1969 Royal Red VW Bug Price: 10500
1969 VW Bug Royal Red
All body parts are original to the car, less passenger’s rear fender.
No signs of major accidents to be found and solid heater channels too.
Good running 1600 SP Engine resealed & paint detailed.
Great working, late model, single side cover 3:88 transmission = Freeway Flyer
Clear title in hand.
For those that like details, please read on:
Following work performed since February 2019;
Remove dilapidated interior, fender beading, door & lid seals, cut out windows, body trim, etc..
Pressure wash entire car inside & out and under the hoods.
Remove loose undercoating from fender wells.
Inspect front end; needed a beam, shocks, ball joint boots, tie rods, steering box and steering coupler.
Removed engine to inspect major leak: see below
Detailed the engine compartment removing crusty tar board and spray adhesive.
Hammer & dolly and welded cracks in all fenders and rear apron.
Reform front apron hood seal lip.
Fit color matching ’70 vented “Vert” deck lid.
Cut out rusty driver & passenger rear floor sections and clean parcel tray area.
Weld in new pan sections and seam seal undersides.
Cut open tunnel and weld bowden (sp?) tube to floor of tunnel.
Apply rust converter to surface rust on rear parcel tray, floor pans and inside bottom of doors.
Paint parcel tray, inside doors and floors using enamel.
Clean under fuel tank & beam head area.
Bead blast control arms and dropped spindles.
Install 4 new ball Joint boots.
Paint detail control arms, spindles, rotors, drums, master cyl., calipers and new TRW steering box.
Install new TRW master cyl, 4x flex hoses and front to rear hard brake line.
Install new adjustable, stock width, front beam w/good used torsion plates.
Install rebuilt control arms, dropped spindles, new TRW steering box and tie rods.
New rotors, bearings & calipers also installed.
Install new KYB shocks.
Grease front beam assembly & install new 14mm studs in rotors & drums.
Install new German fuel line below tank, wishbone to engine and to carburetor.
Replace fuel tank drain spigot & in tank filter, filler vent and vacuum lines.
Replace transmission bell housing mounts.
Install new shift rod to transmission coupler bushings.
Grease and install new e-brake cables.
Wire wheel & anti-seize star adjusters.
Install new rear wheel cylinders, new shoes and new drums.
Bleed brake system using Dot 3 fluid.
Install new KYB gas shocks.
Note: rear end lowered by previous owner – assuming 2 outer splines.
Wheels and tires:
4) Porsche 944 forged aluminum spare tire “Outlaw” rims.
Red powder coated early 911/912 steel spare rim under the hood w/tire.
4) Continental ContiTech tires 175/55/15 front 205/65/15 rear, mounted and balanced.
New lug nuts torqued to 80psi.
1600cc SP engine reseal:
AS41 dual relief case w/square behind #3 cyl, 8mm head studs w/case inserts.
Took long block and tin to pressure washer and cleaned everything.
Removed heads, resealed cylinders to case, install new push rod tubes and seals, torqued heads, replace rocker shaft block seals & adjust valves to .006”.
Install new rear main seal, o-ring, Sachs clutch disk, Sachs pressure plate & throw-out bearing.
Bead blast and paint detail engine tin, assembling w/new screws.
Install newer stock muffler w/new zoom tips, gaskets, clamp kits and copper nuts.
Rebuild stock carb, replaced 6v electric choke w/12v unit - it works.
New German weave fuel line and fuel filter.
Oil changed using Valvoline VR-1 20-50 & 1 pint of STP Zink additive.
New Bosch spark plugs gaped at .028”.
Bosch plug wires, 009 distributor & coil.
New Continental generator belt.
Timing set at 7˚ advance – 28˚ total advance.
Tight end-play and engine has good power.
Install new engine bay rubber seals.
Replace/repair engine compartment tail light wiring & ground connections.
Install new ABS glovebox and mount hood release mechanism - hood "pops" when released.
New fuel door flap handle.
New Headlight and wiper knobs.
Replace speedometer light bulbs.
Repair speedometer, wiper and head light wiring.
Replace turn signal relay switch.
Install sound deadener/insulation on ceiling and rear qtrs - more included.
New clutch cable and rebuilt pedal assembly.
Replace electrical ignition switch and repair melted wiring.
Clean and repair turn signal and Hi/Low switch.
Clean fuse box connections and fuses.
Install new horn wire in the steering column.
Run tachometer wire from dash to engine compartment.
Mount Formuling France red grip w/black centered steering wheel.
Scat ProCar Galaxy front seats (could use recovering).
Body work lower quarter panels and doors, roughed in & primed.
Replace tail light bulbs, clean bulb sockets and install new Euro lens’.
Razor blade, clean & install quarter and rear windows w/new Cal seals.
Install new front windshield w/new Cal Seal.
Cleanup and connect front defrost hoses.
Bead blast and paint OG bumper brackets.
Weld up cracked fenders and rear apron.
New parts installed:
Rt & Lf rear pan ˝ sections $80
CIP1 adjustable ball joint beam – stock width $329
Aluminum caster shims * $15
Ball joint boots ** $12
Tie rod – long side $42
Steering column coupler ** $12
TRW steering box ** $120
TRW master cylinder ** $78
Master cyl. brake light switches $25
Brake fluid reservoir cap & German blue weave hose ** $12
4x flexible brake lines $36
Long hard brake line: Master cyl. to rear ** $22
CIP1 Front disk kit & rear drums Chevy & Porsche bolt patterns $380
Rear shoes and wheel cylinders $44
8qty rear brake inspection plugs ** $4
E-Brake cables $19
Front & Rear KYB shocks $90
20qty Empi lug nuts ** $40
20qty wheel studs – CIP1 $21
Porsche 944 forged alum. spare rims = OUTLAW style $1,200
ContiTech front and rear tires $350
Dismount, mount and balance $100
Porsche steel spare rim, powder coated red w/tire $125
VW jack, lever and tool kit * $80
German fuel lines tank to carburetor ** $22
Fuel tank drain nipple and filter kit ** $27
Fuel tank vent German tubing and inspection hole seal ** $18
Steering box inspection plate * $5
Rebuilt pedal assembly* w/modified hook/bolt, bronze bushing and nyloc nut clutch cable attachment pivot. $125
Big Foot gas pedal * $20
Clutch & accelerator cables $16
Bell-housing transmission mounts $12
Sachs late model throw-out bearing ** $28
Sachs late model pressure plate & clutch disk ** $125
Rear main seal (red silicone) and o-ring ** $14
8x Push rod tubes & seals $25
Engine bay rubber seals $38
German muffler * $50
Flared zoom tips and clamp kits $38
Windshield and 4x Cal Rubber seals $120
’70 decklid in matching OG paint. * $50
ABS glove box $15
Dash, dome and tail light bulbs ** $18
Wiper relay ** $17
Red & Black Formuling steering wheel * $80
Front and rear bumpers $200
Battery terminal ends $10
Welder wire and gas $75
Rust converter and paints $45
Case of brake cleaner $72
Brake Fluid $12
Beam and bearing grease $15
Wire and replacement connection terminals $15
Axle nut cotter pins $2
ZEP Purple degreaser and $15 in quarters $22
Valvoline VR-1 $24
New parts in boxes that come with the car:
German door seals ** $120
NOS cockpit style VDO speedo w/trip odometer $125
New Autometer 5" Tach w/shift light and mount $125
NOS Cockpit style VDO fuel gauge $25
OEM replacement dash pad * $50
H4 headlights w/inner running light $80
Pop out windows complete w/hardware *
From JBugs $336
TMI Front and rear charcoal loop carpet kits and padding
From Discount Auto Parts $67
Empi White headliner kit
WCM Bumper grommets
From Halsey Import Parts $97
Empi black fender beading
Empi tail lights and license light seals
Empi tall bus shifter
From California Import Parts $620
Complete door and vent window rubber seals, In/out scrapers, felt channels
Hood & handle, deck lid & handle and door handle seals
SSteel exterior rear view mirror
Sun visors and clips
Body molding clips
Headlight rings & screws
Black dash vents & hardware
Pop out window seals & hinge covers
Euro tail light lenses
Note: *= good used, **= in stock
Front End Alignment
Painted or polished or run as is.
Headliner, fender beading, seals, front and rear carpet kits, door & window seal kit installed.
Door panel kit and seat upholstery.
Happy to send pictures of any part of build process or parts.
The car runs, drives, starts and stops very well.
It's stored inside since getting to this stage and all parts are boxed and labeled.
This is also posted on CraigsList Portland OR.
Possible trades up, down or straight across. Send your offers.