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#1 Posted : 30 May 2008 22:16:15(UTC)
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Hi All

here's my'ginger'!! BigGrin 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!

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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
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#3 Posted : 30 May 2008 22:17:56(UTC)
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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!



cleaned up



same on the other side,



some better views of the other areas, now she's on her side!




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!



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




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







keep watching, more pics and fnally some progress to come!
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#4 Posted : 30 May 2008 22:19:14(UTC)
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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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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! BigGrin
real lucky find...except for the price Blink ...well chuffed!..a long way off fitting it yet though!! Laugh


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pushed the vert out of the garage for a few pics...
BigGrin Blink




















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#7 Posted : 30 May 2008 22:23:01(UTC)
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cleaned back windscreen and scuttle completely now,just a little bit of rust in the groves to remove, then just needs priming!
BigGrin





also paint stripped dash and sanded off, original colour looks to have been inca red.. under the bright red primer..
before..



...after

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just got round to priming windscreen and dash after rust removal! BigGrin





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

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#9 Posted : 30 May 2008 23:12:49(UTC)
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Nice work, keep us updated!! Cool
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#10 Posted : 31 May 2008 06:14:46(UTC)
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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 !

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more pics, front qtr panels cleaned back and primed




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!


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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#12 Posted : 01 June 2008 16:53:31(UTC)
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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 RollEyes )

Chris

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


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#15 Posted : 02 June 2008 19:09:41(UTC)
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When you like the perfect chassis for your car contact Eztzhold1!
He stil has a 1956 powdercoated chassis forr sale! Wink


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saloon or cabrio one??!!
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#16 Posted : 02 June 2008 19:53:43(UTC)
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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.
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#17 Posted : 02 June 2008 20:24:35(UTC)
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That makes no difference for a cabrio out of 1956! Shame on you Shame on you
Chassisnumbers with the digits 15 in front are only used starting 1965!!!
So you must have a 6 digit chassis!

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#18 Posted : 02 June 2008 20:35:30(UTC)
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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.
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Thank you very much George I am glad I could be of any assistance! Laugh
Btw can you send me a pic of yourself?
I know who you are but I can't put a face to it! Blushing Blushing

Alsways there to help!

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#20 Posted : 02 June 2008 20:55:27(UTC)
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I'm a shy sort of guy ET and always avoid the photographs. Laugh .
But try to see August '06 Volksworld.Ivan would not let me get away with it.
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