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Old July 9th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Hearse monkey here

I just discovered this site , and I am very impressed.
My name is David
I live in the Atlanta Georgia area.
I am 38 years old, married and have NO children.
I am a equipment mechanic, working on scissor lifts, boom lifts, and big fork litfs (LULL, Gradall, Skytrak, and similar) I have been doing that for 5 1/2 years now. Before this I was an auto mechanic for 8 years.

I have had my 72 Beetle for 2 years now, and use it as a daily driver because it gets better gas milage than my 5 other cars.
I originaly wanted to restore it. Then I thought about selling it and putting my time and resources into my other projects.
But now after seeing the rides on this site I have a whole new vision for the little guy.
This is pretty much what it looks like at the moment.

I wanted to have it painted by now, or atleast all the same color, but all my time lately has been going into the big black car behind it.
That and using it as a daily driver just leave little time for fixing it up.

Anyway, thanks for reading.
And thanks for showing me the hotrod side of VW
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Old July 11th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hearse monkey here

Hmmm, so I have a universal battery in my bug, and today I was in the back, kneeling in the rear seat working behind it.

Sounds like a bad idea so far right?

Well I started to hear a hissing and popping noise all the sudden, then came the smoke!!!
I yanked the rear seat up quickly to discover the under side of it was on fire and the battery was smoking where one of the springs had touched the posative post.

So I ran into the garage and grabbed the fire extinguisher and hit the seat(still in the car) with a quick blast.
Fire was out, battery was good, no problems right?
Well then the dust settled and I realized what I had just done.... Filled the entire car with dry chem powder.

This stuff is a pisser to clean! Any suggestions?
No matter how much I use the shop vac, or spray the car out with a blow gun there just seems to be more dust.
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