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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:54 pm

Welcome David. The Overberg is one of my favourite areas to visit. I have fond memories of driving those gravel roads in my first Beetle in the early 2000s.



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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by mthoemma1 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:16 pm

Im Emmanuel from Durban having a 1974 baywidow kombi with some rust ,it is a 2000l aircooled twincarbed motor which i was thinking of selling and convert to 1.8 golf engine got engine and adapter plate.any one who having a good body or panels to fix rust areas can help
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:14 pm

mthoemma1 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Im Emmanuel from Durban having a 1974 baywidow kombi with some rust ,it is a 2000l aircooled twincarbed motor which i was thinking of selling and convert to 1.8 golf engine got engine and adapter plate.any one who having a good body or panels to fix rust areas can help
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1st dabbs please

Will Buy the 2000cc motor off you as-is

Give me a call or PM me or e-mail me.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:26 am

Herman!! You're supposed to encourage him to keep the aircooled motor in the kombi!!

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:21 pm

73type2 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:26 am
Herman!! You're supposed to encourage him to keep the aircooled motor in the kombi!!
:lol: :lol:

He sounds to be determined to make it a low sled, so best save the engine.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Bug_zee » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 pm

Also a newbie on the forum
I've been bitten by the bug 😁
Recently bought a 1971 beetle ...
First things on my list
Tune the carb ...has erratic idle ...any suggestions??
Need new tyres
Running boards

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by siraaj » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:12 pm

hi all
i am siraaj....i bought a 1600 beetle that was converted to a buggy abt 20 yrs ago,to go fishing and if i must add up the total amount of times that i actually drove the car...6 months total....yes 6 months.i was always petrified to take the car on the rd as i got stuck all the time. its an awesome car to have when its running. i finally decided to fix up my buggy for fishing and guess what..lol
i would like to get into my bug and drive without the fear of getting stuck.
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am

Welcome Bug_zee and Siraaj! You've come to the right place for advice, parts, etc. Start your own threads in the Projects section with pictures. Remember that a lot of people are having similar problems and through your project threads we can all learn together.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Bug_zee » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:02 pm

Thanks will do so

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by dadrob » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:36 pm

hi all

so the 'bug' has bitten again had a 73 as my first set of wheels - back in 82 - paid a princely sum of R 750 for her , many happy memories including some in a free brown uniform - as issued back in the day

and now I have the urge again hehhehe

looking forward to getting back in an aircooled

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:43 am

Welcome dadrob. I also had a '73 beetle as my first car. Good luck on your search.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by dixtoy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:19 am

dadrob wrote:hi all

so the 'bug' has bitten again had a 73 as my first set of wheels - back in 82 - paid a princely sum of R 750 for her , many happy memories including some in a free brown uniform - as issued back in the day

and now I have the urge again hehhehe

looking forward to getting back in an aircooled
I've been on the look out for a decent '73 Beetle for ages as it's my birth year but the keep avoiding me Image


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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Henris » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:44 am

Hi Guys. New kid on the block.

Got a 1600S that will be getting the full treatment.
Also want to include some "nice to haves".
Will be doing a Fuel Injected plate, under the carb and electronic ignition. But hidden. When you open that engine cover, it must look stock.
Bought some beadings, including that little piece of trim that is added on the side.

So yes, I will come and ask and beg for advise as soon as we start in earnest.
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Tony Z » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:16 am

Welcome
Start up a project thread and show us what you are doing... its also a good way to look back at the past and relive the fun/stress

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Jazbee » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi All from North Scotland :drunks:
My family emigrated to SA in 1974 when my step father accepted a supervisor role at VWSA in Uitenhage. I started as an apprentice at the apprentice training school, passed my trade test (way up near Pretoria somewhere) and thereafter worked in the Toolroom till 1979 when we returned to the UK.

One of the great things of being a VWSA apprentice is we could lease cars VERY cheap, I always had beetles and I could go down to the assembly line when my new build was coming through and make sure it was 'fully loaded' with everything extra that could be had :D :D

Be really interested to hear from any VWSA apprentice (Toolmakers, Turners etc) from that era (1974-1978 ish)

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!!

All the best guys :burp:

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