Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T15:51:23Z
Hello,
My name is Ray, and this is my first post to pre67vw. I wanted to introduce myself to the community, and let you know what I am working on.
Currently in the garage is my second Beetle I have owned. Its a 1967 Sunroof Bug. VIN is 117435420. Its original color is one of the several red colors, I am not for sure because it has been painted before, but the inside looks like Ruby Red?
Anyways, I am somewhat new to the VW scene. I owned my first 69 Beetle several years ago and rebuilt it from a wreck, where the previous owner took the ditch and bent the front axle and destroyed most the passenger side front body.
I restored from the frame up a 1970 Chevelle during those years, so I am not new to the restoration world, just somewhat new to VW. So this 67' Bug is the earliest VW I have owned thus far. Can the pre67vw community give me some advice on restoring this car?
I would like to restore this beetle so that it would be as stock as possible. I don't have an engine for it, so I was thinking of upgrading from the 1500 single to a 1776 Dual. I am not going concours, but want it to look stock. I will be driving it somewhat daily, so that is why I want the larger motor, for the long Oklahoma freeways.
Is there any way I can tell by a code what the exact original body color was? I have been thinking of changing the color, but this car has no documentation, so I think unless there is a color code, I will be changing the color to another other than red.
One last thing for now, can any of you VW experts tell me anything interesting about my bug by looking at the VIN number? I see that it is an early 67', possibly made in Dec 66 through early 67'. Is the sunroof a rare option for a 67? Is there anything particularly unique to a 67 that I should be aware of? Thanks alot!

Ray

Here is a link to view photos of the Beetle:

https://www2.snapfish.co...k/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/ 
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Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T16:00:19Z
If the link to the photos doesn't work please let me know. I am uploading them to a different image hosting site, so I can post HTML thumbnails to the forum.
GKL 7
2010-10-02T16:00:28Z
Welcome Ray:d
JD
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2010-10-02T16:02:50Z
Welcome.

It can only be Ruby Red according to this...

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/colors/bug67.htm 

Chassis numbers are here...

https://www.pre67vw.com/Production/ 

I´d restore it to the original colour.
And almost everything on a 67 is one year only!
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T16:10:57Z
Here are some test links to photos, disregard if links don't work:

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Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T16:18:31Z
JD wrote:

Welcome.

It can only be Ruby Red according to this...

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/colors/bug67.htm 

Chassis numbers are here...

https://www.pre67vw.com/Production/ 

I´d restore it to the original colour.
And almost everything on a 67 is one year only!



Thanks for some info. Is there any particular reason why I should restore it to Ruby Red? Will it be more valuable? Is Ruby Red a rare color? Is there a color code on the VIN plate? Thanks
Ray67sunroof
JD
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2010-10-02T16:27:55Z
I guess it´s ok to change the colour if you are really stripping the car completely (as I see from the pictures). A lot of people like to have a correct colour for the year though.
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T16:33:25Z
JD wrote:

I guess it´s ok to change the colour if you are really stripping the car completely (as I see from the pictures). A lot of people like to have a correct colour for the year though.



My last beetle (69') was a red beetle as well. I love how a red beetle looks, but I am thinking of going with a white color, or light blue color. Anyways, I bought the car as you see it now. It was a Texas car that sat in a barn for years, then the previous owner brought it to Oklahoma and it sat in his barn after he tore it down, for another ten years. The body is 99% rust free with the exception being the lower rear passenger side inner fender well. It has about a 1 inch rust hole. Thats it. It came with new floor pans also. I only paid $350 for it. I thought I couldn't lose for only $350.
Ray67sunroof
2010-10-02T16:37:12Z
JD wrote:

Welcome.

It can only be Ruby Red according to this...

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/colors/bug67.htm 

Chassis numbers are here...

https://www.pre67vw.com/Production/ 

I´d restore it to the original colour.
And almost everything on a 67 is one year only!



According to this page: https://www.pre67vw.com/colours/default.aspx?cg=1  It can be several different reds.
Boris1966
2010-11-16T17:53:07Z
Hi and welcome!
I have a 1966 Java green and a 1967 lotus White beetle. The '67 is new to me so just finding out more about the 'one year only' stuff!
I personally feel that if you maintain the original colour of the car then you maintain the 'spirit' of it! After all..... Someone sprayed it that colour in the factory 43 years ago..... I kinda like that thought! Good luck with the rebuild! So great to have another beetle owner join the club!
X Leane :0)