It’s been awhile since I updated anything about the 1965 Rat Beetle. Moving slowly forward but hopefully it can be ready for Safety Inspection this spring/summer.
All of the old (complete!) brake system was thrown in the thrash and replaced with brand new parts. New shocks all around too. New wheel bearings. New hoses, brakelines and every nut/bolt is new in the brakesystem. Fenders have been removed for clean up and new blackbody/ship paint applied to underside. Going to be re-installed with new bolts and seals, anti rust wax etc.
Engine have been worked on also, valves adjusted, new oilsump/gaskets, new: sparkplugs, dist.cap, ignition coil and wiring, rotor, condensator, restored Solex 30-pict carb, new fuel lines everywhere, new exhaust system and all gaskets, restored 12v generator and new Bosch charge relay and 12v generator stand, new fan belt and pulley, new throttle cable etc.
That’s it for now! Next up is transmission overhaul and then test start the engine for first time in 20 years…
A Ruby red 1965 VW type 1 Beetle. Solid project, not much rust at all. Will get new paint and interior, engine overhauled, new chrome trim, new rubber seals and new brake system and more. Pics coming soon and maybe a simple video serie on the YouTube channel. Stay tuned!
Restored this original VW Sperrwolf shifter lock awhile back. New keys, new paint and new zinc plating. This was an option that costed extra when you bought it new, but in return you got cheaper car insurence. Because the car was now harder to steal!
Want your restored or have one for sale? Let me know: email@example.com
This is a well built portable/wireless modern stereo in a cool retro suitcase. It has loud speakers with lots of bass, aux/mp3 connection for smartphone. USB connection lso. Volume button, treble, bass etc adjustment. Built in charger and battery so this can play wireless on the beach or at a meeting/event for 10 hours without charging. We have built suitcase stereos since 2007.
Want a stereo like this? A ready to play “standard stereo/suitcase” like this would cost around $300 or 290 Euros. Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And we will start building your retro dream stereo…
John McBride is the owner of this cool 1964 beetle. Except driving and enjoying this ride he is looking for a rack to mount the longboard on. If you have any cool rack, drop us a line at: info[@]maindrive.org or write on the Facebook page directly: http://www.facebook.com/maindrivee
This is the story of my old 1950 splitwindow Beetle. When found it was basicly just a rolling shell with all the parts stuffed inside of it. So it needed alot of work to get rolling again. The first thing to do was cleaning it out and wash the chassi and put a new fresh coat of undersealing on it. The old front beam was takeon out (saved) same thing with the transmission. It was some early 1940’s KDF parts on it, like steeringbox and door handles, very cool and rare! The old transmission was swaped out for a more modern with syncrozied gears, so a custom made bracket for fiting the new trans was needed. New bushings, new adjustable torsionarms and lowered shocks, 2 splines lowered on the torsion. The frontend got a brandnew fronbeam with dual adjusters and narrowed 6 inches. New CB performance dropped spindles, new flipped tie-rods, all new brakes all around. All windows got new rubber seals. Engine was an almost brand new industrial engine, 30hp! This car runned great on the road and never a problem with it. I had to sell it in 2009 when I got the chance to buy a Samba bus project instead. The split is now in Italy at a VW collector. Apparently it’s a super rare car in Italy, only 2 know to exist in their country, cool! Guess they just have Fiats and Ferraris there, I feel sorry for them.