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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 05:26 PM
My new ride 69 Bug


You may have seen me posting WTB a 67 bug then I went to a 70 bug. Yesterday I picked up a 69 bug that i found on carsales.com.au.

The car is fairly original and clean although it does have upgraded type 3 brakes with discs on the front, a 1600 twin port motor, EMPI shifter and new shocks.

The car also has Ford telstar bucket seats in the front.

I plan to keep it fairly stock looking except a new set of wheels most likely EMPI 8 spokes Falken 195 tyres, lowered front suspension and a whole new interior.

Today I gave it a good clean and tinkered here (First thing to go was the demister on the back window) and there, next weekend will see a polish and waxing

Tomorrow the car is off to Adam at Raw Auto Works for an assessment, tune up and some minor works so I can register it ASAP.

Long term plans are for a respray in the same colour and some work to the motor as well as new rubbers and a few accessories. I already have an order ready to go at classic VW.

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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 05:28 PM



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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 06:25 PM



Looks very nice well done,but please get some original front seats back in there:smilegrin: cheers shane.



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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 06:42 PM



Thanks lol well at this stage the seats will stay and most likely recovered to a red vinyl but will keep your request in mind :)



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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 06:47 PM



cool, and the empis will look great
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posted on March 21st, 2010 at 09:05 PM



thanks yes just have to source a set of 8 spokes



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posted on March 22nd, 2010 at 07:55 PM



Today I took my dub to Raw Auto Werks for servicing and a few fixes so it can be registered.

Adam and Mick did a fantastic job and went over my 69 and kept working until 8.30 pm tonight. If anyone lives in Sydney i highly recommend there work and both are great guys.

As for what they charged me I am so happy with the cost and the workmanship. I will be returning the 69 in the near future for a new front beam, rust repairs to the doors as well as a few other things.

thanks guys one very satisfied customer




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posted on March 27th, 2010 at 04:27 PM



Today I polished and waxed and installed the aussieveedubbers.com sticker

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posted on March 27th, 2010 at 08:10 PM



congrats on the new car....

and its great to hear of the great service provided by a company like Raw....you often dont hear about good service like that! Well done Adam and Mick!!

by the way, your bug looks great after the polish and wax....I'll bet your arms are hurting now!! :lol:

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posted on March 27th, 2010 at 11:00 PM



thanks Paul yes Adam and Mick did a fantastic job and the car will go back to them for some drop spindles and some minor rust work in a few months.

And i'll tell you how my arms feel in the morning lol




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posted on March 28th, 2010 at 03:23 PM



took the wife out for a drive today and she was quite impressed on how well Rosie drove and handled. We did around 60 km's today and she didn't miss a beat (the car that is).

I dropped into Super Cheap and bought a replacement aerial and some new wipers, been a great weekend and lots of improvements to the car.




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posted on March 28th, 2010 at 06:00 PM



Good on ya mate:tu:

Scored quite nice deal there, do you own any other VW's?
Hope everything goes well and I'll be watching this thread:D

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posted on March 28th, 2010 at 06:04 PM



Thanks Ryan yes I'm happy with my new baby (Rosie)

This is my second Beetle my first was 30 years ago when I bought my first car which was a 67 model.

Yesterday I was the guy in the super cheap auto advertisement that comes home with a car full lol except i left the new sound system behind until i pay it off.

Next to occur is a new set of wheels and tyres then lowered front end. hopefully soon after a new interior then that it for a while




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posted on April 9th, 2010 at 08:23 PM



Thats a grate looking car! I love the old radio, But I also dont like the seats very much. It needs a stock interior.
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posted on April 9th, 2010 at 08:46 PM



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Thats a grate looking car! I love the old radio, But I also dont like the seats very much. It needs a stock interior.


Thanks Finky the seats will stay but will be recovered when i get the whole interior done later in the year. My first priority is a new set of wheels and the front end lowered, then a new sound system then carpet and new vinyl through out




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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 03:46 PM



Today I picked up my new plates, have changed the rego around just for a little security measure

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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 07:19 PM



I think I'm usually more partial to the look of Supers, but your bug (Rosie?) is just so pretty and clean!
Many people second look a beetle, but I'm sure I and most other people could stare at your bug all day:tu:

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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 07:40 PM



thanks Ryan, she is coming along nicely considering i have only had her 4 weeks. I am really impatient for the wheels and tyres but have to wait until July which will give me time to see my options for tyres at the Nationals next month.

I am also starting to wonder if i should get some different bars. I do like the clean look though.

Drove the car to pick up my new plates then do a little shopping, had a women next to me in the car park comment on how nice Rosie is lol. Came back told my wife i had a chick magnet only problem is the chick was about 60 lol




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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 08:11 PM



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Today I picked up my new plates, have changed the rego around just for a little security measure



Like the plates :cool:

Security measure ??? You've just posted photo's on a website, how secure is that ! :lol:




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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 08:13 PM



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Like the plates :cool:

Security measure ??? You've just posted photo's on a website, how secure is that ! :lol:


Oh i know lol




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posted on April 10th, 2010 at 11:41 PM



Car is looking good and the women love it. What more can you ask for (dont answer that ;-)

I have had my car for over 2 years and I still have never driven a VW Beetle on the street. Only drove mine around a car park when I first got it. Am I in for a big shock :?::?::?::?::?:

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posted on April 11th, 2010 at 07:28 AM



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Car is looking good and the women love it. What more can you ask for (dont answer that ;-)

I have had my car for over 2 years and I still have never driven a VW Beetle on the street. Only drove mine around a car park when I first got it. Am I in for a big shock :?::?::?::?::?:

Keep the updates coming as you progress.

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Kev,

I gotta tell you my other car is a 2008 Commodore SV6 and I find the beetle more fun to drive and it seems to handle as good as the commodore lol maybe i'm being biased but it certainly can navigate roundabouts better.

I'm sure once I put wider wheels on the car and lower the front that it will improve further




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posted on April 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 PM



Bonnet hinge and bracket repaired and rear axle seals replaced. All going well sound system in June and new wheels and tyres in July.



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posted on April 23rd, 2010 at 01:34 AM



Nice clean car, but is it my imagination, or did the rear demister disappear?
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posted on April 23rd, 2010 at 12:58 PM



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Nice clean car, but is it my imagination, or did the rear demister disappear?


Yes it was disconnected when i bought the car so i removed it




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posted on April 24th, 2010 at 02:13 AM



Looks great :)

Maybe get some thin white walls or red walls to compliment the tyres like they did in the late 60's ;)

Keep up the good work but +1 on changing the front seats
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Looks great :)

Maybe get some thin white walls or red walls to compliment the tyres like they did in the late 60's ;)

Keep up the good work but +1 on changing the front seats


Thanks for the complimenti am enjoying the car as for the saets they are here to stay but will be reupholstered




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posted on April 24th, 2010 at 11:20 PM



Hey man I didn't realise how beautiful Rosie is!

As I mentioned about the cd player in the dash, don't ruin her, put it in the glove box.

Hopefully our beetles get to ride next to each other one day.

Keep up the top work mate.
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posted on April 25th, 2010 at 06:47 AM



Thanks Mickey yes Rosie is pretty special. Hopefully over the weekend I will look for somewhere else to install the head unit maybe even under the dash or in the glove box



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posted on May 15th, 2010 at 08:39 PM



Installed the new sound system today i am really pleased with it. first song of course was "Whole lotta Rosie" ACDC

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