Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > Members Intros and Project Updates!

Members Intros and Project Updates! New member introductions and project updates...
Your ongoing "journals"...


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...


Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 16,633
Threads: 31,716
Posts: 534,154
Total Online: 77

Newest Member: ham

Latest Threads
- by sandman

 
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old March 14th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #1
kedge
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: bar harbor,maine
Posts: 4
Default Checking in from the coast of maine

Well, I have been hanging around the site for months now and finally thought I should write something. I have been working on vw's now for quite some time. My dad taught me how to drive in his '60 bus and my first vw was a 64 convertible that I bought with 16K miles for $350 back in 1968. I had been in an accident and needed all 4 fenders, pass door rear deck and top replaced. I worked on that for a year before I actually got my license. From there I had a couple of other bugs, moved onto diesel rabbits in the 80's. Had a diesel bus for a time as well.
Several years ago I bought an 81 diesel caddy that had been sitting in the woods rotting away for 17 years. Paid $300 for it!
Didn't run, had no floors, strut towers mostly gone, etc. Everyne said that no one in their right mind would start a project like that.....but I have now been driving it daily for a year. Runs like a top and about 50 mpg. I figure that I have about 3 grand into it not counting my labor...
2 years ago I picked up a complete but sadly neglected and VERY rusted 66 bug and have been busy with that.
Last summer I rebuilt the pan and all the suspension components. Over the winter I good friend let me use one of his garage bays and I have been working on the rusted body.
I discovered this site and have been so impressed with the work that all of you do I thought that perhaps my next bug I would venture into a roof chop.....then I realized that at my age, there might not be enough time left for another so got out the sawzall and started in.
Been a long winter, but I pretty much have the roof back on and in the next week or so hope to tow it back home to work on this summer.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg choptop2.jpg (125.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg choptop3.jpg (135.9 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg New Pic 15.jpg (182.7 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg New Picture 1.jpg (75.1 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg new door 1.jpg (125.7 KB, 2 views)
kedge is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums