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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 4 Jun - 22:57

Here are some pics of my 62 RHD vert. I've been in Afghanistan and just got back home. Hopefully I can get it together real soon. Been making some good progress, I'll let the pics tell the story...

This is how it looked when I got it





Here are the specs on the engine going in it:


The engine was built using a 1965 D case 40hp engine block with cam bearings. The D case is the first case to have cam bearings. The crank is stock 40hp (I think NOS) with NOS stock main bearings and rebuilt rods. It has NOS 83mm big bore kit (NPR brand) and rebuilt 1965 square boss 373 casting 40hp heads , new valves, completely gone over and vintage 1960's aftermarket domed aluminum finned valve covers (very rare). The distributor is a blue screamer Bosch 019 distributor (rebuilt) and new German cap and rotor and German spark plug wires. It has a vintage Deitz aluminum duel carb intake from the early 1960's with 2 rebuilt Solex 28 PBIC-1 carbs with 12 volt chokes. The carbs have NOS motorcycle stacks on top of them. The engine has a modified 356 Porsche fan shroud to fit the 40hp VW engine with 356 Porsche carb linkage on the back of it and the restored Fram oil filter. The NOS linkage to the carbs is from a VW industrial engine. Generator is from a 1967 beetle and is 12 volt, The fuel pump and oil pump are new. New hoses with clamps, new original fan belt, all engine tins and shroud have been powder coated. Under the shroud is a 356 Porsche oil cooler for better colling.This engine was built like a 1965 hill climb racing style.







4 tip Abarth exhaust:

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Re-hooped and tripple chrome plated OG Fumagalli's



Chrome Empi GTV steering wheel:



RARE "Electric" tail lights:



Volmac seat recliners:



Original Albert swan necks:



restored speedo. with tripometer!!!!



NOS RHD smoked chrome Hurst shifter!!!



Body off:




New pans:



Prepping the pan for POR 15 (decided to clean up the threads too)



Seam sealed and POR 15'ed the front... tomorrow the tranny is coming out and I'll get the rear done. Then I'll paint the pan.




Oh yeah, the seat upholstry came the other day (Smooth grain gray with off white piping) just like the original stuff



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Post  Blue Totoro on Sat 4 Jun - 23:32

Get 'er done, man! Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see you rolling in it...gonna be drivable by the 18th?
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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 4 Jun - 23:58

Blue Totoro wrote:Get 'er done, man! Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see you rolling in it...gonna be drivable by the 18th?


We'll see, I'd like it to be but just depends on how much time I have.

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Sun 5 Jun - 0:07

Bout time you started working on it
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Post  joebug1951 on Sun 5 Jun - 0:11

Jerry Hundley wrote:Bout time you started working on it

Got a hoist I'm gonna mount to the ceiling of the garage. Then the body is going vertical Shocked

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Sun 5 Jun - 0:13

Good
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Post  joebug1951 on Mon 6 Jun - 21:53

Busy day! Took my CDL driving test and passed!!!

Then got home and worked on the pan some more. Got the rear suspension/tranny out. Started to clean and prep it for some Por15.



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Post  Copper1982 on Tue 7 Jun - 1:02

Looks great! Post up some of the split pics
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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 7 Jun - 2:59

Copper1982 wrote:Looks great! Post up some of the split pics

He's gonna have to contact the owner to do that...well, new pics at least. Shocked
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Post  joebug1951 on Tue 7 Jun - 8:08

Copper1982 wrote:Looks great! Post up some of the split pics


I sold the split a few months ago, but I do have a ton of pics from when I owned it.

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Post  joebug1951 on Sun 12 Jun - 22:13

Got a little done this weekend.




Started to get the seat frames ready




Rear bottom seat:



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Post  Copper1982 on Mon 13 Jun - 0:28

Who did the upholistry joe? Back seat looks great.
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Post  joebug1951 on Mon 13 Jun - 7:48

Copper1982 wrote:Who did the upholistry joe? Back seat looks great.

I did the upholstry, I love doing interior....

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Post  Blue Totoro on Tue 14 Jun - 0:39

Looks good, Joe. Keep up the good work...you got some new door panels?
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Post  joebug1951 on Tue 14 Jun - 13:39

Blue Totoro wrote:Looks good, Joe. Keep up the good work...you got some new door panels?


Thanks Brian, I plan on getting some new door panels, just havent ordered them yet. The ones in the car will clean up like new but have been replaced before. The pocket is on the wrong side and someone drove 2 screws through one. Gotta order them soon, because they dont stock them in rhd, so its about a 3 week wait for them to be made. I'll get them ordered soon.

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Post  joebug1951 on Wed 15 Jun - 23:08




Pan is ready to be put back together, just gotta clean the tranny and paint the axle tubes.




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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 16 Jun - 0:36

Pan looks killer Joe. Nice collection you got going there. Cool

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Post  joebug1951 on Fri 24 Jun - 23:43

Thanks Steve...


Got the door braces today so I could weld in the supports, and they sent the wrong damn braces Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad








So much for getting the supports welded in this weekend Sad

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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 25 Jun - 1:20


Screw it, got bored and did up a seat back:



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Post  glenn hicks on Sat 25 Jun - 7:45

seat looks awesome. guess i know who i need to come to now for advice on covering my own.
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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 25 Jun - 13:53

glenn hicks wrote:seat looks awesome. guess i know who i need to come to now for advice on covering my own.


Let me know when your ready and I'll give you some pretty cool tricks of the trade. I definately recommend using the WW coconut seat pads!!!

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Post  Slow Steve on Sat 25 Jun - 14:32

Tight Joe! Do you make your own patterns, because Kelly Just went to go get some material for the bus seats? I would hate to have to buy one for a bus and one for a bug just for one bus Laughing

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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 25 Jun - 21:58

Slow Steve wrote:Tight Joe! Do you make your own patterns, because Kelly Just went to go get some material for the bus seats? I would hate to have to buy one for a bus and one for a bug just for one bus Laughing

No, it's a TMI kit. I can and have made my own. If you have the seat covers that came out of your car I can take them apart and stitch up new stuff. I only used a kit because I want the car to look as OG as possible so I got the heat pleated OG gray that originally came in the car.

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Post  Slow Steve on Mon 27 Jun - 0:10

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Slow Steve wrote:Tight Joe! Do you make your own patterns, because Kelly Just went to go get some material for the bus seats? I would hate to have to buy one for a bus and one for a bug just for one bus Laughing

No, it's a TMI kit. I can and have made my own. If you have the seat covers that came out of your car I can take them apart and stitch up new stuff. I only used a kit because I want the car to look as OG as possible so I got the heat pleated OG gray that originally came in the car.

Does look pretty sweet. I don't have the originals, but thanks for the offer. I'll see if I can get some from somebody.

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Post  joebug1951 on Thu 30 Jun - 23:11

Got the right door braces today, so I hope to get the supports welded in and get the body back on the pan REAL soon! Got all the front suspension stripped, cleaned and painted. Sent my carriers to Widefive and had them reamed, then new king and link pins installed with the dropped spindles. Pics soon.....

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