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November 6, 2007 1:55 PM   Subscribe

West Coast Classic Restoration specializes in restoring vintage Volkswagens and Porsches, and they have lots of photos of their restoration process.
posted by fandango_matt (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Slug Bug!
posted by y2karl at 2:00 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it's nice to see some of the paint prep and before and after photos. Its easy to forget how much work goes into a proper re-paint.

Thanks for the link!
posted by wfrgms at 2:01 PM on November 6, 2007


Great link... thanks!
posted by BobFrapples at 2:27 PM on November 6, 2007


These folks love what they do! I can only imagine the pride one gets after finishing one of these restorations.
posted by ericb at 3:21 PM on November 6, 2007


this one looks pretty similar to my '66 beetle - inside & out - although my side panels are white & i've got whitewall tyres.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:24 PM on November 6, 2007


This makes me sad for the parade of ratty classic cars I have owned and failed to restore beyond a new set of floor mats.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 3:27 PM on November 6, 2007


What a great car. 2-door, rear-engine, air-cooled station wagon. I've always loved classic porsches and some vw's. I love 911s, but not the beetles. Even though they're closely related.
posted by ninjew at 4:10 PM on November 6, 2007


My buddy had a 1977 Porsche 912. It broke down constantly. (read as: constantly), it was such a complete piece of shit, it actually tainted my view of the entire manufacturer for years afterwards.

Volkswagen on the other hand, and despite my owning a really, really awful Fox, has managed to stay on my good side. I'd love to pick up one of the classic Beetles, but I've got too many damn project cars already.
posted by quin at 5:12 PM on November 6, 2007


Ach, make that 1967.
posted by quin at 5:14 PM on November 6, 2007


Sigh. Just makes me remember how much work I have to do on my '73 Super. They do nice work though.
posted by octothorpe at 5:45 PM on November 6, 2007


if classic VW restoration is your thing, check out VW+VW1500, one man's ongoing journey of his restoration of a lovely 1962
VW 1500 Karmann-Ghia. i'm consistently amazed at his determination and success in tracking down 45-year-old OEM parts.
posted by the painkiller at 11:10 AM on November 7, 2007


http://www.gunnarracing.com/project/index.htm

this is a better version of this post.
posted by hatchetjack at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2007


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