As subject states, I am considering buying a Bradley GT "project". Rather rough one that has been sitting outdoors for awhile. Last licensed in 1987!
My family had two VW Beetles when I was a teenager - took my driver's test in one of them. First we had a beige 68, then a white 72 Super Beetle. My dad still says they were one of the most overrated cars on the road... Still, I have some fond memories of our Bugs.
Can I post pics directly from my computer? I'd like someone to see this car. I haven't been able to contact the owner/seller yet. I don't know the year, or even if it has a title. (I won't buy it without a title.) I guess I need a reality check from the folks who really know these cars, before I pull the trigger. Thanks.
If it has been sitting 32 years it will need new suspension, brakes (shoes, cylinders, lines, master), a new fuels system (GTs use custom tanks), new tires, and in all likelihood a complete re-wire.
Then of course there is the engine. The tranny should be fine if it was fine when parked, just a fluid change.
I am sure the interior is probably pretty disgusting and the floors may be rotted.
So..how much of that can you do on your own? Can you weld? Wire a car from scratch? Replace suspension parts? Bend brake lines? Your level of mechanical ability will make all the difference in the world. And what is your budget? Before you pull the trigger do your research on the costs of the things I mentioned and a skills assessment.
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5
aquaticharpy: What's happen to skip20?
Aug 4, 2019 13:53:26 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have about 90 rear hatch glasses for gt2s
Sept 25, 2019 20:21:30 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have lots of Brad gt 2 parts....Just let me know what you need
Sept 25, 2019 20:23:52 GMT -5
awolprod: looking for a bradley gt windshield...
Oct 1, 2019 20:47:56 GMT -5
jbrancazzu: hi i have a bradley gt with the full lexan doors im trying to locate the piston things that open the door ,hold them up please help also has anyone installed linear actuators on them if so how thank you all
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:52 GMT -5