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 My 69 Convertible Beetle

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PostSubject: My 69 Convertible Beetle   7/28/2011, 7:52 pm

Well I just got my beetle back from Auto Restoration in Wauchula Fl. They did the alkaline dip and wow is this thing clean. I have sent everything but the body out to be finished. A friend has the floor pan and suspension parts for Por-15 and the Chassis top coat to be applied, the seats, rims and other odds and ends are getting powder coated. I am waiting for Ron at Superior to get back from vacation to give me a quote on painting the body. Hopefully I can get them to do the work. It needs to get primed ASAP. I have almost all the new parts on hand ready for assembly, just need to get somebody to paint the car. When I finish my project was wondering if someone might be interested in the rotisserie and the door supports I bought from bug stuff. The rotisserie can handle pretty much anything you want to put on it. Just a thought, it is already set up for beetles.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   7/28/2011, 9:51 pm

WOW! Very nice! It looks like you are well on your way.Smile

I'll be starting my resto very soon. Are they reasonable at Auto Restoration?
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   7/29/2011, 6:54 am

Now that's how you do it.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   7/29/2011, 8:51 am

Screw paint! Clear coat it and go.
How much did the chem stripping cost ya?
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   7/29/2011, 10:06 am

They charged me $3250.00 roughly to strip the car, and that was everything you could think of except engine and transmission. Darren is a great guy to work with and the finished product is unbelievable. The price is a little steep but you get what you pay for. You might also want to know that aluminum cannot be dipped as the alkaline eats the aluminum. It sure doesn't seem to have done anything to the steel, besides remove the paint and rust. Everything is straight and no warped panels from having it media blasted.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/10/2011, 12:04 pm

Here is a picture of the floor pan with the transmission installed. The pan was painted with por-15 and por-top coat. Then the interior of the pan was covered with lizard skin. The wheels were powder coated and so were some of the other parts. Everything is new or rebuilt. I had to purchase a new front axle beam as I found mine was slightly bent. All tie rod ends ball joints, bushings etc. have been replaced. Now if I can just get my body back from paint at Superior Auto body, I will be moving along. Well so much for a picture it seems you can no longer upload and you need to place them on a public server. Oh well, hopefully you will be able to see the completed project soon enough.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/10/2011, 3:44 pm

You can always post a link Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/11/2011, 12:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/12/2011, 1:14 pm

Hello All

Here is a link to some of the pictures I put on photobucket. I hope this works! You can see what I have been up to......

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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/12/2011, 1:46 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Wow! Beautiful work sir! One question after looking at the pics, did you recoat the inside of the tunnel? Keep the pics coming!
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/12/2011, 2:17 pm

Very good question, yes I did and I found a product that is really cool. It is from Eastwood and its called heavy duty anti-rust. It is a oil like product that sets up after it is applied, so it doesn't wash off. The kit I bought has a bunch of different wands, and when sprayed it becomes a fine mist and covers everything, and a little goes a long way.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/12/2011, 4:40 pm

engineerlt wrote:
Very good question.

I've been known to come up with one every now and then. I'll admit, its rare but it does happen Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/12/2011, 7:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   10/28/2011, 6:05 pm

Hello All I just added some more pictures of my new engine from Mofoco and I had the engine tins powder coated by ZPS powder coating.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/4/2012, 3:46 pm

Just added some more pictures to the link above, I got my body back from Superior and it looks great. I have been working on it for the last two weeks and tomorrow its off to have the top done. Yeeeeee Haaaaa its almost complete!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/4/2012, 7:51 pm

How much are you selling the rotisserie for ?
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/4/2012, 8:11 pm

I am selling the rotisserie for $400.00, I also have the door supports for a 68- and up from Bug Stuff for $40.00. Plus some convertible odds and ends, a rebuilt 1600 single port complete with ceramic coated exhaust and heater boxes and generator, another long block, a transmission starter, and more stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/4/2012, 8:27 pm

i have a 62 that it might come in handy for... also how much for the 1600 ?
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/7/2012, 11:51 am

I haven't actulally gave it much thought what to sell the single port engine for. Make me an offer....
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   3/7/2012, 7:12 pm

I have no idea what they sell for to be honest
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   4/15/2012, 5:16 pm

Hello Everybody!!
My Convertible Beetle is completed I added some more pictures to the link above, you will also see the custom single wheel trailer I built for it as well. Enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   4/15/2012, 6:02 pm

Congrats! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] It looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: My 69 Convertible Beetle   1/20/2015, 9:15 pm

Well finally attended a show with my VW at Quaker Steak and Lube.  Not sure how the event was judged but I didn't see anyone that even looked like a judge. Pretty odd show, I guess if your not part of the club your just on your own....
I guess that will be the last time I take the car there.... I think I will take the car to the Sawgrass show up by Jacksonville where cars a judged on quality not who your friends are..
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