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Archive for March, 2010

Target Bug

26 Mar

While surfing around, I found this ’63 Beetle. I think it’s the same color-combo as mine. This is where I want to go with my restoration:

 
 

Start the Title Document Process

22 Mar

Off to the Lee County Tag Office, with Bill of Sale in-hand. Fork over $37.19 and I have a tag for the ’63 Sedan.  That gives me ONE Bill of Sale, and ONE Tag Registration. So next year when I renew my tag registration, I’ll have all the pieces necessary to apply for a long-lost Document of Title.

I have a Bill of Sale for the 1966 Convertible, but I’m not sure I need to get a tag until I evaluate whether or not it can be salvaged.

 
 

PARTS – Front Grill

21 Mar

Bought my first bug part today. A front horn grill. Is it ‘grill’ or ‘grille’? Not sure. I like ‘grille’ more; ‘grill’ sounds like BBQ. Anyway, got it off of eBay from VWParts4Sale.com

Driver-side fender Grille that covers the horn.

Add $10.98 to the bug bill.

 
 

Birth Certificate for the little fellow

20 Mar

If you go to the Volkswagen AutoMuseum and fill-in their Certificate Generator (oh, and remit 35 Euros), they will research your little hobby car, and send you a birth certificate that tells when your car was made, where is was shipped, and what options were included.

More info can be found in this thread at TheSamba.com

Is it really necessary (and worth the money)? Maybe not. Depends on how much you want to know about your car, its history, and its original color-scheme/engine/configuration/etc. Since I want to try and keep it original, I’m curious to see if there’s something about Beevis that I don’t already know.

 

Do the Samba

20 Mar

One of the better resources on the web for Volkswagen information has to be TheSamba.com. I signed up today. Accounts are free, and there is a huge amount of information available with the technical data that’s warehoused on the site, and through the forums where other Volkswagen owners ask/answer every imaginable questions.