My 65 Beetle Leela

Page 1 of 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

Go down

My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:07 pm

Out with the old and in with the older

pics as of it rolling into the house,

progress has already begun. the battery tray was gone. I cut a peice and thats fixed, found 2 more small holes. fixing those tomorrow. then coating the entire floor with a truck bed liner.
spent most the afternoon figuriing out a the drivers side window regulator and stripping the floors with screw drivers and a wire wheel on the grinder.

















these pics are before any work begun,,
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:09 pm

Nice patina!

_________________
1958 Euro Beetle "Raggedy Anne"
1961 Beetle "Old Blue"
1964 Beetle "Pat"
1966 Chevy C10 swb fleetside
1967 Black Friday Bus

Bryce
avatar
Attorney Isaiah Loophole
Dub General

Number of posts : 4934
Age : 32
Location : Griffin, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://forum.georgiadubs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by rpm750 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:52 am

Polish that baby up and leave it like that! Perfect patina!
avatar
rpm750
Dub God

Number of posts : 2258
Age : 54
Location : Out in the shop.
Registration date : 2008-11-11

View user profile http://forum.georgiadubs.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:30 pm
























avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:30 pm

the patina is staying!
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by peregrine67 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:20 pm

86vwgti8v wrote:the patina is staying!
Good to hear. Saw this baby on Craigslist. I was really hoping the next owner would keep it.
avatar
peregrine67
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1343
Age : 51
Location : Lilburn, Ga
Registration date : 2010-01-27

View user profile http://freephilosophicaldiscussions.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by vwtattooed on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:39 pm

congrats....welcome to the aircooled world!....needs some pink wheels to be cool tho! Wink
avatar
vwtattooed
Complete Dub Addict

Number of posts : 798
Location : griffin
Registration date : 2009-02-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:03 am

I'm goin lavender..something different. And keep with the purple cabby theme.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:07 pm



40 horse single port.
It's getting refreshed, plugs, points, wires, oil. New muffler and tips
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:09 am

dang it has 2 coils it must have some power or a flame thrower lol
avatar
DOODLE BUGG
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1643
Age : 38
Location : logainville
Registration date : 2008-12-01

View user profile http://bugglife.com

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by drewBAKER on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:11 pm

looking good man.
avatar
drewBAKER
Dub Crazy

Number of posts : 707
Age : 26
Location : Dallas
Registration date : 2009-02-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:18 pm





Thank you...its making progress.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:05 pm

What was the point of stripping those fenders? Why not bang the ones out that are on the car?

_________________
1958 Euro Beetle "Raggedy Anne"
1961 Beetle "Old Blue"
1964 Beetle "Pat"
1966 Chevy C10 swb fleetside
1967 Black Friday Bus

Bryce
avatar
Attorney Isaiah Loophole
Dub General

Number of posts : 4934
Age : 32
Location : Griffin, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://forum.georgiadubs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:07 am

I am going to try. I have never done ANY type of body work but after taking with a few others, apperently beating the dents out is very do-able.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:57 am

Awesome! Keep up the pictures coming!

_________________
1958 Euro Beetle "Raggedy Anne"
1961 Beetle "Old Blue"
1964 Beetle "Pat"
1966 Chevy C10 swb fleetside
1967 Black Friday Bus

Bryce
avatar
Attorney Isaiah Loophole
Dub General

Number of posts : 4934
Age : 32
Location : Griffin, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://forum.georgiadubs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by fluxcap on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:59 am

Just realized this is the barnfind "64" from the heads-up section. Looks like it was a 65 afterall! Looks like a great project.

_________________
eric

It's like, how much more black could this be, and the answer is none.......none more black.

1962 ragtop beetle
1966 camper bus - Bocephus
avatar
fluxcap
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 3855
Location : Newnan, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:38 am

That is indeed my car. And its a 65. I found it on samba listed as a 62.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:49 pm

avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:36 pm


MaSter cylinder will be in monday.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:06 pm

what a day,

I come back from vacation and found my floor boards flooded. the front and rear windows are leaking bad.

so, I applied seam sealer to the underside of the pan, sprayed that with the same rubberized stuff I sprayed on the top half of the floors.

I removed the rear bumper...sigh....broke bolts...



I will tend to that tomorrow.

then I removed the fender to beat the dents out....sigh...more broke bolts...3 broke and 1 that the nut gave up and had to be cut out..



But I did however get the fender beat out really nicely...







that was the least of the 2 but the other might be do_able as well.

heres a pic of the bad fender and a test run of the new wheels...I likey!


avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Grifspop on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:53 pm

Hit those old bolts with P.B. Blaster and you'll break fewer bolts

Looks good, I like the chromie wheels


avatar
Grifspop
Dub God

Number of posts : 2323
Location : Someplace you wouldn't think to look
Registration date : 2009-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by loves trim on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:03 am

you got that thing on the road yet? Looks like its going to be a cool ride.

loves trim
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 258
Location : locust grove
Registration date : 2011-02-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:39 am

Nah man. Just finished going threw the motor yesterday. Master cylinder came in monday. Gotta order my droped spindles tomorrow. Hopefully bringing it to sowo. Most the money had been spent, now I need to put it together.
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:05 pm









Little dirty but you get the idea! I do have 2 seats but neglected to take a pic of the second...
avatar
86vwgti8v
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 317
Location : Greenville sc
Registration date : 2011-03-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:26 pm

Grifspop wrote:Hit those old bolts with P.B. Blaster and you'll break fewer bolts
x2

I've had to soak a bunch of bolts overnight with that stuff. it works like a charm.
avatar
peregrine67
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1343
Age : 51
Location : Lilburn, Ga
Registration date : 2010-01-27

View user profile http://freephilosophicaldiscussions.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum