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« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2012, 16:09:27 pm »

mark here're the one with Ron  greiner Wink

fabs the search engine  Grin Grin


OH VERY, VERY COOL. Tremdous photography, the car, the lauches everthing looks terrific.
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« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2012, 16:40:55 pm »

Two images of one of my favorite beaters. This vert was a ratty 1963 steamy windowed in the rain that would occasionally splash me through the floorpan, rust bucket.
This car was a real chick magnet. Had to beat'em off, they all wanted a ride with me...Not!
Actually when I got done with the motor and trans it ran great, 6 volt system and all. Bought it for $300 drove it a year and sold it for $1200. Not bad.

The third image was Mike Dumphey's oval window parked at the Auto Haus in Orange. I shot this picture through the window of the store because there was a rain storm and the car was parked at the far corner of the parking lot.
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« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2012, 17:41:20 pm »

THE BUILD CONTINUES
The car returns from Beckers after bodywork and paint are completed.
Still along way to go! But the wind fills my sails again to keep going.
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« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2012, 19:44:47 pm »

Ron Griener worked at a couple of different AHs finishing up at the Orange AH.

He currently owns Profromance in Orange.

He's on The Lounge but he only pops in from time to time.
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« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2012, 21:16:36 pm »

Fabian, change your user-name from Speedwell to Search Engine. Thank you, please drive through.

 Grin

I knew you'd find those pics of Ron's car quicker/easier than me. Good job.

Mike, I'd love to have that '63 convertible... would make a nice car to leave as is on the outside and build a killer engine/transmission. Fun.
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« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2012, 21:39:15 pm »

Fabian, change your user-name from Speedwell to Search Engine. Thank you, please drive through.

 Grin

I knew you'd find those pics of Ron's car quicker/easier than me. Good job.



 Grin Grin  mark  my archives are tidied up to be quickly found  Grin
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« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2012, 22:18:51 pm »

My GENE BERG 5 Speed after I built it but prior to mounting the Crown axels with the chrome axle tubes.
Gear ratios...ring and pinion 4:37, First Gear 3.78, Second 2.08 Third 1.58, Fourth 1.21 Fifth 0.89. It really liked freeways.
Hey Diedereck(67-indeed/DVK), note the aircraft fitting at the top and back of the housing plate that serpates the stock gear housing from the Berg 5th gear housing/nose cone. That's where the 4th hose to the crank case breather box ran from.
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« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2012, 23:03:59 pm »

Front axle beams
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« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2012, 23:22:59 pm »

NEW IMAGE TO BE ADDED
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« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2012, 00:36:12 am »

A shot through the rear window.
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« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2012, 00:45:56 am »

Rear shot before, actually well before motor installation. Note I put in a new through out bearing (I spared no expense)
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« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2012, 01:05:27 am »

Jere Alhadeff roving ace journalist and photographer on the Cal Look Hot VW scene stopped by for a visit and some photos after a day at work.

Notice that roll of fabric standing up against the wall in the left background. That is a roll of mohair fabric that Brad of "Brads Interiors" was going
to install as part of the new interior installation.

Look at that hair...yea but on closer inspection its apparent the tide is beginning to recede.

See that picture frame hanging on the wall in the background? It's actually one of the photo's posted earlier in this thread.  
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« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2012, 01:28:43 am »

No Comment Necessary....Agree?
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« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2012, 01:39:24 am »

A fisheye shot through the right window.
I want to make sure that I mention that all of these high quality images were taken by Jere Alhadeff of Jere Alhadeff Photography
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« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2012, 01:43:55 am »

HOW COULD ANYBODY HAVE LOST THIS CAR
Including me
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« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2012, 01:56:55 am »

I REALLY WAS AN ANAL RETENTIVE PERFECTIONIST NUT CASE

Look at the firewall where the tank goes. The tie rods and steering column are chromed,
Geez. I forgot all about that

Now I'm just a nut!  Wink
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« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2012, 02:08:55 am »

Some images of the car as it was getting close to Bug In 25. Last minute touches before towing the car back to FAT for the motor installation.
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« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2012, 06:27:41 am »

Great pics Mike!
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« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2012, 06:32:14 am »

I REALLY WAS AN ANAL RETENTIVE PERFECTIONIST NUT CASE

Look at the firewall where the tank goes. The tie rods and steering column are chromed,
Geez. I forgot all about that

Now I'm just nuts!  Wink

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« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2012, 06:53:29 am »

I remember when that car hit the magazine, that is one beautiful car, when I saw it, I drooled. Talk about a perfect car. Maybe I missed it Mike, but what ever happen to that car? Where is it today??

Ted
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« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2012, 07:05:19 am »

Thanks for sharing your pics. To this day, I can still remember seeing your car at the Bug In. It definitely deserved the title. I can also remember people asking why you didn't polish your alloys ,but in my opinion it looked better the way you presented them. Yes, where is this car today??
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« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2012, 07:15:50 am »

I remember when that car hit the magazine, that is one beautiful car, when I saw it, I drooled. Talk about a perfect car. Maybe I missed it Mike, but what ever happen to that car? Where is it today??

Ted


Ted,
The car is MIA I have no idea. The last time I saw it was about 1988. Wish I never sold it but I'm sure that doesn't come as a surprise.
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« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2012, 07:20:55 am »

[quote author=WCB الكالسيوم نظرة العرب المسافرون link=topic=18386.msg262984#msg262984 date=1336370719]
Thanks for sharing your pics. To this day, I can still remember seeing your car at the Bug In. It definitely deserved the title. I can also remember people asking why you didn't polish your alloys ,but in my opinion it looked better the way you presented them. Yes, where is this car today??
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I actually paid to have the wheels restored to their original finish as they came from the factory. Had the caps painted to match the Porsche logo.
The car has vanished. It's unbelievable really, considering the notoriety of the car.
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« Reply #83 on: May 07, 2012, 08:04:31 am »

BUG IN 25 PROGRAM
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« Reply #84 on: May 07, 2012, 08:06:37 am »

WHY WOULD ANYBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND TAKE APART A PERFECTLY GOOD
CERTAINLY APPEALING 10 YEAR OLD CAL LOOK VOLKSWAGEN?

THIS IS WHY!!!
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« Reply #85 on: May 07, 2012, 08:08:56 am »

WASN'T SHE PRETTY??
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« Reply #86 on: May 07, 2012, 08:45:47 am »

Simply beautiful, Mike....

Long time no see. Hope all is well!

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« Reply #87 on: May 07, 2012, 09:15:29 am »

Simply beautiful, Mike....

Long time no see. Hope all is well!

Keith
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« Reply #88 on: May 07, 2012, 10:21:08 am »

Super thread!

What did you do for turn signals at the front?
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« Reply #89 on: May 07, 2012, 12:38:01 pm »

Super thread!

What did you do for turn signals at the front?

It was the thing I liked least about the dash setup. If you look closely above the tach and speedo you might make out the little green lights. Left blinker green light is centered above speedo and same above the tach. Worked fine but against by the VDO gauges, IMO the lights looked a bit cheesy.
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