WOW, very nice. Hope you will not be going baja thats for sure.
I sold off the mk3 this week and stumbled into another toy. Found this 64 beetle that has been in a garage for the last 12 years. I am the 4th owner. I have paperwork for this bug all the way back to the dealer service book in 64. Started in Alabama, moved to Tennessee, found its way to Cincinnati in 2000, and now to me. The car has moved 1500 miles since 2000 and in that time has documentation for an engine rebuild, brake work, etc. After diggin in paperwork, it has been determined that there are 169xxx miles on the car. Aside from a respray, its all original. The AM radio still works.
While it is weathered on top, this thing is ROCK SOLID. The underside is rust free. It even has the original running boards. All numbers match the original numbers on the 64 service manual!
Im sure you guys can guess where I will be going with this one! Let the fun begin!
WOW, very nice. Hope you will not be going baja thats for sure.
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Mirror glaze and wax, and a drop would make that car perfect. Nice Score. Hopefully its solid and doesnt give you any issues.
I have installed a new master, soft brake lines, and new main line going from front to back. I have my tires on a truck for delivery tomorrow and my wheels in the back of the car to get them all mounted tomorrow. Ordered a TON of stuff from 4 different places today. I should have a stack of boxes in the next week and will get this thing turned around in no time!
I also got my baja kit back from paint. They kinda made a bad match on the color so I am just going to spray bomb the whole thing baby blue.
It has been a great 24 hours! The day started at the DMV where I got the car titled and registered with my 64 plate. Tires showed up yesterday and I immediately took em down for mounting. Came home and bled the brakes after the line and master overhaul. Finished replacing my soft fuel lines on Monday night so I filled her up with gas. As dusk started showing its head, I took it for a spin around the neighborhood. spent about 10 minutes driving it and it ran great and felt good. It was a great feeling to have it back on the road again. With only 1500 miles put on it since it was titled in 2000, its hard to say how long it has been since it was on the road. None the less, I think it enjoyed getting back out again!
One thing that it was long overdue for was a good wash. This thing was filthy. I probably should have cleaned the windshield before going out at dusk with 6 volt headlights! I woke up early and decided to wash off many many years of dust and grime.
Its time to start suspension work!
At home with its rebelious younger fat brother:
Last edited by wannabaja; 07-27-2012 at 12:19 PM.
Ok i can continue to watch this tread since you got your head on straight.
i was so gonna kick you in your fun bag if you cut this fuker into a baja
Its funny though that all these screen names I had never seen before started commenting on the bug and assumed that since I had a screen name of wannabaja (which is actually a question asking if you want to go drive in the woods rather than wanting a baja car), that I was automatically going to hack this thing up. I had to pick it up and run with it!
LOL i figured as much but you did have me going for a minute.
I was thinking to myself you have got to be fukin kidding me he is gonna cut this perfect car up
i am going to kick you in the fun bag if you don't change that oil before you take her driving again. driving around on 12 year old oil is more than enough cause for taint punching.
Best $13 spent! Quality is great. Paid for it Monday, arrived Thursday.
That's a great Beetle...
I have a '68 that I bought from the original owner (actually his son)...
He purchased it new in 1968 from a dealership in Hamilton, Ontario and it was to be a summer car for his cottage....anyway...it was driven primarily in the summer from 1968-1974 when he died. The car was then placed in storage from 1974-2002 when I purchased it.
The car has 51,000 original miles and came with the original sales brochure, owner's manual with maintenance history and tool kit.
Sadly, the original engine had long since seized and the oil hand turned into a thick green gunge....but, the engine was beyond salvation.
I'm now trying to find a replacement engine for my Beetle....it's turning out to be a much more difficult task than originally planned....air cooled VW engines are not quite as plentiful as they once were....
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I am pleased to report I have been driving the car almost every day since I got it running a few weeks ago. It has performed flawlessly and feels solid as a rock. After complelely disassembling 2 mk3s in less than 30 hours in the last 2 weeks and pushing them out to the crusher, I was finally able to refocus on tiding up the bug. Last night it received a deep cleaning sponge bath of CLR. It is amazing what CLR can do for a car like this. It not only cut the rust runs and stains off but it also cut a ton of oxidation off the paint and brought back a worn satin sheen. It is exactly what the car needed! I felt so good about it I dove into the electrical system and got all lighting functional again. The only thing left to "fix" is the horn.
I farmed out some suspension fab work to Saucy due to too many irons in my fire right now. He is wrapping that stuff up and we are working out a plan to hopefully have this thing sitting right in the next week and a half or so.
CLR hmmmm. gonna get some this weekend then. i need something to cut the oxidation. how much of the rust will it take off. i don't want to loose my "patina".
Saucy??? that guy don't know chit. he is totally gonna over engineer chit just wait and see
It also seemed to cut some of the oxidation for lack of a better word. It cut all kinds of stuff off the paint in general as well as what seemed to be rubber stains from where the rubber deteriorated and left streaks.
I still have a patina car. It wont take that off. But it cleaned up the paint that was left. If you were going to buff a patina car, CLR would be the perfect solution to cleaning and starting with a clean surface to polish.
It burns like hell if you have any open wounds and you get it in. Even little knicks on your hands. I did it bare handed on a test and it didnt feel good. I did it with gloves for the bath and it was much better.
Here's what it's intended to do:
Here's the MSDS :
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Last edited by buggyman; 06-30-2012 at 02:26 AM.