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13 years ago
Here comes another one :shock: :d

for now I only have this picture, later this afternoon I´ll have more pictures.

It´s preaty rusted but it was so cheap that I said "what the hell, bring it on!!" :lol:

Hope you like it.

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13 years ago
I see Coimbra on the paperwork,i visited the town one year when i was on holiday.What a beautiful little place.:d
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13 years ago
Yes I agree '50 Karmann a very nice city :wink:

A bit of the history of the '57:

The person that sold me the car, had some health problems back when he bought it in 1984 and he never got to drive it! So it´s been siting in the same spot since then, that´s why it is in so bad shape.

The engine is ok because, not many years ago he fired it up several times.

Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures my mobile is shi...

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13 years ago
two more...

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Tomorrow I´ll pick it up and bring it home :wink:


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59 Ragtop
13 years ago

Good luck with the project. Great another survivor isnt disappearing...

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13 years ago
WOW :shock:

It came home today... it is a dead project from the beginning :?

I have never such a rusted Vw in my life, there is no sheet of metal that isn't rusted :evil:

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I think we can only save the chassis tunel gearbox and engine :cry:

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13 years ago
:shock:
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:shock: :shock:
It's hard to say what my girlfriend does for a living...

...She sells sea shells on the sea shore!

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@54 Gertie & VW Stan, you think it´s :shock: :shock: ?!?!?

wait a second I will post here the pics I got today 😞 ...


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I had the afternoon to check out the rest of the car :? it´s not good...

I started to remove all the trash inside and found the original color (metalic blue) and more rust.

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Then oppened the door and it fell on the floor :cry:

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the interior had all kind of sh#*+ and no floor panels :lol: :lol:

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When I say no floorpans I kid you not :? I went in and my foot just sunk in the rust :lol: :lol: :roll: :cry:

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The rust even went under the side panel trim...

found the original upfolstry under a odd looking covers on the side panels

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After alot of work, I was able to unlock the four wheels, the brakes were almost welded :evil:

Fitted some wheels, just because it is easier to move the car arround.

Now I seriously do not know what to do... I have all the correct papers for the car, but am not sure if it is worth the trouble to fix it :? :?

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54 Gertie
13 years ago
:shock:

Im sorry, but I have never never seen a door this bad :lol: Sorry :oops:

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Good luck! :beer:


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"Chin up", The heater control knob looks ok :lol:
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:lol: :d

I think tomorrow I will put all the parts together and store it for while, until I get my '73 restored, then I will think about it.

I do like the car a lot, but it´s just not a priority... :?


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Took a few minutes to check out the original interior side panels, ugly 80's :lol: 😎

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13 years ago
That is repaireble...this oval 55was even worse rusted and now rest in pieces.

I opened the door and the door fell of...as with the doorpillar :shock:

And speaking of no Floor...see how the seat is clinched? That because the floor is gone.

It gave me a hard time to haul that one home.  HPIM2057 kl.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.


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