67 Wrong Side Driver

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  • Pat K
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    This is going to be cool. State required buff job coming up?

    Leave the junk paint as is… IMG_0431

    Do they inspect your buff job before u can get it registered?

    John Jones
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    This is going to be cool. State required buff job coming up?

    Leave the junk paint as is… IMG_0431

    Do they inspect your buff job before u can get it registered?

     

    THATS fucking funny!!!!!! LOL  😎

    Critter1
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    Fuck yes there’s a state of California mandated buff job coming up! Requirement on all 67 and older bullshit reaprays! I think there’s a check box on the registration somewhere. ✔️

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    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Critter1
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    Justin what car are those rims from?

    They’re the rims I pulled off my Notchback. Porsche steelies 5.5s & 4.5s

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    tlambert
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    Ah. They should look cool.

    Rustabus
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    Love the direction of this build!!! Gonna be Awesome!!! Always wanted a RHD!!! 🙂 🙂

    Critter1
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    Love the direction of this build!!! Gonna be Awesome!!! Always wanted a RHD!!! ? ?

    I wouldn’t say I’ve always wanted one. Never really thought about it. I’d pretty much written off ever owning a split bus or split bug, and figured i’d just be on the lookout for something unique. I’ve always loved 67s so this was a slam dunk.

    I haven’t been this excited about a project in a while. Even more excited than when I started the Notch. Probably because with a bug, everything is available and doable. There’s no bullshit Type-3 guess work. Also, it’s a driver and not a pan off nut and bolt job. Fuck that shit! My other 67 bug is like that and it’s been stalled out for YEARS. I’m about over it really. You can bet I’ll be stealing small parts and rubber from those stash boxes! Already have… Rubber is something that can be bought whenever you need it… so if I have it in hand now, I’m gonna use it!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Franz
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    Way more fun to tinker on a good machine then it is to take every nut and bolt out for a full resto.

    curbo
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    ???? wise words there Franz

    John Jones
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    Love the direction of this build!!! Gonna be Awesome!!! Always wanted a RHD!!! ? ?

    I wouldn’t say I’ve always wanted one. Never really thought about it. I’d pretty much written off ever owning a split bus or split bug, and figured i’d just be on the lookout for something unique. I’ve always loved 67s so this was a slam dunk. I haven’t been this excited about a project in a while. Even more excited than when I started the Notch. Probably because with a bug, everything is available and doable. There’s no bullshit Type-3 guess work. Also, it’s a driver and not a pan off nut and bolt job. Fuck that shit! My other 67 bug is like that and it’s been stalled out for YEARS. I’m about over it really. You can bet I’ll be stealing small parts and rubber from those stash boxes! Already have… Rubber is something that can be bought whenever you need it… so if I have it in hand now, I’m gonna use it!

     

    Good on you Justin.. thats a hard feeling to get back sometimes…. That much drive feels awesome… 😎

    Critter1
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    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Franz
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    Nice. I need to do this repair on one of my cars.

    Critter1
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    I had to formulate some sort of plan for this thing. This is the order, since I want to keep it a driver the whole time I’m messing with it.

    1) Make it a driver as is. Some seals, tune up, adjustments, decent tires; etc.

    2) Rust repair. Both lower door hinge areas (drivers being the worst), package try area, some wheel well & rocker patches, rear window channel, rear floor sections…

    3) Suspension, discs and peppy engine.

    Typical type of car that may come into KCW for the full spa treatment… Literally everything was either way out of adjustment, installed improperly, never touched, wrong part, etc.. It had some square boxy master cylinder reservoir with the OG strap twisted around it to hold it loosly into place. Replaced it with an OG 67 reservoir. Replaced the bay window speedo cable with a correct RHD bug speedo cable from CIP1. New Boge shocks all around. It has all new brakes, but needed bled and adjusted. Theres still some sponginess in the rear. They wouldn’t bleed properly. Got them to work good enough for now. Rebuilt the 30 PICT carb, oil change, valves, timing, general once over on the motor. Turns out its a damn nice running 1500! Gave the car a quick hand job wax rub down to remove the oxidation. The baby blue respray looks as good as it can now… Sure wish it was down to the OG Zenith Blue. I’m not sure I want to tackle a full stripper job yet. The car came with smoothies and new Nexen 165s. I blasted a set of 67 wheels (with slots) and painted them up like original to replace the smoothies. Temporary until I swap to the 5×130… Replaced the roached steering wheel with a restored standard wheel I had. Rear view mirror was frozen and it had no outside mirror. Ordered both good used mirrors from the UK; on their way now. It had no glove box, ordered one from VW Heritage, repop fiberglass unit fit nicely. Replaced the roached pop-outs with a less rusty set with new seals. Every running board bolt was broke off.. That’s a job that takes longer than it should! Some new bulbs & misc wiring clean up as well.

    Once I got the car road worthy there was the rotten mess at the drivers lower hinge area (see above video). Of the rust on the car, this was the worst because of the structural integrity of it (or lack of it). The door had to come up more than an inch at the striker just to close. I’m no metal magician, but with the help of a friend, we got it handled. Installed upper and lower OS hinge pins and some door seals. It closes like butter now! Its not pretty or fogged in, just a shot of primer over the fix for now. Its functional and thats what I was after.

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Critter1
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    Deck lid before and after. Plate was screwed directly to the deck lid. Re-mounted it with the proper LP bracket and a plate frame from a local to me, but LONG AGO closed down dealership. Also swapped out the Volkswagen script for the Euro VW1500 script.

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    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Critter1
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    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

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