problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
11/10/23 9:51 a.m.

That Guy would be me.  I'm that guy who has had an old beetle rotting in the driveway for 20yrs that he swears he'll "fix up one day".

It sat back there since we moved into this house.  The car is my best friend's first car and all those years ago, I said I'd help him get it roadworthy.  All it really needed was floors.  Life, procrastination, and distractions got in the way as they always do.

 

For whatever reason, a few weeks ago, a switch flipped in my head, and now the car is on the front burner, not the back.

 

 

h​ang in there little buddy, we'll ​​​​​get you fixed up!

 

Stay tuned!

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
11/10/23 10:55 a.m.

I have a 71 bug in my driveway , I "just" need to put the fuel pump and distributor back in and it should run again , we  grabbed those parts years ago to get my buddies 69 double cab running.....

Good luck with your project :)

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/10/23 2:04 p.m.

In!

problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
11/11/23 1:47 p.m.

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The easy part.

The pO's repairs are almost as ugly as the repairs I'll be making...

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Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/11/23 1:51 p.m.

Subscribed. 

problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
11/11/23 2:03 p.m.

I'm throwing up some YT shorts while I'm at it.

 

 

 

problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
11/12/23 8:16 a.m.

Do u like patina?  Cuz we gots patina:

 

problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
11/12/23 12:09 p.m.

And, do you like horror?  Cuz we also have plenty of horror.  o_0

 

 

I know I should run away screaming at this point.  But I think I'm just going to weld some sheet metal back in and run some longer bolts up from the pan through to the top of the "rockers".  It'll be worlds better than the fiberglass and spray foam repairs the PO did.

Besides, I need the welding practice lol

 

 

MiniDave
MiniDave HalfDork
11/12/23 1:26 p.m.

I dunno......unless you think it will just end up on a scrapheap, I would fix it right. I've never regretted doing a proper repair vs a bodge......

rustyvw
rustyvw GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/12/23 5:07 p.m.

New heater channels aren't terribly expensive.  I would go ahead and do it as correctly as you can.

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/5/23 8:05 a.m.

What does the DF Kit Car VW chassis cost?  Anyone heard news on that?  aH ha!  fOUND IT.

https://www.doylemw.com/about-redub

With the above chassis you would need a Mk 7 GTi for the drive train and so forth.

And $12,995

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/5/23 10:35 a.m.

For half that cost......

...you could buy a GTi and drape the VW bod over it.

problemaddict
problemaddict HalfDork
12/18/23 9:52 a.m.

I cut out so much metal I got overwhelmed and thought about throwing in the towel.  So, I switched gears and spent some time on the mechanicals.  

This Saturday, I got it running, idling, and moving thru first, second, and reverse!

I feel reassured and will start back in on the metal repair after the holidays.

 

slefain
slefain UltimaDork
12/18/23 11:04 a.m.

Bravo on  the rescue! Some bastard I know has a cherry '69 Olds Delta 88 crammed in his garage for no reason other than it needs tires and an alignment. Hopefully he sees this thread and finally does something about it. Until then I'm just going to drink his beer and wear his socks.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
12/18/23 11:31 a.m.

Always great to get an old motor running after sitting for years :)

VWs seem to be able to sit for a long time and still start with fresh gas and a strong battery !

 

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Dork
12/18/23 12:52 p.m.

I don't know if that can be considered 'patina' or 'eco-system' either way, I am in!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/18/23 7:37 p.m.
slefain said:

Bravo on  the rescue! Some bastard I know has a cherry '69 Olds Delta 88 crammed in his garage for no reason other than it needs tires and an alignment. Hopefully he sees this thread and finally does something about it. Until then I'm just going to drink his beer and wear his socks.

Try sleeping with his wife. That might motivate him!

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
12/18/23 8:23 p.m.

Wow. This looks like a fun project.

twentyover
twentyover GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/18/23 9:06 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
slefain said:

Bravo on  the rescue! Some bastard I know has a cherry '69 Olds Delta 88 crammed in his garage for no reason other than it needs tires and an alignment. Hopefully he sees this thread and finally does something about it. Until then I'm just going to drink his beer and wear his socks.

Try sleeping with his wife. That might motivate him!

jimbob_racing said:

Wow. This looks like a fun project.

Getting the bug running, or sleeping with his wife? Or both?

Or should I delete this post for bad taste?

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