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Post by DiggerD on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:16 pm

I'm sure some of you saw the wrecked 65 that James was parting out recently that was found in a chicken house. Well here is the other half of the story....

Got a call last weekend about two old beetles in a chicken house and a stash of misc parts. The story was, there were two beetles, a 65 and a 63. Both were one owner cars, the 65 had been rolled in an accident in 1971 and put into the barn. The 63 had been driven up to 92, then put in the barn where it has sat since then. Needless to say I was def interested, and called James to see if he wanted in on the deal. We went over and checked out both cars and a quick look at the parts. An offer was made and accepted, we went back home and got some tools and a tow bar, went back and got to work on moving them from where they had sat for all those years. We were able to get a full set of tires to hold air between the two and puled them home. Suprisingly both towed fine without any trouble other than the drums on the 65 getting a little hot on the trip. Once both were safely home, we went back and loaded a truck-full of misc parts. All this took about 4 hours I think! As some of you know, the 65 was parted out and gave new life to alot of other cars including the 63. The 63 will be my winter project and hopefully be on the road by next spring. Anyway this thread will document the build up as it progresses thru the year.

Here are some pics of the initial clean-up. I will post the pics of the extraction from the chicken house as soon as I figure out how the get them off my I-phone. Embarassed



Original stale-air 40 horse!















Original back seat was taken out and stored when the car was first bought. Should clean up nice! Wink





A nice bonus.....




More to come.......


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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Knumb Knucks on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Damn that's nice. Lucky you.
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Awesome!

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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:48 pm

looks good now slam it on some 17 inch smoothies
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Grifspop on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:54 pm

Real nice score! Looks like a solid project Very Happy
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by aircooledaddicts on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Thats awesome!! I would slam it the way it is Twisted Evil
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by vwtattooed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:44 pm

either clearcoat it or oil it, drop it and drive the fool out of it!!! looks awesome, congrats!!
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by zabo on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:05 pm

Nice yo!
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Post by sploval53 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:38 am

Me and will picked up that 65. Its about to get put back ok the rd too Bad ass car digger
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by type901 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:07 am

Sweet ride Digger. Can't wait for the updates.



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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:11 am

That is some sweet patina! Nice score!!!
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by shaky on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:11 am

I'll trade u a 58 that's disassembled Laughing Nice car.
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by tronview on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:18 pm

Yep it was a fun day getting those cars. The owner was a real nice guy once he got to know you. The greatest thing about him was that he could tell you a story about any little part you picked up in full detail. Here is a link to more pictures of the 63 shot one day after.

http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc214/tronview/1963%20Beetle%20CH/
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Grifspop on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:05 pm

Scroll down a bit on this Impala thread, check out what CLR and Scotchbrite does to surface rust- amazing! These guys knocked down the rust, then cleared over the original patina- Wow!

http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686&page=28
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by tronview on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:31 pm

CLR Kicks A$# It can also be used to remove 34 years of polish build-up.
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Freaking bad a$$ car Digger. Can't wait to see this one on the road.
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by DiggerD on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:47 pm

Thanks y'all, I can't wait to tear into this one and get it back on the road. Yeah, Pete that's funny that you posted that, I was reading that same thread last night. I am really thinking about doing the CLR thing after seeing how Skim's impala turned out.
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Grifspop on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:44 pm

DiggerD wrote:Thanks y'all, I can't wait to tear into this one and get it back on the road. Yeah, Pete that's funny that you posted that, I was reading that same thread last night. I am really thinking about doing the CLR thing after seeing how Skim's impala turned out.


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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by ping349n on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:20 pm

That is one bad ass looking ride! Great score and can't wait to see this on rolling!
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by DiggerD on Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:57 pm

Started working it down with CLR today. Not alot of original pearl white under there, but I am taking it slow until I decide at what stage I should leave it.











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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by tronview on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:19 am

Very cool. Digger
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Geib on Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:16 am

What an awesome patina
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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by Grifspop on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:07 am

Geib wrote:What an awesome patina

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Re: 63 Patina project "Tina"

Post by peregrine67 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:21 am

very nice car.
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Post by Jack's '68 Ghia on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:52 am

looks great Very Happy That tip on CLR is a great idea Exclamation Never thought about it working on a car finish Shocked
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