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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 09:08 AM
My 67 Bug (Now With Colour)


I thought I would share the restoration of my 1967 bug,
I bought this car in October 2010, with the intention of having it as a daily driver, but after seeing the potential to restore it as original I wanted to know it had been done properly so I went ahead and started pulling it apart.

These are pictures of how I bought it back in 2010.


http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67.jpg

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http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The671.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The676.jpg

These are pictures of it in it's current state after pulling it apart and paint removed showing the bog and previous (poor) repair.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto5.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto3.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto2.jpg

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http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto7.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto1.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto10.jpg

Now its slowly moving ahead

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto11.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto8.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto15.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto14.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto12.jpg

Here is a picture of the motor after I rebuilt and cleaned it all up.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67restoengine4.jpg

Will post more pictures as I get on with the resto, the plan is to get it on the road by the following christmas.
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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 11:18 AM



Looking good! You've made some great progress.........what is your dream for her?
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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 12:18 PM



thanks for posting look forward to seeing more posts, will you be lowering it :)



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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 12:26 PM



Thanks for the comments, the dream is to get it back to original, with the exception of lowering it in the rear and fitting drop spindles in the front.
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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 09:38 PM



Its amazing what surprises you find under the surface of these clean looking cars.
Nice work, motor looks sweet.
Are you sticking with white paint or something else?
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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 10:46 PM



Going with a very close colour to original but more unique.
The suprises are amazing thats for sure, I have replaced the passenger door and got a new front apron for
it but other than that all the bad bits will be cut out and welded, but NO bog is going near it ever again.
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posted on November 12th, 2011 at 10:54 PM



Im on the same boat at the moment, cut and weld, cut and weld, smack with a hammer... haha
With the condition of your engine lid, Im surprised your rear beaver panel isnt rusted somewhere, i wish mine looked that decent.
Looking forward to seeing more of your progress!
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posted on January 15th, 2012 at 04:32 PM



Some more pictures of the progress, The fella that is doing the body work and paint (Karl, the old school master) may have it finished by the end of Febuary. Really looking forward to getting it and putting it back together.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW006.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW005.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW004.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW003.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW002.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/MarkVW001.jpg

More photo's when I visit the shop again on friday!, should all be in primer by then.
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posted on January 15th, 2012 at 04:33 PM



Can anyone tell me if the plate on the tunnel housing is a standard thing or not?
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posted on January 15th, 2012 at 06:12 PM



Appears to be a cover that someone has bolted over the tunnel after doing a clutch cable replacement. A lot of people cut a hole in the tunnel to make it easier to replace the clutch cable and then either leave a open hole there or put a cover over the hole as in your case. I would remove it and make sure they haven't cut out too bigger section of the tunnel.

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posted on January 15th, 2012 at 06:30 PM



Thanks Kev, I will do that.
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posted on January 16th, 2012 at 03:31 PM



Smithy,
Where are you getting the body work done. Looking for somewhere in adelaide for my 54?
Looking good, motor came up nice.
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posted on January 16th, 2012 at 05:35 PM



just a heads up with that vw heratige front panel sitting in the car,make sure the bumper holes are in the correct spot the one i put on our 64 the lhs is 10mm higher haha



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posted on January 17th, 2012 at 06:29 PM



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just a heads up with that vw heratige front panel sitting in the car,make sure the bumper holes are in the correct spot the one i put on our 64 the lhs is 10mm higher haha


Karl (panel guy) made the two holes himself it came without them so he could get them spot on.
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posted on January 20th, 2012 at 06:54 PM



Got some more pictures today of the progress.....

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/100_5546.jpg

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posted on January 23rd, 2012 at 04:11 PM



Wow! It was a bloody clean car to begin with. That patch work looks amazing.

Cant wait to see this thing finished!




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posted on March 9th, 2012 at 01:43 PM



Some more pics of the progress, which of late has been very slow :( oh well better done properly than rushed.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto28.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto29.jpg

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posted on March 9th, 2012 at 02:09 PM



Where is this being done?

Zelda might need some TLC soon that's all :(




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posted on March 9th, 2012 at 05:34 PM



He is a one man show up at lonsdale, if you want his number to fix that damage PM me.
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posted on April 5th, 2012 at 11:03 PM



Got some more progress pictures today, will start to get some paint on it this coming week.
Found out that the firewall was loose and moving around so that has been welded up and fixed.
Now just getting all the panels on to see how they fit and then they will be removed for painting.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto33.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto34.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto35.jpg

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posted on April 5th, 2012 at 11:19 PM



Its a lot of work, but well worth it :tu:



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posted on April 21st, 2012 at 11:06 AM



Well It's finally got some colour, got some photo's of it with colour, I am very happy with it and should be coming home next week.
Will get final photo's next week when it's all polished and finished.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto48.jpg

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posted on April 21st, 2012 at 05:56 PM



What a beauty !!



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posted on April 21st, 2012 at 07:15 PM



Looks bloody great and what an exciting stage of the rebuild the car is at :tu:

Keeps us updated.

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posted on April 26th, 2012 at 06:55 PM



Some more pictures

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/Untitled.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/smithy688/The67resto59.jpg

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posted on April 26th, 2012 at 09:37 PM



Looking good!!
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posted on April 27th, 2012 at 01:08 PM



Wow looking really good. Hope I can get mine to look half as good... drool... well worth the effort and money...
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posted on July 1st, 2012 at 05:05 PM



Well I thought it was time to share what I have done so far, which to be honest is not much. But as time permits between family and work you do what you can. I have taken the front end out of the car as it needed a good clean, while out I'll rebuild it with new brakes, wheel cylinders, hoses, tie rods and fit the drop spindles. I have also fitted various other bits around the car like seals, latches etc.
The engine bay is now been rewired with new wiring as have all the rear lights.


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posted on July 1st, 2012 at 05:44 PM



looks great now to put it all back together :)



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posted on July 1st, 2012 at 06:06 PM



Looks ace! Really like the colour!



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