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Old 11-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Kickin it old school, Toad style

Hey I know it's not a new RV but I'm pretty excited about our new Toad wanted something I suit both bills unique and functional, a few minor tweaks to give it some attitude will happen over the winter but I thought some of you hippy generation folks would appreciate it
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I think it will look great behind the Winnebago and the tow bar couldn't be cheaper
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Met a man last Oct. towing one, he had it painted to match "Herbie" from the movies. Neat towed, wish we could still buy those in the U.S.A.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Bought a brand new one in 1964... Should make a great toad...
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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You can still find them used, but the cost is "slightly" more than when they were new. I bought a new bug in 1970 that cost $1200 USD. Recently I saw a used one of older vintage than that priced at $2800 USD. Just not enough room for us on our day trips.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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They are making them again.......................cost a little more though.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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Way cool, is it a 68? I had a 68, lime green, Sun Roof, Holly 2 bbl, with a set of headers, air scoop. I could get 2nd gear rubber. It had a gas heater that was quite scary but would cook you out of the car in the winters. Would go anywhere
Great Toad and looks to be in great shape. Please don't turn it into a Dune Buggie.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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I tow my THING once in a while, old VW's make great TOADS!! This is an old pic, haven't towed it yet with my ACE.

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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Oh that brings back memories. I bought a brand spankin new one in 1969. We had to wait for the longshoreman strike to end before they could get it from Jacksonville, FL to Albany, GA. It was light blue. I traded it in 1973.
I now have a 1969 VW bug and it looks very good. I had it painted and new upholstery installed a few years back. I have towed it many times. But I've neglected it more than I should have lately. It is however, under shelter.
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Oh oh a thing! I swear i'll Gert one when I add a fourth garage bay. I still have pics of me in thee back seat of the white ragtop super beetle when I was under four feet tall. Those air cooled engines have a beautiful scream.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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Thanks !! I've started collecting parts should have it almost in mint condition by camping season again
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:38 PM   #11
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Hey guys thought I'd post a pic of the finished product, I know it's a RV site but there was a very overwhelming response so I hope you like my period correct touches

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The luggage and roof rack are perminant and we plan on covering the vintage suitcases with bumper stickers of all the attractions and sites we visit
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I love that these are still around. I love the sound they make - very distinctive.
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I love that these are still around. I love the sound they make - very distinctive.
Looks good and I bet she doesn't shake like Herbie There someone had to say it. Makes you feel proud now doesn't it? I like how that car did some much with so little. Heck some of 'em ain't even got no none of them fancy fuel gauge thingamajigs.
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Thanks for the memories

Speedometer, two idiot lights, a knob on the floor to turn to redirect heat from the engine to the passengers, a lever to kick with your foot to access the "reserve" fuel, battery under the back seat, engine change in a half hour, gas tank fill under the hood. I still have the stubby screw driver I used to lash the valves.

When in college my battery went bad and for a month I parked on small hills so I could just roll it with my foot out the door and kick start. Once when I was heading out to camp I had a roof rack on, and outside Julian California I was heading down a long grade and the wind was head on, I had to gear down to get down the hill. (Banner Grade?)

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