View original topic: My 57 Sunroof Bug
grifspop Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:08 am


thom Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:30 am

Major Woody Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:34 pm

Appears to be on 4 lug wheels. Pan swap?

grifspop Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:32 pm

Thanks for posting my pics, I hope to get where I can figure out how to do this. Thanks!

Also, it is sitting on a '68 pan with Ghia discs and drop spindles in the front and Type 3 drums in the rear

jmsmilin Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:36 pm

cool, do you go to the shows around ATL? If not here you go

patrickkryan Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:44 pm

Grifspop it is easiest if you upload your photos to this site first before you add them to a thread. You will get it with time. But anyway nice car.
I hope you have a good time with it, Patrick.

56bugdan Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:30 am

Very nice. Is that a canvas top and did you use the stock interior? I wanna do the same with my 56 as far as the chrome trim goes and I'm using a 70 pan. I even planned on leaving the Wolfsburg crest on the hood without the trim. Nice clean car. Congrats and have fun with it.

grifspop Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:05 pm

Thanks, jmsmilin, for the link to the Atlanta volkswagen info. Went to All Around Resto's show last week, next up will be the Bugs at the Branch show.

The ragtop is black Hartz stayfast material, I think it looks classier than the vinyl. I am doing the interior with the original hidden stitch pleated seats, german square weave carpet, and original velour headliner. It's de-chromed like an old school Cal-Look car, but I left the Wolfsburg crest without the bezel, just made my own gasket to sit behind it.
Thanks for the interest, guys.


grifspop Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:45 am

Thought I'd post a few pictures, I'm getting ready to add a narrowed beam and get the interior installed

grifspop Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Some shots of my interior going in

grifspop Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:23 pm

posting a picture of my headliner

Schwing Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:20 pm

Wow really nice! I WISH my interior looked like that!

grifspop Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:47 pm

Schwing wrote: Wow really nice! I WISH my interior looked like that!

Thanks, the interior is from West Coast Classics, it was installed at Love's Upholstery

grifspop Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Here's a couple of better shots

1957 Volkswagen Beetle by grifspop, on Flickr

1957 Volkswagen Beetle by grifspop, on Flickr

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