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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Jazbee wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Have lots of very fond memories of working at VWSA, had a lot of fun and us apprentices got up to lots of stuff we were not supposed to be doing..... but serving that apprenticeship set me up for life so I did learn a lot!!
Sounds like you have lots of VWSA stories to tell. Why not start a thread and share some of it here?



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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by XXXNEL » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:01 pm

Hi all. My name is Nel Hanekom. I live in Upington NC. I bought a beetle some time ago for off road use. As I was stripping the car ,to save weight, I find it very interesting all the designing and tech in the car. The quality of the built is outstanding. I am involved in a family business and a forex trader. I love old cars and like to be different and versatile in keeping me busy. I hope to enjoy this forum! :hangloose:

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:44 pm

Welcome Nel! We are starved for project threads here, so please start your own under the "Projects" section.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Greg N Williams » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:18 am

Just starting a restoration project of a 1969 ??? 1500 VW Beetle. Battling to determine the exact year model, and engine number.
The engine Number is SFH1069033 and Model 114 Chassis number 119443988. The vehicle also has a set of 14 Inch rosstyle rims, which also seems out of place.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by V6 Capri » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:59 am

Hi,
Newest Noob here with regards to the scene. Basically, wife is turning 40 next year and she always wanted a blue bus. Further more she wants a hybrid camper bus that can be used as a normal car, or as a camper.... So, here I am trying to get as much info as possible. Managed to find a shell, but will need some TLC, interior, engine and box. But more to come as soon as we get into the detail.
1964 Ford Anglia 997cc
1972 Ford Capri 3L GT
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1996 Escort 2L Zetec

2016 VW Touran 1.6TDi
*Insert Baywindow Bus here*

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Welcome to the forum V6 Capri,

You wife has excellent taste as she choose a VW Bus. Just hope you stay with the aircooled motors as this is where the real mojo of the Bus lay.

There is however a very big danger, and that is once you have it running and enjoying the bus with its aircooled charm, you may want to place all your Fords up for sale... :shock:

This is however a addiction without cure.

Welcome again

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi V6 Capri. Please weigh up your options when buying the shell. I would first shop around to see if I can get a bus that is more or less complete. Starting out with a shell might make you lose interest while you hunt around for parts. It might even be much more expensive in the long run.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by V6 Capri » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks for the welcome!

retrovan wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
You wife has excellent taste as she choose a VW Bus.
Wife has a new 2017 Touran 1.6Tdi, and has pretty much always driven VW's. She always wanted a blue bus. So, when we stared discussing our 40'th birthdays, this is what we decided on... Believe it or not, this trumped a trip to the US we have been wanting to do :shock:
retrovan wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Just hope you stay with the aircooled motors as this is where the real mojo of the Bus lay.
This would be first prize for me too. After my chat to 2 guys at the Aircooled festival on Sunday, they did confirm my initial thought process of sticking with the aircooled motor.
retrovan wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
There is however a very big danger, and that is once you have it running and enjoying the bus with its aircooled charm, you may want to place all your Fords up for sale... :shock:
Don't get me started on that saga... already have to part with one of my loved ones to make space for the Bus... :|
retrovan wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
This is however a addiction without cure.
Cars in general... this I know all too well! Born petrolhead!
73type2 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Hi V6 Capri. Please weigh up your options when buying the shell. I would first shop around to see if I can get a bus that is more or less complete. Starting out with a shell might make you lose interest while you hunt around for parts. It might even be much more expensive in the long run.
This is a long term project. And I know all about that... took me 3 years to rebuild my Capri. The good part is that I can just pull the cover over it and leave it until I have time and money to continue with it. Plans are for about 2+ years to rebuild it. Cashflow, it would be easier on the pocket to do it like this... ideal would be to just get a proper Westy and be done with it.. but don't have that cash just lying around and rather not drain savings to facilitate it now. Also, this way we can build it the way we need the functionality of it and not be too concerned about originality. That being said, we will stick as close to originality as possible, just the interior will be "customised".
1964 Ford Anglia 997cc
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1996 Escort 2L Zetec

2016 VW Touran 1.6TDi
*Insert Baywindow Bus here*

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Batman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 am

Hi guys and gals, my name is Kevin. My first car was a 1976 beetle that I bought in 1987. Now YEARS later I bought a project beetle again. Hope to get expert advise from you guy.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am

V6 Capri and Batman, welcome again to you guys, as the best way to get help on this forum is to start your own Project Thread,

and show us what you got, just remember,

we not the brightest so we need pictures, lot of pictures,

to see what you got and how we can help.

Here' s looking out for thous project threads......... :D

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:51 pm

Welcome to all our newbies.
Please start project threads and keep us updated on your projects. Most of us are only too happy to help

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