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Old 04-11-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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well, here's my ''new'' beauty. I've driven past it for months, stopping to scope it out several times. Finally, yesterday I took my checkbook and bought it. It's a 13 foot 1973 love bug. It needs lots of tlc and I hope to restore it to its former glory as much as possible. I know it's an ''orphan'' and the company has long gone, but I'm hoping it shares many parts with other eggs. I'll keep you posted on my progress. I have two calls for help in the ''owners helping owners'' forum and would appreciate any help.

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Old 04-11-2003, 02:15 PM   #2
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Way to go! Yes, it has many parts in common with Scamp, Boler, and early Casitas. Like you, I just got my egg a few weeks ago. I'm fixing it up, and am very excited to get started camping in it!
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Old 04-11-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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at first glance I would have guessed it was a Boler, but the roof looks more like mine. :) a Surfside or maybe a Trillium. It doesn't look like it needs any work at all from here. :lol
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Old 04-11-2003, 02:26 PM   #4
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Congratulations! And welcome to the forum! :wave

We love to see the ''rescued ones.'' I used to think my '89 was old until I came to this forum and found out it was down right modern compared to some of the others that are still rolling around. Sure makes me feel good that there are so many years of enjoyment in these little fiberglass wonders!

We'll love to see the pictures of the transformation when you have them. I must say, though, it really looks pretty good from this angle.
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Old 04-11-2003, 03:45 PM   #5
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Welcome
Thats a nice looking rig.You will get all the help you need just keep asking.:wave
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Old 04-11-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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looks good from the road

the inside is kinda rough. everything works, but it needs a good going over (paint, cleaning, etc.). i'm converting the dinette to a full-time bed and getting rid of the old cushions, which have seen much better days. i'm looking forward to taking my dogs camping this summer.
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Old 04-13-2003, 08:34 AM   #7
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Kent,
I also have a '73 Love Bug. Keep us posted on your progress. It looks as though the door was replaced with one from a Boler. Here's some recent pictures of my Love Bug.
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~theauchs/lo...pics/MAVICA.HTM
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Old 04-13-2003, 09:10 AM   #8
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Kent: I also currently own for a short time, a 197? Love Bug. I sort of found it by being in the right place at the right time. I spotted it while it was being transported on a flatbed truck. It was being moved by the owners friend as he was moving from one manufacturing facility to another. It was stored in a warehouse. Anyway, I had bought it with the intention of freeing up the 1984
U-Haul Camper Trailer that I went to Springfield, Missouri to get. I know quite a few folks looking for U-Haul Campers. But alas, someone was interested in the Love Bug, gave me a deposit, and then backed out of the deal. I currently have an interested couple from Denver, CO and a couple from Mishawaka, IN that has an interest in it. Thus, I am awaiting confirmation of interest by either couple with a deposit. But, as always, money talks, and whomever puts the deposit in my hands first will eventually be the new owner. So, for the time being, I have ownership of the Love Bug, and 2 - 13 foot U-Haul Campers.

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Door ?

As Jamie Auch has suggested, the door may have been replaced. I will have pictures later....but it also looks exactly like the door used on the Acorn, which was the first of the Scamps ever produced.

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Ray,
Our Love Bugs differ somewhat. I do not have the windw behind the stove and do not have the windshield up front. As I recall from previous pictures, your upholstery is a beigge weave? My interior upholstery is red, blue and beige. Dou you know any sources for replacement tailights? Mine were broke and I replace them with rectagular trailer lights.
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Ray,
Our Love Bugs differ somewhat. I do not have the windw behind the stove and do not have the windshield up front. As I recall from previous pictures, your upholstery is a beigge weave? My interior upholstery is red, blue and beige. Dou you know any sources for replacement tailights? Mine were broke and I replace them with rectangular trailer lights.
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Jamie: The interior of the Love Bug is Blue/Tan Plaid, the U-Haul Camper is a Beige weave. Do you need just a round lens or the fiberglass housing?

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Ray the whole tail light assemblies were trashed when I got the egg. I'll just replace them with something else. The fiberglass housings are still there.
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thanks, lovebuggers!

wow! two more love bugs! jamie, i see what you mean about the door. no wonder it doesn't fit well. i have the original tail lights, but one lens is gone and i need a replacement. ray, do you have a line on tail lights? i've searched the internet for the original reflect-o-lite, with no sucess. your bug appears to have a furnace and i like the front window cover.
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