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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

I was doing some work on my front bumper and trying to update a few of the pieces. What I noticed on what looked to be my original August 57 bumper was the bolts that hold the towel bar to the blade have 17mm. heads as opposed to the two other bars I had, one with 14mm bolts, the other 13mm? I assume those got smaller bolts as they got newer and this is unique to early 58 models?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 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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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: 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 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: Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sun May 06, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

my new 58 coral beetle. Built August 57, 267 cars after the last oval window. Original paint, sat since 1978 when current owner bought it and got it back on the road. I'm the new proud owner! Still needs some tlc

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Wish me luck. I'm going to start my 1959 Canadian Custom sunroof tomorrow for the first time in 2 years. I hope I put some stabil in the tank.

It has a fuel leak that I spent all summer 2 years ago trying to track down. Never did find it but I'm going to have the tank leak tested when I get it going and rebuild the fuel tap for the heck of it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Take the box apart and clean the contacts/inspect for broken parts. It all comes apart pretty easily but you might want to take picture 'cause it can be a bit of a puzzle to reassemble.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Does anyone know how to fix the park mechanism for a early wiper motor?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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Whatís the correct wiper wiper motor for our cars?

I know itís a screw terminal style, but 2 or 3 terminal? SWF?


I have a bosch wiper 113955111E 6v with 3 terminal on my 59' ragtop

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Whatís the correct wiper wiper motor for our cars?

I know itís a screw terminal style, but 2 or 3 terminal? SWF?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

cab57 wrote:

Someone of you know what it could be or have more informations or pictures ?


Up at top of this web page is the "Archive" button. Hover your mouse cursor over that button. A pop up list will appear, left click on the "Literature" in that list. Next page left click on the "Brochures 1938 - 1967" in the "Type 1" column. On the next page scroll down to the 1958-59 section. Left click on each image there to explore one at a time. Enjoy! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Hello,

Today I received the birth certificate of my ragtop 59'.

As extra option I have "M 158 Upholstery material cloth"

Someone of you know what it could be or have more informations or pictures ?

Regards
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