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Raudulfr
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:37 am    Post subject: Fix it or flog it Reply with quote

Hey all, I need to throw this out into the universe to get some SERIOUS feedback for our family.

We have the 66 coke bug that was built by a member here back in the day, and have been doing some investigating as to what its going to take to get her on the road.

Heater channels need to be replaced (anyone know of somebody/some place that could potentially do this work for us?) pulled out the carpets and discovered that they are bad up front.

Pan needs both rears done, haven't investigated the front.

Interior and the rest of the body other than the wheel wells that need a patch seems to be good.

My real question is, for anyone that has an opinion and I know you all do.... We are now discussing as a family if we are going to take on this project or sell her as a running 1300cc rat rod that needs some love and put the money in the back and put it toward another car that we can turn the key and enjoy WHILE doing some work on it.

I have never welded but am willing to learn and have a wire fed welder on loan from a kind neighbor. I don't want to see it go to the scrap yard, and would love to bring it back to life, yet don't have the budget to have a shop do ALL the work for me.

Thoughts? Or...anyone looking for a cool project as she may be up for sale...If you have an offer...PM me.

Thanks in advance.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well from what i have seen its not worth it. if it was pre 55 sure. do not expect to buy a safe family driver for $500.00 bucks anymore. you may not even get your money back as is. here is something you should go look at and drive home with, you will be miles ahead.http://www.usednanaimo.com/classified-ad/67-Volkswagen-Beetle_22450245
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a time frame to get the bug on the road? Why not try to get it road worthy/safe for next summer and enjoy the experience of building it yourself/kids etc. and learn everything along the way.

The club has had 'shop nights' before at members houses so don't rule that out.

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Raudulfr
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Fix it or flog it Reply with quote

no, we are not in any rush but would really like to enjoy it next summer. It makes my inner VW lover sad to think about it going to the scrap heap Sad I would love to bring it back and save it from becoming a Hyundai bumper.
The whole point of the car was to get us all involved and watch the transformation but the heater channels just have thrown me for a loop.

Anyone know of somebody that can do the heater channel work for us? If I get the parts?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. But it does take planning and patience. But most of all perseverance.

This looks like a decent video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGePWHSIvzg&list=PL589A91C17FAAED35

Or you can buy the video from here or better yet from Chris:

http://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-9606-DVD

You will need some extra sheet metal to make patches for nooks and crannies and there may well be some surprise rust but once you can weld (also not that hard) You can make it a very solid car again.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try contacting Island Air Cooled; He might be able to fit you and help you out.

Heater channels shouldn't be too costly, the pan to get repaired would cost a bit more.

Take your time, you can get it repaired so you will be able to enjoy it.
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