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Jo56 Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:34 am

Hello to everyone, I wanted to show my project.

It's been 7 years in the making. But I've been surfing a lot on TheSamba.com that I thought I share it with you all.

It's a 1956 beetle that I discovered in a barn. It stood there for more than 30 years.
To get the beetle out of the garage, there were trees that had to be removed!!!

There was a lot of welding work to be done, and the front of the car had been damaged in an accident...

New floorpans, heather channels, front valances, ... to much...

I build a 1776cc type 1 engine for it. It's got an Engle W110 and 40 carbs.

I'm now in the fase of putting everything together.
Still some work to do, but hopefully within a few months it's ready.

Greetings from Belgium.














































VW_Jimbo Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:15 am

Nice! That body looks perfect. So silky smooth!

Chickensoup Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:25 am

Welcome to the samba... technically i guess... your car looks so clean!!! And that first picture was awesome! That is a TRUE barn find :D nice work and good luck.

Jo56 Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 am

Thanks for the comments.
It isnt perfect in every way, but for me it is!!
This is how it looks for the moment.
Still making some mechanical adjustments and making the electricity work..





Chickensoup Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:53 am

Hey, is your title supposed to say “My 56 oval”. Just making sure. You can still change the title by clicking “edit” on your first post.

pastellgreen Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:42 pm

The title is written in Belgian, personable, I think we understand it anyway.

Chickensoup Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 pm

Oh ok. I dont know Belgium as we can see :D sorry, carry on...

aa390392 Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 pm

I love me a grey car, can you tell me the color? Is it VW specifically? Maybe a nice maroon interior.?

pastellgreen Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:08 pm

For me it looks like pearl grey.

Jo56 Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:59 am

It's RAL 7004 grey. But it is applied after the welding works were done.
I skipped the full respray route, because for me this is more fun.
The body is not prepped, there is no bondo on it.

I wanted to replace the old original interior. Its still in great condition.

You are right --> the title is in Dutch.

tisius Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:22 am

looking good!!

Jo56 Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:18 am

Keeps on going...



joey1320 Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:47 am

Great looking bug and engine.

Jo56 Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:11 am

Almost there...




Jo56 Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:29 am

I only need to sort the brakes out, get the external oil cooling done and the fuel tank installed.

Cant wait for the first drive!!

joey1320 Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:43 pm

Wow this is such a cool project.
8)

tisius Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:28 am

I was looking at the weber windows. Did you fabricate them yourself? Or did you buy them somewhere?

baz54 Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:10 am

Hi, It’s looking awesome 8) 8)

Jo56 Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:57 am

Thanks for the nice comments.

The acces windows are from Hooky's Panel Shop.
They are excellent quality and fit perfect.

https://www.hookyspanelshop.com/product/hipacs-high-performance-access-covers/

FredH17 Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:02 am

That barn :o :o

Great job, good looking ride so far.

Greetings from Holland.



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