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« on: December 18, 2008, 17:33:37 pm »

here's a request
some loungers shall recognize theirs convertibles  Grin Grin Grin glenn , brian ............. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

let share some stories and details about the car ,I remind myself the first time that I saw this cabriolet, it was in the super vw n°7, I found it already nice at the time  Cool

here we go

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 17:34:32 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 17:35:51 pm »

some years later  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 17:38:11 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 21:28:11 pm »

report of super vw mag n7
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 21:29:34 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 21:36:17 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 23:05:47 pm »

Thats funny.  I remember both of those stories, but never realized that they were the same car.   I like how the owner in the later story took credit for all of the suspension and chassis work!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 02:20:11 am »

I remember 9 of us getting into that car when Glenn owned it and going to some parties... Most of the 1776 motor parts from the Fred Elliot version ended up in my sqbck. One of my all time favorite cars. Many many memories in that vert and it was'nt even my car.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 07:08:37 am »

Where to start? I got the car from Brian Plummer in a trade deal for my 67' Ghia. At that time it needed alot of work. seems Brians mom work at Truehauf and he got the car through her. (when Brian got the car it was a mess) Well we made a deal and I went through the car, repainted and rechromed all of the undercarraige, built a 2180 cc , 48 IDA motor, 4:88 R/P gear box and drove the crap out of it. The car weighed about 2000 LBS and ran HARD. When I swapped the car to John, I kept the motor and trans and my alloys and he kept the alloys you see on the car in the article. I did run FUCHS on it for a short period of time before I got rid of it. I drove the car daily to Fullerton JC and Cal St Fullerton, car shows, work, ETC on slicks with the 4:88. (it was my only car) If this car could talk, me , Bill, Greg, Mason, Gabbard and numerous others would have to plead the 5th.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 07:33:16 am »

BTW Fabian, thanks for posting this, it brings back alot of great memories. I've had never seen the last article until now and some of the facts are questionable, other than the wheels, motor and the added trim the car LOOKS exactly how I left it. Refering back to Bill's comment, these were our everyday cars. We "socialized" with them, "raced"  them and just flat out got around with them. I have to give many thanks to Fred Elliot, Dyno and many others who participated in the original build of this car. It is truely one of those "you should have never gotten rid of that one" deals.

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 08:50:26 am »

arf! this car is beautiful Grin
i'm fan of shifter BERG with hurst line lock Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 17:44:17 pm »

THANKS FOR THE POST FABIAN! I MISS THAT CAR ASWELL. BP
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2008, 18:18:52 pm »

my pleasure  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2008, 19:30:58 pm »

glenn...you were the ONLY one besides fred that ever did the car justice after it was built..!!  fred is an awesome guy and a brilliant technical mind and has been a great friend thru the years and when that convert was going together it was a pleasure to help with whatever i could...and when it got finished fred took me on a ride on the 22 frwy into the 22/5 turn recommended for 30mph...naw..not fred...nailed it to the floor and took the turn FLAWLESS at 90MPH..!!   after i peeled myself from the seat we laughed for hours after ....that was always one of my favorite cars as well... i brokered a deal and sold the car to ted allen from treuhaft not too long after its build and dont remember what transpired from that point but obviously this post points me in the right direction...LOL  it would outhandle and outstop most anything on the road.... what a bitchin' car..!!
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2008, 19:38:02 pm »

So, what ever happened to it?  How does a car that was in all the VW magazines just disappear?
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2008, 23:04:08 pm »

So, what ever happened to it?  How does a car that was in all the VW magazines just disappear?


JAPAN!
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2008, 21:40:07 pm »

I always thought the front euro plate was funny - 3M TA3  Wink

I thought the car looked good with the 8-spokes too.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008, 22:39:16 pm »

no more stories about that car , glenn  brian Huh some dkk stories with this one ??
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2008, 01:21:31 am »

aw..remember that car also....very bitchin car...one of my favorites also...when John Mamuscia owned it i had the pleasure of borrowing it a few times and taking a couple of dates out in it....well that car did wonders for the im gettin lucky tonight scene.. car drove like a dream...oh ya..so did the date Grin

inspires me to build one like it one day!
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 08:43:36 am »

Love the story...

Could someone tell me wich brand are the seats ?

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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 11:26:36 am »

I see the magneto on the right side of the dynamo and not on the left like "most" engines...  Huh   
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 11:28:50 am »

dem the picture in the magazine was inverted  Grin Grin watch  the wiper and the steering wheel they 're in the other side  Wink................. Grin Grin
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 12:10:37 pm »

okay, I notice that now, but still I don't understand it how it's done...  Huh  Huh  WTF  Grin

I also notice a vdo cockpit gauge set, only the best run them...  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 12:17:21 pm »

Better now? Wink
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2008, 13:33:15 pm »

yep that's better, but I still don't understand it...  Grin  sorry guys.

Nice car, like it the most with the fuchs...
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008, 13:59:54 pm »

remember, back then they used film and occasionally the negetive would get processed upside down resultiing in what you saw.
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2008, 14:32:35 pm »


remember, back then they used film and occasionally the negetive would get processed upside down resultiing in what you saw.


FILM?? Huh  Great report, Fabs and thanks to Glenn for the cool stories! Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2008, 21:35:20 pm »

glenn why have you put 4 vent grill on the deckild ,those  look vent for a super bettle decklid Huh correct me if i'm wrong   Roll Eyes
and you forgot to share those one with us   Wink
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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2008, 21:43:37 pm »

show car  Cool Cool
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