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12 years ago
'50 Karmann wrote:

Si,has the car ever been repainted or is the paint original,and is it just the one front wing that is non original and has it been welded and do you want to sell it:lol:

I like that and it would be great with a big ass turbo motor slung out back.

I saw where you were going so fixed your reply. :lol: :beer:

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12 years ago
69project wrote:

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i do feel its kind of old school type of feel

Absolutely. Don't change a thing Si, it looks great like it is. A fantastic example of true, true patina and it just works with the wheels as they're something interesting out of the norm.

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12 years ago
cool ride, keep it as it is (beside adjusment on the rear :lol: )

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12 years ago
I like it, it looks pretty old-speed. Nice to see some different wheels for a change.
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12 years ago
it does now sit much better at the back now the front is down,i do love the rake it has

just need to get it running right as it sounds like im firing blanks as i drive at the moment

does anyone have any tips re the crash gearbox,im struggling!

the wheels came from steve gilbert,i like to be different....

if i cant get on with it then im considering an oval on vzi or that nice black one in auction 😎


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ianmac
12 years ago
69project wrote:

does anyone have any tips re the crash gearbox,im struggling!

I find watch the little red markers on the speedo and don't change up to early, you will soon get the 'knack' 😎

p.s car looks ace:wink:

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12 years ago
69project wrote:

it does now sit much better at the back now the front is down,i do love the rake it has

just need to get it running right as it sounds like im firing blanks as i drive at the moment

does anyone have any tips re the crash gearbox,im struggling!

the wheels came from steve gilbert,i like to be different....

if i cant get on with it then im considering an oval on vzi or that nice black one in auction 😎

driving a crashbox is much fun and needs time, the easyest way to start is if your speedo has the original red marks on it the shift marks...

shifting up, dubble clutch...(cold gearbox less time, warm gearbox more time) shifting down let go the speed down to the shuft mark, -> press clutch full trhottle (short), and shift down... you hear it if you go wrong 🙂 easy is from 4 down to 3, 3 down to 2 is the kings class also 2 -1 (never in normal use)

engine original or other engine installed

i would never convert it to a later gearbox....


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12 years ago
thanks for the advice,will try again at the weekend!
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12 years ago
69project wrote:

does anyone have any tips re the crash gearbox,im struggling

Junk it and got go for Berg5... :lol:

:oops: ok, I'll get me coat.....

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12 years ago
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Junk it and got go for Berg5... :lol:

:oops: ok, I'll get me coat.....

anymore of that and they will ban you :wink:


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12 years ago
oval56 wrote:

driving a crashbox is much fun and needs time

i would never convert it to a later gearbox....

I agree, the crashbox makes every successful smooth gearchange an exciting self rewarding personal victory, that is pointed out to any and all passengers in my car at the time :lol: Thats fun in itself! ( well for me, maybe not so the passengers :lol: )

My 50 gearbox works great with my 34hp. But I think my gearbox is in great og shape, maybe if it was very worn it would probably not be so much fun, but I have not driven a bad one yet to know.


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12 years ago
On the samba,so that must be in dollars,i'll take it.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1006674 

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12 years ago
'50 Karmann wrote:

On the samba,so that must be in dollars,i'll take it.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1006674 

In what sense is it a 'survivor' though? Looks to me that it's fallen prey to the lowering and Carlos Fandango wheel curse, so hasn't survived in stock form......

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12 years ago
u guys miss nothing!

survivor....means its survived this long,no repro parts here :wink:

if you bought it i could fit the original wheels back on for you....at least they are not fuchs!

i dont really want to sell as ive enjoyed using it out in the sun today but somebody wants to move and also something a bit more useable


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12 years ago
Rhodrich wrote:

In what sense is it a 'survivor' though? Looks to me that it's fallen prey to the lowering and Carlos Fandango wheel curse, so hasn't survived in stock form......

Agree, it's a dent in the car's history - that it has been messed with and no longer a true untouched 'survivor' - sorry :!:


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12 years ago
Ovaltine wrote:

Agree, it's a dent in the car's history - that it has been messed with and no longer a true untouched 'survivor' - sorry :!:

so hurtful...lol!


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