THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:16:15Z
Hi All

here's my'ginger'!! 😃 1956 Oval Convertible project.

came as a shell with the original hoodframe

as you can see it needs a bit of sand down, but it is only surface,was paint stripped and left in the elements by a previous owner! and is one of the most solid bugs i have seen in 20 years of bugging!...heater channels strenghtheners, rear h valance and inner wings are all solid!..
needs some minimal welding and panel reparwork but nothing drastic!

unfortunately lost its original pan, but i have a semi restored 62 pre suffix reg pan to put it on, and an original 30 horse 56 engine to fit.


anyway watch this space for progress pics!

adam

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THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:17:16Z
Hey all

check this link to this superbly restored original numbers, 1957 cabrio in the states!..great pics..enjoy!

http://www.nevintage.com/1957vert.htm 

cheers
adam
THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:17:56Z
now i'm back on resto duties!, here are a few more pics,

shell has a bit more rust in the sill strengtheners than i thought but nothing i can't handle!
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cleaned up
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same on the other side,
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some better views of the other areas, now she's on her side!

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also here's the rear quarter, which has been butchered by someone previously, i guess in order repair the creases and 'holes' in the rear quarter, caused apparently by buckshot when it was used for target practice while in the states!

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but i have a complete rear quarter to replace it with!.(thanks VWRobert!)

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and picked up some nice early doors too!(thanks again VWRobert!)

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keep watching, more pics and fnally some progress to come!
THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:19:14Z
Hi
quick update, finished cleaning rust off of scuttle/windscreen area, all by hand with mixture of hammerite rust remover wire brush, wire wool, course grade emery paper and a lot of elbow grease!!..big job and busy with work at the moment!..anyway here are a couple of pics of some the bare areas.,

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THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:20:16Z
Finally my genuine original rear oval vert rear window has arrived from the states in one piece!..in amazing condition for a 53 year old window!...needs new wood and rubber, but frame, glass and chrome strip is in amazing condition! 😃
real lucky find...except for the price :shock: ...well chuffed!..a long way off fitting it yet though!! :lol:
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THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:21:09Z
pushed the vert out of the garage for a few pics...
😃 :shock:

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THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:23:01Z
cleaned back windscreen and scuttle completely now,just a little bit of rust in the groves to remove, then just needs priming!
😃
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also paint stripped dash and sanded off, original colour looks to have been inca red.. under the bright red primer..
before..

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...after

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THEBOFFIN
2008-05-30T22:23:57Z
just got round to priming windscreen and dash after rust removal! 😃

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Lots of drilled holes under the dash! :shock: ...can anyone tell me which are the correct factory ones?...as i need to weld the rest up!

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pre67vw
2008-05-30T23:12:49Z
Nice work, keep us updated!! 😎
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
Etzhold1
2008-05-31T06:14:46Z
Nice work, keep us updated!!
one thing, I would remove these ! you will be surprised how it looks underneath, probebly surface rust, but if your car is painted these are the spots where it start showing rust after a few years !

Regards
Guido
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THEBOFFIN
2008-06-01T13:13:12Z
more pics, front qtr panels cleaned back and primed
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correct repro 4 finger front panel to replace two finger 67 one currently fitted...will be removing this carefully and putting it up for sale, if anyone needs a genuine solid vw one let me know!
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still unsure on colour...removed dash brace...still in original colour!...can anyone confirm if it's inca red??..looks like it make have a metalic fleck in it??..i thought it was a solid colour...can anyone confirm?
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Chris
2008-06-01T16:53:31Z
Nice work :wink:

Just one thing / question:-

The floorpan is RHD but has a LHD dash. Are you going to put a new dash in and convert it or do you have a LHD floorpan for it ?

Just being curious, (nosey :roll: )

Chris


A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
THEBOFFIN
2008-06-02T17:49:42Z
Hi

i did have a RHD oval dash...but decided to keep it as original as i can LHD, so i'm modifying the pan to LHD...much easier than a dash cut too! 😃
heb623
2008-06-02T18:18:00Z
When you like the perfect chassis for your car contact Eztzhold1!
He stil has a 1956 powdercoated chassis forr sale! :wink:


:twisted: ET

I ’ll never regret the things I did wrong!
I only regret the good things I did for the wrong people!
THEBOFFIN
2008-06-02T19:09:41Z
"heb623" wrote:

When you like the perfect chassis for your car contact Eztzhold1!
He stil has a 1956 powdercoated chassis forr sale! :wink:


:twisted: ET



saloon or cabrio one??!!
GKL 7
2008-06-02T19:53:43Z
"THEBOFFIN" wrote:


saloon or cabrio one??!!



They are the same thing! Aren't they
As far as a fifty goes the floor pan is no different,don't know too much about those modern cars 'tho. But i think you wiil find Guido's chassis will be ideal.
heb623
2008-06-02T20:24:35Z
That makes no difference for a cabrio out of 1956! 😳 😳
Chassisnumbers with the digits 15 in front are only used starting 1965!!!
So you must have a 6 digit chassis!

:twisted: ET
I ’ll never regret the things I did wrong!
I only regret the good things I did for the wrong people!
GKL 7
2008-06-02T20:35:30Z
Thanks for confirming that ET
I was sure they were the same.
But it's one of those open your mouth and put your foot in it, moments.
heb623
2008-06-02T20:44:44Z
Thank you very much George I am glad I could be of any assistance! :lol:
Btw can you send me a pic of yourself?
I know who you are but I can't put a face to it! :oops: :oops:

Alsways there to help!

:twisted: ET (the friendly one)


I ’ll never regret the things I did wrong!
I only regret the good things I did for the wrong people!
GKL 7
2008-06-02T20:55:27Z
I'm a shy sort of guy ET and always avoid the photographs. :lol: .
But try to see August '06 Volksworld.Ivan would not let me get away with it.
I'm picture with my car 😎 sort of ------- Beauty and the Beast.