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Old 04-13-2003, 04:35 PM   #15
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Love Bugs Everywhere!

I have owned my Love Bug for over two years. Until Ray's and Kent's appeared, I have only heard rumors of them. I just looked at my VIN and realized that it's a 1972 not 1973 Love Bug. I also have a furnace but no rock shield ;0( Kent what does your interior look like?
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Old 04-13-2003, 05:47 PM   #16
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Love Bug Answers

Jamie & Kent:

The Love Bug I have was purchased by the previous owner from Elmer Tonne in Iowa prior to his passing away. It was one of a few that he had remaining in a warehouse. It has rectangular RV lites, it never had the round housing or round lens.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e99e7929eaf1rearlens.jpg/>

If you are in need of the housing, I would suggest making a mold of the fiberglass housing, and cast a couple of new housings. For a round tail light lens, unless I have exact dimensions or the tail light lens in hand, it would be rather difficult to just find something of use. I go to about six or seven RV distributors, surplus, and salvage yards to find things. Sometimes I do, other times I don't. But, I am willing to try....

It has a rock shield. It has the spare tire carrier with the Love Bug sticker on the wheel cover. It never had a furnace. It does have a holding tank for either the fresh water or waste water. Have not thoroughly check out all aspects of this. It weas indeed well kept.

- Ray
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Old 04-13-2003, 07:41 PM   #17
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fwiw

A short stray off topic (?) does anyone recall the VW love bug? I think it was a '74, gold with a sunroof. I wonder out loud here, what or who coined the term love bug?

Now, back to our scheduled programing.
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Old 04-13-2003, 10:43 PM   #18
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Answer

Answer: Disney.

Wasn't Herbie, the "original" LOVE BUG!

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Old 04-14-2003, 07:00 AM   #19
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tail light

ray; i just need the lens, but would buy the whole assembly if i could get one. the assembly is 6 5/8" in diameter. the backing plate reads "reflect-o-lite 110-150". if you should happen to run across one in your travels, i'd be happy to pay for your troubles.

jamie; the original cushions have been recovered. i'll post photos of the interior soon.

as for the original "love bug", didn't that have something to do with penicillin? just asking.....
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Old 04-14-2003, 03:51 PM   #20
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more pics

as promised, here are more photos of my love bug. consider this the "before" photos. this is how it came to me. i haven't done anything yet, but have big plans.

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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e9b1eec25fcbDSCN0009.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e9b1effcc75dDSCN0012.jpg/>
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:53 PM   #21
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ray; i just need the lens, but would buy the whole assembly if i could get one. the assembly is 6 5/8" in diameter. the backing plate reads "reflect-o-lite 110-150". if you should happen to run across one in your travels, i'd be happy to pay for your troubles.

jamie; the original cushions have been recovered. i'll post photos of the interior soon.

as for the original "love bug", didn't that have something to do with penicillin? just asking.....
Travelmaster RV Center
Arcata, CA
707.822.4833
John Torrana

"I stopped in to see if he had a tail light (Reflect-o-lite 110-150) laying around. He rummaged around in several drawers and came up with one (very used). Gave it to me. It's that kind of a place."

Try calling this guy, he might have a reflect-o-lite.

I saw several different round lenses, but without an original, I would only be guessing!

- Ray
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Old 04-20-2003, 09:07 AM   #22
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So, Kent
could you explain what the tan-ish stuff is on the walls. it looks like seam tape, but I've never seen it in a contrast before so it must be something else. or not.
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Old 04-20-2003, 09:49 AM   #23
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stuff on walls

i'm not really too sure myself about what somebody used on the seams. whatever it was, it's not very good. my guess would be fiberglass tape covered with some sort of filler or glue. i'm thinking about using a paintable siicone caulk over the seams,then a primer-sealer then i'll paint the whole interior with white latex (eggshell, naturally). i think i'll even paint the doors and drawers white. the original plywood was not exactly premium quality anyway.
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:56 AM   #24
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Mancelona, MI

Kent:

Oh how I envy you as to your location. There are numerous state forest campgrounds between Grand Rapids and Mancelona on US 131 that are excellent for weekend get aways if you are fully self contained. The kind of places that diesel pushers and the 35 foot rv crowd just can find a place to park. And they are reasonable at $6.00 a night. Hopefully, I will get a chance to visit a few of them this summer. Maybe we could connect up and meet sometime in the future.

I also need you to e-mail me, as I have a sample of something that may be of interest to you for your seams between the ensolite!

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i'm not really too sure myself about what somebody used on the seams. whatever it was, it's not very good. my guess would be fiberglass tape covered with some sort of filler or glue. i'm thinking about using a paintable siicone caulk over the seams,then a primer-sealer then i'll paint the whole interior with white latex (eggshell, naturally). i think i'll even paint the doors and drawers white. the original plywood was not exactly premium quality anyway.
Ches did that caulking bit and re-paint.(no I think it was Mike - :r ) I think it looks really nice. check out Rays idea, and keep us up to date. :).
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Seam Tape

Jana:

From my observation, and what I saw on the Love Bug and Acorn Camper Trailers in my possesion, it appears to be a standard foam tape, hence the adhesive on the outside. The Acorn seam tape will be replaced before pickup. It appears the yellowing is age or from a smoking occupant. The Love Bug was in better condition. It is still white and in very good condition. I think the T type plastic molding I am considering will be a better improvemenet. As it will actually sit in between the seams of the ensolite.

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T type plastic molding - You can still get that, right? think I remember someone saying that, but I didn't know you could use it in ones that didn't have it to begin with. how much does it take to do a 13 ft trailer? :)
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Yes you can still get the T-type plastic molding. The bus/van conversions places use it. The back piece just glues to the fiberglass between the pieces of ensolite. The RV molding is smaller and quite a bit more expensive than the stuff used on floors.

For anyone starting from scratch, I wonder if the floor stuff would work or would it be too large, too stiff? Certainly would be cheaper and easier to find than the rv stuff. Probably would be worth looking at though. Oops, just remembered, the floor backing piece is metal. Oh well it was a thought!

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