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July 17, 2008

The 74 Beetle Project Update

The old 74 Beetle is slowing getting put back together. As is the case with most of these projects, it is taking much longer than anybody expected. My son thought it would take about 3 weeks to get the car put back together. I figured it would be a couple months, but in reality we might get the car back on the road in another month.

It seems that whenever we fix something, something else is broken. My son has taken the fenders off a total of three times now for different reasons and he probably needs to do it once more. The other day I took the car out for a quick test drive just to check the engine and there were no brakes. We changed one of the brake pistons, and then one popped in one of the other wheels. What a hassle. We got the brakes worked out and adjusted and the engine starting running all rough. Hmmm... why exactly did I sign up for this again? I'm starting to remember why I never got around to finishing this project. Can you say "time sponge"

I think the pace will pick up a bit when we get the car painted. We went and talked to Maaco and I think we can get the car painted for about $500.

Posted by Hefe at July 17, 2008 11:54 PM


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