|New "project" in front of the garage. After years of trying
to convince a old man to sell one of his VW cabriolets.
my work was rewarded, And i could bring home this treasure. The plan is to put it on hold for a while
(i need to fix my other projects first)
Then i will try to an original restoration, lets see if i can keep from adding more HP,better gearbox, disc brakes.
But I'm 100% sure that i will lower it all cars needs lowering :-)
|Her is the finding place. The car was scrapped in the early seventies, and was picked up by the latest owner from a scrap yard. Then the car spent some years in a small shed. But when the shed almost fell over the car it was dragged outside. And there it has spent the last five years.
|The top wasn't perfect to start with, and it has not become better in the outside.
|At least the rear window was intact, its the only "bent" glass on the car, and i guess it can be hard to get replacement for it. And you can see the rear seat backrest to, Cab special parts
|Green floor carpet.......
|Here is Åeke the last owner checking out the rescue work, when we had to drag the object up on the road, with left front wheel completely frozen.
|A quick check under the front hood did not bring out any big surprises.
|Except for this tag. After some cleaning up i could read a name and Stockholm. I checked the name in the phone book. And i gave it a try. And yes it was the first owner that bought the car new in 1956. He told me some stories about the car, i will convey them later. But he told me that he traded the cabriolet in 1962 for a new VW with a sunroof not an upgrade exactly..
|Petri steering wheel is missing the horn button, otherwise i guess its the best part of the interior.
|The underside needs some attention, but as far as i can see I'm the first one the will do rust repair,
|Front of the car
|Indicators are worth the weight in gold as i understand it, and i have one (almost) :-) After this picture was taken i removed it and with some oil i got it working like new.
|The interior looks a bit better when the grass was removed.
|Some hot wrenching and oil and the top started to move again.
|Looking good or what. now i only have to find a donator car, or a lot of NOS VW steel parts. And yes i have to fix the other project's first.... ;-)
|Found this label from Scania Bilar on the inside on the glove box, its from the company that sold the car back in 56.
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