June 27, 2003

More "Before" Pictures Soon

The picture Paladin posted in the first entry, actually does too much justice to the bug. I will take more pictures soon and post them. Just so you can see just badly this poor bug looks. I was rather offended, one of the last times I drove it, when a police officer pulled behind me from a turn lane and followed me for awhile. But, perhaps it may have been because the muffler was shot and the car was making a lot of noise. Or, maybe it was because of the dented rear bumper. Or, the engine cover with the oxidized paint that it one shade off from the rest of the car. Whatever it is. I could see why the poor thing would raise flags to law enforcement.

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June 26, 2003

The beginning



Got the bug a few years ago as a favor for a relative. She thru it back in my face. So I kept it. Has a few miles on the clock, I figure two full laps or about 280,000. The original 1300 had been replaced with a 1600, dual point heads. Hacked upgrade to 12 volt, wires further messed when someone tried to put an alarm system in. The front seats are the wrong year, as are the windshield wipers. We overheated the motor and it no longer runs very well. A foot went thru the floorboards. The transmission is original and shows the quarter-million plus miles. The wheels are original 66 -- which are slightly different than most years and take different hubcaps, of which we have none.

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