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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Nov 23rd, 2012, 12:11 am

Fitz is working on the body now, turns out the seam sealer was hiding a ton more rust :thumbdown: Ordered a bunch more metal for it, will update when the paint is done.

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GLI » Nov 23rd, 2012, 9:18 am

Good to see you're doing this so it'll look good and last.

can't go wrong with fitzee, my buddies 72 land cruiser is better than the day it came off the line at the factory. it hits the road next year....
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Nov 25th, 2012, 12:11 am

Thanks, whereas the Colonel is getting worked on slowly, piece by piece, while I enjoy it, Miss Scarlett is getting the full treatment now. Going to be an expensive venture but we want it done right from top to bottom. Not sure when it will get done, but hopefully some progress over Christmas. Fitz is really taking care to do it right, and there is lots to do.

Here is just a sample of what he found :S

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Feb 5th, 2013, 12:37 am

Rust is gone, tons of new metal gone in.
We really didn't anticipate the amount of rust, or work that the body would need, but that is the joy of restoration.
When the car is done Ill be doing a more detailed post of the body work, but here is how it sits now. Needs the front valence fitted and a little more fab and it will be complete again.

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » May 31st, 2013, 6:34 pm

Welding is finally done. Lots of new metal in the car. Should be in primer soon!

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jun 2nd, 2013, 9:19 pm

Miss Scarlet needs a new name. It will now be going back to Orange.
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Jun 2nd, 2013, 9:22 pm

^ Best news I heard all day!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:06 pm

Haha. Yeah Ive always wanted it the original color, and the family all agreed that orange looked better than red. Plus there are more red ones around here. This is the inspiration:

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:13 pm

Hold the line I can come up with a better inspiration pic than that!
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:31 pm

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:35 pm

The only one I could find to post was red lol. What you posted above but full of German look :)
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:41 pm

GTI wrote:The only one I could find to post was red lol. What you posted above but full of German look :)


No thanks to German look haha.

This one is better as its a 72.

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Dec 21st, 2013, 7:57 pm

Car should be painted and back in my possession in the next few weeks. I will store it for now, and when I get a chance I will reassemble it then have it wet sanded and buffed.

Here is how it looks now:

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Dec 21st, 2013, 10:36 pm

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby BobNorman » Dec 21st, 2013, 11:57 pm

Looking good. It's all down hill from here. you must be getting excited to start reassembly. :clap:
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Dec 22nd, 2013, 9:02 pm

Yeah, I am not sure when that will be, but I cannot wait to have it finally painted. It has been 20 long months, a lot of $ and a lot of delays getting here.
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jan 24th, 2014, 12:04 am

Just a random pic to help with the inspiration feels:

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AFAIK the car should be finished today. Hoping to get a pic of it tomorrow.
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby vdubkarl » Jan 24th, 2014, 12:27 am

Yeaaaaa!
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby Colonel_Mustard » Jan 24th, 2014, 9:43 pm

So excited! The car, no longer Miss Scarlet, is back to its original L20B Brilliant Orange paint. So happy I decided to go with this color, looks amazing.
Time to start ordering up some parts.

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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Jan 24th, 2014, 10:04 pm

Chris I'm glad you went with this color afterwards as well. I think it looks awesome! Love it!
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby air-cooled » Jan 24th, 2014, 11:04 pm

Wow the bug looks great. Congrats! And good luck with reassembly.
It'll look awesome when done.
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby GTI » Jan 24th, 2014, 11:08 pm

This is going to be a sweet ride for the big Leo to cruise in with you so he can leave that old Mustang at home lol
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby shicks » Jan 25th, 2014, 12:06 am

Nice job, love the colour
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby 93mkIIIjetta » Jan 25th, 2014, 10:31 am

Looking good Chris
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Re: Miss Scarlet - 1972 Super Beetle

Postby VwFixxxer » Jan 25th, 2014, 1:02 pm

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