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Old 07-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Anyone ever use a VW Beetle ??

You're gonna love this one !

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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very cool
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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That is to cool. I'll take one. We have owned may VW's over the years and now have a diesel Beetle. Great cars.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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We have a '68 beetle with a sun roof. I'd only have to reach up through the top to hook or unhook. We built a teardrop from scratch. I wonder............................................ ......
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Looks like it needs new axles
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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Great - thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #7
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what, no sway control? i didn't see a hookup for the electrical. interesting.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:36 PM   #8
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i didn't see a hookup for the electrical. interesting.
Yeah, they didn't make note of the connection on film, but I think I see an ambilical cord draped on the roof of the car and coming into the passenger compartment at the driver's door.

Also look for a connection on the trailer under the front window at about the center. It is shown pretty clearly about the time the "gentleman" with the tie and white bucks is rounding the drivers front fender headed back to the car.

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #9
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That is way cool - that 73 beetle was my all time favorite car - and to think what I missed out on........

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #10
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I wonder how many of these made it into production? Imagine the look on the face of the people with the monster 5'er when you pull in to the campsite next to them with one...
They could use them for Clown Camping at the circus...
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I love the way you can turn the VW around and back in going forward.
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Way cool! Over the years I've had a string of Beetles. 68 was my favorite year.

I also had a 411 - a fun ride right up until it burned on the side of the road. I would love to know more about that camper.
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I love it! What a hoot! I'm an old VW fan...my very first car was a bug and I've have had several...my last was a White Special Edition 79 V W Bug Convertible (with AC!)...the last year they were made... I drove it for years, then it sat for some more, then I finally restored it from the ground up...it was beautiful and turned heads wherever we drove it...eventually sold it to another VW fan so someone else could enjoy it for many more years to come. Here's a pic.
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