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1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:25 pm

May get in over my head at times. Hope I can get some answers from other VDub fanatics.



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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:05 pm

Cool project! If you need any help I am in Zebulon but I work in locust grove. Hope to see it on the road!

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by rpm750 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Is that the worst spot at the Drivers Quarter? If that is all you have to replace on the body then you got a nice project. Pans, those look typical to me, very easy fix. Most replaced part on any VW model!
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:31 pm

yes thats the worst spot and the luggage shelf
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by fluxcap on Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:35 pm

Great project man! Be sure and post lots of pics as you go.

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Grifspop on Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:29 am

If that were mine, I probably would have welded some steel bars across the top of the door openings before pulling the body off the pan. It would add some rigidity without relying on the heater channels and convertable support rails, and you could cut them off once the body and pan are reunited. Just my two cents worth, but I certainly wish you the best on your upcoming restoration!
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by DiggerD on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:39 pm

I will be following this for sure!! The wife is wanting an early vert and with the prices they are wanting for them, I will probably find a project like this to keep it somewhat affordable!! Shocked
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:32 pm

Finally after 6 months. Got shop finished and able to start on the car. Cut pans out and getting ready to put new ones in. Then sandblast and paint.


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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:40 pm

Nice work!

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 56rag on Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:45 pm

I have a pretty nice package tray and other goodies you need for that car.
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:25 pm

Got the front beam and suspension off to install the narrowed adjustable beam i got from bryce and started pulling the rear off when i find that the torsion beam had been bent then pulled back and welded back only problem is that it is offset about 1 in. from the other side. So called jeff and will be getting a pan from him so looks like I'm back at the starting line again.





Also pulled the motor out of my daughter's bug....

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63 Vert

Post by Rob B on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:26 pm

Hello from Ohio!
I just wanted to say hi. I ran across your Forum found it to be a great place to stop for a while. I also have a 63 vert that has been a project of mine for many years. It is Finally going to hit the road this summer. I'll try and add a pic. When I started it looked very similar to your new project. If you need any info I'll do what I can to help out. Best of luck! Rob

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by atye on Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:58 am

That car looks a lot less "crusty" than what I am driving!
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Good luck and keep the pics coming!
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:36 pm

Finally got back on the bug.Got the body off the donor pan and cut the pans out and moved it into shop to get it cleaned up and put the new pans in........ More to come





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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:05 pm

Got front end off, engine and transmission off. Got a little rust to fix. Then install new pans, sandblast, and paint. HOPE to have ready for bug-a-paluza........... 2011!





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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by cantrell2626 on Tue May 25, 2010 4:46 pm

Thank u for keeping that vw con alive. I have the same project its a 67. I will post pic, you are doing a very good job. Have fun Very Happy
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Updated Photos...

Post by 63buggin on Mon May 31, 2010 8:55 pm

Built a rotisserie this weekend. Set bug on it to make sure it worked... then put the bug back on the ground till I get the door openings braced. Also, got the floor pans in. Hopefully more to come soon.............



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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:46 pm

Got it sandblasted and primed over the weekend. Now comes the fun part............. beam, disc brakes, brake lines, etc..........













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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Nice!

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by zabo on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:39 am

looking good man!
-those heater knobs are a bitch to get off Very Happy
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by 63buggin on Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:26 pm



Finally got back on the bug - undercoated frame, finished paint on the pans and tunnel. 4 inch adjustable narrowed beam 2 1/2 inch dropped spindle new master cylinder and steering box.



now to put all new cables and brake lines and install pedal assembly



getting ready to install new rear disc brakes and tranny



got door braces installed

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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Rusty62 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:02 am

Looking good dude! Can't wait to see some work done. Keep it up. Cool
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Re: 1963 Vert Restore

Post by Evilrduck on Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:48 am

Thumbs up to you sir
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