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Old 09-27-2005, 10:30 AM
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Let me start this off with just a little bit of a back story.

My very first childhood memory is of me climbing into the back of a brand new Red with cream interior 1970 Volkswagen Bug. I can still very clearly see myself reaching up for the grab handle, stepping on that running board, smelling that unusual (and to me seductive) VW smell, feeling the unique texture on the vinyl seat and hearing the fweeeeeeep of that glorious lil engine.

I bought a 74 Super Beetle to appease my need for an old bug and had a pretty good time restoring it but in the back of my mind was that lil 70 gnawing away.

I got into the water cooled scene and quickly put to rest those ancient, archaic, unsafe and noisy lil relics from my past.

That was untill I joined the Org and starting meeting people addicted to both air cooleds and water cooleds. I started becoming obsessed with the idea of owning an air cooled myself but since most of them have gone to the big junk yard in the sky (at least around here) I satisfied myself with day dreaming and looking at pics of other peoples air cooleds.

That was untill April 2004 when one of my wifes coworkers started chatting about "The Bug" and how she has no idea of what to do with it, now that her Dad has passed away.

She had encouraged her Father to buy it for her and in turn restore it but after he passed on she didn't have the heart to drive him anymore so he just sat outside for 3 years.

Well I of course volunteered to step in and help her to sell "The Bug" (Her name for him). He was pretty rough and neglected after sitting outside for 3 years but he still had a ton of potential and the big selling point to me was that it was a 1970. Finally here was my chance to make that childhood dream come true. So after some quick negotiations and some transferring of money. "The Bug" came home.

Don (Don_and_Herbie) eagerly offered to assist me in the restoration process (i.e. he spent the entire summer wrenching on the little guy) The first day we started to dissasemble the little guy it occored to me that "The Bug" was more of a last name (like "The Grouch") so I started to call him "Oscar The Bug".

We spent day and night wrenching on him, painting, ordering parts and finally after 3 months he became the pretty lil bug you see in these pics.

Thanks for all the hard work you did for Oscar, Don.

Thanks Mom for the use of your garage and cough credit card.


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Old 09-27-2005, 12:22 PM
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Hi,

What a nice bug, I Also remember as a child being in a vw bug, and wanting to have one and it does not go away. I Hope to have one someday, But it is funny when driving the new beetle, at times something takes you back to those vw bug days. I Am sure glad they Started to make the beetle again. I Sure love My new beetle and cant seem to stop driving it.

Thanks for telling your story and showing your bug,

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Old 09-28-2005, 06:02 AM
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I knew you had Ocsar, but I didn't know the entire story. That's beautiful!
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:18 AM
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very clean bug!!!

i must say, i don't care for 67 and on bugs, but this one is quite amazing!!! job well done!
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:11 PM
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OMG! He's beautiful! Awesome color too!!
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Your very much welcome Tom I had a blast
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Very-Very NICE! WOW!
Beautiful OB!!!
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:56 PM
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Felix and I both Love Oscar. Especially since I drove him.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:54 AM
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I did this photoshop for another thread but after a bit of consideration have decided to post it here. The look is begining to grow on me.... whatcha think?

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:34 AM
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I like the paint! Nice.
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Hrm not quite sure how I like it lowered. But looks cool none the less
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:37 PM
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Very nice! I ove that color of yellow!
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Yep! Oscar looks hot with those BBSs!
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Sorry Tom, Oscar looks much better with his old shoes. If it's not broke, don't fix it...in this case. Nah, the ol skool rims and caps are so much sexier on the car.
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Looking good Tom. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more pictures down the road!
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definitely stick with the OG rims!
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I like the old type rims better -- the others make me think of the Mexican Beetles that are 10 yrs or so old....

I went to the SEVWA (South East VW Association) race/show/swap at Farmington Dragway (in Mocksville NC) this last weekends. I definitely liked the original looking Beetles. Made me really want one..... (of coarse the 6sec 1/8 mile ones' were cool too....).
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Hey! I was just playing around with the computer and typed in "1970 yellow vw bug" and your letter came up. Well, I have a 1970 yellow bug, too! It is a pale yellow and belonged to my mother. She died in the 1990's, so it is a real treasure to me. I feel like I still have a part of her. It has 50,800 actual miles on it! And, believe it or not, it is named Oscar! So, you can see why I wanted to reply to you.
Best to you and your Oscar!
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:22 AM
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Thank you so very much for sharing you story and joining the org just to do so.

Take a look around.. you might have stumbled upon something you really come to love.

Good Luck with your "Oscar" may he provide you with many more years of fond memories.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:51 PM
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I think it's high time I added a few more pics of Oscar to this thread so here they are.
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