1978 VW Beetle Convertible Project

1978 VW Beetle Convertible Project

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My 1978 VW Beetle Convertible

Well here it is...

It was listed as stripped ready to be painted. Well that's some that true. Here's one of the boxes of parts that came with the car. At least it was a Texas car for a long time. Rust not to bad. Good heater channels and the floor pans are ok - for now but will need to be replaced in the near future.

The engine was running. So thats a good thing. It orignally came with a fuel injected engine. The engine in the car is a 1968 1500cc engine as best I can tell from the engine code.

I've replaced the following so far:

Wheel cylinders, Wheel Bearings, Brake hardware, Brake drums, C.V. Joints, All fuel lines, Hazard flasher relay

I've got NEW items still to install: Turn signals, Rear Brake lights.

Waiting on New Fuel pump and gas tank hardware.

There's a small rust hole at the top of the pasinger side wheel well what will have to be welded.

12/16/2010 Parts arrive. Guess who is getting VW parts for christmas from the wife. ME.

More to come ---------