'66 Standard Barn Find

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'66 Standard Barn Find

Post by DjEep » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:49 am

Picked up my new project today. It's awesome! Got it on the lift and got a good look underneath, nary a pinhole in the pan! PB'd everything on the brakes and fleshed out an estimate on getting rolling. Went through the engine stuff... man those jugs are thin on a 1300-1600cc "upgrade"!

Can't wait to clean it up tomorrow, gonna shine up that un-cut dash and SapphireIII. Anyone know what'll help bring out/protect a nice patina?
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:10 am

DjEep wrote:Picked up my new project today. It's awesome! Got it on the lift and got a good look underneath, nary a pinhole in the pan! PB'd everything on the brakes and fleshed out an estimate on getting rolling. Went through the engine stuff... man those jugs are thin on a 1300-1600cc "upgrade"!

Can't wait to clean it up tomorrow, gonna shine up that un-cut dash and SapphireIII. Anyone know what'll help bring out/protect a nice patina?
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Wax it. Might take some of the patina off the patina, but not to worry.
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by DjEep » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 am

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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by DjEep » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:23 am

Anyone know anything about that steering wheel? It has a gold coach in the center, looks pretty vintage.

Edit: According to theSamba, that wheel is an EMPI VDM w/ coach button, worth more than I paid for the bug! Shweeet!
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by zabo » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:58 pm

looks great. to I'd probably do a light high grit wet sand and then polish & wax
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 pm

DjEep wrote:Anyone know anything about that steering wheel? It has a gold coach in the center, looks pretty vintage.

Edit: According to theSamba, that wheel is an EMPI VDM w/ coach button, worth more than I paid for the bug! Shweeet!
By all means . . . sell that thing then.
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by DjEep » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:14 pm

zabo wrote: I'd probably do a light high grit wet sand and then polish & wax
Werd. Will do.
Amskeptic wrote:By all means . . . sell that thing then.
Make the check out to "Cash" :colors:
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by hambone » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:25 pm

Lucky bastard with that fancy lift.
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Post by DjEep » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Funny thing is, when I'm working on something I really like and want to put extra extra care into, like the gorgeous original seafoam green '62 I was finishing a top-end rebuild on today, I find myself lying on the ground to tighten the exhaust clamps and whatnot. I think its a semi-conscious throwback to my curb-wrench roots.
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by dingo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 am

Nice find there bubba ! my only qualms with type 1 is that you cant spontaneously lie on your back and shimmy underneath to take a look at stuff...
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Post by hambone » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:45 am

If you limbo...but it's tuff with a winter gut.
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Post by DjEep » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:42 am

dingo wrote:Nice find there bubba ! my only qualms with type 1 is that you cant spontaneously lie on your back and shimmy underneath to take a look at stuff...
The Ghia has a clutch cable that likes to walk loose. (early style lock-nut-wanting arm, but with a wingnut that slowly spins off) I have lock-nuts on the shelf, but for some reason, I just let it be. Call it an accepted quirk and a sacrifice to the VW gods to shimmy my self under there, face half in the pavement, to adjust it every couple of weeks.

Haven't had a chance to play with the bug this week, too busy with the Ghia.
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:48 pm

DjEep wrote:
dingo wrote:Nice find there bubba ! my only qualms with type 1 is that you cant spontaneously lie on your back and shimmy underneath to take a look at stuff...
The Ghia has a clutch cable that likes to walk loose. (early style lock-nut-wanting arm, but with a wingnut that slowly spins off) I have lock-nuts on the shelf, but for some reason, I just let it be. Call it an accepted quirk and a sacrifice to the VW gods to shimmy my self under there, face half in the pavement, to adjust it every couple of weeks.

Haven't had a chance to play with the bug this week, too busy with the Ghia.
Snag a dremel with a good sized stone wheel. Lightly chamfer in a shallow *vertical* slot with a shallow vee profile on the walls. The wingnut will find the slot, wingnut.
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Re: '66 Standard Barn Find

Post by DjEep » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:33 pm

Thought of that, but at that point I might as well just put the correct locknut on...
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