....WTF...dude you scored!!!
I just picked up this '63 from my parent's neighbor. It's been sitting in the corner of the garage for over 30 years (since 1978).
Yes the odometer is correct!
This isn't even 1/2 the stuff that was in the garage attic that I picked up in the purchase... Stay tuned for the classifieds.
Seriously. Damn what a score..
Please don't tell me you fooken got it all for a $1000 either..
Last edited by LooseNuts; 09-18-2011 at 10:16 PM.
Originally Posted by LooseNutsOriginally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0
Thanks a lot guys for all the positivity! This car was buried in my parents neighbor's garage for over 30 years. They've had 3 bugs over the years. This one was bought basically new (I have original title.) I made him an offer on the car thinking the parts would be included since it had been discussed before but had to make a separate deal for the parts. I told him since he no longer had any VW's that I'd take all the dub parts and help him empty the garage, only thinking it was the parts I could see... Boy was I wrong! There is a ton of stuff in the loft of the garage (borderline hoarder) and he informed me yesterday that he has more parts in the basement! Holy $hit! I've already taken away a full trailer load and there's about another 2 loads left in the garage, I'm hoping there's really good stuff in the basement.
Car has no rust, but a couple dents on hood and fenders. The car was hit in the rear by the owner's son (rear ended at stop light) and was "repaired." The motor is out for the repairs and he said the transaxle is making noise but I can't confirm. I plan on rebuilding a stock motor and trans for now to get it on the road then swap for street/track use. The overall plan is a nice dropped stance on widened steelies with enough power to have too much fun on the streets (I'd like to put my buddy's mk3 s/c VR6 to shame.)
Are there any problems or things that need special attention on a 63 compared to other years? Any suggestions on motor size to get the kind of power I'm looking for (figuring 150-200hp)?
first off that deck lid is not stock its a vert deck lid and worth some money its. dont change it out tho. .
IMO since its from the original owner i would ONLY install an original motor and tans in it. Chop up a non OG car IMO.
sweet Jesse what a score.. man congrats.
Holy Santa Claus sh$t!!!! Dont you daaarrreeee cut that thing up!!! Seriously, dont you dare!
I cant believe the condition this thing is in for being an east coast car, wow
Bring it back to life man! Keep it OG with a lil slammerton...lol
Screw ur buddys vr6, this is wayyyyyyy cooler than any VR, regardless of power.
im usually the first guy to tell people to cut something up, and other people to shut up and let the owner do what they want... but it really would be a crime to put a VR in a car that clean. coming from a VR guy, aircooleds are really fun even with 40 hp... trust me.
static is for poor people.
Exactly! I would never chop up a standard with a VR. I did think about it with a super though...Originally Posted by Superveedub
I'm mainly looking for advice on any problems or things I should change on the 63 (eg. 64 turn stalk works better...)IDK
AND what size motor I should run to keep up/ whomp on my buddy's s/c VR. Should I just bore out a 1600 or stroke to 2275cc? Type of gearing I should be looking at?
static is for poor people.
Thank you all for the great comments! Before purchasing the bug I was torn between leaving it stock or modifying it. Upon receipt of the car and getting the full story on the accident I've decided to add my touches to it. The car was hit in the rear, PO removed engine and said trans was making noise and could've possibly been damaged in the crash. Based on the fact that engine & trans need to be replaced and it is no longer numbers matching; and the amount of parts that came with the purchase, I can not verify whether or not the PO modified anything else with the car.
My best friends recently completed their builds and now it my turn. My best man Marco built the green MK3 jetta below and my friend Anthony is wrapping up his Westy jetta coupe w/ VR swap in time for H2Oi this weekend. I plan to have my bug be on the speed level if not faster than these cars because it's always a rivalry between friends. That being said this car is not just about speed but bringing the history back to life too. I'd like to go with an OEM+ look mixed with a little bit of the cal-look. I'm going for big motor lowered on widened steelies.
It's no POS... We damn near built a full resto.Originally Posted by zzzdanz
Big valve head w/ port & polish, eng & trans built by Joe Pinto @ The Raceshop
Im def not worried about beating him in the looks dept. Nothing beats a classic! I'm just wondering what size motor I should be looking to build to get the power I'm looking for. From what I've read I should be aiming for 150-200hp. I don't want a track or auto-x car, just have a fun street ripper that will beat my buddy's car off the line.Originally Posted by Superveedub
Do I go for a 2275cc or turbo a 1600cc??? Will a 1900cc deliver with what I'm looking for? I'd like a more reliable combo. What's the breaking point on the swing transaxles? Any recommendations for gearing?
By widened steelies, I sure hope you mean this....
And SURELY NOT something like this....
Please.... its not watercooled, dont make it look like one...
So I've finally started to work on her. Sadly she's had to sit in the corner of my garage since I picked her up. The wife and I have been working on the new house...
She's cleaning up nicely!
The buffer comes out the end of the month.
Chrome is coming out, 1500 grit to knock off the bulk of oxidation & polishing ball
Back seat progress.
Some of the details have started to work out. Current plans are to:
Polish factory paint (patina'ed paint included)
Disc brakes w/ drop spindles, upgraded master cylinder, narrowed beam
Rebuilt drums, freeway flyer trans, indexed torsion splines
House built 1776cc by my cousin, 12V conversion
Any other suggestions?
Some more progress. Buffer was out. Practiced on an extra lid, before & after:
Haven't started polishing yet but most of the car has been buffed.
Painted wheels and polished OG caps. Whitewalls next.