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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

I have now have two 1962s!!

I heard about a green 1962 sitting outdoors in some kind of local junk yard (with 2 bay window kombi's). I visited and found this little green guy. I did the deal a few days later.

PROS - 6V, 1300 non original motor - motor runs, Wipers work, RHS lights work
CONS - rust, dent in engine cover, rust, 4 different tyres, rust, no brakes,

She revealed a half decent paint job after two "cut & polishes".

Many of my Type 1 parts collection are able to be used to bring the green 1962 back to life and the aim is to become my daily drive. My ultimate aim is for a 1962 Karmann Ghia, so maybe this green one is a stepping stone.

The grey one is my weekly drive with 31000 miles on it.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

'62s are habit forming in my garage too- congrats!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

This wss a few weeks ago but i bought this 66 for 3000 for the bug and $500 for a set of centerlines. It was a coworkers first car, his father bought it in 82. The last county sticker was from 2008.

A few days before i bought it they bought a engine from my mechanic, i was quoted $2500 for that engine a few weeks back. They did not even test drive it afterwards.


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Brakes, clean, polish, clean some more, sand, primer, rattle can.

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My goal is to do one project or improvement a week at minimum. Right now i am trying to return it to stock. I have replaced the aftermarket shifter and steering wheel. Need to replace the doors (ill trade if anybody wants the solid windows) then i am going to raise the car back to factory heigth and ut bumpers back on. I may weld the sun roof shut.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

Why in the world would you weld a factory sunroof shut?!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

burner208 wrote:
Right now i am trying to return it to stock. ... I may weld the sun roof shut.


These two statements are diametrically opposed Confused

In general, sunroof cars in nice shape fetch more $$ than non-sunroof cars in the same condition. Weld it shut and you will not only devalue it, it won't likely fetch as much as a stock non-sunroof car in the same condition. But it's your car Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

A few year back I got my 1964 sunroof Herbie, that I'm now restoring, picked it up for a decent price for Michigan, and I'm pretty sure the motor has been rebuilt when it had great compression and the the fly wheel was super clean and the clutch looked new, I think it would of been over 25 years since its been rebuilt, but less than 3,000 miles according to the speedometer. It had newer seat covers too. It was used for radio remotes by a radio station the guy I bought it from used to own. But a realllllyyyy rusty body, I have a build thread going on it now also. When I was getting it on the car hauler, a frog hopped out that was living under there.
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BTW it was very nicely painted when I got it, it was painted like Herbie, also bondo (sorry to swear Laughing ) covered up accident damage and rust. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

Here is the 62 i picked up a week ago locally

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

Here is the 62 I just bought. It is rust free and was restored at some point and then forgotten in a barn for.a while. Came with a 1970 1600 single port. I think I can fix it up and enjoy it for a while.
I sold my ratty 73 with 66 fenders last fall, and bought a nice MK4 Jetta TDI to daily drive.
Now, still DD'ing the Jetta, I can put some time and money into a nice old bug. I can't wait to get started! I brought the engine home to prepare to reinstall, and ordered some new swingaxle boots. No idea yet if the brakes work or not. The interior is still nice looking.
I don't think I'll have to buy many parts, really, but time will tell.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

Original paint pearl white 1965 beetle as found. Rescued from doom.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

Found some rusty VWs in the woods.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Today In Bug Hunting History Reply with quote

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Found some rusty VWs in the woods.

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