Pat KModeratorJuly 9, 2020 at 9:47 amPost count: 2204
My son, Riley , and I have been picking away at this the last few months. He turns 16 this year, so we stepped it up over summer break to get done before gets his license.
First we got it running. After a compression check we yanked the motor, pulled the worn out p’s & c’s, checked everything over, cleaned up the heads then put it all back together with fresh jugs and slugs.
We went through all of the wiring next. We took it for a drive and then parked it for a while.
When we got back to it we built a 4” narrowed beam.
Out with the old in with the cool!!
We pulled the removables except for the doors and started bodywork about 3 weeks ago. Fenders were first. Shaved the turn signals.
Hood and deck lid followed.
Last week we laid 3 coats of color on the removables. Say hello to L 630 Cobalt Blue!!!
We will build it if it comes.WillyModeratorJuly 9, 2020 at 10:28 amPost count: 1467
Oh shit the attitude adjustment on that thing turned out SWEET!! Nice work Riley and Pat!ryans65ParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 11:12 amPost count: 151
My dad had a 72 super in that same blue, he could have brought home a new ferrari and we still would have wanted to ride in that bug. Your son will remember these times for the rest of his life that’s for sure.PeteParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 11:20 amPost count: 1031
Very cool project! Riley is going to have a great first car. Awesome memories you guys are making together.BBWBParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 11:41 amPost count: 1116
Nice team work. Reminds me of me, and my dad at that age.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.WAY2COOLParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 6:16 pmPost count: 337
Congrats Pat and Riley on a great project.
I’m sure the end result will bring huge satisfaction for both of you guys
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysRustabusParticipantJuly 9, 2020 at 7:39 pmPost count: 2390
Aw Hell Yeah!!!!!! Nice Work Pat!!!!!!!tlambertParticipantJuly 10, 2020 at 8:16 amPost count: 451
Great to see you doing a father/son project together.
He will never forget it.
I did an S10 blazer with my son when he was in high school. He is now 32 and won’t let the blazer go.
TimJasonSParticipantJuly 10, 2020 at 8:26 amPost count: 216
That is AWESOME! Congrats on a killer first car. 1969/70 are my favorite late model beetle, probably because my first car was a 1969 convertible beetle. I did the same thing working on it with my dad and many other VW projects over the years.
He has a great dad that knows how to build it right! Great to see the future generation taking interest and learning to carry the torch. These moments he will never forget and I am sure there will be many more future projects together.John JonesModeratorJuly 10, 2020 at 11:01 amPost count: 8229
What a cool project… I’ve been watching these two widdleaway at it! I didn’t even notice the were painting it till just the other day! Oh Riley. You are gonna have the coolest car in the parking lot! Narrowed, lowered, and I love them 914 wheels!!! All shiney and nice…… and having a hands on approach like you have had all along😁. Your going to better understand how your car works, and have a much better chance than the average joe at fixing it on the side of the road, which we all is inevitable. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
congrats on such an awesome first ride!! I bet you about wash the paint off of it the first year😁😁😁😁Baja MarkParticipantJuly 10, 2020 at 5:26 pmPost count: 450
So awesome Pat and Riley; I loved this car when I was out at KCW – reminded me a bit of my old ‘68 sunroof I shouldn’t have sold.
I also see an old guy a lot at the supermarket with his Cobalt blue 69 – great colour!Riley KParticipantJuly 10, 2020 at 8:00 pmPost count: 31
Yeah I can’t wait to get my drivers license! Then I’ll feel like the work I put in really paid off. I’ve really had fun building this and learning how to bodywork!
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