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Bret
10-15-2004, 12:53 AM
Hey gang,

I was working at one of the US Customís POEs in Southern California. When I saw these fiberglass Speedster bodies getting ready to be scanned at X-ray before crossing the boarder unto the US.

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Hmmm? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif I wonder if Mr. Porsche is spinning in his grave knowing that the reproductions are made in Mexico?

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Bugeye58
10-15-2004, 01:01 AM
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Bret
10-15-2004, 01:02 AM
Yes of course you are correct - you beat me to it. I'd corrected it about the same time you noticed my error.

Opps!?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Bugeye58
10-15-2004, 01:06 AM
Bret, I deleted my correction.
Now I'm <u>SO</u> confused!!!!!!
Jeff

Steve_S
10-15-2004, 01:32 AM
How do they already have doors if they are just bodyshells?

waltesefalcon
10-15-2004, 10:48 AM
My boss has one of those out in the garage at work. Well a real one anyway.

MattP
10-17-2004, 03:16 AM
I am really not too suprised the last place the Old Beetle was being made was Mexico. Since they share so much in common with the 356, it almost stands to reason.

waltesefalcon
10-17-2004, 04:11 PM
shhhh! don't say such things the 356 may figure out that is just a bug in fancy clothes.

Bugeye58
10-17-2004, 05:17 PM
When I had my 356, I spun a front inner wheel bearing, and messed up the spindle. Porsche wanted an exhorbitant price for a replacement, or at least for me at the time. I looked at it again, and saw a VW part number on it, went to the VW dealer, and got the identical part for roughly 1/3 the cost.
Jeff