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yes.gif posted on June 5th, 2011 at 07:07 PM
my pride and joy! (61 Beetle!)


hey guys, i am new to the forum and new to VW's. ive been into cars ever since i was a young fella. first started driving cars when i was about 8, that's when i ditched the motorbikes. first car was a datsun 1500 ute, which soon had a welded diff and wound up torsion bars. when i was 11 or 12 i moved over to 4wd's and got a few suzuki LJ's (still have 2). and a few weeks ago i decided i need a car to drive around when i get my licence in November this year. (i am 16 currently) and there was a 61 beetle sitting in a guys car port. so i went and spoke to him and ended up getting this car for $1000. it needs a bit of work, but it seems pretty good! dad knows a fair bit about VW's as he's had a few in his time so that has helped me out a lot there. hoping to get this thing on the road ASAP. going to fix up some rust and dents and give it a respray, and get it looking really tidy.

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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 12:56 PM



cant wait to see
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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 06:01 PM



Hey mate, im 14 and im restoring my 61 bug, that car looks really really good and solid. it looks like it is in good original condition.... to me you should give the car and its chrome a polish and leave it like that. Redo the interior if necessary, get the motor running sweet and off you go. Keep us posted. :smilegrin:
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posted on August 18th, 2011 at 05:05 PM



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Hey mate, im 14 and im restoring my 61 bug, that car looks really really good and solid. it looks like it is in good original condition.... to me you should give the car and its chrome a polish and leave it like that. Redo the interior if necessary, get the motor running sweet and off you go. Keep us posted. :smilegrin:


there was heaps of bog cracking off it and as soon as it starts sitting out in the weather water will seep in behind it and it will get really bad. it's all stripped back now and i have sanded/primed most panels. haven't worked on it for about three weeks but, due to neverending school work. once the aussie dollar comes good again (hopefully soon) i am going to buy door rubbers, window rubbers, headliner, etc. the motor was supposedly rebuilt but has been sitting for 7-8 years.

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posted on August 18th, 2011 at 06:49 PM



Nice find!!

Are you sure this is a 61 though?




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posted on August 18th, 2011 at 07:39 PM



i'm told it's a 61 1/2? do you think it's a different year? i thought it was 62 but one of dad's mates (absolute vdub nutter) said it was 61 1/2.


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