Start: Dec. 2020
Complete: April 2022
This car has just been finished, and shows really well. I picked the car up as a basket case project that had bodywork started, a convertible top, most convertible parts sold during build, and had been sitting for a few years. Things happen when a car goes in for paint, car don’t always end up getting done when parts are sold off, and this is one of the lucky ones that went back together with the help of my parts inventory. I have been building old Vdubs for a bit and had enough parts laying around to build the car back.
The car has new base coat/ clear coat paint (Mopar Crystal Granite Pearl – PAU), complete rubber kit, stainless trim, running boards, canvas top, side mirrors, German VW hood emblem, jack plugs, and early bumper blades. The car has been detailed from top to bottom and show well from any angle.
New carpet, floor insulation, door panels, glove box, steering wheel, signal, and ignition. Nice clean painted steel dash with a restored OEM speedometer. Completely new factory style wiring harness. Yes! Everything works, even the horn, wipers, and dome light! The trunk has a reproduction truck liner, all new filler line, breather hoses, clamps, and a Empi wiring cover. The jack was taken apart, blasted, painted, and re-assembled. Matching painted spare, with 135r15 in case you get a flat.
The engine is a 1600cc single-port engine that was rebuild a few years back. It runs great, has had a new flywheel, clutch pack, trough-out, exhaust, carburetor rebuild, 30/31 Pict, 009 distributor, Bosch Point, Bosch condenser, Bosch Cap, Bosch wires, Bosch blue coil, new Contitech belt, tin paint, engine bay seals, tar board insulation, and OEM stickers. This engine bay looks like it was on a showroom floor! The shroud was converted to a new 36hp unit for an earlier appearance. The transmission is a rebuilt 1967 unit that had the axles swapped, new seals, boots, and all mounts.
The car is running a 4” narrowed front beam, and rides pretty nice. It sits low, but isn’t a stiff or bouncy ride. The brakes are all new, bearings, seals, shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders, rubber hoses, and master cylinder. New Porsche replica 2.0l 914 wheels with Wolfsburg center caps. Everything has been gone over, cleaned, detailed, or replaced.
I also have a couple more convertibles and a couple sedans to build if you miss out on this beauty or would like me to build one to your specs. The next build is a 1957 VW Beetle, OG Black with red interior, stay tuned. Check out my website to see some of the build pictures on this car, vehicles for sale, projects, and upcoming vehicles.