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Old December 7th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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So, i guess i got it to low when i installed the adjusters, i get to drive a snow plow everyday for the next few months. Who else out there in volksrod land is driving there own personal plow for the winter?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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I drove mine for years without a top, I can drive it in colder and wetter weather now.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #3
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When I get back east in Feb. i will driving mine daily to get to work and home.
Maybe I can whip up a top for it so as not to get wet when it rains. Carson top baby. yeah.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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I got the top, and the sunroof sealed up, now i just need to install my door glass. 7 degrees out and windy is no fun at 5:30 in the morning.
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Kids these days I tell ya... no balls at all! Back in my day it was -7 no windshield or door glass . . . 10 miles uphill both ways!
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Kids these days I tell ya... no balls at all! Back in my day it was -7 no windshield or door glass . . . 10 miles uphill both ways!
hahahaha, if only....then id really have something to bitch about.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #7
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I got the top, and the sunroof sealed up, now i just need to install my door glass. 7 degrees out and windy is no fun at 5:30 in the morning.
Isn't that why they make those big ass clear trashbags???
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screw the trash bags use the shrink film for windows on the house they sell at home depot walmart and lowes.
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screw the trash bags use the shrink film for windows on the house they sell at home depot walmart and lowes.
Yeah, but you can't steal a box of that crap from work so easily.

But yeah, it does work and I have to admit, I've seen it done b4.
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drive mine year round. only mode of transportation till i get the bus on the road.
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Ah yes- the memories, driving to school in the morning, using the ice scraper for the INSIDE of the windows while you were driving, passing all the stuck vehicles in snow banks- with my $50 car...
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Kids these days I tell ya... no balls at all! Back in my day it was -7 no windshield or door glass . . . 10 miles uphill both ways!
when was that ? waaay back in like 2005?
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Something like that
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I forget what magazine it was, but one fo the newer hot rod magazines had a letter from the editor where he talked about the difference between old school hot rodders and new people with large pockets and one of the comparisons he made was something like: A driver of an old car always knows exactly where his defrost rag is.

That made me laugh because I keep my bootcamp issue hoodie in my bug to "defrost" my windows while I drive :D
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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #16
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the mornings are great, i get to scrape the ice off BOTH sides of my windshield, and then i have my trusty sleeve from old hoody i just slide on like a glove and wipe away the fog in between gear shifts....after a while since theres no windows the temp evens out and it stops fogging, but im usualy at work by then.
Right now shes down with the points and condensor out, but i just got a box of new parts in the mail, so im gonna set up my spot lights out in the snow and see if i cant get it back up and running. This is my only means of transpo and probably will be for quite a while seeing as im broke. But whats new, i like taking the scenic route through life.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #17
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all fixed....its not perfect cuz i dont have a timing light or feeler gauges....but i eyeballed it back to running. Its a little rich, i'll pull the tools out at work tomorrow and fine tune it on lunch.
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Hey man, glad to see you're driving it in the snow, it's the best! I might be around shLongmont this weekend, we could cruise Main St
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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26 degrees on the way to work this morning in NE Ct. My 58 is sealed up nice and tight though! It wasn't until I got out of the car to walk into work that I was very cold. Nothing like driving an aircooled for a daily!!

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Hey man, glad to see you're driving it in the snow, it's the best! I might be around shLongmont this weekend, we could cruise Main St
I almost hate to say it, but it will have to be another weekend. My chic is flying in saturday afternoon and its the first time weve seen each other in 4 months.(wheres the gettin lucky smiley steve?)

But yah, the lucky devil is running like a champ, i topped her off with some sunoco race fuel on the way out of the shop today....seems to like it. Im still sorting out my remote door locks, there almost finished then i can slide the glass in. Heater parts have been being delivered throughout the week so its gonna be awesome to get that hooked up. I'm just lacking the hoses from the shroud to the boxes and the small ones from the heater channels to the windshield vents.
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Good to hear you have it back running good. Unless you have real high compression ratio and need to octane, the race gas will not make any difference besides the smell of the exhaust.
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I almost hate to say it, but it will have to be another weekend. My chic is flying in saturday afternoon and its the first time weve seen each other in 4 months.(wheres the gettin lucky smiley steve?)

But yah, the lucky devil is running like a champ, i topped her off with some sunoco race fuel on the way out of the shop today....seems to like it. Im still sorting out my remote door locks, there almost finished then i can slide the glass in. Heater parts have been being delivered throughout the week so its gonna be awesome to get that hooked up. I'm just lacking the hoses from the shroud to the boxes and the small ones from the heater channels to the windshield vents.
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That's totally legit, have fun this weekend! Glad to hear you're makin progress on the windows, and heat is nice too. By heat do you mean just heaterboxes and the stock stuff? Your left foot will love it I keep a blanket in the back seat for cold mornings and long trips.

My bug is on the road! I'm driving it like crazy. Still needs a little work on the gages and door panels and headliner, but I'm super glad to be on the road in a bug again. Hopefully this weekend I'll be upgrading my carb and dizzy from the stock 34 pict 3 and vaccuum advance to a 40 idf and an 009. That should perk things up a little
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Old December 17th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #23
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yah im just hooking up the stock vw setup, out of all the ones ive owned not a single one ever had the heat hooked up or even the parts there to do so. Theres been no real power increase from the race gas, but the car runs slightly smoother and i think the hotter burn is cleaning some crap out.(hopefully)
I'm dreading february, everyone ive talked to said we could get feet of snow, (yes plural). Right now i have to plow through a few spots here and there in the neighborhood but its not to bad, but with my beam only 4 inches off the ground....i dont think i can make it through that much snow. oh, and that -11 we had a week or so ago SUCKED BALLS with no windows.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #24
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There's always the SNUGGIE!!

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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #25
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This has been a pretty mild winter so far. Usually it snows pretty good by Halloween and sticks around, not just a little bit then all melts off, then a little more and melts off. Hell, most of our ski resorts don't even have all their trails open

And yea, man, those negatives without windows must have been awful! The stock heat does make a difference, it'll raise the interior temp a couple degrees, and the more insulation you have, like under the headliner, behind door and side panels, parcel tray, etc makes a difference too.
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