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EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:45 am

I recently bought this '63 from my buddy who hadn't done a whole lot with it since summer of '08 when he got it. Pics below are from the owner before him.













Changed hood and put apron on:


EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:53 am

These pics are about 2 months ago with the body removed from the pan. I'll be updating this thread so I'm up to current pics.











EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:39 am

Needed to do some patchwork to the pan.
















Stripped the rust off the top




gt1953 Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:02 am

Not exactly know where dirty jersey is but judging by the looks of the vehicle back east and rusty.
Lots of work to be done on that vehicle. Do keep us up to date. Oh are you going to keep the rear removeable H pattern? I always wished VW would have done that from the factory.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:43 am

gt1953 wrote: Not exactly know where dirty jersey is but judging by the looks of the vehicle back east and rusty.
Lots of work to be done on that vehicle. Do keep us up to date. Oh are you going to keep the rear removeable H pattern? I always wished VW would have done that from the factory.

Its actually all surface rust on the body. Car has had new heater channels put in, and front and rear wheel wells put in. Rear luggage tray patched. New front and rear aprons. Rear apron is welded in now. If you think about it, really all the hard work has been done.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:50 am

More pics on prepping the pan.
Had to weld in the floor supports in the rear that someone cut off. Got them from a doner pan.









Primed:



Painted with Rustoleum hammered silver


EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:15 pm

Some more pics of the frame:








Cleaned up and painted trans and rear backing plates




63Ragtop NZ Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:27 pm

Good work man, are you going to paint it nice or roll it rough?

Any pics of the volks rod? look perfect from that one shot.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:40 pm

63Ragtop NZ wrote: Good work man, are you going to paint it nice or roll it rough?

Any pics of the volks rod? look perfect from that one shot.

Thanks, I don't like the rough look, gonna paint it nice maybe Gulf Blue and lower it. That volksrod was the previous owner's.

More parts painting:






EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:43 pm

Did some work on the red/black decklid which was hacked. The green one was used for parts.





Hinge area was cracked




EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:18 pm

More parts prepping and painting and rear is lowered 1 click I think.











63Ragtop NZ Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:33 pm

Gulf Blue will look nice, great work on the engine lid.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:41 pm

63Ragtop NZ wrote: Gulf Blue will look nice, great work on the engine lid.

Thanks man, I still have to grind those welds down and make it look pretty.

Got a used adjustable axle. stripped it down and painted.







67rustavenger Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:21 pm

EMPIImp69 wrote: More parts prepping and painting and rear is lowered 1 click I think.

Whats this reservoir off of? Many have asked what is the best to use and that looks pretty useful.
Have a great day.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:45 pm

67rustavenger wrote: EMPIImp69 wrote: More parts prepping and painting and rear is lowered 1 click I think.

Whats this reservoir off of? Many have asked what is the best to use and that looks pretty useful.
Have a great day.

I got that from SoCalImports for like $10. Its a 80s Volvo 240 MC reservoir.

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Filled in some holes..antenna?







More under the hood






Sheetmetal for these is on its way from RestoJohnny in Cali


EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:51 pm

Finished welding this quarter




I did try lining up this door before I switched to the green one in the pics below





Got some parts off good ol' CL









mannys66 Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:58 pm

Best of luck with it, keep the pictures coming

EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:20 pm

mannys66 wrote: Best of luck with it, keep the pictures coming

Thanks Manny.

Did some body work on this door



Used one of these from HF, good reviews and works great.








Still needs a little more work on this quarter




EMPIImp69 Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:28 pm

I got this hood from a '62 with the other parts. It is more correct for my car since the VW emblem at the top is flat. It has a crack on the side that someone tried to fix. I may try to use it but it will take some work. The darker green one currently on the car is a 64-66 hood but its in pretty decent shape.







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