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We are in need of a Mechanic in Eastern Colorado perfer along I-70... My 15 year old daughter bought a bug off of ebay and spent everything
she had in her savings to buy a 1969 beetle and after a 22 hour bus ride found the car got in and 30 miles down the road it died we rented a uhal to tow it home... Now we need a mechanic to help my daughter get her dream car running... THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME :) please remove NOSPAM in order to reply timeless snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.comNOSPAM
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I wish I could give you a reference... But, I'm sort of in the same situation :) Bought, me a 1967 which died on the way back to Ogden, Ut from California. I almost have the car drivable again - but even though I can do most of the work on the car myself, there are some jobs that I would prefer to take the car to someone else to do... So, anyone know of a good Bug guy in or around the Ogden, UT area :)
I know of at least 3 shops in town - Bugcraft, VeeDub Service (sp?), and one other that I can't remember the name of. I just am not sure which one to trust. Sorry, to butt in - but it seemed like a good time to ask.
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I have tried to look for Bug mechanic lists and I could never find one. I live in Columbus OH, and there are about two or three VW shops around here that specialize in aircooled VW's. Does anyone know of a list of VW shops? Perhaps we should work to put one together.
Also, I'm sorry your daughters Bug died coming home. That had to break her heart.
-Ray

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I hope you take your bug to the shop on King Avenue!
I found this (I thought it had been on the Emerald Coast site - but) hope this helps a little.
http://www.vwshows.com/repair.html
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That sounds like a good idea... I wouldn't mind cooking up something like that. It would be kind of neat to have something that would let you enter a zipcode or city/state and have it spew out a list of vw specialists in that area... It would be nice if you could have a rating system as well - based on user feed back. I'm not sure how you would get around liability issues though :)
Hmmm, I think I'm going to start building a framework for something along those lines tonight!
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Tom Shelton wrote:
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Let there be a place for mechanics and shops to have paid-for ads, too. This could be a financially self-supporting site. You'll be rich! Rich, I tell you, rich!
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Elliott wrote:

Sort of like all those other .COM's?
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Tom Shelton wrote:

Exactly. You think like I do.
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Ray wrote:

There is one already set up at this link. http://www.vwshows.com/repair.html
Bill Berckman 67 Beetle
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Bill,
I already posted that! I guess everybody just ignored it. Certainly not complete, but a start nonetheless. - DB
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HMMMMM INTERESTING PROBLEM, I SUGGEST YOU FIND YERSELF A TRUSTWORTHY AND COMPETENT MECHANIC, IF THAT DOESNT WORK, I SUGGEST YOU INSURE THE CAR FOR TWICE ITS REAL VALUE AND ARRANGE FOR A COMPETENT AND TRUSTWORTHY CAR THIEF TO ARRANGE THE THEFT OF YOUR VEHICLE AND THE SUBSEQUENT ARSON OF SAME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME SIR.

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Was that suppose to be funny...... My daughter had worked VERY hard for her money only to get burned.... She worked for every penny for that car.... How crule and heartless to poke fun at a 15 year olds expence..... GRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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littlemiss wrote:

We are here to help. And to ridicule people, but it's all in honest fun most of the time ;)
Jan
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 23:52:59 -0600, littlemiss

that's it get mad i like it when women get mad. what a turn on.
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Maybe you could give symptoms? Odds are that you don't necessarily need a VW mechanic. They are fairly simple cars and if you find a decent mechanic who does not have prejudice against them they could hook you up.

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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 00:17:36 -0600, littlemiss

I got three for you.
Al Burkhart runs "Al Bugs Me" in Ft. Collins. I known Al and he is one of those guys whose will go that extra mile to help you out. (970) 493-1300
In Colorado Springs Randy Bowen runs "Sport Car Service". Randy is another one of the good guys and the local guys (including me) all think very highly of Randy. (719) 573-6404. http://www.sportcarservices.com /
In Denver, you can try Painters Grinding. I have no personal knowledge of this ship, but the Denver area folks speak well of them. (303) 722-5537 http://www.paintersgrinding.com /
Max Welton (Colorado Springs)
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OH THANKS A MILLION !!!! I greatly appreciate your help!! Since Colorado Springs is closer for us I think that may be the way we go.... cause the car will have be towed.... its still almost 2 hours for us but we have changed the points and we have changed the oil sender checked everything else we can think of and at our wits end with the bug ...:( I feel just awful for my daughter she is heart broke and penny less over her dream car.... We will get it running sooner or later.... Thanks ever so much for your help !!
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Hi.Two words.Idiot's Guide.Not that your daughter is an idiot,but that is a great book to teach her how to logically think problems thru and by the by get her VW working right.Steve

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This is another post that I made and got some help but none that I could use < timing, info that I dont know JACK about.... giggle giggle> maybe someone else might have a clue on something I can try to fix?? but please keep in mind I need step by step directions as we are learning.. THANKS!!!!!
Where to start???? How about how we got into this mess to begin with.... My 15 year old daughter bought a 1969 VW Beetle .... My hubby went to El Paso Tx to pick it up from the bus station 30 min from El Paso the car started smoking and it wouldn't drive over oh lets say 45 I cant recall the speed.... Anyway it died on the side of the road. My hubby took it to pep boys and they put new points and a starter thing ( kind of shaped like a can), and it still wouldn't start so he rented a uhal and brought it home .... Since we have had it we have put new points ( again) in it a new oil sender (It leaked REAL bad) and it DID start and it DID run but the next day it wouldn't even kick over not a click not nothing .... THAN my hubby put the charger on it after a bit he tried to start it up and it started smoking under the dash..... We found the little box that the wires went to I think its a relay thing for the wipers as the wires going to it are from the wiper motor .... My daughter and I marked the wires and square thing with nail (so that we would know what goes to what) .... It had that burt smell to it.... My daughter and I put in new spark plug wires and put in new spark plugs ... So you guessed it we had a blast and now want to know what should we try next.... We really know NOTHING about the mechanics but are willing to learn we are just stuck for the time ..... We have a book called How to keep your Volkswagen alive but we don't know where to go from here we thought of re wiring the whole car with REPLACEMENT WIRING HARNESS KIT from JCwhitney
Is there something better out there? What about the fuse box any suggestions??? OH, and where the heck do I find ceramic fuses???????? THANKS ever so much for your time and help !!! =+) More info from the ad that we bought the car from>>> THE MOTOR IS A 10 MONTH OLD REBUILD 1600CC ENGINE AND THE TRANS IS NEW AS OF 2 MONTHS. NEW STARTER BOSCH AUTOSTICK $158.00 AS OF YESTERDAY(CAR STARTS UP BEAUTIFULLY ON FIRST TURN OF THE KEY).NEW BATTERY sorry for the caps cut and pasted....... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item $42070932 The winner backed out we got the car for 1100.00 We thought we was getting a great deal?????
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This is another post that I made and got some help but none that I could use < timing, info that I dont know JACK about.... giggle giggle> maybe someone else might have a clue on something I can try to fix?? but please keep in mind I need step by step directions as we are learning.. THANKS!!!!!
Where to start???? How about how we got into this mess to begin with.... My 15 year old daughter bought a 1969 VW Beetle .... My hubby went to El Paso Tx to pick it up from the bus station 30 min from El Paso the car started smoking and it wouldn't drive over oh lets say 45 I cant recall the speed.... Anyway it died on the side of the road. My hubby took it to pep boys and they put new points and a starter thing ( kind of shaped like a can), and it still wouldn't start so he rented a uhal and brought it home .... Since we have had it we have put new points ( again) in it a new oil sender (It leaked REAL bad) and it DID start and it DID run but the next day it wouldn't even kick over not a click not nothing .... THAN my hubby put the charger on it after a bit he tried to start it up and it started smoking under the dash..... We found the little box that the wires went to I think its a relay thing for the wipers as the wires going to it are from the wiper motor .... My daughter and I marked the wires and square thing with nail (so that we would know what goes to what) .... It had that burt smell to it.... My daughter and I put in new spark plug wires and put in new spark plugs ... So you guessed it we had a blast and now want to know what should we try next.... We really know NOTHING about the mechanics but are willing to learn we are just stuck for the time ..... We have a book called How to keep your Volkswagen alive but we don't know where to go from here we thought of re wiring the whole car with REPLACEMENT WIRING HARNESS KIT from JCwhitney
Is there something better out there? What about the fuse box any suggestions??? OH, and where the heck do I find ceramic fuses???????? THANKS ever so much for your time and help !!! =+) More info from the ad that we bought the car from>>> THE MOTOR IS A 10 MONTH OLD REBUILD 1600CC ENGINE AND THE TRANS IS NEW AS OF 2 MONTHS. NEW STARTER BOSCH AUTOSTICK $158.00 AS OF YESTERDAY(CAR STARTS UP BEAUTIFULLY ON FIRST TURN OF THE KEY).NEW BATTERY sorry for the caps cut and pasted.......
The winner backed out we got the car for 1100.00 We thought we was getting a great deal?????
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