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flash

Registered: 03/22/04
Posts: 873
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I purchased a few more accessory items for "The Blues." One arrived on Friday and I was able to install it Saturday without drawing any blood! A miracle!  I thought this would have brought my accessory total to 50, but I had one item on the list twice.  The new item is blue License Bolt lights.  You'll see them in the lower bolt holes on the license plate frame.  Hopefully, they're not illegal in Arizona and the men in blue will have bigger fish to fry than me.  I have a blue light windshield washer sprayer coming in too.  It spreads a soft blue light across the hood and works as the windshield sprayer too.  Also a small set of blue lights that go in the interior.  I hope I'm not driving you all nuts out there with all this.  I just thought it would be of interest to some to see what they can add to their v-dubs if they wish.

See if you can spot the other Bug in the desert photo below.  It is a Tarantula Hawk.

  1. Armrest (chrome strip)
  2. LED dash pulsating red warning light
  3. Front speaker kick panels
  4. Door post guard panels
  5. Door corner covers
  6. Rear speaker deck
  7. Dash wood paneling
  8. Leather steering wheel cover
  9. Dash replacement
  10. Dash matt
  11. Threshold panels
  12. Wood window cranks
  13. Wood window door lock pulls
  14. The “Club” steering wheel lock
  15. Wing window locks
  16. Gearshift console
  17. Wood gear shift knob
  18. Locking radio antenna show car style
  19. European style chrome trimmed window rubber
  20. Tail light chrome trim
  21.  License plate light housing chrome trim
  22. Aluminum louvered running boards
  23. Chrome wheels, stem covers & caps
  24. Door handle protectors
  25. Hood handle protector
  26. Tail pipe cheese grater
  27. Head light “cat eyes”
  28. Chrome hubcap pullers stored in jack supports
  29. Gas door trim
  30. Rain gutter chrome trim
  31. Locking deck lid handle
  32. Stainless steel door hinge covers
  33. Window tinting
  34. “The Blues” lettering on windshield and blue window pin striping
  35. Electric windshield washing system
  36. Alarm system
  37. Door edge guards
  38. Cyclops center window brake light
  39. Stainless steel door visors
  40. Blue emergency brake boot
  41. Chrome beading around sharp edge of bumpers
  42. Chrome gear shift sleeve
  43. Wood gear shift knob
  44. Wood emergency brake sleeve
  45. Chrome strip along inside top edge of deck lid
  46. VW decals on quarter panel windows
  47. Locking gas cap
  48. License light housing 3rd brake light
  49. Blue LED License frame bolt lights

 



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In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."
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We're not allowed any blue lights on our cars here in Canada as that colour is officially designated for snow plows. I guess that won't apply to you

 

PS: You must be reaching some kind of Guinness Record book status by now with all those accessories!


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Reply with quote  #3 

Loren,

I lived in Chandler for years with my 73 super, before recently moving up here to Vancouver, WA and the cops in the are I lived in didn't take too kindly to having ANY blue lights, front or back on my car! It could be the 2.5%VLT tint on all my windows that tipped them off, but I'd be careful especially after putting the windshield washer nozzle light on.

 

Will

 

Cool bug though, man!


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Personally-built 1600cc Aluminum DP
Pertronix Ignitor EI and Flamethrower Coil
Taylor Hi-Perf plug wires
Billet oil filler
Urethane suspension bushings
Stainless Braided brake lines
Color-matched brake drums
flash

Registered: 03/22/04
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 The windshield washer nozzle arrived and it's to big to sit where the original is, so I'm going to pass on that.  You're right it might be a little to obvious. I'm hoping the small blue dot license plate frame bolts will not be a problem.  If so I might put an on/off toggle switch inside somewhere.  We'll see.  I only drive "The Blues" on weekends and not often after dark unless we go to a movie.

 

Loren 


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flash

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Just put accessory #50 on "The Blues." I found these Blue Chrystal tipped tire valve stem caps.

 
Loren

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Not really an accessory, but I have been meaning to do it. Have you ever considered wrapping your pipes? It is pretty popular in europe, and in hot rods. It keeps heat away from the other stuff in the engine compartment, and looks very stellar. Not sure where you get the stuff, but it might be interesting to try it out. Not sure what it would do to the Beetle cooling principles, but perhaps it would even make it better. Who knows?
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By the way, I forgot to mention how sexy and clean the blues is. I've gotta hand it to you, you sure know about style. Not to mention that it is giving me ideas out the wazoo about some trick pieces I could fabricate later on down the road. Keep it up, and good lick with her.


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Hey s0cks, thermo-tec makes many different types of exhaust wrap. Usually you can get it at hot-rod shops, but I think you can buy it from them online. I usually use the 2" wrap. It's not cheap but I put it on all of mine.
-Patrick
flash

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Reply with quote  #9 

Patrick,

 

Thanks for the kind words.  It's nice when I have her out and people are pleased with the way "The Blues" makes them smile.

 

Loren

 


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beetlemusic

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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 92
Reply with quote  #10 

 hey s0cks the thermal wrap can be found at hotrod shops or probably found online at somewhere like jegs or summit I know they list in there catalogs

                    Joe


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Reply with quote  #11 
Thanks for letting me in about the wrapping of the pipes. It is a style that just looks plain awesome. Sure, it takes time, but the results are killer.
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flash

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Reply with quote  #12 

I have no idea what Tail Pipe Wrappings look like.  Anyone have a picture?

 

Thanks.

 

Loren


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In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."
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Reply with quote  #13 

 

 

 Loren hear is a picture of what wrapped pipes look like, sorry I couldnt find a set of vw headers wrapped. In my opinion wrapping is only effective if you are running j-tubes and an exhaust header on your car stock heater boxes and a stock muffler it would be a waste of time and money. just my opinion.

 

                     Joe


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flash

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Reply with quote  #14 

Joe, Thanks for picture. The Blues has stock pipes, so I'll be passing on the wraps.

 

Loren


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flash

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Reply with quote  #15 

Just realized I didn't count the slide wing window locks.  That's number 51. I noticed that this section in the General forum has over 194 views.  "The Blues" has a big grin on his face!


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