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1963 Beetle build

Post by SkyDawg on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:30 pm

I finally got a shop built to start working on my bug that is in desperate need of work. I will post as many pics as I can as I work on it and make progress. This is my first build and build thread so any advice and help is greatly appreciated. There is already a previous build thread on this bug on thesamba by the PO.

Here is what I have done so far:



Where it was being housed while my shop was being built


Shop finally complete












Driver side


Passenger side. A pillars are shot


Fenders off






Gas tank out

I have taken all of the chassis bolts out and have disconnected the steering column. Hopefully I will be getting a metal table to put the body on along with some metal cabinets for the shop. Does any one have any tips on replacing the A pillars and holes in the wheel wells? -Skydawg

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Re: 1963 Beetle build

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:55 am

Awesome glad to see you finally tearing it apart!

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Post by SkyDawg on Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Awesome glad to see you finally tearing it apart!
Thanks man. Ragtop is still available Wink

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Post by SkyDawg on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:27 pm

The Boeing plant around here is shutting down so I was able to bid on some items for the shop. I won six cabinets, six work tables, and some push carts along with a few vises that are installed on the tables.

Here's a pic of the tables and a few of the cabinets before I started organizing the shop.

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Post by SkyDawg on Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Got around to disconnecting the rest of the parts needed to take the body off (steering column, intakes etc). The tables I won came in handy:








Got rust? Does any one use this forum any more?

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Post by Hobug on Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:42 pm

There are a few of us who still check out the forums regularly.
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Post by SkyDawg on Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:46 pm

Hobug wrote:There are a few of us who still check out the forums regularly.
Ok cool. I will continue adding posts here.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:50 pm

Even on the samba activity in the forums is way down

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