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posted on July 21st, 2021 at 08:34 AM
1964 body differences


I'm trying to help a mate restore a 1964 beetle.
He has one with sentimental value that has history from new.
Unfortunately it wasn't stored well when parked up in the mid 80's and the gutters are shot.

He is looking for a new body, but that is all getting hard these days.

Anyway - may have found a good 1960, but guessing it is a 1961 as it doesnt have semaphores?

I have found this list of changes
http://www.vw-resource.com/years.html 

But can someone tell me the differences?
I reckon we can bolt over most things, but maybe the hinges will be the only giveaway?




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posted on July 21st, 2021 at 03:33 PM



Around July, 1960 the semaphores were swapped for blinkers (50/50 tail lights fitted). At the same time paint went from lacquer to baked enamel. Still no springs in the bonnet hinges.



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posted on July 21st, 2021 at 06:31 PM



The 64 had stainless trim but not much else different in body

he can use most stuff of the rusted relic

Bonnet badge is raised so re use the bonnet


http://www.vw-resource.com/years.html 
don't 4 get this is a USA site your looking at which don't relate to Australia




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posted on July 21st, 2021 at 10:09 PM



Thanks - agree about site but he does mention Aust differences



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posted on July 22nd, 2021 at 06:18 PM



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posted on July 23rd, 2021 at 07:19 AM



Here Dave - last line.

1960 (1 Jan 60 to 31 Dec 60)
Chassis 2,801,614 - 3,192,506
Engine 3,424,454 - 3,912,903

Recessed steering wheel for safety.
Steering damper.
Steering box is worm-and-peg instead of worm and roller.
Generator increased from 160 to 180 watts (26.5 to 30 amps).
Outside door handles now push button (was pull type).
Padded sun visor.
Seat back re-contoured.
Wolfsburg crest on front hood has less colour.
Last year for semaphores in Europe, Canada, Australia.




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posted on July 24th, 2021 at 06:39 PM



Buy a roof clip post 62 should work.


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