Board Logo

1956 typeIV build
DieSchnelleKafer - August 28th, 2010 at 11:17 PM

hey guys, after the long wait due to complications we finally brought my 56 home today. here is a progress video: 

ok so heres the story, It starts when my dad was a lad... he met the local vw mechanic, kevin. anyway after years of owning volkswagens and driving them my dad formed a good relationship with kevin, when the shop was still open (it shut down about 3 years ago) me and my dad went in one time, i remember that i wasnt really allowed to come into the work space but this time i got a peek in there. There sat in the corner of kevins workshop was a gutted looking vw beetle, my dad told me it was special but how would i know!. Fast forward a couple of years and ive caught the bug! so i thought if im going to do it for the first time lets do it with style!

After searching the web and looking through the classifieds with no luck i thought i would quiz dad about that "special vw" and as it turned out this special beetle was an oval, which my dad had tried to buy apparently. so i thought there was nothing to lose and rang kevin, it turned out he was thinking of selling it.. What timimng!.

we went to have a look at it and the offer was to good to refuse, the deal was done and $2000 was withdrawn from from my bank and proudly put in kevins hands.

the body and most panels had been hand sanded down ready for priming but never was primed. so crap loads of rust built up. it came mostly complete but not assembled. First im going to get it licenced and drive it around, then save up and do the full paint job and restoration.

Wish me luck!

ian.mezz - August 29th, 2010 at 10:08 AM

We have a 56 :blush::blush: 

Rose racing her Red Oval 

OZ Towdster - August 29th, 2010 at 05:46 PM

Look's to be a good solid car , well done , hope you have all the guards etc as oval parts are getting hard to come by !!!!

DieSchnelleKafer - August 29th, 2010 at 08:40 PM

Originally posted by OZ Towdster
Look's to be a good solid car , well done , hope you have all the guards etc as oval parts are getting hard to come by !!!!

hey guys, thanks for the replies i have all the fenders and pretty much all the parts but not one of them havent been tweeked with...


jamiec - August 29th, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Looks like a great project you have there:)

DieSchnelleKafer - August 30th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Originally posted by jamiec
Looks like a great project you have there:)

if only i could have gotten something like your 55 for the money i paid for this haha.


ian.mezz - August 30th, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Originally posted by DieSchnelleKafer
Originally posted by jamiec
Looks like a great project you have there:)

if only i could have gotten something like your 55 for the money i paid for this haha.


Yeah we got a bargin with our red oval, I think it was about $8000 already to go, new motor etc.:blush::blush:

DieSchnelleKafer - August 30th, 2010 at 09:06 PM

did some work on it today, cleaned the left heater channel and left floor pan ready for por 15. going to order some parts from wolfsburgwest, door mechanism left and right and striker plates to get the doors closing going to also make a start on the right heater channel and floor pan. also on the weekend going to prep the body for a coat of primer to seal it off

jamiec - August 31st, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Wish i could have payed a lot less for mine to:smilegrin: r well saves me having to do all that hard work;)
Good to see your getting stuck into it do you have a time frame to get it finnished?

bugzla - August 31st, 2010 at 04:38 AM

there is a bloke up here with a 56 oval that wants way to much for it fronts been damaged rust in doors (top and bottom ) pillars front guard is bogged to the front appron floors rusty and he wants 6 k for it what a dreamer just a early shell is difficult up here most of the cars were used in land fill by those so called car lovers in the ford and holden clubs some times it makes u cry :fakesniff:

Scarab - August 31st, 2010 at 09:52 AM

looks pretty tidy mate, good score!

keep posting those progress pics!!

Scarab (aka: Paul)

DieSchnelleKafer - August 31st, 2010 at 07:45 PM

all por 15-d

Barnabie - September 4th, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Nice job so far!

I know what you mean about parts being molested. I'm rebuilding (insert: "at a snail's pace") a 57 Oval too. Sourcing replacements can sometimes be either tricky or costly (or both) but hey, at the end of the day its another oval back on the road which must be a good thing :tu:

Can't wait to watch your progress :smilegrin:

DieSchnelleKafer - September 4th, 2010 at 10:07 PM

this is an awsome way to dry a heater channel out when in the middle of por 15 process. update this channel has now been painted... i know that this may look like a botch job but for now i just want to seal the metal up and get it passed over the pits

DieSchnelleKafer - September 19th, 2010 at 08:30 PM

well not much progress so far, being 14 has its bad points im not getting enough money! and if i work more then i will have not much of a life. so the cheapest way i can get a restored car is to just save up and get it painted and do a body off resto all at once.. it will take me a while to save up but are collection of vw's lacks a restored one.

there is a pic showing were some guys have drilled some holes to mount a sun visor :(

DieSchnelleKafer - September 19th, 2010 at 08:33 PM

oh if you ask i painted the roof with the por15 process.. i swear by that stuff

retroresto - September 24th, 2010 at 05:07 PM

Good to see another 56 making its way back onto the street, keep up the good work.
Mine started off the same colour (summer blue) and condition, a bit of elbow grease and it will be a great car again, see my thread.


t_tuffnut - September 25th, 2010 at 09:08 AM

I wish that I had gotten a start on my bug at 14! I don't think my parents would have allowed it.

vassy66T1 - September 27th, 2010 at 05:47 PM

Good work Blair ... keep it up. Most youth are too busy playing Xbox (including mine) to get stuck into something like this. Full credit to you. :tu::tu:

DieSchnelleKafer - October 4th, 2010 at 11:46 AM

hey guys thanks for the nice comments.. yes i can see why people usualy start this sort of resto when there a bit older, its hard work! and as far as work goes, i went on a holiday and had to cancel a few shifts so when i came back they only gave me 3 hours a week! my bullshit siren is screaming. so because of the lack of money the progress aint going to fast

SO onto the fun part, pictures will tell all

DieSchnelleKafer - October 4th, 2010 at 11:49 AM

pulley and altenator stand.. orgasmic

Mike - October 4th, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Awesome shiny bits bet they would be a good inspiration.

johny rotten - October 5th, 2010 at 06:40 AM

can i ask why u decided to use Jake rabys

DieSchnelleKafer - October 5th, 2010 at 03:09 PM

we used jake rabys kit because it provides even cooling to all 4 cylinders, another personal reason is that theres not many around australia, and everyone uses the porsche stile which is now sortoff getting boring. oh also compared to most of the porsche stile kits this is pretty cheap

wilderness - October 5th, 2010 at 03:29 PM

lookin' good!!!!!!!

vassy66T1 - October 5th, 2010 at 07:47 PM

Keep it up Blair. I like what you are doing.

66deluxe - October 7th, 2010 at 09:55 PM

Nice one mate, good to see you going type 4 and the DTM's rock, i'm up to my third one now. What size engine you building?

DieSchnelleKafer - October 7th, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Originally posted by 66deluxe
Nice one mate, good to see you going type 4 and the DTM's rock, i'm up to my third one now. What size engine you building?

have a 1800 motor that i got from the same guy who sold me the car, i want to bump it up to 2000cc put a webcam mild grind cam in it. efi and a CSP python exhaust system aahhh dream on

all comes down to how much i earn haha

66deluxe - October 9th, 2010 at 01:02 PM

Nice go for 1911cc if you can use the 66 stroke crank from the 1800 and use kb 96mm pistons run a web cam 494 grind and for heads go for 42 x 36 mm valves and seats with single heavy duty springs and cromoloy retainers, set compression at 8.5-9.0:1 and your off to a great start. I got a 2056 to build and my 2270 to build also all parts from my mate Jake Raby, been to his shop twice now and worked there both times. any questions just ask me, be glad to help.

jjwebb123 - October 9th, 2010 at 10:22 PM

sweet man,look forward to the updates.:yes: