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posted on December 17th, 2015 at 11:17 PM
My first Bug


So I bought my first Beetle. It was an impulse buy off eBay, advertised as a '67 but later going off the chassis no. it was a '65. When I bought it I had no clue about anyting to do with VW's. Turns out I bought a lemon, pretty much some steel held together by bog, and a lot of it! But that just began the process of fixing it up to what I want it to be.

What I bought

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/8454_zpsf6cd1960.jpg~original

What it turned out to be

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_201959_zps872f5afc.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_202029_zps6e5ca79c.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_202131_zps790c20c0.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_202153_zps168ae31b.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_203231_zpsa1e0970f.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140205_203313_zps30736fe2.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140129_143231_zps756ae995.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140129_143424_zpsd24ccfbb.jpg~original

Off it came

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20140329_184536_zps9f9a2be5.jpg~original

Got to work on the chassis

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/P1100800_zpsd071a4de.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/P1100843_zpsd6e4b141.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/P1100854_zpsc73fb303.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/P1100936_zps66bc57d5.jpg~original

Drop spindles

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/P1100979_zps0eddc25c.jpg~original

Done with the chassis

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20141231_154352_zps061a9287.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20141231_154510_zps83b5b31c.jpg~original

Made this (I'm going for a rat look Beetle)

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151105_164651_zpsddyiykht.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151105_164651_zpsddyiykht.jpg
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posted on December 17th, 2015 at 11:30 PM



I ended up finding a new body, a '64 in not too bad of a shape. Just getting started on fixing the rust on it and hopefully get it all back together soon. I'm going for a rat look Beetle.

The fenders I will be using: I took bits to bare metal and rusted them with salt and vinegar (wasn't too tasty) and painted a few bits.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20150207_131142_zps30d07169.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20150207_131153_zps310957d7.jpg~original

The drivers door I'll use. I picked it up for $10 pretty much to practice rust repair on the buttom but it turned out good so I rusted it up as well :smirk:

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151119_192044_zps3tbksa2f.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151119_192025_zpsutdxljlm.jpg~original

Got this for a steal as well, will go good with the rest of the car

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151115_125656_zpsfhsmyjby.jpg~original

Finally got the body home to start work on it

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185347_zps0rh2l78t.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185400_zpswrpxruj6.jpg~original

The stuff that needs repair

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185418_zpsaxmnfgve.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185427_zpshzf2sbhy.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185453_zpszp3wnldy.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185504_zpscvplhudx.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185511_zpsiftwpupm.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151214_185524_zpsiac5vjph.jpg~original

So far I have done:

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_154546_zpsraiwjwvt.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_154559_zpshja71dyj.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_154619_zpsj8wquj4b.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_155327_zps0l5qrp2b.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_180850_zpsg14jckoz.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_201217_zpswich97qb.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_201246_zpsjrgf7hhx.jpg~original

As it sits for now

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151216_211602_zps0ji2p3ba.jpg~original

Still have this to put into it :lol:

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151112_162934_zpsrheuu5ye.jpg~original

It gets pricey

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151112_170142_zpsqkocvkjc.jpgl
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posted on December 17th, 2015 at 11:46 PM



Wow!
Not much can faze you obviously, good luck with it.
Nice work so far, keep up the pictures.
Cheers, Rob.




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posted on December 18th, 2015 at 05:33 AM



Double WOW!!!
You have done a magic job on the floor pan,and chassis,and the body is coming along nicely (intrigued as to how you got the weld to take to the coin)
If you weren't talented before,you certainly are now!:tu::tu:
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posted on December 18th, 2015 at 09:48 AM



Quote:
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Wow!
Not much can faze you obviously, good luck with it.
Nice work so far, keep up the pictures.
Cheers, Rob.


Thanks! It was a little frustrating at first as I bought the car with the intensions of just driving it but hopefully that wont be too far away...

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Double WOW!!!
You have done a magic job on the floor pan,and chassis,and the body is coming along nicely (intrigued as to how you got the weld to take to the coin)
If you weren't talented before,you certainly are now!:tu::tu:


hahah Thanks!
The coin didn't really like to be welded, the weld just kept on bubbling out but I just turned the heat up a little and welded all the way around it. It shouldn't be going anywhere, I just couldn't be bothered making a patch and by coincidence had 10 cents in my pocket :lol:
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posted on December 18th, 2015 at 02:25 PM



I Salute you sir:tu:
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posted on December 18th, 2015 at 07:19 PM



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I Salute you sir:tu:


Thank you, thank you hahaha


I smoothed out the welding today, didn't turn out too badly. A skim of filler and I don't think anyone would notice.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151218_185538_zpsrxp1tr5h.jpg~original

I bought one of these wire stripping wheels for the grinder today, they do an ok job at taking off paint but wow they are dangerous. The little wire bits like to fling off and go right in your skin, if you don't have safety glasses on it's a sure way to loose and eye!

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151218_185801_zps0vugja4p.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20151218_185801_zps0vugja4p.jpg

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posted on December 18th, 2015 at 07:57 PM



Wow, that amount of bog in that car!!
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posted on February 1st, 2016 at 08:12 PM



Progress

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160111_201634_zpsjytm0cho.jpg~original

Started removing these teeth that hold the interior, I don't like them and I wont be installing a full interior

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160111_201721_zpsod10ks9j.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160111_201727_zpsufioawic.jpg~original

Really didn't want to mess with the shape of the windscreen area with making a patch so I just filled in the hole with epoxy putty

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153226_HDR_zpslijg0vf9.jpg~original

Fitted the front lid and to fix the front apron

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153228_zpsn0si6kr6.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153243_zpsbpfulzvk.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153303_HDR_zpsatnsfddp.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153303_HDR_zpsatnsfddp.jpg


http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153318_zpsgoy0kkil.jpg~original

Fixed the rear bumper bracket as the nuts had rusted out, I just cut it at the top and down the side. Once it was cut I just pulled it down, welded some nuts on it and welded it back closed. Need to to the same on the other side as well

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153451_zpsnhtbpjxn.jpg~original

The rear apron had a split so I welded it up, ready for some filler.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_153456_zpsgrqvba14.jpg~original

Finally cut open the passenger side rust area. A lot worse than the drivers side but I will fix it

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/All/Beetle/20160201_184410_zpspasaldkr.jpg~original
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posted on February 2nd, 2016 at 06:22 AM



Nice work!

In that last pic, see the strap (just) holding the hinge plate on? Weld in a new one now...
Just had one break on me had to cut a hole to get it back in place!

Also run a tap through the threads, then you won't break the strap in the first place (like I didn't do!)
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posted on February 2nd, 2016 at 07:04 PM



Really interesting build story mate. I hope it turns out as you want it, you're certainly making progress.
By the way the photo quality is great, I'm sure someone now or in future could use them for some reference.
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posted on February 26th, 2016 at 09:13 PM



Quote:
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Nice work!

In that last pic, see the strap (just) holding the hinge plate on? Weld in a new one now...
Just had one break on me had to cut a hole to get it back in place!

Also run a tap through the threads, then you won't break the strap in the first place (like I didn't do!)


Thanks :tu: I made and welded a new strap as you said, the old strap pretty much peeled off with little force.

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Really interesting build story mate. I hope it turns out as you want it, you're certainly making progress.
By the way the photo quality is great, I'm sure someone now or in future could use them for some reference.
Rob.


We will see, I'm just being stubborn with myself about finishing it now. Yeah the photos are coming out nicer than I thought, I'm just using my phone.


I have done a bit more work lately

Finished off the drivers side

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160208_132431_zpssocv9iqz.jpg~original

Fixed the other rear bumper mount

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160208_185643_zpse3exjncg.jpg~original

Made an executive decision that the car will never have heating again

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160208_185650_zps9whyzdix.jpg~original

Filled the holes

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160208_185741_zpsmppjv1rg.jpg~original

The patch came out nicely

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160225_182253_zpskbpywkrl.jpg~original


http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160225_182312_zpsre5bncwa.jpg~original

Just when I thought that I had taken care of all the rust on the car I started to clean up the bottom of the heater channels from old silicone and found that there were no front four body to chassis nuts. Cut it open and found some more rust. Had a go at making something up, hopefully it will work.

This was on the drivers side, there was nothing on the passenger side :?:

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160226_182138_zpsjun8qnbq.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160226_182138_zpsjun8qnbq.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160226_194943_zpsrtt6mfr1.jpg~original

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posted on March 2nd, 2016 at 10:46 PM



Cleaned up the speedo and fuel gauge, put in new gels and bought some new globes. I was surprised that Repco actually had them. I think that the speedo is evil...

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160229_143200_zpsbh7abiha.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160229_162609_zpseukngxof.jpg~original

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posted on March 3rd, 2016 at 09:20 AM



Speedo looks sweet as! :tu:



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posted on March 4th, 2016 at 06:30 PM



Last time I saw Bog like that was the C pillar of my Munro and in front of the windscreen on my tonner where they made the HQ shape into the HZ shape!
You've done a brilliant job so far and like OldsSkoolguy says, the photo's are sharp as.
Liking the heater channel blank idea, our chopped Super might end up getting the same treatment. What's the point of a heater when there's no roof anyway!




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Last time I saw Bog like that was the C pillar of my Munro and in front of the windscreen on my tonner where they made the HQ shape into the HZ shape!
You've done a brilliant job so far and like OldsSkoolguy says, the photo's are sharp as.
Liking the heater channel blank idea, our chopped Super might end up getting the same treatment. What's the point of a heater when there's no roof anyway!


It had quite a bit. Personally I hate working with bog, it's a pain to get into shape and is a bit messy. My idea for the heater channels was that if I seal them up and prevent any moisture from entering them then they should last a lot longer, and since I have j-tubes I won't have heat anyway.


I managed to get some more work done to it:

Finished up the rust repair and went to town with the stone guard

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132557_zps11ilbfji.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132324_HDR_zpsekokjjqy.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132432_zps6lqhuoye.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132544_zpsue10o9hp.jpg~original

Sealed the front apron

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132529_zpsuoygfah8.jpg~original

Put some filler and paint on the rear apron

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132329_zpsly37kpod.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132329_zpsly37kpod.jpg

Also fixed the front lid, had a few rust cracks I welded up. This is the lid from the original white Beetle, funny seeing the different layers of paint it had through the years.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20160306_132518_HDR_zps3rtl482j.jpg~original
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posted on November 20th, 2016 at 10:40 PM



Done with uni and the weather is looking up, finally getting some motivation to finish the bug. Got around to putting the body on the chassis.

First time this body has been on this chassis.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145602_zpsavmfumap.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145554_zpsesrbn0up.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145543_zpstt1pgibr.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145543_zpstt1pgibr.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145530_zpsmhymfxls.jpg~original

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161120_145519_zpsoaeha0u6.jpg~original

Changed to oil in the engine, primed the carby and is started right up :smilegrin:
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posted on December 8th, 2016 at 12:30 AM



Got a few more things done.
New front brake shoes and slave cylinders, as well as new bearings and seals
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161128_163145-1_zpsesyrklll.jpg~original

Gave the fuel tank a coat of paint and a new filter. I scuffed back the top and just gave it a clear coat.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/M4CO_23/20161207_180903_zps1uisbach.jpg~original

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New master cylinder
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Bolted the body onto the chassis
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Wired up the ignition and cleaned up the wiring
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Put new rubber seal kits on the doors and also installed the decklid
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Dash bits installed
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posted on December 8th, 2016 at 09:56 AM



Another one saved!
Looks good man.
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posted on December 8th, 2016 at 10:55 AM



As bluet3 said, "I can see that It takes determination, patience, skill & plain hard work."
You are going to have a really nice car when you are finished.
Well done. :tu:




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posted on December 8th, 2016 at 09:13 PM



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Thanks for sharing your resto .
I can see that It takes determination, patience, skill & plain hard work. Just as well some veedubbers are up to the challenge.
Best of all you will have a great car & huge sense of achievement. Well I have to be happy if you put something back together there won't be to many parts left over.


No problem, sharing on here also gives me a timeline of how things have progressed and looking back it also motivates me to finish. I am actually really happy that the garage is getting cleaned up of parts that have been hanging around everywhere.

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Another one saved!
Looks good man.
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As bluet3 said, "I can see that It takes determination, patience, skill & plain hard work."
You are going to have a really nice car when you are finished.
Well done. :tu:


Thanks! :tu:
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posted on January 12th, 2017 at 05:06 PM



It's starting to look like a Beetle again! :D

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Wiring took some time, I found the easiest to use was extension cord. Has three wires in it so its perfect for headlights and tail lights. Cut, strip, crimp, solder, heat shrink and repeat :crazy:
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posted on January 12th, 2017 at 08:02 PM



That colour scheme makes me smile :)



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posted on January 12th, 2017 at 08:17 PM



credit to you for your car building skills

Well done




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posted on January 13th, 2017 at 05:52 PM



Looking Good. I agree with Rob on the colour scheme.
Someone is bound to tell you off for using extension cord. Don't worry too much, my spotlights on my last 3 utes have been wired with it. The in tray plug in the last 2 have been too.
If it works why worry. Its cheap coz there's always an old one laying around and the outer casing is pretty damage resistant.




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Quote:
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That colour scheme makes me smile :)


Yeah it's a bit different hahah

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credit to you for your car building skills

Well done


Thanks!

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Looking Good. I agree with Rob on the colour scheme.
Someone is bound to tell you off for using extension cord. Don't worry too much, my spotlights on my last 3 utes have been wired with it. The in tray plug in the last 2 have been too.
If it works why worry. Its cheap coz there's always an old one laying around and the outer casing is pretty damage resistant.


Really? What is the reason not to use it? It is pretty much the same gauge as the original wiring and I just presumed that if it is good enough to be used in a house it is good enough to carry 12v in my Beetle :spin:
Yeah I have an abundance of spare extension cord so will be easy to rewire in the future hahah


Today I worked on the front bumper. It has rust on the inside which I didn't want to get worse so I just cleaned it up and gave it a coat of Rust guard.

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Wired up the lh rear

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And installed the lh running board. I bought new genuine VW running boards. It took longer than it needed to install since all 4 bolts broke off from the original running board. So had to drill and tap new holes. The boards came with late trim so I will need to buy some early trim clips later on.

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Front bumper installed

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posted on January 15th, 2017 at 06:53 PM



Oh yes, the Beetle now has a face :tu:



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posted on January 19th, 2017 at 09:33 PM



Installed the windshield, wipers, and washer pump. I had to use a voltage dropper for the wiper motor as it is a 6v unit. I tried it with 12v straight but is was running really fast and would probably burn out the motor pretty quickly.

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All the wiring is nearly done, just the dome light and rear right brake light and signal.

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posted on January 20th, 2017 at 09:50 AM



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posted on January 20th, 2017 at 11:36 AM



What a happy little Beetle this one is! Great work buddy :D
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