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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

👆 Wow, nice find. Coral is a great color. Congrats!
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

What parts are you looking for?

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Edit: wrong early BAT car. Actually, this one:

Wow. For its production "brother," check the grey car on BAT last year:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-volkswagen-beetle-4/
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Using SEM color matched vinyl spray I was able to stretch the old vinyl over the newly made door cards (I let the vinyl set in the warm sun for an hour). I got a nice blue/grey color match from under the armrest. The blue was matched to Lenny Copp seat covers. I am over the moon with the results! Now on to the drivers door panel!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Wow, that looks great!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

MeeferMadness wrote:
Using SEM color matched vinyl spray I was able to stretch the old vinyl over the newly made door cards (I let the vinyl set in the warm sun for an hour). I got a nice blue/grey color match from under the armrest. The blue was matched to Lenny Copp seat covers. I am over the moon with the results! Now on to the drivers door panel!!
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Yeah, that looks great! Nice work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

1959 beetle lovers!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-volkswagen-beetle-6/

Tomorrow is the last day for the auction on my 1959 Canadian custom sunroof. Bid soon and bid often!

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

My ultra-rare Canadian custom sunroof got $7200 and will go to Texas. Well bought Scab60!

Later: Scab60 reneged on the deal, said he didn't want the car. One of the pitfalls of auctions I guess.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

My VW addiction got the better of me today. I couldn't resist this beautiful black 58. It's a numbers matching body and pan with ribbed rear fenders and a four tab hood. Unfortunately it's missing the front fenders, passenger door and deck lid along with a couple other items.

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The fenders might be rusty, but I think I can save them.

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Near perfect front clip.

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Still has it's one year only ash tray!

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And a photo of my 59 in which I'm currently rebuilding the original power train.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

I recently finished restoring my blue/grey door panels for my euro 59 beetle (see earlier post). I had some blue/grey SIM vinyl paint made up to match the area on the door panel that was behind the armrest. I feel I got a right on match. Anyway the reason I am mentioning this is that I have enough left over to do another set of panels and if anyone out there could use the paint I would be happy to help them out.
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