I think this is what happens...

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by mhardy6647, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    when your day job is photographing apartments/condos for sale in New York City (or, maybe, Hong Kong), but, when the weekend comes, you're looking at looking classic car shows... and you decide to photograph the interior of a Beetle.

    As seen on Flikr (link provided after the image):

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  2. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Perhaps I should mention that my mechanic has a '72 Beetle in pretty good condition for sale right now for $4k. I am perversely tempted...
     
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  3. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    It would be a fun car to drive. Back in '73 one of the cars we got to drive in driver's ed was a VW Beetle. I remember I killed it in an intersection waiting to turn left when I released the clutch a little too fast and not enough gas. My school buddy in the back seat was razzing me for that when Mr. Windner, the driver's ed. teacher told him to shut up because his time at the wheel was coming up!
     
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  4. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Back in the 80s for many years I had a '68 Karmann Ghia. It was great fun with the lowered suspension, big valve twin-port 1.6L motor and a Monza extractor exhaust. No sneaking in late with it!

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  5. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I had a buddy in college with a Common Gear* (Karmann Ghia).

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    * As either Henry N. Manney III or maybe it was Dick O'Kane used to call 'em. :) Time has left a patina of haze over those memories.
     
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  6. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    This is the VW that could turn me into a car guy...

     
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  7. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    Since the photographer took his photos of a mild California custom and only from the front / interior, I can't really tell the year with any accuracy. My best guess is that it is a '64 or '65 based on the lack of horn ring on the steering wheel and the older-style headlight covers. I'd be curious to see if it has a built motor in there - a Gene Berg mill would be apropos.

    For the record, I never owned a bug, but I did have a Type III Squareback during high school and college.

    (also, I think he's missing his fuse box cover under the dashboard)
     
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  8. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    Ooh. dbilas manifold & individual throttle bodies. Yum!

    (but don't rest your hand on the shift lever, you yobbo!)
     
  9. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    Is everyone here conversant in Aussie ? When he described early in the process that the car had chooks in it... chooks = chickens. Bet it was a real mess.
     
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  10. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    Yeah, gross!

    I went to school with a bunch of Aussies and Kiwis and Brits when I lived in Indonesia, some years back. Good times! :)
     

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