Tag Archives: 1968
Getting some decorations up for Christmas, took Mabel out for a drive around town. Something I’m considering is putting her back to stock. She’s 100% stock other than the narrowed front beam and gas burner rims. Inside, nothing has changed since 1967. So, here’s my question. The front beam is new, 3 inch narrow beam built by Rusty Bottom Garage with new tierods and German ball joints with CB drop disc spindles. What I’m considering doing is putting the stock front beam back on (1968). How much of a pain in the ass is this going to be?
Installed the skid plate this afternoon that I ordered from vdubparts.com. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m very pleased with the quality and fit of the plate. Had it installed in just a few minutes. Just an extra layer of protection against road rash. If you’re looking for a good, quality, piece that’s priced right, check out vdubparts.com.
Got the skid plate in the mail today that I ordered from vdubparts.com. Very fast shipping, quality of the part is excellent. It came in raw steel just as advertised, so I cleaned it and gave it a fresh coat of paint just for rust prevention. I’m sure I’ll wear the paint off the bottom soon enough. I hope to get it installed this week, more pics to follow.
Lenora Boyd and Shauna Kristine Boyd got me some awesome Fathers Day gifts….a lot of them are for our ’68 Beetle Mabel…Lenora got an awesome vintage cooler and authentic luggage straps!!! Thanks to Darin Allen and Nicole Wuerffel Allen for helping her pick a great cooler! And the straps came from Foreign Concepts VW in California…great quality and great fit….Shauna knows all of my vices….sunflower seeds and pop art…an awesome Hot Wheels Beatles VW van and Hula Girl for Mabel…..couldn’t be happier.