I just bought a professionally rebuilt and complete 1600cc engine to go into a 74 standard beetle my son is working on for $900.00. With it came a 73 super beetle that a local car club was restoring. The club wanted to move on to another project and needed the space. The problem is that everything except the wiring harness has been removed from the body so that the car could be painted. I got it in the primer stage.
Originally we were not going to do anything with the car since we only needed the engine but now we would like to restore it since the club has it in exellent condition. My question is this. Is there a site or other resource that would guide us in reassembling the thousands of peices of this car? Incidentally, it is an atuo stick and we want to put one of our manual transmissions in it. Is that a fairly straightforward swap or something I should avoid? Thanks for any help or advice.