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Russell
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« on: January 10, 2017, 11:24:21 am »

OK Guys, so I've been a little quite for a while but currently have an urgent project ongoing....

Always wanted to build a very specific 67 Squareback and in December managed to track one down that was ideal for the project in mind.....

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 11:31:19 am »

So Richie collected it for me and then lowered it, we then stripped it and sent it to get painted, all within 7 days....
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 11:33:02 am »

nice shell

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 11:40:23 am »

So,

Wheels are being collected today
Full Rubber Kit has arrived from ISP West
Paul at T3D is doing the interior
Replacement Rear Valance sourced from Fast Freddie
Bob at BBT shipping valance on urgent basis
various items off to the chromers today
engine being built by Richie Webb

Over the next couple off weeks all will be revealed....  Grin

But heres a clue.....
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 11:40:52 am »

It is a nice shell!  Why so urgent?
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 11:43:05 am »

Freddie Files Squareback Squadron March 10th
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 11:48:35 am »

Crazy mofo   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 17:10:53 pm »

That color..... I like where this is going
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 17:50:42 pm »

I'm thinking that wheels could confirm where I think you may be going with this....

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 17:59:14 pm »

I'm thinking that wheels could confirm where I think you may be going with this....

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I collected them today but its up to Russell to show them if he wants to at this stage  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 18:23:01 pm »

Pepto?
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 19:23:58 pm »

That color..... I like where this is going

Indeed, and such a nice base car to start with.
I would even guess it will roll on full polished fuchs  Grin
Greetz, Felix
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 20:49:12 pm »

That color..... I like where this is going

Indeed, and such a nice base car to start with.
I would even guess it will roll on full polished fuchs  Grin
Greetz, Felix

great idea to do that car. it can only turn out good.  Wink

at felix: type3's look better on 8 spokes  Tongue
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Bill Schwimmer
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2017, 20:55:49 pm »

I guess the cats outta the bag now.. Here is the 1st one pre Pepto with 8 spokes for Nicolas , Bug In 30
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2017, 21:20:17 pm »


I collected them today but its up to Russell to show them if he wants to at this stage  Wink
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Show the wheels....
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 21:26:53 pm »

Color looks spot on , gonna be bitchin'
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 21:31:25 pm »

yip.

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2017, 09:02:56 am »

Pink.  That's a real shame!  Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 11:25:45 am »

That´s a cool Project. And so fast!
I hope to see it at Freddy Files.

Hats off!
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 21:12:53 pm »

Shall we tell the story of how it got the color and name?
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 22:23:25 pm »

Go for it Rick, I was thinking about it yesterday.
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 23:53:42 pm »

Please do tell ALL
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 08:25:17 am »

great build, can't wait for upates Grin
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 10:54:30 am »

This is looking very promising!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2017, 18:47:07 pm »

OK, this is how I remember it.
Bill correct me if I'm wrong or add anything I missed.

You saw the pic that Bill posted of it in red. Great looking car.
Unfortunately, some cretin keyed it. Hit pretty much every panel on the car. (Was it over a girl?  Grin )

We stripped the squarebee and prepped it for paint.
Bill had a brother that worked at a paint shop in Garden (Garbage) Grove so we towed it down there to get some color on it.
Bill still hadn't decided what color he wanted so when his brother asked, Bill responded "I don't know. Surprise me."
(I figure Bill's brother was anxious for the chance to prank his little brother.)

Some time later we Bill's brother called and told him it was done. So we rolled over to GG to tow it over to Bill's apt in Orange.
We get there and the car rolls out in PINK!

I turn to Bill and say "It looks like Pepto Bismol!" and it stuck. Forever to be known as Pepto

Side story; Bill and I went to the LA County Fair. We were stopped by one of those carney guessers. She offered to guess what kind of car Bill drove. So we put our money down and she said "Camaro."
"Nope.. I drive a Squareback."
"Double or nothing. I'll guess the color."
"OK"
"Blue"
"No. It's Pink."
Carney looks over to me with a WTF expression.
"Yep. He drives a Pink Squareback."

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 21:37:45 pm »

I guess the cats outta the bag now.. Here is the 1st one pre Pepto with 8 spokes for Nicolas , Bug In 30

thanks!

i do have a question, has it ever been pink and ran 8 spokes. or was it painted and on fuchs from the start?
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 22:43:04 pm »

I guess the cats outta the bag now.. Here is the 1st one pre Pepto with 8 spokes for Nicolas , Bug In 30

thanks!

i do have a question, has it ever been pink and ran 8 spokes. or was it painted and on fuchs from the start?
When it was first painted it still had 8 spokes, we finished it just before Bug In 31. You have to remember these were our only cars back then, we were all in our very early 20's so everything was done on a budget. Great times.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 22:47:56 pm »

OK, this is how I remember it.
Bill correct me if I'm wrong or add anything I missed.

You saw the pic that Bill posted of it in red. Great looking car.
Unfortunately, some cretin keyed it. Hit pretty much every panel on the car. (Was it over a girl?  Grin )

We stripped the squarebee and prepped it for paint.
Bill had a brother that worked at a paint shop in Garden (Garbage) Grove so we towed it down there to get some color on it.
Bill still hadn't decided what color he wanted so when his brother asked, Bill responded "I don't know. Surprise me."
(I figure Bill's brother was anxious for the chance to prank his little brother.)

Some time later we Bill's brother called and told him it was done. So we rolled over to GG to tow it over to Bill's apt in Orange.
We get there and the car rolls out in PINK!

I turn to Bill and say "It looks like Pepto Bismol!" and it stuck. Forever to be known as Pepto

Side story; Bill and I went to the LA County Fair. We were stopped by one of those carney guessers. She offered to guess what kind of car Bill drove. So we put our money down and she said "Camaro."
"Nope.. I drive a Squareback."
"Double or nothing. I'll guess the color."
"OK"
"Blue"
"No. It's Pink."
Carney looks over to me with a WTF expression.
"Yep. He drives a Pink Squareback."
  Sounds about right, I remember it being about a 5 min conversation. Believe it or not it came from the VW color charts "poppy lilac".  It sure worked for the times. I would have never thought it would be replicated almost 35 yrs later.
 Thank you Russell.

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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2017, 10:03:18 am »

Looks like fun.

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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2017, 10:48:07 am »

Great story from back in time.........
Great project,hope to see it at FF.
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