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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

The body is completely off now!!!!
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I removed the heater channel and now the firewall as well. They'll be going in soon. Also I got new seats from a member on here. They're great and they were cheap! They need the springs to be welded a bit but it's okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Chris Vallone at ClassicVW.com has some great How to Videos on Upholstery .
I was able to do my own with his help .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Yup I've seen his videos, they are very good and that's what I'll be following from when I do recover the seats. I might weld the springs this week, but I won't recover them for a bit. I still have the channels and firewall to do before I do the interior. Those are my two major projects at the moment. Firewall first, then back on the blocks above the pan so I can bolt the channels to the floor and lower the body on to them so they line up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Change of plans... I patched the battery tray a few months back and was fine but after removing the body and tar boards there is MUCH more rust and holes than anticipated. So I'm going to be replacing the floors as well. Wolfsbürg west is out of stock on left pans at the moment so I'm thinking of getting some from Johns Car Corner. Also I have a question about the seats. When I paint them, do I use any type of clear coat after? And if I do would it be gloss, semi-gloss, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Seat frame color is L-43 grey black. Mine are all old and worn. I think gloss would be a little too shiny. But that's just me. If mine I'd do semi-gloss and be happy with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Yup I bought a can of pint from Wolfsburg West. I'll clear coat it in semi gloss then I guess, thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

The new firewall is tacked on. I'll finish it tommorow.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Just a quick question about the rear apron. Right on top of the exhaust pipes they bump out. Is this normal? Here's a few pictures.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Just took a trip to Johns Car Corner. It was amazing! So many VWs. I got some new floors, wheels, hubcaps(3 NOS), and a collapsible column. It was a great trip and everything was reasonably priced, and he threw in a free t-shirt. Saw some amazing vehicles and a really cool black '67 convertible. It was sitting in a bush and would need a lot of work to restore, but it was really cool to know it exists. I'm gonna be replacing the floors soon and then the channels, but just wanted to throw in this little update.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Okay, I've been working on my seats and I am confused. How do I get this plate off. I don't see any screws just these clip things.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:00 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

I've known John since the late '80's. Super nice guy and totally devoted to VWs. He and a buddy hosted a fall get-together at his shop, in the field next door at the time, which also included a foliage tour. He had a very rare, all-aluminum bodied Rometsch Lawrence convertible at his shop at the time! It had a battered body with a smashed-in headlight area, paint was stripped, but he sold it on. I'm sure it's been well restored by now.

I still see John at an occasional VW meet in CT like either Harwinton or Terryville.

Good luck with fixing the rust on your '67, and finishing it to get it back on the road.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Allright, the pans are out Very Happy !!!! Here's a few pictures.
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I noticed on the side of the tunnel there is a stamp
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Does anyone know what it means? Tommorow I will take the lip off and fit the pan.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

7.4.67 is 7th of April 1967. Factory stamp as to the production date of the entire pan. Would be within a few days prior to the finish build date of your Beetle.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Alright, thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

So I took the extra metal off of the lip today and there is some more that I don't know if it should come off. Here's the extra metal
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So do I take the metal off from under the lip. Also here that rear brace that I will be replacing
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It was much more rusty than I imagined.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

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So was that a correct color combo?


Yes on early 67 .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

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So was that a correct color combo?


Yes on early 67 .


Okay well if they came that way I'll do it. My car was built in April so it's not early and it's not late it's right in the middle. I like it and I already bought red seat covers so I have to do it. Besides I don't exactly like black beetles with the big side windows.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:57 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

I know I said (and took a poll) that I'd do white with red, but I was looking at the paint charts and looked at zenith blue and I really like it. I'd do a blue vinyl or cloth interior in it. I know I keep going between the different colors but i really can't decide Rolling Eyes . Even if paint is a while out this is tough decision.
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Covers
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Or original stuff from my old early '67
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I like either of these interiors.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Does anybody know of a place that has the blue cloth? I saw both define and tmi have stuff that's close but not perfect. Also any opinions on the blue.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Restoring My New (to me) 1967 Bug Reply with quote

Been about a week since I've updated on this thread so here's a little update. I'm about to order a napoleons hat from CIP1 as it's cheaper than WW. Also I was grinding paint to put in new fender bolts, and found this...
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Shocked it's a half inch of bondo, fiberglass, and undercoating over a rust hole. Now I need to replace that section. Also it was around here.
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That's my little update, there's a lot more rust than meets the eye with this car.
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