guys are worst than bunnies...

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Old April 1st 2008, 19:17
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Booo that sucks, i'll miss it. Was watching the compilation clip on youtube yesterday.

I'll help pull the body.

My suggestion, keep the beers locked. I have a fridge in the garage. When people come by to help, they help themselves to the fridge, and we talk BS while nothing gets done. I will be installing a padlock on the fridge very soon.

Lanner, I'll take some Goldfish. The pond isn't opened yet.

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Old April 1st 2008, 19:28
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Booo that sucks, i'll miss it. Was watching the compilation clip on youtube yesterday.

I'll help pull the body.

My suggestion, keep the beers locked. I have a fridge in the garage. When people come by to help, they help themselves to the fridge, and we talk BS while nothing gets done. I will be installing a padlock on the fridge very soon.

Pete
Sounds like my garage!

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P.S. was that the vid i tossed together?
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I don't know, did you put it together for Sandeep? Here's the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_vJTRr6GT4
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I don't know, did you put it together for Sandeep? Here's the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_vJTRr6GT4
oh THAT compilation vid! No, as much as I'd like to take credit for it it's not mine. For some reason i thought you were talking about the dyno day vid that I did (which was also a compilation, but so was Disney's Fantasia...) MY BAD

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Sorry to hear you've got to deal with the Red Monster. I'll get that CD out to you ASAP, now I know why you are getting deeper!!!

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Hold on a sec....

Since you'll be spending some serious $$$ doing this, ohhh boy do i have a deal for you!

I'll call you tomorrow, or ask Lanner/Greg. They know all about it. Right here in Toronto, wicked driver/sweet deal for the summer. Can plate ASAP, so you can roll aircooled.
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Old April 2nd 2008, 09:21
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Thanks for the support and comments.

I'm guessing I can replace the pan halves with the body still on from what I have read on the internet ... that alone should save me quite a bit of time.

Perhaps I can replace the pans, drive it this summer, and then replace the channels in the fall after the season is over.

Chris,

I've taken the pictures and am now taking the measurements, hope to have this information to you this weekend.

Pete,

Give me a call if you can.

Thanks All,

Sandeep
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I'll help pull the body, just get the Jerk Chicken Rolling Biggg Yella.....
Just give me a weeks notice( Got Kids ) ......LOL

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Too bad you won't be out this year, but cool beans on the pan-fixin-body-pullin-beer-drinkin-bbq

Count me in..... I think at some point I'll be in the same spot

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Old April 10th 2008, 09:45
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Pete,

I'll have to pass on the '65. My beetle has sentimental value and I've been wanting to tackle the rust issue for a couple of years now.

If I can find some pans at the "Wet and Chilly", I'll put some plans together for a "Raise the Body" BBQ

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John usually has pans in stock, the ones I got from him were real nice too.


Like I said earlier, I'll be there for the barn, errr body raising. But if you need a hand doing the actual work, want to pick my brain, or just borrow my tools! Let me know, I'd be more then happy to assist in anyway. It can seem daunting that first time.

Cheers bro,

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