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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

Hey guys

I need your help regarding my bug restoration. I own a 63 bug for the last year or so, but I have not done any work on it since I was focusing on my old mini. I finally decided to send the car to the body shop, so the restoration can start. On the bright side, the original engine works like a watch, so I wont be touching it for the moment.

However I believe that the car was not originally white, but more of Gulf Blue with Grey Vinyl interior. This can be seen in some places on the inside of the car.

My question is: do you think that it is indeed a Gulf Blue or could it be the turqoise?

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

Gulf Blue is a possibility, I'd say it definitely was not turquoise though. The glove box door looks to be closest to Glacier Blue, but that colour was no longer offered when the 1963 models came around... it's probably a replacement from a different car. You might try looking down in the trunk pocket areas where the defrost tubes connect to the heater channels and behind the interior door and rear quarter panels to see if you can find any more original paint.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

Could be L398 Pacific Blue.

It looks lighter than Gulf Blue, but hard to tell from a picture of 55 year old paint viewed on a phone. Lots of room for variation from how it looks in person.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

HippyTom wrote:
Could be L398 Pacific Blue.

It looks lighter than Gulf Blue, but hard to tell from a picture of 55 year old paint viewed on a phone. Lots of room for variation from how it looks in person.


Pacific Blue was a Convertible-only color. I vote Gulf- I am on my second.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

I say put some new running boards on it & enjoy it as it is.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

Not to knit pick, but it has a later year passenger side front turn signal housing and later year tail light housings and lenses. If you're thinking about painting it, I'd swap those out for 63 correct parts first.

But I like the idea of getting new running boards and rolling it like it is. The body and paint don't look bad. Good driver quality that shows well. A few little details here and there and enjoy the heck out of it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Bug Restoration Reply with quote

It does not look like turquoise to me at all.

On my '63 I just finished replacing the '64 front turn signals with proper peanut '63 ones -- but having one of each, like on the pictured car, would drive me crazy! Shocked
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