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Re: [T3] One thing after another

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Yep, Steve is right! I know we've spent well over 5,000 the past 3 or 4
years rebuilding my car and while it may be expensive, hey, I love my car
and I feel its worth it to keep her alive and running smooth!!   Its a love
affair with your VW.  My car is doing so great after all the work and new
parts, I drove her about 700 miles one weekend to go see a good friend.  It
may of been a slow trip but I loved every minute of it.  You have to really
be ready to spend some money and take some time to get your car in shape
when its 30 years old!
Cheers!! Enjoy your cars!!!!
Pamela Peeples
'73 Squareback, Bessie, Daily Driver!!
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

p.s., Hey Steven, have you seen me around town lately? I have put flowers
and peace symbols on my car..hee hee hee.  Yeah, I'm crazy I guess! I love
the looks!!
here is a link if you want to check it out:

Steve Wrote:

> JasonS=> you guys know how it's just one
>             => thing after another.
> I'd like to encourage everyone on this list to understand that it doesn't
> have to be this way. This idea and way of living with one's car is
> frustrating and ultimately dangerous to the relationship, because sooner
> later everybody gets tired of it, and the urge comes to get rid of the car
> in favor of something 'more dependable.'
> Many of us live this way because we nickel-and-dime, either because we
> afford the big job or maybe thinking that we can fix just this little
> over here and the car will be fine. That approach may have worked well
> enough in the '70s and '80s, but now our cars are elderly, and all but a
> bizarre exceptions need some very fundamental work to bring them back to
> dependability. There's just no way to get by for cheap with a car this
> If you are contemplating acquiring a Typ 3 or you really want to keep one
> and drive it on a regular basis, unless you've done it already I'd urge
> to plan on going the distance on all mechanical and electrical systems.
> Rewire the car, rebuild your brake system, steering, suspension and
> driveline, fix those leaks, save up for that transaxle rebuild, bring it
> back to tolerances and mind the details. Take all the pain at once,
> rejuvenate, and you'll find your car really *is* dependable and will stay
> that way for a good long time.
> Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ

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