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  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:23 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Guess i am not going to be able to fix my old decklid. Looks like it has been repaired before with a large steel strap under the inner plate. The outer lip fell apart and the inner is three pieces. ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Looks to be pretty straightforward to remove the decklid inner structure

Thank you Mukluk. I was not looking in the pre 58 forum. Appreciate the link
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:56 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
Rain prevented progress this weekend. Worked on the interior removing old glue and found another surprise. Also pulled out all the headliner tabs and Engine Compartment sound board tabs. Last worke ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:09 am   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
Finished my first part. Steering column re-painted L 466 silver beige. Easy part but a start.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2138363.jpg


Took all the seats apart. Will start to wor ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:08 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
A bit of an update. While today i cleaned off the tar from two wheel wells alot has happened in the last few weeks that i have not posted.

I may have gotten carried away a little.

https://www.t ...
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:43 pm   Subject: Re: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
Success today and i think i know how these were made.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2136847.jpg

I cut the one i have still out of my old carpet and believe it or not soaking under hot ...
  Topic: 62-67 Gas Tanks. Lets talk details
matthew henricks

Replies: 3
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: 62-67 Gas Tanks. Lets talk details
Did some more research and Volkswagnut is correct. The top one is original an the bottom a factory replacement. FWIW the tank that WW sells is the factory replacement.

Thank you. Off to find a n ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
It is not a sad note. He did not want to drive the car long before i tore it apart. In fact he will help me sand blast sections of it tomorrow. I should have alot of progress to post next Monday.
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
Thanks Rcooled. I'll just looked them up. Could not find any good images on their web site so i emailed them.

House. If i make a mold and it works i will make more than one set.


Anyone.... ...
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:49 am   Subject: Re: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
cut them off carefully with a scalpel blade

Is it one or two pieces? Looks like two. I am missing one regardless so i have to find another used one or mold one.

I likely will look at making ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:57 am   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
That's a hard lesson I learned too late

It is. So many areas i messed up.

My oldest is great to work with so it is all the more hard to take. My youngest i still have a chance with but he is ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:42 am   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
It's a bummer that your son has lost interest in the project...

You are right but in this case I am to blame for this.

Sometimes being a dad is tough and you focus on the goal and not the jour ...
  Topic: 1964...Diamond in the Rough
matthew henricks

Replies: 488
Views: 56268

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 am   Subject: Re: 1964...Diamond in the Rough
Just finished reading the whole thread. Great Job. Will be following along and asking questions.
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
Still would be interested in other ideas
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
No there is an idea. Instead of Plaster of Paris i could use silicone for a better mold. Will have to try that.
  Topic: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
matthew henricks

Replies: 10
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 pm   Subject: Carpet Heater Vent Grommets. Rubber style. Where & How?
Just got a carpet set from a reputable supplier and not pleased with the carpet heater vent grommet. I know i can buy pre 1960 metal ones but would like to go original.

Anyone know where to get th ...
  Topic: 62-67 Gas Tanks. Lets talk details
matthew henricks

Replies: 3
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:55 pm   Subject: 62-67 Gas Tanks. Lets talk details
Years ago i replaced the tank on my 64 with an aftermarket one. Small "Kombi" cap. (I know....) I want to put back a large filler neck version but are they really all the same?

- Fit. ...
  Topic: Interior? TMI or Wolfsburg west?
matthew henricks

Replies: 15
Views: 1062

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Interior? TMI or Wolfsburg west?
FWIW WW told me last month they use TMI at least for the early 60's seat covers.
  Topic: Show off your tourist deliveries!!!
matthew henricks

Replies: 20
Views: 805

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:46 am   Subject: Re: Show off your tourist deliveries!!!
FWIW my grandfather 64 was bought European Delivery but was then shipped to the USA privately and sold on the "Grey Market" which is another way of saying sold "New" in the US but ...
  Topic: Great Grandpa’s 1964 Sunroof Bug Full Stock Restoration
matthew henricks

Replies: 66
Views: 5005

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: Great Grandpa's 1964 Bug. Getting her back on the road
Well it has been 2 years. Things don't always go the way you think. My 16 year old is now 18 and really has no interest in the Bug.

So... My sister wanted a "Sunday Car" and has a ga ...
 
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