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well guys i got some info. on the mustang..
the floorpans got to be replaced
the rocker panel has to be replaced
the cowl did leak.. which i suspect rusted allthat^.. and it needs to be fixed
it needs a hood..
6 cly 200 in it..
auto tranny
^that'll go
the seat mounts arent mounted down.. b/c its rusted...
trunk mounts are rusted..
i'm gettin a rust bucket
..but all the parts except for the hood are there
and the gas tank is rusted.. and it has repair parts
now.. all the electronics are gone.. the dash needs to be replaced..
so yeah..
i'm restoring a car
and i;m gettin it for free.. go to my photogallery and see my VW's
-Scott


.. okay..

i need a final decison on waht yall think....



should i get it or not?

i think i could fix it in about a year at my pace.....
(sorta fast.. but i dont have alot of time every day)

so umm yeah give me yalls opinion

Just simply post VW or Stang..

if you want to comment on it.. go to my

CAN VolksWagens be hotrodded thread or my I'm, Gunna need some help thread

thanks

-scott
 

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Keep the VWs........You are way ahead parts wise...........If you are like me when I was 14, you have no money.
 

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Work on the VW's you have plenty of parts between the three of them. At 14 you do not have what you need probably to work on the Mustang.....Tools, Talent, and lots of Money. Your young play and learn with the VW's and in time you will have what you need to work on something else. You are only 14 so don't try to rush things. :)
 

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Army Strong
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well i do have money...

and the VWs just arent my style..


i want a Mustang..




and i ahve the time to do it..

all the tools b/c my grandpa lives next to my uncle who owns a motorcycle shop and just finished a Mach I... my other grandpa has a good sized shop and i can do work at both places..

i have the tools..

the parts for the exterior come with it..

i have the hookups for most the interior.. and my grandpa lives next to a junkyard.. any little things i need i can buy or bargin buy from him...

i dont really like the VW's... if i did.. i would ahave done them 3 years ago.. when my dad started on one.. but decided not to


but if the title isnt cleared.. i'll work on the best conditioned VW and sell it for alot more.. and then sell it... and buy a good mustang
 

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Army Strong
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iight yall

i've made up my mind

what i'm going to do.. and my grandpa agreed

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im going to fix the best condtioned one*the beige one*

then afterwards

i'll sell it....

then if i dont have enough to buy a decent stang then i'll put another engine in like the white one.. b/c it has a good tranny and i'll fix and sell it.. and so on and so forth throughout all of them if i have too. if 2 of them is enough.. and get the stang.. i'll build it up..

then after that probally this time next year.. i'll fix the other one :thumbup:

i know yall are proud of me now arentcha :thumbup: :thumbup: :welcome:
 

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MrPhotographer06 said:
i know yall are proud of me now arentcha :thumbup: :thumbup: :welcome:
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Army Strong
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Henry Highrise said:
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
CHEAHHHHH

hahahahha

i know.. i feel stupid i fell for his trick

but i cant wait to start on the VW's.. i'm restoring the beige one to drive.. while workin on the mustang.. then restoring the white..(was yellow) one to sell and the red one.. needs a tranny and rebuilt motor.. so i'll make it a drag car..

and i'll be happy

=D

yeahhhhh :thumbup:
 

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Army Strong
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how do you tell the beetle from the super beetle

and is there any thing i need to know before dropping the engine out my '70?

it has the automatic/vacuum tranny

i plan to pull them out the woods this weekend

(saturday)
 

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Beetles

The super beetle that my son ran had a curved windshield and independent front suspension, I believe. How bad are the floor pans in the beetles? Bud
 

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54truck said:
The super beetle that my son ran had a curved windshield and independent front suspension, I believe. How bad are the floor pans in the beetles? Bud
For the first two years, superbettles had flat windshields (70-71?)

All bugs have independent front suspensions. Superbettles have strut front ends.
 

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As mentioned before, the Beetle parts are cheap compared to Mustangs. A friend bought a complete new VW interior for $300. Try doing that with a Mustang. You're going to learn and make mistakes. We all do. Wouldn't you rather "learn" on the VW rather than the Mustang?

Strummin
 

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54truck said:
The super beetle that my son ran had a curved windshield and independent front suspension, I believe. How bad are the floor pans in the beetles? Bud
all the floor pans are solid..except in the red one ( if you looked at my pics)

the rear floor pan behind the drivers seat is gone to the ground..

but tahts one i want to make into a street racer buggy.

so it LOOKS stock but it really isnt..


and i'm workin on the one i want to drive first just in case i dont get the mustang fixed in time.. or if i dont even get it yet...

so my work order is

Beige:... i'm keepin to drive
White:... to sell
Red:... drag street beetle

gtg to school :thumbup:
 

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strummin67,

Mustang parts prices depends on which year/model....early parts are cheap enough
complete 65-66-67-68 standard interior kit $339 (carpet, seat covers, headliner,door panels)
VW is cheaper if you do need a new ($150?) padded dash cover for the Stang

Scott,
do some research on the late 60's, 70's "baja" modified bugs for the street...can be a really fun street car
 

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The VW's from what I hear on fun to work on as well, since evidently you can take most of it apart with a socket set, and plus if there is something you dont know about, you can just ask your grandpa, since he has a lot of experience with VW's.

If nothing else you can make a dune buggy :p
 

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Hollon said:
The VW's from what I hear on fun to work on as well, since evidently you can take most of it apart with a socket set, and plus if there is something you dont know about, you can just ask your grandpa, since he has a lot of experience with VW's.

If nothing else you can make a dune buggy :p
i'm restoring one to keep (b/c its my grandmas and she wont let me sell)
then restoring to sell one

and the red one..

i was thinkin street buggy.. what yall think on that one?

haha

it'l be a street racer buggy

if not.. dune buggy would be cool

idk ... i want a fast one...

and i want it to look stock

and got to try and cram the tubos in.. w/o leaving the hood(trunk ) off

haha.. so when i roll up.. they'll say..

man look at that dinky VW..

and i smoke them on the track :thumbup:
 
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