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Title: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on November 26, 2014, 09:54:43 am
Russels thread got me thinking,too. So i decided to post Pics and Building Stepes of my Bug:
Some more Information later  ;)

Cheers Tobi 


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: karl h on November 26, 2014, 10:12:49 am
hey, cool!!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: vwhelmot on November 26, 2014, 10:40:41 am
Please do!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: BeetleBug on November 26, 2014, 13:06:56 pm
Have I told you guys that I dig light blue cars?

Looking forward to your updates!

Best rgs
BB


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on November 27, 2014, 17:50:39 pm
Thanks guys!

Here`s what me and my Dad started with:


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on November 27, 2014, 18:16:09 pm
First the Bug was restored and build more stock.
But Ive visited more and more Shows and read as much Dub-magazines as I could. So I decided it has to belowered.

Nearly every winterseason I changed the wheels.
...I have a quirk for wheels and steering wheels.  :D

Here are some Pics:


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on November 27, 2014, 18:21:34 pm
What wheels do you like on it?


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: baz on November 27, 2014, 18:28:43 pm
Nice bug, the gold wheels look great with that light blue, also a big fan of gasburners i think a set in flat dark grey would look great with that colour too.


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: karl h on November 27, 2014, 19:14:48 pm
i like the sprint stars


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: andy198712 on November 27, 2014, 19:21:31 pm
i wonder how satin black steels would look?

how did you lower that? one outer spline or two at the rear and front?

looks great!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Pedalpusher on November 28, 2014, 07:58:12 am
Gasburners, yes!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: jick on November 28, 2014, 18:48:16 pm
cool car dude.....I've always been a fan of gold Empi 5's.....


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on November 28, 2014, 22:19:44 pm
Thanks, at the Moment I like the Sprint Stars the most. But Im thinking about detailed 16" Fuchs with 6 & 7" width.
May I play with a set of chromed steelies.  ::)

Im not sure about the lowering in the back. It was done by a friend and I think it`s one outer spline.

THe plan for this winter is to Change the rear lights and Change the antenna. I like the old split antennas in the Center of the windshield...


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on February 26, 2015, 13:44:04 pm
Just a small update:

I picked up a front Hood from an Oval Bug for cheap.
The plan is to weld up the trim holes and to make it ready for paint.
Id like to change the front Hood cause my Bug has no side trim. It`s a little more cal look.  8)

I hope next week I can spend so more time in the Garage... :( 


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on May 05, 2015, 14:41:18 pm
I tried the chromed steelies yesterday. I have two 4,5x15" at the front and two 5,5x15" at the rear.
But after installing them I didnt like it.  :-\

I thought I would look great, but I prefer the Empi`s...

(the 4,5" are Lemmerz stamped 11/57)  8)


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on May 21, 2017, 20:23:32 pm


Today I tried some new wheels on my Bug...again.  ;D
These are centerline copies made bei American Racing Wheels (AEW). Size is 5,5"x15".
At the moment the tires are 185/55-15 in front and 195/65-15 at the back.

Im not sure if they suit my car.
Whats your thought?


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Andrew on May 21, 2017, 21:36:20 pm
Well I liked the Lemmerz  :-[


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Tobi/DFL on May 22, 2017, 06:41:52 am
I love it!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: thehanz DVK on May 22, 2017, 17:14:56 pm
I really liked the golden 5 spoke's


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on May 23, 2017, 06:50:21 am
Thanks Guys!
The Lemmerz are still my favorit.
I still have another Option...
I should give it a try  ;D


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Neil Davies on May 23, 2017, 17:19:15 pm
The fake centerlinest really suit it - a definite mid 80's look to it!


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: brewsy on June 14, 2017, 22:36:03 pm
Nice car!
Definitely the Sprint Stars...  :D ;D :D


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on June 16, 2017, 06:19:47 am
Thanks brewsy!
I think Ill Keep the Sprint Stars.

But when the golden BRMs are ready Ill send new pics.


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on June 22, 2017, 11:52:03 am
I had this Hirschmann Redtip Antenna laying around for quite a while.
And with just some days ahead of Hessisch Oldendorf I thought Id give it a try.
The old antenna was put in the Garage and I had to drill two holes.
But I really like the result.


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on August 09, 2017, 06:43:02 am
Wheels again....
I didnt like the look of the polished BRM-Repros I got. Hence I tried sprayfoil in gold but again I dislike the look.
Time to sell them.  :(
The Sprint Stars are still the best at the moment in my opinion.
Tobi


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on March 26, 2020, 08:07:22 am
...stay home and work on your VW...
At the moment I'm trying to mount the correct taillights in my Bug.
Way better than the newer ones. 8)


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Neil Davies on March 26, 2020, 13:05:36 pm
I don't know if it's just the camera angle, but it does look like the new (correct!) taillights point outwards. They've not been cut for a buggy, have they?


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on March 27, 2020, 09:03:38 am
Yes, from this pic it looks like the taillights point outwards, but I hope Ive positioned them correct.
I`ll upload a better picture soon. Then the taillights are painted to match the blue.


Title: Re: Lightblue 60`Ragtop
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on April 04, 2020, 09:51:19 am
So I hope the taillight-position is ok.
I tried some new wheels as well.
The centercolor could be a bit darker...what do you think?