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Post by GritsGal61 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am

So if you havent seen "Eeva" shes the 61 i got from cali. i have ellie off her pan and i will be switching bodies with eeva. so ellie is pretty much gonna be a 61 soon. this is ellie from day one:

January 27, 2009:

Well last night i was lurking on craigslist before i went to bed and i saw a post for 3 vw cars for parts.. a 70 bug(with engine), a early 70's ghia (no engine) and a 65 bug (with engine) I emailed the guy a couple times and i called him in the morning. He said he was bombarded with emails and i was the first to call. He said the 65 was yellow and he wasnt sure it was a 65. i had this "feeling" it was beryl green..cuz he said it was a yellow-greenish. well well well

when we got there and i saw the interior i had to find all my power to shut the hell up and not scream and jump for joy. Shes pretty solid, on like some surface rust on the outside. she was sittin in a storage unit for 30 years. She definitely needs some dents pulled out on the body but we have all the tools and machines to do that. I need a hood and a right rear fender. i have a feeling ill be looking for a while but it will be worth it. I havent even brought her home yet and i gotta post this!

Im gonna get some more pics when i get her home and clean her all up.

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this is when we brought her home
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before i cleaned her out
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easy off!

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easy-off and i pounded out the rear fender. (im gonna put together a before/after photo)
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got her pretty clean inside

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pretty nice front end
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in the backseat there were 30 year old cigs! (there still there, i havent emptied it-i dont know if i will)
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Recently:

we got her a hood, not the correct one, but it will do for now! better than no hood! if ANYONE has or knows of beryl hood, let me know!!!!

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easy offed of course

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and decklid

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then i got really antsy and wanted to pull out her front end

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before

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after

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this stuff does wonders

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seats in and nice and comfy!

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before i attacked it

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after

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before
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a little better

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pulled her body off her pan!

shes nakey!

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cleaning the beam so it can get cut.


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now i am anxious bounce to get to NC so i can work on her, cuz davids bus is done. THANK GOD!!


dyin over here! Sad

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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:30 pm

This is a very cool find. Hope to see it out sometime.
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Post by rpm750 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:36 pm

Please give the Easy-Off process. I need to remove some respray but I don't want to kill what is under it.

Thanks

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Post by GritsGal61 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:01 am

ok you gotta find the easy off that has NO scent. which is REALLY hard now because its like it disappeared. you can buy it on amazon. that stuff is the best. the fresh scent KIND OF works but it takes longer. maybe thats what you need because it doesnt look like you have a thick layer of paint to get through. if its spray paint it should come off easy.

your gonna wanna be out of direct sunlight and make sure the car is dry. wear long sleeves and pants so the easy off doesnt burn your skin. (trust me, it sucks) youre then gonna spray easy off on a ok size section, say like the door, and only spray on what you want removed (aka spray paint) you wanna leave it on there for a while till it looks like its bubbling and pulling up paint. u will know when its really working because you can scratch a little area off and it like rubs/peels off. make sure youhave a water hose on and ready to spray. theres nothing like leaving it on too long and it goes to metal. Sad

use a hard bristled brush too.

easy off is the only brand that works. ive used all the off brands and for some reason there is something in the easy off that works.
the original stuff is the hard core stuff...good luck finding it!

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Post by GritsGal61 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:40 pm

cut a hole in her roof this weekend!


RAGTOP! WOOT WOOT!

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Post by Rusty62 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:46 am

Looking good! Keep the pics coming. Cool
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Post by 70VWKG on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:55 pm

Ellie 61/62 Bug Panoff

this is about the sexiest pic i've seen in a long time. Wink
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Post by GritsGal61 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 pm

MAJOR UPDATE!!

o boy o boy o boy!!


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next: put ragtop together, finish tie rods, put seats in, then cruise her around! Still need to get some mats. Dont have the extra flow for carpet and a headliner. waitin for that tax return! Very Happy


That was this weekend, this was today:

painted the hood, ragtop, apron, and other little spots.

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(carpet/mats will cover everything else) Did this to both sides

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painted the bottom "v' between the door and fender

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front apron all nice n perty

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hood all perfect. gonna be wet sanding it someday in the future to faketina it to match the rest of the car. i will def post pics on that. this hood will do till i find an og one.

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so a little set back today. 40H was running good on a 12v battery, but we got the 6v we needed. then it wouldnt start! turns out there was a 12v starter! sooo now gotta get that 6v bushing and a 6v starter, which of course found one for $39.99 at autozone. cant beat that. anyone use those starters before? gonna check out some mats from a buddy tomorrow, hopefully there not too torn up, right now i dont even care cuz i need some asap!!


welp, thanks for checkin out my progress folks! Very Happy




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Post by 56rag on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:04 pm

You will like the mats, they need a good cleaning but they will look cool.
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Post by Boom on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:31 pm

if it has a 12v starter then unless they changed the pinion on the starter then you have a 12v flywheel as well. in order to keep six volts you will have to change the pinion as well
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Post by GritsGal61 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:56 pm

Boom wrote:if it has a 12v starter then unless they changed the pinion on the starter then you have a 12v flywheel as well. in order to keep six volts you will have to change the pinion as well

the starter sounded a little funny, the flywheel is correct for a 6v...it was all a weird setup! Rolling Eyes

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Post by GritsGal61 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:51 pm

fake-tina-ed the hood today, blended all paint, got the ragtop in, window in, new 6v starter (and bushing!) in(pulled motor and all!), put the rear seat in...i think thats about it! took me HOURS to do that hood!! but it looks great!

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^^^^^^come on rust!!!! ^^^^^

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taddaaa!!!

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i dont know about you, but i cant stop staring at her!!

tomorrow: tie rods, seats, headlights, and other electrical stuff.

hopefully i will have my first cruise with her and her first cruise in over 25 years tomorrow night! ahhh!!!! Shocked

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Post by callahan on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:19 pm

GritsGal61 wrote:Ellie 61/62 Bug IMAG0114

taddaaa!!!



hahaha nice!
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Post by zabo on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:33 pm

looks great
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Post by Boom on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:48 pm

I love those wheels, I am getting some soon from Randee are they his?
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Post by zabo on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:22 pm

bleach works but if you need rust faster try mixing some hydrogen peroxide, salt and vinegar together and spray on.
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Post by rpm750 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:53 pm

Holy Shit this car has come a long ways, lookin SWEEEEEEET!
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Post by GritsGal61 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:50 pm


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Post by GritsGal61 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 pm

forgot to add this:


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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:31 pm

Awesome... Cool
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:53 pm

Wow, that car's come a long way!! Looks good!
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Post by drewBAKER on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:43 pm

lucky duck.
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