'67 Java Green Bug

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'67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:14 am

Saw this on the local Craigslist and couldn't pass it up. A military member was needing to unload it so I took it for a scary test drive and struck a deal.

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It has a simple cut and turn in the front, 1600dp and the body looks very dry. I'm going to fix some basic things to be more road worthy and then just drive while I fix. I prefer that over something that will be immobile for a year or more. It's got great patina and I will post progress as I go.

Got it home next to her taller fatter sister.

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I wish someone hadn't sanded the decklid. ](*,) I'll be on the lookout for another og paint one or perhaps a holy grail vert one.

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Needs interior very badly, But the dash is nice and uncut.

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All four corners are nice and dry.

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So during the scary test drive I noticed the brakes were way out of adjustment and so was the clutch. I got it home and put a jack under it, The fronts were so far out of adjustment it was on stopping on the rears. This was the guys daily driver! The front shoes were really thin so I ordered new ones. Next was the clutch issue, It is really hard to depress and the cable had two washers on it and all the adjustment was taken used up so I ordered a new cable and a spare as well. You can also see a spacer on the top engine bolt.

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The infamous 34pict with a 009 and a fuel filter in the engine compartment to boot. #-o I'll fix all of that.


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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby rustabus » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:22 am

Looks like it's only gonna take a little tuning to make it a great daily driver!!!! Smile

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:09 pm

rustabus wrote:Looks like it's only gonna take a little tuning to make it a great daily driver!!!! Smile


Why did you have to go and jinx me like that! LOL


The original plan was to adjust the brakes and clutch cable and drive it with full intention of replacing the battery and seat section of the pan soon after. Now I'm changing the pan first and I pulled the seats and insulation for a through cleaning and brush on rust converter where needed and a coat of paint.

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After a wire wheel, wire brush, shopvac, and a wipe down, I applied a coat of rust converter. The metal looks to be in good shape.

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I have had a green dot Talbot mirror since 2003 and I may use it on this Bug, I have always loved Talbot mirrors.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:21 pm

Most mid life crisis guys buy a Corvette, I saw the '67 on Craigslist and it made me miss my old '67 Bug that was very incorrect for a 1967 Bug. The Java Green '67 will be similar but more correct.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby GTV » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:47 pm

Keep an eye out for a drivers fender too, that one is a repop. 67 is the best year!
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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:15 pm

GTV wrote:Keep an eye out for a drivers fender too, that one is a repop. 67 is the best year!

Good eye man, I just noticed the difference in the horn grill hight.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:29 pm

During the test drive I noticed the shifter was a little sloppy. I popped the shift coupler inspection cover off and found this, Someone had stuffed the rear section with foam and the forward bushing had traveled all the way to the back. ](*,)

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby Shanman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:33 pm

WTF?

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby Franz » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:39 am

It a Pacific Northwest thing to spray that foam in every nook and crannie? We have 3 guys on these forums right now removing this stuff.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby LooseNuts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:42 pm

Franz wrote:It a Pacific Northwest thing to spray that foam in every nook and crannie? We have 3 guys on these forums right now removing this stuff.

I've never heard of this PNW thing. :-k


LOL might need to foam the oval now \:D/
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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:57 am

Franz wrote:It a Pacific Northwest thing to spray that foam in every nook and crannie? We have 3 guys on these forums right now removing this stuff.

It's not spray foam, It is the type from a piece of furniture. When I pull the shift rod to replace the bushing then it should come right out.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby vwfool » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:12 am

Lucky it's furniture foam. Spray foam is evil as all hell ](*,)

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:22 am

Got a few parts in yesterday, Pan half, Rear window gasket, Shift rod bushing, Front brakes, And the proper length clutch cable.

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Last night I started with the rear window gasket because it's leaking into the car. I crawled in the back and pushed with my shoulder and got it to move, But I thought I would push a little more before going to the outside to finish and it popped out onto the ground KABLOOIE! #-o #-o

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I already located a window for free about an hour away that I'm getting this afternoon. I eventually want to find the right one without the defrost grid but this will work for now.

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:57 am

Picked up the new window yesterday and popped it in. I cleaned the frame and waxed the paint around it before installing. Just making it easier on myself later.

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Next I pulled the shift rod out to change the fwd bushing. I'm also going to replace the hanger bracket for it too. Note all the sunflower seed shells.

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I pulled all the dreaded foam out of the rear section of the pan. I'm guessing the shifter rattled a speed and that was someone's fix. The second pic shows the bottom of the foam and the moisture it held working on returning the steel back to mother natures original version.

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Another shot of the tunnel, I'm going to clean it out and use this paint product to coat it.
http://www.eastwood.com/internal-frame- ... le-qt.html

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Re: '67 Java Green Bug

Postby sixfootdan » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:32 pm

Still cleaning the tunnel out with a combination of air and a shop vac.

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Had a few beers when I got home and then went out in the Laboratory and had a few more and almost made a HUGE mistake installing the shifter bracket, The camera is pointing forward. [-X

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I flipped it around and welded it in.

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I actually get a 2 day weekend so I am going to work on the pan half replacement in the morning.

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