Oh cannot wait for the day I get my pride and joy back on the road for 2016. The way things are going right now it may be off the road for 2016. I am refurbishing the 1964 chassis and need left and right floor pans. I want the good 18 gauge OEM quality pans and right now they have been backordered until mid-May…
Not too happy with the way my project is going, I should have started sourcing the parts back in Oct or Nov of 2015.
Here we go with an update, the best cruising we had in 2015;
was in the fall…. yeah go figure!
The summer of 2015 wasn’t the greatest. It was a cool and wet summer, but…
Well, a Canadian first was still driving the Buggy into the November! Usually by the end of October, it would have been winterized in the garage, up on blocks and the engine pickled, ready for the long cold winter ahead of us. Check out some of the last Indian Summer cruise nights of 2015.
Then mid November and the end of December 2015…
I made the sad decision to start ripping #BadManxBuggy apart and separate the body from the chassis. Separating the body from the chassis was a slow cautious process not to damage the paint job. Once everything was disconnected such as the fuel lines, electrical and all the bolts in the body were removed, I started inching the body off the chassis.
My son James and I built a wooden frame to support the body before hoisting it upward. Right now it is sitting inches away from rolling the chassis out from underneath it.
Now, I am in the process of sourcing the parts to restore the 1964 chassis. The Canadian dollar and shipping costs are killing me. I found what I need from http://www.cip1.ca — but, unfortunately one side of the floor panels are on backorder until middle of April.
Check out the progress so far, I will keep you posted on the progress and once the parts have been delivered…
“Once More: The Story of VIN 903847” is the incredible true story of a ’55 Volkswagen Beetle that travelled the world 3 time, and the owners whose lives it touched. We recently sat down with the Oscar nominated director of the film, Hubert Davis, to chat about how the documentary came about and what the research process was like for such an expansive story.
Watch the movie here:
Or read it from here:
Author: VW Canada
Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada.
Wow… a fascinating story of one Volkswagen, that would interest any fan… Das Auto…