So I just rescued this rag from the Daytona area and brought it back here to restore. Since Im new to the Emerald Coast scene, I dont have all of the contacts and resources I used to have when I…Continue
"Fortunately....I will miss this one!!! Wait for it....................I'll be in Germany beeches!!!!!! Gonna tour the Wolfsburg plant, Oktoberfest in Munich, Castles, euro rail, Oktoberfest in Munich....again!!!! So I hope you…"
"Welp, Ive been doing some research and have found some interesting peices of information. First of all, I learned that Volkawagen had some interesting assembly practices. Basically the 59 was a transition year. It held most of the integrity of…"
" I have VIN 2090399 and I think Rob has within the same month of Aug 58. Mine was not titled in Alabama but the owner called it a 59. My Florida title and insurance says 58. 58 = Aug. 1957 - Oct. 58 59 = Nov. 1958 -…"
"Yeah Daniel I agree that is a good thing also!! Helps keep the cost down because parts are considered "rare". When people start attaching "rare" and "hard to find" to a part or vdub then that usually means $$$.
"LOL@Earlyvwfanatic--narrowed beams/fuchs! That only bad thing is also a good thing as far as parts go too!
@Steve--if you have push buttons handles you are now looking at 60 model year bugs as both the 58/59's have the ice picks. Maybe the…"
"Yeah, the more I read the more i hear that VW jus built cars with every part on the shelf and sometimes previous year stuff would wind up on the new year and so forth. Definately not a purist and not looking to restore to original. But dang…"
"The only thing bad about bugs is that so many parts from different years fit other year cars. Unless you are a purist and are really concerned about having a period correct bug for resale or something I personally wouldn't stress it. They…"
"well now you guys got me wondering. The numbers match but do have it being manufactured in late 58. But the title clearly says 59 with the correct VIN. It does have push button handles while my 58 has the ice picks. So, WTF? where can i get some…"
"I was noticing the hood looked a little later and the door handles look to be push button from the pic. The fenders look like they have the proper turn signal placement. Plus me and Rob both have late 58's that the previous owner…"