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My new ride 1960 Mango green Bug
Kroozzn61 - April 17th, 2016 at 10:38 AM

My Daily driver is a 2008 Crafter, but needed a little run about and by chance driving down to meet some new friends in the Southern Highlands of NSW I saw this on the side of the lane which ended up being owned by someone i Know! this little green bug.
Its funny you might sell your dubs for various reasons but your eyes are allways on the prowl for hidden gems in sheds yards etc, and im allways asking farmers if they ever see any call me!
and then it turns out to be a friends?? go figure.
any woo its mine all mine :lol:

Kroozzn61 - April 17th, 2016 at 11:27 AM

..working out the year? august 1960?

oldturtle22 - April 19th, 2016 at 05:16 AM

Awesome! What are the plans?

Kroozzn61 - April 21st, 2016 at 11:57 AM

im going to get her regod first with a stock motor etc until a big RAT or polished overhaul in a year or two

Kroozzn61 - April 21st, 2016 at 11:58 AM


sander288 - April 21st, 2016 at 02:30 PM

Looks like a good project, look forward to following if you do post it up here

If you're trying to work out the year the link to Club VW will help 

Kroozzn61 - April 23rd, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Cheers sander will do!

Carl and Emily - April 23rd, 2016 at 05:51 PM

Ohh!! that's nice.
It's the right colour too!!!
Nice 50/50 taillights in the back of your van.
Will follow with interest.

Kroozzn61 - April 24th, 2016 at 09:11 AM

CHeers Carl and Emily yeah Apart from the floor shes rust free heater channels and all still original paint just teh interior seats are stuffed?

Kroozzn61 - April 24th, 2016 at 10:55 AM

nice head lights with vw logo

Kroozzn61 - July 25th, 2016 at 12:17 PM

heres the worst of it!
now is this pan salvagable? a drivers side quater replacment will be done but I'm unsure about the bottom of the tunnel pressed plate it has some rust holes in the mid section found hammering around.
Im I able to repair this area "professionally" and get it re registered? in NSW?

Kroozzn61 - July 25th, 2016 at 12:18 PM

more pics

Kroozzn61 - July 25th, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Now shes in dry Storage and its time to plan the mild resto.
1 x stock 36hp motor Check.

Kroozzn61 - July 25th, 2016 at 12:30 PM

quite good in the body , just the pan...

vw54 - July 25th, 2016 at 05:41 PM

that's a body OFF job both floor half's will have to be replace

I would strip it and have the floor center section blasted first chisel off the old pan half's no need to blast them

keep the seat runners as they don't come with the pan half

Kroozzn61 - July 26th, 2016 at 11:59 AM

And so a 1967 pan will not fit??

vw54 - July 26th, 2016 at 05:56 PM

yeah 67 pan will fit

I thought you wanted to keep original ??

Craig Torrens - July 27th, 2016 at 10:29 AM

I have a mint 60 pan if you want to swap for your 67 pan ? As long as your 67 pan is excellent too ?!

Kroozzn61 - July 30th, 2016 at 10:29 PM

Yes mine is perfect! Sounds like a plan!

Kroozzn61 - August 6th, 2016 at 03:49 PM

Doors off, cleaned out, ready to lift the pan off for the better one.
now shés in a nice dry place .

Kroozzn61 - August 6th, 2016 at 03:52 PM

this is the only rust issue in the whole body, thanks to kids playing in it as a cubby house, forcing the rusted door hinges it's fractured off the inner bit that holds the inner part of the hinge bracket.
looks like i might have to cut the pillar to re weld then re weld it back??

vw54 - August 6th, 2016 at 06:53 PM

take the front guards OFF the cut the metal section out of the front 1/4 panel you will be surprised what come out of there

Best repair section for the front pillar is from VVDS really good quality and will fit up easy

that body is so clean when you get it off the pan get the water and air hose into action to was all the dirt n grud out of the inner panel and hack saw blade works good to get into all the tight and thin areas to unblock the drain holes get some rust converted when it clean then some good wurth or similar oil / wax

Kroozzn61 - August 7th, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Ah! Ok ! Thanks for the tips Dave.
i'm on it! :tu:

Kroozzn61 - August 21st, 2016 at 12:44 PM

its coming together,its nice having a big van!

Kroozzn61 - August 21st, 2016 at 12:58 PM

And got this from Boris