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Wrecked my beetle

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Jetfixer, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Jetfixer

    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

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    So was taking my 71 beetle down to my daughter , coming around a curve at 60 mph got to close to the shoulder and went off the road almost hit a tree , missed it and hit a no passing sign , I m not sure just how much damage , car was towed off before I had a good chance to look. I restored this car around 98 I know I'm sure it can be fixed , but hope insurance does not total it out. I'm a little sore , but so upset about car.
     

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    Could have been worse. But it's just surface damage, nothing that can't be buffed out :)

    Glad that you are okay!
     
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    I restored a beetle in the late '80s
    The beauty of them is they can be fixed.

    glad you're ok
     
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    That's not a car I would want to crash in. Glad your okay.
     
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    That can be fixed. It will take some time and a new fender , bumper and front apron replaced.
    The beetle is a great little car I still drive a 64 Bug to work every day that I am not riding my bike.
     
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    not much different than being on a motorcycle;)
     
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    does it have the 6 volt system or did you upgrade it?
     
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    The 71 super was a 12 volt after 66 vw switched to 12v
     
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    drifted on your thread Jetfixer
    Mlew still drives a 64 vw.
     
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    Converted to 12v when I installed the 1776 engine. Front disc brakes and HD trans.
     
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    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

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    My super beetle has an all aluminum case 1776, counter weighted crank , scat C25 cam, lube a lobe lifters, 90mm pistons , big valve scat heads eurotuck exhaust , 009 distributor with electronic ignition , Weber progressive 2 barrel carb , alternator conversion , deep sump oil pan , 33mm oil pump , remote spin on oil fliter. Disk brake conversion, lowered struts , strut support bar, 1/2" swaybar , urethane bushings . The body is a 71 and pan is a 73 ,I've had car since 96 , I'm still in shock happened so fast and I'm so upset , car is in tow yard and nothing I can this week taking car to my daughters house 138 miles away....I already have some parts , going to have to buy a new fender, bumper and bracket.
     
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    Looks like you have almost the same engine setup as I do.
    How is the front apron? Is it crushed in?
     
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    Yes but I already have a new one , going to need a new fender, bumper , and bracket., just hope that is all .
     
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    That's good , at least parts are rather inexpensive. Find a local VW swap meet and pick up all that for less than 200$. I see some in Indianapolis in October. Try to get original parts , they fit better. I have found that the aftermarket parts require "massaging" to fit.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Even if they total it it's worth buying back. The salvage value will be low, so you'll have a decent amount of the settlement to put towards repairs.
     
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    Most places won't do something without your approval…

    I'm not seeing anything to indicate structural damage-you can do this yourself.

    I see other people here have parts as well… My dad just restored a 76 and a 78, so if you still need parts let me know and I can check with him.

    Dave F
     
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    Glad you are ok. Car does not look too bad.
     
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    i'm jealous, my '12 just has a turbo, heated seats, snow tires and a ding on the fender
     
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    Pulled off both fenders and front apron , got tire fixed still waiting on insurance adjuster.
     

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    Just a thought.
     
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