Sweet find. If it were me though, I'd wash it, get it "Road Worthy," and drive it. Looks very good the way it is, but to each their own right?? Good luck with the project bro, and WELCOME HOME!!!!
I hate to see these great cars chopped up into bajas. I vote for keeping 'er Volkswagen Bug all the way.
Yeah, If you want to drive off road get a jeep or something.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I am supposed to leave for Afghanistan tomorrow for a few weeks, so I have been going over her to see what she needs. The door panels were shot so I took them off yesterday. She still has original VW doors, I am assuming they are both hers. Her fenders are original VW fenders as well, nice and thick. The only real "body" problem, it looks like someone walked up the hood and walked around on the roof. I am still leaning towards the Baja look though. If I make her Baja, she will definitely be a street Baja, as in no off roading. I really love the look of Baja bugs, but since she is so complete, I am thinking of making my '72 a Baja and just restoring the '68.
Been awhile since I have been on the internet. Last night I crossed the point of no return. I bought a Sawzall from Home Depot and cut the back of the bug off. The rear end has been mocked up for a Baja, complete with fenders and the vent wing thing that goes under the window. All I need to do now is cut the front and drill and install the front pieces. I have lots and lots of pictures of the process up to this point. I'll post them when I get the chance. Once the entire mock up is done, she will be ready for painting. Hopefully by the end of this summer, she will be on the road.
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