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Good Bones

I had been looking over the past several years for the right opportunity to come along on a Volkswagen Super Beetle. Price, condition, location, previous ownership, car history were all part of the equation for me. I wanted a project, but I did not want a rusted-out hulk. In simple terms, the bones needed to be good and the price had to be right because I would be putting a lot of money into it. After that, I felt confident I could deal with any other issues.

Enter Rosemary.....a 1975 Super Beetle Convertible.
" One owner: (are you kidding me?) Check!
" Local car: Check!
" Price $3500: Check!
" The car was in a sad state of disrepair, but the bones were good: Check!
" Convertible top good: Check!

Now for the not so good.
" Engine seized
" "A very drunk man" had washed it with a Brillo Pad and every square inch of the paint was badly scratched
" Dealer installed optional air conditioning unit...useless
" Not running for years and left outside uncovered
" Right rear quarter panel was damaged from and accident
" Doors barely opened
" Windows frozen
" Seats a mess
" Dash a mess
" Wiring a mess
" Rust was starting, but easily repairable

The car was purchased on February 15, 2020, two weeks before the COVID-19 quarantine started. I spent my entire quarantine bringing life back to the patient. It was meant to be. I saved her from the scrap-yard and she saved my sanity. I believe she now has another 45 years left in her (more than I do for sure). "Love grows where my Rosemary goes and nobody know like me"

Thomas Strohl

Laptop/Tablet Wallpaper

Mobile Phone Wallpaper

Apple Instructions:

1. Touch one of the pictures above and "Save Image".

2. Go to "Photos" and select the picture.

3. Tap the box with the up arrow at the right top corner.

4. Tap "Use as Wallpaper" pinch to size and "Set Both"

5. You're done!

Windows Instructions:

1. Right click on one of the pictures above and select "Set as background"

2. You're done!

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