I finally got the weather and my schedule to cooperate, and I went back to Alabama to pick up the second of my bugs: a 1966 Convertible. In rough condition. There are some parts here and there to be salvaged (like a motor, maybe, and a transaxle) but most of this vehicle is lost, I’m afraid. I’m going to use it as a practice dummy, and test some repair skills on this one before I work on the ’63.
Received a couple of kick panels that go under the rear seats. These were from 1963 Bug, and look to be in good condition. Purchased from a member of TheSamba.com website.
Add $40.00 to the Beevis Bill(tm).
Here’s an interesting photo, from the Port of Everett (Washington). It’s a bunch (gaggle? flock? covey? plague?) of beetles coming in the country in 1963. I wish the photo were in color. And notice how the cars have been stripped of their hubcaps? Kind of like taking off your shoes to board a plane, nowadays, I guess. I wonder if there’s a box of hubcaps inside each of these VWs?
I bought some heater vent covers and retaining clips off of TheSamba.com. Getting bug parts in the mail is just like Christmas. A rustier, dirtier Christmas.
Not sure what color they should be. Black? Gray? Should they match the carpet? Pearl White, like the body? Don’t know yet.
Add $40.75 to the Bug Bill.