Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby BTJustice » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:22 am

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Of course there is an easier way to cut a way.

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Here is a 40's Beetle cut away I was looking at in Wolfsburg;

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Josef » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:59 am

BTJustice wrote:That would be great to get a look at. Im off to NYC in a few weeks so I will get in touch once Im back if thats ok?

Fireman- the original brochures for the then KDF Wagen (Strength through joy Wagen) manage to stretch the cars into sort of long sleek cruisers in a way the advertising standards authority would hammer them for today.

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Fireman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Thanks Dave - always interesting to see what can be found on the web. :wink:

Funnily enough when you look at contemporary A35 sales brochures you'd think the car was about the size of a Ford Focus, where as you know in actual fact it was a little tiddler. ::):
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Doorstop » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:01 pm

This is a thouroughly promising and thus, fascinating thread.

I'm really pleased our Dave is prepared to take the time, as he so often does, to do things in the comprehensive and professional manner we've all grown accustomed to from him on this subject.

I await progressive posts with eager anticipation .. excellent work sir. *saluté*
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby banjo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:38 am

indeed mr stop.this is good stuff.
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Mori » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:20 pm

A wee insight to the Volkswagen AutoMuseum, Wolfsburg.

some beautiful machines in this video.

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:46 pm

The video makes it look like the museum is in the factory but the pictures are from the old museum on Dieselstrasse. The factory has its own museum called the Autostadt which is kind of an centre of excellence showcasing VAG group cars and important historical cars.

This is a small collection of pictures from my visit;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/route9auto ... 720528066/

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Just to let you know, the restoration might be a bit slow (see nothing happening) for the next two weeks as I have a honeymoon to enjoy;

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Bridie » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:23 pm

Ah the threads getting more interesting for me now ;) Lovely wedding picture!! Congratulations.

However back to VW's - how much would this old hippie have to pay for a camper van nowadays?
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:32 pm

Bridie wrote: back to VW's - how much would this old hippie have to pay for a camper van nowadays?


Might want to brace yourself but a good bay window like the vans above sell from £8000- £12000 and the split window models in good restored condition will set you back anything from £12000-£50000 depending on model.

I bring bay window vans in from the states that are completely rust free and solid but usually need painted and some tidying that start around £7000. With a couple thousand spent on paint they would easily be worth the top end of the price range.

Condition is everything and there are lots of sheds that are tarted up and sold at a premium only to end up rusty projects a few years later.

If you are really thinking of buying one I am more than happy to show you all the areas to check for hidden rot and common problems.

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 pm

BTJustice wrote:Just to let you know, the restoration might be a bit slow (see nothing happening) for the next two weeks as I have a honeymoon to enjoy;

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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Bridie » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:04 pm

BTJustice wrote:
Bridie wrote: back to VW's - how much would this old hippie have to pay for a camper van nowadays?


Might want to brace yourself but a good bay window like the vans above sell from £8000- £12000 and the split window models in good restored condition will set you back anything from £12000-£50000 depending on model.

I bring bay window vans in from the states that are completely rust free and solid but usually need painted and some tidying that start around £7000. With a couple thousand spent on paint they would easily be worth the top end of the price range.

Condition is everything and there are lots of sheds that are tarted up and sold at a premium only to end up rusty projects a few years later.

If you are really thinking of buying one I am more than happy to show you all the areas to check for hidden rot and common problems.

Dave.

Thanks for that Dave - I'll bear that in mind.
I wonder if they're any cheaper over here in Ireland? You don't see that many here unlike where I used to stay - Cornwall ;)
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby banjo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:18 pm

congratulations to you and your good lady bt.have a great honeymoon. :D
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby Fireman » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:39 am

Congratulations to you Dave and your new better half! 8)
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Re: Latest project, 1967 VW beetle restoration.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:28 pm

Thanks for the good wishes guys, Wedding and honeymoon over and time to get some work done.

Started the strip down today and not surprisingly the rear wing bolts were either seized solid or the captive nuts were no longer captive.

One thing for it, grind 'em off.

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With both rear wing off, bumpers off and front offside wing off I could start to guage the tin worm;

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The offside rear 1/4 and inner wing seems to be pretty grotty;

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Jacking points and rear floorp and are a very common rot spot so it was no surprise that the jack point easily broke away in my hand. The new pans will not have jacking points fitted as they are just too much of a dirt trap and very hard to paint behind.

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Rest of the sill and heater channel bottom plate dont look too bad but you can see the perforations in the floor pan edge in this pic;

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Front inner wing was pretty good but still a bit of work needed where the bulkhead has rusted through the corner;

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Not looking worse than expected which is a bonus so hope to get back to it soon.
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