1959 VW Bug # 113

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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Bar None » Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:34 pm

I also had a Carmen Ghia which I paid $100 for and swapped out the engine and drove it for many years. Also my favorite was my VW Westaflia Camper like this one. My wife and I drove it to LA from Houston and back and camped out the whole way. It really struggled in the mountains.
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Sun Sep 17, 2023 9:53 pm

Keep us updated Nate. Interesting.
I also like Kubelwagens. :D
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by stagewex » Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:31 pm

Finally got my drivers door and window all put back together. Window regulator maintenance after 50 years truly sucked.
Not exactly enthusiastic to do the passenger side but did make it in time to a local car show today:

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Post by VWNate1 » Sun Sep 17, 2023 11:06 pm

Will do Alex ;

I too like the Kubelwagens translates to 'bucket car' in German), I once passed the chance to buy one for $3,000 .

Yesterday afternoon the God alone knows how old Optima AGM battery failed in a gas station, it was well used when I bought this car in 2016 .
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:02 am

I know...Kubelsitzwagen. And the Swimwagen (Schwimmwagen) was interesting.
Ford GPA...
Russian counterpart GAZ 46:

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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:11 am

stagewex wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:31 pm
did make it in time to a local car show today
Looks nice and shiny. :cheers:
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Post by VWNate1 » Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:10 am

THANX Alex! .

Long long ago in the Easy Coast was a kiddie park way out in the swamps, one of the rides was an old WWII DUKW like the one you show except it was open decked and operated by a teenager ~ they'd load it full of little kids (! ME !) and zoom along the dykes and suddenly turn and hit the water going quickly ~ we loved it, the parents not so much as they'd get wet .
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:12 am

The battery, an old red top OPTIMA 6 volt AGM one that was old when I bought the car in 2016, failed in a filling station Sunday so I'll try to order in a new one today(Monday) , charge it fully for 12 hours then get back to it .
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Claus » Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:13 pm

Good you are salvaging this poor old thing!
My second car was a 1972 Beetle 1303 S (front disc rotor brakes). I liked it and it was very reliable.

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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Sep 19, 2023 4:24 pm

Me too ! (dijo Gabacho y se fue entre la milpa)

I order in the new battery today, it *might* come tomorrow, *might* be Sunday .
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by GregoryUSSR » Fri Sep 22, 2023 5:29 am

stagewex wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:31 pm
Finally got my drivers door and window all put back together. Window regulator maintenance after 50 years truly sucked.
Not exactly enthusiastic to do the passenger side but did make it in time to a local car show today:
What does this car has maximum speed? How do you squeezed from it?
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by GregoryUSSR » Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:07 am

Desantnik-VDV wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:02 am
Russian counterpart GAZ 46:
LUAZ TPK you can buy now:
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The LUAZ TPK

Post by VWNate1 » Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:24 am

Does this float ? .
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Re: The LUAZ TPK

Post by GregoryUSSR » Fri Sep 22, 2023 12:41 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
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Does this float ? .
Yes. Float and rides. And pretty good. That's still left. You can still buy it.
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Re: 1959 VW Bug # 113

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:47 pm

A fellow captain had one and he traveled to the far east and back with his wife. He had taken a few ferries to cross a few rivers. It took him a month to travel from the far west of USSR to the far east round trip back in early 80's...some places had no paved roads... :D
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