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« on: October 21, 2010, 10:24:13 am »

i've just received the latest hot vws  , and saw the report with the schley bros and dean at puerto rico

I can imagine the happiness that paul & mark had when they saw again them former race car the lightning bug II , the car is owned now by diego febles

and cool to see the old parts like the engine and original auto meter  from the original LG II still there   Shocked Shocked

great stroy deano
 more to share with us ??
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 13:13:32 pm »

Just been reading that too, very cool.
I wonder how many times Mr Richie has enquired about Diego's garage contents? Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 16:19:25 pm »

I will expand on that story next week, when I return from flying east..... Glad you guys liked that one, it was beyond a total blast!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 07:26:01 am »

It is now official, the Lightning Bug II is on its way back to California.... The Schley Brothers are, once again, the proud owners of a most famous VW gasser. The car came complete with most of its original 2180cc engine that ran the first ever, ten second pass....., and get this, the original Porsche transaxle has NEVER been removed from the car, since it was delivered to Diego Febles, back in February 1973. This gasser will sit along side Schley's restored dragster, which is currently being lettered at McPeak's shop in Riverside...
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 07:30:35 am »

WOW! Very good news to hear of, Deano. Thanks. I can't believe that aspect regarding the Porsche transmission. Too cool!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 07:42:37 am »

Absolutely awesome! Thread is, of course, worthless without pics… Wink

PS – Deano, how come Hot VWs never makes it to Cornwall! Not had a copy delivered for a year. I think the Post Office (UK or US) has it in for me! Huh Cry Cry
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 08:11:52 am »

I think the Post Office (UK or US) U.S. Customs has it in for me! Huh Cry Cry

There... fixed.

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 08:19:26 am »

PS – Deano, how come Hot VWs never makes it to Cornwall! Not had a copy delivered for a year. I think the Post Office (UK or US) has it in for me! Huh Cry Cry

I have been missing some Hot VWs too, but been suspecting that the local mail in Helsinki man must be into VWs..
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 13:42:47 pm »

i had the same problem some years ago but now everything is ok(i hope Cheesy)
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 14:20:45 pm »

Very cool !
Congratulations to the Schley Brothers !
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 18:53:43 pm »

Great read... I really enjoyed reading through that article yesterday. Very cool to see the Lightning Bug II survivng nearly 40 years later!
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 20:07:49 pm »

Thats awesome.  Cant wait to see it when they are done.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2010, 20:45:22 pm »

Absolutely awesome! Thread is, of course, worthless without pics… Wink

PS – Deano, how come Hot VWs never makes it to Cornwall! Not had a copy delivered for a year. I think the Post Office (UK or US) has it in for me! Huh Cry Cry

They make it to North East England ok, must be our carrier Pigeons Cheesy
Excellent news about Lightening Bug II, looking forward to seeing some progress updates...
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 17:13:56 pm »

Here is an up date. The Schleys loaded up the Lightning Bug and extra parts into a container yesterday in San Juan. That container is headed for Jacksonville, Florida, where it will be off-loaded onto either a truck, or freight train, and shipped to Costa Mesa. Just about everything was found, except the original wheelie bars, they appear to be MIA.

The plan is to have this car completely done, painted (and running), along with the Lightning Bug dragster for next year's Bug-In, late April/early May 2011. Photos to come next week....
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 17:45:54 pm »

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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2010, 19:34:02 pm »

Nice to hear that the car is still complete after all those years,and back with the orginal owners.Can't wait to see the pics.
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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2010, 20:42:31 pm »

Here's a few photos taken back a few months ago, in Diego's garage. This is the original 2180cc used to run the first 10-second run in H/Gas.....
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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2010, 21:09:45 pm »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked maybe not the same valve springs.....

a real legend....
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2010, 22:17:26 pm »

Very cool !
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 00:51:13 am »

Here is an up date. The Schleys loaded up the Lightning Bug and extra parts into a container yesterday in San Juan. That container is headed for Jacksonville, Florida, where it will be off-loaded onto either a truck, or freight train, and shipped to Costa Mesa. Just about everything was found, except the original wheelie bars, they appear to be MIA.

The plan is to have this car completely done, painted (and running), along with the Lightning Bug dragster for next year's Bug-In, late April/early May 2011. Photos to come next week....

^^^THIS^^^ is great news. Congrats to the Schleys!
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2010, 03:14:12 am »

Here is an up date. That container is headed for Jacksonville, Florida

Oh....my part of town, maybe I should pay a visit Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2010, 07:09:44 am »

Another part of History will be admired by modern times ...
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 11:36:22 am »

Great story !
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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 16:06:55 pm »

Like (as they say on Facebook)  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 16:13:07 pm »

facebook? where can i find them???

can someone help?

my name on facebook: dirk zeyen
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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2010, 17:32:04 pm »

facebook? where can i find them???

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my name on facebook: dirk zeyen

Looks like someone is trolling for friend requests!  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2010, 17:37:06 pm »

 Grin thx!!!

i'm back in cal-look....... after a very hard and long year!!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2010, 18:38:31 pm »

http://www.autosclasicosehistoricos.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=396:los-schley-brothers-visitan-puerto-rico-con-motivo-de-homenaje-a-diego-febles-en-el-flower-power&catid=19:racing&Itemid=48
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2010, 18:47:11 pm »

I wonder if the original blue paint is under that yellow...
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2010, 19:32:54 pm »

It still has the trim on it ............is it cal look
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