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Old 04-22-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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It's all fiberglassrv.com's fault!!!!!

I was , I really was going to sell The Love Bug, but I keep returning to the site , reading and surfing. I tore into The Love Bug today after deciding to keep it. Can't wait to finish. I'll keep you all updated on the progress.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea5cfcc51b51LB-emptied.JPG/>
Here's the interior removed. You can see the upholstery is in very good shape.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea5d02616f08LB-frontbench.JPG/>
The only rot I found was near the door. Its an east fix.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea5d0acc548bLB-kitchen.JPG/>
The kitchen with cabinets removed. Notice the Converter in the middle.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea5d1753f3f4LB-rear.JPG/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea5d2e06d220LB-watertank.JPG/>
Wish me luck!
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:43 PM   #2
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Yippee!!!

Jamie's not going to sell his Love Bug!! Jamie's not going to sell his Love Bug!!

:laugh :dance :banana :cblob :banana :dance :laugh
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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Way to go Jamie!

I was upset when I read you were trying to sell your rig! Particularly since I knew you'd been bitten by the Love Bug!

We'll help you get it up and running, in factory fresh condition, ASAP!

Glad you decided to keep it!
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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Another one addicted!;)
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:19 PM   #5
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It's definately a sickness alright.

Probably worse than golf....

One hot tip though... If you gonna sand fiberglass wear a mask.
I hit the door frame today for a little touch up fitting with the belt sander and thought I'd cough my lungs out.

Jamie, you won't regret it...
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:30 PM   #6
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Looking Sharp!

And, it'll look really sharp being pulled by your VW Westfalia camper!

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Old 04-22-2003, 11:28 PM   #7
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I love this site and rennovation ideas

Thanks for all the support. I've always had the idea of renovating The Love Bug and to give it my personal touch. Now, that I have decided to go for it. I plan to make the TT as much like a Westfalia VW camper as possible. I found out something that got me very excited this evening. The Love Bug's wheel is the same 5 X 112 as my '71 bus. I imagine I could use the 14 inch bus wheels on the TT as I do on my bus. Then lets see.... bus tail lights, rear bumper, the possibilities are many.
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Old 04-23-2003, 11:43 AM   #8
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i'm happy

glad you are keeping your love bug. maybe some day we can get ours together and compare. please keep us posted on your renovation with lots of photos because i'm right behing you doing the same stuff.

i think the vw idea is really good. i've even thought of putting bug tail lights on my love bug. let me know how that wheel transplant goes. that may be a way to buy a little more clearance without modifing the axel.
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Excitement and questions for Kent

I am very happy that I have decided to keep the Love Bug. I have a couple questions. All my rivets holding the cabinets in have acorn nuts? on the inside, where can I get replacements or is there a new improved way?

Kent, does your Love Bug ride low? Mine looks as though I dropped it!
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:39 PM   #10
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rivets

If ya can't find the nice acorn nuts, a flat washer on the back side of the rivet will hold things together, just doesn't look as nice. You can get 3/16 dia rivets (different lengths) and washers at Home Depot, Lowes or the like. :)
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:18 PM   #11
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Keeping the "Love Bug"

Most hardware stores have various sizes of acorn style nuts Jamie.Glad you decided to keep the pair together-didn't want to be the only one trying to pull onto a highway with that combination and using a calendar as a reference for acceleration.Remember to ignore the upper signs on the highway where it refers to maximum speed-our only challenge is where there is a minimum speed posted.
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Hopefully,The Love Bug will hit Ontario

Rob,
I'm planning to go to Whitby for Buses of The Corn (VW Camp-out). We made it last summer and had a blast. I hope The Love Bug will make it's debut at this event on August 9-11. I used to tow The Love Bug with a 1600cc engine and you are right to guage the spped by the calandar. I have just installed a torque monster. The new engine is a 1904cc with a full circle crank, Performance Technology race heads and 40 Delortos. I will have no more problems towing the egg. What do you have?
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* * * * * * I am very happy that I have decided to keep the Love Bug. *I have a couple questions. *All my rivets holding the cabinets in have acorn nuts? on the inside, where can I get replacements or is there a new improved way? *

Kent, does your Love Bug ride low? *Mine looks as though I dropped it!
Hi Jamie, Those acorn nuts are just a finishing touch to the rivet instead of just looking at the back end of the rivet. On my boler I have been replacing the rivets that hold in the upper cupboards so I went to the local Home Depot and bought stainless steel acorn nuts to screw over the pop rivet end. I used stainless because the original ones were only plated and started showing some rust on them. Also others could not be unscrewed because of the corrosion between the aluminum rivets and the steel nuts. I believe that the ones that I used were 10-32. Also with the stainless ones I guess that if you had a buffing wheel you could make them look like they were chrome plated......Benny
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*Kent, does your Love Bug ride low? *Mine looks as though I dropped it!
jamie;

yes, it's a low-rider for sure. that's why i was interested in the vw wheels. let us know if that works out. i could use a little more clearance, since i like to get into primitive areas, but i don't want to swap axles.
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