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dawerks Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:58 pm

Loonngg time no Bug! Very excited about this one, gonna try to have it as a fun driver.
Dragged her in..

Pulled Engine as it was stuck


Cool emblem


Look at the wheel wells!!!


Take off hood






Get rid of a few things and look at tire area...



67 Florida Deluxe Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:41 pm

Nice find, congrats! =D>
Especially when they come with some very cool accoutrements such as the original dealership badge and an Eberspacher. That front apron is WOW!

dawerks wrote:


Zwitterkafer Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:57 pm

That monstrosity is no Eberspacher. Saskatchewan car?

Busstom Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:36 pm

Love the super-tight hood lines, doesn't look like it's ever plowed anything.

dawerks Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:55 am

Yeah I took out the heater. And Afaik it's all straight except for bottom of rear fenders. Not much rust. The plan is to get it running and driving.

The shifter was totally loose, looks like something in the nosecone.

Digger89L Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:02 am

For being a Saskatchewan, Canada originating car, it certainly seems to lack the 'usual' rust of a 61 year old 'Canadian Rust Belt' vehicle!! Grenfell, SK currently has a population of about 1,000 ...it was likely a bit larger back in 1958. Many small towns had VW dealers back in the day, usually as an add-on to a farm implement dealership, or to full service (with mechanic on duty) gas station. Where I'm originally from in Sask, our local VW dealer was a Shell gas station.

stale air Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:29 am

Wow, very cool car congrats! :shock:

Other than making it a driver, what are the plans?

By the way, coral is a killer color, and even though its a repaint, it may come back to life with some TLC.

8)

panicman Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:27 pm

Very cool find!!

Thanks Digger for the info about the VW dealerships. I would have never known that.

Digger89L Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:10 pm

panicman wrote: Very cool find!!

Thanks Digger for the info about the VW dealerships. I would have never known that.

Grenfell, SK is only about 100 miles from me (as the crow flies ..or about 150 miles if you're rolling a flat tire, or carrying an empty gas can!!) ..its on the Trans Canada Highway, just east of the province's capital city. Be interesting to know how the car ended up out west, and in the USA.

dawerks Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Digger89L wrote: panicman wrote: Very cool find!!

Thanks Digger for the info about the VW dealerships. I would have never known that.

Grenfell, SK is only about 100 miles from me (as the crow flies ..or about 150 miles if you're rolling a flat tire, or carrying an empty gas can!!) ..its on the Trans Canada Highway, just east of the province's capital city. Be interesting to know how the car ended up out west, and in the USA.

I'm in Edmonton, Alberta 😊 My buddy bought it this summer and he has too many projects, so he passed it to me. I'm hoping to get it running before winter.

bwaz Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:51 pm

Looks an awful like my 58 from Saskatchewan.

What’s the serial number?



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