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    Posted: 06 October 2009 at 11:18pm
Got myself a 1962 bug and a porsche covin 911 replica for an exchange for my 1973 39k miler bug. Sold the covin, so let the project begin...
 
 
 
 
 
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Oval window section has been grafted in, but in the long run will return to larger rear window and ragtop.
 
 
 


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got a type 3 1.6 twin carb to go with car.
 
 
 
 
 
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So on with the work, got panels stripped off,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 October 2009 at 11:49pm
Had previous welding repairs but solid enough for a 62.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Off to my mate's workshop so i can prep and paint it.
 
 
 
 
 
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Almost bare metalling and sanding the ends off my fingers,
 
 
 
Masked up, blown over and cleaned,
 
 
 
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On with the paint then (pic quality not the best)
 
 
 
 
 
Starting the black
 
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Nice!! Was this Bus Stop Gregs Bug???
 
All the very best with you bug.
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looking good and looked a good starting bug project.
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Nice project and welcome to the forum.

Take it the oval window is staying then?

When you convert the type 3 engine to upright fan I could be interested in doing a deal on the type 3 bits.

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Bug belonged to a mate in airdrie, not sure of it's origin.
It has excellent rain gutters and doors shut as they are supposed to, so good signs of a decent shell straight away.
Dave, you probably remember me, Stevie W's mate that used to have the grey 62 bug. Not that bothered bout fitting the type 3, would do a deal with u for a smaller type 1 engine and bits that i need if u have them, i need a windscreen and set of window rubbers.
Keeping car as an oval until i find a 62 rear window doner section to graft in and a correct year rag top.
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Back to the painting....
 
 
 
 
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If anyone has the parts i'm after gimmee a call or text, it's Si on 07763119188, cheers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Left the car overnight to dry in unit.
Back the next night to collect with truck.
 
 
 
 
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Not the perfect respray, but only to get the bug on the road and useable till i find the donor window frame and ragtop to graft in.
With a good flattening and polish it will look half decent.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Now need to turn my attention to the interior.
 
 
 
 
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Anybody got two decent off white/cream front standard bug seats?
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The rear window looks like a decent job! Why do you want rid of it?
Looks like a good project!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2009 at 9:57pm
Not really a fan of ovals, never will be an oval due to the dash and semafores, and tbh i prefer the 62 rear window and correct decklid.
Plus always fancied a ragtop.
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Rear window section is genuine oval metal grafted in, really good job, whoever converted it.
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need a windscreen if anyone has one?? Si on 07763119188
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Got the seats, Gte recaros (cheers Davie). Dave C is sorting the wheels for me - wide 5 steels which i'm gonna get banded and powdercoated.
Desperate for a windscreen for 1962 bug if anyone can help.
Also window rubbers, need: 1962 windscreen rubber, 1962 quarter window rubbers, and an oval rear window rubber.
Tried up and down the country for windscreen (Bugjam and Action incl.), so any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers Voilksfolks.
Si on 07763119188.
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Got the 5 stud wheels now (cheers Dave C).
Windscreen is holding me back, might have to resort to perspex, not ideal - but needs must Ermm
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5 stud wheels  beginning the process of refurbishing and modification.
 
Need shotblasted.
 
Wheels are rusty and need to sort kerbing damage.
 
Got 4, need a 5th one if anyone has one, Si on 07763119188.
 
Wheels to be banded / widened at least 2 inches.
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