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57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:47 pm

I just brought home a 57 oval window. It is a bit of a Frankenstein vehicle. it is sitting on a 69 irs pan. it is very solid only area that needs attention is the passenger side pan.I will probably sand down some of the car to get down to original paint and get rid of the boat light, giant tires and roll cage. Eventually I will get the fenders fixed

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin,

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr
1966 13 window bus
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Raj » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:32 am

I'd roll the crap out it! Are you keep it this fully body baja theme? ( tires).
Dont forget that if you lower it, it will use a Ball Joint front end now.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:55 pm

Not really sure what I exactly want to do with it. I went last week to get it registered and it’s going to take the DMV 5 weeks to get me plates. They are backed up from the pandemic. Once I get it completely registered and inspected I will finalize a game plan. I have some wiring issues to sort out before I can pass inspection.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Tom » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:17 am

Its a safety inspection, I'd be surprised if they even look at it. For $10 it's not worth their time.
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:24 am

I know I still have to get seatbelts in and the front headlights working
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Tom » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:26 pm

I know this sounds weird but I kinda like the boat light on the hood.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:22 pm

When I got the car it had some shifting issues. I ran a new clutch cable and gave it an adjustment and that seemed to do the trick. Im probably going to need a new clutch sooner rather than later. I got this aftermarket over sized nut and it made life so much easier.

https://kaferlab.com/collections/vw-clu ... s-thing-t3

I went to put a batwing steering wheel on and noticed someone must have put in a later steering column so that is going to have to get swapped out.

I'm still waiting on the license plates from Albany, once I get them i'm going to get the car inspected and put some miles on it before the snow comes. This winter I want to do the following

- Por 15 the pans or replace the pans
- Clear coat the exterior of the body
- put a new wiring harness in
- new fuel lines
- swap out steering column
- new speedo. Either going stock or the link below
https://www.vwispwest.com/211018050?p=YzE9MjMx
- Gauge cluster? Since I'm going to redo the wiring harness I might put in a gauge cluster underneath the radio
https://kaferlab.com/collections/gauge- ... ezel-mount
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Raj » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:52 pm

Nice!
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:15 pm

After almost 6 weeks I received my license plates from the DMV. The previous owner thought there was some shifting issues turns out all it needed was a new clutch cable and Bowden tube. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
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