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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
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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.
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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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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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:59 pm

Finally started working on the beetle again. I'm in middle of putting in a new wiring harness, new fuel lines, and putting in a correct steering column/ steering wheel. I also have all my locks in California getting rekeyed and cleaned up.


Imageoval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

I cleaned/degreased the front trunk and you can now see some original paint.

ImageOval by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

I got the later steering column/wheel out. I wasn't planning on doing this immediately but I was able to find the correct parts and I already had the gas tank out.

My plan is to get the car back running with new fuel lines and electrical system. Once I have everything the way I want it I'm going to pull the motor, clean it up, adjust valves, oil change, put in a new clutch, new tranny mounts, flush tranny/new fluid, and put in new rubbers between the body and engine.

My plan is to make this car a solid driver and enjoy it the way it is for a while. I might clean coat the exterior for now. I don't know what I am going to do interior wise but the red dash is making me crazy.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Raj » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:56 pm

NIce.... this is perfect weather to wrench! good for you!
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:48 pm

I finally got the oval steering column and steering wheel in. Also making progress on the wiring harness

ImageMaking progress by Steven Cronin, on Flickr
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Re: 57 oval

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:44 pm

Steve. Do you still have this?
I got an email for someone looking for a specific car.
I think it was your cars previous owners son.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:53 pm

Yup. Haven’t done much work to it. Been busy with work
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:04 pm

Finally getting back into the swing of things after barely touching this car for almost 2 years.

I sold my bus last spring to help buy a home in Long Beach. After months of working on the house it was time to work on my 2 car garage. The previous owners used the garage as a home gym so two walls had to come down.

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ImageIMG_5512 by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5524 by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6055 by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

Ive been going through the beetle for the past two night and ordering parts. What a difference not having to drive 30 minutes to work on your car. This is the first time in 5 years I have lived with my VW.

Two years ago the beetle was running. I am almost done with a new wiring harness. After I am going to go through the fuel and brake systems. I want to get smaller tires before I put the car back on the road
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Re: 57 oval

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:30 am

Kick ass. So amped to see this thing getting back on the road.
Having a garage at home makes life SO much nicer too.
Garage looks like a nice space, I need to do a floor like that in mine.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby elrockk » Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:15 pm

very nice
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Raj » Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:11 am

Yeah baby!
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:12 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Kick ass. So amped to see this thing getting back on the road.
Having a garage at home makes life SO much nicer too.
Garage looks like a nice space, I need to do a floor like that in mine.


Thanks. Floor is very easy to install. Was going to go with the bare concrete but it was in worse shape then I thought. The floor tiles are just a band aid


elrockk wrote:very nice


Thanks
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:18 pm

Been trying to get into the garage at least an hour a night a couple days a week.

Pulled the engine and cleaned the engine bay today. Tomorrow i am pulling the trans. While I have everything out I will be doing the following

Engine
- fuel lines
- spark plug wires
- new clutch
- checking valves/points
- oil change
- cleaning the tins
- new battery cables
- Rubber around engine

Trans
- all new mounts
- new ground strap
- replacing fluid
- case cleanup

Before

ImageIMG_6073 by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

After

ImageIMG_6076 by Steven Cronin, on Flickr

Used an electric pressure washer on low and elbow grease. Some OG paint was hiding

I am waiting on a bunch of parts to come in. Every night the list of parts i have to order keeps growing.
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Tom » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:21 am

Couple of thoughts, maybe its just me but I like the look of the big tires. Do they rub ?

Also I have a friend who had his garage floor epoxied and it came out amazing and is wasn't that expensive.

Enjoy the ride !
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Re: 57 oval

Postby Raj » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:15 pm

good for you bud! That what I do as well... chip away as I can.

Love to see anything Oval!
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Re: 57 oval

Postby nyr208 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:55 am

Tom wrote:Couple of thoughts, maybe its just me but I like the look of the big tires. Do they rub ?

Also I have a friend who had his garage floor epoxied and it came out amazing and is wasn't that expensive.

Enjoy the ride !


Yes, the big tires rub when making tight turns. I have been debating trying to use spacers instead of going to stock tires. Going to have to think about it.




Raj wrote:good for you bud! That what I do as well... chip away as I can.

Love to see anything Oval!


Thanks, hopefully Ill be able to post another update this weekend.
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